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Eyimba FC Qualify For CAFCC Eyimba International Football Club on Sunday qualified for the group stage of the CAF confederations cup (CAFCC). Eyimba FC defeated Energie FC of Benin Republic 3-2 in the second leg of their CAFCC qualifying rounds game at the U.J Esuene Stadium Calabar. The Aba based team successfully held their own against the Benin Republic side 2-0 away in the first leg of the match-up at Stade De Lamite in Cotonou. In the second leg, goals from Abdulrahaman, Chinonso and a penalty in favor of the home team secured the win for the former African champions as they breezed past Energie FC on 5-2 aggregate.   Abuja Golden League At the end of day two of the Abuja Golden League competition, held at the Abuja National Stadium, several athletes stood out of the crowd including three-time Nigerian men’s Champion Seye Ogunlewe, and Team Blessed’s duo of Blessing Ogundiran and Yinka Ajayi. The competition was fierce, and athletes who participated were out to break the norm. Only a few could,  and a handful actually succeeding in getting coaches and other athletes completely rapt. Ogunlewe who missed the final of the men’s 100m at last month’s Common Wealth Games trials made a return at the Abuja Golden League and without doubt showed why he is the man to beat in the 100m race. In Friday’s games, he raced in the heats where he won Heat 2 with 10.55s on the clock. On Saturday however, Ogunlewe came in more determined and prepared as he outclassed every other athlete in the games with a Season’s Best of 10.23s. Egwero in second place came in 7 seconds later than Ogunlewe, while Usheoritse and Emmanuel came in third (10.47s) and fourth (10.48s) respectively. In the Women’s 100m final, Blessing Ogundiran was the first to cross the finish line with a Personal Best of 11.48s, followed by Rosemary Chukwuma (11.26s), Mercy Ntia-Obong (11.64s) and Igbinosun respectively. Another Team Blessed’s member was the talk of the Women’s 400m final, Yinka Ajayi who out-staged three-time National Champion Patience Okon-George to win the race with a Personal Best of 51.22s against Patience’s 51.82s. In the men’s 400m final, Samson Nathaniel took home the first place medal in 46.33s. Grace Ayemoba won the women’s 100m hurdle in 13.56s. In the male category 110m hurdles, Bashiru Abdullahi was first place in 14.28s. Click here to view the full results of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League tournament.   NPFL In the match of day 13 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Lobi Stars maintained their leading place in the league table with 23 points, even after losing all points in their day-13 matchup against Nasarawa United where they lost 2-1 at the Lafia Township Stadium on Sunday. Kano Pillars, occupy second place in the NPFL table with 20 points from 12 matches, followed by Akwa United on 19 points from 10 matches. Fourth-placed Yobe Desert Stars lost their footing in third place after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Sunshine Stars who are currently in position 14 on the league table.   MATCHDAY 13 RESULTS Katsina Utd 1-0 Heartland Nasarawa 2-1 Lobi Stars Abia Warriors 2-0 Wikki Tourists El-Kanemi 1-0 FC IFeanyi-Ubah Sunshine Stars 2-1 Yobe Desert Stars   Onazi Scores As Trabzonspor Outclass Malatyaspor In the international scene, Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi scored in action for Trabzonspor as they dominated Malatyaspor 4-1 in the Turkish Super Lig (first division) on Sunday. Onazi completed Trabzonspor’s four goals in the 86th minute. Nigerian midfielder, Azubike Okechukwu was on the opposing side as Trabzonspor breezed past Malatyaspor as they move closer to the qualifying mark for the UEFA Europa League. Trabzonspor are currently in fifth position on 42 points.   FA CUP In the FA CUP  run, Super Eagles trio, Victor Moses for Chelsea and Iheanacho and Ndidi for Liecester City were all in action on Sunday as Chelsea bounced back from their UEFA Champions League ousting Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium to qualify for the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup. Twenty minutes into the game with no goals, Ndidi shot on goal, but Argentine keeper Willy Callabero put it away. Chelsea however made it to the score board twenty-two minutes later through A. Morata, thanks to an assist by Willian. Ndidi made a superb cross in the 53rd minute that was bound for goal, but Vardy failed to make a clean finish of the shot. Leicester equalized in the 76th minute through J. Vardy and both teams held their forts into extra time. Chelsea took the lead in the 105th minute via a clean finish by Pedro following a cross form N’Golo Kante. Leicester tried every trick in the box, including late minute substitutions, but failed to level the scores until the the extra time was complete and Chelsea claimed the victory 2-1. Image: Complete Sports Nigeria

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This article was first published on 21st March 2018


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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