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Falconets Beat Canada To Face Holland In Q’final

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Falconets Beat Canada To Face Holland In Q’final

Falconets Beat Canada To Face Holland In Q’final

Nigeria’s U-20 girls, Falconets, set a World Cup group stage perfect record for themselves after beating Canada 3-1 in Alajuela on Thursday morning to finish with a perfect nine points out of nine in Group C.

Head Coach, Chris Musa, said before the encounter that his girls would seek to win even as a quarter-final ticket was already in the bag, in order to sustain their winning mentality following hard-fought victories over France and Korea Republic.

That was exactly what the Falconets did.
Africa’s best team conceded their first goal of the competition in an accidental manner, following goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s poor management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani that granted Kala Novak a fortuitous goal in less than two minutes.

“It was great for us to come back from that setback, and also conceding first in the tournament. We showed character and spirit, and that would be huge for us going forward in the competition,” Musa said after the match.

Midfield impresario Esther Onyenezide, whose vicious curling shot earned all three points against Korea Republic to send the Falconets into the last eight on Monday morning, scored from the penalty spot in the 24th minute to pull the Falconets level. Defender Mia Pante had handled the ball from a Blessing Okpe shot in the box.

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Stakeholders hint Borno’s Elkanemi Warriors to Lift Federation Cup

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Stakeholders hint Borno’s Elkanemi Warriors to Lift Federation Cup

By: Our Reporter

Borno State football team, Elkanemi Warriors, has been charged to lift the 2024 federation cup which the final match was fixed for 29th June, 2024, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (Onikan), Lagos.

The NNL football competition tagged the “Battle of the Warriors’’ would be played between the Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and Abia Warriors.

Chairman of Nigeria National League (NNL), Mr. George Aluo, made the charge while encouraging the Elkanemi Warriors to go all out and win this year’s President Federation Cup.

Aluo noted that the impressive performance of Elkanemi Warriors in both the second tier league and the Federation Cup is an indication that they can lift the trophy for the third time, after lifting the same in 1991 and 1992.

Aluo maintained that the number of NNL teams that made it to the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the FA Cup shows how solid the league is and the good work done by the league body and expressed confidence that the three other promoted teams will do well in the NPFL next season.

He also commended Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) and their strategic partners GTI Assets Management & Trust Limited for bringing back the glamour of the most prestigious football tournament in the country.

“As football fans eagerly await the finals of this year’s Federation Cup, I must commend the NFF and their strategic partners, GTI, for what they have done to bring back the glamour of the most prestigious football tournament in the country.

“History will always remember them as those who changed the narratives of Nigerian football and I will be ever grateful to them”, he concluded.

The winner of the President Federation Cup will represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup along side Enyimba FC of Aba.

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Dabiri-Erewa Congratulates AJ for Defeating Ngannou

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By: Michael Mike

Chairman/ CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa has congratulated Anthony Joshua, a British-Nigerian boxer for defeating Francis Ngannou on Friday night in Saudi Arabia.

The NiDCOM boss gave the commendation on Saturday in a statement issued by the Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocol, Abdur- Rahman Balogun.

Dabiri-Erewa said that the victory has brought more glory to Nigeria and has shown what can be achieved by being resilient.

She said: “We are proud of you and urge you to continue to use your professional prowess to extol the virtues of Nigerian heritage.

Anthony Joshua secured his unflinching victory against Ngannou with a destructive second-round knockout at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This knockout has delivered the most powerful statement to the heavyweight division as he has done what his compatriot Tyson Fury could not do to Francis Ngannou.

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Musa to Build School in Kano, other parts of Nigeria

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By: Michael Mike

The Captain of Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa has revealed his plan to build school in his hometown Kano and other parts of the country.

Musa, who had already built sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau, said his new plan is to build school in Kano, his hometown first and later other parts of Nigeria.

The Team Captain of the silver winning Super Eagles at the just concluded African Nations Cup in Cote D’voire, speaking during a reception by the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa
thanked the NiDCOM Chairman for the kind gesture and for all her support to the Diaspora, especially during the crisis in Sudan.

Musa, in an emotional laden voice, recalled his humble beginning which prompted his generousity to assist the less privileged in the society across the country.

Musa said he wanted to inspire others with his story, especially those that looked down on footballers in the past,

He assured Nigerians that in addition to other executed projects, he plans to establish a school in his hometown, Kano and subsequently expand to other states in Nigeria in the future.

Dabiri-Erewa on her part commended the Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa for being an exemplary Nigerian Diaspora and a great mentor of Nigerians youths.

She noted that the player has heeded to the mandate of being a good ambassador, remembering the country and excelling in the art of football.

She said Ahmed Musa earned the Commission’s maiden National Diaspora Merit Award in the sports category due to his philanthropic gesture and mentoring of the youths.

Dabiri-Erewa said: “We are very proud of you as a Great Soccer Ambassador, Philanthropist and mentor of our younger ones with the building of sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau

“I have always been saying it that success is about how many lives you have touched and Ahmed Musa here have done so much for humanity.”

She re- echoed her congratulatory message to the entire Super Eagles team for coming second in the just concluded AFCON 2023 in Cote Divoire.

Also, the FCT State Diaspora Focal Point Officer, Mrs Sarah Areo, lauded the Nigerian player for his achievement and assured him that the FCT is ready to support his future philanthropic projects especially in Abuja.

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