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How we won in Port Harcourt ​ — Enyimba ​C​oach

The head coach of Enyimba FC, Kadiri Ikhana, has said that the psychological effect of…

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English Premier League: Champions Chelsea suffers embarrassing defeat

West Brom striker, Saido Berahino, struck twice as Champions Chelsea were handed a rare 3-0…

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LMC wants 3 referees, 6 assistants investigated

The League Management Company (LMC) has lodged a complaint with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)…

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U20 World Cup: Pr​ofile of Nigeria​n​ Squad to 2015 ​tournament​

Head Coach of the Nigeria U20 Flying Eagles, Manu Garba​,​ has submitted his final squad to FIFA​. The team, presently camped in Germany, will feature at this year's FIFA World Youth Championship which will take place in New Zealand. The reigning ​African ​champions will face the tournament's five-time winner, Brazil​,​…

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Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves face tough hurdle after Congo defeat

​Nigeria's only surviving team in continental tournament this seaso​n, ​Warri Wolves​,​ have a mountain to climb to make the group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup as they were walloped 3-0 in their first leg playoff tie against Congolese club, AC Leopards. The Nigerian flag bearers have before now enjoyed…

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Enyeama loses Marc-Vivien Foe Award to Ghana​’s​ Andre Ayew

The not-too-spectacular form of Super Eagles and Lille of France goal keeper​, ​Vincent Enyeama,​ this season as resulted in him losing the prestigious award for the best African player in France's Ligue 1 to Ghana and Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew. Enyeama who won the 2014 edition could not replicate his…

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Sunshine Stars secure 1-1 draw in Lafia

Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure on Sunday in Lafia secured a point against hosts Nasarawa United FC in a 1-1 draw which ended in acrimony. The 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football League Week Nine encounter at the Lafia Township Stadium was trailed by discontent. This was after the visitors had…

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Messi helps Barcelona win La Liga title again

Barcelona have regained the La Liga title after securing a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon on Sunday night. A second-half goal from Lionel Messi was all that was required for Barcelona to emerge as champions in Spain again. In the highly tense duel, Barcelona got the only…

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Nigeria Premier League: Enyimba, Kano Pillars secure away wins

Enyimba International and Kano Pillars put up commendable displays on Sunday as they secured vital away wins over Dolphins FC and Akwa United respectively in their Match Day 9 games of the Nigeria Professional Football League. Pillars before their win on Sunday had not secured any point on the road,…

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Okagbare beats Jamaica sprint queens to 100m prize in Shanghai

Nigeria sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare, has beaten the duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win gold in 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League. In one of the most anticipated contests of the night, Okagbare stormed home in a season's best time of 10.98 seconds. Triple Olympic champion Brown…

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INTERVIEW: Why sponsors should ignore English League, focus on Nigerian League – Dikko

Despite the seeming apathy by fans, the Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, insists that the Nigeria Premier League is a big brand which must not be ignored by corporate organizations in Africa. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he also says that the LMC is making all…

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Nigeria League Preview: Shooting Stars, Rangers ignite rivalry in Ibadan

Old rivals Shooting Stars and Enugu Rangers will go head-on on Sunday in Ibadan in what arguably is star fixture for the Match Day 9 of the Nigeria Premier League. Two-three decades back, the two teams were toast of fans across Nigeria and even outside the shores following successes recorded…

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EPL Round Up: Gerrard loses last game at Anfield, Aluko risks relegation

There was no fairy-tale ending for Steven Gerrard as he played his last game at Anfield as a Liverpool player on Saturday, as he and his teammates suffered a shock 1-3 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. Gerrard, who has in the last 17 years given his all for…

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State presents a trophy to Alex Korio of Kenya, winner in the male Category of the 10km Okpekpe race with a time of 29,20 minutes at the 3rd edition of the Annual IAAF certified 10km Okpekpe race, on Saturday.

Kenyans sweep Okpekpe race

Kenyan athletes on Saturday came first and third in the male category of the annual IAAF certified 10km Okpekpe race, while they made a clean sweep in the female category. Alex Korio of Kenya won with 29 minutes, 20 seconds to come first while Leigh Gabriesileshe of Ethiopia came second…

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Nigeria names final squad for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Head Coach of the Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has released a list of 21 players who will wear the nation’s colours at this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in New Zealand. Skipper, Musa Muhammed, who led the U-17 squad that won for Nigeria a record fourth FIFA U-17 World…

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La Liga strike suspended, league to resume weekend

The feud between the Spanish ​F​ootball ​A​ssociation, La Liga, and the Spanish football union, AFE, over TV rights has been suspended. A Spanish court siting in Madrid, Thursday, suspended the planned strike by footballers in protest against a new TV rights law, which threatened to shut down the country's top…

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Keshi invites 26 players for Chad clash

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has released a list of 26 home-based professionals who will kick-start the team’s camping programme ahead of next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad. Familiar faces Daniel Akpeyi, Solomon Kwambe, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Rabiu Ali, Kunle Odunlami, Gbolahan Salami and Ezekiel…

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Jonathan confirms Yakmut’s appointment as Sports Commission DG

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Al-Hassan Yakmut as the substantive Director-General of the National Sports Commission, the commission said on Thursday in Abuja. This was disclosed by Patrick Omorodion, the special assistant (media) to NSC chairman, Tammy Danagogo. “The appointment, which takes immediate effect, was conveyed to…

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World Cup: ​We​ fear no ​team — ​Falcons striker, ​Dike

Super Falcons striker, Courtney Dike​,​ has said that she and her teammates are not afraid of any team at the 2015 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup which will hold next month in Canada. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, the 21-year-old striker said the Falcons are blessed with the required…

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World Cup: Nigeria promises Falcons $250,000 if they play finals

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has pledged huge monetary reward to the FIFA World-Cup bound Super Falcons in Canada. In a chat with players after their routine training in Abuja on Wednesday, the president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, told the girls that if they made it out of the…

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UEFA Champions League: Juventus joins Barcelona in Berlin final

Italian Serie A giants, Juventus, have qualified for the finals of the UEFA Champions League after battling to a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Alvaro Morata scored the decisive goal against his former club to send Juventus into their first Champions League final since 2003 at the…

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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona qualify for final despite defeat

Barcelona secured a place in the finals of this season’s UEFA Champions League despite the 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night at the Allianz Arena. The Spanish giants pulled through to the Berlin finals with 5-3 aggregate score line having won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou…

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Portsmouth striker​, Ini-Abasi,​ targets World Cup with Falcons

Super Falcons and Portsmouth striker, Umuotong Ini-Abasi, has said if chosen for the 2015 FIFA World Cup, her dream as a footballer will come true.   In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, the 20-year-old player said it is the dream of all footballers to play at any FIFA…

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Confederations Cup: Warri Wolves ready for Congo trip

Warri Wolves, the only Nigerian club left in the Confederation’s Cup, will depart Warri on Wednesday for Lagos and leave for Congo Brazzaville on Thursday morning via Ethiopian Airline for the first leg of the third round against Athletic Club Leopards de Dolisie. According to a press release from the…

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Dolphins coach targets upward swing on League table

Dolphins coach, Stanley Eguma, has said it is time for his side to move up the log of the table in the eight-week old Nigeria Premier league. Following their draw in Oghara on Sunday against Bayelsa United, Stanley Eguma regretted the two points dropped saying it is a game his…