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Obinna Nsofor Joins PSL Club, Cape Town City FC 

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Former Super Eagles winger, Victor Obinna Nsofor has signed for South African Premier Soccer League outfit, Cape Town City FC.

The club announced the arrival of the free agent but the financial terms and duration of the contract Obinna signed with the capital outfit have not yet been disclosed.

The Nigeria international expressed his delight just after the transfer was announced, and explained why he joined Cape Town City. 

”It is a pleasure, privilege for me to join this family. Obinna stated. 

”I saw a club that has an ambition to succeed, I am here to contribute to the success of this team.”

The 30-year-old spent his formative years at Plateau United, Kwara United and Enyimba before moving to Italian club, Chievo Verona. 

He also lists Malaga, West Ham, Lokomotiv Moscow, MSV Duisburg, SV Darmstadt, and Inter Milan among his previous clubs. 

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Mikel: Zambia Is In Good Spirit But It’s Time To Wrap It Up

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Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi is not getting carried away by Nigeria being tipped the favourites to outclass Zambia. 

The Tianjin Teda midfielder, John Obi Mikel is not underating the Zambians and has dismissed their Underdog Tag. 

Serious Task Ahead

Mikel, knowing what is astake, has however given an insight of what the Super Eagles will do come next week Saturday. 

Having defeated Algeria home and away, Mikel believes the Super Eagles will have to take Zambia seriously. 

Time Up

But he is confident Nigeria will grab the the ticket to the World Cup in Russia with a victory. 

”I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers.

Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat,” Mikel told thenff.com.

”We will take them very serious on 7th October because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up.”

Right Attitude 

In conclusion, the former Chelsea ace heaped praise on his teammates and the technical crew. 

He explained that the Super Eagles’ imminent World Cup qualification is due to the crew’s hardwork and positive approach. 

Mikel added : ”We have all shown professionalism, dedication and determination to be at the pole position in a group tagged ‘Group of Death.’

“Commendations must go to the entire team and the Coach, but we must finish it up in Uyo and secure our ticket right there.”

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Bondo To Decide Nigeria Versus Zambia Affair 

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39-year old Bostwana referee, Joshua Bondo will take charge of proceedings of Nigeria’s match against Zambia. 

Veteran

Bondo who has been an international referee for the past 10 years will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo next week Saturday.

FIFA has chosen Bondo alongside his countrymen, Oamogetse Godisamang, 40, and Tirelo Mositwane, 30, to rule over the game.  

Godisamang, an international assistant referee since year 2010 will serve as Assistant Referee 1, while Tirelo Mositwane, an international referee since 2013 will serve as Fourth Official. 

Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho will be the Assistant Referee 2 for the October 7 showdown. 

Familiar Face

South Africa’s Mr. Carlos Manuel Neves Henriques will be the Referee Assessor while Sudanese Osama Hassan Ataaelmanan is the match commissioner.

Hassan was also the Match Commissioner for the game between Nigeria and Cameroon in Yaounde on September 4. 

Battle Of Champions 

A win in Uyo will see three –time African champions, Nigeria seal a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance in Russia. 

2012 Africa Cup of Nations winners, Zambia, will face the champions of the 2013, Nigeria, on October 7.

The make-or-break game will Kick –off at 5pm at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. 

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