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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Land in the Middle of Nowhere Which Successfully Made Young Sunday Mba Conquer Africa

 The Land in the Middle of Nowhere Which Successfully Made Young Sunday Mba Conquer Africa



Football always presents surprises. One of the biggest surprises that happened in the 21st century was the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament when a team of rookies became champions.


In organizing the event, CAF entrusted South Africa to hold the 2013 AFCON in its country. 


This time, Nigeria, gave a big surprise because they came out as the champion after defeating the Burkina Faso, 1-0 in the final match.



Nigeria's journey to win the African throne was not easy as they had to go through the qualifying round. Nigeria was included in a Group that had Burkina Faso, Zambia and Ethiopia. 


However, coming as the underdog team’s predicate, the Nigeria national team played carefreely and seemed relaxed when facing their opponents. This was proven through the opening match against Burkina Faso. It ended 1-1.



In the second match, Nigeria again impressed the eyes of football lovers. Troops of the “land of oil” were able to withstand a 1-1 draw against Zambia which was strengthened by famous names such as Christopher Katongo, Rainsford Kalaba and Kennedy Mweene.


After two glorious matches, Nigeria managed to beat Ethiopia in the final group match. 


Five points were enough to make Vincent Enyeama and friends advanced to the quarter-finals as group runners-up under Burkina Faso who also packed five points.



In the quarterfinals, Nigeria faced Cote d'Ivoire, the favourites of the competition. Elephants, reinforced by famous names like Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Cheikh Tiote, Salomon Kalou, Gervinho and Didier Zokora were tipped to win. Goals from Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mba was enough to get rid of Cote d'Ivoire 2-1.


This suddenly became the first surprise made by Nigeria at the tournament. Their win over Cote d'Ivoire, made the public surprised. This further made Nigeria was no longer underestimated in the competition.


In the semi-finals, Nigeria then faced Mali, another dark horse team with a high goal record. The Malians, were strengthened by Seydou Keita.



In the semi-finals, both teams played relaxed. Nigeria prevailed 4-1. 


Nigeria again met Burkina Faso in the final.


But the truth is: the game was flowing and interesting. Both teams reciprocated attacks. Although at the beginning of the match the Stallions dominated and bombarded the Super Eagles defense with attacks, Nigeria appeared powerful and was able to block any threat given by the host.


Midfielder Sunday Mba popped up with a beautiful goal to put Nigeria in the lead, the strength of Nigeria was proven. The 1-0 score lasted until the referee blew a long whistle.


Suddenly Nigeria players and coaches ran to the middle of the field as joy, and sorrow became one in the stadium. Young Playmaker, Sunday Mba couldn't hide his joy after becoming the saviour for Nigeria. 



The third trophy for Nigeria shocked everyone’s predictions. Armed with less popular players such as Ahmed Musa, Godfrey Oboabona, Efe Ambrose, Kenneth Omeruo and Ejike Uzoenyi, Nigeria was surprising Africa and even the world.


Nigeria indeed managed to make new history. They achieved it by applying high pressure football tactics; piling up players in defense, making the opponents frustrated and giving quick counterattacks. This tactic was quite successful when they faced Cote d'ivoire and the Burkina Faso which implemented an attacking strategy.


And all this, of course, thanks to the magic hand of Stephen Keshi, the coach who was a fearless figure. 



This history created by Nigeria seemed to give us a message that big names give no guarantee. After all, every success in football cannot be achieved as easily as turning a hand. It takes a struggle and the right strategy so that all the abilities of the players can be optimized and let God do the rest.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

German Bundesliga Side, FSV Mainz 05 Partners With Mees Palace Of Jos

German Bundesliga club 1.FSV Mainz 05 is launching another big event in Nigeria in cooperation with MPFA this coming Sunday. The event will take place at the academy’s premises in Jos, Plateau State, May 9th.




It will feature digital milestones like a digital coaching and training session with Coaches from Mainz 05, a Q&A about the philosophy in their youth department and what it takes to become a player at their club as well as a friendly game between our Kids in Mainz 05 Kits and others in Mees Palace Kits at D’Cathedral.



Mees Palace Football Academy (MPFA) Founder and president, Emmanuel Adukwu, termed Mainz 05 as the 'perfect partner' for such great initiatives.



“We are delighted to have Mainz 05 as our partner for such a unique event, especially in such challenging times. The world recognizes how consistent the club has been over the years with its performances in the German Bundesliga. Its renowned knack for developing young players is unparalleled and is something we at Mees Palace resonate with.“



“ Our goal is to develop Nigerian footballers for the world stage and such initiatives helps us and especially our kids and coaches. We have a long way to go, but these steps help build a strong foundation," said Adukwu.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Naija Ratels FC Congratulates Rivers Angels On 7th NWFL Premiership Title Win

 Naija Ratels FC Congratulates Rivers Angels On 7th NWFL Premiership Title Win.





Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Championship side, Naija Ratels FC has sent a congratulatory message to the 2021 NWFL Premiership Champions Rivers Angels on their recent success at the just concluded NWFL Premiership Super 6 held at the Otunba Dipo Dina international Stadium, Ijebu-ode. 


The 'Jewels of Rivers secured their 7th league title on Sunday after recording three victories and two draws in the NWFL Premiership Super 6. Three 4-0 wins over Bayelsa Queens, Edo Queens and Sunshine Queens and two draws against FC Robo Queens and Delta Queens ensured they won the title consecutively. 


Naija Ratels Boss, Barrister Paul Edeh in a congratulatory message he personally signed, commended the club for the feat, nothing such success came through extreme hardwork and determination.


"I want to specifically say that Rivers Angels deserved the league title just as every other team that participated at the Super 6. 


"They have been very consistent and am not surprised that they showed more determination after drawing their first two games.



"On behalf of everyone at Naija Ratels, I heartily congratulate the League Champions and encourage them to be a good representative of the country in the WAFU Zone B Qualifiers and the Champions League proper later in the year."


Rivers Angels have won the league title 7 times. 1994, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021. They will represent Nigeria at the maiden edition of the CAF Women Champions League, with the WAFU Zone B Qualifiers, which will take place in Ivory Coast in June 2021.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

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It's another Sunday offering exciting football actions across leagues in Europe


RB Leipzig Vs Stuttgart


Sunday’s clash between Leipzig and Stuttgart will by no means make crucial changes to the Bundesliga standings at the end of the season. Neither of the two sides have a strong imperative going into it.

The lack of competitiveness has caused negative streaks of results for both outfits in the recent weeks.

The hosts gave up the title contest after winning just one of the last four league affairs, while their rivals dropped into bottom half after losing three matches on the trot in the competition.

Die Roten Bullen need just three more points in the remaining four rounds to mathematically secure the top-four finish. They have been surprisingly inactive in the final third in the last two matches, failing to score more than one goal past the likes of Hoffenheim and Koln.

After all, Julian Nagelsmann kept the main focus on the stern defensive line after selling Timo Werner last year. This is why RB Leipzig have the best defensive record in the entire league with only 25 goals allowed in 30 matches.

Leipzig vs Stuttgart Head-to-head

Stuttgart have really struggled to perform against Die Roten Bullen in a short history of this match-up.

Die Schwaben lost four and drew one of five meetings with RB Leipzig.

Stuttgart scored only one goal in five clashes against Die Roten Bullen.

This term’s game saw Leipzig’s 0-1 victory at Merceds-Benz-Arena.


  Borussia Monchengladbach Vs Arminia Bielefeld   

Arminia Bielefeld scored only two goals in the last three league matches but collected as many as seven points along the way. They took the maximum advantage of an easier schedule to keep three subsequent clean sheets in the fixtures against Freiburg, Augsburg, and Schalke.

Die Blauen are now four points above Hertha BSC who hold the relegation play-offs spot but also have two games in hand on Arminia. Frank Kramer’s men thus still have a mountain to climb to secure survival in the top flight of German football.

Die Arminien will be looking to steal the salvation points off 7th-placed Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday afternoon when they visit Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK in the last match of the 31st Gameweek.

Die Fohlen have had a disappointing campaign throughout the entire season and they will be lucky to finish inside the top six and end up in UEFA Europa League.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Arminia Bielefeld Head-to-head

Bielefeld have never been a serious opposition to Die Fohlen.

Borussia won 23, drew 6, and lost 7 of 36 games against Die Blauen. Their dominance was particularly expressed in matches at BORUSSIA-PARK where M’gladbach won 13, drew 3, and lost just 2 of 18 encounters with Die Arminien.

Borussia Monchengladbach celebrated a narrow 0-1 victory when they played Die Blauen in the first part of the season.


INTER MILAN VS HELLAS VERONA

Inter will try and get their title quest up and running on Sunday afternoon when they play host to mid-table Hellas Verona at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Nerazzurri played back-to-back 1-1 draws in the last two rounds against Napoli and Spezia. Luckily for Antonio Conte and his men, their main rivals Milan fell 1-2 at home to Sassuolo on Wednesday. Inter thus even managed to extend the gap at the top of the standings to ten points.

