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Nixon Okwara concludes Europe trials for players

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 It seems that the last is yet to been seen or heard from a Lagos based, Imo State born real estate and security expert, Prince Nixon Okwara of Onix group, on his latest  theory on improved security through human development; as he has concludes every arrangements on flying some of the outstanding players of his team to Europe for trials.

This wonderful development was disclosed to Trumpeter Sports desk by one of the prospective beneficiaries, Okpara Chigozie Daniel who starred for O’nix Football Club that represented Lagos branch at the last Christmas Soccer Fiesta organised by the Isiekenesi Progressives Assembly, IPA, for indigenes of Isiekenesi autonomous community in Ideato South of Imo State.

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According to the gangling striker, the scouts from Springsoca football club Lagos who came at the instance of Prince Nixon invited three players of O’nix FC for trials at their Lagos camp, after which him (Chigozie) and one other player scaled the trial, the young lad thanked everyone; the organiser, IPA, the sponsor, Victor Nwanaforo-Onyechere and above all the financier of O’nix Football Club, Prince Nixon Okwara for such life transforming opportunity and pleaded that the competition should be sustained.

Remarkably, when the founder and financier of O’nix FC, Prince Nixon Okwara was contacted, he confirmed the development, and went further to revealed that in conjunction with the National Senior Female football team Coach Finland of, Mr Victor Uzoho, who is also an Indigenes of Isiekenesi and a member of IPA; O’nix Group has concluded every arrangements to send the lucky players to Europe for trials.

Speaking further, the security expert said that the gesture has no political undertone of any type, but a human capital development and security strategies, to empower and keep young and talented youth our of crime by engaging them on skills especially the one of their choice.

It will be recalled that in preparation to the soccer fiesta, Prince Nixon spent freely on the Team-Lagos during their three months training, lodged them in a hotel enroute home for the competition with chartered buses thro and fro Lagos, lodged them in his country home throughout the duration of the Fiesta. Consequently, irrespective of all his financial commitments he left the third place cash prize won by the team for it to be sheared among the players and team officials.

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Brazil to face Germany in Olympics football group stage

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Brazil to face Germany in Olympics football group stage

Reigning champions Brazil were on Wednesday drawn with 2016 runners-up Germany, the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in the Tokyo Olympics men’s football group stages.

Hosts Japan, who have never won a medal in the men’s event, will play France, South Africa and Mexico in Group A.

Group C includes Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia while Group B has South Korea, New Zealand, Romania and Honduras.

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The tournament starts on July 22, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games that were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the women’s draw record four-time champions the USA will feature against Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.

Home side Japan will play Great Britain, Canada and Chile.

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Bayern, Dortmund ‘reject’ Super League

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Bayern, Dortmund ‘reject’ Super League

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund said on Monday that they and German rivals Bayern Munich both rejected proposals to form a European Super League.

In a statement on Monday, Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said that the members of the European Club Association had met Sunday evening and expressed “a clear opinion to reject the foundation of a Super League”.

He added that the two German clubs on the ECA board, Bayern and Dortmund, had taken “100 percent” the same position “in all discussions”.

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The announcement appears to confirm that neither of Germany’s two biggest clubs will join the breakaway league, whose announcement on Sunday threw European football into turmoil.

Overnight, 12 of Europe’s most powerful clubs announced the launch of the so-called European Super League to oversee a new midweek competition. 

Six of the breakaway clubs are from the English Premier League. Three are Spanish and three Italian. Three more are to be announced.

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Breaking: Mourinho Sacked By Tottenham

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Mourinho Sacked By Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as the head coach of Tottenham.

The club are yet to confirm the decision, but it is understood Mourinho has left less than a week ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager in November 2019; Portuguese head coach led Spurs to sixth-place finish in the Premier League during first season in charge

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Mourinho had been in charge at Spurs since November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, signing a deal until the end of the 2023 season.

In his first campaign, Mourinho took Tottenham from 14th in the Premier League to finish sixth – securing Europa League qualification – but were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by RB Leipzig.

Spurs are currently seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places.

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