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Breaking: Sunshine Stars of Akure Players Protest Unpaid Salaries

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Breaking: Sunshine Stars of Akure Players Protest Unpaid Salaries

Players of Sunshine Stars of Akure, Ondo state on Tuesday morning protested non-payment on three months salaries and other allowances.

 

The protesting Sunshine players said they have not been paid since commencement of the 2020/2021 NPFL season.

 

Some of the inscriptions on the placard of the Sunshine players read: “Governor Pay Us Our Salary”

Fans have blamed the poor morale as one of the reasons the Sunshine Players have not won any of the 11 matches played this season.

 

Football fans over Nigeria have taken to social media to condemn the non-payment, which some of them who spoke to Nationalwatchng, contribute to why Nigeria league is not growing.

 

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Pay Attention to your Anger, Spalletti Warns Osimhen

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Following weekend red card awarded Victor Osimhen in the opening tie against Venezia, Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has warned Victor Osimhen to pay attention to his emotional.

 

Despite being reduced to 10 following the matching order to Osimhen, Napoli thrashed their visitors 2-0 in the encounter.

Though the 10 man side of Napoli were able to trash Venezia 2-0 deaf, after Osimhen was sent off, Spalletti said the Nigeria striker must work on his emotion to avoid defenders using at against him.

 

In a post-match press conference, Coach Spalletti said: “Referee Aureliano was very correct when he explained it to me. Osimhen has to pay attention to his emotional reactions, he is a strong attacker and all the defenders will try to help themselves by limiting his physical exuberance. He will always have his hands on his opponents.”

 

Meanwhile, a lawyer and sports law expert Eduardo Chiacchio spoke on Osimhen’s disqualification: “It was not a violent act with a distant ball. In the latest consolidated jurisprudence, the actions that occur in the area as a result of a set piece are considered gestures that fall within the anti-sporting act, not violence because the ball is in play,” he said.

“Jurisprudence has now consolidated in considering it incorrect or unsportsmanlike. Two rounds disqualification? If it is a violent act they should be 2, but it is not and therefore only 1 day, also because the opponent immediately got up and there was no need even for a doctor,” Chiacchio told Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Breaking: National Sports Festival Ends Indefinitely For Lack Of Fund

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Organizers of the National Sports festival which was supposed to be held in Edo state, has cancelled the yearly festival over what they described as the insincerity of the Federal government in provision of fund for the sports festival.

 

According to the Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, the Federal Government has failed to fulfill its promise to make funds available for the festival.

 

“The Local Organising Committee, Edo2021 regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021, for lack of funds,” the statement read.

 

“Rising from an emergency meeting this evening (Wednesday), the LOC says it has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick start the games.

 

“Regrettably, the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support us as the host state financially for the cost of postponements. So, we are left with no option but to end the games at noon tomorrow.”

 

The National Sports festival was officially declared open on Tuesday and some events had been decided as of Wednesday night.

 

Nationalwatchng recalls that the National Sports festival which was supposed to hold last year was also postponed because of Covid-19 lockdown.

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CAF Bans Live Watching Of Super Eagles Match

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Fans of Super Eagles will not be allowed to move in their numbers to cheer up their players as Nigeria faces Lesotho on Tuesday in Lagos.

 

This directive Confederation of African Football CAF, said was to avoid crowding and spread of Covid-19.

 

Speaking on the CAF directive, on while Lagosians and other Nigerians who may want to come Lagos to enjoy the match live at Teslim Balogun Stadium, the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Sola Aiyepeku, said, it was because of the confidence that CAF have in the Nigeria that it gave room for a sizable number of fans to be allowed into the stadium.

 

“The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and their counterparts from Lesotho will be played under strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has ordered.

 

“What this means is that the chance of Lagos fans watching their darling Eagles live at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere on Tuesday, March 30, is restricted to just a few thousands fans.

 

“Authorising Nigeria as the first African Nation to have fans in the stadium at this time speaks volumes of CAF’s confidence in the country and our ability to cope with strict crowd control demands.

 

“Lagos has made plans to abide by CAF’s guidelines by meeting all requirements.

 

“We all have to make sacrifices to ensure all things work out well.

 

“This is for our long-term good, bearing in mind the situation in which COVID-19 has put the entire globe.

 

“On this note, we will strictly abide by CAF’s decisions on the need for fans control as it is a necessary decision for public safety.

 

“CAF has uniquely given us permission to have a very limited crowd in the stadium for the game because of COVID-19 restrictions in the interest of public safety.

 

“We are working with the Nigeria Football Federation on a strict selection process for the few fans that will be in the stands,” Sola Aiyepeku said.

 

Continuing the LSSC Boss said, “We know most people in Lagos really want to see the Super Eagles, and we are hopeful that as we all continue to do our parts in the effort to fight this pandemic, very soon, Super Eagles will be able to play in Lagos before a full capacity crowd.

 

“The state government is working hard to successfully host the match as all hands are on deck to ensure both Super Eagles and Lesotho contingents enjoy Lagos hospitality throughout their stay in the state.”

 

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