The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has confirmed that Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo will host the 2022 CAF Champions League final scheduled for Sunday, May 29.
CAF officials had visited the Akwa Ibom stadium over four weeks ago to inspect the state of the sporting facilities according to the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Paul Bassey.
Aside the stadium, the delegation also inspected the Victor Attah International Airport, Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Specialist Hospital among others in line with CAF standard for host city.
Al Ahly of Egypt that have won a record 10 Champions League titles will face ES Setif of Algeria in the semi-final.
The Egyptian giant will be hoping to reach their 3rd consecutive finals, having won the last two finals.
In another semi-final game, Petro Atletico of Angola will lock horns with Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
This is the third time the CAF Champions finals will be played in a single final format as opposed to a two-legged fixtures format, which was being used in the competition since 1966.
Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt hosted the 2020 final, while the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco, hosted the 2021 final.
UEFA will pay Bayern Munich €19million for winning this year’s Champions League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
The Europe top football governing body will also pay PSG €15million for losing the Champions League final to Bayern, Express UK reports.
Bayern defeated the French Ligue 1 champions 1-0 on Sunday night in Lisbon, Portugal, to lift their sixth Champions League trophy, thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header goal in the second half of the encounter.
Below is the full prize money breakdown for the 2019/20 Champions League:
Base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
Group match victory: €2,700,000
Group match draw: €900,000
Round of 16: €9,500,000
Losing finalist: €15,000,000
Winning the Final: €19,000,000
Nigeria has produced a lot of talents in the game of soccer. A lot of them ply their trade in most prestigious clubs in the world. As you are aware, the game of football is the most watched game in the world, Football is no longer a sport for people with no future ambition. Nowadays, lots of sponsors, businessmen, and lovers of the game pumps millions of dollars into it for profit or simply for their personal satisfaction. This has elevated the status of footballers from uneducated people to some of the most celebrated humans on earth. Nigeria boasts of some of the richest football players in Africa and all of them do not hesitate in showing off their million-dollar assets. Welcome to Afro Page and thanks for watching. In this video we will be talking about the top ten most richest Nigerian footballers for 2020. Before then, support this channel by given this video a like, and also subscribe and click on the bell icon to get notified any time we upload a new video.
1. Odion Ighalo – Odion Jude Ighalo comes first on our list. born 16 June 1989 is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of the Chinese Super League. He is currently the highest paid Nigeria footballer and arguably the richest Nigerian footballers with an estimated net worth of $60 million.
2. John Mikel Obi – Mikel Obi, who began his football career in Nigeria, is Nigeria’s second richest footballer at the moment. With the net worth of $57 million, Mikel Obi is unarguably the second richest footballer of Nigerian descent.
3. Obafemi Martins – Obafemi Martins is a reputable footballer of Nigerian descent. At the young age of 16, he moved from Nigeria to Europe where he has played for a number of football clubs. Martins is reported with the estimated net worth of $40.
4. Victor Moses – Currently, Victor Moses’ net worth is estimated at around $35 million.
5. Alex Iwobi – Alex Iwobi. Alex iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. His Net Worth is currently $32 million
6. Kelechi Iheanacho – He currently plays for the English premier league club Leicester city football club as a striker.
7. Ahmed Musa – Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian footballer of Hausa descent, who plays as a forward and left winger for Saudi Arabian team, Al-Nassr and the Nigeria national team.
8. Emmanuel Emenike – Emenike is a Nigerian international footballer, who last played as a striker for Belgium club westerlo, but he is currently unemployed. His current net worth is valued at $22 million, and sources have claimed that he is fond of appearing at grandiose parties alongside musicians and other Nigerian dignitaries.
9. Wilfred Ndidi – Wilfred Ndidi. Born, 16 December 1996, is Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for premier league club, Leicester city and the Nigeria national team.
10. Ogenyi Eddy Onazi – Onazi is a high profile Nigerian footballer, who plays as a centre midfielder, for Turkish club Denizlispor, and the Nigeria national football team, popularly known as, the super eagles of Nigeria.
Antonio Rudiger says Chelsea have achieved their goals ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Arsenal but admits that he is not satisfied with his own standards on the pitch.
