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WORLD CUP: LAGOS RESIDENTS HAIL CREATION OF SIX VIEWING CENTRES

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…Govt Provides Insurance Cover, Adequate Safety, Medicals For Viewers

 

Residents of Lagos State on Saturday commended the State Government’s decision to set up six viewing centres across the State to enable them watch the ongoing World Cup matches in Russia.

 

The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, had last month promised to set up viewing centres in key locations that would afford residents watch all the 64 World Cup matches live in a serene and secured environment.

 

The six centres currently up and running include Campos Mini Stadium Lagos Island; Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere; Abesan Estate in Alimosho; Naval Yard Ajegunle; Bishop Aggrey School Mushin and Epe Recreation Centre In Epe.

 

Some residents who spoke on the development alluded to the fact that the present administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was living up to its billing as an inclusive government that touches all sectors.

 

At the Campos Mini Stadium, residents who shortly after the thrilling Group B match between Portugal and Spain described the initiative as laudable and novel adding that due to unstable electricity in some parts of Lagos Island , the Centre gave them the opportunity to watch the games.

 

For some other spectators at the Centre, it afforded them the opportunity of watching the World Cup matches in a relaxed mood with stable electricity.

 

A resident, Lukman Atanda said, “I enjoy watching football games among the people and the creation of viewing center by the Lagos State Government gave me joy because the atmosphere here at the Campos Stadium is lively. Kudos to the Lagos State Government. ”

 

Also, Kelvin Obase disclosed that the viewing center at the Campos Stadium has guaranteed him that some of the matches he would like to watch during the World Cup is certain.

 

“I don’t need to worried about electricity for the period of the World Cup,” Obase said.

 

Speaking on some of the benefits of the viewing centres, Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Kweku Tandoh said because football is a unifying activity that brings the people together, football lovers therefore sees the government as one that touches other sectors such as sports.

 

He said the creation of viewing center by the State was also complementing the various grassroots sports development championships and competitions that the administration of Governor Ambode has solely sponsored, which according to him is an added advantage to the numerous achievements of the Governor in other sectors of the Lagos economy.

 

Besides, Tandoh said the Government has made adequate provisions for medical coverage, adequate security, traffic control and general sanitation at all the viewing centres.

 

He also disclosed that a Public Liability Insurance Cover is also in place covering the six centres for the period of the World Cup.

 

“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who is a member of the Federal Government’s delegation to the Russia 2018 World Cup finals, wants Lagosians to have a feel of football action in the ongoing tournament and he believes the viewing centres will also serve as fun and relaxation spots for the people,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ademola Lookman Wins Atalanta’s Player Of The Month Award

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Ademola Lookman Wins Atalanta’s Player Of The Month Award

Nigerian player, Ademola Lookman has been named Atalanta’s Player of the Month for April and June.

Lookman scored six goals and provided three assists in the two months under review according to the Italian club.

It’s the first time the winger will be winning the award this season. Gianluca Scamacca and Ederson finished in second and third position respectively.

The Super Eagles attacker grabbed the headlines after scoring a hat-trick in Atalanta’s UEFA Europa League final victory over Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen.

The 26-year-old finished the campaign with 17 goals and eight assists across all competitions.

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Is Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George Coming To Pass?

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Is Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George Coming To Pass?

*Is Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George Coming To Pass?

 

 

Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church has made a name in different sectors of Nigeria and football seems to be one of the most remarkable areas of concentration in his ministry. He has been seen with presidents of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ahmed Gusau several times, He has been honoured by the supporters’ club and most importantly, he has always shared prophetic directions with the Nigerian football team privately and publicly.

 

 

Is Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George Coming To Pass?

Before any significant tournament, either the AFCON or World cup, Primate Ayodele would share publicly the fate of the Super Eagles team although sometimes, it doesn’t favour Nigeria and many describe him as unpatriotic. A typical example was the AFCON 2022 when Primate Ayodele said at a press conference that the Super Eagles would not go far in the tournament, many described him as unpatriotic but his prophecy ended up coming to pass. Likewise, before the last AFCON, Primate Ayodele publicly told the NFF president that the team would get to the final and it happened.

