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U-20 WC: Nigeria defeat stubborn Dominican Republic in group D opener

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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Sunday evening defeated a stubborn Dominican Republic U-20 team in their Group D opener at the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Argentina.

Ladan Bosso tutored Flying Eagles battled to a 2-1 win over the debutants Dominican Republic to get their world Cup campaign off to a winning start.

Nigeria did control the opening exchanges but failed to create goalscoring opportunities. Things became harder for the U-20 Eagles when the minnows took the lead against the run of play in the 23rd minute.

Inter Miami midfielder Edison Azcona sent Chijioke Aniagboso the wrong way from the penalty spot after a VAR influenced penalty call at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

The goal sparked immediate reaction from the Nigerian boys who piled pressure on the opposition defenders enough to see Guillermo De Pena head past his own goalkeeper for the equalizer.

Nigeria did press for a winner early in the second half but were denied by the opposition goalkeeper.

In the 70th minute, the Flying Eagles finally got a goal of their own to lead in the game. Samson Lawal capitalised on a defensive error to score past the goalkeeper.

Nigeria dominated the closing minutes of the match, with the Dominican goalkeeper the reason the Flying Eagles did not score more goals.

It finished Nigeria 2-1 Dominican Republic. A morale boosting win for Nigeria ahead of the second game vs Italy on May 24.

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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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