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.
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:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Abdul Maikaba
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.
- 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.
- Gbenga Ogunbote
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.
#CAFAwards2022: CAF Reacts To Oshoala Warm Hug With Sadio Mane
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.
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.
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”.
Mike Tyson thinks he’s going to die ‘really soon’
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.
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?
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.
Source: Naija News 247
Morocco vs Nigeria: Date, Kickoff Time, Venue, How to Watch 2022 WAFCON
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.
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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