December 1, 2022

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Breaking: New NPFL winners, Rivers United, Angels dump NFF ‘s FA Cup


Simply few days after profitable 2021/22 Nigeria Skilled Soccer League (NPFL) season, Rivers United, have deserted spherical of 64 Federation Cup match versus Dakkada FC.

This was disclosed by the membership administration on Saturday.

Additionally, former Nigeria Girls Soccer League champions Rivers Angels have pulled out of the 2021/2022 Federation Cup.

An announcement from the membership’s administration reads, “This choice is coming after due deliberations amongst the workforce’s administration and employees to discover the choices earlier than us. Consequently, Rivers Angels FC is not going to be partaking on this yr’s competitors. 

“The membership have additionally formally notified the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) of this growth and expressed their regrets as effectively.

“A part of the explanations for the withdrawal is because of the truth that seven out of the 15 gamers retained by the membership are presently unavailable resulting from nationwide workforce engagements. 5 are with the U-20 Girls’s Nationwide workforce whereas two (from Ghana and Cameroon) are additionally away in the meanwhile.

“The Rivers Angels workforce are then left with simply eight gamers and are presently present process a recruitment course of forward of the following soccer season which makes it troublesome to proceed with this yr’s Aiteo Cup. 

“We apologise for any inconvenience this will likely have brought about the Federation and our teeming followers whereas assuring that we will be again in an even bigger method subsequent time.”

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