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Uchegbulam Challenge Eriksson To Mention Those That Demanded Bribe From Him



…Insists NFF Did Not Interview Him

Former First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation Chief Amanze Uchegbulam has come out rubbish the statement of former England Coach Sven Goran Eriksson in his book, where he was quoted as saying that the NFF at that time, demanded half of his salary before he would be given the job of the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Reacting to this trending statement, Amanze Uchegbulam who is the Chairman of Imo State Football Association said “it is very important I put things in proper perspective. I was the first vice president then. Because we had chequered journey to qualifications for 2010 world cup, President Goodluck Jonathan’s government set up a Presidential Task Force with then Governor Rotimi Amaechi as Chairman. Other members include Segun Odegbami, John Fashanu, Austin Okocha, among others while Patrick Ekeji was the Secretary”.

“Some of us resisted the interference which landed us in trouble. Our Executive committee decided to settle for Amodu who qualified us for the World Cup, but the Government never wanted that. The PTF interviewed some foreign coaches and later settled for Lager back who took the Super Eagles to South Africa”.

” The outcome is now history. Lulu’s Board never wanted a foreign coach and consequently, didn’t interview anybody. I am sure Eriksson may be referring to the PTF led by Rotimi Amaechi not the NFF Board then. We didn’t interview any foreign Coach and there is no where anyone in the Board could have interacted with him.

Uchegbulam further challenged the Coach to further name those that made the request from him.

Sven Goran Eriksson has accused Nigerian football officials of asking to take half of his salary before giving him the job of managing the Super Eagles.

The Swedish football coach said his inability to play balls with the football authorities deprived him of the opportunity of leading the Nigeria team to the first World Cup on African soil – South Africa. He wrote in his book titled ‘My Story’.

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FCT Residents shun FiFa World cup for OteforWealth championship



Resident of FCT weekend shuned the ongoing world cup Games in Qatar but trouped out en mass to cheer their different states participating at the ongoing OTE4Wealth National championship.

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. 

In matches day two, Bayelsa advanced to the next round of the maiden edition of #Ote4Wealth National Football Tournament on Saturday.

Edo were the victims as Bayelsa humbled them 2-0, with John Raphael registering a brace.

Goals from Zakari John and Biola Brian was the tonic Abia needed to defeat Taraba 2-0.
A superbly taken free kick by Ehiam Akami helped Akwa Ibom pip Ogun 1-0.

Meanwhile, FCT also beat Oyo 1-0. Sani Auwalu was on song for the winning team.
Ajoh Chika’s header settled the game between Ebonyi and Enugu. 

Ekiti and Niger failed to score at the end of regulation. The latter won 4-3 on penalties.

Match Day 2 Results.
Abia 2-0 Taraba 
Nasarawa 0-3 Osun
Cross River 0-0 Kebbi (AP 1-4)
Ondo 0-3 Rivers
Enugu 0-1 Ebonyi
Kogi 0-0 Anambra (AP 4-3)
Akwa Ibom 1-0 Ogun
Katsina 0-3 Bauchi
Zamfara 0-2 Kwara
Ekiti 0-0 Niger (AP 3-4)
Oyo 0-1 FCT
Delta 1-0 Yobe 
Edo 0-2 Bayelsa

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