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Home Based Eagles Set For CHAN Title Glory

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Nigeria’s hope of winning the Championship for Home African Nations (CHAN) for the first time will kick-start this weekend as the team will battle the rest of Africa in Kigali, Rwanda from January 16 to February 7. The tournament which is meant for players plying their football trade in Africa is the fourth since it was ...

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Enyeama Targets Cup Success With Lille

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Retired Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama has set sights on winning the Coupe de la Ligue this year. Enyeama, who remains the most capped player in the colours of the senior national team, was the hero as Lille progressed to the semi final of the competition after beating En Avant Guingamp 4-2 on penalties. ...

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Ighalo, Manager Win Historic Barclays Awards

Ighalo (right) and Manager Flores

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo and his Manager at Watford Quique Sanchez Flores have earned the first Barclays Premier League awards in club’s history. Watford’s achievements in December were recognised when the club won both of the Barclays monthly awards for December. Ighalo was named Barclays Player of the Month of December, while Flores was named Barclays Manager of the Month, ...

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LMC Vows Not To Register Clubs Indebted To Players, Coaches For New Season

LMC

The League Management Company (LMC) says it will not register clubs indebted to their players and coaches for the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Season. Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of LMC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the defaulting clubs would not be registered until they demonstrate clean bill of ...

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Onobi Gets Eagles No. 10 Jersey, Skipper Akas No. 3

Sunshine

Sunshine Stars midfielder Paul Onobi will wear jersey No 10 when the Eagles begin battle for the 2016 CHAN with skipper Chima Akas sporting shirt No 3. Bartholomew ‘Mosquito’ Ibenegbu has jersey No 12, Ifeanyi Matthew will wear No 8 and top striker Tunde Adeniji has No 9. ‘Mosquito’ Ibenegbu is the oldest Nigeria star in Rwanda as he will ...

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Oliseh-&-Amaju

NFF Blasts Report Of Poor Conditions In Eagles’ Camp The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)has condemned, in strong terms, a report in a national sports paper of Wednesday,  January 13, 2016 which detailed imagined ‘poor conditions’ in the camp of the Super Eagles B in Pretoria, South Africa. The said report had talked of ‘inferior’ NIKE kits being used by the ...

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Eagles Committed, Optimistic – Oliseh

Super Eagles coach,  Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has assured Nigerians that his players were fully committed to the task of leaving Rwanda with a quality result. The Super Eagles B team are rounding off their training programme in Pretoria today (Thursday) as they prepare for the trip to Rwanda on Friday. The 2016 African Nations Championship competition kicks off in Rwanda on Saturday. ...

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Kano Pillars Signs 5 New Players Ahead Of New Season

Kano-Pillar

Kano Pillars Football Club has signed five new players ahead of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Premier Football League season, its media officer, Idris Malikawa, said on Wednesday. The media officer told the NAN in Kano that the players had since arrived the city , to take up their jobs. Malikawa said that the quality of the players signed would help the ...

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JAMB Registrar Calls For More Support, Enlightenment For Golf

  Chinwendu Nnadozie Minna The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Dibu Ojerinde has made a passionate plea to the government, public spirited Nigerians and corporate organizations to support the game of golf in Nigeria.   This, Professor Ojerinde said will not only take more jobless youths out of the streets but ...

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Liverpool Wary Of Arsenal Threat

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to make a big statement of intent in their title bid as the team welcomes high-flying Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday. The German tactician has made a good start to his coaching career at Anfield after overcoming Chelsea (3-1 away), Manchester City (4-1 away), Leicester City 91-0 home) in ...

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‘Iheanacho Key For Man City’

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that Super Eagles midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho has a bright future with the team and won’t be sold to any club during the January transfer window. Iheanacho, who has been registered in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League which will kick-off in February, has played a cameo ...

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I’m Ready For Rio Olympic Games – Oshonaike

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Nigeria Tennis star, Funke Oshonaike has disclosed that she’s ready for the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. She competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the former African champion revealed that she’s determined to lead the Nigeria team to a medal title in 2016. “I am still expecting to hear from the federation as par ...

