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The Stephen Keshi Stadium To Host NNL Super Eight Play-offs



The Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta state have been confirmed as the venue for the Nigeria National League Super 8 play-offs.

Slated to kick start in the last week of June and to end on the first July, 2023, 8 teams who made it from their different groups will slug it out for the four slots in the Nigeria top-flight league.

The Eight teams from different zones who would be in action for the NNL super-8 play-offs include, Sporting Lagos, Heartland, FC One Rocket, Abeokuta Stormers, Kano Pillars, Katsina United, EFCC FC and DMD

Amongst the clubs listed above, only (4) clubs would be handed promotion to play in the Nigeria elite league.

Recall the 22,000 capacity stadia hosted the Nigeria Women League play-offs earlier this month which saw the emergence of Delta Queens as the Champions.

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Weekend Review: Fourteen (14) Nigeria Stars Who Found Back Of Net



After the international break, games resumed across Europe as teams continue their quest for domestic glory in the league games.

At the weekend, Nigeria stars made huge statements with their individual performances and here are Nigerian stars who found back of the net.

1. Ismaheel Taofeek (Beveren, Belgium)

Ismaheel was inspirational for Beveren as he fired in his side second goal in their dramatic 3-2 win at home.

2. Chidera Ejuke (Royal Antwerp, Belgium)

The Nigeria Super Eagles winger came off the bench to net a screamer to earn Royal Antwerp a point away from home.

3. Ahmed Abudllahi (Gent B, Belgium)

Ahmed was the hero for his side as he scored Gent B only goal in their 1-1 result at home.

4. Marcus Abraham (FC Porto B, Portugal)

Marcus came through with a brace to fire FC Porto B pass Academico .

5. Jonthan Okoronkwo (Arsenal Tula, Russia)

Okoronkwo extend his lead in the top scorers chart in the Russian FNL as he scored his 13th goal and recorded assist in Arsenal Tula win over Kamaz.

6. Eboh Timipere (Iraklis, Greece)

For the second time in a row, Eboh came through with another goal, a decisive goal to earn Iraklis all points against AEK Athens B.

7. Ahmad Ghali (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic)

The Nigeria midfielder scored twice to earn Slovan Liberec win over Mlada Blosav.

8. Samuel Akere (Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Red-hot Akere fired in a brace to help Botev Plovdiv subdue Pirin.

9. Kingsley Eduwo (Club Africain, Tunisia)

Gangling forward, Eduwo Kingsley fired in a goal this time in the CAF Confederation cup against Dreams FC.

10. John Okoli (Asswehly SC, Libya)

Okoli John scored twice in his side Asswehly disappointing loss at home.

11. Terem Moffi (OG Nice, France)

The left-footed Super Eagles striker solitary strike earned OG Nice maximum points against Tolouse.

12. Sadiq Umar (Real Sociedad, Spain)

Gangling and Galloping forward, Sadiq Umar, recorded a jaw-dropping goal in Real Sociedad 2-1 win over Sevilla.

13. Hoang Vu Samson (Quang Nam, Vietnam)

Nigeria-Vietnamese forward Hoang Vu Samson recorded an audacious strike in Quang Nam 4-1 win in the Vietnamese cup.

14. Stephen Gopey (Hong Linh, Vietnam)

Nigeria forward, Stephen Gopey, scored twice to inspire Hong Linh dramatic win via penalities in the Vietnamese cup

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FC One Rocket Brace Up for Last Game before Super 8

FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament.




FC One Rocket, the formidable football team, is gearing up for their last game before the highly anticipated Super 8 tournament. With excitement and determination in the air, the players are preparing and looking up to the Super 8 as the team is already qualified for the Super 8 not withstanding the outcome of the last game scheduled for this weekend on the 10th June.

As the final game before the Super 8 approaches, FC One Rocket is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. The team’s coaching staff has been working tirelessly to fine-tune their tactics, improve player fitness, and ensure that every member of the squad is in top form for the upcoming match.

One of the key factors driving the team’s motivation is the desire to end this pre-tournament phase on a high note. A victory in this last game would not only boost the players’ confidence but also send a strong message to their Super 8 rivals that FC One Rocket is a force to be reckoned with.

The coaching staff is emphasizing the importance of teamwork and unity as they prepare for this crucial fixture. The players have been training rigorously, focusing on both offensive and defensive strategies to maintain a well-balanced approach. They have been sharpening their attacking skills, aiming to capitalize on scoring opportunities, while also solidifying their defensive structure to deny their opponents any chances.

Furthermore, the coaching staff has been conducting thorough video analysis sessions to identify areas for improvement and exploit weaknesses in the opposition’s game. This meticulous approach ensures that FC One Rocket is well-prepared and equipped to face any challenges that come their way.

The players themselves are brimming with enthusiasm and determination. The team’s star striker, who has been in scintillating form throughout the pre-tournament phase, is eager to make a significant impact in this last game. With his impressive goal-scoring ability and relentless drive, he is set to lead the attacking line and inspire his teammates to secure a memorable victory.

In addition to the individual talents, FC One Rocket also boasts a strong collective spirit. The players have developed a deep understanding of each other’s playing styles, complementing one another on the field. The midfielders’ creativity, defenders’ resilience, and the goalkeeper’s sharp reflexes all contribute to the team’s overall strength.

As the match approaches, anticipation among fans is at an all-time high. The loyal supporters of FC One Rocket are eagerly awaiting the outcome, eager to witness their team’s impressive performance in this final test before the Super 8 tournament. The players are acutely aware of the fans’ unwavering support and are determined to reward them with a compelling display of football.

The last game before the Super 8 is a crucial opportunity for FC One Rocket to fine-tune their strategies, further solidify their teamwork, and build momentum for the upcoming tournament. The players are prepared to give their all on the field, leaving nothing behind as they strive for victory.

The Super 8 tournament looms on the horizon, and FC One Rocket is set to enter the competition with great confidence and ambition. This last game will serve as a stepping stone towards their ultimate goal of clinching the championship. With their focus, determination, and unwavering support from their fans, FC One Rocket is poised to make a strong statement in the Super 8 and leave an indelible mark in the world of football.

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




… 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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