Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Online application portal opens for 2021 police recruitment

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Online application portal opens for 2021 police recruitment



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The Nigeria Police Force on Monday opened the online application portal for its 2021 recruitment exercise.

This was announced in a statement signed by the Police Headquarters Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

In the statement titled, ‘2021 recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force’, the force announced that successful applicants would be enlisted as Police Constables (recruits).

The online application portal would be open for a period of six weeks starting from Monday, November 29, 2021 to Monday, January 10, 2021.

Upon completion of the application, successful applicants would be invited for physical screening from January 10-24, 2021





Monday, November 29, 2021

Lionel Messi wins historic seventh Ballon d’Or

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Lionel Messi wins historic seventh Ballon d’Or

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi poses after being awarded the the Ballon d’Or award during the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. (Photo by AFP)


Lionel Messi has won a record seventh Ballon d’Or, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to the title.

The forward inspired Argentina to their first Copa America title since 1993, ending his long wait for silverware at international level.

He also lifted the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Messi collected his seventh Ballon d’Or during a ceremony in the French capital on Monday evening.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar faced stern competition from the likes of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho to win the world’s most-coveted individual accolade once again.

The star-studded shortlist for the iconic golden ball trophy also included Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.


Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski waves on stage after being awarded the Striker of the Year award at the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Earlier, Lewandowski was named Striker of the Year – one of the two new awards introduced by France Football for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

The Polish hitman scored an incredible 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games last term.

He has brought that blistering form into the current season, hitting 14 goals in his first 13 Bundesliga outings.


FC Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas poses after being awarded the women’s Ballon d’Or award during the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP


Also on Monday, Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas became the third woman to win the Ballon d’Or.

The 27-year-old captained her club to the Champions League title last season, ending Lyon’s five-year reign.

She was recently named UEFA Player of the Year and also lifted the Spanish league and cup last term, completing the treble.


Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma delivers a speech after being awarded the Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper during the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)


Gianluigi Donnarumma also won the Yashin Trophy, the award for best goalkeeper.

The Italian claimed the prize ahead of Chelsea and Senegal’s Edouard Mendy.

The goalkeeper helped Italy win Euro 2020, earning the Player of the Tournament award for his efforts.


FC Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Pedri reacts after receiving the Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player during the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)


Barcelona youngster Pedri was also named winner of the Kopa Trophy, the award for best performing player under the age of 21.

It came as no surprise to many to see the 19-year-old Spaniard win the Kopa Trophy, as he recently won the Golden Boy prize.

Pedri also finished 24th in this year’s Ballon d’Or.


Enugu Govt decries inimical land ownership claims against state Housing policy

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Enugu Govt decries inimical land ownership claims against state Housing policy




By Dennis Agbo

The Enugu State Housing Development Corporation, ESHDC, has frowned at the claims by some community members where the state government’s numerous housing estates are springing up.

With particular reference, the ESHDC frowned at the capitulations from some individuals in Ugwuoba, Oji River local government Housing estate.

The Housing authority said that some mischievously sponsored publications were deceptive and inimical to sustainable rural development.

It noted that many at times, the reason for concentration of social amenities and infrastructure in Urbana areas may not actually be the fault of government officials but the unfortunate refusal of some Communities to embrace innovations, which makes such a community to remain backward and live in regret.

“In many cases, such decisions are being taken by few individuals who are after their own personal gains as against the overall interest of the Community. They could only achieve this through cheap propaganda, malicious and deceptive publications.

“Our attention was drawn to one of such recent online publications where they accused the state Housing Development Corporation of forcefully acquiring their ancestral land, asking the state government to leave their ancestoral land alone,” said the Corporation’s Public Relations Officer, …..

The corporation maintained that the publication was not only fallacious but lacks the consent and authority of the good people of Ugwuoba ommunity.

“That the land in question is a parcel of land lying along Enugu-Onitsha Express road, measuring approximately 150 hectares which was diligently and duly acquired in 1995 by the then military Administrator, Col Mike Torre and handed over to the Enugu State Housing Development Corporation with the certificate of occupancy of a dated 6th June 1996 and registered as no.38 page 38 in vol. 1071 land registry in the office at Enugu.

Prior to the issuance of the Certificate of occupancy, there was notice of revocation which was properly published in the government gazette no. ISSN(1116 -2032) vol. 5 page 12 in notice no. 18 official gazette no.  5 vol 4 of 03/6/1999.

“The corporation has commenced development of the Land since 1995 immediately after the acquisition and some buildings were at different levels before the change of government which led to the suspension of work at the Estate,” the PRO clarified.

