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Falconets to Resume Camping for Congo Fixture

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Falconets to Resume Camping for Congo Fixture

ad Coach Christopher Danjuma has invited 31 players to the camp of Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup third round fixture against Congo, with the first leg taking place in Brazzaville on 5th December. Nigeria will host the return leg at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Thursday, 16th December.

On the list are four goalkeepers, nine defenders, 10 midfielders and eight forwards.

The Falconets blitzed past their counterparts from Central African Republic 11-0 on aggregate in the second round, while the Congolese saw off Egypt’s U20 girls 3-1 on aggregate. The girls from Central African Republic progressed to the second round following the withdrawal of Equatorial Guinea.

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All 31 players have been asked to report at the Serob Hotel in the Wuye district of Abuja on Sunday, 7th November with their training kits, international e-passports and certificates of birth. However, four players of Rivers Angels FC of Port Harcourt that is taking part in the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League holding in Egypt 5th – 19th November, have been excused to report in camp after their engagement in North Africa. Two overseas–based players are also expected in camp towards the end of the month.

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AFCON 2022 CAF Launches Official Match-Ball for 2021 AFCON

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AFCON 2022 CAF Launches Official Match-Ball for 2021 AFCON

Ahead of the 2021 African cup of nations, African soccer governing has launched official match ball for the competition.

The ball which was produced by umbro was made with thick white and styled with color green, named toghu.

According to the video made available by the football, body described toghu as traditional, ornate, glory, heritage, and unity.

The world bank said, “however, the reform momentum weakened in 2021, and in the absence of continued progress, key macroeconomic challenges have re-emerged as major threats to growth.

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The report further added that said despite a strong initial recovery and resurgent global oil prices, the stalled reform agenda had undermined Nigeria’s long-term growth prospects

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NCBN Underdogs Shock TVC with a 1-0 Win

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NCBN Underdogs Shock TVC with a 1-0 Win

The Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network team started on a positive note by defeating TVC at the FCT SWAN 5 Aside during the Annual Sporting Competition organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.

They showed no mercy considering this being their first time out at the competition.

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The goal came from the boots of the relentless, Alfred Munachimso as the Match ended with NCBN coming tops with a 1-0 win.

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CAF Appoints North African Referees to Take Charge of Nigeria’s Final Group Matches

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CAF Appoints North African Referees to Take Charge of Nigeria’s Final Group Matches

World football –governing body, FIFA has appointed referees from North Africa to officiate the Super Eagles’ last two games of the group phase of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying series.

Tunisian official Youssef Essrayri, 42, will be referee for the Day 5 encounter between the Super Eagles and the Lone Star of Liberia taking place at the Grand Stade de Tangier in Morocco on Saturday, 13th November. The match is a ‘home game for the Lone Star – reverse fixture of the Day 1 clash at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on 3rd September, which the Super Eagles won 2-0 thanks to a Kelechi Iheanacho brace.

Essrayri will be assisted by compatriots Aymen Ismail (assistant referee 1), Youssef Jami (assistant referee 2) and Mehrez Melki (fourth official) at the match that will begin at 5pm Morocco time (6pm Nigeria time).

Former FIFA referee Seli Zinko from Cote d’Ivoire will be referee assessor while Sullay Kamara from Sierra Leone will be match commissioner. Dr Bilal Mohamed Rida, Moroccan, will serve as medical officer.

For the Day 6 clash against Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, 16th November, FIFA has listed Algerian official Mustapha Ghorbal as referee. He will be assisted by compatriots Mokrane Gourari (assistant referee 1), Abbes Akram Zerhouni (assistant referee 2), and Lahlou Benbraham (fourth official).

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Ivorian Nomandiez Doue, another former FIFA referee, will serve as referee assessor with Sierra Leonean Prince Kai Saquee as match commissioner. The medical officer will be Dr Abdulrahim Onimisi Ozi Salami of Nigeria.

The Nigeria/Cape Verde clash will kick off at 5 pm.

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