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Eaglets To Play Argentina U-17 Today

Super Eaglets

Golden Eaglets will on Tuesday play its Argentine counterparts in a friendly match at the Argentina Football Association (AFA) Training Centre in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. The match, which is part of the team’s preparation towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, will kick off at 3:30 pm local time (7:30pm Nigerian time). The team has been training twice daily ...

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Adidas Refuses To Ask Blatter To Resign


German sportswear company, Adidas, has refused to join calls from a number of FIFA’s key sponsors for Sepp Blatter to step down early from his role as President of world football’s governing body. Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa each issued statements on Friday (October 2) saying the 79-year-old Swiss should quit his position with immediate effect after criminal proceedings were ...

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Eagles’ Camp Bubbles In Belgium

Super Eagles player celebrating with Keshi (left) after scoring a goal against Chad in Kaduna. Preparation for Tanzania yet to start.

Super Eagles on Monday commenced training for the two international friendlies in Belgium, with 15 players at the R. Battice FC training ground. England –based midfielder John Mikel Obi led goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, defenders Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, midfielders Sylvester Igbonu, Rabiu Ibrahim, Ogenyi Onazi and Obiora Nwankwo and forwards Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Moses ...

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Eagles Get New Venues For Congo, Cameroon Friendlies


The venues for Super Eagles friendly matches against Congo and Cameroon have been changed, according to latest reports from the Nigeria Football Federation official website. The coach Sunday Oliseh-led side will now play in Vise (Municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège) and Dendermonde (Municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek) against DR Congo ...

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Ekpo Delighted With Congo, Cameroon Friendlies

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for giving the Super Eagles the opportunity to play Cameroon and Congo in the upcoming FIFA international week. Eagles will play Congo on Thursday before playing Cameroon on Sunday in Belgium. Ekpo said that what should be focused upon should be how the team performed and not ...

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NFF Must Hire a Quality Coach For Falcons –Hamilton

By Augustine Akhilomen Lagos Former Super Eagles coach, Paul Hamilton, has asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to hire a quality coach for the Super Falcons. The federation has been in the lookout for a new coach after Edwin Okon was relieved of his job due to the team’s disappointing campaign at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada where ...

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Salisu, Babanginda, Pascal Take Charge Of CHAN Team

By Augustine Akhilomen Lagos                                          The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has directed the trio of Salisu Abubakar, Tijani Babanginda and Patrick Pascal to train the Home Based Eagles ahead of the CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso. The team, which opened camp ...

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Allen, Igbinoba Win September LBA Awards

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has announced Festus Allen of Sharks and Esosa Igbinoba of Nasarawa United as winners of the Manager and Player awards respectively for September in the Glo Premier League. Allen and Esosa played active roles in their team’s run in the month under review. Sharks manager, Allen, succeeded in taking the club out of the drop ...

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D’ Tigress Can Still Qualify For Rio, Says Ogunjimi

Stories by Chibuike Chukwu LAGOS D’Tigress Captain, Helen Ogunjimi, has said even though her side finished third after beaten Angola 65-55 in the losers’ final during the just-concluded AfroBasket Women in Cameroon, there is still every chance that it can still make it to the Olympics through the play-off. With the victory over Angola, Nigeria clinched the last spot available ...

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Sunshine Stars Must Go Continental, Says Aggreh

By Steve Oma-Ofozor Lagos Super Eagles and Sunshine Stars of Akure winger, Prince Aggreh, has said that a continental ticket would not elude the team at the end of the current Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season. He made the statement on Monday in a chat, while dwelling on the inconsistency of the Akure Gunners in recent time. According to ...

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Eaglets’ll Retain W’Cup Trophy – Amuneke

By Augustine Akhilomen Lagos Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, is optimistic the team will win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nigeria is the defending champion, having won the last edition that held in UAE. The team will begin its campaign against the United States of America on October 17th before facing hosts Chile and Croatia respectively in group A. ...

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Tennis Coach Calls For Grassroots Talent Discovery

By Uzor Odigbo, Lagos With Agency Reports National tennis coach Benson Isichei, on Sunday called on his compatriots at state level to assist the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) in discovering talents at the grassroots. Isichei said in Lagos that since it was mandatory for coaches to discover talents in their areas, they should collaborate with NTF in the effort to ...

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REPORT: Klopp To Replace Rodgers As Liverpool Boss

Liverpool has made contact with representatives of former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp as the Anfield club look to replace sacked manager Brendan Rodgers. The ex-Borussia Dortmund manager is favourite to take over from the Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss, Carlo Ancelotti, also a strong contender. Klopp, 48, is understood to be open to the idea of a move. The club’s ...

