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Akwa United, Dakkada FC, FC ONE Rockets celebrate Rt. Hon. Nse Essien’s NFF election win



Massive goodwill and celebration has trailed Rt. Hon. Nse Essien’s election as an Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation – NFF.

Leading the Celebration train Is 2020/2021 NPFL Champions Akwa United FC who described Rt. Hon. Essien as a sports administrator who has passionately Invested substantially in sports .

Dakkada FC and FC ONE Rockets also joined in cheers to Essien who was elected as an NFF Executive Committee member on Friday September 30 in Benin City.

Rt. Hon. Essien is a serving member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and chairs the House Committee on Sports.

The new NFF Executive Committee member has over the past decade invested in grassroots sports development a drive that led to the formation of FC ONE Rockets and Carabana Football Academy.

A square peg in a round hole , Rt. Hon. Essien arrives on the Board of the NFF equipped with “enormous knowledge” as the Dakkada FC message highlighted.

Hon. Essien alongside Aisha Falode emerged as Executive board members from the South South zone at the NFF elections.

The Ibrahim Musa Gusau led NFF Executive Committee will supritend over Nigerian football for the next four years .

In It’s first message since the September 30 election and inauguration , the new NFF leadership on Monday October 3, 2022, assured football stakeholders of it’s readiness to run an all inclusive administration that will listen to all ideas and apply wisdom in deciding what is best for the Country .

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FDC Vista: Hope Of Glory Boss Bags Merit Award



Russian based outfit, FDC Vista has decorated the Chairman of Calabar based team,Hope Of Glory, Pastor Umoh Kufere Isaiah, with the award of ‘Sports Icon of the year’ following his gigantic strides in the area of youth development through sports (Football).

The award which was received by the Coach of the team, Coach Akeem, Gen had other top Nigerian football stakeholders in attendance.

Speaking with, FDC Vista Coordinator for Africa, Agent Ojo Paul Omamomo, Eulogized the Chairman of the Calabar based team for his contribution to the growth and development of football in Nigeria through his Calabar based club side, Hope Of Glory.

“We thought it wise to appreciate the Chairman of Hope OF Glory FC for his involvement in grooming football talents and giving them every needed platform and opportunity to excel”

“He has done all this through his personal funds and running football in Nigeria is a huge one and needs the recognition as he has been a role model to many Nigerian youths”

Created in 2019 in Gelendzhik, FDC Vista is the first unique project in Russia, which is aimed at supporting and developing the sports potential of students from different countries.

All players in the structure of the Center receive a high-quality training process under the guidance of specialists of the highest level

For the records, the Russian based side has been involved in the training and development of all most Eleven (11) prominent professional Nigerian stars plying their trade across top European leagues.

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NSF Zonal elimination: Akwa Ibom 8-0 Rivers State, Akwa Ibom close in on Sports festival qualification



A highly spirited Akwa Ibom State male football team spanked Rivers State 8-0 in a South South Elimination match on Thursday October 6, to close in on qualification for the 2022 National Sports Festival.

From the blast of Referee Womi Sampson’s whistle, the Akwa Ibom lads pounced on their sorry Rivers State opponents in search of points to qualify for the Sports Festival after missing the last three editions.

Four goals in each half of the game at the Practice pitch of the Nest of Champions, Uyo gave Akwa Ibom State a huge +6 goal difference in the race for the second Qualification spot behind Bayelsa state .

Five states on Tuesday October 4, began the battle for two 2022 National Sports Festival slots in the Men’s football event of the South South zonal elimination .

At the time of this report, Bayelsa state lead the standings with 9 points , Akwa Ibom State are in second place with 6points and a +6 goal difference following two wins to recover from the disappointments of Wednesday .

Cross River state are 3rd with 6 points and a Zero goal difference , Edo and Rivers State who will face off in the last game are level on 3 points apiece in 5th and 6th spot respectively.

As it stands, Akwa Ibom will book a place in the 2022 National Sports Festival to be hosted by Delta state from November 18, 2022 except Edo State secures a 8-0 win over Rivers State or Rivers State defeats Edo State 13-0 .

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