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  •  An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
     An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
    General news2 months ago

    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers

    An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition’s Round of 32 Men’s fixtures.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC, Enugu versus Heartland FC, Owerri game will hold on Aug. 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

    Benin.

    Kickoff is 4.00 p.

    m.

    Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash, after handing Heartland a back-to-back defeat at the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

    The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day.

    They will therefore take this game as a make-or-break affair, as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet.

    NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018. In another round of 32 fixtures, two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode. The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants, the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game.

    However, on recent form, Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1-1 draw in Aba, before edging the reverse fixture at home 2-1 in the 20212022 NPFL season.

    ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES (MEN) Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret– Enugu – (030822) – 2 00 p.

    m. Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes– Ijebu-Ode – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Doma United Vs Lobi Stars– Jos – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders– Nnewi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Rangers Int’l Vs Heartland FC– Benin City – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC– Aba – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United– Makurdi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Remo Stars Vs Akwa United– Enugu – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kogi United Vs Kanta United– Minna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation – Abuja – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars – Kaduna – (030822) – 2.00 p.

    m. Fulfill FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors– Gombe – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists– Abuja – (030822) – 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC– Ilorin – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United– Kaduna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. .

    Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES (WOMEN) Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD) Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels – Benin City – 040822 – 4 00 p.

    m. Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons – Jos – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens – Makurdi – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens – Owerri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies – Warri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens – Abuja – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD).


