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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Bayern Munich Star's Lover Found Dead



 Jerome Boateng's ex-girlfriend has tragically been found dead - just a week after the couple announced they'd split up.



Kasia Lenhardt was found in her Berlin apartment on Tuesday by police. RIP. 🙏🏻

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

NWFL Premiership 2021 Week One: Preview, Analysis, Players To Watch And More

 NWFL Premiership 2021 Week One: Preview, Analysis, Players To Watch And More.




The NWFL Premiership returns on Wednesday, with 2017 Champions Nasarawa Amazons hosting Lagos based side FC-Robo in the league's curtain-raiser. 


Nasarawa Amazons had a difficult season last year and failed to make it to the super 4 for the first time in 7 years as Bayelsa Queens topped their Group. 


Also on Wednesday, Bayelsa Queens will host Sunshine Queens at the Samson Siasia Stadium, in what promises to be one of the standout fixtures of the opening round, Osun Babes will be facing Ibom Angels in Uyo, Delta Queens against Dreamstar Ladies, Edo Queens up against Royal Queens in Benin, while Abia Angels will host Pelican Stars. Another interesting fixture to look forward to this mid-week is undoubtedly the game between Confluence Queens and Rivers Angels, where Whyte Ogbonda will be facing his boss Edwin Okon again after losing to him in the finals of 2019 Super 4 in Lagos. 


www.thenwfl.com took a look at the seven opening games this mid-week and analysed each of the games. 


NASARAWA VS FC ROBO.  (Lafia City Stadium, Lafia)


Same fixture as that of the 2018 opening game. Both teams have a very similar style, playing from the back and holding a very high backline while pressing. 


Nasarawa Amazons forward Chiemere Opara who is back after a long layoff from injury could be an important player upfront for the 'Solid Babes' , Amarachi Okoronkwo, Adejoke Ejalonibu are also both experienced and could play an important role in the game, while the trio of Monday Gift, Folashade Ijamilisu and Esther Oyenezide should be handy for the defence line of Nasarawa Amazons. 


BAYELSA QUEENS VS SUNSHINE QUEENS (Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa)


This should be one of the biggest opening matches of the NWFL Premiership. Wemimo Matthew and Moses Aduku are accomplished Managers in the Premiership and that will surely tell on the game. 


Despite Bayelsa Queens recent victory at the Flying Officers Cup, Aduku still thinks his side have a great hurdle to cross in the league. 


Joy Jerry, Anjor Mary, Vincent Precious are all rearing to go against a Sunshine Queens side who has Suliat Abideen, Iheoma Goodness and Innocent Patricia all in good form too. The Super Falcons coach will be looking to secure atleast a point in Yenagoa, which explains the fact that they will be going all out to score first before their host. 


IBOM ANGELS VS OSUN BABES. (Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo)


Osun Babes have a good record in Uyo, the Omoluabi Queens have only lost once in their last four meetings at the 'Daakada' State. 


Both teams have beefed up their squad and will be aiming to pick favourable results when they battle in Uyo on wednesday. 


New signing Juliet Bassey should play an important role, same with Uyime Johnson who joined back from Edo Queens.


Meanwhile, Osun Babes had a very difficult start to the season last time around and will be looking to start off better this time around. In-form forwards Yemisi Samuel, Kesiena Ojiwovyi, Yetunde Fajobi might give the "Orange Ladies" defence alot of problems too. We are in for an exciting encounter. 


ABIA ANGELS VS PELICAN STARS (Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia). 


It is not the most heavyweight battle of the week, but Ann Chiejine would surely love to start on a winning note. 


No doubt she has done something special at Abia Angels, since joining the 'Angels from the East' four seasons ago. The Super Falcons manager will be facing an experienced too in Edat Egan, who has a team that can cause problems for their host. 


Abia Angels will be depending on Camerounian duo of Belong Michelle and Bakendj Reine, while striker Jane Abraham is also a player to watch out. 



