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Why NFF Should Listen To Primate Ayodele’s Warning On Nigerian Coaches, Stadium (VIDEO)

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Why NFF Should Listen To Primate Ayodele’s Warning On Nigerian Coaches, Stadium (VIDEO)

Why NFF Should Listen To Primate Ayodele’s Warning On Nigerian Coaches, Stadium (VIDEO)

It is no more news that the Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodeleis a football lover and has never hidden his passion for the progress of Nigeria’s football.
He makes heavy pronouncements for Nigeria’s football team and always gives them directions on how to win their matches in his capacity as a spiritual leader. He also warns the NFF, coaches and players against making some moves which he always explicitly reveals to avoid losing important matches.
Why NFF Should Listen To Primate Ayodele’s Warning On Nigerian Coaches, Stadium (VIDEO)
One of such instances was the last African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in which the super eagles failed to make a significant impact. Primate Ayodele warned the coach, Augustine Eguaveon against fielding some players but he didn’t listen and this led to an untimely crash of the super eagles.
Also, during the world cup qualifier game against Ghana, Primate Ayodele warned the super eagles coach against making use of some players but he never listened and this led to the failure of the super eagles.
The Super Eagles played against Guinea Bissau yesterday and to the shock of many football lovers, the super eagles team lost despite the quality of players that were invited to play the match. Meanwhile, Primate Ayodele had released an instructional video for the NFF yesterday, telling them what they need to do to be successful.
According to the prophet, the Nigeria Football Federation needs to sack the present coaches of the Nigeria football teams and get new hands that can take the country’s football to another level. He made it known that there is no reason the country should not qualify for the world cup and nations cup. Also, he warned them against using the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja because it is not a center of victory for the country. He urged them to check other stadiums in the country.
These were his words:
‘’NFF should sack all our coaches and get new, experienced ones that can move our football to the next level. Nigeria needs to go to the world cup, AFCON, there is no excuse for it. The president of NFF should sack these coaches. Moshood Abiola Stadium is not always a point of victory for super eagles, the NFF should check stadiums in Lagos and parts of the country’’.
Sadly, the prophetic warning of Primate Ayodele was proven later in the evening when the super eagles lost to Guinea Bissau. The coach got it wrong and the stadium didn’t work for the victory of the team.
At this point, the NFF needs to listen to Primate Ayodele who has spiritually invested into the nation’s football. Nigerians are losing hope in the football system already and divine intervention is seriously needed. There has never been a time when Primate Ayodele speaks about the football system or matches that it doesn’t come to pass. For the sake of the football team and pride of Nigerians, it is better for the NFF to listen to the prophet in order to experience a new dawn.

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Atalanta slam €70m price tag on Lookman

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Atalanta slam €70m price tag on Lookman

 

Atalanta have set a €70m price tag on Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman.

 

The Bergamo-based club are willing to let the forward depart this summer, but only if their financial demands are met. The asking price is similar to the fee they received from Manchester United for Rasmus Hojlund in 2024.

Lookman, who joined Atalanta from RB Leipzig for €10 million in 2022, was instrumental in securing back-to-back European qualifications for the club. His standout performance came in the UEFA Europa League final, where he netted a historic hat-trick against Bayer Leverkusen, becoming the first player to achieve this feat in the competition’s final.

CalcioNews24 reports that Atalanta’s €70 million valuation is non-negotiable, and they are prepared to retain Lookman if their demands are not met.

 

 

 

The Italian club’s stance mirrors their approach with Hojlund, whom they sold to Manchester United for €73.5 million last summer, despite the Danish striker scoring only nine league goals in the preceding season.

Lookman ended the season with an impressive tally of 26 goals across all competitions. This prolific form has caught the attention of several top European clubs.

According to reports, Barcelona, Juventus, and West Ham are among the clubs interested in acquiring Lookman’s services.

 

 

 

The Super Eagles forward is no stranger to the Premier League, having previously featured for Fulham, Everton, and Leicester City.

