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2017/18 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUPS AND DATES

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Here are the Groups for the 2017/18 Uefa Champions League and Dates to be played:

After the draw which took place in Monaco, we know what teams will come face to face in this season's Champions League group stages.

GROUP A: Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow.

GROUP B: Bayern Munich, PSG, Anderlecht, Celtic.

GROUP C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag.

GROUP D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Sporting Lisbon.

GROUP E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor.

GROUP F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord.

GROUP G: Monaco, Porto, Besiktas, Leipzig.

GROUP H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Apoel.

The group stage fixtures will be scheduled as follows:

September 12-13: gameweek 1

September 26-27: gameweek 2

October 17-18: gameweek 3

October 31 - November 1: gameweek 4

November 21-22: gameweek 5

December 5-6: gameweek 6

Chisom Delighted With Debut.

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The hopes of Remo Stars Feeders might have seen the light of the day with the sudden debut of Kenneth Chisom.
The 17-year-old midfielder has expressed happiness after featuring in his side's 1-1 draw against Shooting Stars Sporting Club (3SC) in Match Day 30 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Chisom is pleased to make his debut for Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) in Wednesday's game at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.
The young and vibrant midfielder was part of the NPFL U17 All Stars that featured in this year's Gauteng Future Champions Football tournament held in South Africa and he claims he was delighted he was able to contribute to his side’s display at home against 3SC.
He also participated for Nigeria when the Golden Eaglets played against the Baby Menas in Naimey for the U17 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers and currently participating in the ongoing Nationwide League One competition for Remo Stars Feeders.
 “It is amazing, a great feeli…

NFF confirms Corsica, Togo friendlies for Eagles

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The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that the Super Eagles will play two international friendly matches, against the Senior National Teams of Corsica and Togo respectively, before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo next month.
Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf will lead a contingent of goalkeepers trainer Alloy Agu, home –based professionals Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatubosun and backroom staff to Paris on 22nd May, from where they will travel to Corsica.
The three –time African champions will take on the Corsica Senior Team at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio starting from 8pm on Friday, 26th May, and then travel to Paris for the game against the Hawks of Togo.
The match against the Hawks has been scheduled for the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris on Thursday, 1st June 2017, starting from 7.30pm.
The Super Eagles will tackle South Africa in the opening match of Group E of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation…

LMC, FIRS Launches NPFL-VAT Wonder Goal

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Ahead the start of second round of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (2016/17) season, the League Management Company (LMC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) are partnering to resuscitate the Wonder Goal series.

At the turn of the second round of matches last season, the LMC had introduced the Wonder Goal to build affinity between players, their clubs and their community of domicile. It aimed amongst other objectives to create an engagement channel between the clubs and their immediate communities through charity work by players who win the award.

It will be recalled that the LMC recently offered FIRS, the NPFL as a platform to engage the football community on the benefits of paying taxes and other government charges such as the Value Added Tax (VAT). Tax education messages are since being displayed on perimeter boards at all NPFL match venues.

LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko said the relaunched scheme is now to be known as the VAT Wonder Goal and to serve as …

"We are Optimistic Going into the Second Stanza of the Season." Osho

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Technical Adviser of Remo Stars, Fatai Osho has opined that his wards will be going into the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League season with optimism.

Speaking shortly after a warm up friendly game at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu, Osho believes the team can still turn things around in the concluding part of the season.

"We are looking forward to the second stanza of the league with a lot of optimism, we believe we have a team that can compete and we are preparing so well with friendly matches."

"We played two outstanding games at the end of the first stanza, it extended our stay compared to other teams but we went on a short break and the players are back fully refreshed for the second stanza."

The Sky Blue Stars will welcome the People's Elephant to the Gateway International Stadium on Sunday, 21st of May 2017 for the Match Day 20 of the NPFL.

"We Were Unlucky in the First Stanza" Edozie

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Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Left Back, Ewelike Edozie feels he and his teammates were unlucky in the first stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season.

Edozie says many teams found it difficult to contain the Sky Blue Stars but he is very confident that things will go well for him and his teammates in the second round.

"I had a good game in the first stanza of the season, I played up to expectation, tried my best and I tried to give my best to the team."

"Remo Stars is a good team, we have quality players because so many teams in the first round found it so difficult to hold us but we were just unlucky."

"We lost so many chances in away games and it also affected us from getting maximum points away from home, we will try our best possible to convert our chances well in the second stanza."

"Going into the second stanza, my teammates and myself are preparing so hard to ensure that we don't relegate at the end of the season…

Management tells Amapakabo to Win Games or Be Sacked

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Enugu Rangers head coach, Imama Amapakabo and his technical crew have been given a three-match must win ultimatum starting from Sunday's league match against Katsina United.

After an extra-ordinary emergency meeting on Friday, the management of the club took the decision as a result of what it described as persistent abysmal performance Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the CAF Champions League.

The decision compels Imama and his technical crew to improve their performance by winning Sunday's match and the next two home games or be ready to step aside.

The meeting chaired by General Manager, Christian Chukwu equally urged Rangers players to improve on their performance as all eyes are on them to redeem the image of the club in the CAF Confederations Cup as well as the remaining NPFL matches.