DELTA QUEENS VS DREAMSTAR LADIES (Agbor Stadium, Agbor)


Delta Queens will be hosting Lagos based side Dreamstar Star Ladies at the Agbor Stadium, Delta State, in what promises to be highly engaging. Both teams lost key players last year and have surely signed new players to replace them. Coach Anya Ugochi technical prowess will be tested in Agbor on Wednesday evening, Anuoluwapo Salisu, Juliet Emereole and  Hambefen Ayatsea are players the 'Galaticas' will be relying on, while the host will be keying on Ajuyah Jennifer, Captain Ihuoma Onuegbu, Ijeh Eluemunor and others. 



EDO QUEENS VS ROYAL QUEENS (UNIBEN Sports Complex, Benin). 


Rollandson Odeh will be expecting nothing but victory, when the 'Obaseki Ladies' faces Royal Queens on matchday one in Benin.


The two sides met at the Flying Officers Cup some weeks ago with the game ending 1-1. 


Captain Fantastic Osas Igbinovia will be leading her team infront of their home fans for the first time in the league and the experienced midfielder will be hoping that the likes of Taibat Odueke, Jumoke Alani, Rebecca Ajimuda can live up and help defeat a youthful Royal Queens side which includes Osas Enoma, Chioma Oliseh, Vera Samuel and others. 


The 'Canadian Geese' will be hoping to cause an upset in Benin. This is a game you wouldn't want to miss!!



CONFLUENCE QUEENS VS RIVERS ANGELS (Confluence Stadium, Lokoja). 


It's going to be a big test for Whyte Ogbonda. His former side Rivers Angels will be thinking of picking a point or more at the Confluence Stadium on Wednesday. 


Ogbonda is a manager who brings out the best in his players and will definitely do the same against Rivers Angels. Joy Omewa will be hoping to score goals against a side who desperately needed her services two years ago.


 Christopher Precious will be playing at the Confluence Stadium for the first time since making a big money move to the 'Jewels Of Rivers'.


*NWFL MEDIA®️*

Monday, November 23, 2020

BREAKING: CAF President Banned By FIFA

 Confederation of African football president Ahmad Ahmad was banned for five years by FIFA on Monday for financial misconduct.




The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African soccer. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president.

The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President.”

Ahmad’s first four-year term was clouded with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct at the Confederation of African Football headquarters in Cairo.

The CAF election is scheduled for March 12 in Rabat, Morocco.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

We Take Our Coaches Portfolios Seriously- Iconica Chairman

 We Take Our Coaches Portfolios Seriously- Iconica Chairman.



Owner of fast rising sports academy in Nigeria, Iconica Fc Mr Ahmad Adiatu says he ensures his coaches are up to date with the necessary Credentials, skill, knowledge about the round leather game. 


Mr Ahmad further revealed that as FIFA rules are updated regularly so it is with his coaches as the coaching department is key to a successful team. 



"We take our coaches portfolio's seriously. Our coaches always like to upgrade their credentials and often work on ways to increase their knowledge. We support by sending them to coaching seminars or doing in-house training sessions for them.



 FIFA rules are updated regularly so do we with our coaches, depending on the availability and suitability of the course.  But it's something we practice as to meet the required standards and to accommodate the demands of the profession". 


Iconica Fc in the coming days will organise refresher course for her coaches at their base in Ibadan.

Iconica Joins The Elite, Obtains TMS

 Iconica Joins The Elite, Obtains TMS



In a bid to ensure transparency and governance, Iconica Fc have obtained FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS). 

It will be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was the  first Member Association (MA) in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS).



Propiertor of the Club Mr Ahmad Adiatu when asked what this means for the club he said: 
 
" The aim is to be able to meet FIFA's requirement when it comes to player transfer between clubs. It is the department that is designed for smoother, more transparent and international transfers of players between clubs quicker". 

Mr Ahmad who takes his players as family said the Football club asides from having a conducive environment  also boasts of good welfare package both on and off the field. 



"We develop them by having different types of training for different categories but at serene environment. We see to their respective needs both on and off the pitch. We do not treat them as players, we treat them as families". 

Iconica FC is indeed a club that posses passion, discipline, good management, consistency and drive.

