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INTERVIEW: No automatic shirt for any player for World Cup – Falcons Coach

The Head Coach of the Nigeria national women’s team, the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has…

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Nigeria reports Bolivia to FIFA over botched friendly

Angry Nigeria Football Federation officials have dragged Bolivia to FIFA following its unilateral cancellation of…

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House committee stops NFF from returning money borrowed from govt

The House Committee on Sports led by Godfrey Gaiya ruled on Tuesday that the Nigeria…

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2015 Afrobasket/All Africa Games Qualifiers: D’Tigers secure away win

The Nigeria Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers Monday night in Quagadougou defeated their Burkina Faso counterparts 64-87 in the first leg of the 2015 AFROBASKET/ All-African Games qualifiers between the both sides. The Nigeria team won three of the four quarters of the game as they took a huge step…

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Amokachi drops Emenike; picks 28 players for Bolivia, South Africa friendly

The poor form of Emmanuel Emenike at this Turkish club may have cost him his place in the Super Eagles set-up as he was overlooked in the list of 28 players selected by ‘interim Super Eagles Coach, Daniel Amokachi, for the two friendly games ahead of the national team against…

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NFF insists Enyeama set for 100th cap

The Nigeria Football Federation, through its spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, has insisted that Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, is set for his 100th cap for the country if he features in the March 26 Bolivia friendly. Reports in a section of the media on Monday argued that Enyeama was only on…

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Ex-Golden Eaglets Coach, Willy Bazuaye, dies

The Nigeria football family has again been thrown into mourning following the death of veteran Nigerian coach, Willy Bazuaye, who passed away Monday at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City. Bazuaye, who shot into limelight after leading the Nigeria U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to win the…

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CAF Championship: Enyimba records slim win over Smouha of Egypt

Enyimba FC, one of Nigeria’s flag bearers at the CAF Champions League, will have to double their efforts if they are to progress in the competition having only secured a slim 1-0 win over Smouha SC of Egypt in their first round first leg tie played in Aba on Sunday.…

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Africa Youth Championship: Ghana to face Nigeria in semi-final

The rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana in football will be reignited again at the ongoing Africa Youth Championships, AYC, as the Ghana U20 team on Sunday emerged as the semi-final opponents for the Flying Eagles. The Black Satellites on Sunday lost 1-0 in their final Group B game against Mali…

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AYC 2015: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles settle for draw against Cote d’Ivoire

Photos more Primary AYC 2015: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles settle for draw against Cote d’Ivoire M Mojeed Musikilu to Emmanuel, Ini, Idris, +1 20 minutes agoDetails AYC 2015: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles settle for draw against Cote d’Ivoire Tunde Eludini Sports/Football Picture: Flying Eagles Excerpt: The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles,…

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Robbed Kano Pillars bounce back with home win

The Nigeria League Defending Champions, Kano Pillars, won their first domestic match of the season after they were robbed on their way to a league match last weekend. Second half goals from Adamu Muhammed and Ubong Ekpai were enough for the Pyramid Boys to secure a morale boosting 2-0 win…

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EPL Round-Up: Ideye secures victory for West Brom as Arsenal win again

Super Eagles striker Brown Ideye on Saturday was the hero for his English Premier League club as he scored the only goal in West Bromwich 1-0 win over Stoke City, which also had another Nigerian, Victor Moses, in their team. Ideye, who was heavily criticized for spurning chances in last…

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AYC 2015: Despite Semi-Final spot, Flying Eagles out to win Cote d’Ivoire

The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, will be hoping to maintain their 100 per cent run at the ongoing Africa Youth Championships in Senegal as they play their last group game against Cote d’Ivoire this weekend. Chidera Ezeh one of the top players in the Flying Eagles team has…

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INTERVIEW: Why Jonathan has not hosted Falcons – House Committee Chair

The Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Godfrey Gaiya, has offered excuses for President Goodluck Jonathan, over his seemingly refusal to host the 2014 African Women’s Championship winner, the Super Falcons of Nigeria. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Gaiya said Nigerians should allow the president some time, because it…

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How armed robbers attacked us in Abuja – Shot Kano Pillars’ player

The Nigeria League champions, Kano Pillars will be back in action this weekend against Bayelsa United in their first domestic game of the season, more than a week after being attacked by a deadly gang of armed robbers. The experience the team went through on March 5 on their way…

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FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles move up one spot up

The gradual upward movement of the Super Eagles on the monthly FIFA rankings continued on Thursday as the Nigerian national team moved a step to the 41st spot in the March edition released by the world football governing body. The Super Eagles however stayed rooted on the 7th spot on…

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Nigeria Basketball Federation reschedules male, female leagues

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has rescheduled the commencement of the DSTV Men’s Basketball League and the Zenith Bank Women’s League. The rescheduling of the dunk-off dates for the leagues is based on the financial challenges faced by some clubs in both leagues. Only a few of them have met the…

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Meet Nigeria’s golden athletes, who conquered Africa

The 12th African Junior Athletics Championships came to a climax last Sunday with Nigeria finishing tops amongst the countries on parade. Thirty-three athletes represented the country in Addis Ababa, with a good number of them distinguishing themselves and making Nigeria proud. The delegation did however not get the heroic welcome it…

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AYC: Flying Eagles thrash Congo to qualify for World Cup

Nigeria’s U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, thrashed their Congolese counterparts 4-1 on Wednesday at the ongoing Africa Youth Championships. They are thus through to the FIFA U-20 World Cup coming up in New Zealand later this year. It was another spectacular display from the Flying Eagles, who despite being reduced…

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Nigeria Junior Tennis players set for action in Tunisia

Nigeria Junior tennis players are set for a tough contest as the 2015 Africa Junior Tennis Championship will be starting Wednesday in Tunisia. At least three Nigerian players are scheduled to be in action as they fight for honours with the continent's best youngsters in the game. The National junior…

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Reps give NFA 7-day ultimatum to account for sponsorship grants

The House Representatives’ Committee on Sports has given the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, a seven-day ultimatum to submit details of monies received from domestic and international sponsors in 2014. Godfrey Gaiya, Chairman of the committee, consequently did not allow the association’s representatives to defend its 2015 budget proposals, saying that…

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Afrobasket2015: Ugbuaja and Oyedeji join D’tigers camp

The duo of Ejike Ugbuaja and Olumide Oyedeji have joined the camp of Nigeria's national men's basketball team ahead of the first leg qualifier for the 2015 African Basketball Championship holding in Tunisia in June. Ugbuaja, an Olympian, last played for Nigeria at the London 2012 Olympics while Oyedeji (also…

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FA Cup: Manchester United crash out after Arsenal defeat

Manchester United are out of this year’s FA Cup competition in England following their 1-2 defeat in the hands of Arsenal late Monday night. It was former United striker Danny Welbeck who came back to haunt his old club as he scored the winning goal in the feisty encounter at…

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Jonathan fails to honour Falcons months after emerging African Champions

Nearly five months after they emerged victorious at the 2014 Africa Women Championship in Namibia, the Super Falcons are still waiting to be hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan. The victory in Namibia was the seventh for Nigeria in the history of the AWC, but rather than be celebrated like others…

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We want Mourinho, Guardiola, others — Nigeria Sports Minister

The Nigeria Sports Minister, Tamuno Danagogo, has told the Nigeria Football Federation that Nigeria only deserves first class Coaches like Stephen Keshi, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho. Briefing journalists, Mr. Danagogo said the NFF should search for a first class foreign coach in the mould of the aforementioned coaches in…