Captain of Abia Warriors, Augustine Njoku, says he is optimistic of victory in their Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, match day 16 clashes against Gombe United. Njoku said the Ochendo Boys are resolute to secure some goals as Christmas gift that would make their fans happy especially in this festive season. Accordingly, he calls on the fans to come out in their all to support the team during the game.
The European Court of Justice [ECJ] has ruled in favour of the Super League and its backers, A22 Sports, argued that UEFA's prohibition of the would-be competition; a concept launched in April 2021, and its threatened punishments for participating clubs was an illegal monopoly under European competition law.
Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria, Mr Kalilou Traore, has revealed that the 2024 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, will usher an opportunity for his country to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria as partners in progress. Traore made this statement during an interview with newsmen today Sunday in Abuja, as the country’s preparation to host the AFCON tournament from Jan. 14 to Feb. 13, 2024 in underway.
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 general elections, Peter Gregory Obi, has congratulated Nigerian football stars Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala for emerging CAF’s Men and Women Footballer of the Year, respectively, yesterday night in Morocco where the award was presented.. The talented Osimhen triumphed over Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to win the coveted trophy during the CAF 2023 Awards held in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday night.
The round of 16 draws for the UEFA Champions League which took place at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland today Monday, December 18, has produced some intriguing matchups, highlighted by Arsenal taking on FC Porto. The first-leg is scheduled to take place on 13/14/20/21 February 2024 with the second leg following on 5/6/12/13 March. The Gunners were handed a kind draw in Switzerland after topping their group. PSG will face Kieran Tierney's Real Sociedad while Inter take on Atletico Madrid. Possibly the biggest game of the rounds comes in the shape of Napoli vs Barcelona.
Javier Tebas has been re-elected for a fourth term as the President of the Spanish La Liga after running unopposed. Tebas, 61, had resigned in November in order to seek a fourth term and was the only candidate. He assumed the Presidency of La Liga for the first time in April 2013 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2019.