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Prisons FC Hopes To Return To National League

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The Head Coach of Federal Prisons FC, Randy Iortyer,  at the weekend  in Abuja said the club would likely return to the national league.
Iortyer told newsmen that the performance of the club at just-concluded FCT pre-season tournament showed that the team was ready to regain its place in the Nigerian league.
“We have been out of the league for about three seasons now but with our performance at FCT pre-season tournament, I think our club is ready to rejoin the league again.
“For us to return to the league we must follow all due process.
“We have not registered for any competition before we played the final match of the pre-season competition; this means that the team has regained its strength, we are good to go.
“We are looking at coming back to the league soon, but as we all know the economic situation in the country right now is not favourable.
“We don’t know exactly when we will regain our place in the Nigeria National League (NNL),’’ he said.
Iortyer added that funding had been one of the challenges faced by the club currently.
“The Controller-General of Prison has the final decision on the club but one of our greatest challenge has been funding.
“We hope that our performances will impress the management of the Nigeria Prisons Service. I pray that God touches them and the finance will be there for us to stage a comeback,’’ he said.
It would be recalled that Federal Prisons FC ended the FCT Pre-season tournament in the second position.

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CAF CL: Why Akwa United Struggled Against CR Belouizdad

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Coach Kennedy Boboye admitted that Akwa United failed in their bid to replace the players that left the club.
Boboye revealed this in his post match confe-rence after Akwa United kick-started their 2021-2022 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over CR Belouizdad of Algeria on Sunday.
The Promise Keepers lost influential stars like Charles Atshimene and Olisa Ndah to CD Feirense of Portugal and Orlando Pirates of South Africa respectively earlier this month.
Recall that Ndah and Atshimene played key role in Akwa United’s NPFL title victory and Boboye admitted that the club was unable to bring in replacement.
He said: “This is what we have gotten. Most of the players we tried to get did not come.”
“We can’t stop players from travelling. It is unfortunate that we started the tournament very early.”
“We have not been able to play together for a long time. By the time we surpass this stage, we would be better than before,” he said.

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Remo Stars To Appoint Ogunbote Head Coach

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Nigeria Professional Football League New Boys, Remo Stars are on the verge of appointing Gbenga Ogunbote as their new coach.
Reports revealed that Remo Stars manage-ment will appoint the former Enyimba and Sunshine Stars boss to take over the reign from Daniel Ogunbodede who tutored the team last season.
Ogunbote was spot-ted with the Ikenne-based club during the just concluded NNL Super 8 in Enugu.
The club is set to announce the mana-gerial change in the coming days, but nothing has been heard, concerning the future of Daniel Ogunbodede.
Ogunbodede helped Remo Stars seal their return to the elite division after finishing second in NNL playoff in Group A.

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CAFCL: Eguma Warns Players Against Complacency

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Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma, has warned his players against comp-lacency ahead of their CAF Champions Lea-gue second leg prelimi-nary game against Young Africans.
The Pride of Rivers defeated the Tanzanian side 1-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Nat-ional Stadium on Sunday.
Samuel Omodumuke scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute to give the Eguma’s side advant-age of going to the next game.
The return leg will take place next week Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Speaking ahead of the second meeting, Eguma hinted that his players need to forget about the first leg result and approach the second leg with all seriousness.
“They are a good side and have mobile players.
 “We need to have the right mentality when we play them at home, we must not relent and fight as if we have not played the first leg.
“We must put in everything in the second leg, that is going to be our approach.”
“The players need to rise to the occasion to ensure that we seal the qualification,” he said.

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