Tayo Fabiyi target 15 league goals for Blue Angels

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Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt frontman,  Olutayo Fabiyi has set a fifteen goal target for himself as Sharks set to start 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign.

Fabiyi believes his  performance for the Blue Angels last season was not good enough despite the fact he played a pivotal role in the team fight against the basement thus he bull’s-eye a fifteen goal for himself as effort to improve on his performance and also to help Sharks Fc win a continental ticket at the end of the new season.

The tall striker disclose to waleandsport.wordpress.com “my performance for Sharks was not that good last season although people gave a lot of credit to me for my display on the pitch but I accessed myself after the end of the season and I realized that I have not done enough, last season was so difficult for us because we were fighting against relegation to the lower league but at end  we made it top ten in the league as we claimed the 8th position on the log.

“This season,  I have set a fifteen goal target for myself, because the mission before us now is not to fight against relegation but to emerge as champions and book a continental ticket at end of the season, which I believe we can accomplish with God on our side cum hardworking,”Fabiyi said to waleandsport.wordpress.com

Sharks Fc played a total number of 38 games last season in the NPFL won 15 drew 15 and lost eight and garnered 53 points. They will begin the 2013/2014 season with a road trip to Bayelsa United, on Thursday, March 14.

MPL: Remo Stars, Apapa Golden Stars engage in a Supremacy battle

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The Sky Blue Stars will welcome Metro Professional League (MPL) table toppers, Apapa Golden Stars on Wednesday at the Agege Stadium in Week 4 of the private league as both teams set to battle for the top position on the log.

Both teams have played three round of matches and gathered 7 points each with two wins and one draw. Apapa Golden Stars claimed the top spot with superior goal margin while Remo Stars maintained the second place on the ten- team league.

In other matches of the Week 4 on Wednesday, Union Bank FC will lock horns with Bolowotan Football Club of Ikorodu at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.
The Oga Boys drew their last MPL game at home to 36 Lions, they have 5 points from three matches. The homers won their Week 3 game when they narrowly beat Nath Boys in a five goals thriller,  game ended 3-2. This match will kick off at 2pm.

On Thursday, 36 Lion Football Club will and Collins Edwin Sports Club will slug it out at Onikan Stadium by 4pm, while Yobo FC will trade tackles with Bridge FC  at the Agege Stadium by 4pm as well.

Meanwhile, AS Racine FC will attempt to end their losing streaks against Naths Boys in an early kick off at Agege Stadium on Saturday.

Week 4 Fixtures:
Union Bank FC v Bolowotan FC
Date:12-03-2014 (WED)
Time:2PM
Venue:ONIKAN

Remo Stars v Apapa Golden Stars
Date:12-03-2014 (WED)
Time:4PM
Venue:AGEGE STADIUM

36 Lion FC v Collins Edwin Sports Club
Date:13-03-2014 (THURS)
Time:4PM
Venue:ONIKAN

Yobo FC v Bridge FC
Date: 13-03-2014(THURS)
Time:  4PM
Venue: AGEGE STADIUM

AS Racine FC v Nath Boys FC
Date:  15-03-2014 (SAT)
Time: 9AM
Venue: AGEGE STADIUM

Idris Aloma joins El-Kanemi Warriors

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ABS defender, Idris Aloma has finally penned a year contract with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side ELKANEMI Warriors for an undisclosed fee that we keep him at ELKANEMI till 2015 according to the player’s representative.

The player’s representative disclosed to naijasportscentre.com that the former ABS FC left back has teamed up with the Borno Warriors, and he will be with them till the end of the 2014/2015 season which will kick by March 7, 2014.
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“Aloma has joined ELKANEMI Warriors from ABS FC, he will be playing with the Borno outfit till the end of the new NPFL season.

