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LMC Announces Dates For Rescheduled NPFL Fixtures

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The League Management Company (LMC), yesterday announced new dates for the rescheduled games of Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) for clubs participating in the CAF Club competitions.
The company’s Media Officer, Harry Iwuala, said in a statement in Lagos that new dates had been scheduled for the postponed fixtures of Match Day 8 and Match Day 9.
The statement said the matches involved clubs participating in the CAF Clubs competitions, the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup as a consequence of their concluded first round ties.
“The LMC also announced the postponement of Match Day 13 and Match Day 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United, the two clubs that made it through to the second round of the CAF Champions League,’’ it said.
According to the new schedule, the fixture of Match Day 8 between Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists and that between FC IfeanyiUbah and Remo Stars will now hold on March 8.
It also said that the fixture between MFM and Rivers United and that of 3SC of Ibadan and Rangers International would hold on March 22.
“Other rescheduled fixtures are those of Match Day 9 between Wikki Tourists and Lagos-based MFM and that between Enyimba International of Aba and FC IfeanyiUbah which will hold on March 15.
“The other fixtures between Rivers United and ABS FC of Ilorin, and that between Rangers International and Kano Pillars are fixed for March 22,’’ the statement said.
The LMC said that a notice has been sent to the clubs by the Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, in respect of the changes.
The statement indicated that all Match Day 13 and Match Day 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United had been postponed to dates that would be announced later.
“On Match Day 13 which holds on March 12, Rivers United is to play away to Katsina United, while Rangers International is to host Wikki Tourists.
“Match Day 14 fixtures scheduled for March 19 features Rangers International away to Sunshine Stars and Rivers United at home to Remo Stars.
“The respective fixtures have now been put on hold as Rangers International and Rivers United have been drawn to play their CAF Champions League second round matches during the weekends of March 12  and March 19,’’ the statement said.

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Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions

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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last Thursday, in Abuja, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for top Grade A football matches and FIFA competitions.
Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the MoshoodAbiola National Stadium.
The FIFA boss, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches.
He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadia, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this (MoshoodAbiola stadium) and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all of the Nigerian love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
Tidesports source reports that the FIFA President, in the company of the minister, had earlier visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Statehouse, as part of his engagement.

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Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses  – Aikhomogbe

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Former Nigerian goal keeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve every outstanding salaries and bonuses owed to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr before the next World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic (CAR).
Aikhomogbe made this known on the backdrop of the football body’s recent deal with Baba Ijebu.
Although the financial details of the deal was not disclosed, Aikhomogbe in an interview with Newsmen from his base in Cairo, Egypt, stated that the NFF should use this platform to offset Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“It’s a big delight to know that the Nigeria Football Federation have signed a deal with Baba Ijebu and this will serve as an opportunity for them to use part of the money to pay Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“There is no better time to motivate him than now before Nigeria’s next 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on October,” he said.

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Enyimba Players Vow To Support  Finidi

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Enyimba FC Goalkeeper, John Noble has stated that the players of the People’s Elephants will be key to the success of the newly appointed coach of the team, Finidi George.
Finidi, signed a two-year deal with Enyimba and oversaw his first full training session with the team on Thursday after a cameo appearance on Wednesday.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Noble  gave his assessment of the coach in his first session under the manager and believes the former Super Eagles winger has what it takes to lead the team to the next level.
He added that the Enyimba players will be the ones to hand Finidi George his success at the club.

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