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NPFL: IMC Stops Fixtures Adjustment

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The Interim Management Committee, IMC, stated that rescheduling fixtures in the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has been frozen indefinitely.

IMC Head of Operations, David Owumi stated that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, frowned at the deluge of requests by the clubs which according to the soccer body is capable of threatening the integrity of the NPFL.

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Consequent upon the directive of the NFF, there would be no more rescheduling of matches either for political or logistics reasons. The fixtures have to be strictly adhered to,” reads a circular signed by Owumi.

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All the 20 clubs have now been advised to meet up with their upcoming fixtures.

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Matchday three of the 2022/23 NPFL season will be concluded with two games on Tuesday.

All matchday four fixtures will be played this weekend.

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EPL: What I Love Most About Man Utd Midfielder, Sabitzer – Patrice Evra

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Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra, has revealed what he loves most about the club’s January signing, Marcel Sabitzer.

Sabitzer joined Man United on loan from Bayern Munich for the remainder of the season.

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The 28-year-old is yet to make his debut for Erik ten Hag’s side.

Speaking to Betfair, Evra said what he loves most about Sabitzer was that the midfielder scores goals from outside of the box.

The Frenchman said, “Even if he has not played in a United shirt, Marcel Sabitzer’s work rate is quite impressive.

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“He’s got the stamina and what I love about this player, he scores goals from outside of the box.”

“He scored some great goals for Leipzig, and of course, he’s had less playing time at Bayern Munich, and that is why we have got him, but I am sure Ten Hag will have studied the player, he will know the player and sometimes those players need to rebound.”

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EPL: Why I Started Enzo Fernandez, Ziyech Against Fulham – Potter

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Chelsea boss, Graham Potter, has explained when he decided to hand Enzo Fernandez his full debut against Fulham.

Fernandez starts in midfield as the Blues seek to improve their 10th place in the Premier League.

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Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the game about when he decided to hand Enzo Fernandez an immediate start: “As soon as the paperwork came through and we know he can play and he is able to do it, it was clear.

“He is an impressive young man, great character, personality and I’m looking forward to seeing him play.”

Hakim Ziyech also starts, only days after his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain collapsed.

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On starting Ziyech, despite a paperwork error causing a move to PSG to fall through, Potter said: “He has played the last couple for us and done well. I had a conversation with him and I think he is old enough and experienced enough to know these things can happen sometimes in football.

“He has always been committed to the team and I thought it was right for him to play and help the team.”

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Potter Hails Chelsea’s New Signing

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Chelsea boss, Graham Potter, has heaped praises on the club’s latest new signing, Enzo Fernandez.

Fernandez recently joined Chelsea on January transfer deadline day from Benfica.

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Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Fulham on Friday night, Potter described the Argentina World Cup winner as a fighter.

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According to him, Fernandez is not afraid, adding that the midfielder has courage.

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His personality is one that makes you think you have no concerns with him. He’s a fighter,” Potter said, as quoted by Chelsea’s official website.

“He understands how fortunate he is. He fights for the team, he is not afraid, he’s got courage, he’s open-minded, he wants to improve.”

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