My Academy Will Be the Hub For Future Stars In Our National Teams- Adiatu Ahmad

 My Academy Will Be the Hub For Future Stars In Our National Teams- Ahmad Adiatu



A fast Football Academy in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State Iconica Fc is taking the country storm as the vast experience of the Proprietor Mr Ahmad Adiatu has ensured the academy is on the lips of many.


Speaking to news men from his UK base the young Football Administrator said beyond the economic situation in Nigeria, he has always been a man who loves making people smile. 




"Regardless of the academy, helping people has been my way since the beginning. It's what i grew up seeing my father do". 


Mr Ahmad hinted that in the next five years parents will be happy to see their children develop and become professionals. 



"I see the academy as where parents would be proud of having their children trained and develop into professionals.  They grow to becoming professional footballers that will be recognised by many clubs around the world but to also be the connerstone of Nigeria National football team". 



Iconica Fc is currently three years old with experience coaches, good Private facility and boast of a large fan base on Twitter,  Instagram and Facebook.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Ex Super Eagles Midfielder Kidnapped

 Christian Obodo, popularly called bundle of skills during his playing days with the Super Eagles has been bundled away by kidnappers on Sunday evening 



The former Super Eagles midfielder was kidnapped along the popular Refinery road near Warri in Delta State.

He was said to have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening, the second in recent times, while in a friend’s car.

Obodo spent majority of his football career in Italy where he played for Perugia, Fiorentina,Torino and Leece.



As at the time of filing this report, the Police in Delta were still gathering information about the incident before coming up with a statement.

The ugly scenario of him being kidnapped happened about 8 years ago, in June, 2012 on a Saturday morning while on his way to church at Effurun, near Warri.



Fortunately, he was later rescued the following day within Delta state.

Friday, November 13, 2020

"Bad Game Management By Rohr Caused Us The Game"- NFF Chieftain

NFF chieftain and former chairman of the technical Committee of the NFF, Chris Green had this to say on the draw between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in an AFCON 2021 qualifier earlier today. Barrister Chris Green wrote this on NSM (Nigerian Sports foremost whatsapp group). 

Here it is


 "Common sense will tell you that we lost our 4 goal lead as a result of bad game management. This has always been the bane of Rohr. It happened at the world cup and Afcon.



 Don't blame the players. I even think the players are more technically superior than our coach( pls no insult or malice intended). The field too didn't help the team. I thought we would have stuck with Asaba where the players have fair knowledge of the field than trying out on a virgin field. 



Weather too didn't help because all of our players were drawn from the temperate zone to play in the tropics. 



They gassed out too quickly. They became complacent after the 4th goal and capitulated. Once again, a big lesson to us. I hope we will learn. We need someone that can read the game and also provide statistics of our players atleast every 10mins. 




We have enough in the boys to win in Sierra Leone even without a coach. We didn't have leaders today. I still believe in our players and their abilities to turn the tide.


 I expect us to win convincingly in Sierra Leone." He concluded.


The Super Eagles had earlier broken the heart of Nigerian football fans Friday night as they blew away a four goal lead over Sierra Leone and merely scrapped to a 4-4 draw in their Match day 3 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Eagles’ Camp Opens In Benin Monday; Leone Stars To Arrive On Wednesday

 Eagles’ Camp Opens In Benin Monday; Leone Stars To Arrive On Wednesday



Super Eagles’ camp will officially open on Monday, November 9 in  Benin City for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against  the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone billed for Friday November 13 at the  Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.


The Super Eagles will lodge at Eterno Hotel while the match officials  and the delegation of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will be  accommodated at the Edo Heritage Hotel.



Super Eagles team officials and other backroom staff are due in camp  on Sunday, November 8 ahead of the players who are expected to arrive  Benin City on Monday, November 9 after this weekend’s games for their  respective clubs.


The Sierra Leoneans who will lodge at the prestigious Lush Hotel in  Benin City, are expected to fly into Lagos on Wednesday, November 11  from where they will connect another flight to Benin same day.



Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports insists that the match must observe the Covid-19 protocols.

Jos Chillin 2020: Kids Battle For SilverWares Start Today

 Jos Chillin 2020: Kids Battle For SilverWares Start Today:



The annual end of the year  football festival for kids, known as the Jos Chillin Football Tournament takes center stage today.


