Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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Sunday Oliseh

‘I am not a messiah’, Sunday Oliseh says #WelcomeOliseh

The Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has said he is not a messiah to perform immediate miracles to turn around fortunes of the Super Eagles. Speaking at the Press conference during his unveiling, the former Super Eagles player said it is a great honour for him to be back to…

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NFF denies choosing Oliseh for Eagles job

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday denied reports that a former Super Eagles player, Sunday Oliseh, had been contacted and selected as Super Eagles’ next coach. The NFF terminated former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi’s contract on Saturday, citing lack of commitment, and accusing Keshi of applying to the Ivorian…

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NFF vows further Keshi probe over Ivory Coast job

The disciplinary committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has said that the body will further probe Stephen Keshi's coaching job application to the Ivorian FA. Keshi and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama were summoned to appear before the NFF's disciplinary panel Tuesday. The federation accused Keshi of applying for job as coach…

Kingsley Sokari

Why I joined Esperance FC – Super Eagles star, Sokari

Super Eagles and former Enyimba midfielder, Kingsley Sokari, has said that he joined Esperance Football club because he had to start his foreign career with the Tunisian league. The 20-year-old former Enyimba international midfielder expressed his delight with the deal. “I feel so happy because this is a starting point…

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Nasarawa United players, coach lament unpaid sign-on fees, salaries

Stephen Morga’s hope of playing professional football after several failed attempts, has ended in regrets. A captain of the state-owned football team, Nasarawa United, from 2009 to 2012, he is currently, according to him, owed N8.4million by the state. “I captained the team from 2009 to 2012 but signed for…

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FIFA World Cup: Don’t put pressure on Falcons — ex-Nigerian International, Madu

Former Super Falcons midfielder, Maureen Madu, has warned Nigerians not to heap unnecessary pressure on Falcons playing at the ongoing FIFA Women's World cup in Canada. "We don't need to put pressure on the players" she warned. "Let us think of Australia first, we are meeting first before we talk…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Australia match is a must-win – Nigeria’s Coach

The Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has said that the team will win the game against Australia on Friday. "Our next match against Australia is a must-win and we are moving forward from there. Nothing is going to stop us," he told FIFA.com. "We will go back…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria holds Sweden to an opening draw

Nigeria played a draw with Sweden in a Group D match opener of the FIFA Women's world cup going on in Canada. The first few minutes of the match saw Nigeria heaping pressure on the Swedish team as the first goal came with a disappointing own goal from Nigeria Forward…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria holds Sweden to draw

Nigeria played a draw with Sweden in a Group D match opener of the FIFA Women's world cup going on in Canada.The first few minutes of the match saw Nigeria heaped pressure on the Swedish team as the first goal came with a disappointing own goal from Nigeria forward, Desire…

Steven-Ukoh

Besides football, I study law in Switzerland — Super Eagles star, Steven Ukoh

Super Eagles player, Steven Ukoh, has said he is studies law while playing active football in Switzerland.   "Actually beside football which is my number one priority I'm studying Law at the university," he told PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja.   "I saw that as a footballer you have a lot…

Ahmed Musa

I’m comfortable playing in Russia — Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, has said he is fine playing at the Russian League, and asked people to stop linking him to the English Premiership. "I am comfortable in Russia, I am working there and I will remain there because I am happy over there," he told PREMIUM TIMES.…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Nigeria against Germany will be difficult – Etim Esin

Former Flying Eagles player, Etim Esin, has predicted that the Round of 16 game between Nigeria’s Flying Eagles and their German counterparts at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand will be a difficult one. The Flying Eagles who finished second in their group are billed to face…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles are potential world champions — Keshi

Nigeria Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has said that the U20 Flying Eagles might win the ongoing World Cup in New Zealand. “They are potential world champions," he said in a chat with journalists on Thursday after the Super Eagles’ training in Abuja. “We need to focus and every other…

Falcons

Nigerian Falcons to begin 7th World Cup campaign

All eyes will be on Super Falcons as they feature in the seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup starting on June 8 in Canada. The Falcons are the reigning African champions and the most successful women football team on the continent. The most recent win was at the African Women Championship…

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​Confederation Cup: ​Congo’s ​ AC Leopards to arrive Nigeria Thursday​

Warri Wolves’ opponents, AC Leopards FC of Congo Brazzaville, will arrive Nigeria Thursday for the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup game which will take place this Saturday at the Warri City Stadium in Delta State. According to a statement signed by the media manager of the Warri based…

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of the world football governing body, FIFA. Mr. Blatter is stepping down four days after winning a record five-year term. Mr Blatter became FIFA president in 1998. He had served as a senior official since 1975. FIFA under his watch has been accused…

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of the world football governing body, FIFA. Mr. Blatter is stepping down four days after winning a record five-year term. Mr Blatter became FIFA president in 1998. He had served as a senior official since 1975. FIFA under his watch has been accused…

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles will bounce back — NFF Technical Director

The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF's Technical Committee, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, has assured Nigerians that the U20 Flying Eagles will bounce back after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Brazil on Monday Morning. In a chat with journalists in Abuja, Mr. Anyansi-Agwu said it is rather too early to put…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles lacked organization – Akpoborie

Former National Team player, Jonathan Akpoborie, has said that the Manu Garba-led Nigeria U20 Flying Eagles lacked organization in their opening match against Brazil at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup. The Flying Eagles had ended the first half 2-2 with the South Americans before they were destabilized in the…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Nigeria’ll fight to win the trophy – Iheanacho

Flying Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has said that his team has to fight to secure the trophy at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand. The 18-year-old Manchester City goal poacher said the team needs to be focused, show confidence and stick to what the coaches order them to…

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Nigeria Super Falcons demolish Canadian club 9-0

The Super Falcons and Washington Spirit forward, Francisca Ordega, scored a hat trick in a 9-0 thriller the Falcons played against Canadian club, Woodbridge Ladies, in a friendly game. Other goal scorers include Asisat Oshola (brace) and Ngozi Okobi, who scored the opener in the fourth minute. An obviously delighted…

Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles Coach vows to win FIFA U20 World Cup

The head Coach of Nigeria's U20, Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has said that his team will win the FIFA U20 world Cup. Speaking from the team's base in New Zealand, the Coach who led the country to win a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup two years ago said, "It…

Asisat Oshoala

National Sports Commission congratulates Oshoala on BBC Award

The National Sports Commission has congratulated Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, for winning the maiden BBC Women’s Player of the Year Award. The director general of the commission, Al-Hassan Yakmut, also congratulated the Nigeria Football Federation on behalf of the commission. He thanked them for helping the player achieve such…

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Nigeria’s Oshoala wins BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award

Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, has made history by winning the BBC's maiden Women's Footballer of the Year award. The reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year saw off the challenge from other contenders which included Spain's Veronica Boquete, Germany's Nadine Kessler and Scotland's Kim Little and Brazilian forward, Marta, to…

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“Wonder goal” excites Dolphins defender

Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt full back, Jonathan Zikiye, has said the 35 yard wonder goal he scored in Jalingo against FC Taraba last Wednesday was expected. Zikiye got the ball in his own half, took a step forward and shot the ball from a distance to beat Chinedu Kawawa,…