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Akwa’s Opening Goal was our Tonic says Bosso

In the aftermath of their most recent big win in the Glo Premier League against Akwa United, Coach of title-chasing Bayelsa United, Ladan Bosso suggested that the visiting team’s opening goal was a motivating factor that sent his wards on a goals’ spree. Bayelsa United were 4-1 winners in the Week 25 encounter decided at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenegoa on Wednesday.
Former Kaduna United striker, Buhari Jafar scored a brace for the former Nigerian champions while a goal each from Malian Gindo Abdoulaye and Diri Otimoti completed the routing. Striker, Mfon Udoh’s early strike remained their only goal on the visit.
The result means Bayelsa United remain firmly on the second spot on the log with 42 points, same as leaders, Kano Pillars but on inferior goals though the Pyramid City side have a game at hand.
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Classic Wednesday in Warri Headlines Midweek Matches

It is Matchday 25 in the Glo Premier League (or Nigeria Professional Football League) and the game between Warri Wolves and Enyimba offers a Classic Wednesday. The match is also live on SuperSport 9 from 4pm local time. There's also the Port Harcourt derby between Dolphins and Sharks.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Warri Wolves v Enyimba (Warri City Stadium)

This is without a doubt the pick of this Match-day. The first clash this season ended goalless in Aba. Both teams are in the top five and have some of the best players this season in Bishop Onyeudo and Oghenekaro Etebo among others. It is very likely this contest will produce a number of key individual battles on the pitch.

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The Port Harcourt Side Say They Will Not Help Their City Rivals

Vice chairman of Dolphins supporters club, Prince Prezi Difa says Sharks should look elsewhere for their salvation and stop hoping on Dolphins as the Port Harcourt derby holds on Wednesday.
Difa said today that Sharks should not depend on Dolphins to get out of relegation zone as they will not spare their visitors at the Liberation Stadium tomorrow.
“Every time Sharks are in trouble they want us to help them. The truth is we did not put them in the condition they are in so they should not expect us to get them out of it,” Difa said.
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Glo Premier League Player Focus

Emmanuel Ariwa made the difference in the most talked about fixture of the 2013 Glo League season, striking home the lone goal that gave Akwa United the three points and a leap off the relegation zone. But the goal had more significance for Ariwa than many would have thought at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri that Wednesday evening.
 
Ariwa transferred to Akwa United mid-season from Niger Tornadoes but the match was a home coming for the leggy defender who obviously loves to look trendy given his yuppy appearance in his dyed blown hair. "Bros, leave my hair style oh...it makes me confident on and off the field".
 
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LMC Launches Trademarks and Remits Licensing Fee to NFF

Another milestone was attained Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) when the League Management Company (LMC) presented a 140 page Brand Manual and a cheque for N25m representing the League Licensing Fee to the President of the NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari. The presentation was made by a delegation of the LMC which included the Chairman, Hon. Nduka Irabor, Hon. Sabo Babayaro, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi and Mallam Salihu Abubakar.

 

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League logo unveiled in Lagos


Globacom has restated its commitment to the development of the game of football at all levels in Nigeria.

The company’s Coordinator, Marketing, Niyi Olukoya, made this remark in Lagos last Tuesday, June 25, when Globacom and the League Management Company jointly unveiled the logo of the Nigerian Professional Football League.

Globacom’s Coordinator Marketing, Niyi Olukoya (2nd Left) celebrating with Chairman, League Management Company, Hon. Nduka Irabor, after the unveiling of the new Glo Premier League Logo at the Headquarters of the league sponsor, Globacom, in Lagos on Tuesday. With them are Member of LMC, Mr. Kunle Elebute, (Left) and Supporters’ Club President General, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo.
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Glo now title sponsor of Nigeria Premier League

Globacom has emerged as the title sponsor of the Nigeria Professional Football League as it signed a three-year contract worth One Billion, Eight Hundred and Ninety Six Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira with the League Management Company (LMC) in Lagos on Monday.

Mr. Mohamed Jameel, Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, said Globacom was delighted to return as the title sponsor of the Professional Football League in Nigeria.

He said that as the title sponsor, Globacom would give maximum support to the administrators of the league in their efforts to develop talents for Nigerian football and make the league attractive. He disclosed that Globacom’s primary reason for sponsoring the league “is to develop Nigerian football”.
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