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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles after their 2-1 victory over Angola in the quarterfinals of the CHAN in Morocco.

In a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president wished the team “the very best” in the remaining games.

“President Muhammadu Buhari extends his congratulations to the Super Eagles on the spectacular 2-1 win against Angola in the CHAN quarter-finals match today in Morocco.

“President Buhari, who watched the match in his hotel room in Addis Ababa after a long day of meetings which started at 8:00am and ended at 5:30 pm, wishes them the very best for the upcoming matches,” the statement read.

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Qatar 2022: FIFA Appoints Oliseh Into Technical Team For The Third Time [PHOTOS]

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The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has appointed Sunday Oliseh as a technical expert for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The former Super Eagles player and coach announced the latest appointment via his Twitter page on Saturday.

Oliseh said he was named in a team that includes Arsene Wenger, former Arsenal coach; Jurgen Klinnsman, ex-German gaffer; and three other high-profile technocrats.

The 47-year-old Nigerian also announced that his team commenced work on Friday night.

“Extremely honoured to have been appointed by FIFA as a technical expert for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” he wrote.

“In privileged company of “Sir” Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klinnsman and 3 others. Work started last night . Qatar 2022 is looking great and ready.”

This is the third time the Nigerian will be appointed to the football world governing body’s technical team.

In 2016, FIFA appointed Oliseh as a member of its technical department for the Rio Olympics football.

Oliseh was also named a member of FIFA’s technical study group in March 2013.

Their task then was to analyze football matches, pinpointing technical excellence and recording the latest advances and developments in the games.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to hold in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

Oliseh played for nine years across different age-grade teams of the Nigerian national set-up.

He was part of the Nigerian U-23 team that won a gold medal in the football event at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics.

The ex-midfielder was also a member of the Eagles side that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tunisia.

Between 2015 and 2016, he was appointed coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

He has also been named among various football committees in the past.

In September 2021, he was listed among the 17 people on a committee constituted by the federal government to map out a 10-year football development plan.

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BREAKING: Ibrahim Gusau Elected New NFF President

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By garnering a total of 21 votes, Ibrahim Gusau, the former Chairman of States FA Chairmen, has been elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

More to come…

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Glo Unveils World Champion, Tobi Amusan As Ambassador

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Nigeria’s Digital and Telecommunications services provider, Globacom, has announced the appointment of the current African, Commonwealth, and World Champion in the 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, as its latest Brand Ambassador.

She was unveiled to the media at a ceremony held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Tobi became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletic event when she won the gold medal in the 100 meters hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. She set a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal and followed this up with 12.06 seconds in the final to take the gold medal.

Speaking at the event, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Lawrence Odediran, said that the company’s decision to make Amusan its ambassador was not just to reward her for her sterling accomplishments, but also to promote the growth of sports in Nigeria and encourage the country’s teeming youths to aspire toward realizing their dreams by looking up to the new ambassador as a mentor.

“At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work, and enterprise which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success. These are qualities that Globacom identifies with”, Odediran stated.

He explained that Tobi Amusan has become a testimony to the famous saying by Malcom X that “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, adding that “she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her.”

“Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today. We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realize their dreams”, he concluded.

Speaking at the event, a very delighted Tobi Amusan thanked Globacom for appointing her as its ambassador. She promised to be a good representative of the company and the youths at all times. The new ambassador also assured the company that she would continue to project a positive image of the brand across the world. “I am proud to be associated with Glo as its brand ambassador. It is a proudly Nigerian company doing great things and empowering Nigerians. I am grateful to the Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for giving me this amazing opportunity,” she declared.

A two-time African Games champion in the event,  Amusan who also won back-to-back African and Commonwealth titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles event wrapped up her long and successful 2022 campaign by competing in the 100m hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League event, which she won in 12.29 seconds.

The event was attended by top sporting personalities, the media, and the management of Globacom Limited.

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