Will the 44 teams in both categories of Under-13 and Under-15 allow Mees Palace Football Academy retain both titles?



Seven weeks of free flow action packed soccer extravaganza will tell! 


It would be recalled that Mees Palace football Academy won both the Under-13 and Under-15 categories last year!



Here are the fixtures for today:


*Under-13:*


Ajester FA vs Royal Stars- 10am. Venue: NTA College Field.


Top Free FA vs Tijara FA of Tudun Wada- 10am.  Venue: National Sports Commission Field.


Jazzy Stars FA vs Young Champions- 10am.  Venue: St. John's College Field.


Light FA vs SS Diamond Academy- 1pm.  Venue: St John's College Field.


Soccer Boys vs Zamzam FA- 1pm.  Venue: NTA College Field.


Tin City FA vs Unbeatable FA- 1pm.  Venue: National Sports Commission Field.


Clapai FA vs Liverpool FA- 4pm.  Venue: St John's college Field.


*Under-15:*


St. John's College FA vs Elkanemi Juniors FA- 8:30am.  Venue: St. John's College Field.


City Rollers FA  vs Lion Stars FA- 8:30am.  Venue: National Sports Commission Field.


FC Sports vs Nike Boyz FA- 8:30am.  Venue: NTA College Field.


Star Boys FA vs Spartans FA- 11:30am.  Venue: National Sports Commission.


Pepsi FA vs FC Bwin- 11:30am.  Venue: St John's College Field.


Holy Ghost FA vs Jazzy Stars FA- 11:30am.  Venue: NTA College Field.


Top Free FA vs Samba Boys FA- 2:30pm.  Venue: NTA College Field.


FC Young Stars vs Rayfield Selected FA- 2:30pm.  Venue: National Sports Commission.


Super Stars FA vs Galatians FA- 4pm.  Venue: NTA College Field.


St. Monica FA vs Golden Stars FA- 4pm.  Venue: National Sports Commission.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup

 Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup 






CAF Champions League flag bearers, Enyimba Int'l FC with defending champions, Niger Tornadoes, Kwara United and Remo Stars are part of the 10 teams that will lock horns in the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Preseason Tournament.



The General Coordinator of the nation's first pre-season tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen, revealed the other teams as ABS FC, FC Ebedei and debutants Gombe United, Ekiti United, Sokoto United and 36 Lions FC.



In the draw conducted, Coach Fatai Osho's People's Elephants have a tricky fixtures as they will be having their hands full against 'giant-killers' Gombe United, ABS FC, Ekiti United and FC Ebedei in Group A.



Coach Abubakar Bala's Ikoh Allah Boys will hope to become the first team in the history of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup to successfully defend the title as they will also trade tackles against Kwara United,  Remo Stars, Sokoto United and 36 Lions.




The Savannah Scorpions from Gombe will hope to sting FC Ebedei in the first game of the 10-day soccer fiesta at 8 a.m. 


ABS FC will host Ekiti United in the second fixture while Sokoto United would hope to make a statement against Remo Stars in their first ever meeting.


Star match of Day 1 will be between Tornadoes and Kwara United.



All games will be hosted in compliance with laid down protocols of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Kwara State Health Ministry.




The Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin will host the 8th edition of the country's best organised pre-season from Wednesday November 11 through Friday November 20, 2020.



Group A
Enyimba Int'l FC
Gombe United
ABS FC
Ekiti Utd
FC Ebedei

Group B

Kwara United
Niger Tornadoes
Remo Stars
Sokoto Utd
36 Lion

Brazilian Forward Ivo Jorge Santos on the verge of Joining NNL side Vandrezzer FC

 Former Heartland FC Brazilian Forward Ivo Jorge Santos on the verge of Joining NNL side Vandrezzer Football Club.



Santos had penned a two-year contract with the Heartland FC in 2018/2019. But after the season, many players, including the Brazilian, were laid off by a new management.


Vandrezzer FC is a professional football club that competes in the Nigeria National League (NNL) - the second tier of Nigerian club football. 


