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Fans Excited As 1XBET Cup Began In Style

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It was fun and excitement as the maiden edition of the 1XBET Cup Kicked off Tuesday at the Nitel Training ground venue of the DBI Conference. 

In the first game of the competition, in a Group A clash, Capital Avalanche and Cheche Stars played out a 1-1 draw. While in the second match of the day, Fackson FC thrashed Soccer Touch 3-1 to lead the log in the round-phase of the competition. 

An excited Alex Kanu, who captained and also scored the equalising goal for Cheche Stars, expressed his gratitude to 1XBET, for sponsoring the competition. Adding that it would help to keep non-league players busy, as well as, giving them the opportunity to expose their talents. The young midfield dynamo, whose dad Monday Kanu, was a former Nigeria international player who also played for Bendel Insurance and Julius Berger.

Also speaking with journalists, Engr. Waidi Akanni who is the Coordinator and Consultant for the 1XBET Cup, said he was happy that the competition started on a good note. Akanni disclosed that there are plans by the organisers and the sponsors to bring more exciting moments to the participating teams and fans, as the competition progress. 

Hostities continued in match Day 2, with matches played in group B at the same venue. It began with G-Innovation FC and Bariga FC playing out a 2-2 draw in a game which could well be described as a game of two halves. 

 G-Innovation led 2-0 in the first half with goals scored by Pascal Anuforo and Henry David in the 4th and 11th minutes respectively. A rejuvenated Bariga FC took the game by the scruffs of the neck to level up 2-2 in the second half through goals Timothy Kolawole and Nduka David in the 43rd and 50th minutes of the game. 

The second game of group B played between Emiloju FC and Ifako FC, was a spirited displays by the two youthful sides. 

And with neither side, giving ground to the other. End to end actions, yet, it couldn’t produce a winner.

Matches DBI Conference continue tomorrow in the 1XBET Cup at the same venue.

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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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