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Super Falcons Set To Clash With Lionesses In Olympic Qualifiers

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The much-anticipated match between Nigeria’s Super Falcons and Cameroon’s Lionesses is set for this Friday. It will be happening on February 23rd, 2024, in Douala, Cameroon. This crucial first leg of a two-game series holds immense significance. The winner will progress to the final round of the African qualifiers for the prestigious Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

With their coach, Randy Waldrum, back in charge, the Super Falcons are in good hands.

They are eager to represent Nigeria well and secure their dream of participating in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Led by the talented Asisat Oshoala, a six-time winner of Africa’s Best Female Footballer award, the Super Falcons have built a strong team under the guidance of Coach Waldrum. This formidable squad, boasting 20 additional skilled players alongside Oshoala, is determined to conquer any obstacles that stand in their way.

Olympic Qualifiers: Oshoala, Ajibade score as Super Falcons progress with big win over Ethiopia

Their ultimate goal is to secure victory against the formidable Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.

The journey to Paris 2024 hasn’t been without its hurdles. Since their last Olympic appearance in Beijing in 2008, the Falcons have faced difficulties qualifying for subsequent games. Recall that the Super Falcons were defeated by the indomitable lionesses in the London 2012 Olympics. This dashed their hopes of participating in the tournament.

However, the Super Falcons are now more resolute than ever to claim their rightful place in the upcoming games.

Coach Waldrum has chosen a strong team for the upcoming match. The coach is featuring talented players like defender Ashley Plumptre and midfielders Halimatu Ayinde, Toni Payne, and Christy Ucheibe.

The lineup also includes goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie and forwards Rasheedat Ajibade and Uchenna Kanu.

This team is prepared to make a strong impression on the international stage.

Excitement is building as the Falcons prepare to face off against the Lionesses in what promises to be a thrilling match.

With their sights set on competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics, the Nigerian Falcons are determined to secure their place in the tournament.

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Bobrisky To Spend 6 Months In Ikoyi Prison For Naira Abuse

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Popular Nigerian influencer Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, was recently sentenced to six months in jail without the option of a fine. The judge, Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos, delivered the sentence on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Bobrisky’s arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week stemmed from accusations of mutilating Nigerian Naira currency.

The EFCC at the time of the arrest said they had “commenced investigation into her for allegedly spraying naira notes.”

The EFCC investigation revealed that Bobrisky allegedly defaced Nigerian currency at other events in the past. Bobrisky cooperated with the EFCC by showing up for questioning on April 4th and providing statements. The EFCC also initially accused Bobrisky of money laundering, but these charges were dismissed by the court.

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Bobrisky’s sentence has sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians. Some believe the punishment is too severe for defacing money, which is sometimes done during celebrations in Nigeria.

“She was used as a scapegoat. Why no option of fine, please???? What point are they trying so hard to prove? I hope she learns to not always brag on social media that she is above the law when she gets out too,” someone said.

They just used her as a scapegoat and if we’re being fair, she doesn’t deserve it. 99% percent of people at events spray money exactly the way she sprayed money in that video. This isn’t fair,” another person said.

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Recent Deaths In Nollywood Rob Nigeria Of Legendary Filmmakers – NFC Boss, Ali Nuhu

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The Nigerian film industry is in mourning after the recent deaths of two respected figures. Ali Nuhu, the Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), expressed his deep sadness over the passing of two actors: Saratu Gidado (known as Daso) and John Odonwodo (known as Junior Pope). He has said that recent deaths in the movie industry have robbed the nation of legendary filmmakers.

He described their deaths as “heart-wrenching” for their colleagues and everyone involved in Nollywood.

“Their deaths, which occurred within the week has left Nigeria’s movie industry in a state of mourning.

“Stakeholders have been pained by the frequent recent losses robbing the country of legendary filmmakers, who have impacted and contributed greatly to the growth of Nigeria’s film industry.

Their footprints within the development of the Nigerian film industry will not be forgotten,” he said.

The NFC statement also paid tribute to actress Saratu Gidado. The statement highlighted her captivating presence on screen, particularly in leading roles for Kannywood films like “Linzami Da Wuta” and “Gidauniya.” These movies helped her win the hearts of many Nigerians.

“She was a Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF) 2023 Life Time Achievers Awardee but sadly succumbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday, April 9.

“Odonwodo’s role in showcasing the professional competencies and screen delivery by actors is remarkable, as can be found in Honey Money, Blood Affair and Wrong Initiation movies that the late actor acted.

“Mr Ibu evoked laughter and comic reliefs, leaving behind a gap to be filled, the refined gentlemen shall be greatly missed,” he added.

The NFC also acknowledged the importance of safety in the film industry moving forward. Nuhu pledged the NFC’s continued support for policies that create a safe working environment for actors and filmmakers. This includes advocating for health insurance, medical benefits, and life insurance for everyone involved.

Ali Nuhu offered his deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of both Gidado and Junior Pope. He also extended his sympathies to the Actors Guild of Nigeria. He offered prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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Manchester City Defender, Manuel Akanji Wants To Help Nigerian Kids; Talks Afrobeats And Burna Boy

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Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji is back on social media and using his platform to connect with his Nigerian roots. The Nigerian-Swiss player recently spoke about his passion for helping Nigerian children.

Akanji had a stellar season with Manchester City last year, helping them achieve a historic treble: the Premier League trophy for the third year in a row, the FA Cup, and most importantly, their first-ever Champions League win.

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, valued Akanji’s skills as a central defender who can also play the ball well. Akanji wasn’t afraid to take risks by pushing forward and joining the midfield when needed.

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Manuel Akanji wants to help Nigerian kids

Akanji’s off-field style is as progressive as his approach to the game, as evidenced by his recent collaboration with Hypebeast, a fashion trendsetter.

Since joining Manchester City, he’s been a rock star on the pitch, consistently delivering top performances.

Hypebeast recently interviewed Akanji at Manchester City’s training ground, where they discussed his life in Manchester, the influence of manager Pep Guardiola on the team’s fashion sense (they’re apparently known for being very stylish), the new Netflix documentary, “Together: Treble Winners,” and more.

One topic particularly close to Akanji’s heart is his Nigerian heritage. He spoke about his desire to help underprivileged children in Nigeria who weren’t as fortunate as him growing up in Switzerland.

He said,

 “In Nigeria, I like to help kids who didn’t have the same luck that I had with growing up in Switzerland.”

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Manuel Akanji on Burna Boy and Afrobeats

The conversation also touched on music. When asked about Afrobeats, Akanji said…

“My favourite artist is Burna Boy.

I spoke with him after the Champions League final. I love listening to Afrobeats.”

While Manuel Akanji has a strong connection to his Nigerian heritage, as evidenced by his desire to help children there, he ultimately chose to represent Switzerland on the international football stage.

This is likely due to growing up in Switzerland and potentially coming up through their youth development system.

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