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The battle for a national title and a 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup ticket heightens this weekend as competition in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup enters the round of 64 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the annual national football competition began on Tuesday with the preliminary round fixtures The qualifiers have now advanced to the round of 64 to face some of the seeded teams which include several former national FA Cup and Federation Cup winners Those in this category include the likes of Enyimba International of Aba Niger Tornadoes of Minna Lobi Stars of Makurdi Rangers International of Enugu and Heartland FC of Owerri Others are El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri Wikki Tourists of Bauchi Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Nasarawa United of Lafia They are also clubsides whose campaign in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL failed to yield either the title or a ticket to play on the continent next season Now they have to contend with the likes of Gombe United Sunshine Stars of Akure Katsina United Akwa United of Uyo Kwara United of Ilorin and Abia Warriors of Umuahia They will all jostle for the remaining continental club competition ticket with the contest becoming stiffer with the surprise element brought into it by the so called underdogs Just like last year when Nigeria National League NNL side Bayelsa United of Yenagoa won the competition the lower league sides are like a red light to the top flight sides This time around 26 NNL sides as well as 15 Nationwide League One NLO and 15 non league clubs began the contest with 17 NPFL sides Nine of them dropped out in the preliminary round leaving behind 64 for the first round to be played on Saturday Sunday and Monday across the country With the likes of NPFL champions Rivers United of Port Harcourt Jos based Plateau United and Ikenne based Remo Stars who already have continental competition tickets still being involved a hell of a fight looms From the fixtures the biggest of the battles should be in Owerri and Ikenne going by the status of the teams involved However with the surprise element usually associated with every Cup competition anything can happen In the women s competition defending champions Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa will still remain the favourites to claim the title going by their new status They won the 20212022 Nigeria Women Football League NWFL Premiership and still look good enough to maintain their dominance But Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt will be looking to emulate their state owned counterparts Rivers United who have now been reaping several benefits for winning a national title Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia Delta Queens of Asaba and Edo Queens of Benin are also seeking national relevance and the Cup competition can offer them a route to that NAN reports that while the men s competition will see qualifiers advancing to the Round of 32 the women s competition offers passage into the Round of 16 THE FIXTURES Round of 64 Men Bayelsa United vs Osevan FC Aba Saturday 4 p m EFCC FC vs Green Beret FC Minna Saturday 2 p m Enyimba International vs Ijebu United Benin Saturday 2 p m Dreams FC vs Niger Tornadoes Enugu Saturday 2 p m Apex Crane FC vs Doma United Old Parade Ground Abuja Saturday 2 p m ABS FC vs Lobi Stars Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Nnewi United vs Akure City Academy Warri Saturday 4 p m Insurance Feeders vs Dannaz FC Ilorin Saturday 2 p m Rangers International vs ABJ FC FIFA Goal Project Abuja Sunday 4 p m JM Liberty vs Heartland FC Calabar Saturday 4 p m FRSC FC vs Adoration FC Ilorin Saturday 2 p m Rivers United vs Dakkada FC Owerri Saturday 4 p m Sunshine Stars vs Osun United Ikenne Sunday 4 p m Rovers FC vs Gombe United Makurdi Saturday 4 p m Mailantarki FC vs Cynosure FC Makurdi Sunday 4 p m Saki United vs Katsina United Minna Sunday 2 p m Remo Stars vs Asaba Saturday 4 p m Essien Ayi FC vs Akwa United Aba Saturday 4 p m Mighty Jets vs Kogi United FIFA Goal Project Abuja Saturday 4 p m Kanta United vs Kebbi United Sokoto Saturday 4 p m Plateau United vs DMD FC Gombe Saturday 4 p m Housing Corporation vs Jigawa Golden Stars Minna Saturday 4 p m Zamfara United vs Gamji Eaglets Jos Saturday 2 p m Kano Pillars vs Junior Niger Tornadoes Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Fulfill FC vs Olukismet FC Makurdi Saturday 2 p m El Kanemi Warriors vs Kun Khalifat Old Parade Ground Abuja Saturday 4 p m Yobe Desert Stars vs Kwara United Ranch Bees Stadium Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Wikki Tourists vs Junior Pillars Damaturu Sunday 4 p m Bendel Insurance vs Junior Katsina United FIFA Goal Project Abuja Saturday 2 p m Ottasolo FC vs Abia Warriors Warri Sunday 2 p m Ekiti United vs Sokoto United Minna Sunday 4 p m Eaglets FC vs Nasarawa United ABS Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Round of 32 Women Bayelsa Queens vs Sunday 2 p m Brave Heart Ladies vs Niger Amazons Lokoja Sunday 4 p m Abruka Queens vs Paragon Soccer Academy Benin City Sunday 4 p m Abia Angels vs Ekiti Queens Asaba Sunday 4 p m Naija Ratels vs Rivers Angels Enugu Sunday 4 p m Imo Angels vs Nasarawa Amazons Ilorin Sunday 2 p m Immaculate Queens vs Maureen Madu FC Benin City Sunday 2 p m Salem City FC vs Confluence Queens Ilorin Sunday 4 p m Gallant Queens vs Honey Badgers FC Area 3 Abuja Sunday 2 p m Castmog FC vs Delta Queens Ilorin Saturday 4 p m Sunshine Queens vs Heartland Queens Warri Sunday 4 p m Crystal Stars vs Dannaz Ladies Enugu Sunday 4 p m Moje Queens vs Osun Babes Ekiti Sunday 4 p m Joy FC vs Royal Queens FC Owerri Sunday 2 p m Ibom Angels vs Edo Queens Owerri Sunday 4 p m Awka Angels vs FC Robo Queens Warri Monday 4 p m OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 Aiteo Federation Cup competition enters Round of 64
     The battle for a national title and a 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup ticket heightens this weekend as competition in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup enters the round of 64 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the annual national football competition began on Tuesday with the preliminary round fixtures The qualifiers have now advanced to the round of 64 to face some of the seeded teams which include several former national FA Cup and Federation Cup winners Those in this category include the likes of Enyimba International of Aba Niger Tornadoes of Minna Lobi Stars of Makurdi Rangers International of Enugu and Heartland FC of Owerri Others are El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri Wikki Tourists of Bauchi Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Nasarawa United of Lafia They are also clubsides whose campaign in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL failed to yield either the title or a ticket to play on the continent next season Now they have to contend with the likes of Gombe United Sunshine Stars of Akure Katsina United Akwa United of Uyo Kwara United of Ilorin and Abia Warriors of Umuahia They will all jostle for the remaining continental club competition ticket with the contest becoming stiffer with the surprise element brought into it by the so called underdogs Just like last year when Nigeria National League NNL side Bayelsa United of Yenagoa won the competition the lower league sides are like a red light to the top flight sides This time around 26 NNL sides as well as 15 Nationwide League One NLO and 15 non league clubs began the contest with 17 NPFL sides Nine of them dropped out in the preliminary round leaving behind 64 for the first round to be played on Saturday Sunday and Monday across the country With the likes of NPFL champions Rivers United of Port Harcourt Jos based Plateau United and Ikenne based Remo Stars who already have continental competition tickets still being involved a hell of a fight looms From the fixtures the biggest of the battles should be in Owerri and Ikenne going by the status of the teams involved However with the surprise element usually associated with every Cup competition anything can happen In the women s competition defending champions Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa will still remain the favourites to claim the title going by their new status They won the 20212022 Nigeria Women Football League NWFL Premiership and still look good enough to maintain their dominance But Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt will be looking to emulate their state owned counterparts Rivers United who have now been reaping several benefits for winning a national title Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia Delta Queens of Asaba and Edo Queens of Benin are also seeking national relevance and the Cup competition can offer them a route to that NAN reports that while the men s competition will see qualifiers advancing to the Round of 32 the women s competition offers passage into the Round of 16 THE FIXTURES Round of 64 Men Bayelsa United vs Osevan FC Aba Saturday 4 p m EFCC FC vs Green Beret FC Minna Saturday 2 p m Enyimba International vs Ijebu United Benin Saturday 2 p m Dreams FC vs Niger Tornadoes Enugu Saturday 2 p m Apex Crane FC vs Doma United Old Parade Ground Abuja Saturday 2 p m ABS FC vs Lobi Stars Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Nnewi United vs Akure City Academy Warri Saturday 4 p m Insurance Feeders vs Dannaz FC Ilorin Saturday 2 p m Rangers International vs ABJ FC FIFA Goal Project Abuja Sunday 4 p m JM Liberty vs Heartland FC Calabar Saturday 4 p m FRSC FC vs Adoration FC Ilorin Saturday 2 p m Rivers United vs Dakkada FC Owerri Saturday 4 p m Sunshine Stars vs Osun United Ikenne Sunday 4 p m Rovers FC vs Gombe United Makurdi Saturday 4 p m Mailantarki FC vs Cynosure FC Makurdi Sunday 4 p m Saki United vs Katsina United Minna Sunday 2 p m Remo Stars vs Asaba Saturday 4 p m Essien Ayi FC vs Akwa United Aba Saturday 4 p m Mighty Jets vs Kogi United FIFA Goal Project Abuja Saturday 4 p m Kanta United vs Kebbi United Sokoto Saturday 4 p m Plateau United vs DMD FC Gombe Saturday 4 p m Housing Corporation vs Jigawa Golden Stars Minna Saturday 4 p m Zamfara United vs Gamji Eaglets Jos Saturday 2 p m Kano Pillars vs Junior Niger Tornadoes Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Fulfill FC vs Olukismet FC Makurdi Saturday 2 p m El Kanemi Warriors vs Kun Khalifat Old Parade Ground Abuja Saturday 4 p m Yobe Desert Stars vs Kwara United Ranch Bees Stadium Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Wikki Tourists vs Junior Pillars Damaturu Sunday 4 p m Bendel Insurance vs Junior Katsina United FIFA Goal Project Abuja Saturday 2 p m Ottasolo FC vs Abia Warriors Warri Sunday 2 p m Ekiti United vs Sokoto United Minna Sunday 4 p m Eaglets FC vs Nasarawa United ABS Kaduna Saturday 4 p m Round of 32 Women Bayelsa Queens vs Sunday 2 p m Brave Heart Ladies vs Niger Amazons Lokoja Sunday 4 p m Abruka Queens vs Paragon Soccer Academy Benin City Sunday 4 p m Abia Angels vs Ekiti Queens Asaba Sunday 4 p m Naija Ratels vs Rivers Angels Enugu Sunday 4 p m Imo Angels vs Nasarawa Amazons Ilorin Sunday 2 p m Immaculate Queens vs Maureen Madu FC Benin City Sunday 2 p m Salem City FC vs Confluence Queens Ilorin Sunday 4 p m Gallant Queens vs Honey Badgers FC Area 3 Abuja Sunday 2 p m Castmog FC vs Delta Queens Ilorin Saturday 4 p m Sunshine Queens vs Heartland Queens Warri Sunday 4 p m Crystal Stars vs Dannaz Ladies Enugu Sunday 4 p m Moje Queens vs Osun Babes Ekiti Sunday 4 p m Joy FC vs Royal Queens FC Owerri Sunday 2 p m Ibom Angels vs Edo Queens Owerri Sunday 4 p m Awka Angels vs FC Robo Queens Warri Monday 4 p m OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2022 Aiteo Federation Cup competition enters Round of 64
    General news2 months ago

    2022 Aiteo Federation Cup competition enters Round of 64

    The battle for a national title and a 20222023 CAF Confederation Cup ticket heightens this weekend as competition in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup enters the round of 64.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the annual national football competition began on Tuesday with the preliminary round fixtures.

    The qualifiers have now advanced to the round of 64 to face some of the seeded teams, which include several former national FA Cup and Federation Cup winners.

    Those in this category include the likes of Enyimba International of Aba, Niger Tornadoes of Minna, Lobi Stars of Makurdi, Rangers International of Enugu and Heartland FC of Owerri.

    Others are El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Nasarawa United of Lafia.

    They are also clubsides whose campaign in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) failed to yield either the title or a ticket to play on the continent next season.