She said that that the Corporation wonders why the sponsored publication is springing up 26 years after the land acquisition, adding that if not for change in adminstrations, the estate would have been a completed project in the past 26 years.

“All the villages including Okpuno, Agolo, Eziachi,  Anaocha and Nkpoga are beckoning on government to hurry up to develop the land while few people from Obinagu are busy trying to lay exclusive bogus claim over the entire land and at the same time tampering with the the buildings which were erected by the Corporation.

“However, irrespective of all the distractions and the frivolities coming from self-acclaimed community leaders, the Corporation is willing to listen to the geniue grievances of the bonafide people of Obinagu  as part of our host communities.”

The Corporation said it’s determined to spread development to rural areas including Oji River and other places and cannot allow enemies of progress to interfere with the good plans of the state government.

“The Corporation is using this medium to sound a note of warning to the distrsctors who are deceiving the public that we shall not hesitate to employ legal action against those people for criminal activities, trespass, false  information and libel if they fail to desist from such act. The sponsors of these falsehood will soon be unmasked and their true identities and mischievous intentions revealed.

“The general public should not only resist the devilish ideas of these selfish cancarworms, but should also know that spreading fake news on the media had become an exposed strategy,” ESHDC cautioned.


Sunday, November 28, 2021

World Cup 2022 play-off draw out [Full list

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World Cup 2022 play-off draw out [Full list




Nigeria’s qualifying schedule for next year’s World Cup in Qatar has been released.

The three-time African champions will begin the second round of the qualifiers against Liberia in Lagos on September 3.

Gernot Rohr’s men will then travel to Cape Verde on September 7.

The Super Eagles play a double-header against the Central African Republic (CAR) between October 6 and 12. Nigeria will host the first leg, before travelling for the reverse fixture.

They will then play against Liberia and Cape Verde again the following month. These two matches will be played between November 11 and 16.

In March 2022, the overall winners of this group will then play a final playoff against a winner of one of the other nine groups for a place at the 2022 World Cup, which will kick off on November 21, 2022.


World Cup 2022 play-off draw out [Full list

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World Cup 2022 play-off draw out [Full list]


World Cup
 

The World Cup 2022 play-off draw for European teams has been revealed.

FIFA disclosed this in a post via their website on Friday.

Twelve teams are battling for three tickets in the European play-offs.

Italy and Portugal have been drawn on the same path to determine who gets a spot in Qatar.

Scotland could play Wales for a place at the 2022 World Cup, while one of Italy or Portugal are guaranteed to miss out on Qatar next year.

In Path C, Italy will play North Macedonia in their semi-final, while Portugal will meet Turkey.

Below is World Cup PLAY-OFF DRAW;
PATH A
Scotland vs Ukraine
Wales vs Austria

PATH B
Russia vs Poland
Sweden vs Czech Republic

PATH C
Italy vs North Macedonia
Portugal vs Turkey

In Path A, Scotland could face Wales in their play-off final. Wales have been paired with Austria, while Scotland meets Ukraine in their semi-final.

In Path B, Sweden will face Czech Republic, while Russia will play Poland.

The play-off semi-finals will take place on March 24, 2022, while the play-off finals will be held on March 29, 2022.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

I’ll relocate to U.S. after my tenure, Obiano replies EFCC

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I’ll relocate to U.S. after my tenure, Obiano replies EFCC

Governor Willie Obiano



Governor Willie Obiano has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he will be relocating to his United States base when he leaves office next March.

Reacting yesterday to Wednesday’s placement of the governor on a watch list by the anti-graft agency, Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, accused EFCC of acting a script.

He said his principal, currently out of the country, never disguised when he embarked on the foreign trip.

The commissioner said the governor has made it public that he would relocate to his U.S. residence at the end of his tenure.

“Nigerians were dismayed that the EFCC went a new low on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, when it sponsored media reports claiming that it has placed Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on its watch list. The EFCC provided no details of how Governor Obiano has been placed on its watch list but made a reference to a letter it purportedly wrote on November 15, 2021, to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) asking it to inform the anti-graft agency anytime the governor is travelling out of the country,” Adinuba stated.


Thursday, November 25, 2021

FG lied; ‘high scale secret employments’ ongoing in civil service — Senate

 

FG lied; ‘high scale secret employments’ ongoing in civil service — Senate


Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment


THE Senate, Wednesday, raised the alarm over what it termed “high scale secret employments” going on the civil service in spite of claims by the Federal Government that it had placed embargo on job placement.

The Senate, while lamenting the situation, challenged the Federal Government to come out with evidence on job embargo.

The lawmakers insisted that that top civil servants engaged in secret job placements, just as it has demanded that the Federal Government step up process of employment to engage millions of Nigerians.

