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Nigeria Super Eagles To Face Cristiano Ronaldo In Friendly Match

 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the Seleção of Portugal in a friendly fixture
The international friendly fixture between Nigeria and Portugal will take place in September.

This was made known by Muhammad Sanusi Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The international friendly fixture is yet to be confirmed by the Portuguese Football Federation or the Amaju Pinnick led NFF.

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The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers have been postponed to March next year.

This means that the Super Eagles are free in the September FIFA Window.
According to the Secretary General, the NFF have now decided to make use of the FIFA window by setting up a high profile friendly.

Speaking on Brila FM, Sanusi said, “We are all aware that qualifiers was fixed for September but because of the change of date of the AFCON qualifiers which has been moved to next year March, therefore the NFF has made it a duty to always use the FIFA window to play quality friendly matches with the aim of keeping the team in good shape.

“That’s why we use the contact and connection of our coach (Jose) Peseiro who is a Portuguese to arrange a quality friendly match with the Portuguese national team.“

The friendly means that the Super Eagles will have a test against Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players in the world.

Portugal aim to use the Super Eagles friendly as a test ahead of the group stage fixture against the Black Stars of Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.

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Cholera Outbreak: Over 500 Persons Died In Four Months In Jigawa State

 

In Jigawa state, “Northwest Nigeria”, Over 500 people have been confirmed dead within the period of four months, following the outbreak of Cholera virus in the state.

 

Despite this, authorities say the state has continued to record a massive number of cholera cases with over 20,000 cases confirmed so far.

Twenty-two out of the 27 local government areas in state are said to be battling cases of cholera virus.

The state capital “Dutse”, as well as Birninkudu and Hadejia, are the most affected and worsen parts by the outbreak.

The Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Agency in the state, “Kabir Ibrahim”, has assured residents that the state government had been making efforts to curb the disturbing number of infections.

Ibrahim gave the assurance on Friday while addressing news reporters in Dutse, saying the state has provide vaccines for 720 people in three of the most worsen local governments.

File photo of some persons affected with cholera virus

He said, “We have received over 1.4 million doses (of vaccine) from the Federal Government through the World Health Organisation (WHO)”. “Everyone from the age of one to adulthood are capable to take this vaccine.

“For now, our target is the three local governments that are worst hit. Each victim is entitled to two doses separated by four weeks.

“We are targeting 720 persons for the first dose and another 720 persons for the second dose which will be separated by four weeks.” Kabir Ibrahim said.

He urged residents to cooperate with the government’s effort in curtailing the virus and to maintain proper hygiene as well as compliance with the guidelines laid by health professionals.

According to the World Health Organisation, researchers have estimated that each year, there are 1.3 to four million cases of cholera and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths are recorded.

WHO also said most of those infected had no or mild symptoms and can be successfully treated with oral rehydration solution.

The provision of clean and safe water and good sanitation is a key to prevent, control and tackle the transmission of cholera virus and other waterborne diseases, says experts.

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