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Score & Shine: Organizers Release Forms For Spectacular 4th Edition of Kiraa Football Cup Competition

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Score & Shine: Organizers Release Forms For Spectacular 4th Edition of Kiraa Football Cup Competition

Score & Shine: Organizers Release Forms For Spectacular 4th Edition of Kiraa Football Cup Competition

 

 

 

Ososa, Ijebu, Ogun State will once again be buzzing with football fervor as Kiraa TV, one of Nigeria’s leading entertainment firms, gears up for the 4th edition of the highly anticipated Kiraa Football Cup competition. Scheduled to kick off in April 2024, the organizers have officially released the forms for interested football clubs in Ijebu land, in and outside Ogun State in general.

 

Score & Shine: Organizers Release Forms For Spectacular 4th Edition of Kiraa Football Cup Competition

 

 

The pulsating football action is set to unfold at the Muslim Primary School in Ososa, Ijebu, the traditional venue for the competition. With the success of the 2023 edition, which saw Kiraa FC, owned by Franklin Oluwasegun, clinched the victory among the 16 participating football clubs, with Olasunkanmi Ibrahim winning highest goal scorer award.

 

 

 

The upcoming edition promises even more excitement and fierce competition, as NPFL Referee, Okunuga Muyiwa will be officiating.

 

 

 

Football enthusiasts and clubs across Nigeria, particularly in Ogun State, are invited to participate in this unique competition, which has gained a reputation for its thrilling matches and passionate fanbase. The organizers are reaching out to potential sponsors and advertisers, extending a warm welcome to individuals and companies eager to be part of this sporting extravaganza.

 

 

 

 

As Kiraa TV continues to foster a sense of community and entertainment through sports, the Kiraa Football Cup Competition has become a highlight on the local football calendar. With the unveiling of the 2024 edition’s forms, anticipation is building, and football clubs are gearing up for a chance to showcase their skills on the vibrant football stage in Ososa, Ijebu.

Stay tuned for updates as the Kiraa Football Cup 2024 approaches, promising a spectacle of talent, teamwork, and sporting camaraderie in the heart of Ogun State.

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Osimhen, Boniface Beat Ronaldo As World’s Best Strikers

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Osimhen, Boniface Beat Ronaldo As World’s Best Strikers

 

 

 

Nigeria’s Super Eagles strikers Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface have been ranked above Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski in the world’s latest top 10 best strikers. Norwegian and Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland leads the list, followed by England skipper Harry Kane. The third slot went to Kylian Mbappe. Are there other great African football players that were not ranked but deserve recognition?

 

Osimhen, Boniface Beat Ronaldo As World's Best Strikers

 

1. Erling Halaand
2. Harry Kane
3. Kylian Mbappe
4. Victor Osimhen(NIGERIAN)
5. Lauaro Martinez
6. Heung Ming Song
7. Victor Boniface(NIGERIAN)
8. Julian Alvarez
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Robert Lewandoski.

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PRESIDENT TINUBU HAILS THE SUPER EAGLES

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PRESIDENT TINUBU HAILS THE SUPER EAGLES, SAYS TEAM DEMONSTRATED THE GREAT RESILIENCE AND TALENT OF THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE

 

 

 

President Bola Tinubu salutes the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their tenacious performance in the final of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

 

 

 

 

 

President Tinubu commends the team, the coach, the crew, and the entire management team for their hard work, assiduity, and sacrifice to come this far in the tournament, acknowledging the hurdles they consistently surpassed with steadily improving performance as they pulled through to the finals.

 

PRESIDENT TINUBU HAILS THE SUPER EAGLES

 

 

The President urges Nigerians to be of good cheer, emphasizing that we won a great victory in the hearts of Africa and the world by our grit, rigour, and determination in the field of play.

