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Nigeria football federation gives update on 2019/2019 football season

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The Nigeria Football Federation has debunked reports that a vast majority of club owners in the Nigeria Professional Football League had voted to end the 2019-2020 season.

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Some reports had stated that the season will be canceled and the Points Per Game (PPG) principle would be adopted to determine Nigeria’s flagbearers in next year’s continental club competitions.

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However, the NFF has issued a disclaimer on Monday night via a statement by its General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

According to the statement, the NFF is still on wide consultation to determine the format and pattern to foreclosing the 2019/2020 Football Season.

 

The statement, however, urged everyone to wait until the conclusion of the ongoing consultations.

Wants to know about the NFF?

The Nigeria Football Federation (formerly known as Nigeria Football Association until 2008) is Nigeria’s football governing body. Formally lunched in1945, It formed the first Nigerian national football team in 1949. It joined CAF in 1959 and FIFA in 1960. The NFF headquarters is located in the city of Abuja.As of 2008 it organises three leagues: The Nigerian Premier League, the Amateur League and the Women’s League, and five competitions, including the Federation Cup and Women’s Cup

 

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Manchester United Records £23.2 Million Loss in the Last Year

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Manchester United Records 23.2 Million Pounds Loss in the Last Year

Manchester United slumped to a net loss of 23.2 million pounds in the last financial year as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted fixture schedules and forced football clubs to play matches behind closed doors.

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The fresh spike in COVID-19 cases across Europe is likely to further delay the return of supporters, hurting income from match day ticket and catering sales, as well as museum tours for the bigger clubs.

Premier League clubs last week rejected plans put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United for radical changes to the English game’s structures and finances and said they would conduct their own review.

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Friendlies: Super Eagles Ready for Big Games

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The camp of the Super Eagles at the Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria is brimming with excitement following the arrival of all invited players, and stout confidence that the the mixture of old boys and new acts are capable of turning back African champions Algeria and the continent’s second-ranked team Tunisia in two friendlies between Friday and Tuesday.

Heartwarming news came on Monday evening when former Germany U20 captain Kevin Akpoguma, who arrived camp only to bond with Nigeria’s international train ahead of his switch to fatherland, was cleared by FIFA’s single judge to dorn the green-white-green henceforth. His clearance solidifies a dependable backline of Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and first-time invitee Zaidu Sanusi.

Algeria, who have a second game against Mexico in The Netherlands on Tuesday, come into Friday’s game not only as the champions of Africa, but also on the back of an 18-match unbeaten run. They have not lost on the pitch since they were bumped by the odd goal in an AFCON 2019 qualifier away in Benin Republic in October 2018.

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Two years earlier, they were bounced 3-1 by the Super Eagles in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Uyo. Both teams ended the return leg in Constantine 1-1, though the Eagles had already picked the only World Cup ticket from the group ahead of that final encounter.

Tunisia, who play the Super Eagles on Tuesday at the same venue, will host Sudan’s Falcons at the Stade Olympique in Rades on Friday at the same time the Eagles are taking to the pitch against the Fennecs in Austria.

Djamel Belmadi, the former Algerian international who coached his country to a second continental title in Egypt last year, has included standout names Riyad Mahrez, Yassine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli and Baghdad Bounedjah in his 24-man squad to confront the three-time African champions.

Coach Gernot Rohr also has in his team Captain Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Kenneth Omeruo, but he has to do without electrifying forward Victor Osimhen and midfield lynchpin Wilfred Ndidi. New birds Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke, and former U17 captain Samson Tijani have the opportunity to impress.

Friday’s game, like Tuesday’s, will kick off at 8.30pm Austria time (7.30pm)

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Bukayo Saka Delighted to Get Three Lions’ First Call Up

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England national team coach Gareth Southgate has invited Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka to its national team Three Lions.

Saka and two others, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harvey Barnes, were handed their first senior England call-ups on Thursday ahead of England’s UEFA Nations League ties against Belgium on October 11th and Denmark on October 14th.

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Saka, 19, had initially suggested he could consider playing for Nigeria even though he had featured for the English youth teams since he is proud of his parents’ heritage.

With the Three Lions invite now coming through, Bukayo Saka expressed his delight at the chance to play for England ahead of Nigeria as he tweeted on his verified Twitter handle claiming he is “honoured and grateful to get his first England call-up.”

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