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I Cough Out N1.3million For My Wife’s Release – Ogude

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Forgotten Super Eagles midfielder, Fegor Ogude has confirmed that he paid the sum of 1.3million naira to get his wife (Memunat) released from the den of her abductors. It will be recalled that Memunat was kidnapped on January 4 in her family house in Warri, Delta State and was kept in the abductors den for six ...

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Buhari Must Host Falcons – Mbachu

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Super Falcons midfielder, Stella Mbachu says she wants the current Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Danlung not to neglect the team amongst the athletes to be honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari. Having promised to host Nigerian athletes that made the country proud in 2015 and the 1985 Golden Eaglets set on Thursday, January 21 at the ...

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CHAN’ll Be Tough For S’Eagles B Team – Oliseh

Sunday Oliseh

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that the forthcoming CHAN tournament would be difficult for all participating teams. The tournament which will kick-off in Kigali, Rwanda this weekend will be Oliseh’s first appearance. The team which has remained unbeaten in their tune-up matches after drawing Angola 1-1 and beating Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in their pre-training ...

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Okagbare Is First Bank’s Brand Ambassador

Okagbare

Nigeria’s queen of track and Africa’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare has been named First Bank of Nigeria’s Brand Ambassador. With a large collection of medals in track and field events, she embodies the strong qualities of resilience and excellence, a reflection of First Bank’s brand promise to always deliver the gold standard of value and excellence to its teeming customers. ...

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Dalung Okays Foreign Tour For Team Nigeria

Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has promised Team Nigeria athletes that they will be travelling abroad as part of preparations for the next Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. He also assured Nigerians that the country will generally performed better than the last edition in London 2012. “The NSC will arrange foreign tours for the various teams representing the ...

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Wenger: We Need To Be Hungry For Trophies As Others

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger believes his side needs to be as hungry for trophies as the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich if they are to cash in on a promising start to the season. Arsenal tops the Premier League after 20 games and remains in contention in the FA Cup and Champions League, where Wenger’s men will have to ...

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Olympics Qualifiers: Taekwondo Contingents To Get Visas This Week

Sunny Obot, Secretary-General, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), said on Sunday that it would meet the registration deadline of athletes and officials for the Rio Olympics 2016 qualifiers billed for Morocco. The Olympics qualifier is scheduled to take place in Morocco from February 4 to 7. The Africa Taekwondo Union (AFTU), had extended the registration deadline from Jan. 10 to Jan. ...

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CAF Award: Have Nigerian Players Gone Asleep?

Ikpeba, won the award for Nigeria 19 years ago

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos 19 years ago was the last time a Nigerian player won the prestigious CAF player of the year award despite their great dominance in Africa football. It was a year when former Super Eagles and Monaco striker, Victor Ikpeba, who was popularly regarded as the Prince of Monaco defeated the likes of fellow compatriot, Taribo West ...

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Super Eagles’ll Qualify For 2017 Nations Cup – Okocha

By Augustine Akhilomen, Lagos Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austine Okocha,  says he’s optimistic that Nigeria will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The team which sit second with four points behind group leaders, Egypt (six points), would be faced with the task of overcoming the Pharaohs in a double header matches schedule for March 23 and ...

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2015 World’s Best Footballer Emerges Today

FIFA

*Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar The Ballon d’Or winner will be announced on January 11 with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar hoping to take the title away from Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or award in Zurich on Monday, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from threetime winner ...

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Keshi’s Wife For Burial January 15

Keshi and wife, Kate

Former Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that the remains of his  wife, Kate, would be laid to rest  on January 15. Kate died on December 10, after battling with cancer for three years. Though, she passed on at the family’s base in United States of America, Keshi told SportsDay that the burial will take place in  in Nigeria, ...

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Dalung Tasks Agencies On National Security

Dalung

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung has called on security agencies in the country to ensure adequate surveillance of the entire country at all times. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung signing the condolence register of NFF, Head of Protocol, Ibrahim Abubakar, at NFF Secretariat, Abuja, on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 Minister of Youth and Sports, ...

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Drogba Denies Retirement Report

Drogba

Didier Drogba denied reports of his retirement on Wednesday, saying he had not yet taken a decision over his future amid speculation about a possible coaching role with former club Chelsea. The Montreal Impact striker said he was still in discussions with the Major League Soccer outfit, who he joined last year. “Lovely to receive these messages but I have ...

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