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As part of continued effort to identify and coach the best young talents in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria and Arsenal Football Club are holding a three-day coaching clinic for 128 young players and 30 coaches, which today at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The clinic, which began during the weekend, will provide the young talents with the necessary technical support, knowledge and skills required to thrive at international level, as well as empower local coaches to build better teams and develop better stars.

Speaking on the coaching clinic and the company’s partnership with Arsenal, MTN’s General Manager, Brands and Communications, Richard Iweanoge, said, “Like all Nigerians, our love for the beautiful game continues to grow with every new season.

We are also passionate about developing the game in Nigeria, which is why we are pleased to work with Arsenal (one of the very best teams in England) to make this happen.”

He further reiterated that with the coaching clinic “MTN hopes to raise future Nigerian stars that will be the next Alex Iwobi, Kanu Nwankwo or Lionel Messi and make their mark at the world stage.”

The coaching clinic will feature both theoretical and practical sessions facilitated by Arsenal Soccer School coaches and Arsenal legend, Lauren, who was a member of the famous ‘Invincibles’ team that won the Premier League title in 2004.

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19 Year Old Defeats Oshonaike At National Sports Festival

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19 Year Old Defeats Oshonaike At National Sports Festival

Veteran Olympian Funke Oshonaike suffered another defeat at the ongoing 2018 national sports festival in Abuja when she was sent packing four-three in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles table tennis event by unknown youngster Nimota Aregbesola from Lagos state.

Oshonaike and another veteran player, Segun Toriola, representing akwa ibom state crashed out in the mixed doubles event to the team in the last eight.

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Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

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Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez says Spain and Morocco are discussing the possibility of placing a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA world cup.

The Spanish Premier has already held talks with Morocco’s King Mohammed the sixth about the same. If the bid were to be successful, it would present the possibility of one of the most interesting world cup showdowns ever.

According to the Spanish Prime Minister, the bid would involve Portugal as well. The first joint hosting of the world cup was in 2002. The tournament was hosted by Japan and South Korea, for the first time in Asia.

This will not be the first joint hosting bid by three countries. The 2026 FIFA world cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

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Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr wants top friendlies to prepare his team for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are already qualified for the tournament with a game to spare, and Rohr is hopeful that the team will be kept busy with at least three grade a matches.

The Super Eagles have won the AFCON three times, but they are only back in the tournament proper in four years after they failed to qualify for the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

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