Nicknamed the ‘Lions of Naija’, Vandrezzer FC is driven by the vision of her founder to bring about a change in the narrative of football club management in Nigeria. Since it’s establishment precisely one year ago, on September 11, 2019; Vandrezzer FC has been at the forefront of redefining the dynamics of club football management in Nigeria, riding on its four cardinal principles of Football artistry, Arts, Entertainment and Hospitality.



Working with a business model focused on fans engagement, merchandising, ticket sales, broadcasting rights, Vandrezzer FC is determined to be a trailblazer in promoting the ‘football for business’ concept in Nigeria.

 


In addition, Vandrezzer FC launched her fully enhanced and interactive website, designed as a digital platform to cater to fans, sponsors and merchandising agents, dishing out professional and delightful content.


These efforts did not go unnoticed, as Vandrezzer FC got what could be described as her first official global recognition on August 27, 2020, when she was rated by the Global Digital Football Benchmark study as the most followed football club in Nigeria and the 37th best in Africa!



Vandrezzer FC has through the support of her global principal partner, Vandrezzer Energy Services Limited, acquired a state-of-the-art audio sound system from Amate sounds in Spain to provide crispy clear audio entertainment on match days. 


Still in line with the culture of excellence, the club engaged with UK top brand suppliers, including suppliers of grounds management equipment and have acquired best in class grounds equipment for effective maintenance of her football pitches. 


Furthermore, as part of her efforts to up the game of football in Nigeria, and to give voice to her online campaign of “good pitches make good football” Vandrezzer FC has initiated the process with the grounds management experts in UK to provide training to willing Nigerian football clubs on how to build and maintain good pitches.


At its disposal is an asset of 4.0 hectares of land, with a planned acquisition of a further 12.0 hectares for the planned development of her Tier 2 Football academy, while the latter acquisition would cater to the future expansion and planned upgrade of the academy to the UEFA Tier 1 status.


With a focus to enhancing football business through the use of technology, Vandrezzer FC has acquired Sports performance wearable GPS trackers - the most advanced athlete fitness tracking device ever made for individuals,; and Veo un-manned camera AI technology which automatically detects where the ball is and digitally pans and zooms. 


With the massive investments and Quality additions, Rate Vandrezzer FC's Chances of promotion to the NPFL

Razaq Adegbite Joins Hong Kong Premier League side Happy Valley FC

 RAZAQ ADEGBITE JOIN HONG KONG PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE HAPPY VALLEY FC.  



Razaq Adegbite in an interview disclosed his immediate target at his new Hong Kong team HVAA is to help them win trophies by scoring lots of goals.


“I signed a year’s deal, there is option for extension,” he disclosed.


“It’s good here and I love it."


“My target is to score lots of goals here to help my club win titles.” he said.


Adegbite has previously played for Rangers international, Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Sunshine Stars(all in Nigeria), 1st de Augusto, Desportivo de Huila (both in Angola), US Tatauine(Tunisia) and Dorgan Turk Birligi(Northern Cyprus).



Governor Masari Preseason Football Tournament is a long-term Project - Aliyu Danlami

 Governor Masari Preseason Football Tournament is a long-term Project - Aliyu Danlami




Katsina State Commissioner for Sports, Youth and Social Development, Hon. Aliyu Sani Danlami have hinted in his recent interview at the ongoing Governor Masari Pre-season Tourney that the competition have come to stay and it will be a yearly event. 




The honourable Commissioner who is the sole sponsor and brain behind the competition has told Governor Masari Preseason Tourney media that the Prestigious Governor Masari Pre-season Tournament has come to stay



"As you can see the tournament is making progress and i am happy that a memorable event like this is happening in Katsina.



"I think this is the first time football event of this magnitude is happening in  Katsina State. I wish to let you know that Governor Masari Pre-season Tournament is a long-term project. Its an event that will be happening every year. Danlami assured.



The reasons behind this competition is to show that Katsina State is committed to Sports and Youth Development, get our youth engaged and above all to give our darling Katsina United the platform and privilege to have a better and suitable preparations ahead of the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League




While stressing further the workaholic Sports Commission expressed his joy to see Nigeria traditional football club honouring the invitation to participate in the maiden edition of Governor Masari pre-season Tournament.



