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2023 African Volleyball Tourney: Nigeria Settle For 6th Position

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Nigeria women’s volleyball team finished sixth position at the ongoing 2023 African Senior Women’s Nations Volleyball Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Nigeria lost to Algeria 1-3 (18-25, 13-25, 25-23, 17-25) in the 5th to 6th classification match at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports Yaoundé on Thursday.

In the first set, Nigeria posed a greater threat to Algeria taking points from each rally before the Nigerian girls lost a bit of concentration. Algeria capitalised on the lapses of their opponent and won 25 to 18 points.

The second point was a walk over for the Algeria team as they came out smoking hot to beat Nigeria by 25 to 13 points.

Nigeria showed more determination in the third set taking vital points from the Algerians. Ijeoma Ukpabi and Kelechi Ndukauba send fears to the spine of the opponents as they snatched the set by 25 to 23 points.

In the fourth set, the Algerians were deadlier with Jersey number 11 making a total number of 13 points against Nigeria. The game eventually went in favour of the Algerians 25 to 17 points against Nigeria.

Positions-

1st: Kenya
2nd: Egypt
3rd: Cameroon
4th: Rwanda
5th: Algeria
6th: Nigeria
7th: Morocco
8th: Uganda
9th: Mali
10th: Burkina Faso
11th: Burundi
12th: Lesotho

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Sporting Lagos to appoint Biffo as new head coach

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Sporting Lagos are set to appoint Abdullahi Biffo as their new head coach. Biffo will take charge from Paul Offor who was sacked on Wednesday night.

Sporting Lagos are set to appoint Abdullahi Biffo as their new head coach.

Biffo will take charge from Paul Offor who was sacked on Wednesday night.

The experienced tactician has managed a number of top sides in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

He once managed Kwara United, Katsina United and Niger Tornadoes in the top-flight.

The gaffer is expected to help improve the fortune of the modest side.

Sporting Lagos have moved to 11th position on the table following an improved performance in the second half of the season.

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Sporting Lagos sack head coach Paul Offor

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Nigeria Premier Football League side, Sporting Lagos have parted ways with head coach Paul Offor. Offor was sacked

Nigeria Premier Football League side, Sporting Lagos have parted ways with head coach Paul Offor.

Offor was sacked following his side’s struggles in the NPFL.

The tactician’s departure was confirmed on the club’s X handle.

The statement reads “Sporting Lagos announces the departure of head Coach Paul Offor,”

“Coach Paul brought top-flight football back to our city and gave us the first piece of silverware in our history.

“Thank you for everything, coach Paul. We wish you the very best in your future endeavours.”

Sporting Lagos have penciled down former Kwara United coach Abdullahi Biffo as his possible replacement.

They occupy 11th position on the NPFL table with 38 points.

Sporting Lagos have recorded 10 wins, eight draws and 12 defeats in the current campaign.

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Saviour relishes Rangers’ derby victory over Abia Warriors

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Rangers midfielder Isaac Saviour has expressed his excitement after scoring in the club’s oriental derby win against Abia Warriors.

Rangers midfielder Isaac Saviour has expressed his excitement after scoring in the club’s oriental derby win against Abia Warriors.

Saviour opened scoring for the Flying Antelopes in their 3-2 win at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Tuesday.

Kazeem Ogunleye and Chidozie Okorie were also on target for Rangers.

He revealed his plans to maintain his impressive performance for Rangers in subsequent games.

Saviour has netted three times in this campaign.

“I feel very excited,” he stated to the club’s media.

“I think that for some time I was out injured and coming back and got a chance to start a game and score against Katsina, I had it in mind that I had to continue scoring if at all, I wanted to make an instant impact in my team.

“I am very happy scoring against Abia Warriors after scoring in Katsina and I hope it goes on like that.

“It is always a joy to be selected as the man of the match and I feel excited and hopefully, more will come.”

Saviour will hope to add to his goal tally when Rangers battle Rivers United in their next league match this weekend.

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