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Black Queens Wary Of Super Falcons’ Threat At AWCON

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Black Queens Wary Of Super Falcons’ Threat At AWCON

Former Black Stars of Ghana International, Abukari Damba, has advised his compatriots, the Black Queens, not to concentrate on beating the Super Falcons of Nigeria, but focus on dealing with the countries in their group.

Both countries have met thrice at the finals of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), and the Super Falcons triumphed on those occasions. The Nigerians remain the most successful team in the history of the AWCON with eight titles.The hosts, Ghana are in group A with Cameroun, Mali and Algeria, while Nigeria will meet South Africa, Zambia and Kenya.

Damba told Goal: “Nigeria have always been a threat because of their pedigree and the kind of quality they have so far as women’s football is concerned.”

“We should not focus on what Nigeria can do, but on what Ghana can do. Our focus should be on Ghana and how we can qualify from our group.“If we’re able to qualify from the group, then we can think about what we’ll do when we meet the Nigerians. We’re in a very trying group,” he said.

While also commenting on the teams the Black Stars will meet en route to the final, Damba said, “Looking at the pedigree of Cameroun, they’re a very experienced side when it comes to women’s football. Mali are stubborn as well. But you can’t take anything away from the Ghana team.
“Although we’ve not had the best of preparations but we have wonderful and experienced technical people who know how to do things well when it comes to tournaments like this one. With the home support as well, Ghana, in my estimation, will come up tops,” he stated.The hosts, who are chasing their first continental title, will open their campaign against Algeria before facing Mali and Cameroon.

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Edo State To Host 2020 National Sports Festival

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Edo State To Host 2020 National Sports Festival
Edo State has been declared as host of the 20th National Sports Festival in 2020, thus knocking out other contenders that include Delta, Imo and Cross River states.

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung made the announcement last night at the close of the 19th edition won by Delta State.

“Despite the short preparation, adequate arrangements were made to ensure the success of the festival,” Dalung said.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who received the festival flag signifying the next host of the national unity games that began in 1973 in Lagos, said Edo is capable and has the capacity to host the nation come 2020.

The state, however, finished third on the overall medals table with 47 gold, 41 silver and 53 bronze medals totaling 141, behind the champion, Delta and Rivers states

Delta State retained her top position with 352 medals that included 163 gold, 88 silver and 101 bronze followed by Rivers State in the second position with 69 gold 58 silver and 67 bronze medals.

The state’s Sports Commission Chairman, Godwin Dudu-Orume, told The Guardian that Edo State is rebuilding the famous Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to be the best and most modernized stadium with state-of-the-art facilities.

“We will provide the best modern facilities ever in the history of the National Sports Festival. The state has previously hosted it, but this time, there will be a huge change,” Dudu-Orume stated.

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Nigeria Qualifies For Beach Soccer World Cup

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Nigeria Qualifies For Beach Soccer World Cup

The Super sand Eagles of Nigeria have made it to the Beach Soccer World Cup by beating hosts Egypt to clinch a place in the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2018 final.

Abu Azeez scored the opening, and his 100th goal for Nigeria, after a period of high pressure from the men in green.

Taiwo made it for Nigeria a few minutes later after he ran on to a long pass to arrow a low shot past Mohamed Fawzy in the Egyptian goal.

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Flying Eagles Through To Semi-finals Of WAFU Cup

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Flying Eagles Through To Semi-finals Of WAFU Cup

Nigeria’s under-20 side, the Flying Eagles, are now in the semi-finals of the Wafu cup in Lome, Togo after a 4-2 win against perennial rivals, Ghana.

The Flying Eagles will face Mali in the semi-finals, while Niger will do battle with Senegal in the other last four clash.

The Flying Eagles took the lead for the first time in the game few minutes after the break with Ibrahim Babawo converting from the spot.

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