    Now, they have to contend with the likes of Gombe United, Sunshine Stars of Akure, Katsina United, Akwa United of Uyo, Kwara United of Ilorin and Abia Warriors of Umuahia.

    They will all jostle for the remaining continental club competition ticket, with the contest becoming stiffer with the surprise element brought into it by the so-called underdogs.

    Just like last year when Nigeria National League (NNL) side Bayelsa United of Yenagoa won the competition, the lower league sides are like a red light to the top-flight sides.

    This time around, 26 NNL sides, as well as 15 Nationwide League One (NLO) and 15 non-league clubs, began the contest with 17 NPFL sides.

    Nine of them dropped out in the preliminary round, leaving behind 64 for the first round to be played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday across the country.

    With the likes of NPFL champions Rivers United of Port Harcourt, Jos-based Plateau United and Ikenne-based Remo Stars, who already have continental competition tickets, still being involved, a hell-of-a-fight looms.

    From the fixtures, the biggest of the battles should be in Owerri and Ikenne, going by the status of the teams involved.

    However, with the surprise element usually associated with every Cup competition, anything can happen.

    In the women’s competition, defending champions Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa will still remain the favourites to claim the title going by their new status.

    They won the 20212022 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership, and still look good enough to maintain their dominance.

    But Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt will be looking to emulate their state-owned counterparts Rivers United who have now been reaping several benefits for winning a national title.

    Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia, Delta Queens of Asaba and Edo Queens of Benin are also seeking national relevance and the Cup competition can offer them a route to that.

    NAN reports that while the men’s competition will see qualifiers advancing to the Round of 32, the women’s competition offers passage into the Round of 16.

    THE FIXTURESRound of 64 (Men) —–  Bayelsa United vs Osevan FC   –  Aba  (Saturday – 4 p.

    m) EFCC FC vs Green Beret FC   – Minna  (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Enyimba International vs Ijebu United    – Benin  (Saturday – 2 p.

    m) Dreams FC vs Niger Tornadoes     – Enugu  (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Apex Crane FC vs Doma United    – Old Parade Ground, Abuja  (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) ABS FC vs Lobi Stars    – Kaduna   (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Nnewi United vs Akure City Academy    – Warri   (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Insurance Feeders vs Dannaz FC    – Ilorin   (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Rangers International vs ABJ FC    – FIFA Goal Project, Abuja (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) JM Liberty vs Heartland FC    – Calabar  (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) FRSC FC vs Adoration FC    – Ilorin (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Rivers United vs Dakkada FC     – Owerri   (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Sunshine Stars vs Osun United    – Ikenne (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Rovers FC vs Gombe United     – Makurdi (Saturday –  4 p.

    m) Mailantarki FC vs Cynosure FC     – Makurdi (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Saki United vs Katsina United    – Minna (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Remo Stars vs ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?   

    – Asaba   (Saturday  –  4 p.

    m) Essien Ayi FC vs Akwa United     – Aba (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Mighty Jets vs Kogi United     –  FIFA Goal Project, Abuja (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Kanta United vs Kebbi United     – Sokoto (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Plateau United vs DMD FC    – Gombe (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Housing Corporation vs Jigawa Golden Stars     – Minna (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Zamfara United vs Gamji Eaglets    – Jos (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Kano Pillars vs Junior Niger Tornadoes    –  Kaduna (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Fulfill FC vs Olukismet FC    — Makurdi (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) El-Kanemi Warriors vs Kun Khalifat    – Old Parade Ground, Abuja (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Yobe Desert Stars vs Kwara United     – Ranch Bees Stadium, Kaduna (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Wikki Tourists vs Junior Pillars    – Damaturu (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Bendel Insurance vs Junior Katsina United    – FIFA Goal Project, Abuja (Saturday  – 2 p.

    m) Ottasolo FC vs Abia Warriors     – Warri (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Ekiti United vs Sokoto United     – Minna (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Eaglets FC vs Nasarawa United     – ABS, Kaduna  (Saturday  – 4 p.

    m) Round of 32 (Women)   —–  Bayelsa Queens vs ?

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    ?   

    –    ?

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    (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Brave Heart Ladies vs Niger Amazons    – Lokoja (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Abruka Queens vs Paragon Soccer Academy    – Benin City (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Abia Angels vs Ekiti Queens    –  Asaba (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Naija Ratels vs Rivers Angels    –  Enugu (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Imo Angels vs Nasarawa Amazons   – Ilorin (Sunday   – 2 p.

    m) Immaculate Queens vs Maureen Madu FC    – Benin City (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Salem City FC vs Confluence Queens    – Ilorin (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Gallant Queens vs Honey Badgers FC    – Area 3, Abuja (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Castmog FC vs Delta Queens     – Ilorin (Saturday – 4 p.

    m) Sunshine Queens vs Heartland Queens     – Warri (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Crystal Stars vs Dannaz Ladies   – Enugu (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Moje Queens vs Osun Babes     – Ekiti (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Joy FC vs Royal Queens FC    – Owerri (Sunday  – 2 p.

    m) Ibom Angels vs Edo Queens     – Owerri (Sunday  – 4 p.

    m) Awka Angels vs FC Robo Queens     – Warri (Monday  – 4 p.

    m)OLAL

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Nigeria s Supersand Eagles are returning to life and consequently international competition with a fixture against Libya in July The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this followed the confirmation of their fixture by the Confederation of African Football CAF The Nigerian side will battle Libya in a two leg playoff for a spot at this year s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations AFCON to be hosted by Mozambique They are two time African champions having won the then African Beach Soccer Championship in 2007 and 2009 and were runners up in 2010 The team also reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Italy in 2011 losing to Brazil after extra time NAN reports that Mozambique will host this year s Beach Soccer AFCON from Oct 21 to Oct 30 The playoffs will have the first leg holding from July 22 to July 24 and the second leg holding from Aug 5 to Aug 7 All seven winners of the two leg playoffs will join hosts Mozambique at the finals The two finalists in Mozambique will represent Africa at next year s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates UAE ALL THE FIXTURES First named teams to host the first leg matches Seychelles Vs Madagascar Comoros Vs Uganda Malawi Vs Tanzania Libya Vs Nigeria Cote d Ivoire Vs Morocco Cameroon Vs Senegal Ghana Vs Egypt OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    SuperSand Eagles to face Libya as Nigeria returns to beach soccer
     Nigeria s Supersand Eagles are returning to life and consequently international competition with a fixture against Libya in July The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this followed the confirmation of their fixture by the Confederation of African Football CAF The Nigerian side will battle Libya in a two leg playoff for a spot at this year s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations AFCON to be hosted by Mozambique They are two time African champions having won the then African Beach Soccer Championship in 2007 and 2009 and were runners up in 2010 The team also reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Italy in 2011 losing to Brazil after extra time NAN reports that Mozambique will host this year s Beach Soccer AFCON from Oct 21 to Oct 30 The playoffs will have the first leg holding from July 22 to July 24 and the second leg holding from Aug 5 to Aug 7 All seven winners of the two leg playoffs will join hosts Mozambique at the finals The two finalists in Mozambique will represent Africa at next year s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates UAE ALL THE FIXTURES First named teams to host the first leg matches Seychelles Vs Madagascar Comoros Vs Uganda Malawi Vs Tanzania Libya Vs Nigeria Cote d Ivoire Vs Morocco Cameroon Vs Senegal Ghana Vs Egypt OLAL NewsSourceCredit NAN
    SuperSand Eagles to face Libya as Nigeria returns to beach soccer
    General news3 months ago

    SuperSand Eagles to face Libya as Nigeria returns to beach soccer

    Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles are returning to life and consequently international competition with a fixture against Libya in July.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this followed the confirmation of their fixture by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

    The Nigerian side will battle Libya in a two-leg playoff for a spot at this year’s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Mozambique.

