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Finidi George has admitted his side needs to ‘defend better’ after watching the People’s Elephant concede two first half goals to lose 2-0 to struggling Dakkada FC in a week 17 Nigeria Professional Football League clash on Sunday.

Ezekiel Edidiong opened scoring for hosts Dakkada after just 6 minutes, before skipper Aniekan Ekpe converted a 39 minute penalty to seal the win for the modest Uyo-based outfit.

Speaking to www.enyimbafc.net after the match, the former Real Betis and Real Mallorca star George expressed sadness with the defeat, adding that the early goal unsettled his side.

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The 50-year-old gaffer, who won the prestigious UEFA Champions League with Ajax in 1995, equally reckoned that his Enyimba side will have to do better defensively in subsequent games to avoid letting in goals unnecessarily.

“It’s really sad that we had a game plan and we lost it in the first 15 minutes,” the former Super Eagles winger said.

“We should defend well, we should defend well, which we didn’t do. So, that caused us two goals and the team could react. We had possession but that was not enough.

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“You know how it is in the second half, (Dakkada FC) players were wasting time and all sorts of things were happening in the second half.

“The game would have been much better if we had ended the first half 0-0. I think that would have given us an edge to go and see if we can get a goal, but that didn’t happen.

“I think we have to defend a little bit better.”

Following the defeat to Dakkada on Sunday, the 2-time African champions Enyimba dropped to 8th spot on the NPFL standings, with 24 points from 17 games.

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The record 8-time league champions will next entertain second-placed and in-form Plateau United, who are on a 9-match unbeaten streak, on Saturday in Aba.



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#CAFAwards2022: CAF Reacts To Oshoala Warm Hug With Sadio Mane

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The Confederation of African Football popularly known as CAF held an award ceremony yesterday in Rabat, Morocco where outstanding African players were duly rewarded for their hard work which doesn’t go unnoticed.

The Best Player in the men’s category was won by former Liverpool forward and Bayern Munich new boy, Sadio Mane and the women’s category won by Nigeria’ Asisat Oshoala with some other awards won in other categories.

Sadio Mane was named the CAF footballer of the Year beating fellow Teranga Lions teammate and Chelsea’s shot stopper, Edouard Mendy and former Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah to the award which was the case for Asisat Oshoala who made history by winning her fifth record award as the first ever player to do so in history, after surpassing Samuel Eto’o and compatriot Perpetua Nwokocha who had four each as the joint most before yesterday.

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The side of attraction during the ceremony was when Asisat Oshoala’s name was called out as the winner for the prestigious award in the women’s category, she gave Sadio Mane a warm hug as a sign of mutual respect before mounting the podium to give a brief speech to commend those who made it possible for her.

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Reacting in that regard, the African football governing body popularly known as CAF with a post via their verified Twitter handle posted the name of the two winners with colours showing their nationalities after which it was complemented with the caption:

“Nothing to see here, just two GOATs greeting each other”.

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Mike Tyson thinks he’s going to die ‘really soon’

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Despite being a multi-millionaire, boxing legend Mike Tyson has acknowledged his financial troubles with his wife and expressed his belief that his death is approaching “very soon.”

The former heavyweight champion, 56, said to trauma and addiction therapist Sean McFarland on his podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” that he feels his time is almost over.

Of course, Tyson continued, “We are all going to die one day.”

Then, when I see those tiny marks on my face in the mirror, I exclaim, “Wow. That indicates that I will soon reach the end of my shelf life “.’

Money “doesn’t matter to me,” Tyson continued in a morbid dialogue, adding that it gives one a false sense of security.

I usually tell people that when you have a lot of money, you can’t expect anyone to love you because they believe that money will make them happy and since they have never had money before, he continued.

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When you have a lot of money, you think you’re invincible, which is untrue.

Tyson added that he speaks with his third wife Lakiha Spicer, who claimed that money will ensure her long-term stability after his death.

“Exactly what is security?” He questioned.

“I’m not sure. Is it secure to deposit money in a bank and receive a check each week that will allow you to support yourself for the rest of your life?

It does not guarantee that you won’t contract a sickness or be struck by an automobile. Can you be protected by money if you jump from a bridge?

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In 1985, Tyson competed in his first professional fight and defeated Hector Mercedes at the age of 18.

As the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts, as well as the only heavyweight fighter to unify them in succession, “Iron Mike” immediately developed a reputation for his vicious and terrifying approach.

He was sentenced to three years in prison for the July 1991 rape of teenaged Desiree Washington, and in 2003, he declared bankruptcy despite having made over $30 million from some of his fights and $300 million throughout his career.

Tyson is also notorious for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during their fight in June 1997.

After the bout in Las Vegas, a portion of Holyfield’s right ear that had been severed during the chomp was discovered on the ring floor.

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Morocco vs Nigeria: Date, Kickoff Time, Venue, How to Watch 2022 WAFCON

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The Morocco Women’s National Football Team (Lionesses of Atlas) will on Monday face the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the semifinal of the ongoing 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nation (WAFCON) in Morocco.

The match will hold at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat and the kickoff time is 21:00 Nigeria Time (+1 GMT), same as Morocco Time.

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2022 WAFCON Semi-Final Match Details

  • Morocco vs Nigeria
  • Date: Monday 18th July 2022
  • Time: 21:00 Nigeria and Morocco Time (+1 GMT)
  • Venue: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco

How to Watch 2022 WAFCON Semi-Final

The game will be live on SuperSport and SABC.

Morocco (Host) defeated Botswana by 2-1 in the quarterfinal to book a date with Nigeria who beat Cameroon by 1-0 in another quarterfinal on Thursday. Both sides are through to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.

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