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Puyol arrives Nigeria for UEFA Champions League tour



Puyol arrives Nigeria for UEFA Champions League tour
A former Barcelona FC captain and three-time UEFA Champions League legend, Carles Puyol, has arrived Nigeria on a three-day visit starting from today, Tuesday to Thursday (April 16-18).

The former captain is in Nigeria to lead the UEFA Champions League tour connecting with consumers and football lovers across two states in the country, namely Akwa Ibom and Lagos

Regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, Puyol has won 20 major titles, including six La Liga trophies and three UEFA Champions League titles.

He has also won 100 caps for Spain, and was part of the squads that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.

Daily Trust gathered that the 40-year-old defence maestro on arrival in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday morning was met with a rousing welcome from hundreds of fans as he signed a couple of autographs.

Puyol will be in Uyo for a consumer event and an Unmissable Match, as he would be playing as Captain of the Chairman Team alongside ex-Nigerian internationals, current NPFL wavemakers, Akwa United players and selected consumers against a ‘Shine Shine Bobo Team’ led by Nigerian football legend, Jay Jay Okocha.

According to the itinerary of the professional footballer, he would be in Lagos also for a tour as well as other planned events on Wednesday and Thursday (April 17 & 18).

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2022 Ote4Wealth Football Tournament: Kebbi, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra Record Victories On Matchday 2



Advance FC of Kebbi State defeated Nuwalege FC of Cross River 4-1 on penalties to advance to next stage of the maiden edition of Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding I. Abuja.

Playing the first match of the day on Saturday, both teams needed the lottery of penalty shootout to determine the winner after a scoreless regulation time.

In the second match, Golden Stars of Rivers State defeated Sports Dreams 3-0 to progress to the next stage. 

The 3rd match of the day, a South-East derby between Lazio FC of Enugu and New Heaven FC of Ebonyi State ended 0-1 in favour of the latter.

Jay One FA of Anambra State  also relied on penalty shootout to overcome Royal Stars of Kogi state 4-3 in the 4th match of the day after recording a goalless draw at full time
The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

Results Of Matches so far:
Advance FC 4-1 (pen) Nuwalege FC
Golden Stars 3-0 Sports Dreams
Lazio FC 0-1 New Heaven
Jay One 4-3 (pen)  Royal Stars 
Oduduwa FC of Ondo State Vs Prime Stars Abuja

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