Inter have a great chance to make another step towards Scudetto as they will go into this weekend’s tie with Verona as massive favourites.

Meantime, the Gialloblu have been far from their best lately. They will travel to Milano off the back of three successive defeats in Serie A.

The lack of motivation is probably one of the main reasons for such as a negative run as the team led by Ivan Juric have nothing but pride to play for in the remaining part of the season.


Inter Milan vs Verona Head-to-head

Verona have never managed to beat the Nerazzurri. Inter won 16 and drew 4 of 20 encounters with the Gialloblu.

Both teams scored in five of the last six head to head affairs, though.

Inter celebrated a 1-2 victory when they played I Gialloblu in the first part of the season at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.


FIORENTINA VS JUVENTUS


The reigning champions quickly returned to winning ways after the last weekend’s defeat at Atalanta. They were the first to concede on Wednesday evening, but still managed to pull off a 3-1 comeback victory over Parma to stay inside the top-four in the Serie A standings.

Although the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala led the line, the goals came from defenders Alex Sandro (two) and Mathijs De Ligt.


The Bianconeri still need to collect points in the final six games of the season if they are to play the elite continental competition next year. They will travel to Florence to take on bottom-half Fiorentina on Sunday afternoon at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Viola will also come into the match on a high after snapping their four-game winless streak with a 1-2 away victory at Hellas Verona on Tuesday.


Fiorentina vs Juventus Head-to-head

Juventus have been the dominant force in this match-up historically, but they suffered the toughest defeat of this season just against Fiorentina.

It happened in mid-December last year when Viola shockingly demolished the Bianconeri 0-3 in Turin.

It is also interesting to note that just one of the last seven head to head meetings between the two sides saw goals scored at both ends.


SEVILLA VS GRANADA


Los Palanganas are the best team in the competition based on recent form. They are delivering win after win, and have secured themselves a fourth spot in the table.

Note that they have a 17-point lead over the fifth-placed Sociedad, and with just six match-days remaining, Julen Lopetegui’s men need just one more win to ensure a top-four finish, and thus a ticket to the next edition of the Champions League.

Going on, they are also trailing by a single point below the third-placed Barca, and are trailing by just six points below toppers, Atleti.

As such, Los Palanganas could even go for the title, and since they have practically confirmed a top-four spot, they have nothing to lose and could go all out to make it happen.

Meanwhile, the Nasrids are going through a dismal stretch at the moment, and are losing almost every other game. They are conceding goals in plenty, and especially on the road they have been one of the worst teams in the Spanish top flight lately.

Finally, Lopetegui’s men also have a good h2h record against this foe over the years, and particularly so at this venue.

As such, expect a Sevilla victory this Sunday.


Sevilla vs Granada: Head-to-head (h2h)

Los Palanganas had recorded 11 of the previous 16 overall wins.

They had kept clean sheets in four of the past seven meetings.

At this venue, the hosts had recorded six of the last seven clashes.

The hosts had scored a total of 21 goals from the previous seven appearances here


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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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It's another Saturday offering exciting football actions across leagues in Europe


 Liverpool vs Newcastle 


Steve Bruce welcomed the fact that “the big six have took a slapping” over their duplicitous attempts to get even richer at the expense of the football pyramid and would enjoy landing another on Liverpool as he looks to secure Newcastle’s safety. Back-to-back wins have bolstered those prospects but Newcastle have won only one Premier league  game at Anfield – in April 1994 – and Liverpool have won more home games against them than any other club in the Premier League  era. Now that Champions League qualification is presumably important again to Liverpool’s owners, they will be looking to Jürgen Klopp’s team to provide a timely distraction.


Liverpool form- LLWWWD

Newcastle form- DDLDWW


Westham Vs Chelsea


West Ham and Chelsea duking it out for a place in the top four should easily be the game of the weekend (sorry Carabao Cup final) and could be one of the games of the season. The bigger picture of the European Super League fiasco is a grim one but small thanks should be paid to Chelsea for firing up their rivals as a win for West Ham would leapfrog them above the breakaway boys into fourth. Just thinking about the prospect raises a smile. The task for David Moyes is a tough one though without Declan Rice to martial a midfield loaded with quality on the other side of the ball. Jesse Lingard is in incredible form though and a goal or two from him could be enough with Chelsea scoring only once in their past three matches in all competitions


Westham form: WLDWWL

Chelsea form: WWDLWD


Real madrid vs Real Betis


Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in Spain's top flight when they continue their domestic campaign at home to high-flying Real Betis on Saturday night.

Los Blancos, who are currently top of the La Liga table, will enter the match off the back of a 3-0 victory at Cadiz, while Betis occupy fifth position, level on points with sixth-placed Villarreal.

