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Iheanacho ticks the right boxes for Man City

It is just weeks to the kick-off of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season and…

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FIFA files complaint against comedian for trespassing

The world football governing body, FIFA, has filed a criminal complaint against British comedian, Simon…

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Blatter remains FIFA president for the next 221 days

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said his 17-year reign at the helm of football’s world…

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Yekini’s daughter to meet Portugal club over father’s foundation

The daughter of late Africa Soccer legend, Rashidi Yekini, Yemisi, will this weekend be traveling to Portugal to hold talks with Portuguese club Victoria Setubal as regards her planned Foundation for her late dad. Victoria Setubal is arguably the biggest foreign club Yekini played for in his active days. The…

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Nigeria Premier League: Kano Pillars sack Coach Emordi

Reigning Nigeria Premier League champions, Kano Pillars, have sacked their Coach, Okey Emordi. According to Pillars’ Media Officer, Idris Malikawa, the newly inaugurated board of the Kano State-owned team headed by Kabiru Baita, approved Emordi’s dismissal owing to poor results. Malikawa disclosed that a way forward for the club will…

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Nigeria 2 – 1 Congo | Three players who would have caught Oliseh’s eyes

The Nigeria U-23 team on Sunday at the new Adokiye Ameisimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt battled to a 2-1 win over a Congolese side coached by Claude Leroy. Though the team did not score enough goals to give a good advantage towards the second leg in August, the display was…

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Player Ratings: Nigeria 2, Congo 1

With over 60 per cent possession and seven shots on target the national U-23 team did more than the 2-1 result they got on Sunday against Congo showed. The match was played at the new 45,000-seater Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. Whilst the team played very well, Coach Samson…

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Nigeria League: Sunshine Stars win, retain top spot

Sunshine Stars FC of Akure on Sunday remained at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League after defeating FC Taraba 2-1 in the week 19 match played in Akure. Tunde Adeniji cancelled Stephen Adams of FC Taraba's early scare in the 12th minute at the Akure Township Stadium. Adeniji…

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Africa U16 Basketball: Nigeria defeats Mozambique, secures World Championship ticket

The 9 Nigerian girls at the FIBA Africa U16 championship brought their World Championship Fantasy to reality as they cruised to an hard fought 54-51 points victory over Mozambique in the Semi finals of the African U16 Women championship in Madagascar.   Nigeria started out slowly, trailing 5 -16 in…

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Olympic Qualifiers: Super Falcons in tight corner after Abuja draw

The Super Falcons of Nigeria are far from being sure of qualification for the women’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after they could only manage a 1-1 draw against continental rivals Equatorial Guinea at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday. The Falcons, though in mourning mood following…

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45 athletes to represent Nigeria in Special Olympics Summer Games

The Nigeria Special Olympic committee on Friday said that 42 athletes and 18 officials would represent the country at the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, the United States. Naomi Saliu-Lawal, National Director of the body, told a news conference in Lagos that the team would depart…

NFF unveiling Sunday Oliseh as Nigeria's Super Eagle's Coach

Picking Oliseh’s brain as he seeks to emulate Guardiola

Enthusiasm is high as Sunday Oliseh takes over as the new coach of the Super Eagles. This is mainly because of what Oliseh has done in the past as a player and then captain of the team before acquiring a UEFA pro license to join the FIFA Technical team. Oliseh…

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Siasia denies bribery allegations

The coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia, has vehemently denied the bribery allegation levelled against him by some players who claimed they were dropped from the Dream Team VI squad because they failed to offer bribes. Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt ahead of this weekend’s Olympic Qualifiers…

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Ex-FIFA vice-president Webb extradited to U.S.

Swiss authorities have said one of the seven men arrested in Zurich in the FIFA gate scandal has been dispatched to the U.S., after deciding not to contest an extradition application. The man is believed to be Jeffrey Webb, a former president of CONCACAF, the Caribbean, Central and North American…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Enyimba close gap on Sunshine Stars

Enyimba International are now tied on points with Sunshine Stars following their 3-1 win over the table-toppers on Wednesday in one of the midweek fixtures in the Nigeria Premier League.   An own goal from Stephen Eze in the 36th minute made the already difficult task for Sunshine harder as…

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Transparency International, Avaaz, others demand independent FIFA reform

As FIFA’s executive committee meets to discuss fresh elections for FIFA’s president, leading campaign groups have come together to call for independent reform of FIFA. Transparency International, Avaaz and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have joined forces with the #NewFIFANow campaign advocating for time-limited independent reform of FIFA led…

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‘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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Welcome Oliseh! Here are 5 success tips you need

Sunday Oliseh was unveiled as the 45th manager of the Super Eagles on Wednesday, taking charge of a team that has lost more than the sobriquet on its name. The Eagles can no longer be called ‘Super’ by any standard and FIFA recently reflected that downturn in fortune by demoting…

NFF unveiling Sunday Oliseh as Nigeria's Super Eagle's Coach

Sunday Oliseh unveiled as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has unveiled a former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, as the new coach of the team. Oliseh was inaugurated on Wednesday in Abuja. The new manager of the Nigerian national football team said "he is ready 150 per cent to serve his fatherland and give…

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Oliseh arrives Nigeria to seal Super Eagles job

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has touched down in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ahead of his scheduled unveiling by the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday. The former Dortmund and Junventus midfield maestro is set to be named as the replacement for the sacked manager Stephen Keshi whose contract…

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Basketball: Nigeria appoints Tari Preh as U-16 Men’s team coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has selected former International and Ahmadu Bello University basketball icon, Tari Preh, to be the head coach of the national U-16 team preparing for the 2015 Afrobasket taking place in Bamako, Mali, from 30 July to 8 August, 2015. He will be assisted by 2013…

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Athletics: Ogunkoya, Alli urge corporate Nigeria to sponsor sports

Africa’s foremost women quarter-miler, Falilat Ogunkoya, and Nigeria record holder in long jump, Yussuf Alli, have urged corporate Nigerians and the wealthy to support sports by sponsoring championships and other sporting events aimed at discovering and nurturing young talents.   Speaking at the final of Athletics Federation Nigeria Golden League,…

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NFF to set record, Serena Slam and 7 sporting events that caught our eyes last week

We start from tennis where Wimbledon was the focus of attention and the ‘Serena Slam’ made it more memorable while in France, the Tour de France continues and saw its first African riders while the Nigeria Football Federation are on the way to setting a record for naming a coach…

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Nigeria Athletics Golden League: Ese Brume sparkles

The reigning Commonwealth and Africa Long Jump champion, Ese Brume, produced one of the most outstanding displays at the final leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Golden League Meet held over the weekend in Akure, Ondo State. Brume’s 6.61m leap, the best by any Nigerian so far in…

The Nigerian U-20 women beat a hard fighting Mexican team to qualify for the semi-final of the world cup.

Nigeria’s Falconets thrash Liberia 7-1

The national under-20 women football team, the Falconets, on Sunday began their campaign for a spot at the 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals on a blistering note. They whipped their Liberian counterparts 7-1 in the first leg game of their qualifier at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. The…