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EPL Week 3 Preview | A weekend for consolidation and conceding goals

Manchester teams – City and United, and Liverpool, have started the season with clean sheets…

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Why I snubbed Mikel – Oliseh

Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed why Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was not…

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Federation Cup: Lobi, Akwa United secure final ticket

Lobi Stars and Akwa United are through to the finals of the 2015 Federation Cup…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Enyimba beat Pillars to top league

Enyimba International are back at the summit of the Nigeria Premier League table after they squeezed out a 1-0 win over Kano Pillars on Wednesday in their Week 25 tie at the Aba International stadium. The solitary goal for Enyimba came from the penalty spot in the 28th minute as…

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Afrobasket 2015; D’Tigers get off on winning note against CAR

The 2015 FIBA Afrobasket Championship kicked off in Rades, Tunisia, on Wednesday, and the Nigeria national basketball team, D’Tigers started their campaign to qualify for the 2016 Olympics with an 88-63 victory over the Central African Republic. The team was led in scoring by Al-Farouq Aminu and Olaseni Lawal, who…

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5 Nigerian players ​who dazzled for their clubs weekend

Henty scores goal of the season and 5 Nigerian players that caught the eye last weekend It was another weekend of football across the world from the Nigeria Professional Football League to the top leagues in Europe. These five players ​dazzled​ with their performances. Ezekiel Henty – Olimpija Relatively unknown forward, Ezekiel…

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ANALYSIS: Oliseh’s first Eagles list | The good, the not so good

Finally, Sunday Oliseh released his first Super Eagles list of Europe-based players Monday, and there were some surprise omissions and also inclusions.  Chelsea duo, Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, were conspicuously missing while Haruna Lukman and Wolvehampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, were surprise inclusions as no one thought they were on the radar…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers:  Tanzania plan​s​ Oman friendly ahead Nigeria clash

The Tanzanian national team, Taifa Stars​,​ ha​s​ concluded plans for a friendly game against Oman on Monday August 24, as part of their preparations for the crucial 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Tafia Stars were whipped 3-0 in their first game in…

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NFF won’t set target for incoming marketing boss — Secretary

The Nigeria Football Federation has said it would not set target for the incoming Head of its Marketing unit, until it is able to draw up an action plan on its funding drive. The NFF is shopping for a replacement for its Director of Marketing, Idris Adama, as indicated in…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Oliseh snubs Mikel, Moses for Tanzania clash

The Chelsea duo of Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel are top on the list of high profile names missing in the list of 18 foreign-based pros invited by Coach Sunday Oliseh for next month’s 2017 AFCON qualifying match against Tanzania. It is not clear if the bench role for…

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Chelsea’s poor season opener | 5 players who failed Mourinho

It is nine years since Chelsea lost a match in the opening month of the Barclays Premier League, but on Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s team were comprehensively outplayed and beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The defending champions conceded thrice which means that they have now conceded five goals…

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FIFA U-20 Women World Cup Qualifiers: Falconets resume camp Sunday

The national under-20 female football team’s coach, Peter Dedevbo, says the team will resume camping on Sunday ahead of their next game in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers. Mr. Dedevbo said in Abuja on Monday that 30 players have already been invited to camp for the game against…

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Tiger Woods needs to take a break and the 7 things we saw last week

The golfing world is in mourning as the demise of Tiger Woods continued last weekend as he failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship. Also Chelsea were thrashed at the Etihad with John Terry substituted after the first half, an occurrence that had not happened in 177 matches.…

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Man. City humiliate Chelsea at Etihad

Manchester City set down a marker for the 2015/16 season with a 3-0 whitewash of defending champions, Chelsea, at the Etihad Stadium, leaving Chelsea with a nasty headache in a week that has been full of medical issues for the team. And it could have been worse if not for…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Sunshine Stars reclaim top spot

Sunshine Stars have knocked off Enyimba from the top spot of the Nigeria Premier League following their 4-0 bashing of Giwa FC in one of Sunday’s Week 23 matches. The Akure Gunners now have 43 points from 23 matches, a point ahead of closest rivals Enyimba who were forced to…

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All-Africa Games: Nigeria Table Tennis Federation hires former German coach

To strengthen its technical crew for the 2015 All-Africa Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has engaged the services oformatrmat German national coach, Martin Adomeit, as its technical adviser. Hiring the coach was made possible through the financial support of the National Sports Commission (NSC). The German tactician guided…

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EPL Preview: The 3 things that will decide the Chelsea Vs. Man. City clash

While it may be too early to be a title decider, the match between Manchester City and Barclays Premier League defending champions, Chelsea, on Sunday at the Etihad will still be used as a marker. City were in cruise control against West Brom last Monday while Chelsea had all sorts…

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NPFL Week 23 Preview | Shooting Stars visit Kano Pillars seeking an upset

Kano Pillars are on an impressive run after the return of Baba Ganaru to their dugout and this return has seen an upturn in form with seven points in their last three matches but their opponents, also under a new manager, won their first away match in five years on…

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English Premier League:Everton produce three star performance at Southampton

With Manchester United up on the summit with six points out of six, the Saturday fixtures continued the trend of away wins with Leicester taking that unlikely position after a 2-1 win away to West Ham, who had sparkled on opening day win away to Arsenal. Everton started off with…

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Barcelona thrashed 4-0 by Bilbao

In driving rain at San Mames, Barcelona were brought crashing to earth as they conceded four goals after the four against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup last Tuesday. But this time, in a pulsating battle for the Spanish Super Cup, they could not score five as they did to…

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Ighalo and 4 other Nigerian players to watch this weekend

The Barclay's English Premier League, EPL, is in the second week, with other major European leagues also just starting or set to commence this weekend. Nigerian players, especially the strikers, hope to perform well to catch Sunday Oliseh’s attention as he prepares his first Super Eagles list for the Nations…

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Odemwingie injured again

Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, will be out of action for at least two weeks as his English Premier League side, Stoke City, confirmed on Thursday that he is down with a hamstring strain. Stoke City Boss, Mark Hughes, described the latest injury setback for Odemwingie as quite unfortunate particularly as…

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El-Kanemi appoints Kelechi Emeteole as new coach

The management of El-Kanemi Warriors Football Club of Maiduguri on Thursday said it has appointed former Green Eagles defender, Kelechi Emeteole, as its new Technical Adviser. The club’s Secretary, Tahiru Bala, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Emeteole would fill the vacuum created by new Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach,…

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Nigerian footballers losing first team opportunities in Europe

Clubs in the various European leagues still have more than fourteen days to strengthen their squads. However, this strengthening will be at the expense of some players. We look at four Nigerian players who have may have lost their places to new acquisitions.   Efe Ambrose at Celtic The Super…

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Federation Cup: Enugu Rangers, Nasarawa cruise into semi finals

Enugu Rangers are through to the semi finals of the 2015 Federation Cup following their emphatic 3-0 thrashing of El-Kanemi Warriors on Wednesday in one of the four quarter final games of the competition. The Flying Antelopes have been without a major silverware for over two decades but they are…