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NFF Plans Testimonial For Enyeama


The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said a testimonial will be organised for Vincent Enyeama, saying he deserves “an honourable exit” from the Super Eagles. On Saturday, Enyeama returned to Belgium to meet with NFF president Pinnick, NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko. Pinnick told Enyeama in clear terms ...

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Rangers Plot To Dim Sunshine Stars


Rangers head coach Imama Amapakabo has said his side will devise a plan to dim Sunshine Stars in their next match, after settling for a 1-1 draw with visiting Warri Wolves yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu. “We will work on the lapses to ensure we come out with a different approach that will help us win our ...

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How Eagles Caged Lions 3-0


Super Eagles last night in Brussels put to sword fierce rivals Cameroon 3-0 in a much improved display from the loss to DR Congo. After the shambolic showing against DRC on Thursday, the Super Eagles raised their game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to win this friendly and ease pressure on coach Sunday Oliseh after his major falling out ...

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Super Eagles Redeem Image, Wallop Cameroon Lions 3-0

  Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday bounced back from their disgraceful 0-2 defeat in the hands of Congo DR on Thursday to record an impressive 3-0 win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in an international friendly in Belgium. The match, played at the Edmond Machtens-Stadion, saw a more purposeful Eagles, showing more coordination but lacking the finishing power in ...

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Enyeama Speaks On His Future, Career


Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama has been in the news following his rift with Coach Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama announced his resignation from the national team via the social platform. In this interview with Galaxy Television, Enyeama however, the Akwa Ibom born goal tender is saying he wants to be part of the team to re-write the history of Nigeria ...

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Kidney Problem Won’t Stop Hayatou, Caf Insists

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) insists that acting Fifa President, Issa Hayatou, is fit to fulfil his duties, despite long-running health problems. The Cameroonian, who arrives in Zurich to take control of football’s world governing body on Tuesday, has kidney problems that require regular dialysis. “Since his first election as Caf President, Hayatou has always assumed, without interruption, the ...

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I Weep For Nigerian Football – Ikhana

Kadri Ikhana

* Why players are falling * Says clubs destroying country’s image Former African coach of the year, Kadiri Ikhana, who once coached Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama at Enyimba, traces the root of indiscipline in Nigerian players. He spoke with JOHN EGBOKHAN. How has the coaching business been for you for about three decades now? It has been ...

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Siasia Invites 30 Players For U-23 AFCON


Coach of the U-23 national team Samson Siasia has invited 30 players to camp ahead of the Senegal 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations billed to hold in November. The squad that won bronze at the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville formed the bulk of the list released on the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation on ...

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NNPC/Chevron Tennis: Eze, Others Eye Final Spot


Imo State’s Tochukwu Eze is eyeing a place in the final of the NNPC/Chevron Junior Tennis Masters after brushing aside second seed Christopher Bulus in the quarter-final of the event. Eze defeated Bulus 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 and he will be hoping to continue the winning streak when he confronts John Dickson of Bauchi State in a potentially explosive semi-final tie ...

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Blatter Appeals Fifa Suspension


Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by Fifa’s ethics committee, the New York Times reported. Blatter, the Swiss who has been president of the global soccer body Fifa since 1998, was suspended on Thursday by the association’s ethics committee. The 79-year-old is currently facing a Swiss criminal investigation. The New York Times said it ...

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Barca Back Messi In Fraud Case


Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward’s tax fraud case and vowed to fight “external decisions” they say are unfairly targeting the club. A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Messi and his father Jorge, who are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of 4.2 million euros ($4.76 million) from 2007 to 2009, to stand ...

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Hayatou Takes Charge Of FIFA


Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou has taken temporary charge of FIFA after football’s world governing body suspended its president Sepp Blatter. The Cameroonian, 69, is FIFA’s most senior vice-president and has been in the role since 1992. “I will serve only on an interim basis,” Hayatou said in a statement. Blatter announced in June he would step down ...

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Congo Cages Oliseh’s Eagles

DR Congo clipped the wings of Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly on Thursday, beating the Sunday Oliseh-coached team 2- The Leopards, who are ranked 60th in the world took the lead courtesy of Dieumerci Mbokani in the seventh minute. His goal came from inside the box where he shot low to the left of Carl Ikeme. Jordan Nkololo added ...

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BREAKING: FIFA Suspends Blatter, Platini, Valcke


Fifa has provisionally suspended its president, Sepp Blatter, Secretary General, Jerome Valcke and Vice-President, Michel Platini for 90 days. The punishments were handed out by the ethics committee of football’s world governing body, which is investigating the three over corruption allegations. It also banned ex-Fifa Vice-President, Chung Mong-joon, for six years. Issa Hayatou, who heads Africa’s Confederation of Africa Football  ...

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Oliseh, Enyeama Row Now Settled, Anyansi-Agwu Says


  Felix Anyansi-Agwu, an Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the squabble between Super Eagles’ coach Sunday Oliseh and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been settled. Anyansi, who is the Federation’s Technical Committee Chairman, said the squabble which had led to the coach stripping the goalkeeper of the team’s captaincy was an internal matter. ”It is an ...

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Eagles, Congo Ticket Sells for N6,000

Football fans who are interested in watching   Thursday (October 8) international friendly between the Super Eagles and their Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart should be prepared to cough out  between €15 and €25, (N3, 500 and N6,000). The tickets, according to the Nigeria Football Federation twitter handle, are available and can be purchased at the Vise Stadium, venue of the tie. ...

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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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