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Kano Pillars Appeal To Dare, NFF On Points Deduction

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Ahead of the penultimate matches of the 2022 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season, Kano Pillars FC have stated emphatically that the NFF Disciplinary Committee has no justification whatsoever to deduct its accruing points following the fiasco that followed its match with Dakkada FC in Kano.
In a statement immediately after the decisions of the NFF Disciplinary Committee were made public on Friday, the Saimaisugida exponents said they welcomed the decision of the Nigeria football federation Disciplinary Committee in upholding the results and final outcomes of the matches played between Kano Pillars Fc vs Katsina Utd Fc and Kano Pillars Fc vs Dakkada Int’l FC of Uyo which were the only subject matters of the appeals concerning pillars FC before the committee. These decisions of the committee, they said are clearly in accordance to the NPFL Rules and framework and other international football rules and regulations (IFAB Laws of the game).
They however, absolutely reject the decision of the committee to impose/activate a suspended 3 point deduction on the club over an issue/matter (alleged/purported destruction of Dakkada Int’l FC Camera) which was never the Subject of the appeal before the NFF DC and has no correlation/similarity to the suspended 3 point deduction imposed on Kano Pillars FC after the katsina Utd FC match unfortunate incidents at Sani Abacha Stadium kofar in Kano on April 16th 2022.
They said based on these facts, that Kano Pillars FC has Appealed this particular decision to the Nigeria Football Federation Appeal Committee.
They said their basis of appealing this decision of 3 points deduction includes:
Kano Pillars FC vs Dakkada Int’l FC Match was played strictly under close door with no fans with only the two teams, FA officials and some media present and there was not any breakdown of law and order or fans disruption in the stadium bar the isolated incident involving the Former Kano Pillars FC chairman Alhaji Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul and AR1.

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Coach Hails Players Over Victory In Tournament

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The Head  coach of De Kings International Football Academy of Port Harcourt,  King Chike has hailed his players over their impressive performance at the ongoing Summer Football Competition for Under 14- 16s in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Chike expressed his excitement at the manner his side won their opening match with good goals, adding that with such performance his players have shown understanding of his teachings in training.
Chike said this, on Monday, in a telephone interview with Tidesports shortly after his boys saw off Anderson FC 3-0 in their opening match of the competition at Okoloma Community Secondary School, Afam, Oyibo LGA.
He pointed out that if only his players could keep the momentum, they would be favourites to win the competition, adding that it is a thing of joy when your see your team with such an impressive performance.
“ It was a good game for today but we still need to do better because in a competition like this, you see a lots of good teams.
“I believe in our next outing  we are going to do better than what we have done today.
“No matter their good outing today, we still have some mistakes in our game.
“This is a way of encouraging the grassroots players” Chike said.
He explained that they are going to do everything possible to ensure they get to the final of the competition. He added that with their performance so far, his  boys have made him happy in the  the competition.
Also speaking, the brace scorer, Bright Kiadum thanked God for helping him score the goals.
“ I want to thank God for making me to score two goals for today and I am begging him also for more goals in the tournament” Bright added.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Rivers Utd FC Congratulate Players Over National Invitation

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Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt have congratulated nine of its players called up for the Super Eagles B team squad ahead of the 2023 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against Ghana.
The Congratulatory message was contained in a statement  made available to Tidesports by the club’s media officer, Charles Mayuku , yesterday in Port Harcourt.
The players are Maurice Chukwu, who joins Sochima Victor, Kazie Enyinnaya, Ebube Duru, Temple Emekayi, Chiamaka Madu, Uche Onwuansanya, Joseph Onoja and Chijioke Akuneto.
The Eagles B team will square up to the Black Galaxies in the first leg in Accra on Sunday, 28th August with the return encounter already scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 3rd September.
The winner on aggregate will earn a berth at the 7th African Nations Championship finals to be staged in Algeria early next year.
“Congratulations to all nine of our players and we look forward to watching them in action for Nigeria” the statement read.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Commonwealth Games: Buhari To Host Team Nigeria

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has assured members of the historic Team Nigeria contingent to the 2022 Commonwealth Games of a presidential reception.
The 11-day Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ended on Monday with World and Commonwealth gold medallist, Tobi Amusan the Team Nigeria’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
Team Nigeria achieved their best performance ever in the Games since it started taking part in the Commonwealth Games in 1950, winning 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals, a total of 35 medals, that see them sit seventh on the medals table.
Speaking with the athletes on Monday, Dare praised the team for bringing the country into global focus for positive reasons.
He said, “I followed every moment of your competition. I was in Birmingham from the beginning till I had to leave for other official engagements. So many Nigerians followed you too. We are all so proud of what you achieved for Nigeria and yourselves.
“Mr President is also very proud of you and has approved that a presidential reception be held to honour you for the historic feat at Birmingham 2022.
“We will immediately start to plan for the reception and once we have tightened things up, we will announce the date, invite you over from your different bases and you will have that privilege of meeting Mr President.
“Nigeria will appreciate you for the great acts of sacrifice, patriotism and determination to excel that you all have demonstrated here, whether you have a medal around your neck or not.”
Meanwhile, the Group Chief Executive of Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, announced that his company would give cash rewards to all Team Nigeria medallists at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tinubu said his company would match whatever cash reward was already in place for the athletes by the Sports Ministry.
This implies that gold medal winners will get another $5,000, silver medal winners, $3,000 and bronze medal winners, $2,500 from the energy solution providers.
Meanwhile, Australia ended the event as champions with 178 medals, 67 gold, 57 silver and 54 bronze medals. England finished second with 57 gold, 66 silver and 53 bronze with Canada occupying the third position with a total of 92 medals.
India, New Zealand and Scotland sit in the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Wales, South Africa and Malaysia complete the top 10.

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