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Ibrahim Musa Gusau Elected as New NFF President
News, Nigeria, Sports

Ibrahim Musa Gusau Elected as New NFF President

Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after an election was conducted on Friday. See Also: NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach Gusau became the 40th President of the NFF after being elected at the NFF’s 78th Elective Congress in Benin, Edo State. The newly elected President got 21 votes to defeat his closest contender, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who managed 12 votes. Coming in third place, League Management Committee Chairman, Shehu Dikko, ended up with only six votes. At the start of the election, only seven out of the total ten intending candidates contested for the position, as three candidates namely, Moukhtar Muhammed, Musa Amadu, and Yahaya Kwande withdrew before the election starte...
Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen Debunks Transfer Rumours
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Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen Debunks Transfer Rumours

Napoli striker and Super Eagle player, Victor Osimhen, has debunked rumors concerning his departure from his club this summer. The 23-year-old striker is linked with moves to various clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle, and Bayern Munich. The Nigerian player is reported to be valued at around £85 million in the transfer Market after bagging 18 goals for Napoli across all competitions last season. But he claims that the reports of him moving away from Napoli are just rumours, pressing that the club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has assured that he will be part of their future plans. See Also: Osimhen Renders Verdict on Gattuso’s Expertise ’I’m in Napoli. And I have great respect for my club,” he told Corriere Dello Sport as per Daily Mail. “They are jus...
Inaki Williams: I Want to Discover My Origin
Africa, Ghana, Sports, World Cup

Inaki Williams: I Want to Discover My Origin

Athletic Club’s striker, Inaki Williams has decided to play his international football with Ghana. The 28-year-old forward was born In Bilbao by his parents who migrated by foot from Ghana to Spain in search of a better life. The football star made his decision known via a video he shared on social media on Tuesday. see also:2022 W/C Playoff: FIFA Tweaks Match Officials For Nigeria Vs Ghana He mentioned that he wants to know more about his origins and he is ready to represent his parent’s country. ”Every step we take forward has its own meaning. An evolution. A glance into the future which leaves a trace itself. A legacy. My parents have raised me with values based on humility, respect, and love”. “They have taught me to embrace life. In that constant quest to contin...
Mo Salah Voted Premier League Player Of The Year
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Mo Salah Voted Premier League Player Of The Year

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been voted the men’s Player of the Year in a poll of 400,000 supporters, after netting 32 goals and counting, in all club competitions this calendar year. The Egyptian international was named the best performer in 2021 at the Football Supporters’ Association Awards on Monday. Salah held off competition from Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Man City pair Phil Foden, and Rúben Dias, West Ham United’s Michail Antonio, and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans to claim the gong.   See Also: FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Maintain 36th In The World, Fifth Best In Africa Last season, Salah, 29, netted 31 times in league and cup matches. He is the fourth Liverpool player to scoop the award in 11 years and the first to win the award on two occasions. It adds to an extr...
Eagles’ Striker Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Club Plans Preseason
Covid-19, Nigeria, Sports

Eagles’ Striker Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Club Plans Preseason

Super eagles of Nigeria forward, Paul Onuachu has tested COVID-19 positive as his club KRC Genk prepares for their first pre-season match. Announcing his status, Onuachu who said that he is asymptomatic and feeing well, reports that his Instagram followers have grown by 10,000 after his status was made public. The Nigerian striker was the only member of the Genk squad who tested positive to the virus after the club conducted tests this week in readiness for the resumption of pre-season games. Onuachu said two of his previous tests after his return to Belgium came back negative before the latest round of tests. He said, “I’m very well as I talk with you.” “I’m not just in the mood to talk right now. It’s the third test and the first two were negative. “In a couple of days ...
Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot
Senegal, Sports

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday's home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not yet clear whether the Confederation of African Football will take further action against Senegal. The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night and 6-2 ahead on aggregate. Caf has officially confirmed the result as a 2-0 win for Ivory Coast, sending them through to next year's tournament. Senegal manager Ferdinand Coly said on Sunday that "Senegal will accept the sanctions". He also apologised to Ivory Coast. Trouble flared after striker Didier Drogba scored his side's second goal from the penalty spot. Visiting supporters were forced to leap down on to the pitch to escape as viol...