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2nd Leg of GLO Super 4 Tourney Kicks Off in Uyo Nest of Champions

The 2nd leg of the Glo Premier League Super Four Competition kicks off today, February 1, 2016 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, the Nest of Champions. Akwa United will take on Warri Wolves while Nassarawa United will challenge Enyimba FC later on the same day. Contrary to a information posted on the NFF website before the first fixtures, that announced the games for 2pm and 7pm, it has been confirmed that the games will hold by 5pm and 7pm. The League Management Company (LMC) organise a mini-tournament for the top four teams of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and another for the Nigeria National League (NNL). This is the Super Four tournament. The NPFL is the highest professional football league in Nigeria, that was once called NFF. It was ranked Number 1 in Africa in 2012, and 24th in the World - ahead of the Scottish Football league. It is fed by the immediate lower league, the Nigeria National League (NNL). According to, "


The Akwa Ibom state Government has concluded plans to engage a high caliber football club in Germany to set up and manage a Sports Academy at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium before the end of 2016. The state commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang who disclosed this in an interactive session with online media practitioners in his office on Thursday January 7, hinted that talks are already ongoing with the English Emirates Premier League to create a Sport Academy and invest in kids under ten in the state, that would spring up to become international soccer stars to recon with in the near future.   The commissioner however explained that the sports facility was not built only for football or for short term revenue, saying that the idea behind the edifice of such magnitude was to create wealth for the state in the long term. “For example; if you take a ten year old, and start to train, create an academy; I told you how passionate the Governor is and that

How Enyeama Became Nigerian Legend

Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria Super Eagles' most capped footballer in history, has announced his retirement from international soccer. describes him as Nigerian legend. And rightly so. Enyeama or Inem, as he is fondly called in Akwa Ibom, where he comes from, was born 29 August 1982. He began playing in the University of Uyo where he schooled, had a stint at Akwa United before moving on to Enyimba FC. He won the Nigerian Premier league 3 times and the CAF champions league 2 times with Enyimba. After 3 seasons with Enyimba FC, he moved to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv in Israel, stopping over for one season at Heartland FC (then Iwuanyanwu Nationale). In his first season with Bnei Yehuda, the team qualified for the final of the Israel State Cup and reached fourth place in the Israeli Premier League, which qualified them for the 2006 UEFA Cup. And then Enyeama signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv, a minor club in Israel, in 2007. With what was described as 'amazing physical and