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Debbie Hewitt Set to Become First Female Head of FA

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Debbie Hewitt Set to Become First Female Head of FA

Debbie Hewitt is set to become the first female chair of the Football Association after being nominated to replace Greg Clarke.

Hewitt, who is currently the non-executive chair of Visa Europe, The Restaurant Group plc, BGL Group and White Stuff, will begin the role in January 2022, subject to ratification by the FA Council.

Clarke resigned in November after offensive remarks made at a hearing of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee.

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Hewitt, who was awarded an MBE in 2011 for her services to business and the public sector, was described as the “outstanding candidate” by Kate Tinsley, independent non-executive FA director and chair of the selection panel.

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WA Studying Parallel Elections In AFN, Urges Factions to Resolve Dispute

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Wa Studying Parallel Elections In AFN, Urges Factions to Resolve Dispute

World Athletics say they are still studying the parallel elections in Birnin Kebbi and Abuja, which produced Shehu Gusau and Tonobok Okowa as presidents of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

In an email sent to sports writers by WA’s head of communications, Nicole Jeffery, the dispute between both factions is viewed as an internal issue.

The WA however urged both factions of the AFN to resolve their disputes quickly so that it won’t affect athletes preparing for the 2020 Olympics.

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The AFN had been in crisis since 2019 after the Gusau-led board of the AFN declared autonomy from the sports ministry at a congress in Awka, Anambra state. this resulted in the suspension of Gusau and his supporters by other members of the board led by then AFN Vice President Olamide George.

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The 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League Commences June 22, 2021

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The 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League will start in Abuja on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021 at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex. with the arrival of Draws and Pre-Match meeting for the six participating clubs from across Nigeria; Kwara Ladies Fc, Kaduna Queens Fc, Gallant Queens Fc, Naija Ratels Fc, Heartland Queens and Adamawa Queens.

The NWFL Championship League proper will start on Wednesday June 23, with the Match Day One that would see three matches played at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex.

The Match Day Two comes up on Thursday, June 24, with all the six teams playing themselves just as it was done on the first day.

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There will be a Rest Day on Friday, June 25, while matches continue on Saturday, June 26 with Match Day Three and with all six teams engaged in league games.

Sunday June 27 is Match Day Four, with same schedule of three matches to be played at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex.

Monday June 28 is Rest Day Two to allow the teams recover from knocks on players and get refreshed for the final day on Tuesday June 29 with same number of matches but two of those games played simultaneously.

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EURO 2020: Italy Beat 10-Man Wales, Continue Perfect Run

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EURO 2020: Italy Beat 10-Man Wales, Continue Perfect Run

Italy continued their perfect run in the European Championship with a 1-0 win against 10-man Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

While Italy dominated most of the game, they only managed to score once in the first half through Matteo Pessina despite Wales being reduced to 10 men when Ethan Ampadu was sent off after 55 minutes.

Pessina’s goal came from a free kick conceded by Joe Allen on the far right edge of the penalty box on 39 minutes.

Marco Verratti, who won the free, delivered a cross into the box and Pessina guided it into the goal.

Wales improved in the second half but were dealt another blow when Ampadu was shown a straight red for a clumsy challenge on Federico Bernardeschi.

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Gareth Bale had an excellent opportunity to level on 75 minutes when he volleyed a ball over the bar that he should have pointed into Italy’s net.

Despite the loss, Wales join Italy as the two teams to progress from the group. Switzerland will have to wait to see if they are one of the top four third place finishers.

Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 on Sunday but Wales’ superior goal difference meant they secured second place.

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