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Peter Olayinka, Abraham Marcus get Super Eagles chance to shine

Peter Olayinka, Abraham Marcus get Super Eagles chance to shine as Eagles will face Cameroon.

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Both Peter Olayinka and Abraham Marcus will tonight get their chance to stake a claim for places in the Super Eagles squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers when they start against Cameroon.

Both players were late subs in Friday’s first friendly, which the Eagles lost 1-0.

But they must have impressed coach Gernot Rohr for them to now be thrown into the deep end in a game the Eagles pride will again be at stake.

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Winger Olayinka, who already has a handful of appearances for the Eagles, has enjoyed a great season at Czech double champions Slavia Praha, who have promptly extended his contract.

He also posted a fine run in the UEFA Europa League and has reportedly attracted interest from clubs in the major leagues.

Midfielder Marcus, on the other hand, shone in the Portuguese second division for Feirense, who, however, failed to gain promotion back to the top flight.

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Tonight he will be expected to bring the creativity that continues to be lacking in the Eagles midfield.

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CAF officially strips Guinea of AFCON 2025 hosting rights

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Guinea has been formally stripped of the rights to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Saturday.

This development, which has been under much speculation for some weeks, means a fresh bidding for the tournament’s hosting rights is set to be reopened on Saturday.

The rights withdrawal followed a meeting on Friday in Conakry between Guinea’s interim president, Col. Mamady Doumbouya, and CAF President Patrice Motsepe.

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The meeting had discussed the withdrawal after the west African country, among the poorest of the continent, formally said it was not ready to host the 24-nation tournament.

Guinea’s inability was due to its infrastructure and facilities not being ready to host a world-class AFCON competition.

Motsepe was accompanied during his meeting with the Guinean leader by CAF General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba.

The development is expected to ginger Guinea into working towards bidding with other competing nations for the 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

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The 2022 edition of CHAN is being hosted by Algeria in 2023.

The CAF Executive Committee will be meeting on Saturday in Algiers, Algeria and will take a decision to re-open the bidding process for the 2025 AFCON.

The 2023 AFCON is already scheduled to be held in Côte d’Ivoire.

(Reuters/NAN)

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Enyimba’s chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu voted first VP of NFF

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Enyimba’s chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu voted first VP of NFF

Felix Anyansi-Agwu has been elected the First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Anyansi-Agwu polled 23 votes to emerge the winner at an election held during the NFF general assembly and elective congress in Benin, Edo state.

The current chairman of Enyimba FC defeated Senator Obinna Ogba, who secured just eight votes, leaving 10 out of the 41 votes that were casted invalid.

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Ibrahim Musa Gusau earlier today emerged the new NFF president at the same congress.

Meanwhile, Enyimba has, however, congratulated its chairman on his victory in the election.

“Congratulations to our chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu on his election as the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation.

“Everyone at Enyimba FC felicitates with you on the great hope that your emergence as Vice President has brought for the game in the country,” the club said in a Facebook post.

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Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’, who contested unopposed, emerged as the new Chairman of all states’ FA chairmen after securing majority votes of 37 out of the 41 votes placed.

He replaces the new NFF president, Gusau, who previously held the position.

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Ibrahim Gusau elected new NFF president

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Ibrahim Gusau elected new NFF president

Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the 79th Annual General Assembly and Elective Congress that took place in Benin, Edo state.

Gasau replaced Amaju Pinnick whose chapter as the NFF president came to an end after eight years at the helm of affairs of Nigeria football.

Pinnick led board of the NFF was officially dissolved at the congress today to usher in a new administration to take charge of Nigeria football.

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Gasau was unable to secure 21 per cent of the 44 votes that were counted as required by NFF statutes. The election then went into a rerun.

While other contestants including Seyi Akinwumi, Shehu Dikko stepped down from the election, former Nigeria international Peterside Idah refused to give in after consultation by Amaju Pinnick.

Gasau however won the rerun election with a landslide victory. He secured 39 votes out of the 41 that were counted, Idah got one while one was invalid.

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Gusau is currently chairman of the Zamfara Football Association. He is also a CAF committee member and currently sits on the NFF board as the chairman of all states’ FA chairmen.

There was uncertainty prior to the election after an Abuja Federal High Court order initially stopped the election from being conducted. But 24 hours to the election, an Appeal Court in Abuja ordered the stay of execution of the lower court injunction.

The elective congress was witnessed by CAF and FIFA officials.

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