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Eagles/Mexico friendly: Eguaveon drops 2 players

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Two Super Eagles players have been dropped from the 25-man list invited for the international friendly against Mexico, Super Eagles Media Officer, Femi Raji, has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had invited 25 home-based Super Eagles players to camp ahead of the game scheduled for July 3.

Raji told NAN that the players dropped were Christopher Nwaeze of Kwara United FC and Ifeanyi Anaemena of Rivers United.

Raji said the team had intensified preparations for the encounter and was at the U.S. Embassy on Friday to keep a visa appointment for the trip.

“We had a visa appointment today (Friday) at the U.S. Embassy, because of that, we didn’t train this morning.

“We will be training this evening at the Aguiyi Ironsi Barracks.

“For now, two players Christopher Nwaeze and Ifeanyi Anaemena have been dropped.

“Not everybody will make the final list, and the only reason a coach can drop a player could be that he didn’t meet up with standard.

“In fact, they were not dropped for injuries, not indiscipline, obviously it’s what the coach wants going by his strategy,” Raji said.

The Super Eagles are expected to depart for U.S. on June 30 for the encounter.

It would be recalled that NFF Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen was mandated by the football house to take charge of the game instead of Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr. (NAN)

 

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2022 U-20 WWC: Netherlands Defeat Falconets

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Two first half goals by the Netherlands earned them a 2-0 win against Nigeria’s Falconets in Sunday’s quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

It is a first ever appearance in the semi-finals for the Netherlands at the U-20 women’s World Cup.

The last time the Falconets made it to the semi-finals was at the 2014 edition in Canada.

Victory against the Falconets means the Netherlands will take on Spain in the semi-finals.

 

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FIFA Suspends Indian Football Federation Over Third-Party Influence

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FIFA has suspended the Indian football federation meaning that the country will not currently be able to host the under-17 Women’s World Cup in October.

Football’s world governing body said its council unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation “due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA statutes”.

Federations must be free from legal and political interference, according to FIFA rules.

The AIFF is in disarray and being run by administrators after former chief Praful Patel stayed in office beyond his term without fresh elections, which courts ruled invalid.

Fresh elections are to be held on August 28 and the poll process began last week after India’s Supreme Court approved a timeline prepared by the administrators.

India is due to host the U-17 tournament on October 11-30 but FIFA said on Monday that because of the suspension it “cannot currently be held in India as planned”.

FIFA said that it was “in constant constructive contact with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India and is hopeful that a positive outcome to the case may still be achieved”.

Indian men’s and women’s national teams also cannot play junior or senior international games during the suspension.

Former men’s captain Bhaichung Bhutia called the suspension “very harsh”.
“At the same time I think it’s a great opportunity to get our system right,” he told Indian sports news outlet Sportstar.

“And very important that all the stakeholders — the federations, state associations, sport ministry — come together to get the system right and everybody work for the betterment of the sport.”

India captain Sunil Chhetri had recently advised his players “not pay too much attention” to the FIFA ban threat as the situation was out of their control.

“The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs,” FIFA said.

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Dollar Rain for Amusan, Brume, others from Sports Ministry for Commonwealth successes

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Team Nigeria medallists and their coaches at the 2022 Commonwealth Games have received their cash rewards from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for their heroics in Birmingham.

Athletes who won gold medals received $5,000, silver medallist received $3,000, while bronze medallists got $2,000. Athletes who represented Nigeria in the 4 x100 relay received $15,000 for the team.

Amongst those who got rewarded are Women’s 100m Hurdles Champion, Tobi Amusan, 200m Silver medallist and long jump winner, Ese Brume among others.
The Coaches and officials also got rewarded by the ministry for their roles in Team Nigeria’s success.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare ensured that three weeks camping allowance was paid to all athletes.

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