    They are two-time African champions, having won the then African Beach Soccer Championship in 2007 and 2009, and were runners-up in 2010.

    The team also reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Italy in 2011, losing to Brazil after extra time.

    NAN reports that Mozambique will host this year’s Beach Soccer AFCON from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30.

    The playoffs will have the first leg holding from July 22 to July 24 and the second leg holding from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7.

    All seven winners of the two-leg playoffs will join hosts Mozambique at the finals.

    The two finalists in Mozambique will represent Africa at next year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    ALL THE FIXTURES (First-named teams to host the first leg matches)

    Seychelles Vs Madagascar

    Comoros Vs Uganda

    Malawi Vs Tanzania

    Libya Vs Nigeria

    Cote d’Ivoire Vs Morocco

    Cameroon Vs Senegal

    Ghana Vs Egypt

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  •  There is no doubting the fact that the 2019 2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season is gradually becoming something to behold Not the least among reasons for this is the fact that it is the first 380 matches series the league would witness in three years Shocking results eye catching football artistry and unexpected formulations are some of the metrics that have left fans and stakeholders in the league with surreal palpitations every match day This is in view of the fact that no one knows where the day s shocking results would emerge from The fact that no team has a 100 percent home record after eight home games apiece is enough to throw up some interesting permutations ahead of any match day Match Day 17 inclusive As it is three teams are now fighting neck to neck at the top of the table as we approach the half way mark of this marathon like event Plateau United went back to the summit in style on Sunday after mercilessly smashing Adamawa United 5 0 in Jos But Abdu Maikaba s men know quite alright that only a win away to MFM FC in Lagos can guarantee their stay on top of the table for the next week This is because their leadership rivals have home matches to execute Lobi Stars stayed on top for just four days after Dakkada FC held Gbenga Ogunbote s side to a 0 0 draw in Makurdi last Sunday their first points dropped at home this season They however have another home game to negotiate on Sunday this time against hapless North Central opponents Nasarawa United who remain entangled in relegation mess Rivers United are the other team sharing top spot with 28 points alongside Plateau United and Lobi Stars and they have a date with Wikki Tourists in Port Harcourt on Sunday Wikki Tourists have claimed four points out of a possible six under new coach Usman Abd Allah They will now be hoping to add more against a Rivers United side they have beaten in their last three league meetings Rivers United are however yet to lose at home this term There is a top half of the table contest between Akwa United and Heartland at the Nest of Champions in Uyo Both sides have overcome their poor starts to the season and just one point separates them in 7th and 9th respectively The hosts have lost their last two matches by 0 2 score line and must be at their best to have a chance against Heartland who have kept clean sheets in their last three matches Kano Pillars are in an unbelievable 11 match unbeaten sequence and they will further stake that in Akure against Sunshine Stars The Owena Whales on their own are no small fish as well and currently are unbeaten in their last four matches winning three of those Kabiru Dogo s men should provide the sternest threat yet to the former champions unbeaten run on Sunday Adamawa United are one of just seven clubs to have changed coaches this term but they are still praying for a change in fortunes They face Kwara United at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe in search of their first win in eight outings Any result other than a win might surely put paid to their survival hopes even before the halfway mark Katsina United will host FC IfeanyiUbah seeking to earn that win that should take them into the top half of the table FC IfeanyiUbah will also be hoping to arrest their away hoodoo which has seen them lose their last seven away games in the league Another game on Sunday will see Abia Warriors entertain Warri Wolves in Umuahia with Wolves midfielder Mark Daniel returning to the club which gave him his NPFL bow last season But all eyes will be on Wolves forward Charles Atshimene and Warriors lanky star Lukman Bello Match Day 17 action starts with a Saturday afternoon game in Uyo between Dakkada FC and Jigawa Golden Stars at the Nest of Champions Dakkada were humiliated by Kwara United in their last home game But they can take solace from achieving what no other side in the league have done last Sunday stopping Lobi Stars from winning in Makurdi MATCH DAY 17 FIXTURESSaturdayDakkada FC vs Jigawa Golden StarsSundayAbia Warriors vs Warri WolvesEnyimba vs Rangers Postponed Katsina United vs FC IfeanyiUbahAkwa United vs HeartlandSunshine Stars vs Kano PillarsAdamawa United vs Kwara UnitedMFM FC vs Plateau UnitedRivers United vs Wikki TouristsLobi Stars vs Nasarawa United Edited By Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi
    NPFL Match Day 17: Plateau United, Rivers United, Lobi Stars in battle for top spot
     There is no doubting the fact that the 2019 2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season is gradually becoming something to behold Not the least among reasons for this is the fact that it is the first 380 matches series the league would witness in three years Shocking results eye catching football artistry and unexpected formulations are some of the metrics that have left fans and stakeholders in the league with surreal palpitations every match day This is in view of the fact that no one knows where the day s shocking results would emerge from The fact that no team has a 100 percent home record after eight home games apiece is enough to throw up some interesting permutations ahead of any match day Match Day 17 inclusive As it is three teams are now fighting neck to neck at the top of the table as we approach the half way mark of this marathon like event Plateau United went back to the summit in style on Sunday after mercilessly smashing Adamawa United 5 0 in Jos But Abdu Maikaba s men know quite alright that only a win away to MFM FC in Lagos can guarantee their stay on top of the table for the next week This is because their leadership rivals have home matches to execute Lobi Stars stayed on top for just four days after Dakkada FC held Gbenga Ogunbote s side to a 0 0 draw in Makurdi last Sunday their first points dropped at home this season They however have another home game to negotiate on Sunday this time against hapless North Central opponents Nasarawa United who remain entangled in relegation mess Rivers United are the other team sharing top spot with 28 points alongside Plateau United and Lobi Stars and they have a date with Wikki Tourists in Port Harcourt on Sunday Wikki Tourists have claimed four points out of a possible six under new coach Usman Abd Allah They will now be hoping to add more against a Rivers United side they have beaten in their last three league meetings Rivers United are however yet to lose at home this term There is a top half of the table contest between Akwa United and Heartland at the Nest of Champions in Uyo Both sides have overcome their poor starts to the season and just one point separates them in 7th and 9th respectively The hosts have lost their last two matches by 0 2 score line and must be at their best to have a chance against Heartland who have kept clean sheets in their last three matches Kano Pillars are in an unbelievable 11 match unbeaten sequence and they will further stake that in Akure against Sunshine Stars The Owena Whales on their own are no small fish as well and currently are unbeaten in their last four matches winning three of those Kabiru Dogo s men should provide the sternest threat yet to the former champions unbeaten run on Sunday Adamawa United are one of just seven clubs to have changed coaches this term but they are still praying for a change in fortunes They face Kwara United at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe in search of their first win in eight outings Any result other than a win might surely put paid to their survival hopes even before the halfway mark Katsina United will host FC IfeanyiUbah seeking to earn that win that should take them into the top half of the table FC IfeanyiUbah will also be hoping to arrest their away hoodoo which has seen them lose their last seven away games in the league Another game on Sunday will see Abia Warriors entertain Warri Wolves in Umuahia with Wolves midfielder Mark Daniel returning to the club which gave him his NPFL bow last season But all eyes will be on Wolves forward Charles Atshimene and Warriors lanky star Lukman Bello Match Day 17 action starts with a Saturday afternoon game in Uyo between Dakkada FC and Jigawa Golden Stars at the Nest of Champions Dakkada were humiliated by Kwara United in their last home game But they can take solace from achieving what no other side in the league have done last Sunday stopping Lobi Stars from winning in Makurdi MATCH DAY 17 FIXTURESSaturdayDakkada FC vs Jigawa Golden StarsSundayAbia Warriors vs Warri WolvesEnyimba vs Rangers Postponed Katsina United vs FC IfeanyiUbahAkwa United vs HeartlandSunshine Stars vs Kano PillarsAdamawa United vs Kwara UnitedMFM FC vs Plateau UnitedRivers United vs Wikki TouristsLobi Stars vs Nasarawa United Edited By Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi
    NPFL Match Day 17: Plateau United, Rivers United, Lobi Stars in battle for top spot
    Sport3 years ago

