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Nasarawa united postpone Pre-season tour of kaduna

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Nasarawa united postpone Pre-season tour of kaduna.

The Solid Miners won’t travel to Kaduna as initially planned and have elected to remain in Lafia for the meantime.

Nasarawa United head coach, Kabiru Dogo has informed that the Solid Miners’ proposed pre-season tour of Kaduna has now been postponed to a fresh date that will be announced shortly.

The tactician said that the team will continue intensive pre-season activities in Lafia with the 2017/2018 league season now expected to kick off in January and that plans are underway to pick a new date with a view to rounding off their preparations in Kaduna.

“Plans are still underway for the team to go to Kaduna for a close camping exercise and we are going to use it to finalise our preparations for the start of the season. With the league now expected to start in January, we won’t be able to travel again this weekend as initially thought,” Dogo said.

Source: goal.com

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NANF Demands $10m Compensation for Late Nigerian Footballers

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The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has demanded a total of $10 million from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as well as the Nigeria Police for the death of two players, Chineme Martins and Tiamiyu Kazeem.

Nasarawa United defender Martins died during an NPFL match against Katsina United, while Kazeem of Remo Stars was hit by a fast moving car as he allegedly stepped down from a police van on the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway.

In a letter dated March 16 and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, NANF President Harrison Jalla, demanded that the next of kin of late Kazeem be paid $5 million as compensation for his brutal murder.

“We demand that the Nigeria police within 21 days of the receipt of this letter, pay to the next of kin and immediate family of Tiamiyu Kazzem the sum of $5 million as compensation for his brutal killing by the police,” the letter read in part.

In the case of Martins, NANF also asked the NFF, the League Management Company (LMC) and Nasarawa United to also pay $5 million as compensation to the family of the defender.

The players’ union blamed the tragic death of Martins to “gross negligence” by the LMC in ensuring adequate medical facilities and personnel in every NPFL match venue.

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NFF inaugurate committee to investigate Nasarawa United players death

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday inaugurated the ad-hoc committee set up by the football –governing body to investigate the death of Nasarawa United player Chineme Martins, charging the panel to come up with robust and sincere recommendations that will constitute the standard protocols for football organization in the country going forward.

“I am happy at the calibre of the people who make up the membership of this committee and I have no doubt you will come up with the right protocols that must be adhered to before any football match takes place anywhere in Nigeria. This is the time to make difficult decisions and I trust you to make them for us.

“Your job is a very serious one. You are free to tinker with the terms of reference and avail us the steps that will safeguard the future of our players in the areas of medical, safety and security. We pray that the soul of Chineme Martins rest in peace but we are pained by his death and we must use it as a wake-up call to enforce compliance with the provisions of Club Licensing as well as the fresh medical and security protocols that this committee will draw up.”

Pinnick and members of the committee, as well as NFF Executive Committee member Aisha Falode who was present at the inauguration observed a one- minute silence in honour of the departed Chineme Martins, who slumped and died during a Nigeria Professional Football League match between his club Nasarawa United and Katsina United at the Lafia City Stadium on Sunday, 8th March 2020.

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Chairman of the committee, Dr. Peter Singabele, who is a member of the CAF committee on sports medicine, thanked the NFF President for the opportunity given the committee to take a very critical look at organization of football matches in Nigeria, pledging that with the experience, energy, assiduity and sincerity of members, the committee will draw up recommendations that will ensure that such lapses as led to the unfortunate death of Chineme Martins never recur in the country’s football.

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Nasarawa united player slump and die in the pitch

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Nasarawa united player slump and die in the pitch

Chineme Martins, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, has died after slumping on the field.

The incident took place during a match between his team and Katsina United in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Sunday.

Martins was rushed to a hospital after he was attended to by medics on the field but was pronounced dead couple of minutes later.

Confirming Martins’ death, Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, said the league regrets the passing of the young man in his prime.

Dikko also called for a full autopsy to reveal the real cause of the player’s death.

He said, “We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player.

“It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures, if any that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure.”

The LMC stated that it would engage the club and the player’s family to offer support and succour.

However Nasarawa united won the match 3-0 against Kastina United with Chinedu Ohanachom scoring a hatric.

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