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Pinnick Comments on Possibility Of Vying For Third Term
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Pinnick Comments on Possibility Of Vying For Third Term

Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has confirmed that he will not run for a third term after his current tenure expires this year. Pinnick, a former chairman of Delta State Football Association took over as NFF President in 2014 and his tenure is expected to end next month. There has been speculation that Pinnick who is equally a member of the FIFA executive council committee nurtures the ambition of seeking a third term. See Also: 2022: U-20 WWC: How Falconets Beat South Korea – Danjuma However, the NFF President in an interview with Arise Television said that he will not interfere with the process to elect a new President.   He said, “There are so many Nigerians capable of being there (NFF boss). I will assist and work with any...
Victor Osimhen Scores for Napoli in Season Opener
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Victor Osimhen Scores for Napoli in Season Opener

Nigerian Forward, Victor Osimhen scored in his first match of the new Serie A season as Napoli defeated Hellas Verona 5-2 on Monday night at the Stadio Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi stadium. Osimhen scored the second goal for the away team at extra-time of the first half after he headed in Giovammi van Lorenzo’s corner-kick. See Also: Ademola Lookman Scores on His Atalanta Debut The Napoli striker also set up Matteo Politano for the fifth goal of the match before he was substituted for Algeria's international, Adam Ounas, in the final stages of the game. Victor Osimhen bagged 14 goals in 27 league appearances for the Serie A side last season. Source: Daily Post
2022: U-20 WWC: How Falconets Beat South Korea – Danjuma
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2022: U-20 WWC: How Falconets Beat South Korea – Danjuma

Christopher Danjuma, head coach of Nigeria’s Falconets, has disclosed how his team outsmarted South Korea in their second Group C encounter at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Falconets beat South Korea 1-0 thanks to a late goal by Esther Onyenezide in the 83rd minute of the match.   The win means the Nigerian side have won their first two matches after a 1-0 win against France in their first match. Reacting to the win against South Korea, Danjuma said, “Football is about building your own tactics as it suits you. Playing against the Korean team, if they find space they run and there are certain areas in the field they use to make incursions into your box. See Also: Super Eagles Forward Dessers Set For Serie A Transfer “So what we did was to make sure they...
Commonwealth Games: Buhari Celebrates Team Nigeria As Medal Rises To 35
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Commonwealth Games: Buhari Celebrates Team Nigeria As Medal Rises To 35

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the athletes that made Nigeria proud at the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022. The competition which began on 28 July, 2022 is expected to end on Monday, 8 August, 2022, had no fewer than 5,00 athletes representing 72 countries, vying for honours in 280 medal games. President Buhari celebrated the Nigerian athletes for their remarkable outing which culminated in 35 medals. The country had 94 athletes who competed across nine events. Lauding their performance, the president said, “For those exciting moments when the medalists brought smiles to our faces by breaking world, national and games records, as well as achieving personal bests in their career.” Among the 35 medals won by Nigerians are 12 gold, 9 silv...
“He Wants To Fight For Trophies”, HNK Hadjuk Chief Lauds Awaziem’s Signing
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“He Wants To Fight For Trophies”, HNK Hadjuk Chief Lauds Awaziem’s Signing

Mindaugas Nikolicius, HNK Hadjuk Split sporting director is excited to have secured the serves of Super Eagles defender, Chidozie Awaziem from Boavista. Awaziem joined the Croatian club on a season-long loan from the Portuguese club, Boavista. Reacting to the deal, Nikolicius said, Awaziem, 25, rejected a host of clubs to join them. He said, ”From the first contact with him, we felt that he was interested in coming to Hajduk because he wants to fight for trophies,” Nikolicius said. See Also: WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons Lose Third Place Match To Zambia “He turned down many significantly more lucrative offers precisely because of this and thus proved that he puts football development, the desire to progress and play at a high level before money. “I am of the opinion tha...
Rufai Delighted By Ndidi’s Return To Action
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Rufai Delighted By Ndidi’s Return To Action

Peter Rufai, a former Nigerian goalkeeper, has expressed delight over the return to action of Super Eagles midfield maestro, Wilfred Ndidi. The Eagles midfielder featured in Leicester City’s 3-1 win over Derby Country in a friendly match. Ndidi, 25, injured his ankle during his club’s training camp in Evian. It forced him to miss the last two friendly games against OH Leuven and Hull City. However, the Nigerian has made a return to full action. His return excited Rufai who expressed joy during an interview with Complete Sports. “It was really sad that injury slowed down Ndidi towards the tail end of last season. However, I am delighted that he has return to full fitness. “I can’t really wait to see him don the Super Eagles jersey because he always gives out his best whe...
Olayinka Scores Twice As Slavia Prague Qualifies for UEFA ECL Next Round
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Olayinka Scores Twice As Slavia Prague Qualifies for UEFA ECL Next Round

Nigerian international, Peter Olayinka, marked the birth of his child by bagging two goals as Slavia Prague trashed St. Joseph 7-0, in the second round of the Europa Conference League, ECL. The Super Eagles player scored the second and third goals as his Czech Republic based side qualified for the third round with an 11-0 aggregate. Olayinka got his first goal in the 18th minute of the match through a header off a cross. He scored his side’s third goal with a header also in the 28th minute. See Also: CAF Awards: Oshoala Wins Record Fifth Player Of The Year Award Slavia Prague will play against Greek opponents, Panathinaikos in the third round. The first leg is scheduled to take place on 3 August while the second leg will take place on 11 August.   Olanyika was on t...
Nigeria Planning to Co-Host AFCON 2025 With Benin– Pinnick
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Nigeria Planning to Co-Host AFCON 2025 With Benin– Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has said that the country may co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, with the Benin Republic. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has said that the country may co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, with the Benin Republic. According to Pinnick, plans are in motion by both nations to host the biennial football competition. He said that the Confederation of African Football, CAF, may withdraw the hosting right for the 2025 AFCON from the intended hosts, Guinea. Pinnick in an interaction with the press in Lagos on Tuesday said, “We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic. “The Minister of Sports has given his endorse...
Super Eagles Forward Dessers Set For Serie A Transfer
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Super Eagles Forward Dessers Set For Serie A Transfer

Super Eagles striker, Cyriel Dessers is set to complete a transfer to Serie A newcomers Cremonese from Belgium club, Genk. This was disclosed by Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter handle. Romano wrote, “Former Feyenoord striker Cyriel Dessers is set to leave Genk in order to join Serie A side Cremonese. Talks are progressing well since last week and the deal could be sealed soon. 🇧🇪🇳🇬 #transfers. “Dessers was in Italy with his agents days ago and he’s tempted by Serie A chance.” Dessers, 27, spent the last season at Eredivisie side, Feyenoord Rotterdam on loan. See Also: Oregon 2022: Amusan Speaks After Setting World Record The Nigeria international bagged 10 goals in 12 appearances in the UEFA Europa Conference League last season. He returned...
Oregon 2022: Amusan Speaks After Setting World Record
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Oregon 2022: Amusan Speaks After Setting World Record

Nigerian athlete, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, has expressed delight at setting a new record at the just concluded 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America. On Sunday, Amusan set a new record as the first African and Nigerian to win the 100m Women’s hurdles at the World Championships. Earlier, the 25-year-old athlete set a world record in the semi-final of the championship. See Also: South Africa President Congratulates Banyana Banyana On Winning First WAFCON The Nigerian clinched the final with a time of 12.06s (+2.5m/s) which would have been her second World Record of the day but for the excess wind. Amusan was followed by Jamaican Britany Anderson with 12.23s, while Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn settled for finished third with the same...