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Odemwingie injured again

Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, will be out of action for at least two weeks 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…

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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…

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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…

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UEFA Super Cup: Messi magic hands Barca 5th title

It was an evening of goals in Tbilisi as Barcelona and Sevilla shared nine goals in 120 minutes of the match. It was 4-4 after 90 minutes but finally, after 120 minutes, the brilliance of Lionel Messi led Barcelona to beat Sevilla 5-4 on Tuesday at the Boris Paichadze Stadium…

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UEFA Super Cup: Messi magic hands Barca 5th title

It was an evening of goals in Tbilisi as Barcelona and Sevilla shared nine goals in 120 minutes of the match. It was 4-4 after 90 minutes but finally, after 120 minutes, the brilliance of Lionel Messi led Barcelona to beat Sevilla 5-4 on Tuesday at the Boris Paichadze Stadium…

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No regrets appointing Oliseh — NFF President, Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said the NFF does not regret choosing Sunday Oliseh as the country's national team coach. Speaking on the Tuesday edition of KAAKAKI, a breakfast programme on Africa Independent Television, the NFF boss said he and his board remained undeterred with…

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Buhari congratulates Nigeria’s special athletes

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended hearty congratulations to Nigeria's team at the just concluded Special Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. "President Buhari commends the team for their diligence, dedication and wonderful performance at the games in which they won a total of 71 medals, including 34 gold medals," Garba…

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Arsenal get reality ‘Cech’ and the other things we saw from the weekend

Arsenal get reality ‘Cech’ Petr Cech was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team but the 2-0 loss to West Ham at the Emirates on Sunday would have woken up the team and its fans that the 2015/16 EPL season will not be…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: 3SC record first away victory as Enyimba stays on top

Shooting Stars FC on Monday recorded their first away victory of the season in the Nigeria Premier League as they stunned Heartland FC 1-3 at the Rojenny Stadium in Anambra. In Monday’s other game, also at the Rojenny Stadium, Sunshine Stars forced big spenders FC Ifeanyi Ubah to a goalless…

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Amokachi assumes duties as Head Coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Former Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, has assumed duties as Head Coach of Nigeria Premier League Club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. Amokachi was unveiled Saturday, alongside former Super Eagles goalkeepers’ trainer, Ike Shorunmu, who will be working in the same capacity at the Nnewi—based club. The big spenders opted to…

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Ighalo scores but Watford held at Everton

Odion Ighalo scored his first ever premiership goal for newly-promoted Watford but his goal was not enough for all three points as the Hornets were held at Goodison Park by Everton on the first day of the 2015/16 EPL season. Ighalo, who scored 20 goals to help Watford to promotion,…

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Lille and Enyeama fall at home to PSG

The opening match of the 2015/16 Ligue 1 season kicked off on Friday at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy as Lille welcomed and lost 1-0 to defending champions, PSG. Super Eagles No.1, Vincent Enyeama, kept goal for Lille and he did not have any chance when the Parisians took the lead in…

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United face early Spurs test as EPL kicks off

Louis van Gaal told a press conference on Friday that he believes his team is at a better position than they were at the beginning of last season and then dropped David de Gea from the starting XI. Van Gaal has always been a decisive coach but that decision to…

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Sourcing players for the Supers Eagles from the Diaspora

There is strength in numbers so new Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is going all out to get players [with a Nigerian tinge] in any guise as long as they have a Nigerian connection to represent the national team. Oliseh met with Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe on Wednesday and the discussion was centered on the…

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Nigerian players to watch this weekend

The European football season officially kicks off this weekend [for most Nigerians] with the English Premier League even though some other leagues have already started their campaigns. Here are five Nigerian players that would be in the spotlight this weekend. Vincent Enyeama - Lille v PSG Ligue 1 | Friday,…

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets draw hosts Chile, USA    

The Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, have been handed a seemingly ‘kind draw’ at the FIFA U17 World Cup having been pitched in Group A alongside hosts, Chile, Croatia and the United States. Nigeria is the defending champions and the most successful team at the cadet World Cup with…

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​​​​Nigerian boxer ​who survived sessions with Klitschko becomes famous on YouTube

A Nigerian-born boxer, Izu Ugonoh, has become a YouTube sensation with a devastating knockout on opponent, Will Quarrie​,​ last Saturday in New Zealand. The 28-year-old, born in Poland​,​ has been on the fringes of stardom for a long time but he seems to have finally broken that barrier with a…

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Nigeria Premier League Review | Warri Wolves jump to second spot

The upward movement of Warri Wolves on the Nigeria Premier League table continued on Wednesday as the Sea-Siders thumped FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 to jump to second spot on the standings. Playing in front of the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick , Wolves were at their very…

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First ​NBA game in Africa excite basketball fans

Basketball fans in Lagos were over the weekend thrilled to watch the first National Basketball Association, NBA game to be played on African soil. Though the historic event was happening far away in Johannesburg, South Africa, basketball fans in Lagos and its environs were availed the rare opportunity of sharing…

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Doreen Amata seeks a jump into the history books

It is less than 18 days to the 2015 world Athletics Championships in Beijing and 22 Nigerian athletes, including Doreen Amata, for the high jump event, have been named for the championship. The 27-year-old first came into the consciousness of Nigerians in Beijing in 2008 and this year she returns…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: We must defeat Tanzania — Oliseh

New Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has stated that Nigeria has no choice than to win her next Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania next month. According to a statement from the  Communications Department of the Nigeria Football Federation Communications department, Oliseh will next week return to…

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IAAF World Athletics Championships: AFN picks Okagbare, 22 others

Blessing Okagbare will be leading Nigeria’s charge for medals at the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships billed for Beijing, China, from 22 August until 30 August 2015. Okagbare, who was missed at the recently concluded National trials in Warri, Delta state, is top on the list of 23 athletes selected…

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Nigerian Army boxers win big at the All Africa Games selection

The Nigerian Army wrestling team at the ongoing National Open Trial Championship for the All Africa Games selection have won two gold and two bronze medals. This feat, the military said, is in furtherance of the Nigerian Army's sterling contributions to the country, internally and externally, in different sectors. "This…

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Robbers attack another Nigeria Premier League club

The hazards faced by Nigerian clubs in their travels to game venues again came to the fore on Monday night when Premier League side, Giwa FC (Jos) were attacked by armed robbers along Okigwe road on their way to honor NPFL week 21 tie against Abia Warriors FC (Umuahia). Friday…