Betis will be looking to take advantage of any uncertainty in the Real Madrid ranks when they make the trip to the Spanish capital, and Manuel Pellegrini's side have plenty to fight for this season.

Indeed, a record of 14 wins, seven draws and 11 defeats from 32 matches has seen them collect 49 points, leaving them in fifth position in the table, level on points with sixth-placed Villarreal.


Real Madrid La Liga form: WWWWDW



Real Madrid form (all competitions): WWWDDW


Real Betis La Liga form: LWDDDD


Metz Vs PSG


Metz have impressed this season and come into this game in 9th position but the club are currently going through average form.

With just 2 points claimed in their last 15 chances of a Europa League place look over. Last weekend they were able to draw 0-0 with Reims but we would have to go back to the end of February for their last win which came against Bordeaux.

At home Metz have only won 5 games so far and their recent home form has been very poor with 4 losses here in a row. Their last defeat at home came against Lille in an encounter that finished 0-2.

PSG came back to beat Saint Etienne and spare some blushes as they won 3-2 in Paris. That result means that the reigning champions are just 1 point behind league leaders Lille with five games to go.

But there is pressure from all sides given that Monaco are just a point behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Indeed only 3 points separates 1st from 4th. PSG have won their last 2 games in a row but have lost 2 from their last five which has been unlike them.

On the road PSG have the 2nd best record in Ligue 1 and have won 35 points from a possible 48. This includes winning their last 5 games in a row.


Metz vs PSG: Head to Head


Last season PSG won this fixture 2-0.


PSG have won the last 10 meetings in a row.


PSG have scored 13 goals past Metz in the last four meetings.



Mainz Vs Bayern Munich 


Bayern Munich can be crowned Bundesliga champions for the ninth successive season with top-scorer Robert Lewandowski returning from injury and eyeing the league's all-time record of 40 goals in a single campaign.

Bayern are ten points clear at the top of the league and an away win at Mainz will guarantee the title with three games remaining.

Head coach Hansi Flick dropped a bombshell last weekend by saying he wants to be released from his contract at the end of the term and wants to sign off with the league title.


The Bavarians are boosted by the presence of Lewandowski, who has missed their last six games with a knee injury.

The Poland striker has netted 35 goals this season and is five short of Gerd Mueller's all-time league record of 40 set in 1971/72.


PSV Vs Groningen


PSV has lost only one game so far in their recent nine attempts in Eredivisie. The host is at the second spot on the table and has leveled points with AZ.

The home team cannot afford to drop points with AZ cutting it close this season. They are on the back of a double win, including a 0-2 win on the road against Venlo last time out in their schedule.

Groningen has lost three of their recent five matches in the league. They will visit on the back of a 0-2 loss at home against Heerenveen in the previous encounter.

Surprisingly, their only win in that period came on the road against Venlo last time out. This will make things interesting at Philips Stadion, but the host is likely to have bragging rights.


PSV Eindhoven vs Groningen Head-to-head (h2h)


The home team has been unbeaten for the past 14 meetings.


The guest has only three wins from their last 20 matches.


Both teams have scored in four of their recent five fixtures.


Their previous encounter gave a 1-3 away win for PSV.


The host has lost at home only once since 1989 and that was in 2014.


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Monday, April 19, 2021

Lagos FA hosts NSF football teams; urges players to focus on career and education

 Lagos FA hosts NSF football teams; urges players to focus on career and education



The Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) hosted the Silver medalist Team Lagos men's and women's football teams at the just concluded 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City on Sunday at the Soccer Temple, Agege.


LSFA Chairman who also double as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi appreciated Team Lagos Football teams and urged the players to focus on their career and education.



"We are here to welcome you back home and to say thank you to the team's contingent, coaches, players, and backroom staff, we are proud of you all. We appreciate your attitude and the kind of football you played. Your progress is our mission, you have got the experience and you all will be stronger. You all have made us proud," emotional Akinwunmi said.


Akinwunmi commended the Lagos State government and the Sports Commission for their support despite the challenges the team encountered during the qualifiers and accreditation of players for the Festival.



"We appreciate the Lagos State government and the Lagos State Sports Commission for their support. We are ready to support your progress, we know what we have done to support different kids in Lagos, footballers and also those willing to acquire education. We have saved a lot from slavery contracts as well.


"Football is gradual, with the right support you will get there. You have to take the right steps, if you are patient you will get there. You all need education, educated players is a better player. An educated player as security after playing. 