Similarly, when the NFF started shopping for a new coach after the sack of Jose Peseiro, Primate Ayodele advised the team to look for a foreign coach because a local coach would not give the Super Eagles a good chance at any competition. He warned them severally against settling for a home-based coach if they want to make Nigerians proud at any competition but for reasons known to the NFF, Finidi George was appointed as the Eagles’ coach.

Immediately Finidi was appointed as the coach, Primate Ayodele publicly said during a video interview which went viral that Finidi George will not make the Super Eagles’ fly. He stated that his administration would put Nigeria’s football in trouble and that the nation’s football will be in coma.

These were his words

‘’With Finidi George, Nigeria cannot thrive as expected, he will put us in a lot of trouble and our football will be in shambles. Finidi George doesn’t have the capacity, Amunike is a bit better than him. Finidi George will put our football house in Coma’’

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One month after Primate Ayodele shared this prophecy, Super Eagles have played some significant matches and their performance has been below average. Just yesterday, the Benin Republic defeated Nigeria for the first time in the world cup qualifiers. As it stands, the chances of the Super Eagles to qualify for the world cup has grown slimmer with the loss. The team is currently sitting in 5th position on the Group table for the World Cup qualifiers.

Is Primate Ayodele’s prophecy coming to pass already?

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AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

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AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

 

Fans of Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set for a feast as the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers will be broadcast live on AfroSport and NTA networks, in Nigeria.

 

AfroSport awarded FTA rights to deliver FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers in Nigeria

MMS / PC Plus Group, FIFA’s exclusive agerncy for the FIFA wWorld Gup 2026tH African Qualifiers in 41 Sub-Saharan African countries for a free-to-air broadcast, have awared AfroSport with the exclusive media rights of the competition to the millions of fans across Nigeria, as the team seeks to continue its excellent form following on from its outing at the 2023 Africa Gup of Nations
earlier this year. Afrosport has also been appointed as Host Broadcaster and together with National Broadcaster, NTA Network
shall be responsible for producing the Nigeria National Team matches and presenting to the nation.

With an expanded final tournament taking place in the uSA, Mexico and Canada in 2026, up to 10 places are up for grabs, with the winners from each of the 9 groups of six qualifying automatically, with another team having a chance through a playoff.

With 8 matches remaining to be played Nigeria, next Matchweck will offer two matches, at home against South Africa on 7 June at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, and three days later an away fixture against Benin, to be hosted in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire.

The match against South Africa will mark the first competitve outing for newly appointed coach, and former Super Eagle, Finidi George, and promises to be a thrilling match following the recent AFCON Semi-Final encounter between the two sides.

The Squad is expected to commence preparations from June with daily coverage and updates available via AfroSport and NFF TV
vided from inside the camp.
Orovia Redha Ghibani, CEO of MMS, said: “We are delighted to be working together with AfroSport in Nigeria, who were a long time partner for the UEFA Champions League when I was working for CFI. AfroSport will undoubtedly deliver strong exposure in Nigeria through their dedicated channel and multiple TV partners in the most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, delivering unprecented audiences”.

Executive Diretor to AfroSport, Andy Howes stated: “Building on the successful delivery of AFCON, AfroSport and its partners are
thankful for the opportunity to connect with Nigeria’s loyal fans, and play its part in presenting the journey of the Super Eagles
Over the next 18 to 24 months. As was seen at AFCON, there are no easy matches in Africa. The FIFA World Cup 2026TM African Qualifiers promnise to be exciting and competive to the very end. And we warmly invite the nation to join us in support of our Eagles to ensure qualitication for the final tournament in 2026.

2026 will mark 30 years since Nigeria’s last ournament outing in the Americas, in which Nigeria were crowned Olympic champions,
About AfroSport Afrosport is a sports media organisation with a focus on Africa and the diaspora. With over 25 years management experience and key industry relationships, it exists to deliver a uniquely engaging sports platform, emanating from Africa and the Caribbean, supported by sports rights and transmitted via cutting-edge digital architecture and streaming hardware, connecting players
with fans a light on achievements sons and daughters and inspiring the next generation Afrosport stars.

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