Speaking in Abuja while submitting the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs on the 2022 Budget to the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of Federal Character Committee, Senator Danjuma La’ah(PDP-Kaduna South) said that government should, as a matter of urgency, ensure recruitment of eligible Nigerians into public service.

Senator La’ah said “many people are being secretly employed but those in charge are claiming that there is embargo on employment.

I don’t know where they got that from. We have been asking them. There is no embargo anywhere.

“Some of the officials of government are so myopic that they decide to take advantage of the situation.

I  have been challenging those who are engaging in secret recruitments, claiming there is embargo, to show us where they got the information from.

“This is the time for them to increase their personnel cost and make provision for employment.

People are retiring voluntarily but we don’t know how they are being replaced. We must know the particular number of people they want to employ.

“We discovered that young Nigerians who graduated from higher institutions some 15 years ago had yet to gain employment.

The development had aggravated insecurity all over the places including insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities.

“Some people are taking advantage of the situation (embargo on employment) but our committee is desirous of doing the right thing.

“We are determined that there should be jobs for the graduates that we have in this country, no matter what it takes.

“Our committee has been going to ministries, departments and agencies of government that they must start recruitment instead of doing secret replacements.

“We had even asked them to increase their personnel cost in their budgets so that they could employ people.”

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Public Service Announcement

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Monday, November 22, 2021, is not a Work-free Day in Anambra State




1.      The Anambra State Government wishes to remind all individuals and organizations in the state that Monday, November 22, 2021, is not a work-free day in the state. This reminder has become imperative in view of the tendency of some people to observe in the last few months every Monday as a work-free day, in compliance with the directive by some non-state actors in an effort to press the Federal Government to free the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for some charges in Abuja brought by the federal administration.


2.      The IPOB leadership has suspended the directive requiring people to stay at home every Monday which it said would start from Monday, September 15, 2021, throughout the Southeast geopolitical zone. The IPOB leadership has in the last few days reiterated the suspension, warning that any person who still tries to enforce the earlier decision is on his or her own and will, therefore, be dealt with accordingly. The IPOB leadership has kept every pledge it has made, including rescinding its decision to thwart the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State. In fact, far from disrupting the election, IPOB encouraged the people of Anambra State to come out in their numbers and exercise their democratic right on November 6; the election is now recognized as easily the most peaceful and the fairest election since the State was created in 1991. In consideration of the high level of responsibility displayed by the IPOB leadership, a group of Igbo leaders, including worthy sons of Anambra State, met President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, at State House, Abuja, on Friday, November 19, 2021 to plead that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be released and the issues around his arrest and trial resolved in a political way.


3.      The people of Anambra State are, therefore, enjoined to go about their normal business every Monday. They should not entertain any fear of disruption of their work or any kind of harassment from any quarters from Monday, November 22, 2021.


4.      The month of December is almost here. It is the month mankind marks the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is defined by peace, unity, love, solidarity and merrymaking. This period also ushers in a new year which itself is a festive period. Ndi Anambra, like many other Nigerians, use the period to launch community and church development projects, hold cultural festivals and conduct important personal, family and community events such as marriages, weddings and title taking. All this requires a lot of money. What is more, parents and guardians pay the educational fees of their children and wards during this period, thus making January the longest month in the year, as it is described in common parlance.


5.      It is in the interest of our people that all markets, all businesses, all offices and all schools in Anambra State operate fully every Monday, with effect from Monday, November 22, 2021. All our people are once again assured that they will not face any kind of molestation on any day of the week from any quarters henceforth.


God bless Anambra State, the Light of the Nation.


Signed


 

C. Don Adinuba


Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Resins I’ve not been commissioning projects – Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom


By Peter Duru – Makurdi

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Sunday gave reasons he had not been commissioning the projects executed by his administration in the last six years.

He explained that the funds earmarked for the commissioning of such projects could be used to execute more development projects in parts of the state, hence his decision to ignore the idea.

The Governor who made this known shortly after inspecting ongoing construction work at the Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area, LGA, of the state said if it were the general consensus that it should be done, he would have no choice but to commence the commissioning of projects in the state.

He said: “for me it is not about commissioning of projects because I noticed that each time I want to commission a project, protocol will come with a list of several expenditure, you pay for this and that.

“So I believe that what I will spend in commissioning projects will help me add another development project to the society; that is my take.

“The commissioning of projects should be the siting of those projects and completing them. That is my belief about projects.

“But since people believe in the commissioning of projects, maybe I would have to change my mind about that and start to commission my several projects spread across the state so that they will be appreciated.