“Aloma is an intelligent player, he has been with them for sometimes now and I’m happy he finally penned the deal with them,” he said to naijasportscentre.com

Speaking to naijasportscentre.com the powerful left full-back promised to put on a good show by playing out his heart for his new team.He said” I’m so happy for joining ELKANEMI, I have been training with them for some period now, and I’m happy they signed me, I promised to put on a good display and win trophies with them” he concluded.

Idris arrived at ABS in 2012 from defunct Babanawa FC and immediately established himself as a first-team regular for the two terms he spent with the Saraki Boys.

Bolowotan return to active football, set to play in the MPFL

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Bolowotan football club of Ikorodu have concluded plans to come back to league football, they will be playing in the maiden edition of the Lagos State Metro Professional Football League (MPFL).
The Oga Boys got promoted to the second tier league in Nigeria in 2012 but failed to sojourn in the Nigeria National League (NNL) due to financial constraint thus gave their  NNL slot to MFM FC at no cost,who are currently doing well in the league.
The proprietor of the club, Toyin Gafaar said that the pride of Lagos are back to active football, that they will be featuring in the MPFL.
“We have concluded plans to make it back to active football in Nigeria and we will be starting afresh with the Metro League, our come back is propelled by a desire to run in a more professional way” he divulged.
He also talked about how important the fans are to the team and appreciated them for standing the test of time with the club.
”I want to use this time out to appreciate all our fans all over the world for putting their trust and belief in us during the trying time, we have taken series of steps centered at making each fan of Bolowotan FC a proud supporter and astake holder of the Oga Boys”.
”As we work quietly behind the scene to launch some interesting products that will make our fans actively involved in their club Bolowotan FC”. He said.
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Bolowotan first official match in the Metro Pro League will be against Collins Edwin Sports Club at the Legacy Pitch Surulere, Lagos on the 26th of February, 2014 by 4pm while our first home match will be against 36 Lion FC on Wednesday, 5th of March 2014 at the Strong Tower pitch Ikorodu (Former Nitel) by 4pm.

SHOULD HOME EAGLES MAR IT: NFF AND KESHI ARE TO BE BLAME- Gesinde

Gesinde Adedeji Amosa is one of the avid followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) he sees at least one league match in a week, he’s conversant with the local league scene, he keeps record of events, he’s well grounded when it comes to writing and talking about the local league to a large extent.

In this mouthwatering piece you are about to wet your appetite with, Fregene highlighted the reasons why CHAN EAGLES are putting up a disappointing performance at ongoing 2014 African Nations Championship and he believes NFF and Keshi are to be blame.

He began by saying” from my Crystal ball, before Nigeria crash out of this on going CHAN 2014, I want to emphatically say that our players lagged:the zeal, courage,coordination, suspect in defence because too much monies are bane of contest.

“If some will agreed with me by following me with their colossius eyes to see our league for good and better. I watched this CHAN matches with rapt attention to suggest how to fine-tune  GLO NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE and to retain the status as ‘Best Africa League’ as claimed from many quarters.The way and manner the Nigerian Champions emerged is our problem at the on going championship. Win at all cost by influential and financial muscle teams is deraliing the objectives of the sponsors of the league.

“Despite the fact that Nigeria beat Mozambique who remains as whipping team of our group, Mozambique still played better than those Super Bricklayers that we call footballers!

“Just from memorable lane , last football season ended with mixed feelings from different angles. Kwara United was adjudged as away team and Abubakar Bukola Saraki Team ABSFC was best coordinated and entaining team but alas, where are these teams? unknowingly for the teams they played to hand of football politics and money bags who want to win and play at all cost and play in continental football and let’s wait and see”said Fregene.

He continued “vewing Nigeria performances at on going Championship of African Nations in South Africa. Yes! Nigeria is attending this championship after missing out in last two editions but that’s not an excuse for our dismal performance because our league is adjudged as one of thebest league ( claimed by Unknown ).