"We are not interested in football agencies, we are only interested in your success. We are here to guide you and support your progress. This is the beginning for you all, you have to continue working hard. The glory is for us in Lagos, this is the reason why we have to work together as a family. My board members have been fantastic and we are proud that our work has come to fruition."


LSFA Vice-Chairman Otunba Tade Azeez described the team's podium finish as the 'Golden' Silver medal.



"We are proud of your performance, it was a Golden Silver finish for us. We heard what happened in Edo State, irrespective of that, we are proud of your performance," an elated Azeez said.



The head coach of the men's team, Hamidi Suleiman shower praises on his boys for their performance in Benin City despite the drama and intimidation in the final game.



He said; "We appreciate the opportunity for us to compete in the Festival, I want to salute my boys for their performance despite the challenges in Benin City. It was an amazing experience and I think we were good ambassadors of the State. We lost in the final, football is a game of chance, but despite losing the final game, we were the center of attention for those at the stadium."


The captain of the women's team, Asooto Franca narrated the experience they garnered at the Festival.



"In our first game, we played with just eight players because of clearance issues, but we were still able to secure a result. Then, the issue of penalties came up as a tiebreaker for the team that would progress and we survived the hurdle. Our performance in the semifinal was superb and I think we gave our best in the final. The experience wasn't good in the final, tensed atmosphere and intimidation," Franca revealed.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ilaji Hotels And Sports Resort To Hold Scouting And Coaching Programme

 Extra: Ilaji Hotels And Sports Resort To Hold Scouting And Coaching Programme





All is set for the Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort Scouting and Coaching programme to go down from Saturday 1st of May through Friday 7th.


According to the organisers, the initiative was borne out of the corporate vision in nurturing football talents to the stardom and in fulfillment of its contractual agreement with Malaga CF of Spain.


The twin-packed project will be centered around scouting excercise for talented footballers and coaching clinic for coaches who want to give their careers a giant leap.


Malaga CF Academy Head Coach Martinez Trueba Marcus Antonio and Diego Martin; a FIFA certified football agent are expected to oversee the 7-day event.


While Monday 3rd of May to Tuesday 4th has been set aside for the Coaching Education Programme, the scouting programme has been scheduled to come up between Wednesday May 5th and Thursday 6th at Ilaji Hotels and Resort, Akanran, Ibadan, Oyo State.


Other notable instructors billed for the event are the former Super Eagles Coach; Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, ex- internationals like, Nduka Ugbade, Mutiu Adepoju and Gateway United Gaffer, Akeem Busari.


A sum amount of N10,500 is expected to be paid by interested players to register for the programme while intending coaches are to pay N20,000 as their commitment fee. 


According to the organiser feeding and accommodation will be made free for the coaches for the two days, while accommodation alone will be free for players for the two screening days. 



It's instructive to know that Ilaji Hotels and Resort will be responsible for sponsorship of successful players and will also be providing  certificate of participation for coaches. 


Participants have been advised to pay into this Bank Account:6669682012 of First City Monument Bank with the name Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort.

Monday, April 12, 2021

NWFL Nationwide: Honey Badgers Battle Osklean Ladies, As Prince Kazeem Eletu FC Face Danaz Queens

 NWFL Nationwide: Honey Badgers Battle Osklean Ladies, As Prince Kazeem Eletu FC Face Danaz Queens.



Honey Badgers FC will start their 2021 Nationwide season against Osklean Ladies FC as the draws for the third tier league of the NWFL was made on Sunday in Ijebu Ode and Abuja respectively. 


Else where in opening round ties, scheduled for Monday at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja, Abruka Queens will face Beautiful Tours FC, while 9ineteen Damsels FC and Niger Amazons FC will start the campaign on tuesday by 2pm. Fortress Queens and Crystal Stars FC plays by 4pm on the same day.  


At the Ijebu Ode Centre, Prince Kazeem Eletu and Dannaz Ladies will start the campaign by 11am, Royaltoms International will battle it out with Unification Ladies at the same time in Pitch 2. 


By 1pm, Lakeside Queens and FC Phoenix first round games will kick off, while Papa Soccer Angels and Moje Queens will play in pitch 2 at the same time. 


The game between Oasis Ladies and Aseyori Ladies will kick off by 3pm, while Omidiran Babes and Ekiti Queens also play at the same time. 


