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Super Eagles Get Moroccan Ref Against Benin Republic In AFCON Qualifier

Nigeria’s men’s senior football national team, Super Eagles will have a referee from Morocco at the centre of their upcoming 2022 Africa Cup of Nations penultimate qualifier against Benin Republic, billed for Porto Novo on Mach 27th, sportsdayonline.com reports.

This is sequel to an announcement by Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealing that the Moroccan arbiter, Redouane Jiyéd will officiate Nigeria’s first game of the year in the port city of neighbouring Benin Republic, where he will be assisted by his compatriots, Lahsen Azgaou and Mostafa Akarkad.

Incidentally, the same trio was also in charge of proceedings when Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 AFCON in Cairo, Egypt, where the Eagles crashed out 2-1 to eventually winners Algeria in the semi-finals but returned home with their ninth bronze medal from the continental soccer showpiece.

The Eagles will then wrap up their qualification campaign for the 2022 AFCON scheduled to hold next January in Cameroon when they host Lesotho on 30th March at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, subject to approval by CAF.

The Eagles currently lead Group L of the qualification series with eight points and Gernot Rohr’s team need only a draw from their final two games to seal qualification to the tournament, heading into which SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen is currently the leading scorer with four goals from three matches.

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Ben Alaiya April 6, 2021 at 11:03 am

NSF 2020 cricket: team Edo again showed dominance winning gold in Male and Female events

Agatha Obulor, a wicket keeper for Edo was female Player of the Match as the state female team won gold after defeating Lagos in the six aside cricket at Iyoba centre. Agatha played 16 runs off 10 balls
The Six aside cricket is a street version of the game were rules are relaxed and duration shorter.
Lagos in first innings scored 31 runs in 5.0 0vers with loss of 2 wickets and Edo scored 32 in 3.2 overs to win by 5 wickets.
At Edo boys high school, Adolor, Kwara made it to the finales with edo where star boy Eghosa again distinguish himself as MVP, scoring 14 runs from 7 balls as edo male stood tallest on the podium wining gold.
6-Aside Event result
MALE FINALS
Gold: Edo
Silver: Kwara
Bronze: Lagos

FEMALE FINALS
Gold: Edo
Silver: Lagos
Bronze: Akwa Ibom
Meanwhile the fixtures for T20 is out as the National Sports Festival continues with more cricket actions.

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