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Aston Villa get UEFA Europa Conference League play-off opponent

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Aston Villa will play either Hibernian or FC Luzern in the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round, it has been announced after the official draw took place at 1pm on Monday, August 7.

Unai Emery’s side securing seventh place in the Premier League last season meant the initial qualifying rounds would be bypassed.

Just one two-legged play-off, against Hibernian or Luzern, stands between Villa and the all-important group stage. Said play-off will take place on August 24 and August 31.

The first of these games will be at either Hibs’ Easter Road or Luzern’s Swissporarena, whereas the second will be at Villa Park.

This could change if Hibs go through, however, as Hearts (also in Edinburgh) have also been drawn at home on August 24.

It’s unlikely both Edinburgh teams will play at home on the same night.

If such an adjustment takes place, it wouldn’t change Villa’s opposition. It would merely be a swap between the first leg and second leg for home and away.

If Villa progress, they will be involved in the official draw for the Europa Conference League group stage, on September 1.

Said group stage will then commence on September 21 and end in December.

How is it decided between Hibernian and Luzern?
Hibs, of Scotland, and Luzern, of Switzerland, are due to play one another in a two-legged qualification tie.

The first leg will be on Thursday, August 10, while the second will be on Thursday, August 17.

Whoever wins on aggregate will then take on Villa.

How to get tickets for Villa’s Europa Conference League play-off
The club will release full ticket details via avfc.co.uk early this week, along with the details of the respective home and away legs.

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Odigie returns to Bendel Insurance after spending time in classroom

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Odigie returns to Bendel Insurance after spending time in classroom

Bendel Insurance head coach Monday Odigie has rejoined the team ahead of their Nigeria Premier Football League matchday 30 encounter against Kano Pillars.

Odigie has been away in the classroom to upgrade his knowledge.

His assistant, Greg Ikhenoba took charge of the team during his absence.

Bendel Insurance will host Kano Pillars at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Tuesday.

The Benin Arsenals suffered their first home defeat in 17 years against Niger Tornadoes last weekend.

Insurance currently occupy the 10th position on the NPFL table.

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

The Nigeria National League, NNL, has appealed to cooperate organisations for funds to assist in the effective running of the second tier league.

NNL chairman, George Aluo noted that the unavailability of funds has hindered the progress of his administration.

“I must continue to express my appreciation to Alhaji Gusau for finding me worthy to serve as NNL chairman and a board member of the NFF,” he stated.

“My appeal is that corporate organizations should come to our aid and do what GTI is doing for the NPFL.

“We’re not saying they should give us money to put in our pockets. Let them take care of referees indemnity and once this is done, the referees will not be intimidated but rather be at their best and it will now be possible for teams to be winning more on the road as is presently being witnessed in the NPFL.”

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

The Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has rearranged the matchday 30 fixtures, DAILY POST reports.

Three games were initially scheduled to take place on Saturday April 13th, 2024.

The games have now been moved to Sunday April 14th.

The matches affected are the ties involving Doma United and Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance versus Kano Pillars and the Oriental derby between Rangers and Abia Warriors.

The remaining matchday fixtures will be played on Tuesday, April 16th across all venues.

The NPFL Chief Operating Officer Davidson Owumi disclosed this in a memo sent to the affected
clubs.

Rangers currently occupy the top position in the NPFL table with 51 points from 29 games.

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