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NPFL 2021/22 Season: See Top Five Coaches Signing

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2021/22 Season is about to commence. See top five coaches signing by top teams.

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Npfl 2021/22 Season: See Top Five Coaches Signing

2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is about to commence, probably next month. Therefore, some of the top teams have been busy making decent signing in the transfer market.

Npfl 2021/22 Season: See Top Five Coaches Signing

Naija News 247 learnt that, five clubs out of twenty in NPFL have completed the signing of new coach.

Informations gathered show that, they’re among the best coaches and now signed by the top teams in NPFL.

See the top five managers signing ahead of the new NPFL season below:

  1. Finidi George

Finidi George is a Nigerian legend and also UEFA B licensed coach. He joined eight-time Nigeria domestic league winner, Enyimba International FC of Aba, in a two-year deal as he sealed his first managerial contract two months ago, following the expiration of coach Fatai Osho’s contract.

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The UEFA Champions League winner have started his coaching career with the People’s Elephants on a high. He made victories in two CAF Confederation Cup matches, against Diambars FC of Senegal. Unarguably, the 50-year-old is one of the top managers signing in the NPFL.

  1. Salisu Yusuf

Kano Pillars failed to book a continental ticket last term in the NPFL. Therefore, the management of Kano Pillars decided to go for their former gaffer. It’s Salisu Yusuf, who they believe has what it takes for them to be successful in coming season. The 59-year-old has also been reinstated as the assistant coach of Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr. Definitely, He one of the top managers signing in the NPFL.

  1. Abdul Maikaba
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Having had a three years stint each with Akwa United and Plateau United, Coach Abdul Maikaba, will be leading Rangers International in the 2021/22 season, following the exit of Salisu Yusuf, from the Flying Antelopes.

The former Wikki Tourists manager is expected to take the Enugu-based team, to a podium finish at the end of the forthcoming season.

  1. Fidelis Ilechukwu

In their search for a result-oriented manager, with pedigree and charisma, Jos-based side, Plateau United had to settle for former MFM FC of Lagos coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu following the exit of Abdul Maikaba.

In the past three years, Plateau United have not won a major trophy, but with Fidelis in charge, the Tin City side, may at the end of the season lift the league title or pick one of the tickets to the continent.

  1. Gbenga Ogunbote
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Gbenga Ogunbote popularly known as ‘Oracle of Football,’ has teamed up with newly promoted NPFL side Remo Stars Sports Club, after a challenging season at Sunshine Stars.

Having promoted to the NPFL twice and could not maintain their status in the Nigerian top flight, the Skye Blue Stars will be relying on Ogunbote’s wealth of experience, as they look forward to having a glorious outing in the Nigeria apex league.

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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.

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#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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