    NPFL Match Day 17: Plateau United, Rivers United, Lobi Stars in battle for top spot

    There is no doubting the fact that the 2019/2020 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is gradually becoming something to behold.

    Not the least among reasons for this is the fact that it is the first 380 matches series the league would witness in three years.

    Shocking results, eye-catching football artistry and unexpected formulations are some of the metrics that have left fans and stakeholders in the league with surreal palpitations every match day.

    This is in view of the fact that no one knows where the day’s shocking results would emerge from.

    The fact that no team has a 100 percent home record after eight home games apiece is enough to throw up some interesting permutations ahead of any match day, Match Day 17 inclusive.

    As it is, three teams are now fighting neck-to-neck at the top of the table as we approach the half way mark of this marathon-like event.

    Plateau United went back to the summit in style on Sunday after mercilessly smashing Adamawa United 5-0 in Jos.

    But Abdu Maikaba’s men know quite alright that only a win away to MFM FC in Lagos can guarantee their stay on top of the table for the next week.

    This is because their leadership rivals have home matches to execute.

    Lobi Stars stayed on top for just four days after Dakkada FC held Gbenga Ogunbote’s side to a 0-0 draw in Makurdi last Sunday, their first points dropped at home this season.

    They, however have another home game to negotiate on Sunday, this time against hapless North Central opponents Nasarawa United who remain entangled in relegation mess.

    Rivers United are the other team sharing top spot with 28 points alongside Plateau United (and Lobi Stars) and they have a date with Wikki Tourists in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

    Wikki Tourists have claimed four points out of a possible six under new coach Usman Abd’Allah.

    They will now be hoping to add more against a Rivers United side they have beaten in their last three league meetings.

    Rivers United are however yet to lose at home this term.

    There is a top half of the table contest between Akwa United and Heartland at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.

    Both sides have overcome their poor starts to the season and just one point separates them in 7th and 9th respectively.

    The hosts have lost their last two matches by 0-2 score line and must be at their best to have a chance against Heartland who have kept clean sheets in their last three matches.

    Kano Pillars are in an unbelievable 11-match unbeaten sequence and they will further stake that in Akure against Sunshine Stars.

    The Owena Whales on their own are no small fish as well and currently are unbeaten in their last four matches, winning three of those.

    Kabiru Dogo’s men should provide the sternest threat yet to the former champions’ unbeaten run on Sunday.

    Adamawa United are one of just seven clubs to have changed coaches this term but they are still praying for a change in fortunes.

    They face Kwara United at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe in search of their first win in eight outings.

    Any result other than a win might surely put paid to their survival hopes, even before the halfway mark.

    Katsina United will host FC IfeanyiUbah, seeking to earn that win that should take them into the top half of the table.

    FC IfeanyiUbah will also be hoping to arrest their away hoodoo which has seen them lose their last seven away games in the league.

    Another game on Sunday will see Abia Warriors entertain Warri Wolves in Umuahia, with Wolves midfielder Mark Daniel returning to the club which gave him his NPFL bow last season.

    But all eyes will be on Wolves forward Charles Atshimene and Warriors lanky star Lukman Bello.

    Match Day 17 action starts with a Saturday afternoon game in Uyo between Dakkada FC and Jigawa Golden Stars at the Nest of Champions.

    Dakkada were humiliated by Kwara United in their last home game.

    But they can take solace from achieving what no other side in the league have done last Sunday —- stopping Lobi Stars from winning in Makurdi.

    MATCH DAY 17 FIXTURES

    Saturday

    Dakkada FC vs Jigawa Golden Stars

    Sunday

    Abia Warriors vs Warri Wolves

    Enyimba vs Rangers (Postponed)

    Katsina United vs FC IfeanyiUbah

    Akwa United vs Heartland

    Sunshine Stars vs Kano Pillars

    Adamawa United vs Kwara United

    MFM FC vs Plateau United

    Rivers United vs Wikki Tourists

    Lobi Stars vs Nasarawa United.

