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CAF C/League: Nigeria Rugby Football Rallies Support For Remo Stars Against Medeama SC

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President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, NRFF, Dr Ademola Are, has called on Nigerians to troop out en masse and support Remo Stars Football Club in their bid to qualify for the next stage of the CAF Champions League.

Remo Stars will take on the Ghanaian champions in the second leg first preliminary round and need a 2-0 scoreline without conceding to reach the second round

Dr Are said the contribution of the president of Remo Stars Football Club to the development of sports in Nigeria cannot be quantified

“He has contributed immensely to the growth of sports in the country and he is still contributing’

‘“The beautiful thing about what he is doing, it is not limited to football, it cuts across to other sports especially Rugby, which I am the President of the federation’

“He promised to support our aspiration to qualify for the Olympics with the qualifiers holding in September in Zimbabwe

“So there is no better time than now for Nigerians to support the club in making it to the next stage of the competition,” he said.

The former Director of Grassroots Sports in the Federal Ministry of Sports added that he would be at the stadium to cheer the team to victory

“I will be there live donning the sky blue jersey of Remo Stars and I hope other Nigerians can do the same by making the stadium a sea of sky blue which will suppress the opponents before the boys put the final nail on the coffin of the visitor”

Remo Stars lost one nil to Medeama SC in the first leg played in Ghana while a two-nil win in Nigeria would see them through to the next stage.

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Dreams FC land in Uyo for crunch clash with Rivers United

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Ghanaian club, Dreams FC have arrived Uyo for their CAF Confederation Cup clash with Rivers United.

Abdul Karim Zito’s side top the Group C table with 12 points from five games.

The Ghanaian FA Cup champions need just a point from the game to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

Rivers United occupy third position in the group with nine points from same number of matches and just 1-0 win will be enough for the Port Harcourt club to qualify for the knockout round.

The encounter is slated for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday.

Tunisia’s Club Africain and Academica do Lobito of Angola will clash in the other group game.

 

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StarTimes to air four NPFL games weekly

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StarTimes has increased its weekly live broadcast of Nigeria Professional Football League matches to four from February, instead of the usual two live matches per week.

The Pay-TV firm said fans should brace themselves for an electrifying weekend as the NPFL serves scintillating fixtures on Beta Sports channel 244 on StarTimes.

As the sun sets on Saturday (today) at 5:30pm, Remo Stars take on Bayelsa United. Remo, renowned for their attacking flair, aim to extend their winning streak, while Bayelsa, hungry for points, will be out to play party spoilers.

Also, Doma United square off against Sporting Lagos on Monday. The stakes are high as both teams jostle for mid-table supremacy.

Midweek, two matches were already aired live. Some of the other matches scheduled for this weekend like the Gombe United vs Shooting Stars match have been rescheduled to Tuesday.

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NPFL U-17 Youth League: Elegbeleye Reveals Major Reason Behind Programme Creation

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The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has revealed that the major reason for making inroads into the NPFL Youth League is to have a pool of players the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) can consider for international youth tournaments.

At a media parley in Benin, venue of the maiden edition of NPFL Youth League Playoff, NFF 2nd Vice-Chairman and NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye also said the league body has picked some former Super Eagles players whose recommendation would be relied upon to assemble a solid structure for the junior national teams.

“Nigeria have an enviable record of winning the U-16 World Cup on five occasions. However, we couldn’t even qualify from Africa the last time the competition was held due to our lack of planning.

Now that we know that without good planning, you can’t get result, we decided to come up with the idea of the NPFL Youth League exclusively for players in the elite league.

With that, we hope to have a pool of talented players where NFF can pick for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations or FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

He insisted that NPFL should be the main focus of such players.

Four ex-Nigeria International players were unveiled as brand ambassadors.

They are current Super Eagles coordinator Patrick Paschal; Nigeria’s third highest scorer of all time, Yakubu Aiyegbeni; Seyi Olofinjana, a chemical engineer and NFF technical director, Augustine Eguavoen.

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