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.
Kickoff is 4.00 p.
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.
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).
Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) are responsible for huge economic losses in livestock assets and agricultural savings in Zimbabwe. They account for more than 60% of cattle deaths in the country. To prevent this and improve livestock productivity for wealth creation, the Government of Zimbabwe through the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Union European Union (EU) launched a 10-year integrated national strategy for the control of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Harare. The launch is part of multiple FAO and EU interventions that complement government efforts to correctly position the livestock sector to make a significant contribution to the National Development Strategy 1 and the achievement of the country's 2030 vision.The strategy we are launching today is specifically to address the scourge of tick-borne diseases, the most problematic of which is theileriosis, commonly known as January disease. Tick-borne diseases have always been a big problem in Zimbabwe since time immemorial. The EU-funded ZAGP-SAFE project has come at an opportune time to bolster government efforts in combating tick-borne diseases that have caused a number of vulnerable households to lose their valuable assets and source of income. livelihood,” said Dr. John Basera, Permanent Representative Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development in his official opening speech at the launch of the strategy.Key stakeholders in attendance included Dr Josphat Nyika, Chief Director of DVS, Dr Patrice Talla, FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa and FAO Representative in Zimbabwe represented by Dr Berhanu Bedane, Delegation of the EU in Zimbabwe represented by Bernard de Schrevel, Munhamo Chisvo, Technical Advisor to the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Program (ZAGP), senior government officials, farmers' organizations and representatives of the Zimbabwean livestock sector.“The strategy emphasizes the need for evidence-based decision-making based on localized solutions, with strong community engagement and public and private actors throughout the ruminant livestock value chain. The use of vaccines will help protect livestock and reduce mortality and the use of curative antibiotics. This is all in line with the SAFE project's overall goal of transforming Zimbabwe's animal health and food safety systems to improve livestock productivity, food security and consumer safety to improve market access," said Dr. Carving in your comments read on your behalf. by Berhanu Bedane, FAO Animal Production and Health Officer.The SAFE project is being implemented under the EU-FAO funded Transforming Zimbabwe's Animal Health and Food Safety Systems for the Future (SAFE) project, which started in March 2019. The SAFE project is part of a EU-funded Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth (ZAGP), a response to address challenges within the country's livestock sector through EU financial support worth €40 million. During the launch, the SAFE project officially handed over the commissioning of the revamped tick-borne disease vaccine production unit at the central veterinary laboratory at the DVS headquarters in Harare.“The strategy was developed through extensive consultations combined in the country and best practices in the region and beyond and as such is a comprehensive product that will be implemented across all agricultural sectors,” added Dr. Talla.According to a statement from the EU Delegation, “Improving the control of tick-borne diseases is an essential public service for the preservation of the production systems of many farmers and goats that affect their future capital. EU support to the SAFE project, as well as the renovation of TBD vaccine production facilities, is helping to ensure the implementation of animal disease control strategies that are key to ensuring not only public health, but also human health. , welfare and productivity of animals.The Permanent Secretary recognized that the strategy will be added to the list of model documents to guide the activities for the achievement of the 2030 vision. He described the 16 points of contact for the successful implementation of the strategy and emphasized the need for all actors of the value chain and development partners play. their roles in implementing the strategy. He also expressed his expectation to see a reversal of the current trend in the appearance of tick-borne diseases in the country and, consequently, an improvement in livelihoods. Dr. Basera concluded by thanking the EU and FAO for the continued financial and technical support they offer to the Zimbabwean government as his ministry leads the transformation of the agricultural sector to achieve the 2030 vision goals. This transformation will especially benefit small farmers when livestock mortality is reduced.