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Asisat Oshoala’s Second Ballon d’Or Nomination Excites Olopade

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The Managing Director of Nigeria’s foremost Sports Management company, Nilayo Sports Ltd, Chief Bukola Olopade, has asked Nigeria football overs to celebrate five times CAF Women Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, for making the 2023 Ballon d’Or nomination for a record second time, first time by an African and second time by the same super star.

Olopade, noted that, Oshoala, who has been rated as the greatest women footballer of all times in Africa deserves all commendations by the Nigeria Football Federation and the generality of Nigeria’s women football lovers for the historic nomination which would encourage the Barcelona FC Femeni and Super Falcons of Nigeria soccer star to go for more accolades.

“Oshoala’s Ballon d’Or nomination for the Best Player in the World Award, didn’t come as a surprise going by her top of the shelve outing at the last edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia/ New Zealand, where she emerged as the first African women soccer player to score in three FIFA World Cup finals. It was the goal against joint host Australia. Within the year under review, the former FC Robo Queens of Lagos player had a remarkable season where she showcased her exceptional talent, scoring 29 goals and providing 7 assists in 46 matches, these helped Barcelona’s triumphant campaign, securing titles such as the Champions League, La Liga, and the Spanish Super Cup.

“Oshoala’s nomination put her in the same class and pedestal with the best women’s soccer stars in the world.

“For us in Nigeria, this is worth celebration, and that is why we are calling of football lovers in Nigeria and across the world, to celebrate our illustrious daughter who has made us proud when the issue is Women’s football at the World stage,” Chief Bukola Olopade said.

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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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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

Uwana Asuquo has won Enyimba’s Player of the Month award for March.

Asuquo beat midfielder Elijah Akanni to the award.

The defender won 51.7 votes, with Akanni getting 48.3 votes.

The right back helped the People’s Elephant secure two victories at home against Niger Tornadoes and Doma United, respectively.

Asuquo has featured in 22 games for Enyimba in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season.

He has two assists to his name.

Asuquo will be hoping to continue with his standout performance as Enyimba continue their title fight.

Enyimba will face Heartland in a matchday 30 fixture in Aba on Sunday.

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