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NNL Super 8 League Set to Thrill Football Fans in Akwa Ibom

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… Super 8 tournament to be hosted in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom, Nigeria – Football enthusiasts and fans across Nigeria are gearing up for an exhilarating football extravaganza as the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 League is set to take place in the vibrant Akwa Ibom though it is yet to be confirmed if it will be played in Uyo or Eket as both cities in Akwa Ibom have a standard stadium. This highly anticipated tournament promises to showcase the immense talent and competitive spirit of Nigeria’s second-tier football clubs and clubs that will be promoted to the NPFL.

The NNL Super 8 League, organized by the Nigeria National League, is a thrilling tournament that brings together the top eight teams from the regular season. These teams will compete against each other to secure promotion to the prestigious Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

The Akwa Ibom State government, in collaboration with the NNL, has taken comprehensive measures to ensure the successful organization of the tournament. The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo and the Eket Township Stadium are possible venues for the action-packed matches. This state-of-the-art facility, known for its world-class infrastructure and passionate football fans, is the perfect stage to host this football spectacle.

The participating teams in the NNL Super 8 League have undergone rigorous qualification battles throughout the regular season to earn their spot in this prestigious tournament. They include traditional football powerhouses such as FC ONE ROCKET, Mighty Jets, and Katsina Utd, along with rising contenders like Kano Pillars, Heartland FC, Abeokuta FC and Adamawa Utd.

Football aficionados can expect fierce competition and captivating matches as these teams battle it out on the field. The tournament will feature a knockout format, where each team will face off against their opponents in a series of matches, leading up to the grand finale.

With the eyes of the nation fixed on Akwa Ibom, football fans from all corners of Nigeria are expected to flock to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium to witness the electrifying atmosphere and support their favorite teams. The tournament not only provides a platform for the clubs to showcase their skills but also allows scouts and talent hunters to identify future stars who could potentially make their mark in the Nigerian football scene.

The NNL Super 8 League in Akwa Ibom is an event of great significance, not only for the participating teams but also for the local economy. The influx of visitors and football enthusiasts will bring about an economic boost to the state, with increased tourism, hotel occupancy, and revenue from various businesses.

As the countdown to the NNL Super 8 League begins, excitement and anticipation are building up among football fans nationwide. The tournament promises to be a remarkable showcase of talent, determination, and the unifying power of the beautiful game.

Stay tuned for more updates as the NNL Super 8 League in Akwa Ibom unfolds, bringing the best of Nigerian football to the forefront of the national sports scene.

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Solution FC head coach Uche Okagbue is dead

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Former Coach of Sporting Lagos and before his death Head coach of Solution FC Anambra is dead.

Breaking News: Tragic Loss of Solution FC Head Coach Uche Okagbue

The head coach of Anambra based Solution Football Club Uche Okagbue is dead. According to reports from reliable sources the coach passed away today.

In a devastating turn of events, Solution FC, a beloved football club, and its passionate fans are mourning the untimely passing of their esteemed head coach, Uche Okagbue. This shocking news has sent shockwaves through the football community, leaving everyone in a state of disbelief and profound sadness.

Coach Uche Okagbue, known for his exceptional coaching skills and unwavering dedication to the sport, has been an influential figure in the football world for several years. His commitment to his players’ development and his ability to inspire them both on and off the field made him a revered figureduring his time at Solution FC and Sporting Lagos.

The football community, alongside Solution FC supporters, is deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Social media platforms have been flooded with heartfelt messages and tributes, as players, fellow coaches, and fans express their grief and share their cherished memories of Coach Okagbue. The outpouring of love and support is a testament to the profound impact he had on the lives of those he touched.

Coach Uche Okagbue’s sudden and tragic departure has left a void that will be difficult to fill. It is presumed that his assistant is to take over as Intertim Coach pending when a new head coach will be unveiled by the club.

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Nigerian International, Charles Etim, excels as FC ONE Rocket emerge victorious against Solution FC.

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Charles Etim Captaining FC ONE ROCKET during a league match

Nigerian International Star, Charles Etim, Shines as FC ONE Rocket Triumphs Over Solution FC

Nigeria Youth International, Charles Etim was excellent as FC ONE Rocket defeated Solution FC 1-0 in a Nigeria National League (NNL) match on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Etim, who has represented Nigeria at U-17 and U-20 national team level, was named as a defensive midfielder by FC ONE Rocket head coach Ndubisi Ndah for the Nigeria National League week nine encounter at the Eket Stadium, on Saturday.

In a keenly contested fixture, the Rockets faced severe pressure from the visiting Solution FC of Anambra but emreged unscathed due to the excellent performance from Charles Etim who provided sufficient cover for the back four of Solomon Boyo, Goforth Amedu, Reagan Egwebuike and Bidemi Obudu.

Columba Augustine, Charles Ikenna and Onotu Emmanuel all came close to scoring the opening goal for FC ONE Rocket but it was center-back Solomon Boyo who scored with a rocket effort for his first-ever goal for the Indomitables.

That goal sparked pressure from the visiting Anambra State based Solution FC but their efforts were repelled by the Rockets with Blessed Stars Football Academy product, Charles Etim outstanding with his timely tackles, interceptions and passes.

At the expiration of regulation time, the match ended 1-0 in favour of FC ONE Rocket at the Eket Stadium, an important win for the indomitables who last-season missed out on top-flight promotion at the super eight playoffs.


After the match, fans at the Eket Stadium who spoke to Nigeriasportsnews.com Nsikakabasi Akpan hailed the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles defender’s performance in the game, saying it brought back memories of the 2022/2023 season.

With the 2023/2024 Nigeria National League season approaching the half-way point, Charles Etim a member of Nigeria’s 2019 Golden Eaglets set is subject of transfer enquiry from multiple clubs, with his profile, versality, work rate and set-piece ability in hot demand.

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NNL: Enterprising Forward Jonah James Nets Brace, Wins Man Of The Match Award

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Promising Nigeria forward, Jonah James, continued with his impressive goal scoring form in the current Nigeria National League season as he fired a brace to inspire, Abia Comets 3-1 home win against Dakkada FC.

Known for his goal scoring prowess, the bulky forward was handed another start against Dakkada FC and went ahead to justify his inclusion with a brace to earn MOTM.

The goal scoring sensation was unanimously picked for the MOTM award courtesy of Sportslight following his brace and overall performance which earned his team maximum points.

The Coach Ejeh’s tutored side filed out against Dakkada at the Umuahia township stadium with high expectations of grabbing another maximum points at home.

Youthful Abia Comets side who grinded out a point on the road against Smart City on (8) ambushed its Matchday 9 opponents, Dakkada Fc, hoping to consolidate its Matchday (8) heroics.

Dakkada Fc who clinched a 1-0 win against Madiba Fc lined up against Abia Comets on Matchday 9 with hopes of wrecking havoc at the Umuahia township stadium.

First half of the keenly anticipated game lived up to its billing with the two sides showing off the best of football artistry as the host, Abia Conets, went ahead to record a 2-0 lead at half time.

Upon restart for the second half, Abia Comets side added to its goal numbers with its bullish forward, Jonah James completing his brace.

Dakkada FC pulled a goal off a set piece from legendary Anieken Ekpe to bring the final scoreline to 3-1.

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