Wednesday Nite Football is available on Africa Sports Entertainment and News Network. (www.asentv,tv) Presented by seasoned sports writer, broadcaster and analyst, Tunde Koiki with Bimbo Bankole analyzing every-thing football: soccer and American football. Discusses Wilfred Ndidi and Mikel Obi, Gernot Rohr possible challenge.
Thursday, 18th May 2017
Excerpts from Tunde Koiki and Bimbo Bankole.
Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi Voted Young Player Of The Season For EPL’s 2015/2016 Champions – Leicester City
Good news for Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi voted “Young Player of the season” for Leicester City. For a player who only joined Leicester city about 5 months ago in the January transfer window, he must have made a great impression in the hearts of the coach, fellow players and club fans in general. Congratulations. The Super Eagle’s coach, Gernot Rohr now has decision to make – does he play Wilfred Ndidi ahead of team captain, John Mikel Obi?
NPFL Action Resumes This Weekend, May 21 2017.
NPFL action resumes this weekend after the LMC organised a mid-season review highlighting their commitment to tackle fan violence and re-emphasising the new rule where clubs are expected to pay fines imposed within 10 working days. They did also commend the high quality of referees during match days. Unfortunately, they didn’t mention or address the issue of NPFL broadcast partners pulling out of their sponsorship commitment leaving a massive void in terms of programming and the ability of fans to see these games.
Discusses the open fixture in the NPFL after the league break.
Note that the original plan was for the NPFL to end this current season on July 2, 2017 in a bid to align with the European leagues but the club managers have complained about having to play too many matches mid-week and weekends. Therefore, the season will now come to an end on September 3, 2017.
On the log table after 19 games, Plateau United FC are 1st/35pts, MFM FC are 2nd/33pts, El-Kanemi Warriors are 3rd/33pts and Niger Tornadoes are 4th/30pts while at the bottom of the table we have Shooting Stars 18th/22pts, Wikki Tourists 19th/21pts and Remo Stars 20th/19pts.
Nigeria’s Deaf Eagles Wins WADFU Tournament For The 3rd Time
The Nigeria Deaf Football team were in Mali where they won, for a record 3rd time, the West African Deaf Football Tournament beating the host nation Mali 2-1. The sad news is that they managed to achieve this feat without any government or sport federation support, without kits (no jerseys or tracksuits) etc. Their only support cam from Emmanuel Ibru, their Grand Patron, who paid for everything.
In other news:
Nico Marley, grandson of reggae legend – Bob Marley, signs contract with Washington Redskins and the Canadian Football League has just kicked off with 9 teams divided into 2 divisions.