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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…

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Nigeria backs Enyeama, Musa for CAF Awards

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has declared support for the…

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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…

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East Africans dominate 10th Obudu mountain race

East African runners outpaced competitors at the just ended 10th edition of the Obudu International Mountain Race to dominate the race. The race, which ended at the Ranch Resort, Obudu, on Saturday, saw Kenya’s Kemboi Hilary Kipkorir winning the men race with a time of 1;02:34 minutes. Genet Yalew of…

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UPDATED: 2 feared dead, 20 injured in stampede at Akwa Ibom new stadium

Two persons were feared dead and 20 others injured in a stampede at the entrance of Akwa Ibom International Stadium on Friday during its inauguration. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that crowd control was a difficult task in spite of the road blocks mounted some kilometres away from the stadium. Although the…

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Nigeria League: Sharks, Dolphins embark on fresh protests over unpaid salaries

The ugly side of the Nigeria football league is on display yet again as players of Sharks FC and Dolphins FC head to the Rivers State Government House to protest arrears of salaries and allowances. This is third time the players will take their protest to the seat of power…

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Nigeria League gets new end date

The League Management Company, LMC has announced that the 2013/14 Glo Nigeria Premier League season originally meant to end this weekend Sunday November 9  with Match Day 38 games has been pushed forward by a week. Making the declaration is the LMC boss Nduka Irabor who told PREMIUM TIMES that the…

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Three presidents to grace grand opening of Akwa Ibom Stadium

Three presidents, including President Goodluck Jonathan, are on the roll call of dignitaries for the grand opening of the new Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo on Friday. A press statement from Ademola Olajire, the Nigeria Football Federation spokesperson stated that the President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama and the Ivorian…

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Ahmed Musa, Enyeama get nomination for African Footballer of the Year Award

Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa have the chance of being named the African Footballer of the Year Award having been included in the 25-man shortlist for the year’s Glo-CAF Awards billed to take place in Lagos in January 2015. Enyeama, with French club Lille, and Musa of CSKA Moscow have…

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Kanu becomes first Nigerian to ride motorcycle solo from Lagos to South Africa

By Syreeta Akinyede Ogbonnaya Kanu, also known as Foto Dadi, is one man set on breaking limits. In 2012, he became the first Nigerian biker to ride solo from Lagos,Nigeria to Austria, riding through France, Germany, Austria, and Italy; and in mid-October, he embarked on another solo trip from South…

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Ahmed Musa helps CSKA Moscow to victory over Man City

Super Eagles dashing winger Ahmed Musa put up a good display on Wednesday night as his Russian club, CSKA Moscow, recorded an upset by defeating nine-man Manchester City team 1-2 at the Etihad. Aside his dazzling moves, Musa played key role in CSKA’s first goal as he won the free…

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

UEFA Champions League: Mikel dropped by Chelsea

Nigeria’s Mikel Obi did not travel with the rest of the Chelsea squad for Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League clash against Maribor. A ‘minor’ knee injury saw Mikel not listed for last weekend’s EPL clash against QPR and has now seen him overlooked for the Maribor game. Twenty-two Chelsea players travelled on Tuesday…

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Super Eagles begin training for Ghana friendly

Home-based Super Eagles players invited for the November 7 friendly against Ghana’s U23 team Tuesday began training for the test match. The players had two sessions in the morning and evening ahead of the friendly put together as part of the activities for the opening of the newly built Akwa Ibom Stadium in…

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CAF picks Egyptian referees for Congo, Nigeria match

Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha, will be in charge of the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Red Devils of Congo and the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Confederation of African Football on Monday named Grisha as the man in charge adding that he will be assisted by…

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Slain South Africa goalkeeper, Meyiwa, buried

South Africa is united in grief after fallen hero Senzo Meyiwa was laid to rest at an emotional service in Durban on Saturday. Not since the funeral of world statesman, Nelson Mandela, last December, has there been such an outpouring of emotion. The Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and…

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Super Sand Eagles set for COPA Lagos Beach Soccer

The Super Sand Eagles Coach, Isiaka Olawale, said on Sunday in Lagos that his team was set for a back-to-back win in the forthcoming COPA Lagos Beach soccer. “It has been four years now and we believe that playing as a team gave us the trophy three consecutive times. “We…

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EPL Round Up: Victor Moses scores first Stoke City goal

Having being overlooked by national team handlers for the next games for Nigeria, Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, made a statement as he scored his first goal for Stoke City on Saturday even though his team ended up with a disappointing 2-2 draw against West Ham United. The on-loan Chelsea…

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7 kidnapped triathletes freed in Mexico

Seven triathletes​, ​kidnapped while training in Mexico City​,​ have been released. A spokesperson for the National Security Commission said on Saturday, amid reports of a ransom payment. The Director of the Police Anti-abduction Unit, Renato Heredia, made this known to journalists in Mexico. "The four women and three men were…

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Ikechukwu Uche gets national team call-up after 22 months

Villarreal of Spain striker, Ikechukwu Uche, has finally been recalled to the national team after 22 months of absence for the Super Eagles. The 30-year-old striker has been a subject of controversy in the past months as many suggest he is not in the good books of Coach Stephen Keshi.…

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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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NFF Electoral Appeals Committee to meet November 11

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, electoral appeals committee, constituted at the extra-ordinary general assembly of September 20 in Warri, Delta State, on November 11 and 12, will sit on pending appeals from the NFF Executive Committee elections of September 30 in the same city. Muazu Suleyman, a former member of…

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NFF Crisis: Chris Giwa-led board withdraws case from court

An intervention by the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has seen the Chris Giwa-led Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, board withdrawing its case against the football house at the Jos High Court. The case previously filed by Obinna Ogba and Yahaya Adama; both of the Giwa-led board challenged the September 30 NFF…

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Keshi set to return as Super Eagles Coach

There are fresh indications that Coach Stephen Keshi may soon return as the Super Eagles' coach. Keshi, who only exited the exalted position two weeks ago, is said to have been re-contacted and may return to continue as the national team coach in a few days’ time. While official confirmation…

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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…