Rangers, Rivers United Get Confederation Cup Opponent

Federation Cup, enugu rangers, Rangers, Imama Amapakabo, NPFLRangers International and Rivers United, have been drawn in the last 16 of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champion, Rangers, were drawn against Zesco United of Zambia.

The club crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Zamalek 5-3 on aggregate.

Rivers United would face Rayon Sports of Rwanda, following their drop to the second tier having lost to Al-Merrikh 4-3 on aggregate.

The first leg would be played on April 7 and 9, while the return leg is scheduled for April 14 and 16.

Team Nigeria Set For African Junior Championship

Nigeria Set For African Junior Tennis ChampionshipNigerian players will be aiming for a place in 2017 World Junior Table Tennis Championships.

They are also set to qualify for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, when the ITTF African Junior Championship serves off in Tunis on  April 9.

Four African teams would participate at the World Junior Tournament in Italy, while two countries would also represent the continent at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) said those who will represent the country would resume camping soon.

The Federation hinted that the players were part of the Olufunke Oshonaike Clinic for Junior Table Tennis Players.

Rohr Calls Olarenwaju Kayode To Replace Osimhen In Friendlies

Gernot-Rohr-Nigeria-Super-Eagles-coachThe Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up Olarenwaju Kayode for their friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso later in March.

The Austria Vienna striker has been invited to replace Wolfsburg’s Victor Osimhen, who has been ruled out of the matches owing to an injury.

Kayode has yet to make his debut for the Super Eagles, though he has represented Nigeria at the youth level, notably playing in the 2009 Under-17 World Cup and Under-20 World Cup in 2011 and 2013.

Nigeria would face Senegal on March 23 and Burkina Faso on March 27.

Both matches would be held at the Hive Stadium in London.