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Ibrahimovic Sets New PSG Goal Record

 A day after celebrating his 34th birthday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading scorer as he netted twice in a 2-1 win over bitter rival Marseille in the French league Sunday. With 110 goals for PSG in all competitions, Ibrahimovic surpassed Pedro Pauleta’s record of 109 goals that the former Portugal forward amassed in 211 games from 2003 to ...

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Heartland Shocks Enyimba In Owerri

Enyimba’s Etor (right) takes on Heartland player

By Chibuike Chukwu LAGOS Heartland Football Club of Owerri, on Sunday, shocked league leaders, Enyimba International of Aba, in an oriental derby. The host scored in the 40th minute and 65th minute while Enyimba got its goal at the dot of the first half. The defeat meant the leader’s hold on the top of the table was cut to three ...

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Friendly: Eagles Depart For Belgium

Super Eagles players

By Augustine Akhilomen Lagos Super Eagles is expected to leave for Belgium today for the two international friendly matches against Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Leopards of DR Congo after resolving its visa problems at the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja The team, which was supposed to depart for Frankfurt on Sunday, will now leave on Monday and arrive ...

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Wolves Maul Sunshine Stars 3-0 In Warri

The Technical Adviser of Warri Wolves, Paul Aigbogun, has expressed joy at the 3-0 defeat of Sunshine Stars of Akure in their Saturday’s home match at the Warri Township, Stadium. The victory earned Wolves 55 points and a move to the club to the second position on the log Wolves had so far played 32 matches to now stay behind ...

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Liverpool Boss, Rodgers, Gets The Boot


  Liverpool have sacked manager Brendan Rodgers with immediate effect. The Reds drew with Everton on Sunday to leave them 10th in the Premier League and six points off the top spot. “Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch,” said a club statement. “The search for ...

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Afrobasket: D’Tigress Wins Bronze

Adaora Elonu taking a jumper against Mozambique

D’Tigress on Saturday beat Angola 65-55 in the bronze game of the 2015 Afrobasket, ensuring that the defending champions (Angola) did not make a point in the last quarter of the game. Angola had led 55-45 at the end of the third quarter taking the lead with 24-14points third quarter score. D’Tigress took a three points (17-14) first quarter lead ...

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Revisiting Incessant Strikes In Nigerian League

Action from Nigeria Professional Football League

By Chibuike Chukwu LAGOS Lately, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been plagued by continuous industrial action from players, who have severally complained of non-payment of their salaries and other entitlements. Only last week, players of Warri Wolves down-tooled, citing non-payment of wages, which run into months, as their reason. The latest by the title contenders follows previous strike ...

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Pinnick Extols Enyeama’s Mother

Amaju Pinnick

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Saturday praised God for the life of late Mrs Lucy Philip Enyeama, mother of Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama, who was buried same day in Urua Inyang, Akwa Ibom State. NFF boss Pinnick charged all those present at the burial not to mourn, but to celebrate the life ...

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Onigbinde Pleads For Resourceful Sports Minister


By Uzor Odigbo, Lagos Two times Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has demanded for a resourceful sports minister from President Buhari. The Modakeke high chief noted that until government appoints a thoroughly breed Sports Minister, who understands the practical aspect of his job, the nation would continue to group in the dark. According to him, the sports minister he expected, ...

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Eaglets Lands In Buenos Aires, Begins Training

Golden Eaglets

Golden Eaglets on Friday arrived their pre-World Cup training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A team of 25 players and 10 officials departed Abuja on Thursday. On ground in Buenos Aires to receive the team were officials of Nigeria Embassy led by Mr. Elekwachi Ndubuisi and Mrs. Felicia Ezeorah as well as NFF FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon, who informed ...

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Visa Hitch Delays Super Eagles’ Trip

The Super Eagles will no longer travel to Belgium on Sunday (today) as scheduled, for the two friendly internationals against the DR Congo and Cameroon, because international passports of players and officials are still at the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja. Super Eagles’ Team Administrator, Enebi Achor, confirmed on Friday that officials at the Embassy of Belgium had requested for ...

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CAF League: USM, Mazembe Favoured To Reach Final


A second successive African Champions League final involving clubs from Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo seems likely with USM Alger and TP Mazembe favourites to qualify this weekend. USM beat Al Hilal of Sudan2-1 away  last weekend in the first leg of their semi-final, leaving the north Africans needing only a draw at the Stade Omar Hamadi in ...

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