"I am delighted and glad to see traditional clubs like the current NPFL Champios, Plateau United, honouring the invitation and they have given a good representation. The likes of Wikki Tourists, Niger Tornadoes, Sokoto United, Zamfara United and others are not left out of the party. I am highly impressed. Tge working commissioner disclosed



"The tournament has also seen local teams in Katsina to compete against higher ranked teams and thereby given the youth in the state with talent to exhibit their potential talent. 




"This tournament is not meant for jamboree, rather it is organised to keep the youth engaged especially in this period that we are just coming out of Covid-19 pandemic. 




"You can see the Katsina based teams and invited teams are all happy to be part of this tourney. Even those that could not honour the invitation have regretted their absence.



"We will build on this remarkable achievement thus far interms of Sports Development in the state and portray Katsina State to the world at large as a home of Sports and youth Development. Danlami posited



"We have also put in place adequate securiy in place to ensure that we have 'a violent free' tournament. Police and civil defence are always on ground in the stadium to maintain laws and orders.  



"Let me also bring to your attention that, the grand finale of the Governor Masari pre-season Tourney will be a memorable and remarkable one as dignitaries from government house, NFF executive members and prominent football stakeholders across the country are expected to grace the maiden event. Alhaji Danlami concluded.




The preliminary stage of the competition will be concluded later today and teams such Katsina United, Niger Tornadoes are already through to the semifinals of the competition despite having a game each at hand. The Seminals are bid for Saturday 7th November, 2020, while the Grand Finale will go down on Sunday

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Barr Isaac Danladi harps on Unity as Nasarawa United inaugurates new Supporters club

 Barr Isaac Danladi harps on Unity as Nasarawa United  inaugurates new Supporters club



The chairman of Nasarawa United, Barrister Isaac Danladi has called on all lovers of the beautiful game in Nasarawa State to always come out to support the team in it's quest to attain its set objectives. 


While addressing the newly inaugurated excos of the supporters club Barr Danladi charged the incoming excos to always look out for each and while he promised his led board will give their maximum supports to make sure that they all excel in their respective quests. 


"You are the face of our team,  but first we need to live in unity to achieve our aims". 


"We have been on the continent twice and we know what we faced against our opponents in their grounds, their fans showed the zeal and commitment I'll love to see from our supports, He concluded. 


The new Chairman,  Bashiru Abdullahi (Alh Uba) in  his acceptance speech promises to lead his team to the next level as he believes the Supporters have  a crucial role to play if Nasarawa United wants to achieve it's aim and return back to the continent. 



"I have been a passionate  fan of the club right from day one as I usually travel for games alone, the fire is still burning as i will make sure we work hand in hand with the management to ensure that the team achieve it's aim, he concluded. 



Bashiru Abdullahi (Alh Uba)  Chairman


Abdulsalam Abubakar Vice chairman


Usman Aliyu Mohammed Secretary 


Jibrin Aliu (Baggio)  Treasurer


Fibilus Usman Ari Liaison Officer 


Mohammed Bala Galadima (Welfare) 


Malama Malama Ayo PRO


Hamza Hassan ( Disciplinarian ) 


Abubakar Shafa Aso (Marketing Officer)

Monday, November 2, 2020

Greatdynamic Talents Donate Trophy, Medals To Ogunjobi Gold Cup Tourney

 Greatdynamic Talents Donate Trophy, Medals To Ogunjobi Gold Cup Tourney





Big feat for Ogunjobi Gold Cup after Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev. Samuel Ikpea donated a trophy and medals to the nation's first pre-season tournament.


 
The Kwara State Sports Complex Main Bowl is set to host the 8th edition of the 10-day football fiesta from Wednesday November 11, to Friday November 20.



Rev. Ikpea who is also the President of GreatDynamic Talents, a company with strong bias for arts, entrepreneurship, entertainment and sports decided to become one of the partners of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup because of the pre-season track record over the years and his believe in the future of Nigerian youths and particularly, his uncommon love and passion for Nigerian football.



The Nigeria Football Supporters Club boss believes also that when well placed individuals and corporate organisations rally support for such tournament, Nigerian football can only be better.




