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NNL Lists 17 Stadia For Inspection Ahead Of New Season [Full List]



The Nigeria National League (NNL) has penciled down seventeen (17) stadia for inspection ahead of the 2023-24 season.

The kick-off date is scheduled for October 28th.

The Chief Operating Officer of the league, Dr Ayo Abdulrahaman said that any of the facilities that fall short of required standard will not host league matches.

Dr Abdulrahman urged the facility Inspectors to focus on the playing pitches of the stadiums, changing rooms, perimeter fencing, media tribune and others.

He added that a special facility inspectors/compliant officers have been assigned to carry out thorough inspection of the facilities.

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The list is as follows:

1. U.J Esuene Stadium,Calabar Cross Rivers

2. MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta Ogun State

3. Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode

4. Ole Township Stadium, Delta State

5. Oshogbo Township Stadium, Oshogbo

6. Soun Stadium, Ogbomosho

7. Olukayode Fayemi Stadium, Ado-Ekiti

8. Area 10 Stadium Garki ,Abuja

9 Area 3 Stadium,Garki, Abuja

10. Giginya Memorial Stadium,Sokoto

11. FIFA Goal Project, Birnin Kebbi

12. Abubakar Labbo Controller Stadium, Malumfashi ,Katsina.

13. Kazaure stadium, Jigawa

14. Atiku Abubakar Stadium, Fufore Adamawa

15. El-Kanemi Warriors Stadium, Borno and

16. Gashua Stadium, Yobe.

17. Sadauna Memorial Stadium, Gusau, Zamfara



CAF Awards 2023: Osimhen Jets Off To Marrakech, Misses Napoli Training




Victor Osimhen has travelled to Marrakech, Morocco to attend the CAF Awards 2023, missing out on Napoli’s training session on Monday morning.

La repubblica reports that the Nigerian striker didn’t train with his Napoli teammates at their training base at the Castel Volturno.

Instead, Osimhen took a a private flight from Capodichino Airport to Marrakech, Morocco, to be part of the award ceremony.

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The 24-year-old is nominated for the Men’s Player of the Year alongside Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and PSG defender Achraf Hakimi.

The forward is looking to become the first Nigerian to win the prestigious award since Nwankwo Kanu claimed the prize in 1999.

The CAF Awards 2023 will hold at Palais des Congrès, Movenpick, Marrakech, on Monday night (today).

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EPL: Lee Hendrie Gives Condition For Arsenal To Win Title Under Arteta




Former Aston Villa midfielder, Lee Hendrie has said that Arsenal will win the Premier League title this season under their manager Mikel Arteta if they strengthen one key position – a striker- in the January transfer window.

Arsenal are currently in the second position on the Premier League table behind leaders Liverpool after 16 matches.

Arteta’s side lost 1-0 against Aston Villa over the weekend at Villa Park.

John McGinn scored the only goal of the game in the seventh minute as Unai Emery’s side won the Gunners at home.

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Speaking on Sky Sports: Hendrie said, “I think if they bring a striker in, Arsenal will win the league.”

Arsenal currently have the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel, Martinelli and Leandro Trossard leading the team’s attack.

The North London club have been linked with Brentford striker Ivan Toney and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

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‘I regretted It, I’m Sorry’ – Ex-Chelsea Defender Apologises To Di Maria




Former Chelsea defender, Filipe Luis has issued a public apology to former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria over an incident that occurred years ago.

Luis revealed the dirty tactics he used to subdue Di Maria in their first meeting in La Liga.

The Brazilian arrived in Spain ahead of the 2010-2011 season and became a key player for Atletico Madrid over two spells at the club.

In his debut campaign with Atletico Madrid, the left-back was up against Di Maria and Real Madrid for the first time.

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Prior to the match, Luis was approached by former Barcelona and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who told him that the only way to rile up Di Maria was to mention his wife’s name.

Speaking in the latest episode of the Charla podcast, Luis revealed that he did as he was told, and the effect was immediate on the former Paris Saint-Germain star.

Luis also admitted that he feels bad about what he did to the Argentine and extended an apology to him.

“My biggest regret was with Di María. Atléti vs Real, Agüero said ‘if you come and talk about his wife, he will get lost’.

“I spoke about his wife and he was lost. I beat him the whole game. I got home and regretted it so much. Di María, I’m sorry,” Luis said.

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