“I must say that I am always very surprised when the opposition claim that we have not done projects. We can all see the roads, schools, health facilities, name them in every sectors and all over the state.

“Even in the area of security you can see what we have been able to do. You can see where we were from 2015 and where we are today.

“We have done so well, we are gradually fishing out the deadly criminals operating in the state so that development can come. And I can assure you that in the next few weeks if you ask a criminal to come to Benue whether armed herders or anyone, they would decline.”

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Opposed to Bitcoin Payments, Bank of Russia Says State Should Not Stimulate Spread of Cryptocurrencies

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Bank of Russia Reiterates Negative Stance on Cryptocurrencies, Legalization of Bitcoin

A “responsible state” should not stimulate the proliferation of cryptocurrencies, according to Elvira Nabiullina, chair of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). The head of the monetary authority made the declaration in the lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma.

The high-ranking official emphasized that the bank has “an extremely negative attitude towards cryptocurrencies” which she described as “private currencies pretending to be money.” Quoted by the Tass news agency, Nabiullina elaborated:

At the same time, people need to be given an alternative, the governor acknowledged. Bank of Russia is trying to do that through its projects. “I have already spoken about the digital ruble – in our opinion, this should develop,” Elvira Nabiullina added

The head of Russia’s monetary policy regulator remarked that the CBR is not against digital currencies in general, provided they are not used for “shadow operations.” Nabiullina pointed out, however, that Bank of Russia continues to oppose the legalization of bitcoin as a payment instrument in the country.

In response to the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies and the significant increase in electronic payments, the Russian central bank has stepped up its efforts to create a digital version of the national fiat, the ruble. This year, the regulator formed a digital ruble pilot group with over a dozen financial institutions. A prototype of the CBDC platform will be launched in December, with trials scheduled to commence in January.

The digital ruble is what the Russians need as it will facilitate cheap and reliable non-cash payments, Nabiullina recently told participants in an international banking forum. According to the country’s latest financial market development strategy, the state-issued digital currency should prevent citizens from using ‘money surrogates,’ a term used by officials in Moscow to describe cryptocurrencies.

Ekwunife Celebrates Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike At 83

  Ekwunife Celebrates Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike At 83




The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, PhD, celebrates the former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike as he marked his birthday, yesterday November 20, 2021.


Dr Ezeife, a respected Igbo leader was the governor of Anambra state between 1992 and 1993. He was later appointed the Presidential Adviser on political matters to President Olusegun Obasanjo.


Eulogizing Dr Ezeife, Ekwunife describes the Igbo-Ukwu born elder-statesman as a political colossus, accomplished scholar and respected Igbo opinion leader.


"Your Excellency, I remember playing the role of Chairman, planning committee during your 80th birthday celebration where you launched the book Okwadike: Nigeria, Democracy and the State of the Economy. In the book you articulated your vision on how to re-engineer Nigeria and return her to God's original design. Your courage, brilliance, intellect and commitment to nation building were and still remain exceptional.", Ekwunife notes.


"On behalf of my family and the good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District, I thank God for granting you longevity, sound health of mind and body, and pray Him to sustain you as you continue to deploy your experience and knowledge in service to Igboland and Nigeria at large", the ranking lawmaker concludes.


Signed


Kingsley Ubani 

SA Media to Senator Uche Ekwunife

Friday, November 19, 2021

Senator Uche Ekwunife facilitated presentation of Technology Story Board

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Senator Uche Ekwunife facilitated presentation of Technology Story Board Materials for selected schools in Anambra State




On November 19, 2020, the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, PhD, facilitated a presentation of technology story board materials to selected secondary schools in Anambra State.


The programme which held in Awka was organized by the National Office for Technology Acquisition And Promotion (NOTAP), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.


Giving his welcome address, the Director General of NOTAP, Dr Dan-Azumi Ibrahim lauded Senator Ekwunife for facilitating the programme which is designed to cultivate the culture of innovation and productivity in the minds of young Nigerians, particularly pupils and students in primary and secondary schools.


Dr Ibrahim described the Senator as an excellent representative who is committed to touching the lives of her constituents positively. He stated that the programme is geared towards engineering the minds of the younger ones on the role of science and technology in national development.


Speaking at the event, Ekwunife who was represented by the former commissioner for commerce and Industry Anambra State, Hon Ken Arinze commended the National Office for Technology Acquisition And Promotion (NOTAP) for living upto its statutory mandate of engendering the benefit of science and technology in the country.


She noted that the story boards which show pictorial representations of the technological processes of production will reawaken the interest of primary and secondary school pupils and students in science and technology.