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    Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi)

  •  NNN Rangers International FC of Enugu has appealed to the Confederation of African Football CAF for a change of time fixed for the group matches scheduled to kick off on December 1 The Media Officer of the club Norbert Okoli made the appeal in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu Okoli stated that the General Manager of the club Davidson Owumi had dispatched a letter of appeal to the African football ruling body through the Nigeria Football Federation NFF He quoted the Owumi as saying We understand and appreciate the fact that CAF reserves the right to fix time for matches from the group stage of the club competition But we find it extremely difficult to factor in the 14 00 hours 2 p m time it has picked for us due largely to the humidity of the season Playing our scheduled matches at the time fixed will lead to loss of revenue and punishment for the players who are the main actors on the pitch Owumi was quoted to have also said that spectators would be sun baked if they turn up for the matches with temperature reaching as high as 40 degree centigrade in an artificial turf Okoli said that for fair play to be seen to be practised the management had appealed to the relevant body CAF to positively look into the appeal and revert to the normal 16 00 hours 4 p m Fans of the club have come to know 4 p m as kickoff time for matches and for the health of the footballers and spectators he said Nigeria News Agency reports that Rangers will be host to Egyptian side Pyramid on Sunday December 1 in the first game of the CAF Confederations Cup group stage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu Edited By Joseph Edeh Sam Oditah NAN
    Rangers urges time change in CAF group fixtures
     NNN Rangers International FC of Enugu has appealed to the Confederation of African Football CAF for a change of time fixed for the group matches scheduled to kick off on December 1 The Media Officer of the club Norbert Okoli made the appeal in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu Okoli stated that the General Manager of the club Davidson Owumi had dispatched a letter of appeal to the African football ruling body through the Nigeria Football Federation NFF He quoted the Owumi as saying We understand and appreciate the fact that CAF reserves the right to fix time for matches from the group stage of the club competition But we find it extremely difficult to factor in the 14 00 hours 2 p m time it has picked for us due largely to the humidity of the season Playing our scheduled matches at the time fixed will lead to loss of revenue and punishment for the players who are the main actors on the pitch Owumi was quoted to have also said that spectators would be sun baked if they turn up for the matches with temperature reaching as high as 40 degree centigrade in an artificial turf Okoli said that for fair play to be seen to be practised the management had appealed to the relevant body CAF to positively look into the appeal and revert to the normal 16 00 hours 4 p m Fans of the club have come to know 4 p m as kickoff time for matches and for the health of the footballers and spectators he said Nigeria News Agency reports that Rangers will be host to Egyptian side Pyramid on Sunday December 1 in the first game of the CAF Confederations Cup group stage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu Edited By Joseph Edeh Sam Oditah NAN
    Rangers urges time change in CAF group fixtures
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    Rangers urges time change in CAF group fixtures

    NNN: Rangers International FC of Enugu has appealed to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for a change of time fixed for the group matches scheduled to kick off on December 1.

    The Media Officer of the club, Norbert Okoli, made the appeal in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu.

    Okoli stated that the General Manager of the club, Davidson Owumi, had dispatched a letter of appeal to the African football-ruling body through the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

    He quoted the Owumi as saying: “We understand and appreciate the fact that CAF reserves the right to fix time for matches from the group stage of the club competition.

    “But we find it extremely difficult to factor in the 14:00 hours (2 p.m.) time it has picked for us due largely to the humidity of the season.

    “Playing our scheduled matches at the time fixed will lead to loss of revenue and punishment for the players who are the main actors on the pitch.”

    Owumi was quoted to have also said that spectators “would be sun-baked, if they turn up for the matches, with temperature reaching as high as 40 degree centigrade in an artificial turf.’’

    Okoli said that for fair play to be seen to be practised, the management had appealed to the relevant body (CAF) “to positively look into the appeal and revert to the normal 16:00 hours (4 p.m.)

    “Fans of the club have come to know 4 p.m. as kickoff time for matches and for the health of the footballers and spectators,’’ he said.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that Rangers will be host to Egyptian side, Pyramid, on Sunday, December 1, in the first game of the CAF Confederations Cup group stage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

    (Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Sam Oditah)
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  •  Lawrence Katken NNL s Chief Operating Officer COO in a circular to the clubs said the scheduled playoff matches would last for 90 minutes each He said in the case of drawn matches penalty shootouts would be used to determine the winners In order to determine the four clubs that will qualify for the NNL Super 4 tournament playoff matches have been scheduled for the qualifiers from the season s eight groups the circular stated The playoffs will hold at four venues namely the Jos Township Stadium Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu All four playoff matches will take place on July 24 According to the fixtures NAF FC of Abuja will take on Jigawa Golden Stars of Hadeija at the Jos Township Stadium FRSC FC of Abuja will tackle Adamawa United of Yola at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi Shooting Stars Sports Club 3SC of Ibadan will confront Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba Also Dynamite FC of Benin will do battle against Warri Wolves at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu The four winners will proceed to the NNL Super 4 tournament scheduled for July 31 to Aug 3 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba Edited by Olawale Alabi
    NNL releases fixtures for Super 4 playoffs
     Lawrence Katken NNL s Chief Operating Officer COO in a circular to the clubs said the scheduled playoff matches would last for 90 minutes each He said in the case of drawn matches penalty shootouts would be used to determine the winners In order to determine the four clubs that will qualify for the NNL Super 4 tournament playoff matches have been scheduled for the qualifiers from the season s eight groups the circular stated The playoffs will hold at four venues namely the Jos Township Stadium Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu All four playoff matches will take place on July 24 According to the fixtures NAF FC of Abuja will take on Jigawa Golden Stars of Hadeija at the Jos Township Stadium FRSC FC of Abuja will tackle Adamawa United of Yola at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi Shooting Stars Sports Club 3SC of Ibadan will confront Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba Also Dynamite FC of Benin will do battle against Warri Wolves at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu The four winners will proceed to the NNL Super 4 tournament scheduled for July 31 to Aug 3 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba Edited by Olawale Alabi
    NNL releases fixtures for Super 4 playoffs
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    NNL releases fixtures for Super 4 playoffs

    Lawrence Katken, NNL’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), in a circular to the clubs said the scheduled playoff matches would last for 90 minutes each.

    He said in the case of drawn matches, penalty shootouts would be used to determine the winners.

    “In order to determine the four clubs that will qualify for the NNL Super 4 tournament, playoff matches have been scheduled for the qualifiers from the season’s eight groups,” the circular stated.

    The playoffs will hold at four venues, namely: the Jos Township Stadium, Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

    All four playoff matches will take place on July 24.

    According to the fixtures, NAF FC of Abuja will take on Jigawa Golden Stars of Hadeija at the Jos Township Stadium.

    FRSC FC of Abuja will tackle Adamawa United of Yola at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.

    Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan will confront Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

    Also, Dynamite FC of Benin will do battle against Warri Wolves at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

    The four winners will proceed to the NNL Super 4 tournament scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 3 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

    (Edited by Olawale Alabi)

  •  Heroics He made the call as he tries to defy the odds and keep the Welsh club in the Premier League Woods completed one of the greatest sporting comebacks on Sunday when he claimed his fifth Masters title 11 years after winning his last major championship A final round resurgence earned Woods another Green Jacket and Warnock said Cardiff also needed to rediscover their spark with five games remaining in the season We ve just got to look at the golf and look at what he s done Tiger which was amazing and nobody had given him a chance either Warnock told reporters ahead of Tuesday s relegation six pointer against Brighton amp Hove Albion It s an opportunity for us to give ourselves a chance until the end of the season We have to grab that Cardiff travel to the Amex Stadium five points adrift of the safety zone and relegation rivals Brighton Their opponents have a game in hand and sit one place above the Welsh side in 17th We ve had that many kicks in the teeth in the last four months and we keep bouncing back really Warnock added And obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times and we haven t got time to do that now We have to give it our best shot and if it s not good enough we ll accept it Defeat at Brighton would leave Cardiff seemingly doomed to an immediate return to the Championship with their season run in including daunting fixtures against league leaders Liverpool and fifth placed Manchester United Cardiff have come out on the wrong side of refereeing decisions in recent weeks They had a penalty kick appeal turned down in a 2 0 loss at Burnley on Saturday two weeks after conceding an equaliser against Chelsea which was widely viewed as offside The English Football Association FA charged Warnock for his post match comments about the officials after the 2 1 home defeat by Chelsea The 70 year old confirmed that he is appealing against three breaches of FA Rule E3 for bringing the game into disrepute
    Tiger heroics can inspire Cardiff’s survival bid, Warnock says
     Heroics He made the call as he tries to defy the odds and keep the Welsh club in the Premier League Woods completed one of the greatest sporting comebacks on Sunday when he claimed his fifth Masters title 11 years after winning his last major championship A final round resurgence earned Woods another Green Jacket and Warnock said Cardiff also needed to rediscover their spark with five games remaining in the season We ve just got to look at the golf and look at what he s done Tiger which was amazing and nobody had given him a chance either Warnock told reporters ahead of Tuesday s relegation six pointer against Brighton amp Hove Albion It s an opportunity for us to give ourselves a chance until the end of the season We have to grab that Cardiff travel to the Amex Stadium five points adrift of the safety zone and relegation rivals Brighton Their opponents have a game in hand and sit one place above the Welsh side in 17th We ve had that many kicks in the teeth in the last four months and we keep bouncing back really Warnock added And obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times and we haven t got time to do that now We have to give it our best shot and if it s not good enough we ll accept it Defeat at Brighton would leave Cardiff seemingly doomed to an immediate return to the Championship with their season run in including daunting fixtures against league leaders Liverpool and fifth placed Manchester United Cardiff have come out on the wrong side of refereeing decisions in recent weeks They had a penalty kick appeal turned down in a 2 0 loss at Burnley on Saturday two weeks after conceding an equaliser against Chelsea which was widely viewed as offside The English Football Association FA charged Warnock for his post match comments about the officials after the 2 1 home defeat by Chelsea The 70 year old confirmed that he is appealing against three breaches of FA Rule E3 for bringing the game into disrepute
    Tiger heroics can inspire Cardiff’s survival bid, Warnock says
    General news3 years ago

    Tiger heroics can inspire Cardiff’s survival bid, Warnock says

    Heroics

    He made the call as he tries to defy the odds and keep the Welsh club in the Premier League.

    Woods completed one of the greatest sporting comebacks on Sunday when he claimed his fifth Masters title, 11 years after winning his last major championship.

    A final round resurgence earned Woods another Green Jacket and Warnock said Cardiff also needed to rediscover their spark with five games remaining in the season.

    “We’ve just got to look at the golf, and look at what he’s done, Tiger, which was amazing and nobody had given him a chance either,” Warnock told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s relegation

    `six-pointer’ against Brighton & Hove Albion.

    “It’s an opportunity for us to give ourselves a chance until the end of the season. We have to grab that.”

    Cardiff travel to the Amex Stadium five points adrift of the safety zone and relegation rivals Brighton.

    Their opponents have a game in hand and sit one place above the Welsh side in 17th.

    “We’ve had that many kicks in the teeth in the last four months (and) we keep bouncing back really,” Warnock added.

    “And obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times and we haven’t got time to do that now. We have to give it our best shot and if it’s not good enough we’ll accept it.”

    Defeat at Brighton would leave Cardiff seemingly doomed to an immediate return to the Championship, with their season run-in including daunting fixtures against league leaders Liverpool and fifth-placed Manchester United.

    Cardiff have come out on the wrong side of refereeing decisions in recent weeks.

    They had a penalty kick appeal turned down in a 2-0 loss at Burnley on Saturday, two weeks after conceding an equaliser against Chelsea which was widely viewed as offside.

    The English Football Association (FA) charged Warnock for his post-match comments about the officials after the 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea.

    The 70-year-old confirmed that he is appealing against three breaches of FA Rule E3 for bringing the game into disrepute.

  •   Fixtures European football s governing body said ahead of Friday s draw that this was as a result of a decision by local authorities It said it would amend the scheduling if both Manchester clubs are drawn to play their home games in the same week UEFA said Manchester United who finished below champions Manchester City in the English Premier League last season would have their fixture reversed The quarter final first leg matches will be played on April 9 and April 10 with the return legs scheduled for April 16 and April 17 Following a decision made by relevant local authorities Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night nor on consecutive nights UEFA said Should both clubs be drawn within the same sequence home or away the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season in this case United will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles In accordance with paragraph 21 01 b of the UEFA Champions League regulations the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday which matches on Wednesday UEFA said that the same rule would apply should both teams advance to the semi finals There is also the possibility that derby rivals Manchester United and Manchester City could face each other in the quarter finals OLAL
    Manchester Utd could have Champions League fixtures reversed, UEFA says
      Fixtures European football s governing body said ahead of Friday s draw that this was as a result of a decision by local authorities It said it would amend the scheduling if both Manchester clubs are drawn to play their home games in the same week UEFA said Manchester United who finished below champions Manchester City in the English Premier League last season would have their fixture reversed The quarter final first leg matches will be played on April 9 and April 10 with the return legs scheduled for April 16 and April 17 Following a decision made by relevant local authorities Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night nor on consecutive nights UEFA said Should both clubs be drawn within the same sequence home or away the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season in this case United will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles In accordance with paragraph 21 01 b of the UEFA Champions League regulations the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday which matches on Wednesday UEFA said that the same rule would apply should both teams advance to the semi finals There is also the possibility that derby rivals Manchester United and Manchester City could face each other in the quarter finals OLAL
    Manchester Utd could have Champions League fixtures reversed, UEFA says
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    Manchester Utd could have Champions League fixtures reversed, UEFA says

    Fixtures

    European football’s governing body said, ahead of Friday’s draw, that this was as a result of a decision by local authorities.

    It said it would amend the scheduling if both Manchester clubs are drawn to play their home games in the same week.

    UEFA said Manchester United, who finished below champions Manchester City in the English Premier League last season, would have their fixture reversed.

    The quarter-final first leg matches will be played on April 9 and April 10 with the return legs scheduled for April 16 and April 17.

    “Following a decision made by relevant local authorities, Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights,” UEFA said.

