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MTN Partners Arsenal For Grassroots Football
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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

The Super Eagles on Friday defeated the Pirates of Seychelles in their last group Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. The encounter ended 3-1 in favour of the host, Nigeria. The Super Eagles finished top  of Group E with 13 points.

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Nigeria have already qualified for the AFCON in Egypt after they were held to a 1-1 by South Africa in Johannesburg last November.

Libya will host South Africa on Sunday in the last game of the group. The Bafana Bafana are currently sitting second in the group with nine points followed by Libya with seven points.

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Seychelles ended their AFCON qualifying campaign with just one point.

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life Over Corruption Charges

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life

FIFA has banned for life Togolese referee and football official Kokou Fagla after finding him guilty of corruption.

Football’s world governing body ruled he accepted bribes to manipulate an unspecified international friendly.

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The findings came from FIFA’s investigation into various international matches that convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal tried to manipulate for betting purposes.

Fagla has been “banned for life from all football-related activities at both national and international level.”   a three-thousand- dollar fine has also been slapped on him.

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South Africa 2020: Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Close To Qualification

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