Greatdynamic Talents has been involved in several projects that has impacted positively on the lives of thousands of Nigerians. 



Amongst its core concerns is to use its far-reaching network and professionalism to positively engage and empower the youths.



CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup sides, Enyimba and Kano Pillars with defending champions, Niger Tornadoes, Elkanemi Warriors, Kwara United, Remo Stars, ABS FC, FC Ebedei, debutants Ekiti United and Sokoto United will be using the platform to prepare their squad for the new Nigeria football season.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Kwara United mourn the shocking demise of Sports Journalist Anthony Obaseki

 Kwara United mourn the shocking demise of Sports Journalist Anthony Obaseki




Kwara United management, staff and the entire coaching crew have commiserated with the family, friends and football stakeholders over the untimely death of Journalist Anthony Obaseki.


Nigerian sporting families woke up on Sunday, November 1, to hear the devastating news of the demise of Anthony Obaseki.


Obaseki before his death battled against serious sickness in which football stakeholders had hope that he would recover.


But the Prince of Benin Kingdom lost the battle throwing the whole football fraternities in Nigeria into serious mourning.


In an official statement by Kwara United, the Harmony Boys described the deceased as an hardworking and dedicated Sports reporter during his life time.


"It is sad to hear the death of our friend Anthony Obaseki and we are praying that God should give him eternal rest and also be with his family," Kwara United stated.


Obaseki started his Journalism career in Ibadan with FRCN and later  transited to print where he had stint with Complete Sports.


Before the illness which took him to the journey of no return came, Obaseki also worked with National Daily Newspaper and was also media officer of Nembe City and El-Kanemi. 


He hailed from the Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom in Edo state and maternally Urhobo from Ovwian in Udu LGA of Delta state.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Prince Dapo Abiodun pre-season tourney gets kick-off date

 Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tournament Communications Department


Prince Dapo Abiodun pre-season tourney gets kick-off date




The organizers of the Prince Dapo Abiodun Pre-season Tournament have revealed that this year’s edition of the pre-season tourney will hold from November 16th – 23rd, 2020 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.



The maiden edition of the prestigious pre-season tournament was held in 2019 at the ancient city of Ijebu-ode in Ogun State, Shooting Stars emerged as champions defeating Delta Force 1-0 in the final game. The tournament witnessed an historic moment in the semi-final game when Shooting Stars defeated Lobi Stars 5-0.



The tournament Coordinator Oye Bawala has revealed that the second edition promises an improved organization and top-notch competition for the clubs that will participate which also includes meeting up with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on COVID19.




“We recorded a huge success last season in the maiden edition and we are looking forward to the second edition. We have reviewed the organization and we are planning to improve on all fronts this year, this edition is unique because of the outbreak of COVID19. We have set out modalities to meet up with the NCDC guidelines, we will get support from the Ogun State Government and the Ministry of Health.



“The competition helped the clubs that participated last season, the clubs were happy with the positive impact and how the tournament shaped their season. The clubs were able to compete brilliantly in their various leagues,” said Bawala.



The organizers have confirmed 11 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs and five Nigeria National League (NNL) clubs that will compete for honours in Ijebu-ode, the pedigree of the shortlisted teams makes the tournament the biggest pre-season tournament in Nigeria.



Defending champions Shooting Stars will lead the other four NNL clubs, Crown FC, Bendel Insurance, Remo Stars, and Gateway FC. The NPFL clubs include; Four-time NPFL champions Kano Pillars, Rivers United, Warri Wolves, MFM FC, Nasarawa United, Adamawa United, Lobi Stars, Kwara United, Heartland FC, Wikki Tourists, and Rangers International.



Bawala added; “We have confirmed 16 clubs, these are clubs with pedigree that will make the tournament glamorous. The competitive level will be high and we are expecting fireworks in Ijebu-ode. We are also working on sponsors that will make the tournament more colourful.



“The tournament had a business impact on the communities in Ijebu-ode and the benefits on various businesses like hotels, transportation, food communities and more were enormous. The State Government saw the benefits and they are keen on sustaining the tournament.”



#GovAbiodunCup20

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