5. Denis Onyango Denis Onyango is a Ugandan professional footballer currently playing as a goalkeeper for Mamelodi Sundowns and the Uganda national team. Onyango started his professional football career in his native country, before joining the South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns. With Mamelodi Sundowns, he won the 2016 CAF Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup respectively.
After a successful preliminary stage, Africa most prominent inter club competition, CAF Champions League, kicked off with many mouth watering fixtures as the quest for continental glory gets underway. A total of 16games were in offer at the weekend with a total of 36goals scored, below are the results and a review of the games.
Well, as you certainly know, many awards are controversial- and football awards are no exception. Even though our opinion cannot change the recipient of the award, we still feel the urge to say what we think is the right thing. 1. Year 2008: Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor was the winner but it should have been Egypt's Mohammed Aboutrika.
(Picture credit: independent.co.uk) Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has brought a fresh atmosphere to the club with his unique coaching style and the success he has achieved. The German manager who is a very animated person on the sidelines has won two trophies in his time as manager since taking over from former Club Legend and coach Frank Lampard.
Photo Credit : NPFL.TV Akwa United won the Nigeria Professional Football League for the first time in their history after beating MFM FC 5-2 on Sunday. Hat-trick from the top scorer Charles Atshimene, another goal from veteran forward Mfon Udoh and own goal from MFM FC defender Alimi Junior handed the Promise Keepers flawless victory against their visitors.
After the confirmation of Akwa United as Champions of 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last Sunday, Enyimba FC picked one continental slot with a 1-3 away win over Dakkada FC. Kwara United also recorded a win albeit 3-0 triumph over Kastina United but will have to wait for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary committee verdict which has awarded three points to Rivers United to be corroborated by the League Management Company (LMC) to know its CAF Confederation Cup fate.
The recent acquisitions of Wasiu Alalade and Ndifreke Effiong by Akwa United could prove to be crucial in the Promise Keepers' fight to reach the level of dominance in Nigeria and African football. The team will be competing at the CAF Champions League, Nigeria Professional Football League and Federation Cup in 2021/22 season.
The annual continental club football competition is run by Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is been contested amongst 68 top teams from 56 associations who’re either champions of their respective leagues or make it through qualification. Since the tournament was birthed it has produced several winners in the past with the North African teams dominance growing stronger every now and then without any signs or signal of slowing down their dominance on the biggest club football competition on the continent.
The Nigerian League comes to an end today, as the 20 teams who were involved in the 2020/2021 Nigeria League season will face each other on the final day of the competition. Photo Credit: @PillarsFC || Twitter App. In my opinion, Kano Pillars may finish second and qualify for the CAF Champions League in place of second-placed Nasarawa United, if two results go in favour of Pillars at the end of the day, one being if Nasarawa United lose against Abia Warriors and the second being if Kano Pillars win Heartland FC.
Al-Orooba have completed the signing of Nigerian forward Kingsley Eduwo on a lucrative contract. The 25-year-old forward has joined on a free transfer after running down his contract at CS Xfaxien. The attacker is the third player to join the newly promoted UAE Arabian Gulf League side this summer, following the arrivals of Chukwuebuka Onah and Ali Madan.
The CAF Champions League rolls up the curtain this Sunday and Akwa United have bolstered their squad ahead of their first leg game against CR Belouizdad at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. Below, Ademetan Abayomi picks six Akwa United key men to keep a close eye on throughout the two-legged preliminary clash as they are likely to dazzle.
Akwa United held onto a CAF Champions League win after blowing CR Belouizdad away in the second half. The Promise Keepers handed out a 1-0 victory over the Great Chalab at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Kennedy Boboye's side were devastating on the counter-attack and equally resolute in defence to thwart the Algerian Ligue 1 defending champions.
The one hundred and fourteen-year-old African club is, no doubt, one of the decorated clubs on the globe. This Egyptian club has influenced its country's national football team into turning the most successful national side In the black continent, with seven African Cup of Nations titles.
Over the years the footballing world has seen African teams achieved resounding success both locally and internationally in terms of winning trophies. That said, the question now is who are the most successful teams in Africa in terms of trophies won both locally or internationally? 10 Of The Most Successful Teams In Africa:
The Akwa Ibom State giant and current champions of the 2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League have crashed out of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League after losing 2-0 to Algeria’s Ligue 1 champions CR Belouizdad on Sunday. They failed to build on their preliminary round first-leg advantage as they conceded two late goals in Algeria.
It is often said that Nigeria is the giant of Africa. The country has made a name for itself in technology, sports, business and many endeavours. In African club football, Nigerian clubs have distinguished themselves both at home and on the continent. In 2004, Enyimba FC made history when they lifted the CAF Champions League two times consecutively.
Ondo State Government will pay Sunshine Stars N500, 000 per goal as it rallies the team for victory against Rivers United in today's 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season final day's fixture at Akure Township Stadium. With Akwa United already declared champions, the battle for survival and second CAF Champions League ticket take the centre stage on the last day of the campaign, with the Owens Whales going for maximum point against the continental hopefuls.
The appointment of Finidi George as new coach of Enyimba represents a new chapter for the club, says chairman of the two-time CAF Champions League winners. Anyansi, who is unarguably the longest- serving club chairman in the country, said this after Wednesday's unveiling of the former Nigeria winger as head of their technical crew.
The 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season came to a fitting finale on Thursday, with the fate of some clubs decided on the last day. •Enyimba bag second successive CAF Champions League ticket. With Akwa United already crowned champions heading into match day 38, the fight for second and third spots were hotly contested by Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Rivers United and Nasarawa United.
Tickets for the first round first leg match of the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League between the Champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Akwa United and the Champions of the Algerian league, CR Belouizdad has been fixed for N2,000 for VIP section and N1000 for popular stand. According to the Publicity Committee for the encounter, the tickets will be available for sales from Friday September 10 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium and radio stations in the state.