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ZambiaThrashes North Korea

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Goals from James Chamanga and Felix Sunzu gave Zambia a 4-1 win over North Korea in an international friendly.

North Korea will play in their first World Cup in over forty years in South Africa and were using this match as preparation.

North Korea’s only goal of the game came courtesy of a penalty converted by Mun In Guk four minutes from the final whistle.

Chamanga scored twice in the first half and added a third in the 70th minute.

Felix Sunzu, who came on as a substitute for Chamanga in the 71st minute, scored in injury time to restore the three-goal margin.

Zambia coach Herve Renard described the win as a huge boost ahead of the East and Central African Championships later this month.

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No Agreement On Severance Package With NFF – Rohr

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Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has exclusively told newsmen that he is yet to agree on a severance package with the Nigerian Football Federation.
Several online platforms had reported that the Franco-German had agreed an N370 million severance package to step down as Eagles coach.
The reports also revealed that NFF and the sports ministry would meet this week to finalise details concerning Rohr’s disengagement as well as the new man to lead the national team.
When asked, Rohr told Tidesports source that he had agreed a deal to leave his post as Eagles coach, the 68-year-old who had earlier told said that he was still in charge of the team but revealed the NFF wanted him to quit the team replied, “There is no agreement for the moment.”
He also remains hopeful of leading the Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
“Hopefully, we will be in charge to lead the team to the AFCON.”
Nigeria have been drawn alongside Egypt, Guinea Bissau and Sudan in Group D.
The Eagles will face Egypt in their opening game on January 11 in Garoua before taking on Sudan four days later.
Rohr has come under heavy criticism following the Eagles’ lacklustre 1-1 draw against Cape Verde in their final Group C World Cup qualifier in Lagos.
The three-time African champions, finished top of Group C with 13 points to qualify for the World Cup playoffs next March but there have been calls for Rohr’s sack after another disappointing display by the Eagles, who have struggled against lesser opposition in recent times.
Rohr, who is currently being owed two months’ salary by the NFF has one year left on his current deal.
He was appointed in 2016 and has recorded 28 wins, 13 draws and 13 defeats in the 54 games he has been in charge of the team.

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Waldrum Commends NFF As Falcons Round Off Camping

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Head Coach Randy Waldrum has commended the Nigeria Football Federation for its continued total support for the country’s Senior Women National Team as the Super Falcons were set to round off a 9-day training camp in the Federal Capital, Abuja.
The training camp that commenced on Monday last week expectedly ended yesterday and the team was received at the NFF secretariat by the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, who assured them that the football governing body will always ensure to provide the Falcons with the best conditions to train and play friendly and competitive matches, in order to do the nation proud each time.
“I am very delighted with the support the Federation has always given to the team; this has helped our work,” Waldrum said. “I am happy we had this training camp as we were able to see the home-based players and the overseas-based, and everyone bonded very well. It has been a marvellous experience and the joyamong the players is palpable.
“We will look to have periodic camping like this in order to be able to put forward the best of Nigeria women players for matches and championships at any time.”
The general secretary of the NFF said the football –governing body will always ensure to provide the Falcons with the best conditions to train and play friendly and competitive matches, in order to do the nation proud each time.
“We will set aside resources to organise more of this type of camping so that we will always get the best from home and abroad and blend them to perform at optimal level when the need arises. We are aware of the challenge that Cote d’Ivoire will pose when we confront them for a place at next year’s Women AFCON.
We need players who are committed and are proud to don the country’s colours and will strive to deliver no matter the circumstances,” he said.
Falcons who were involved in the training camp include,
Goalkeepers: Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Bayelsa Queens); Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels); Uchenna Chukwu (Nasarawa Amazon.
Defenders: Onome Ebi (Minsk FC, Belarus); Maureen Okpala (Nasarawa Amazons); Patricia George (SC Sand, Germany); Ashley Plumptre (Leicester City, England); Miracle Joseph (Bayelsa Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons); Nicole Payne (West Virginia University, USA); Michelle Alozie (Houston Dash, USA); Glory Edet (Bayelsa Queens); Akudo Ogbonna (Edo Queens).
Midfielders: Adekite Dada (Watford FC, England); Peace Efih (Kiryat Gat, Israel); Yetunde Aluko (WFC Ramat Hasharon, Israel); Amanda Mbadinuju (Bayelsa Queens); Goodness Onyebuchi (Edo Queens), etc.

Grace Igboamalu (Bayelsa Queens); Toni Oyedupe Payne (Sevilla FC, Spain); Regina Otu (Minsk FC, Belarus); Christy Ucheibe (FC Sevilla, Spain).
Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid, Spain); Esther Okoronkwo (AS Saint Etienne, France); Mary-Ann Ezenagu (Rivers Angels); Anam Imo (Pitea IF, Sweden); Vivian Ikechukwu (Rivers Angels); Gift Monday (FC Robo); Juliet Bassey (Bayelsa Queens); Chinonyerem Macleans (Gonirk Leczna (Poland).

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Coach Attributes Victory To Determination, Hard Work 

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The Head Coach of Awoba Stars FC of Bille in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, Balasama Bruce, has attributed their 2-0 victory over  Kebetrache  at the ongoing Rivers State Keves Football Competition (RSKFC) to determination and hard work.
He stated that his players knew the importance of the game, consequently, they were determined to ensure that they won.
Bruce said this on Monday in a post match interview with sports journalists shortly after they defeated Kebetrache FC 2-0 in their first group match at the Sharks Football Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The coach  revealed that he registered his club  in the tournament majorly to expose his players to limelight, adding that they were prepared for the competition, as they  played several friendly matches and tournaments.
He lamented that, coming all the way from Bille to Port Harcourt for a competition was not an easy task because there was no major sponsor.
“I want to say that  understanding, hardwork and determination were responsible  for our victory.
Awoba Stars FC is an  old football club in Bille, but lack of sponsorship is making the club go up and down.
I am appealing to well meaning individuals and corporate organizations to come to our aid, because logistics,  transporting players and Officials from Bille to Port Harcourt is not easy in terms of finance,” Bruce said.
Also speaking, one of the goal scorers, Joel Gyang, expressed joy to see  net for the first in a high profile competition.
“I thank God for the victory, it is what we planned for.
I think today’s game is over our next target is to win the next game for us to qualify in our  group,” Gyang said.
He used the medium to appeal to the State Government, Degema Government Area  and well meaning individuals to assist the team,  saying that is a way of empowering the youth in the state.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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