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Olympics: Buhari To Unveil Team Nigeria’s Uniform, July 12

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), will on Monday, July 12, unveil Team Nigeria’s uniform for the Tokyo Olympic Games and handover the contingent to the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
The first batch of Team Nigeria’s contingent departed the country on Tuesday for Kisarazu in Japan, for the final leg of their preparations.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this while bidding farewell to the first batch of the contingent, inside the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
He said as was the tradition, President Buhari would unveil the team’s official uniform for the Games, before bidding the contingent farewell.
“Our departure for the Games today is evidence that working in unison, we can collectively achieve whatever we set our minds to achieve as humans.
“All the athletes and officials that would feature at the Games have been educated on Covid-19 compliance and anti-doping instructions. I urge you all to adhere to these rules in order to compete safely and avoid the discomfort of Covid-19 isolation.
“In continuation of his grandiose support to the sports sector, President Muhammadu Buhari has committed enormous resources in the preparation and participation of Team Nigeria for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of these efforts, the President will formally unveil the official Team Nigeria uniform for the Games during the presentation of the contingent to him.
“I enjoin you to make the nation proud at the Games by competing clean and bringing glory to your fatherland. I wish you safe travels as you depart for the Games.” Dare said.

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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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