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Super Eagles Release Official World Cup Theme Song

The Super Eagles launched their official World Cup theme song on Saturday at the Cocoon in Ikoyi, Lagos. The song titled Dem Go Hear Am features Nigerian top rap artistes Olamide and Phyno and tops the weekend’s highlights as the Eagles continue to prepare for the World Cup Kickoff.

Download the song here.

 

Super Eagles Drop in Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria dropped one place in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday. The drop may very well be a result of the Super Eagles failing to win any of the three friendlies they’ve played in the last one month.

The Super Eagles were forced to a 1-1 stalemate by DR Congo, then suffered defeats to England and Czech Republic. Nigeria currently occupies the 48th position in the FIFA World Ranking. In the Africa ranking the Super Eagles also moved back one place- from sixth to seventh position.

Nigeria’s Group D counterparts, Argentina and Iceland retained their positions in 5th and 22nd place respectively, while Croatia dropped from 18th to 20th place.

Eniola Aluko Completes Move to Juventus

Chelsea and England striker, Eniola Aluko, has completed a move to Italian side, Juventus. Aluko has spent the past six years with Chelsea and she has 102 caps for the lionesses.

Aluko, 31, scored seven goals in all competitions last season as Chelsea grabbed a domestic double by going unbeaten in the league and also winning the FA Cup.

Aluko  took to twitter to express her excitement at her new job:

Delighted & honored to join Juventus FC Women- Italian champions, a club with an overwhelming history, ambition and success. So proud to od the sort worn by an endless list of legends, I can’t wait to get stated!! #ForzaJube #WomenF1rst

 

NPFL: Round-Up

Akwa United Move Two Points Adrift Table Toppers Lobi Stars

Akwa United have moved two points adrift Nigerian Professional Football League table toppers, Lobi Stars with their 1-0 away win over Yobe Desert Stars in Damaturu on Sunday.

Matthew Etim’s cross gave Akwa United the chance they needed for a goal and Micheal Ibe was just in time to drive home the shot to give the 10-man United the lead.

NPFL table leader, Lobi Stars suffered their second consecutive defeat to Go Round FC after they were edged by Eyimba in a rescheduled maychday 21 meeting last week.

Kano Pillars extended their unbeaten run to seven games following their 1-1 draw against Rivers United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Visiting team, Rivers United were the first to make it to the scoresheet via a 12th minute goal by Chikere Osita.

However, in the 47th minute, Junior Lokosa scored the equalizer for Pillars to give them a fighting chance which they held on to till the end of the game. The goal is Lokosa’s 19th goal in the NPFL this season.

In Jos, NPFL defending Champions, Plateau United all-but lost their matchup against Abia Warriors, but were saved by a last minute penalty.

Plateau United took the lead in the 50th minute via Saidu Salisu, eighteen minutes later Abia Warriors evened the odds with a goal from a goal by Sunday Adetunji. Two minutes later, Abia Warriors offset the balance and took the lead the Samson Obi shot past the Plateau United goalkeeper.

With five minutes left on the clock Plateau United were awarded a penalty, but failed to convert it to a goal as Abia goalie, Uche Okafor made a quick save, stopping Reuben Bala’s shot.

The match was almost out of the NPFl champions reach, but luck shined on them in the last minute of the game when another penalty was awarded them, and this time Salisu made sure to even the scores with a goal.

 

MATCH DAY 23 RESULTS

Kwara Utd 1-0 FCIU

Tornadoes 1-0 Wikki

Yobe DS 0-1 Akwa Utd

Go Round 1-0 Lobi

Rangers 1-0 Heartland

Enyimba 2-0 Katsina Utd

Sunshine Stars 2-0 Nasarawa Utd

Kano Pillars 1-1 Rivers Utd

Plateau Utd 2-2 Abia Warriors

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Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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