The Blues secured qualification for the Champions League with a win against Wolves on July 26 following a season disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic.
However, they conceded 54 goals throughout the Premier League season – their worst total since Roman Abramovich took control at Stamford Bridge in 2003 – and are 3-0 down on aggregate in their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
“For me personally, first of all I do not want to give any excuses,” Rudiger says.
“It has been a tough season with everything going on. Just in the performances, there were some good games and also bad games. It has been up and down.
“Me, personally with my season, I am not that happy. But at the end of the day as a collective, we achieved our goals and this is what matters. We still have two games to go and this is what I am focused on. Everything else I will analyse myself and go on to next season.
“If I reflect on the way we had to get to this final, it was tough. The season was tough for everyone. I had injuries, the coronavirus pandemic, it was really difficult. But we are there now and we want to do everything to win that trophy.”
The Nigerian international striker has joined the Serie A side on a big-money deal, having been linked with several top European clubs this summer
Napoli has confirmed the signing of Nigeria international forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.
The striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a deal reported to be worth €50 million (£45m/$59m).
Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive goalscoring season, including Arsenal and Liverpool, although he will appear in Serie A in the 2020-21 campaign.
The 10 times-capped Nigerian forward – who has scored four goals for his country – first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.
He was hugely impressive in Belgium as he managed 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£13m/$17m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form continued.
Osimhen will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season as they look to return to the Champions League having missed out this year. The Neapolitan side will finish only seventh in Serie A, although they have guaranteed qualification for the Europa League group stage by winning the Coppa Italia.
Big things are expected of the highly-rated 21-year-old, with Osimhen capable of making a similar impact at Napoli as Diego Maradona once did, according to the head of Nigerian football, Amaju Pinnick.
Pinnick told Radio Kiss Kiss last week: “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli. I’ve followed them from when they had Maradona. Naples is a proud city and also in football terms.
“Osimhen is a source of pride for African football. He’s someone who is disciplined but focused on objectives, and if he wants something, he knows how to get it. He made the right decision for his career. I already believe he’ll receive the right support from the club and its fans.
“Napoli are the right club for him to achieve important results, and Osimhen will always give his best. I’ll say it now: Victor will do everything possible to match and even break the records set by a legend like Maradona.
“I talked to Victor just a few minutes ago, he’s very excited about his new experience and new club. Napoli is a big name in world football. It’ll be a new challenge for him and he told me: ‘President, I’ll make Naples proud’.
“If he gets the right support, I guarantee he’ll stick to his word and make you all proud. Believe in him and he’ll help the team achieve their objectives. I’ll come to Naples next season to watch some of their games. Osimhen is young and could stay at Napoli for a long time.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly bought The Bugatti Centodieci to celebrate Juventus’ ninth consecutive league title.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored 31 goals for Juventus in the league, splashed £8.5 million on the luxury car, according to Corriere della Sera.
The publication also said Ronaldo decided to splash the hefty amount on the expensive car to celebrate his club’s league title.
The supercar, one of only ten in the world, will be delivered to him by the end of the year with the vehicle described as officially purchased. With an 8 litre W16 engine and 1600 horsepower, the Centodieci can do 0-62mph in just 2.4 seconds – and reach a ridiculous top speed of 236 mph.
The expensive purchase comes days after it was revealed that the former Real Madrid striker had also bought a new £5.5m luxury yacht.
With the completion of English Premier League yesterday, we can all agree both Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done well in with there respective teams.
Frank Lambpard has established a young team with Chelsea playing attractive football and a team that can only get better and challenge for major throphies.
Chelsea finished 4th in EPL on the same points with Man Utd who finished 3rd with goal difference. Frank Lampard’s team are also in FA cup Finals, and for a debut saason we can say Lampard has done well.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has secured a Champions League spot for Manchester United after defeating Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season.
We can say a lot of people believed Man Utd won’t make it to the top 4 beacause of their inconsistency this season, but at the end they finished 3rd and also in the round of 16 in the Europa league. We can all agree Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done well with Manchester United being his official debut season.
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