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  The Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were the talk of the weekend after winning the English FA Cup with Leicester City on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
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A 63rd-minute strike from Tielemans was all Leicester needed to claim a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium. Iheanacho and Ndidi were both in action and were spotted waving the Nigerian flag after the win. In Scotland, Super Eagles central back, Leon Balogun, and Joe Aribo who plays from the midfield were presented with their Scotland Premier League title, ending the dominance of Celtic. Both players were instrumental to Rangers’ quest for a league title. Asisat Oshoala also made the headlines on Sunday night, May 16, after her Spanish club, FC Barcelona Femini won the UEFA Women’s Champions League, 4-0 over Chelsea FC of England. Oshoala who has been instrumental to her team’s run to the final was introduced in the second half of the game. This is undoubtedly one of Oshoala’s best years at the club level as she ends the season as a league and European champion. In Africa, Enyimba’s quest for their first CAF Confederations Cup title suffered a huge blow after they were beaten 4-1 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Cairo, Egypt, by Pyramids FC. Victor Mbaoma gifted Enyimba the lead before the North Africans decided to feast on the West Africans.
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Enyimba will now have to score 3 un-replied goals in the second leg to qualify for the semi-final of the tournament. In #theBAL, Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers lost their first game to hosts, Patriots of Rwanda 83-60, in the opening game. Akwa United retained top stop in the Nigeria Professional Football League after recording a vital 2-0 win over Dakkada in Uyo. A brace from Charles Athimene was all Akwa United needed to claim victory and remain top of the league table in quest for domestic triumph. Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, made his debut for Kano Pillars in the NPFL and assisted Rabiu Ali’s goal which went on to become the difference between Kano Pillars and Adamawa United. The biggest game of the weekend saw Enugu Rangers fall 1-0 at home to Rivers United. Godwin Aguda scored the goal against his former side that separated both sides in the eight-minute of the game.

See Full NPFL Results Below

  • Dakkada 0-2 Akwa United
  • Kano Pillars 1-0 Adamawa Utd
  • Rangers 0-1 Rivers Utd
  • Heartland 2-0 Katsina Utd
  • Wikki 1-2 Nasarawa Utd
  • Kwara Utd 2-0 Plateau Utd
  • Sunshine Stars 0-0 Jigawa GS
  • Lobi Stars 2-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
  • Warri Wolves 0-2 MFM
Sources: Complete Sports Instagram @eaglestracker NG
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This article was first published on 17th May 2021


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