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NBBF Final Eight Matchday 2 Roundup: Hoopers, Bulls & Pillars maintains Dominance

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Rivers Hoopers continue their dominance at the ongoing NBBF Premier League Final eight going on in Abuja with their second win of the championship following a 64-48 points win against Police Baton to progress to the final four.

Hooper’s established an eight point half time lead 31-23 in a game they converted 75percent of their free throws.

The duo of Owen Oriakhi (16) and Ogan (11) contributed for 27 pts for Hooper’s while Police Baton relied heavily on Malu & Ayanleke whose 15 & 11 pts respectively wasn’t enough.

In the other group A match, Gombe Bulls managed by former National team assistant coach, Abdulrahman Mohammed outscore Benue Braves 80-45 pts in a one sided game to make it two wins from two.

Michael Okiki led all scorers to drop 17pts for Bulls which included 80 percent accuracy from distance shot followed by Emilagba -16pts & Mustapha -12pts while Okoye notch 11pts for Benue Braves.

Kwara Falcons walked over Islanders of Lagos who had earlier pulled out of the championship.

In the last game of the day in Group B, Kano Pillars cemented a foot in the semi-finals of the championship with a victory against Nigeria Customs who had beaten Kwara Falcons on Match day one.

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Ex Footballer Peterside joins NFF Presidency race, vows to Restore Football in Nigeria

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…Rolls out 8 points agenda
Joel Ajayi
As September 30th NFF election is draw nearer,  A sports analyst/commentator with a super Sports Idah Peterside joined the race to be next president of NFF.


An ex super eagles goalkeeper Peterside said that Nigeria has a rich history as strong football nation that need someone who has all it take to drive it globally.


He gave this assurance on Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially declared his intention to run for the position of President of the Nigeria football governing body NFF.


While speaking he said Nigeria football need surgery, it need surgery in two ways the national team and Nigeria league that must be fix.


According to him, I pledge to work with people various levels of society, government, corporate world, to do my all in restoring the pride of Nigeria football.
“If I become President of the Nigerian Football Federation, I will propose and undertake to establish a world-class football centre at the national level like Morocco’s Mohammed the 6th football centre that features world-class equipment, and accommodation designed to develop high-achieving football stars.


“Women’s football will be given the priority it deserves. I will work towards galvanising the women’s league by not only increasing the prize money for the eventual winners of the league but also actively seek for sponsorship for teams that are struggling to maintain their status in the league. 


“We will work towards increasing TV coverage as well as seek sponsorships for all the club sides in the country. No football club should have to be in a position where they are unable to pay their players or afford to travel to away match venues.
“Nigeria deserves to benefit from the experiences and know-how of ex-footballers like me who want to serve this beautiful country of ours.”


He however, rolled out 8 points agenda to toward the full restoration of Nigeria football.


The. agenda include; a more inclusive and Democratic NFF, Developing the standard of the local league including the pro league and second division, to focus on women’s football, establishing a world-class football centre at the national level.


Other agenda are; Funds for state football and affiliated association; Registration scheme for ex-football international; introduction of TV right and sponsorship packages as well as develop Grassroot football.

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