“Nigeria senior Coach, Stephen Keshi and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Department are to be blamed because both are working based on Newspapers’ reports and Social Networks to select present home Eagles which suppose not to be if you will agree with me. At least in Kwara State that produced Two Premier League teams last season, 38 home matches both teams played at Kwara State Stadium, Yes 38 matches ! Neither Super Eagles Coaches nor NFF technical Committees are at Ilorin to watch any of top flight match, from the record available to me, NFF President and his team were in Ilorin when John Obuh’s Flying Eagles was seeking Africa qualification against Tanzania and South Africa.

He declares “for Nigeria home Eagles to be an Africa Champions, Match Fixing in our various centers should be stopped to allow true champion to emerged.

“Little wonder that Some money bag teams will ‘briefed’ match officials for begging penalty to safe their job and later running helter and skelter to pay match bonuses without a sweat from the players. Imagine this, this is another bane of our poor performances at this championship.

“Imaging this, let’s call a spade a spade, Nigerian coaches should be given term of reference before signing contractual papers If there is any and Nigeria Referee Association (NRA) should save our league for the betterment of this country and themselves. Just for once , our constitution should make it compulsory for corporate bodies to invest In Sports development and not football alone.

“Soon the Glo Nigeria Premier will kick off and problems will be brewing for Authenticity of LMC, NFA, NFF, NRA etc, let us take a clue from Ghana Glo Premier league or Tanzania Tigo Phone League and I hoped we shall be there one day” he concluded.

Au revoir!

The Eagles will be engaging the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a decisive African Nations Championship Group A final clash in Cape Town. The hosts are tied on four points on the log with Mali and only need a draw against newcomers Nigeria, who are third on the log with three points, to move to the quarterfinals.

Keshi sides face a must-win situation at the Athlone Stadium to book their place in the next stage of the competition, the home lads will be playing against a mammoth crowd with great intimidation from the South African Fans. Should they defeat the host and advance to the next level, then big boss will remain the chosen one to all soccer Fans in Nigeria.

GESINDE ADEDEJI AMOSA

A former National goalkeeper & a graduate of University of Ilorin with B.A Linguistics, Med Educational Administration & Planning from National Open University Of Nigeria and an Assistant Director, Office Of Head Of Service, Kwara State, also he’s season Lecturer specialised in Nigeria, African Literature and Communication Skills from some higher institutions in kw/state. A renown Social Network user specialised in Sports development and has travelled far and wide in his choosing careers.

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How ABS FC trampled Enyimba International Fc

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Three unreplied goals from Stone Evbuomwan, Ichull Lordson and Sala Abiodun was all that Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit, Abubarka Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABS FC) needed to suffer six-time league Champions, Enyimba of Aba on Wednesday in Match Day 16 of the number one league in Nigeria.

The first 45 minutes of the cracker witnessed heavy downpour as the gate of heaven was opened on both side but it was ABS FC who tapped into the shower of blessing as they opened the scoresheet after 23 minutes of intensive play through Stone Evbuomwan when the young lad flicked in a header from Thomas Zenke free-kick, the first half ended with Saraki Boys with one goal.

However, two players from Enyimba were yellow carded after ABS FC got the opener.

The Peoples’Elephant gave a good account of themselves in the second half as they put up brilliant performance but their hope of levelling the game was halted when Ajibola Otegbeye was brought down in the box by Enyimba goalkeeper in the 70th minute, ABS FC leading top scorer took his goal haul to four as he converted the spot kick, three minutes later, Sala Abiodun got third goal of the day when he took the game beyound The Aba Warriors as he banked on a solo-effort.Last season in the same fixture, ABS beat Enyimba by 3-1.

By virtue of this victory ABS now have 19 points from 16 matches, while the visitors Enyimba, have 22 points from 16 game points from 16 games.

Ichull Lordson, who spoke with confidence before the game with optimism that his side will crush Enyimba says “we are so happy and we hope to win more games away from home so as to leave the position we are now because we did not belong there.