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Shorunmu Calls For Support For Lagerback

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Former Super Eagles goal keeper, Ike Shorunmu, has called on Nigerians to give maximum support to the technical adviser of the Eagles team, Lars Lagerback ahead of the 2010 world cup in South-Africa.

Speaking in an interview recently, the ex-international noted that Lagerback needs encouragement now, because he is building a new Eagles team.

According to him, there was no reason for some Nigerians to be bent on criticising Lagerback over his 44 man list for the world cup preparations.

“People should stop attacking Lagerback now as fans of other countries hardly criticise their own coaches. “Lagerback needs the support and blessings of Nigerians to enable him build a solid team that will put broad smiles on the faces of Nigerians,” the one time 3SC goal keeper affirmed.

He thus enjoined the Eagles players to show adequate commitment when the mundial in South Africa gets underway come June 11, this year.

“The Eagles should not underrate any team at the world cup, they should approach all their games with caution in order to achieve the desired result”, Shorunmu summed up.

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2021/2022 League Season: NWFL Releases Full Premiership Fixtures

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As the commencement date for the 2021/2022 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) premiership season draws closer, the NWFL Board has released the comprehensive league fixtures of the matches that will be played in the new season that has been slated to kickoff on Saturday, December 8, 2021 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba and other two venues in Lagos and Akure.
This was disclosed by the NWFL Media, at the weekend in Abuja.
According to the press statement the competition which begins in nine (9) days  will witness Delta Queens host defending champions, Rivers Angels in Asaba, in one of the week one matches, while FC Robo welcomes Abia Angels at the Legacy Pitch, Lagos and Sunshine Queens will receive Bayelsa Queens at the Akure Township Stadium.
The characteristics of the NWFL Premiership season opener as designed by the NWFL Secretariat would see, the league defending Champions, Rivers Angels, the 2020/2021 winners and the second, and third placed clubs all play in the seasons’ winner.
A total of 42 matches will be played in the 14 Weeks Abridged League Season, with each of the clubs playing a total of eleven games. And kick off of all matches pegged at 4pm.
The mid-season break and Open Window for Transfer have been fixed to start from February 2, 2022 at the end of Week 7 and season resumes and close of Transfer Window on February 23, 2022 in Week 8.
The NWFL Abridged league season ends on April 6, 2022 to go into the Super Six where the top three clubs in each of the two groups will converge in a designated venue that would be opened to all the clubs to indicate interest to host, to decide the season’s champion and Nigeria’s representative to the WAFU B Qualifiers for the second edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.

By: Nancy Briggs

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Naval Chief, Dare For CNS/NOWA Cup Finals

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Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zuberu-Gambo, will be leading top naval and military officers to the final of this year’s annual Chief  of Naval Staff  U-14 Boys and Navy Officers Wives Association U-17 Girls football finals slated for December, 27, 2021
Also expected at the final is the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, and other top ministry officials while the president of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) who also doubles as Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Yusuf Nasiru Gawuna, will be the chief host.
Tidesports source reports that the finals of the week-long tournament which will be decided at the Old Parade Ground Area 10, Gariki-Abuja, will see Kwara State battling with Ekiti to decide who will win the coveted trophy at stake.
To get to the Men’s finals, Kwara white washed Gombe 6-0 in the quarter-finals and defeated Kebbi State by a lone goal in the first semi-final.  Ekiti State recorded an 8-7 penalty victory over Kano State after goalless draw at regulation time in the second semi-final match to set the stage for the clash of the two teams.
In the female category, Cross River State that defeated Imo State 1-0 in their semi-final clash will meet Kwara State who booked a ticket to the finals after sending out Ekiti State by 2-1.
Meanwhile, Gawuna has charged all the finalists to maintain the level of discipline and sportsmanship that have been witnessed in the tournament since it started, reminding them that it’s only by being disciplined and playing to the rules of the game they can achieve their potentials in football.
“I’m highly excited. Since the beginning of this tournament, we’ve not recorded any case of indiscipline among players and officials and I urge them to continue with that spirit to the end as that’s the only way to success.”

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Delta Deputy Gov To Declare Warri/Effurun Marathon Open

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Delta State Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, will on Saturday declare open the fifth Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon at the Airport Road, Warri start point.
The 10km race will finish at the Warri Stadium.
A large number of elite Nigerian long-distance runners have registered for the event, which has N1 million as the top prize money.
Speaking ahead of the event, Otuaro remarked that the Warri/Effurun peace marathon had continued to gain popularity, adding that the Delta State government remained committed to sports development and athletes’ welfare.

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