 

 

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Kiraa FC Dominates Nationwide League One U-19 Youth League

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Kiraa FC, a burgeoning football club owned by Franklin Oluwasegun Currie and located in Ijebu Ososa, the hometown of the late theater icon Chief Hubert Ogunde, has quickly made a name for itself in the Nationwide League One (NLO) U-19 youth league. The club, which recently joined the league, is topping the table with 6 points after a series of impressive victories.

Under the expert technical guidance of Coach Akande Fatai Adejumo Smith, Kiraa FC defeated Patriots FC 2-1 at the FC Ebedei Stadium in Sagamu Remo, Ogun State on Tuesday, July 16th, 2024. Despite the tough competition, Kiraa FC demonstrated their professionalism and skill, securing the win. The day before, on July 15th, the club also triumphed over Switch FA, further solidifying their top position in the group.

Smith brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Kiraa FC. A graduate of electronics and electrical engineering from LAUTECH Ogbomoso, Smith has an impressive background as the former Player of Crown of Ogbomoso, Sunshine Stars Akure, and Shooting Stars of Ibadan. He has also played professionally in Asia and Europe and holds coaching licenses from The FA UK, UEFA, CAF, FCAAN, and NIS. Currently, he serves as the National Coordinator and Head of Protocol for FCAAN (Football Coaches Association of African Nations) Nigeria.

The next challenge for Kiraa FC is a match against FC Ebedei Jnr on July 18th. FC Ebedei, based in Sagamu Remo, after relocating from Lagos in 2001, plays in the Nigeria Nationwide League, the third tier of Nigerian football. It also serves as the African football academy for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga championship. Following this, Kiraa FC will face Generation FC on July 23rd. Fans and supporters are hopeful that the club will continue their winning streak in these upcoming games.

Kiraa FC’s rapid rise and consistent performance under Smith’s leadership have not gone unnoticed. The team’s players are recognized for their power, techniques, and dedication, making them formidable opponents in the league. As the club continues to excel, it brings pride not only to its supporters but also to the hub of entertainment that is Ijebu Ososa.

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Nigerian coaches not good enough for Eagles job – Abdallah

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Nigerian coaches not good enough for Eagles job – Abdallah

 

 

Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Usman Abdallah, shockingly stated that no Nigerian coach is good enough for the managerial role of the country’s senior men’s national team, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Abdallah’s assertion comes after the Nigeria Football Federation announced it was considering hiring a foreign coach following the resignation of Finidi George last month.

Of the 27 coaches that had managed the Eagles since its inception, 10 were Indigenous coaches, with Finidi the last to take charge of the team.

The Eagles have been without a head coach since the former winger resigned in June

 

 

Finidi quit his role as head coach of the three times African champions following the NFF’s announcement that they would appoint a foreign technical adviser for the team.

The decision came after an outcry by the football-loving populace following the team’s poor performances, including a shock defeat to Benin Republic, in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers last month.

As the federation continues its search for the next coach of the team, with reports indicating officials of the football body had approached Portuguese Jose Peseiro for a possible return, while also considering Frenchman Herve Renard, Abdallah, who served as an assistant coach under Peseiro, isn’t bothered his comments will stir the hornet’s nest.

 

 

He insisted the Indigenous coaches weren’t good enough for the job.

 

 

“It doesn’t bother me whether the NFF is considering bringing Jose Peseiro back or if they want to hire Hervé Renard as the Eagles coach as long as they can afford to pay their salaries,” he said.

“The issue is, I have heard people say they don’t want us to spend money on the foreign coach but show me a coach qualified for the Eagles job who is a Nigerian whether home or abroad. The fact is we don’t have it.

“The only person we have is Salisu Yusuf, who a lot of people don’t want because of what happened in the past, but I don’t want to argue about that. Nigerian coaches have always been serving as assistants and none of us can argue that we were better than those we’ve worked with.”

However, the former Enyimba gaffer frowned at NFF allowing foreign coaches to bring along their assistants with them.

“Appointing Peseiro or whoever is no issue, but why allow them to come with their assistants when some of us have always been named?

“How do we tap from their experience and grow to become the national team coaches? This is the mistake the federation has always made, and they need to correct that.”

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