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Dakkada F.C. shares point with newcomer 1472 FC



Former NPFL side, Dakkada FC fans at the Uyo Township Stadium were infuriated when Donald Henshaw missed a 93rd-minute penalty kick and a chance to grab a full 3-points at home against Nigerian National League(NNL) newcomer 1472 FC on Saturday.

1472 FC opened the scoring before Dakkada leveled and later took the lead of the game with a 2-1 scoreline. However, the zealous visitors found an equalizer through a free header towards the end of the game.

Luck smiled again on the Dakkada team in the 91st minute when the center referee signaled a spot kick after 1472 goalkeeper Dede Dare’s fist missed the ball but hit the Dakkada attacker’s head.

The chance was not converted as more experienced Dakkada players shy away from the spot kick. No. 9 shirt, Henshaw took responsibility but sent the ball right into Dare’s waiting hands.

The game ended 2-2 with home fans cursing while others blamed Dakkada’s woes on poor funding. The state-owned club has not won any of its last five matches.

Dakkada’s Coach Emmanuel King said he was impressed with his team’s performance as they are, a “work in progress”

“Dakkada is a team that has been assembled in less than 3 weeks. Their age is relatively between 18 to 19 years old. They have done well irrespective of the fact that they played a 2-2 draw.

“The old players are barely 5 in number and the new boys need time to grow in strength. I can’t guarantee a promotion.”

Coach Ortega Adeniran declared the game “not a bad game”. The former Trainer of the national U20 team and Eyimba Technical Assistant said he had watched Dakkada several times including their training.

The peek into Dakkada gave Adeniran the formation that almost took 3 points from Uyo. His ambition is to gain promotion into Nigeria’s top football league with 1472 FC.

“We started a month ago and wasted 3 weeks doing screening. It was our first week of training as a team. I thank God for the knowledge and my assistants too. I thank the boys too. We are rich I must say. We are representing a billionaire and he is doing his best. We are well paid, that’s why you see the boys will want to kill themselves.”

1472 FC is the second NNL club side to travel by air for their league match. The newcomers took after another private club, Abuja-based Sporting Supreme to use flights to their matches.

They are a privately owned football club that is set to improve the standard of Nigeria’s football league through quality investment in infrastructure and players.

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Seamoriow FC Shines Bright in Thrilling Victory Against Leads United FC.



In a gripping showdown at the Seamoriow Sports Complex earlier today, Seamoriow FC once again showcased their prowess on the field, clinching a sensational 4-3 triumph over Leads United FC.

The match, marked by breathtaking goals and intense moments, kept fans from the neighbourhood who saw the game on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The action-packed encounter saw Seamoriow’s Paul Salako setting the tone early with a stunning goal in the 15th minute, swiftly followed by Saka’s precise strike from a low angled shot in the 20th minute. Akinjide Johnson further fueled the team’s momentum with a good finish in the 29th minute, leaving the opposition reeling. Despite a valiant effort from Leads United FC, Adeshina Lekan’s penalty in the 62nd minute sealed the victory for Seamoriow FC.

Reacting to the exhilarating win, the Chairman/Proprietor of Seamoriow FC expressed immense pride in the team’s performance, stating, “We are thrilled by this victory, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players. Our commitment to nurturing young talent remains unwavering, and we are actively expanding our scouting network to unearth passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Seamoriow FC. Our ultimate goal is to provide promising Nigerian talents with a platform to shine and pursue successful careers in football, and we are determined to attract the best talent from across the nation.”

Seamoriow FC will next take on Breeding Professionals FA at the Legacy Practise pitch on Sunday, 25th of February in preparation for the Africa Selected All Stars Scouting Tournament the club will be participating in billed for 26th – 28th February at the practice pitch, Surulere, Lagos

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ABIA Warriors Vs Remo Stars: CEO Banana Island Offers Free Bus To Fans On Sunday



The Banana Island CEO, Mr Francis Chilaka, will provide free bus to Abia Warriros fans, who come out en mass to support the team as they host Remo Stars Football Club at the Enyimba FC Stadium on Sunday.

Following the Umuahia township stadium ban by the League Organizers, the Umuahia based will welcome the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ in their temporary home stadium in Aba in one of the Matchday 20 fixtures billed for the weekend.

“Playing away from your traditional home ground can be difficult in football but we’re planning to make it a home away from home for the Abia Warriros with our usual support”

“The free bus will ensure the fans will be on the stands to cheer the team this will be added advantage for the team playing at its temporary home ground”

“Efforts has been made by the Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh, to return the team back to Umuahia soonest as their has been steady progress in work on the playing turf as well on the stadium environs”

“Before we return back to Umuahia, the team needs to bounce back to winning ways and that’s why the fans will be present to ginger their spirit “ he concluded.

Mr. Francis Chilaka who doubles as a Board member of the Abia Warriors management has been in the frontline in ensuring massive support for the Umuahia warlords as he offers different kinds of moral and financial support to the Abia Warriors team.

Amongst the contingent moving from Umuahia to Aba for the crunchy fixture is Chairman Abia State House Member on Sports, Hon. Chinasa Abiola, as well as other well meaning Abians.

When the games gets underway in ABA on Sunday, Abia Warriros who lost to Remo Stars on Matchday 19 will be out to make up for the lost points when the trade tackles on Matchday 20 in the first game of the league second round.

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NPFL Youth League: The Abia Warriors Boys Were Brave Enough- Francis Chilaka



Abia Warriors Board member and football enthusiast, Francis Chilaka, has thumbed up Abia Warrior’s Under-17 lads for their bravery following their 2-2 stalemate against city neighbors, Enyimba International Under-17, in it’s first game in the South-East, zone of the on-going NPFL youth league in Enugu State.

The popular philanthropist and business guru who has been in the Coal City with the team affirmed the boys resilience which earned the team a point in the keenly contested fixture.

“It’s a derby game and the fixture lived up to it’s billing as the two young lads displayed their football artistry”

“Kudos to the boys, Abia Warriros, for their efforts as there is more room for improvement going into the next game”

In the excited fixture which ended in a stalemate, Abia Warriors side were the side who stole the show as they came with a late goal to steal headline in the fixture watched by NPFL dignitaries.

To earn the South-East slot to the National level, Abia Warriors Under-17 in it’s subsequent games will trade tackless with Heartland, Rangers Under-17 sides

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