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League’s Top Shot Eyes Eagles Call-up

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Nigeria league lead
ing scorer with 17 goals, Mfon Udoh, has said he hopes to be called up by the new coaches of the Super Eagles.
Enyimba striker, Udoh, is now just three goals from equaling the goals record in the Nigeria league after he hit a brace in a Week 33 game against Nasarawa United to take his tally to 17 goals.
Mfon has proved to be a prolific goal scorer having scored 15 goals last season in his first full season in the league with hometown club, Akwa United.
The all-time Nigeria league goals record of 20 goals was set by Jude Aneke three seasons ago.
The records show that many strikers have cashed in on finishing as top scorers in the Nigeria league.
Ishaya Jatau, set a record which lasted more than 19 years when he scored 17 goals for Iwuanyanwu Nationale in the inaugural 1990 professional league season in Nigeria.
He will thereafter take his shooting boots to top Ivorian club, Asec Mimosas.
Ahmed Musa broke this long-standing milestone in the 2009/10 season when he scored 18 goals for Kano Pillars.
His new goals record earned him a contract with modest Dutch club, VVV Venlo and a season and a half later, he was snapped up by top Russian club CSKA for a fee reported to be over five million Euros.
He has since won two league championships and featured in both the UEFA Champions League as well as the Europa League.
Is Udoh now destined for such path soon?

Super Falcons celebrating their victory

Super Falcons celebrating their victory

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Athletics: Okagbare Begins Preparation For Tokyo 2020

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Blessing Okagbare, yesterday started her preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the National Trials.
The opening day of the Tokyo 2020 National Trials will see Okagbare competing in the 100m against highly rated Grace Nwokocha
Okagbare, the 8th time national champions is the favourite to win the event again, but Grace Nwokocha remains one of her biggest threats.
The American-based track queen won the championship from 2009 to 2014 and returned to win the 2016 edition after missing out in 2015.
Despite her qualification for the Olympics, Okagbare will be hoping to continue her winning streak and go to the Olympics in high spirits.
Apart from the 100m finals expected to take place in the afternoon, there will be shotput men final with all eyes on  Chukwuebuka Enekwechi.

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LAA Holds Lucrative Track Meet, Next Week

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The Lagos State Athletics Association has announced it would be holding a lucrative Athletics Meet on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Yussuf Alli, who is the Meet Director for the Lagos Open Athletics Championship, made the disclosure on Wednes-day even as he revealed that arrangements were in top gear to have an elite cast of athletes in the one-day meet.
According to Alli, the Lagos Open Athletics Championship will simultaneously serve as a qualifying window for the Tokyo Olympics as well as a preparatory event for athletes that have already qualified for the sporting showpiece.
“This is another fantastic window for those seeking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as well as those seeking quality competition to stay in shape for the Olympics,” Alli said.
“The Lagos State Athletics Association, which is one of the most vibrant in the country, is out to organise a world-class event that would be the talk of the town as we count down to Tokyo,”  he added.
The list of events to be competed for at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship include, the 5,000 meters, 400 meters hurdles, 100 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters and 100 meters.
There would also be quality action in the 4×100 meters open, 4×100 meters open and 4×400 meters mixed relay.
Long jump, High jump, Triple jump, Shot put as well as  4×100 secondary schools relay and 4×100 secondary schools relay have all been pencilled down for the maiden Lagos Open Athletics Champion-ship.
Organisers have assured that the top three finishers across all the events will receive handsome prizes for their efforts.

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S’ Falcons Bow To World Champions

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 2-0 to world champions, USA, in their final Group game at the 2021 Summer Series in Texas, USA.
The result means the African champions failed to win any of their three matches at the invitational tourna-ment, drawing one and losing the other two.
Kristen Press gave the Americans the lead on the stroke of half time, and before Lyn Williams killed Falcons hope of getting a draw with the second goal on the dot of 90 minutes.
With the victory, the world number one has now gone 42 games without tasting a defeat .As for the Falcons, the aim of participating in the Summer Series was to prepare them for a crucial 2022 African Women’s Champion-ship eliminator against perennial rivals, Ghana in October.
The African Women’s Championship will serve as qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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