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Joint FC Defeat Chekas 2-0, Picks LASU Conference Final 8 Ticket 

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Joint FC have emerged winners of the LASU Conference of the maiden edition of the 1XBET Community Football Championship after defeating Chekas FC 2-0 in the final match to pick the conference’s sole ticket to the final 8 of the championship. 

In what could be described as a game of two halves, it was the turn of Joint FC to dominate after Chekas FC fluffed a couple of chances in the first half, Joint FC made good of their opportunities and got the opening goal in the 58th minute through Balogun Taiwo and sealed the win with the second goal from Nwabuike Okwe in the 70th minute. 

Speaking with journalists during the final game, former Hansa Rostock and Super Eagles striker, Victor Agali expressed satisfaction with the standard of play at the championship, stating that Nigeria is truly blessed with young and talented players. 

Agali also praised the sponsors of the championship, 1XBET, for supporting grassroots football development and the organisers, Match International Limited for top class organisation of the championship. 

Mattias Enebeli, former captain of defunct Union Bank football club, stated that the championship is indeed, a big opportunity for grassroots players to get exposed on a proper football stage. He added that grassroots football need more support from corporate organisations to enhance its development. 

Meanwhile, the train of the 1XBET Community Football Championship moves to Ikorodu community in the Landmark Conference, with games expected to begin next week.

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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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