Dream Star Ladies of Lagos have unveiled Twenty Nine players for the 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League season.
The unveiling took place at JJT park in Lagos on Monday.
A total of Twenty nine players were unveiled, led by the Captain, Judith Nwaogu and Vice Captain, Anuoluwapo Salisu alongside three goalkeepers, eleven defenders, ten midfielders and five strikers.
Experienced playmaker and midfield maestro, Zirike Elizabeth and Ajibade Agnes who joined from Sunshine Queens and Osun Babes respectively top the list of new additions into the squad. Other new signings include Ochulor Rosemary, (former Abia Angels), Bakare Shukura (former Niger Amazons) and Kitka Nenrot (former Invincible Angels).
in the pool of youngsters who are ready to mount the bigger stage in the coming season appear Omilana Faith, Kareem Esther, Ogundeko Tosin, Bankole Sofiat, Oladeji Bunmi and Olehi Hope. Others are Obasi Precious, Eze Onyekachi, Adugbe Olamide, Ogunwa Celestina and Effiong Dorcas.
The players expressed their delight to be part of the Lagos based team as they look forward to the start of the new season.
“We had fun at the unveiling, we were all excited to be at the venue, it was really beautiful
“We are ready to give our best to achieve our objectives”
Goalkeeper, Onyekachi Eze told Dream Stars Ladies Media.
Similarly, Dream Stars Ladies Captain, Judith Nwaogu also praised the club for organizing the unveiling In a different wa
“It was a cool outing for all of us, we all had fun.
“We want to appreciate the management for putting it together”
We are ready to repay the management’s support by giving our best in the NWPL.
Dream Stars Ladies Chairman, Mr. Abolore AbdulRahmon expressed his optimism ahead of the new season and urged the players to comport themselves on the field in a manner befitting of “The Pride Of Lagos”
“We want to maintain a brand devoid of unprofessionalism as we believe that as footballers these girls are fashionable, can model and entertain.”
“We need to distinguish ourselves as “Pride of Lagos” to show a class in representing the state of excellence.
“I am happy that the players understand our objectives, vision and policy.”
“The culture that surrounds Dream Stars is unique for every brand to associate with.”
In his words, the General Manager of the club, Mr Doyin Ijiwola felt “honored to be part of the Dream Stars project. The jersey unveil is the first of many great things to come”.
Dream Stars Ladies will play host to Edo Queens, today in the NWPL 2018/2019 opener.
Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions
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.
Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses – Aikhomogbe
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.
Enyimba Players Vow To Support Finidi
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.
- Sports4 days ago
Aisha Buhari Cup: FIFA, CAF Presidents Grace Kick-Off, Falcons Win 2-0
- Sports4 days ago
Youth Basketball Festival Has Discovered Talents – Coach
- Editorial4 days ago
That Desecration Of NDA
- Politics4 days ago
Perspective On NASS 2% Budget Spending
- Niger Delta4 days ago
Jonathan Wants NARD To Suspend Strike
- Rivers4 days ago
KYC Alleges Sabotage Over Trans Kalabari Road
- Niger Delta4 days ago
C’River LG Staff Protest Unpaid Salaries
- Sports4 days ago
Former Kenya’s Minister Pays Fine, Skips Jail