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World Cup Qualifiers, Nigerias Super Eagles Crashes Out, Ghana Picks Qatar Ticket



Super Eagles Players

Nigeria’s Super Eagles this evening, March 29, 2022, failed  to pick one of the tickets for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after playing a 1-1 draw with visiting Black Stars of Ghana in Abuja.

The Ghanaians, who were forced to a barren draw last Friday in their backyard, stunned the capacity crowd at the 60,000-seater Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, with an early goal by skipper Thomas Partey.

Hope rose anew when his opposite number William Troost-Ekong equalized from the penalty spot but the visitors absorbed every pressure put on the by super eagles till the end of the stipulated time of play.

The away goal rule in place, Ghana picked the sole ticket in the group as their lone goal amounts to two.

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An Upcoming Footballer Dies After Collision With Mate In Kogi State



Segun Idowu a young footballer with Barnet FC, Lokoja, Kogi State, has slumped on the pitch after colliding with his team mate and died later.

Thus occured on Friday during a match in the on-going Kogi FA Chairman’s Cup at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.

In a statement from the Kogi State Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Suleiman Isah Umar, described the untimely death of the young lad as shocking and painful to the football family in Kogi.

He said the entire Kogi State Football Association was on Friday thrown into mourning due to the death of the promising footballer.

”We were shocked this morning when we received with a heavy heart the news that Segun, a footballer with Barnet FC,


Lokoja who slumped and fell on the field after a collision with his team mate has passed away.

“We were on the field when the collision happened. He was revived and quickly rushed to the hospital. Report coming out of the hospital said  he was doing fine and we kept praying all along that God Almighty intervene; only to get the sad news that he has given up the ghost,” said Umar.

Umar added that “The entire football family in Lokoja is absolutely sad by the passing away of the promising talent. It was a simple case of collision on the field, but unfortunately Segun has to pass through that path to return to his creator.

“God will repose his soul and comfort his immediate and extended family during this trying period; and we pray not to witness such moment again.”

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Ex-Zambian Football Star Killed By His Dogs In South Africa



An ex-Zambian national football star, Philemon Mulala, has been killed by his three dogs in South Africa.
Mulala, 60, was attacked at his home in Lichtenburg, North West, on Saturday, January 7, 2023.

The Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Sam Tselanyane, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, January 9.

“It is alleged that on the said day during load shedding, the deceased’s wife was busy on the other side of their house when she heard the dogs barking. She didn’t bother to go and check what was wrong as their house is situated on a busy street and the dogs are frequently barking at pedestrians and vehicles passing by. Moreover, after the electricity was restored, she allegedly went inside the house looking for her husband, but could not find him,” he stated.

“Upon continuing with the search, the woman saw her husband lying motionless outside in the garden, she then quickly went outside only to find that her husband was bitten by their dogs, two staffie/pitbull crossings and one unknown breed dog,”

“Police and Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) were called and the man was certified d£ad at the scene. The SPCA were also called and the three dogs were removed from the premises,” he added

As a result, an inquest docket has been opened and investigation into the matter continues.

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is mourning the former Mufulira Wanderers and national team midfielder.

Mulala arrived in South Africa to play for Kaizer Chiefs in 1988, Pule Iniesta Jakkals shared on the NPSL, NSL, NFL, FPL & PSL ex-Pros page on Facebook.

He also played for Cape Town Spurs and Lenasia Dynamos.

The association said Mulala was notably part of the 1984 Zambian squad that won the East and Central Africa Challenge cup under coach Col Brightwell Banda.

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Breaking News, Odunayo Adekuoroye Gives Sixth Gold Medal To Nigeria At The Commonwealth Games In Wrestling



Odunayo Adekuoroye

Nigeria got her sixth gold medal in wrestling through Odunayo Adekuoroye, at the 2022 ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

She won the gold in the Women’s 57kg Freestyle Wrestling after beating Anshu Malik of India.

The 2018 Commonwealth champion defeated her opponent 6-4 in the final to successfully defend the crown she won in Gold Coast four years ago.

Before the final, the reigning African champion defeated Canada’s Hannah Taylor in the semis in a swashbuckling 10-0 victory.

With her win, Nigeria’s gold medals has increased to six, two silver and five bronze medals.

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