Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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Federations Cup Final: Dolphins FC to face defending champion, Enyimba

Federations Cup finalists, Dolphins and Enyimba will slug it out between themselves Sunday at this year's Federations Cup final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Both clubs will feature in CAF's continental competitions next year; Dolphins will represent Nigeria at the CAF Confederation Cup, while Enyimba will feature in…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Aaron Samuel confident ahead of Nigeria, South Africa clash

Nigeria’s rave of the moment, Aaron Samuel, is high on confidence that the Super Eagles will make it to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in grand style, beating South Africa on Wednesday in their final qualifying match. The Guangzhou R&F player who made his debut for the Super Eagles…

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AFCON 2015: CAF picks Mauritian referees for Nigeria, South Africa Match

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has picked Rajindraparsad Seechurn of Mauritius as referee for Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa in Uyo. Seechurn will be assisted by his countrymen, Balkrishna Bootun as the Assistant Referee 1, Vivian Vally as the Assistant Referee 2…

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Shooting Stars celebrate return to Nigeria Premier League

There is excitement in the camp of Shooting Stars of Ibadan following their promotion to the Nigeria Premier League after they defeated Akwa Starlets 1-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan on Saturday. Shooting Stars were relegated to the lower division last season but the Oluyole Warriors have made…

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Alleged Jonathan’s Election Killer Squad: Al-Mustapha replies Obasanjo

Hamza Al-Mustapha, an army major and former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, recently floated a non-governmental organisation, Al-Mustapha Unity and Development Initiative. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks on the mission of the organisation and its source of funding as well as…

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AFCON 2015: Super Eagles can beat any African team – NFF Vice President

The First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Seyi Akinkunmi, Thursday said that the Super Eagles has the capacity to beat any African team. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, the Football administrator said the Super Eagles have the skills and the means to defeat any African team…

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NFF Crisis: Amaju Pinnick’s election faces fresh scrutiny

There are indications that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Elections Appeal Committee may nullify the September 30 polls that saw Delta State FA boss, Amaju Pinnick, emerge as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. At the renewed sitting of the committee in Abuja on Thursday, it accepted testimonies…

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Why I returned to Super Eagles — Keshi

Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has again served some explanations on why he returned to the team. Keshi was relieved of his position by the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation executive committee on October 16 despite recording a thrilling home victory over Sudan in Abuja in the Africa Cup…

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Why I rejected my bonus – Under 20 star, Courtney Dike

Nigeria’s U-20 Women National Team star, Courtney Dike, has explained why she rejected the $7, 000 bonus given to her for her role in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Canada. The Oklahoma State University student said in a mail addressed to the spokesperson of the Nigeria Football…

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AFCON 2015: CAF disqualifies Morocco, seeks new host

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has thrown out Morocco from the next Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, for refusing to host the said competition at the stipulated date. The decision to disqualify Morocco was reached at the CAF Executive Committee meeting held Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. The Africa soccer…

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Nigeria needs prayers to qualify for 2015 Nations Cup – Onazi

A Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has set his sights on victory when Nigeria plays Congo in next weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifier. He said there were, however, conditions to be met if victory must come Nigeria’s way next Saturday. Onazi, who was expected in Nigeria on Sunday,…

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Ebola: Morocco insists on postponement of African Nations Cup

The Kingdom of Morocco is willing to let go of the hosting rights for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, having expressly reaffirmed that it cannot stage the tournament as scheduled between January 17 and February 8. The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, had given Morocco up till Saturday, November…

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Kano Pillars are Nigeria League champions for third consecutive time

Kano Pillars on Sunday emerged winner of the Nigeria Premier League 2013/2014 season. Their victory this season makes it three times in a row that Pillars have emerged league champions. The Kano-based club secured this season’s victory after thrashing already relegated Nembe City 4-0; while fellow title chasers, Enyimba and…

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Nigerian League: Dolphins FC players embark on strike

The players of the Rivers State-owned premier League club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, have embarked on an indefinite strike until their dues are paid by the state government. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the club’s media officer, China Acheru, explained that the FA Cup finalists were…

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Court adjourns hearing on NFF crisis

A Federal high court in Jos has adjourned till Friday hearing on the internal scuffle bedevilling the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. The case involves factional Presidents of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, and factional president, Chris Giwa. The Judge asked both parties and their counsels to prepare well for the hearing.…

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Nigerian League: Sharks FC not giving up on continental ticket

One of the Premier League football clubs in Nigeria, Sharks FC, has stated that they are still hopeful of getting a continental ticket for this season. After starting the season on a bright note and leading the pack for some weeks, the Blue Angels made a swooping fall to 10th…

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Football Crisis: FIFA set to suspend Nigeria Monday – Hayatou

FIFA, the world football governing body, will on Monday decide whether or not to suspend Nigeria from football competitions. On Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, the president of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, told Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, that the world was fed up with Nigeria’s actions in…

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NFF Crisis: Pinnick-led board files stay of execution

The executive committee of Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Pinnick has filed a stay of execution at the Federal High Court, Jos Judicial Division, over the court’s ruling of Thursday, October 23, setting aside the elections of September 30 which brought the body to office. NFF’s lawyers went to…

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AWC 2014: Cameroon will fall – ​Super Falcons Coach

Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon, has boasted that his team will win the African Women Championship, AWC, for the 7th time by beating Cameroon in the final on Saturday. Speaking to journalists after a hard fought victory over South Africa in the first semi final at the Sam Nujoma stadium…

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NFF Exco appeals Jos court ruling

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has filed an appeal against Thursday’s ruling of the Federal High Court, Jos, which annulled the NFF Elective Congress of September 30. The judge gave the order annulling the elections despite a preliminary objection filed by the NFF challenging the jurisdiction…

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Nigerian League top scorer, Emem Udouk, aims for new goal record

A Nigerian Premier League and Dolphins FC striker, Emem Udouk, has said he would like to set a new goal record in the elite league by breaking the existing 20 goals record. The player, who has scored 19 goals so far, with six goals against Nembe City FC during a…

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8,000 students to participate in 7th National School Sports Festival

The National School Sports federation has announced that the 7th National School Sports Festival will take place in Otukpo, Benue State with at least 8,000 students from various schools in Nigeria taking part. The chairman of the federation, Ibrahim Kano, in an address to journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said…

AFCON 2015: We will support Shuaibu Amod​u, says NFF Scribe

The general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu, has said that the federation will put everything in place to ease the job of the newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr. Amadu assured Nigerians that all necessary support will…

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AWC 2014: Super Falcons through to final after defeating South Africa

Nigerian Super Falcons has qualified for the finals of the 2014 edition of the African Women's Championship in Namibia, after defeating South Africa 2-1. The match which was played at the Nojuma Stadium in Windhoek started on a high tempo, but attempts at goal were not successful until Asisat Oshoala…

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Super Eagles friendly scheduled for Uyo Stadium ahead of Bafana clash

The Nigeria Super Eagles, made up entirely of domestic league players, will play a friendly game in Uyo to formally open the new Akwa Ibom Stadium on November 6. The officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday. It said the friendly encounter, which is…