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NPFL: Rangers Storm Uyo For Redemption

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Smarting from the 0-1 loss to Rivers United in a match day 21, NPFL fixture inside ‘The Cathedral’, Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu, the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C will on Monday, May 24, 2021, storm the ‘Nest of Champions’, Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo, with eyes set on claiming the maximum points at stake against Akwa United.

The match day 22 fixture was rearranged to Monday by the league organizers, L.M.C due largely to logistics and television coverage schedule.

The camp of the Enugu landlords has endured a week-long period of wearing long faces laced with hard and dedicated training sessions under gaffer, Coach Salisu Yusuf going into this encounter as they work towards doing a double over the ‘Promise Keepers’ at their backyard and put a halt to their twelve match unbeaten run.

Captain of Rangers, Temitope Olusesi, while speaking ahead of the crunch fixture, said, “We have our work cut out and we are approaching the match as if it is a cup final. It won’t be an easy match as they have been in fine form for the past twelve weeks but we are not looking at their intimidating form but to give our best to earn all three points at stake. Our loss at home is also a factor that I believe will work for us.”

Also speaking, Kelvin Itoya said, “Akwa United is always a very tough customer any day but we are fired up to get a good result in Uyo. We can’t lose two matches on a bounce hence, we are giving the match all the attention it deserves and by God’s grace, we shall return to Enugu with something to cheer for.”

Rangers are currently placed 6th, after results of M.D 22 was released, on the twenty team log with 33 points from 20 matches played while Akwa United are second on the log with 40 points from 21 matches.

No doubt, a little switch in personnel needed for this encounter is expected from coach Salisu Yusuf and his able assistants as they look to stop the surging run of the coach Kennedy Boboye tutored side.

With Godspower Aniefiok and Chinonso Eziekwe still out injured, it’s most likely that the attacking line that fired blanks against Rivers United will be relied upon to redeem themselves just as the rock solid backline is expected to be led by Uche John to stop inform, troika of Charles Atshimene, Akarandot Orok and Mfom Udoh from causing any damage at the back.

Last time out at this same venue, it ended all square as both sides fired blanks while the ‘Flying Antelopes’ edged past the Uyo landlords by a 1-0 score line in Enugu in the reverse fixture.

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NWFL Premiership: Naija Ratels Embark On Pre-Season Tour Of Lagos, Osogbo, Akure And Lokoja

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Newly promoted NWFL Premiership side, Naija Ratels will tour the South-West of Nigeria with matches in Lagos, Osogbo, Akure and Lokoja.

The 2021 NWFL Championship winners have confirmed 12 games as part of their preparation for the Flying Officers Pre-Season Championship and the start of the new NWFL Premiership season.

The Abuja based side will take on Dannaz Ladies on the 2nd of August at the Agege Stadium, as part of their rigorous Pre-Season schedule, then battle Eko Football Women Selected side on the 3rd of August at the same venue.

The Ratels will then split the squad in two when they move to the National Stadium, Surulere (Legacy Pitch) On the 4th of August, to play against FC Robo Queens and Oasis Ladies FC, in the morning and evening respectively.

After the matches in Lagos, the Bankole Olowookere’s Ladies will continue preparation with a trip to Osogbo, where they will face Osun Babes FC on the 5th of August at the Osogbo City Stadium, then travel to Akure on the 6th of August to keep a date with Sunshine Queens, before finally ending the tour in Lokoja on the 7th of August against Confluence Queens.

The Head Coach of the side, Bankole Olowookere highlighted the reasons behind the Pre-Season tour, noting that it was necessary for the team to play at different venues so as to quickly adapt to the system of the NWFL Premiership.

“It is important for us to go on this Pre-Season tour, so that the players can all adapt to the various footballing atmosphere. Our aim is to prepare adequately enough and continue to strengthen the squad for future challenges.

“As we speak now, the team is set and all the players are in Lagos, getting prepared for training, before we start out with some matches, starting from the 2nd of August.

Naija Ratels will be participating in the NWFL Premiership for the first time in the 2022 NWFL Premiership season and are currently the Champions of the second tier league, the NWFL Championship.

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Osetoba Reaffirms Commitment To Sports Development In Ekiti

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Chairman Ekiti State Sports Council, Hon. Mrs Olusola Osetoba has restated her commitment to develop sports in Ekiti State.

Osetoba disclosed this during the week in her office at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti.

She stressed the sports remains a unifying factor in the country and big business globally.

The Emure-born astute sports administrator said building a sports culture among the people in Ekiti has been one of her objective since she came into office in April.

“Sports touches people’s live in many different ways across the globe and that is what I want to build in Ekiti,” said Osetoba.

“I will continue to encourage participation in sports by providing more opportunities for people to get involved in my own ways. “I’m trying to expand our sports projects and programed, training, coaching and other initiatives,” said Osetoba.

“Since I came into office, have been trying to work along side other government agencies, the non-governmental organization (NGO’s) and charities in order to promote sporting participation in from the grassroots (communities) and to implement government initiatives.

“I have adopted an effective partnership and networking with a wide range of community groups as a model to develop sports in Ekiti to gradually progress from the grassroots right up until elite and world class.”

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Amunike Endorses Gulf United Scholarship Showcase in Nigeria

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Barely 10 days to Gulf United maiden edition of African football talent hunt in Nigeria, Super Eagles legend and former coach of Tanzanian national team Emmanuel Amunike has endorsed the scholarship showcase.

The event which is expected to kick-off in two major cities in Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos from the 6th of August at the Area 3 football pitch has already enjoyed many endorsements from prominent personalities like Bitrus Bewarang, Nduka Ugbade and popular Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo.

Speaking to coach Marcellinus Anyanwu, the one time African Footballer of the year winner in 1994 Amunike said:

“What you are bringing in Nigeria is a wonderful project, I admire the confident you have built among the lads in Nigeria. I have no doubt that the scholarship program will be a huge opportunity for talented players to play and study in Canada and USA.

Your are bringing great and good things to Nigeria my brother.”

Amunike was the first Nigerian to play for Barcelona when he was signed by the club in 1996. He spent four years at the club and won the Copa del Rey in the 1996/1997 season.

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