While calling on government at all levels to show greater concern towards science, technology and innovation, the Federal Lawmaker urged the students and other participants present at the occasion to see the event as an opportunity to deepen their interest and knowledge in science and technology.


Some of the students and teachers who reacted to the reception of the story boards appreciated the Senator for making the programme a reality. They prayed for God's blessings upon her and wished her success in all her endeavors.


The beneficiaries include, Federal Government Technical College Awka, Ideke Science School Odekpe, Community Secondary School Akpo, New Era Secondary School Nteje, Obosi Girls Secondary School, Community High School Ogboji, Special Science School Abagana, Abbot Girls Special Science School Ihiala and St Charles Special Science School Onitsha. 






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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Gov Obiano appoints new HoS for Anambra

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra, has approved the appointment of Mrs Theodora Igwegbe, as new Head of Service (HoS) of the state.

This is contained in a circular signed by Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Awka.

Chukwulobelu said that Igwegbe would take over from Mr Harry Udu who would retire from service on January 1, 2022.

I am pleased to inform you that His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, has approved your appointment as Head of Service of Anambra with effect from Jan. 1. 2022.

It is hoped that you will bring your wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of the duties of your new assignment.

“The conditions of this appointment will be communicated accordingly,” he said

Igwegbe is a lawyer and a career civil servant who rose through the ranks.
She is presently the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ex-Court of Appeal judge hails Obiano for rewarding Anambra woman who rejected bribe

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Ex-Court of Appeal judge hails Obiano for rewarding Anambra woman who rejected bribe






A former justice of the Court Of Appeal, Chinwe Iyizoba, has commended Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, for rewarding the female voter, Mrs Eunice Onuegbusi, who turned down a bribe of N5,0000 from party agents during the November 6 election in the state.

Iyizoba who spoke through a non-governmental organisation, African Women Forum for Good Governance, said there were other exemplary women like Mrs Onuegbusi in Anambra and Nigeria at large.

Onuegbusi, who hails from Ukwulu community in the Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state, was seen in a viral video during the just concluded governorship election rejecting a bribe of N5,000, opting instead to vote according to her conscience.

In appreciation of her forthrightness, Obiano invited her for recognition and rewarded her with the sum of N1m.

Reacting to the development the retired judge and founder-CEO of AWFG, said, “Our politicians must learn that the only way to make progress in politics is by providing the people who elected them into office with good governance, through the provision of the necessary social amenities to make life worth living — good roads, good schools, jobs, good healthcare, water supply, electricity.

She said her group was into women empowerment and advocacy, dedicated to good governance and the socio-economic development of Africa through gender empowerment.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Nigeria vs Cape Verde:

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Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Eagles should look to Ronaldo’s Portugal for inspiration

The Eagles need just a point to progress, but the team must have the mindset to win to be on the safer side.




On Sunday, Portugal started ahead of their opponents, Serbia, and needed only a draw in the race for a ticket to Qatar 2022.

However, despite scoring first in the second minute, Portugal lost 2-1 at home to crash into the playoffs.

This is just one example as history is replete with teams who need just a point for progress in qualifiers and tournaments but fall at that hurdle because of a relaxed posture and not enough intensity from the team needing just a draw.

Tuesday’s clash between Nigeria and Cape Verde is based on the assumption [and rightly so] that the Super Eagles need just a point as they lead Group C with 12 points while their opponents, the Blue Sharks have 10 and need to win to progress to the last round of CAF 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

This is the first time-especially in Gernot Rohr’s reign as Super Eagles gaffer that the Eagles have not qualified for the next round with a game to spare. That will bring its own pressure as the Eagles look at their last home clash-the loss to the Central African Republic. That result is what has made Tuesday’s match a must-not-lose encounter.

Based on the way the qualifiers have panned out, the Eagles have scored in four of their five previous matches and conceded in two. They have scored eight goals and conceded two. Cape Verde have scored in all of their five qualifiers but have kept just one clean sheet in the qualifiers.

In a post-match interview after the 2-0 win over Liberia in Morocco, Rohr revealed that the pressure not to lose is a good one as it will keep his players on their toes.

“Yeah, of course, we have to make a result not to lose the final game. But we are at home. It’s good to have pressure for my players.”

“If they believe it’s easy if they believe it’s done, it’s always difficult. So it’s good to play with pressure. So we will be able to honour this situation to handle it like we did all the time.”

The Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa added, “No one is thinking of a draw. It is a must-win match, as far as we are concerned.

Musa, who scored his 15th goal for the Eagles in the 2-0 victory over Liberia on Saturday, added: “The mindset is to win and reach the final round of the World Cup series without any story.”

The match is slated for the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, and the kickoff is 5 p.m.