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Bendel Insurance, three other teams promoted to Nigeria pro football league

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Bendel Insurance, three other teams promoted to Nigeria pro football league

Four teams have secured promotion to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the upcoming season.

The newly promoted clubs are Gombe United and Kada Stars from the Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League, while Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars got the promotion tickets from the Southern Conference.

The four teams confirmed their elite position following the conclusion of Match Day 3 games of the NNL Super 8 taking place in Aba on Wednesday.

Despite playing a barren draw in their final group game on Wednesday, Kada City and Gombe United finished ahead of Kogi United and Real Stars in their group.

Though Kogi United beat Real Stars 2-1 on their own part, it was not enough to get them promotion from the NNL to NPFL.

Bendel Insurance also confirmed their return to the Nigeria Professional Football League after 11 years absence with a 1-0 win over Shooting Stars.

The Benin Arsenal ensured their promotion in style as Charles Omokaro’s 11th minute strike meant they won all their three games and conceded no goal.

In their first two games, Insurance had defeated Delta Force 3-0 and Remo Stars 1-0.

On their part, Remo Stars will also participate in the 2018/19 NPFL season after they edged Delta Force 2-1 in their final game.

Remo stars are returning to the elite division after a two-year absence.

Meanwhile, the 2018/19 NPFL season will be commencing on Sunday January 13 as earlier advertised.

While the opening day fixtures have been released, games involving the newly promoted teams have been shifted to a later date yet to be announced.

Full Opening Day Fixtures:

Date: Sunday, 13 January, 2019.

Group A

Wikki Tourists FC vs Insurance (PSP)

Rivers United FC vs Remo Stars (PSP)

Rangers International vs Niger Tornadoes

Lobi Stars vs Katsina United

Kwara United vs Sunshine Stars

Enyimba Int’l FC vs MFM FC

Group B

Yobe Desert Stars vs Gombe United (PSP)

Go-Round FC vs Kada City (PSP)

Nasarawa United FC vs Abia Warriors FC

Plateau United FC vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Kano Pillars FC vs Heartland FC

Akwa United vs El-Kanemi Warriors

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Video of Delta Gov. Okowa exchanging handshake with Super Eagles before kick-off against Seychelles

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Nigeria vs Libya (LIVE UPDATES): Super Eagles seek crucial win

 

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has shared the video of himself exchanging handshake with Super Eagles’ of Nigeria, as they prepare to battle Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Super Eagles, however, defeated Seychelles 3-1 to make progress at the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers.

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Top 20 Greatest Managers of all time

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France Football revealed the rating was centered around legacy left at individual clubs by the managers and the duration and impact of their managerial careers.

Top 20 greatest managers of all time:

Rinus Michel

Sir Alex Ferguson

Arrigo Sacchi

Johan Cruyff

Pep Guardiola

Valeri Lobanovski

Helenio Herrera

Carlo Ancelloti

Ernst Happel

Bill Shankly

Matt Busby

Giovanni Trapattoni

Jose Mourinho

Miguel Munoz

Brian Clough

Marcello Lippi

Nereo Rocco

Louis Van Gaal

Ottmar Hitzfield

Bela Guttman

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Cristiano Ronaldo opens Hair & Eyebrow Transplant Clinic in Spain

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Cristiano Ronaldo has delved into a complete new terrain in business, as opens  a hair and eyebrow transplant clinic in Spain.

The international soccer superstar has launched Isparya in Madrid and joined by his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, they threw open the place in a massive press launch.

Ronaldo says “image” is important to him and he wants to make sure other people have more control over the way they look.

Asked if he has ever had the procedure or ever would he replied, “When I think it’s necessary [to have a transplant], of course I’ll do it.”

However, Ronaldo claims his current hair is 100% for now.

 

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