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Edo Govt. increases Insurance FC players’ allowance by over 100%



The Edo Government on Monday announced over 100 per cent increase in the feeding allowance for players of Insurance FC.

Sabina Chikere, the club’s Coordinator, announced the increment when he paid a working visit to the players in camp.

Chikere said that the increase was part of efforts to boost the players’ morale in the ongoing 2020/2021 season of the Nigeria National League (NNL).

She said that the increment was necessitated by the need to avoid distraction in the club’s effort to secure promotion to the nation’s elite league at the end of the season.

According to her, the players’ feeding allowance has been increased from N3, 000 per day to N6, 300 daily.

“I want to officially inform you that the Deputy Governor has increased your camp allowance from N9, 000 to N18, 900; meaning you will now be receiving N6, 300 daily as against N3, 000.

“Your three days away allowance will now be N18, 900 as against the previous N9, 000,’’ Chikere stated, Chikere stated.

The Insurance FC coordinator, who also doubles as the Coordinator of Edo Queens FC, said that the female team also got similar increment.

She, however, said that the state government would continue to be responsible for feeding the players while in camp for their homes matches.

She tasked the players and crew of Insurance FC to continue to justify government commitment to their welfare.

She said they should do this by ensuring that they remained committed to securing promotion to the premier league at the end of the season.

Reports said that Insurance began their campaign in the NNL on Saturday with a 2-1 home win against Joy Cometh FC of Lagos.

The Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, donated N1 million to the players for wining the match.

The players currently enjoy N15, 000 and N30, 000 match bonuses for home and away wins respectively.

The club’s least and highest paid player receives N150, 000 and N200, 000 monthly as salary respectively.

Insurance next NNL match is away to Crown FC of Ogbomosho on Wednesday


He reminds me of Lampard – Evra hails Man Utd midfielder






Former Manchester United vice-captain, Patrice Evra has hailed midfielder Scott McTominay for his impressive display against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Evra said that McTominay reminds him of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, adding that the Scotland international always performs in big matches.

McTominay scored a brace as Man United defeated Chelsea 2-1 in Wednesday’s Premier League tie at Old Trafford.

His brace against Mauricio Pochettino’s side was his sixth goal this season in all competitions for the Red Devils so far.

He is Man United’s top scorer for the season so far and Evra is impressed with him.

“McTominay is always there when it is an important game scoring goals,” Evra told Amazon Prime.

“He reminds me a bit of Frank Lampard. He is doing this for United and the Scottish national team so very well done.

“He could have scored four. After the game he was a little bit disappointed. He had so many chances, he is always in the right place and always running into the box, this is why he reminds me of of Lampard tonight.”

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CAF Awards 2023: Nnadozie, Abiodun, Super Falcons among final top three nominees




Chiamaka Nnadozie has made the final shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

Nnadozie was outstanding for Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The shot stopper also played a crucial role in her club, FC Paris’ maiden appearance in the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

South Africa’s Andile Dlamini and Morocco’s Khadija Er-Rmichi are the other goalies nominated for the award.

In the Women’s Young Player of the Year category, Deborah Abiodun will slug it out with Comfort Yeboah (Ghana) and Nesryne El Chad (Morocco).

Nigeria was among the final three nominees in the Women’s National Team of the Year category.

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CAF Awards 2023: Oshoala makes final shortlist for Women’s Player of the Year




Asisat Oshoala remains on course to win a record-extending sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year award, newsmen reports.

Oshoala was among the three players who made the final shortlist for the Women’s Player of the Year award, as announced by the Confederation of African Football on Thursday.

The Barcelona Femeni star became the first woman to claim the award for a record fifth time in 2022.

The 27-year-old played a key role in Barcelona Femeni’s UEFA Women’s Champions League success last season.

South Africa’s Thembi Klagtlana and Zambia’s Barbara Banda are the other players in contention for the award.

Klagtlana, who plays for the American side Racing Louisville Football Club, won the award in 2018.

The winner will be revealed at the CAF Awards Gala on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the Palais des Congrès, Movenpick, Marrakech, Morocco.

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