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As 8,000 Fans Approved To Watch Super Eagles vs Lesotho, NFF Admits Pressure

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that 8,000 fans will be allowed into the Teslim Balogun Stadium when the Super Eagles tackle the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the Match Day 6 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday, March 30.

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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that 8,000 fans will be allowed into the Teslim Balogun Stadium when the Super Eagles tackle the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the Match Day 6 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday, March 30.

The NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said yesterday, that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved just 30 percent of fans for the 2021 AFCON qualifier.

He went on to admit that as much as the approval from CAF is a welcome development, it is not going to be without a price as he said staging the match in line with the existing COVID-19 protocols will be a herculean task.

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“CAF has allowed 30 percent of fans for the game against Lesotho and the stadium has a sitting capacity of 21,000. So we are looking at 8,000 fans for the game,” he said.

He further said the NFF was partnering with the Lagos State government to ensure that the COVID-19 protocols are duly observed during the game just as he expressed concern on how the crowd will be controlled.

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“We are liaising with the host city as they have the COVID-19 protocols. They are mapping out strategies to ensure there is physical distancing in the seating arrangement with the seats being labelled.

“It is always difficult to control Nigerians and now that it is long they watched the Super Eagles live in Lagos. There is going to be pressure but the security personnel are much aware and make sure the issue is under control.

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“There is going to be so much pressure because we are the only country CAF gave that number. Some have 1000, 2000, we have 8000. So CAF will be watching how we will manage that. Secondly the federal government also will be watching how we will manage the situation,” he said.

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3SC General Manager Dies at 62

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The General Manager of Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Rasheed Balogun has sadly passed away after battling illness for months.

3SC General Manager Dies at 62 - Naija News 247
3SC General Manager Dies at 62

Balogun’s death was confirmed by Shooting Stars in a statement on their Twitter handle.

According to the Ibadan-based club, the 62-year-old died on Thursday night.

“We LOST our GENERAL MANAGER

“After a long battle with an undisclosed illness for months, RASHEED BALOGUN finally succumbed to death on Thursday night.

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“What a sad Thursday to Oluyole Warriors fans across the world.“

Naija News 247 recalls, Balogun was appointed as Shooting Stars General Manager in 2014.

Source: Nigeria Football News

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Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review, Time, Venue, Prediction, Line-up

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Having been confirmed as group toppers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be looking to maintain their perfect record at the Africa Cup of Nations when they face Guinea-Bissau at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Wednesday night.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

The coach Austin Eguavoen led side have six points from their opening two games, having beaten Egypt 1-0 and besting Sudan 3-1 to claim the top spot in group D.

On the other hand, the game is a must-win for the Djurtus, who face the risk of elimination after picking up just one point from their opening two games.

Guinea-Bissau suffered a huge blow to their chances of reaching the round of 16 as they fell to a slender 1-0 loss against Egypt last time out, with Mo Salah scoring the only goal for the Pharaohs in the 69th minute.

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Prior to that, Baciro Cande’s men were held to an uneventful goalless draw by Sudan and now need a win to keep their slim qualification hopes alive as they are currently level on one point with Sudan and two behind second-placed Egypt.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

However, Guinea-Bissau head into Wednesday’s game in poor form as they have failed to win any of their last six games in all competitions, picking up three draws and losing three, while failing to score in all six outings.

The Super Eagles head into Wednesday’s game unbeaten in each of their last five games across all competitions, picking up four wins and one draw since last November’s shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Central African Republic and will now look to make it three wins from their opening three AFCON games for the first time since 2006, when they defeated Senegal, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria prediction

Nigeria have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far, and even if they do decide to make changes they are still expected to win.They look in good shape to secure their place in the last 16 with a perfect group-stage record.

Nigeria to win, 2-0.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria is scheduled for an 8PM WAT kick-off tonight – Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Venue: Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua will host the match.

Where to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Group D standings

After winning their first two matches, Nigeria lead Group D with six points after two matches while the Djurtus sit in the third position with just a point which they got after a goalless draw against Sudan on January 11.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Head-to-Head

This will be the first match Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria have played against each other.

Guinea-Bissau possible starting lineup:

Mendes; Cande, Mane, Sangante, Encada; Cassama, Nogueira; Pele, Piqueti, Ambri, Balde

Nigeria possible starting lineup:

Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Nwakali, Onyeka; Chukweze, Iheanacho, Musa; Awoniyi

Source: Nigeria Football News via Naija News 247

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#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower

Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen violently replied Twitter followers who insulted him, Naija News 247 gathered.

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Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles and Napoli striker is absent at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He totally cracked on Twitter by responding to a follower with violent insults which do not fail to cause controversy.

#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower - Naija News 247
#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower

While VIctor Osimhen first imagined being able to make an express return to compete in AFCON 2021, the Napoli striker finally had to give up the competition, weighed down by a Covid-19 infection and therefore an exit from the Eagles squad list.

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The Neapolitan striker therefore occupies his time differently, by playing with Naples but also … by being active on Twitter.

A few days ago, Osimhen had caused controversy by responding scathingly to a follower. But the striker has slipped this time while another follower upset him on the fact that Naples had paid dearly for a Twitter account Manager.

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Surprisingly, the former Lille player didn’t esitate to reply,

“Lol just like your father wasted his sperm giving birth to an a$$hole like you”

Victor Osimhen
#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower - Naija News 247
Via Victor Osimhen Twitter account

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