Abuja Centre


Monday, 12th Of April


Honey Badgers Vs Osklean Ladies FC 2pm


Abruka Queens Vs Beautiful Tour Ladies (4pm)


Tuesday, 13th Of April


9ineteen Damsels FC Vs Niger Amazons FC (2pm)


Fortress Queens Vs Crystal Stars FC (2pm)



Ijebu Ode Centre


11am


Pitch 1 – Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens vs Dannaz Ladies


Pitch 2 – Royaltoms International vs Unification FC


1pm

Pitch 1 – Lakeside Queens vs FC Phoenix


Pitch 2 – Papa Soccer Angels vs Moje Queens


3pm

Pitch 1 – Oasis Ladies vs Aseyori Queens


Pitch 2 – Omidiran Babes vs Ekiti Queens

Maiden Scout4Star Players' Hunt debut in Nigeria

 Maiden Scout4Star Players' Hunt debut in Nigeria




The first edition of Scout4Star in Nigeria will hold in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Saturday 17th, April, 2021 at the Kwara State Stadium Complex.


Scout4Star was designed by KoraStats, the

leading data analytic company in the African Football since 2010 to show talents through its platform and using a standard test that measures the physical and technical capabilities of the players on one scale that has no preferences.



According to the Nigeria Representative, Shogo Shodunnke, CEO- Phreestyle Sport Limited, the project is to give every established and aspiring footballers an equal opportunity and offering clubs and coaches the chance of finding the best uprising talents without going through unnecessary hassles and developing their performance which leads to player’s value increased.


The test for the football skills, physical abilities and characteristics is slated for Saturday 17th April, 2021 and while the Pretest will be done on Friday 16th April at the same venue.



For registration, requirements and enquiries, please reach us via  +234 803-340-8685 or showgyconcept@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

"We Won't Be Cajoled To End The League Abruptly" - Club Owners Fire Warning To NWFL

"We Won't Be Cajoled To End The League Abruptly" - Club Owners Fire Warning To NWFL



While the dust is gradually settling on the sudden change in the format of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) from straight format to abridged version, with the top six clubs on the log proceeding to the Super Six playoff, club owners have come with another twist to the whole drama by rejecting the idea to end the regular season after matchday 13.


In a 360 degree turn, the club owners who had earlier voted, in a virtual meeting with the league board for the super six and relegation play offs have rejected the decision and rather want the league to continue with match day 14 games.


This stems from the virtual meeting held by the club owners and managers on Friday, running through Saturday afternoon.



In the communique released by the club owners after the meeting, they want the season to continue with with the initial straight format and resume with Matchday 14 matches instead of going ahead with the Super Six and Survival Play-Offs.


They also proposed finalists at the last NWFL season should represent Nigeria in the CAF Women's Champions League zonal qualifiers, thus putting to rest the need to end the abruptly.


According to the club owners, since the league didn't end due to the need to meet up with next season's continental commitment, it was logical to hand the tickets to those who reached the final of the last NWFL women's play off in 2019.


It will be recalled that Rivers Angels pipped Confluence Queens 1-0 at the 2019 playoffs final in Lagos.


The owners also elected to have no relegation of teams, rather proposed for the restoration of the league to its original 16-team format of which two promoted teams will complete the number if no teams are relegated.


This is due to the fact that Heartland Queens and Adamawa Queens were expelled by the NWFL due to non compliance with club licensing.


According to feelers from the meeting, only three clubs disagreed with decision of the Club Owners.


The NWFL Super Six is scheduled to hold in Ijebu Ode starting from the 19th of April, 2021 of which the winner will be crowned the league champions and qualify automatically for the CAF Women's Champions League while the runner up will proceed to the WAFU Zonal qualifiers scheduled for May.



Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Rivers Angels, Edo Queens, FC Robo Queens and Sunshine Queens have qualified for the Super Six.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Naija Ratels Players Visit Benue IDP Camp, Donates Menstrual Hygiene Kits, Relief Materials And Others

Naija Ratels Players Visit Benue IDP Camp, Donates Menstrual Hygiene Kits, Relief Materials And Others. 




Players of Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Championship side, Naija Ratels FC on Friday donated Menstrual hygiene kits, relief materials and football kits to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Abagena Camp in Benue State. 


The players, technical crew and staff of the NWFL Championship team carried out the visit to the IDPs as part of it's charity outreach activities and were all seen in a happy mood as they interacted with the Internally Displaced Persons.


Menstrual hygiene is one of the neglected health and hygiene issues surrounding the rights of vulnerable girls and women in camps built for internally displaced Persons (IDPs) and for hundreds of these women and girls living in the IDP camps, this natural monthly occurrence could be very disruptive. 



For these reasons, the players of the Nigeria Women Football League side, Naija Ratels deemed it fit to donate relief materials and sanitary pads to the under privileged females in the internally displaced People's Camp. 


