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FIFA ranking: Nigeria drops one place to 32nd in the world

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Nigeria dropped one place to sit 32nd in the latest FIFA men’s ranking released on Thursday October 6, 2022.

The September rankings leaves Nigeria one place worse than the 31st spot in the August ranking .

Nigeria however maintains it’s 4th place in Africa behind the likes of Senegal , Morroco, Tunisia who are the top three spots in African sides on the rankings.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 loss to Algeria in their only game of the month of September and will have a even tougher next outing vs Portugal .

Brazil retains it’s place on top of the world rankings with Belgium and Argentina completing the top three teams in the world for the month of September 2022.

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Besiktas Parts Ways with 21-Year-Old Player Emirhan Delibaş Over Discrepancy in Age on Dating site

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Besiktas and Emirhan Delibas Part Ways Amicably After Age Discrepancy on Dating Profile Goes Viral.

Besiktas Parts Ways with Young Player Amid Dating Profile Controversy Emirhan Delibas, 21, leaves club by Mutual Agreement Despite Denying Authenticity of Profile. Despite Denials, Delibas Exits Besiktas After Rising Through Youth Ranks.

In a statement, the club said: ‘We have parted ways with professional football player Emirhan Delibas by mutual agreement. We wish him success in his future career.’

Though the official reasoning behind the decision was not confirmed, it is likely to have been connected to Delibas’ alleged profile on dating app Bumble.

On his page, a photo of Delibas wearing Besiktas’ training kit and holding a drink was accompanied by his name and age, though the number falsely claimed he is 24.

His description told matchers that he was a footballer for the club, provided his Instagram handle and revealed that he was looking for ‘something casual’.

In a twist, however, the player has looked to distance himself from the profile.

In a statement on Instagram, he said: ‘I reject the slanders made by fake accounts and would like to state that my loyalty to my team cannot be questioned.

‘Besiktas is a responsibility for me. Your love has been my greatest motivation.’

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2023 FIFA Women World Cup: Super Falcons Squad Numbers Unveiled

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With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup opening games scheduled for this Thursday, the shirt numbers of Nigeria’s Super Falcons were revealed earlier today with most players retaining their traditional Jersey numbers

In the goalkeeping area, first choice goalkeeper, retained her Jersey Number 16 whilst Balogun and Oluehi opted for Jersey Number 23 and 1 respectively.

Barcelona Feminine’ upfront, Asisat Oshala retained her number 8 with the number 9 shirt handed to Desire Oparanozie and Athletico Madrid Feminine Rashedaat Ajibade taking her trade mark Jersey Number 15.

At the backline, old war horse Onome Ebi and her center back pair,Plumptre retained their Jersey number 2 and 5. In the middle of the park, Ucheibe and Monday gift went for Jersey number 10 and 11.

In the Forward line; Ordega and Kanu will put on jersey number 12 and 17 respectively. Highly rated Payne and Echegini will wear 7 and 19.

The Super Eagles will start their campaign at the 2023 Women World Cup against Canada on July 21st.

Nigeria will then face Australia on July, 27th before the final group game versus Republic of Ireland on July 31st.

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Akinkunmi Amoo facing prison sentence over sexual assault

Super Eagles forward Akinkunmi Amoo has been handed a significant legal blow as he has been sentenced to one year in jail in Denmark.

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Akinkunmi Amoo Receives One-Year Jail Sentence in Denmark Following Conviction for Sexual Assault

Super Eagles forward Akinkunmi Amoo has been handed a significant legal blow as he has been sentenced to one year in jail in Denmark. The court found him guilty of three charges of sexual assault on June 23rd. This article provides an overview of the case and its implications for the young winger’s career.

Details of the Case:

Akinkunmi Amoo, a 21-year-old winger, was initially arrested in September 2022 for offenses related to sexual assault. The incidents, which took place in April, July, and August 2022, led to his subsequent release on bail in October. The charges against Amoo include rape in a sexual relationship other than intercourse, attempted rape, and violations against two additional women.

Sentencing and Deportation:

Amoo has been handed an unconditional one-year jail term as part of his punishment. Following the completion of his sentence, he will be deported from Denmark. Additionally, he will be banned from entering the country for six years. These measures reflect the seriousness of the crimes for which he has been convicted.

Appeal and Uncertain Future:

In light of the verdict, the 21-year-old has expressed his intention to appeal, claiming that he has been set up. The outcome of the appeal process will determine the next steps in the case. It remains to be seen how this development will impact Amoo’s future both professionally and personally.

Football Career:

Akinkunmi Amoo joined Copenhagen in January 2022, transferring from Swedish outfit Hammarby. His potential was recognized when he received a call-up to the Super Eagles squad for the FIFA World Cup Playoffs against Ghana. However, his progress was halted by an ACL injury at the beginning of the 2022-23 season, forcing him to miss the entire campaign. Notably, he was absent from Copenhagen’s league title celebrations following their triumph.

Conclusion:

The conviction and subsequent jail sentence handed to Akinkunmi Amoo for sexual assault charges have significantly affected his football career and personal life. As he pursues an appeal against the verdict, the outcome will determine the course of action going forward. This case highlights the importance of addressing and condemning all forms of misconduct within the sporting community.

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