“Let this passing event not dispirit us, but bring us together to work harder. We are a great nation bound as one by the green-white-green banner of resilience, joy, hope, duty, and untiring love. To those cherished Nigerian youths expressing their gifts in communities, drawing lines in the sand as they play football in their humble rectangles of play, you can be our heroes tomorrow, do not relent in your pursuit. My administration is here to make dreams come true,” the President says.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 11, 2024

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Nigeria’s Quest for Glory: What the Super Eagles Need to Do to Lift the AFCON Trophy

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Nigeria’s Quest for Glory: What the Super Eagles Need to Do to Lift the AFCON Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That a historic clash between two West African giants awaits in the final of the 2023 AFCON. Can Nigeria overcome Cote d’Ivoire and claim their fourth continental crown?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria’s Quest for Glory: What the Super Eagles Need to Do to Lift the AFCON Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire will face each other in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tonight, in what promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the continent’s most successful teams. The Super Eagles are aiming to win their fourth AFCON title, while the Elephants are seeking their third. In this article, we will analyze how Nigeria can overcome the challenge of their West African rivals and bring the trophy home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 History and Rivalry

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria’s Quest for Glory: What the Super Eagles Need to Do to Lift the AFCON Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The history and rivalry between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire in previous AFCON tournaments and other competitions is long and fierce. In fact, they have met seven times in the AFCON, with Nigeria winning four times, Cote d’Ivoire winning twice, and one draw. One of the most memorable matches between the two teams was the 1994 AFCON final, where Nigeria defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 with goals from Emmanuel Amuneke and Rashidi Yekini. Another memorable match was the 2013 AFCON quarter-final, where Nigeria stunned Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 with goals from Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Form and Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria’s Quest for Glory: What the Super Eagles Need to Do to Lift the AFCON Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current form and performance of both teams in the 2023 AFCON has been impressive and consistent. According to the official AFCON website, Nigeria has scored 12 goals and conceded 4, while Cote d’Ivoire has scored 10 goals and conceded 3. The top scorer of the tournament is Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, who has netted 6 goals in 5 matches, followed by Cote d’Ivoire’s Nicolas Pepe, who has scored 4 goals in 5 matches. Both players have expressed their confidence and determination ahead of the final. Osimhen said: “We are ready for the final. We have worked hard to get here and we want to make our country proud. We respect Cote d’Ivoire, they are a great team, but we are not afraid of them. We have the quality and the spirit to win the trophy.” Pepe said: “We are motivated for the final. We have shown our strength and character in this tournament and we want to finish the job. We know Nigeria is a tough opponent, they have a lot of talent, but we have our own weapons and we will fight until the end. We have the experience and the ambition to win the trophy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current form and performance of both teams also reflect their strengths and weaknesses. Nigeria has a balanced and versatile squad, with players who can play in different positions and roles. They have a strong and solid defense, led by William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, who have formed a reliable partnership at the back. They have a dynamic and creative midfield, with players like Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Joe Aribo, who can control the tempo and dictate the play. They have a fast and lethal attack, with players like Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, and Alex Iwobi, who can create and score goals from any situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cote d’Ivoire, on the other hand, has a more experienced and star-studded squad, with players who have played in some of the top leagues and clubs in Europe. They have a physical and powerful defense, with players like Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier, and Wilfried Kanon, who can dominate the aerial duels and block the shots. They have a skillful and inventive midfield, with players like Franck Kessie, Jean-Michael Seri, and Max Gradel, who can dribble, pass, and shoot with flair. They have a potent and clinical attack, with players like Pepe, Wilfried Zaha, and Jonathan Kodjia, who can score goals from any angle and distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategies and Tactics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The possible strategies and tactics that Nigeria can employ to win the match are based on their strengths and the weaknesses of their opponents. Nigeria can use their speed and creativity to create chances and score goals against Cote d’Ivoire’s defense, which has been prone to mistakes and lapses in concentration. A good example of this was Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Cameroon in the quarter-finals, where Nigeria scored three goals in 15 minutes, thanks to the quick and clever movements of Osimhen, Chukwueze, and Iwobi. Another example was Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Senegal in the semi-finals, where Nigeria scored two goals from counter-attacks, thanks to the pace and skill of Osimhen and Moses Simon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria can also use their balance and versatility to adapt to different situations and scenarios in the match. Nigeria can switch between different formations and systems, depending on the scoreline, the momentum, and the opponent’s tactics. For instance, Nigeria can start with a 4-3-3 formation, with Osimhen as the lone striker, Chukwueze and Iwobi as the wingers, Ndidi, Etebo, and Aribo.

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