    “Should both clubs be drawn within the same sequence (home or away), the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season — in this case United — will be

    reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles.

    “In accordance with paragraph 21.01(b) of the UEFA Champions League regulations, the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday, which matches on Wednesday.”

    UEFA said that the same rule would apply should both teams advance to the semi-finals.

    There is also the possibility that derby rivals Manchester United and Manchester City could face each other in the quarter-finals.

    OLAL

  •   Caretaker By Tomisin Erogbogbo Lagos Feb 8 2019 NNN A 32 year old caretaker Adewale Rasaq who allegedly reconstructed his employer s house without her consent on Friday appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos Rasaq who resides at No 2 Folarin St Badore Agah Lagos is facing a two count charge of unlawful damage to property and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace He however pleaded not guilty to the charges The Prosecutor Sgt Hafsat Ajibode told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Oct 24 2018 at No 25 Bode Olajumoke St Ogidan Ajah Lagos She said that the defendant who was put in charge of a six bedroom duplex unlawfully damaged the fixtures and fittings in the duplex worth N2 million property of Mrs Taiwo Yusuf Ajibode said that the defendant restructured the building by dividing the six bedroom duplex into eight rooms without the consent of Yusuf The offences contravened Sections 166 d and 332 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports Section 166 d attracts a fine of N40 000 or three months imprisonment while Section 332 prescribes seven year imprisonment for offenders In her ruling the Chief Magistrate Mr Tajudeen Elias admitted the defendant to N200 000 bail with two sureties in like sum Elias directed that one of the sureties should be a relation of the accused while the other surety should be a community leader The case was adjourned the case until Feb 19 for mention NNN TME EOB TA Edited by Edith Bolokor Tajudeen Atitebi
    Caretaker docked over alleged unlawful damage to property
      Caretaker By Tomisin Erogbogbo Lagos Feb 8 2019 NNN A 32 year old caretaker Adewale Rasaq who allegedly reconstructed his employer s house without her consent on Friday appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos Rasaq who resides at No 2 Folarin St Badore Agah Lagos is facing a two count charge of unlawful damage to property and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace He however pleaded not guilty to the charges The Prosecutor Sgt Hafsat Ajibode told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Oct 24 2018 at No 25 Bode Olajumoke St Ogidan Ajah Lagos She said that the defendant who was put in charge of a six bedroom duplex unlawfully damaged the fixtures and fittings in the duplex worth N2 million property of Mrs Taiwo Yusuf Ajibode said that the defendant restructured the building by dividing the six bedroom duplex into eight rooms without the consent of Yusuf The offences contravened Sections 166 d and 332 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports Section 166 d attracts a fine of N40 000 or three months imprisonment while Section 332 prescribes seven year imprisonment for offenders In her ruling the Chief Magistrate Mr Tajudeen Elias admitted the defendant to N200 000 bail with two sureties in like sum Elias directed that one of the sureties should be a relation of the accused while the other surety should be a community leader The case was adjourned the case until Feb 19 for mention NNN TME EOB TA Edited by Edith Bolokor Tajudeen Atitebi
    Caretaker docked over alleged unlawful damage to property
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Caretaker docked over alleged unlawful damage to property

    Caretaker

    By Tomisin Erogbogbo

    Lagos, Feb. 8, 2019 ( NNN) A 32-year-old caretaker, Adewale Rasaq, who allegedly reconstructed his employer’s house without her consent on Friday appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

    Rasaq, who resides at No. 2 Folarin St., Badore, Agah, Lagos,  is facing a two-count charge of unlawful damage to property and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.

    He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    The Prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the defendant  committed the offences on Oct. 24, 2018 at No. 25 Bode Olajumoke St., Ogidan, Ajah, Lagos.

    She said that the defendant, who was put in charge of a six-bedroom duplex, unlawfully damaged the fixtures and fittings in the duplex worth N2 million, property of Mrs Taiwo Yusuf.

    Ajibode said that the defendant restructured the building by dividing the six-bedroom duplex into eight rooms without the consent of Yusuf.

    The offences contravened Sections 166 (d) and 332 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports Section 166 (d) attracts a fine of N40,000 or three months imprisonment, while Section 332 prescribes  seven- year imprisonment for offenders.

    In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, admitted the defendant to N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

    Elias directed that one of the  sureties should be a relation of the accused, while the other surety should be a community leader.

    The case was adjourned the case until Feb 19 for mention. (NNN)

    TME/EOB/TA

    Edited by Edith Bolokor/Tajudeen Atitebi

  •   Rankings London Feb 7 2019 Reuters NNN Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings their best position in 26 years after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week The 2022 World Cup hosts remarkable run at the continental championship saw them winning all seven games and conceding only one goal This has now allowed them to move up 38 places from 93rd in the world Qatar beat regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia Iraq and South Korea on their way to the final where they stunned four times champions Japan 3 1 The Qataris are still only the fifth highest ranked team from Asian Football Confederation behind Iran 22 Japan 27 South Korea 38 and Australia 42 Belgium continue to lead the world rankings ahead of last year s World Cup winners France and Brazil There were no changes to the top 20 due to the lack of fixtures involving teams from the European and South American confederations Reuters NNN OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi
    Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after winning Asian Cup
      Rankings London Feb 7 2019 Reuters NNN Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings their best position in 26 years after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week The 2022 World Cup hosts remarkable run at the continental championship saw them winning all seven games and conceding only one goal This has now allowed them to move up 38 places from 93rd in the world Qatar beat regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia Iraq and South Korea on their way to the final where they stunned four times champions Japan 3 1 The Qataris are still only the fifth highest ranked team from Asian Football Confederation behind Iran 22 Japan 27 South Korea 38 and Australia 42 Belgium continue to lead the world rankings ahead of last year s World Cup winners France and Brazil There were no changes to the top 20 due to the lack of fixtures involving teams from the European and South American confederations Reuters NNN OLAL Edited by Olawale Alabi
    Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after winning Asian Cup
    General news4 years ago

    Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after winning Asian Cup

    Rankings
    London, Feb. 7, 2019 (Reuters/NNN) Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings, their best position in 26 years, after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week.The 2022 World Cup hosts’ remarkable run at the continental championship saw them winning all seven games and conceding only one goal.This has now allowed them to move up 38 places from 93rd in the world.Qatar beat regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia, Iraq and South Korea on their way to the final, where they stunned four-times champions Japan 3-1.The Qataris are still only the fifth-highest ranked team from Asian Football Confederation, behind Iran (22), Japan (27), South Korea (38) and Australia (42).Belgium continue to lead the world rankings ahead of last year’s World Cup winners France and Brazil.There were no changes to the top 20 due to the lack of fixtures involving teams from the European and South American confederations.(Reuters/NNN)

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    (Edited by Olawale Alabi)