Donating the items, Team Manager of the side, Iorsue Kuhwa and Captain, Paulina Ali said the reason behind the gesture was to support young girls in the camp who cannot afford to buy pad for their monthly period.


According to them, it was observed that young girls and women in IDP Camps resort to the use of pieces of cloths or tissues for their monthly periods. 


"We learnt how young girls and women in this IDPs Camp go through alot during their monthly periods and how some girls stay away from school going into isolation when they menstruating because of stigmatisation by their male peers''; Paulina Ali said. 



Also reacting, the team manager said; "So as a team, we thought and decided we could help out in our own little way, so today we donated about 15 Cartons of Sanitary Pads, four bags of rice and some kits for the girls and women here. 


"I believe it's high time we teach young girls and women in IDP Camps about Menstrual health and hygiene. This awareness will create more confidence amongst these girls and there will be no shame when experiencing their Menstrual period, which is natural for every woman." He concluded.


The assistant Camp Commandant, Solomon Azulo expressed appreciation for the gesture on behalf of the girls and women in the camp. 


"It is a great honour to receive these menstrual hygiene kits and other relief materials on behalf of the young girls in the camp.


"This is a great gesture and am sure Naija Ratels did this just because they care about the Girl-Child. 


"We are grateful and hope other teams, groups and bodies will always remember us here." He concluded.



Naija Ratels is an NWFL Championship team based in Abuja and owned by renowned Philanthropist, Barrister Paul Edeh.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Kwara United condole with Lobi Stars over death of Team Manager Imenger

 Kwara United condole with Lobi Stars over death of Team Manager Imenger





The management, staff, and players of NPFL leaders Kwara United wish to condole with Lobi Stars over the heartbreaking demise of their Team Manager Barnabas Imenger.


Nigerian football fraternities were all thrown into deep mourning on Monday following the painful death of the former Super Eagles star.


Until his death, Imenger was said to have battled against sickness before he embarked on a journey of no return.


In an official statement, Kwara United prayed that God should grant the late football icon eternal rest and be the strength for all his family members.


"Imenger's death came a shocking one for us at Kwara United and we want to commiserate with everyone at Lobi Stars, his family and the people of Benue state.


"We pray that God in His Infinite Mercies will forgive him and give him eternal rest in Paradise," Kwara United stated.


Imenger is the father of former Kwara United star Nenen who played 58 games for the Harmony Boys between 2010 and 2012 netting 23 goals.


Meanwhile, Lobi Stars are currently occupying 9th position on the NPFL table with 25 points after 16 games played so far.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

NLO21 Season: Ten-Man Magate Share Spoils With Destiny Boys

 NLO21 Season: Ten-Man Magate Share Spoils With Destiny Boys




A superb flick into the top corner of goal with the head by Seun Adepoju in the 58th minute, was all Magate FC needed to draw 1️⃣-1️⃣ with log leaders Destiny Boys in a sixth game of the Nationwide League One (NLO) season played at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne, Ogun State. 

 

Magate who beat Zenith Emperor 72hours earlier, took the game to the group favourite with positive counter-attacking play.


The Coach Farouk side who finished the game with 10-man received a blow below the belt as the team lost it's 'Captain Fantastic' Adeniyi Aliu in the 25th minute to injury after he had a cut below his left eye as he was elbowed by Destiny Boys defender during the run of play.


The Magate bench, were left in awe as the offender walked away without been cautioned, as neither the centre referee nor his first assistant saw the infringement.


Less than five minutes after Aliu was replaced, Destiny Boys scored the first goal of the game via Qosim Abdulrahim.


Magate had the chance to level scores in the 36th minute but Philips effort on goal hit the side netting for a goal kick to Destiny FC.


The away side went into the break with their one goal lead even as the Coach Farouk side   pressed for an equalising goal.  


The second 45 minutes was a soaked tensed  as Magate scored an equalizing goal and ended the game with a player out.


Seun Adepoju was a torn in the flesh of Destiny Boys defenders with his pace. His effort was rewarded in the 53rd minute as he nodded a cross from Philips assist into the net to make scores even.



Magate were hard done in the 76th minute after it's centre-back Oluwaseun Babatunde was shown his marching orders after scooping up a second yellow card.


The Coach Farouk side did show character and kept their focus after the unfortunate incident, as they kept Destiny Boys defenders at bay, defending well till the blast of full time.


Magate FC now has 8 points from six games while Destiny Boys kept their number one spot on the log after it garnered 17 points from seven games.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Magate Has No Special Game Plan For Destiny FC- Coach Farouk

 Magate Has No Special Game Plan For Destiny FC- Coach Farouk



Coach Yusuf Farouk has revealed that his Magate FC side has no special plans for Destiny FC, as both teams lock horns in the sixth fixture of the Nationwide League One (NLO) Division One season on Saturday at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne.



