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Sports Minister Charges Super Eagles to Soar in World Cup Qualifying Series



The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has urged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to start their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying series on a very strong note.

The Minister’s charge comes as the Super Eagles gear up for their opening match in the qualifying campaign.

Senator Enoh, a fervent believer of the team, expressed confidence in the team’s abilities and highlighted the immense pride the nation holds for the Super Eagles.

He urged the technical crew and the players to put their best foot forward in these two games.

“The memory of losing out during the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup is still fresh in the minds of Nigerians.” He said. “The team should avoid leaving their fate to permutations. We should bring out their best to pick the first six points in front of us.”

“I have complete faith in our talented squad. The Super Eagles have a rich history of success, and we believe they are fully capable of securing two wins in the upcoming matches,” declared Senator Enoh.

“This is not just a football game; it is a representation of the spirit and resilience of the Nigerian people. I encourage our players to give their all on the field and make the nation proud.”

Senator Enoh also took the opportunity to commend the coaching staff led by Jose peseiro and support personnel for their dedication and hard work in preparing the team.

“As the Minister of Sports Development, I want to assure the full support of the Government. We will continue to invest in sports infrastructure, training facilities, and programs that nurture the talent of our young athletes,” Senator Enoh affirmed.

The Super Eagles open their campaign against Lesotho at home and face Zimbabwe away on November 16th and 19th respectively.

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Incredible Agada Bundles Fiorentina out of Viareggio Cup



A Nigerian 17 years old Striker of Mavlon’s Football Club Charles Agada, in Tuesday in Italy orchestrated the exit of italian club Florentina out of the 2024 Viareggio Cup tournamentp courtesy of hatrick.
Fiorentina’s defence got a doze of the lethal injection from Agada when he scored in the 40th minute to give Mavlon 1-0 advantage going into the break.

He scored his brace in the 65th minute, but any thought of Mavlon being in a cruise control in the game was not seen, as Fiorentina clawed back with a goal in the 71st minute from Maiorana

The Italians piled more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 90th minute to the excitement of football fans.

The game had the signature of a very round 16 tough knockout fixture and when both teams were thinking of extra time and possible lottery of penalties,  Agada, who was configured to score goals net the heart- breaking goal two minutes into stoppage time to seal a quarter- final passage for marvellous Mavlon FC.

The young striker, who is the captain of his team, has scored seven goals in four games at the on- going Viareggio Cup to make him the leading top scorer at this year’s edition.

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