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Dolphins FC request changes in league schedule

Dolphins FC has requested an adjustment to be made in the timetable of the league…

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United win Manchester derby

Manchester United on Sunday at the Old Trafford recorded a big derby win as they…

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Why Kano Pillars were knocked out of Champions League early – Captain

Kano Pillars have attributed their failure in this season’s CAF Champions League to the armed…

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Super Falcons thrash Malian counterparts, qualify for All African Games

It was goals galore as the reigning African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, scored eight un-replied goals during their second leg All-African Games final qualifying match against Mali at the National stadium in Abuja on Friday. The emphatic win confirmed the Super Falcons’ qualification for the women’s football event…

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Flying Eagles Coach releases provisional World Cup squad

The Head Coach of the Nigeria U-20 team, Manu Garba, has officially released his provisional squad for the fast approaching FIFA U-20 World Cup billed to take place in New Zealand from May 30 to June 20, 2015. Topping the list of 35 invited players to jostle for places in…

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​​AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: ​Nigeria to face Egypt, Chad

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, may have been handed a tough route to return to the Africa Cup Nations having been pitched alongside six-ti​m​e African champions in the qualifying series. In the elaborate draws conducted Wednesday in Cairo, the Super Eagles who were one of the top seeded…

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​​CAF names Gabon ​AFCON 2017 host

The Confederation of African Football ha​s named Gabon the host for the 2017 Africa Cup Nations. Gabon was on Wednesday selected over Ghana and Algeria who also tabled impressive bids for the hosting of the biennial football tournament which is the biggest on the continent. With the announcement at the…

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Oparanozie plans to break World Cup records

Super Falcons player, Desire Oparanozie, has set a target to exceed the team’s existing World Cup records. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on her arrival to camp on Sunday evening, the 21-year-old forward said she ​wa​s looking at a situation where the current squad will break their current best…

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Nigeria’s Ifidzhen crashes out of tennis tourney in Egypt

Melissa Ifidzhen’s hope of bagging a medal on her debut outing for Nigeria ended on Tuesday as she fell to Lee Barnard of South Africa 2-6, 7-5 6-1 in the second round of the ongoing 38th ITF/CAT African Closed Junior Championship holding at the Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo, Egypt.…

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Ighalo fires Watford to top spot

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, scored his 15th goal in 2015 as he helped Watford FC to a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday afternoon at the Vicarage Road. ​Before the gam​e​, Ighalo​ had rallied Hornets faithful to come in their numbers to cheer him and his teammates to victory…

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Super Eagles striker nets brace in CAF Champions League

It was another sweet outing for Super Eagles striker Osaguona Ighodaro as he banged in two late goals on Sunday to help his Moroccan team, Raja Casablanca, qualify for the next phase of the CAF Champions League. Ighodaro scored in the 87th and 90th+ to give Raja a 2-0 win…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves to face MK Etancheite

The Nigeria Premier League Club, Warri Wolves, are through to the next round of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup following their 0-0 draw against Dedebit FC of Ethiopia on Sunday. The team advanced on a 2-0 aggregate and are now going to battle MK Etancheite of DR Congo as they…

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Enyimba crashes out of Champions League

Nigerian teams are out of the 2015 edition of the CAF Champions league after Enyimba’s 2-0 loss to Smouha FC of Egypt in Alexandria on Sunday. Kano Pillars were ousted on Saturday by Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan despite their 2-1 win at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano, and Enyimba, a…

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Nigeria wins Tennis Tourney in Togo

Nigeria once again put up a commanding performance as the country’s young tennis players dominated proceedings at the West & Central African tennis tourney, winning seven gold and one bronze medal.   Team Nigeria emerged the overall winners of the ITF/CAT U16 Championship which was concluded at the weekend in Togo.…

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CHAN 2016 Qualifiers: Nigeria drawn against Burkina Faso

The home-based Super Eagles team have been handed a seemingly fair draw as they seek qualification for the Orange African Nations Championship, CHAN,​ Rwanda 2016.   They were pitched alongside Burkina Faso in the draws conducted on Sunday, April 5, 2015.   Sunday’s draw was done based on the zonal…

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Buhari’s victory ​ celebration​ disrupts Basketball League game in Kaduna

One of the Week Two games of the DSTV Premier Basketball League was disrupted in Kaduna as celebrations of the victory recorded by President-elect, Muhammad Buhari, in the Presidential Polls continued. Action was meant to resume this weekend after the successful Presidential elections, however, ​rowdy fans took celebrations to the…

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Eagles star, Emenike, survives gun attack in Turkey

Super Eagles Striker, Emmanuel Emenike, survived a gun attack Saturday as his team, Fenerbahce's bus was attacked by armed bandits. The Team was making their way to the Airport after an away match when shots were fired at the bus, according to Turkish website Hurriyet.com. The driver of the bus…

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Kano Pillars crash out of CAF Champions League

One of Nigeria’s flagbearers in this year's edition of the CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars, have crashed out of the competition. The Nigeria League defending champion was knocked out Saturday despite their 2-1 win over Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano. Moghreb emerged tops on a…

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EPL: Arsenal go second after win over Liverpool

Arsenal moved up to second in the Premier League on Saturday after a 4-1 win over Liverpool, denting their opponents' hopes of a top-four spot. Goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez put the game beyond Liverpool before a Jordan Henderson penalty gave the visitors hope of a…

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Champions League: Injury hits Enyimba

Enyimba International, one of two clubs representing Nigeria at the continental championship, has been hit by injury ahead of a crucial tie, Saturday, against Smouha SC. The team's number one goalkeeper, Chijioke Ejiogu, has been ruled out of the match. A shoulder injury, picked by the 30-year-old a fortnight ago,…

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Kwara United gunning for continental ticket — Coach

The Head Coach of the newly-promoted Premier League Club, Kwara United, Tunde Abdurahman, has urged his players to be focused and committed to the new season. The coach said the team’s aim is to secure a continental ticket. "By God's Grace, I want a continental ticket for the team; I…

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First Liverpool goal excites Oshoala

Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, says she is full of joy after scoring her first official goal for the Liverpool Ladies and also helping the team to their first victory of 2015 on Wednesday night. Oshoala scored late in the first half and also provided the assist for the second goal…

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Flying Eagles striker sets FIFA U20 World Cup target

A key member of the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, Taiwo Awoniyi, has predicted victory for the team at this year’s edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup which will take place in New Zealand. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the former U17 World Cu- winning player said…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves risk walk-over in Addis Ababa

Nigeria looks set to be ridiculed yet again in the comity of football countries as the country’s sole candidate left in the CAF Confederation Cup, Warri Wolves, risked being walked over in this weekend’s second leg tie against Dedebit Football club of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. Nigeria hugged the headlines…

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Siasia invites 5 players to fortify All Africa Games squad

The Head coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samsom Siasia, on Sunday in Abuja invited five players to forty the Flying Eagles. The Dream Team VI played a goalless draw in their first leg match with Zambia at the National Stadium, Abuja. The invited players…