Margate who ended Zenith Emperor's four matches unbeaten run with on 3-1 win on Thursday, now has seven points from five games.



Farouk in a pre-match chat after his team's last training session on Friday evening said: 

"No special plans for Destiny FC, rather I have told my players to go into game to show character and play them with the same zeal they exhibited against Zenith Emperor.


"You recall that Zenith Emperor were tagged one of the favourite in the group, so getting three points from them was a thing of excitement for me and my lads but it didn't come easy.


"The victory meant a lot to the team as it was the right tonic we needed going forward.


"Destiny FC are a tough team no doubt but my team has all it takes to checkmate them on field of play."




In the last game against Zenith Emperor, the trio of Akinropo Akeem, Adeolu Adelakun and Adekunle Adedimeji were on the goals scorer's sheet as they scored their first goal of the season.



Zenith Emperor got an early penalty owning to an hand ball in the box but was missed by  Okunola Lekan.


On the dot if 12th minute, Magate's Akeem then punished Zenith Emperor for their penalty miss, slotting the ball into the net from a rebound save by goalkeeper Yusuf Rasheed.


Seven minutes later Adelakun took advantage of a lose ball as doubled the lead with an easy chip over the onrushing Zenith Emperor's goalie inside the box.



In the 31st minutes, Lekan pulled one back for Zenith scoring his fifth goal of the season after he deflected low drive beat Destiny who was in goal for Magate.


In the 52nd minute Adedimeji put the icing on the cake for Magate as he scored to make it 3-1.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Wisest Lion on a Rescue Mission

 The Wisest Lion on a Rescue Mission. 



Discovered by Coach Ezekiel Maji and scouted in Abuja alongside Star Coach Yema; Peter Oluka is on a rescue mission in Moldova to lift Codru Football Club out of relegation waters and keep them afloat the Divizia Nationala. 



Peter, a.k.a. Wiser has been winning the midfield battle for 36 Lion Football Club since he graduated from our Abuja U-16 under the guidance of Coach Eazy. 



Peter is not only a box to box fighter, he also holds the record for the most distance covered in games at the average of 11.6km per game. 


This young man was recently adjudged the best midfielder in the last Ogunjobi Gold Cup, the best midfielder vs Osun United preseason friendly, the best midfielder in Ibadan at the March 2nd to 5th Diamond Sport/Triple 44 tournament and now he has sign in Moldova with Codru Football Club. We are sure Lion Oluka will make us proud. 



Kudos to Mr. Metehan Karaman, our Eastern European FIFA Agent who brokered this deal. We close the 2020/2021 winter transfer window with this transfer and continue to move positively forward. 


We wish Peter Oluka all the best in Moldova. 


Come on Codru!!! 

UP 36!!!

UP LION!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Nominees For NWFL Premiership Player And Manager Of February Revealed

 Nominees For NWFL Premiership Player And Manager Of February Revealed. 



The Naija Women Football League Awards have revealed nominees for the Player and Manager of the month award for February with Edo Queen's Elizabeth Zirike and Bayelsa Queen's Charity Reuben among the contenders for the first gong of 2021 following the suspension of the league in January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Other nominees for player of the month awards include Adejoke Ejalonibu who had a great month of February, scoring important goals for the Christopher Danjuma's tutored side and Damilola Koku, whose high work rate upfront and goals helped Rivers Angels remain second in the month of February. 


Charity Reuben and Elizabeth Zirike both netted thrice in February with both scoring a brace each when Bayelsa Queens and Edo Queens met at the Samson Siasia Stadium on match-day 6. 


In the Manager's category, Delta Queens David Ochei, Bayelsa Queens Moses Aduku, who won the Naija Women Football League manager of December and Rivers Angels Edwin Okon all made the shortlist for February Manager of the month Award. 



Edwin Okon whose side won all their three matches in the month of February, including two away victories against Ibom Angels and Pelican Stars respectively. 


Moses Aduku's side Bayelsa Queens won two and drew one in February, including a difficult home win against Edo Queens and an away win against Abia Angels. 


David Ochei's side Delta Queens won two and drew one in the month of February, a big win against Bayelsa Queens and FC Robo Queens at home and an away draw in Lokoja against Confluence Queens. 



FC Robo Queens forward Gift Monday and Bayelsa Queens Gaffer Moses Aduku swept up the December player and Manager of the Month Award respectively. 


The winners will be announced on Monday the 15th of March 2021.

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