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Go Round FC Registers 28 Players

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Twenty eight players have been registered to play for Go Round FC in the 2017/ 18 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Out of this number, 13 are newly signed while 15 remained with the club from last season’s twenty four.
Top of the names that remained with the club from last season are top scorer, EkuntaEtenfa who scored eleven goals and captain, Nelson Esor who scored seven times in the League.
After putting pen to a new three year contract, Esor said he has stayed on with Go Round FC to win and to put Omoku in the spotlight for good reasons.
“The town has had some security issues that has painted it in bad light but we are happy now that things have changed and our good performances will bring a breath of fresh air and some positive news around Omoku,” Esor said.
“It is our first ever time in the league but we will not be looked down on. We will play as though we are regular in the top league and make names for ourselves.”
Former Sharks and until last season, Bayelsa United barrel chested central defender Moses Awala leads twelve other players to Omoku on a three year contract.
Moses says he is in Omoku because he thought they were a better side than Bayelsa United wants to help the team play on the continent.
“I think this team can win the League or even qualify to play on the continent. The players I met here are young and strong and I see those potentials in them,” Awala Moses said.
“Confidence is the key. Having played in the NPFL before, I believe I can encourage the younger ones and guide them along the way.
All players with the club signed three year contracts from the start of the 2017/18 league season.

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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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