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Super Falcons Seek Semi-Final Ticket Vs Equatorial Guinea

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By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria’s Super Falcons will look to secure a place in the semi-final of the 2018 Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Ghana when they take on Equatorial Guinea in their final Group B game today (Saturday) at the Robert Mensah Stadium, Cape Coast, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The defending champions are second in the group with three points behind the Bayana Bayana of South Africa, who have six points, while Zambia are third also with three points.

The Super Falcons fell to a shocking 1-0 loss to the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in their first group game but got their campaign back on track with a 4-0 thumping of Zambia on Wednesday.


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They need to beat the two-time champions to be guaranteed of a place in the last four.

Thomas Dennerby’s charges are looking to consolidate on that impressive showing when they face the Nzalang Nacional who have already crashed out of the competition.

Jean-Paul Mpila ‘ s side fell to a 5-0 defeat to the Shepolopolo of Zambia in their first game and were comprehensively thrashed 7-1 by South Africa in the second fixture.

Failure to scale through into the knockout stages will be a big disaster for the eight-time champions and star midfielder, Rita Chikwelu has indicated the team’s desire to get all three points against Equatorial Guinea.

“Just like my coach indicated, we are preparing so hard ahead of the game against Equatorial Guinea and get the maximum points to qualify to the next round of the tournament from the group,” Chikwelu told reporters.

“Of course, we are giving Equatorial Guinea the maximum respect they deserve because they are two times champions. We are not underrating any team as far as this tournament is concerned.


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“We are going to do all it takes to play against them. It has never been easy facing Equatorial Guinea and we have prepared for that.

“Yes some of us have won the tournament three times but some too haven’t won it. We try to keep the history of Nigeria winning it all the time. We will do everything possible to clinch the trophy once more.”

The game will kick-off at 5pm Nigerian time, same time Zambia and South Africa will also do battle in the other group’s game at the Accra Sports Stadium.



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Buhari appoints Amokachi as SA on sports

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Former Super Eagles player and Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed as Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports,” the appointment letter dated August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha, reads in part.

As special assistant on sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.

The former Everton of England forward, who was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, is expected to mentor youngsters and promote the game at the grassroots.

Nicknamed “The Bull”, Amokachi began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.

He played in two World Cup finals, USA 1994 and France 1998. He was a member of Nigeria’s 1994 African Cup of Nations winning team and won the 2013 edition in South Africa as assistant to the late Coach Stephen Keshi.

Amockachi also won Gold with team Nigeria in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

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Tennis: Djokovic confirms US Open participation

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Novak Djokovic confirmed on Thursday he will play at the US Open, ending speculation about his presence at the first Grand Slam tournament since the season restarted following the coronavirus-enforced shutdown.

“I’m happy to confirm that I’ll participate at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year,” the 33-year-old world number one tweeted.

“It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited,” added the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

The US Open gets underway behind closed doors in New York on Monday August 31, with Djokovic arriving in the United States on Saturday to tune up in the Western and Southern Open, which is normally played in Cincinnati but has been moved to New York this year.

His decision to take part is a major boost for the US Open after a host of headline names pulled out.

Djokovic makes his competitive return after being heavily criticized for hosting a charity tennis event in the Balkans in June at which he and a raft of players tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sam Okwaraji: NFF begins process to retire Eagles No.6 jersey

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Sam Okwaraji: NFF begins process to retire Eagles No.6 jersey

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is pondering a move to retire the Super Eagles No.6 jersey previously worn by the late Sam Okwaraji, The PUNCH reports.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick made this known during an interview on a radio programme Sports Salsa, which was aired on Kennis 104.1 FM on Wednesday.

Okwaraji died of congestive heart failure minutes after he slumped during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola on August 12, 1989, inside the main-bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos.

The game ended 1-0 in favour of the Eagles.

“Someone made a proposal about retiring the jersey (No.6) at the start of the year and I think it is not too much for us to do that,” Pinnick said.

“I will forward the proposal to the executive committee for implementation because it has been said already. So, we will see how we can retire that shirt in honour of a great patriot (Samuel) Okwaraji.

“His (Okwaraji) death was very tragic because he was a player who showed dexterity, professionalism and maturity each time he played for the Eagles.”

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