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More Referees For Capacity Training In Britain …Glo Premier League

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The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has said  that the second batch of referees for the two-week capacity building exercise would leave Nigeria for the UK on January 25.
A statement from NFA’s Assistant Director (Communications), Ademola Olajire, said the second batch would be led by the Chairman of NFA’s Referees Committee, Ahmed Yusuf.
It said the delegation of 20 referees now makes it a total of 31 referees who are benefitting from the programme, after 11 referees were part of the first batch.
The statement said the delegation would also include the President of Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), Ahmed Maude.
The referees going for the capacity building exercise include Hadiza Musa, Bosede Momoh, Uloma Nwogu, Francis Agbaegbu, Ahmed Rufai, Paul Umuago, Jelili Ogunmuyiwa, Ibrahim Fagge and Jeremiah Akure.
The others are Iheanacho Chukwuemeka, Dele Atoun, Suleiman Jimeta, Abubakar Audu, Obieze Okiridu, Ezenwanko Obiora, Ishyaku Ibrahim, Sunny Atu, Sani Mohammed, Jibrin Isa and Mohammed Jingi.
The statement added that Arik Airline has offered to fly the 22 persons at half the fare to and fro the UK, while Seina Marine Ltd. is bankrolling the exercise.
It quoted the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Seina Marine, Mr. Scot Tommey, as saying they were delighted to be part of the NFA board’s well-articulated vision in building capacity.
“We are delighted to be a part of this because we believe in the well-articulated vision of Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the NFA Chairman, for Nigerian football.
“He is someone who knows exactly what it will take to make positive changes to the Nigerian game and we are interested in lending a helping hand.
“And, apart from the support we are giving to this exercise, we are also looking at other areas in which we can partner the NFA on football development,’’ Tommey was quoted as saying.
The statement further quoted the NFA Chairman as saying the capacity building exercise was an ongoing exercise to have a pool of 60 referees.
“We want to have a pool of 60 referees who will be fully prepared and able to handle matches in Nigeria’s elite league and other domestic competitions without fear or favour,’’ it quoted Pinnick as saying.
The first batch of referees were in the UK early last month for the capacity building exercise.

Cup Donor, Hon Felicia Tanen (left) presenting the winners trophy to DCAT FC captain at the end of the 2014 Botem Football tournament in Tai LGA, Rivers State. Photo: Chris Monyanaga

Cup Donor, Hon Felicia Tanen (left) presenting the winners trophy to DCAT FC captain at the end of the 2014 Botem Football tournament in Tai LGA, Rivers State. Photo: Chris Monyanaga

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Ilechukwu Set To Make History With Plateau United

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Plateau United coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, says his side is all set for the start of 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season and he hopes to make history with the club.
The season’s resumption date which has been fixed for December 17, is set to be ratified by the league management company on December 7 at its general assembly in Abuja.
According to the fixtures released and made available to Tidesports source, Plateau United is billed to face newcomers Niger Tornadoes away from home.
Tidesports source reports that Ilechukwu, who joined the team during the transfer window from Heartland FC would be hoping to start the season in an impressive fashion.
“We are prepared, the players are doing fine and we can’t wait for the season,” Ilechukwu said.
“The players are well motivated and all they want to do is go out there and give their all.”
Other matchday one fixtures to be played across the federation will see champions, Akwa United, tackle Kano Pillars, Enyimba slugs it out with Abia Warriors in a derby, Lobi Stars will entertain Rivers United while there will be a battle of newcomers between Gombe United and Shooting Stars.
Enugu Rangers will travel to face Katsina United in their season’s opener. Sunshine Stars play Wikki Tourists, Kwara United vs Dakkada, Heartland vs Nasarawa United, while there’ll be an early Southwest derby between MFM FC and Remo Stars in Lagos.

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ph City Marathon: Athletes, Collect Participation Number Morrow

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The Chief Organiser of Port Harcourt City Marathon, Goodluck Azunwena, has expressed satisfaction over the reactions of people and number of athletes that registered for the competition.
He revealed that collection of athlete’s participation number  would take place tomorrow, at Las Mall, Rumukalagbor, in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
Azunwena said this in a telephone interview with Tidesports, yesterday, saying that the basic aim is to engage the youth meaningfully and change the negative perception of the State.
According to him, “Port Harcourt to the World,” the organization that is organising competition had organised other events that have positive impact on the people, particularly in 2018, they organized what was called Music Ran Port Harcourt.
“This organization was established in 2016 with the sole aim to promote the city positively and encourage people to change the negative perception of the city in and outside the state.
So far I am impressed with people’s reactions towards the competition and  number of athletes that registered for the event,” Azunwena said.
Meanwhile, the 16 kilo meter race is scheduled to take place next Saturday in Port Harcourt, the winner of the competition will go home with N1 million, as second and third positionswill cart away N500,000 and N250, 000, respectively.
While fourth to ten position will have consolation prize of N50,000 each.

By: Tonye Orabere

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Nnadozie’s Rating As World’s Seventh Best  Thrills  Izilien

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Former Coach of Super Falcons, Godwin Izilien, has described Chiamaka Nnadozie’s ranking as the world’s seventh best woman goalkeeper as a clear indication that Nigeria has abundant talented female footballers at the grassroots waiting to be discovered.
Izilien, who commended the Paris of France FC goaltender for putting Nigeria on the world map in women football, urged stakeholders in the ladies’ game to pay more attention to talent discovery, stressing that discovering and nurturing women players when they are still young will raise the country’s standard in the game.
“I am delighted on the news that Nnadozie has been rated the seventh best goalkeeper in the world. This is a remarkable achievement for the young lady, who started her football career in Nigeria.
“She played for the cadet teams and Nigerian clubs before moving abroad. I have said it before that Nigeria has talents in women football… all they need is to be discovered and exposed.
“Nnadozie’s achievement is a clear testimony that a player can be discovered in Nigeria and be among the best in the world when given the right exposure. Football stakeholders should leverage her achievements to look more to grassroots football development.
“Getting young talents from the grassroots remains the direction to develop women’s football in Nigeria,” he said.
Tidesports source reports that Nnadozie was selected among the best in the goalkeeping position by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
The rankings of the women goalkeepers were for an aggregate of 2021 taking into consideration performances for their club and country.
The ex Rivers Angels goalkeeper, who made her debut for Nigeria at the Jordan U-17 Women’s World Cup also in 2019, became the youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet at the Women’s World Cup.
Nnadozie also helped Nigeria to win gold medal at the African Games in Morocco, saving three penalties in the shootout against Cameroun.

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