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Federation Cup: Bayelsa United, Gateway to clash in Abuja, Friday

The match was earlier scheduled for Thursday. The Nigeria Football League clubs, Bayelsa United of…

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FIFA Suspension: CAF postpones Nigeria Eaglets, DR Congo clash

CAF cited Nigeria’s suspension and ongoing efforts to resolve the dispute as reason for postponing…

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria climbs to 34th position

Germany is now number one in the world. The Super Eagles' performance and eventual qualification…

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Forbes names Real Madrid most valuable sports team for 2014

Real Madrid is worth $3.44 billion According to Forbes, the three most valuable sports teams in the world play the non-American brand of football. Spain’s Real Madrid, worth $3.44 billion, leads the way for the second straight year, a notch ahead of fellow Spanish soccer power, Barcelona, which is worth…

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Gombe United completes Eguavoen deal

Eguavoen's primary mission will be to lift the club out of the bottom of the league table. (more…)

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Nigeria Men’s Basketball League semi-finals hold Friday

The games will be played in Lagos. (more…)

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Chelsea ready to sell Mikel

Chelsea may be willing to sell Mikel for as low as £5 million. (more…)

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FIFA Suspension: Sports Minister asks Baribote to withdraw court case

Mr. Danagogo said the sports ministry will look into every allegation of corruption in the NFF. The Nigeria Sports minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Tammy Danagogo, on Tuesday called on Ibiakpor Baribote to withdraw her court case against the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. The Minister called on…

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How Nigeria’s FIFA suspension can be lifted – Aisha Falode

“I am appealing to all concerned to tow the line of reconciliation for the good of football in Nigeria.” The National Women’s Football Coordinator, Aisha Falode, has said the way out of Nigeria’s recent suspension by FIFA is for all aggrieved parties to “tow the sober line”. Speaking in Lagos…

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‎Messi is World Cup best player, Neuer best goalkeeper 

James Rodriguez won the golden boot award. Lionel Messi of Argentina was voted the best player of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Sunday evening. The Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, was also confirmed as the winner of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Golden Boot on Sunday night. The attacking midfielder was in impressive…

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World Cup: Brazil crumble against Netherlands in third-place playoff

Netherlands were awarded a controversial penalty. The FIFA 2014 World Cup host, Brazil, were served another bitter pill of defeat on Saturday night as they lost 0-3 to the Dutch national team in the third place playoffs of this year’s Mundial. The defeat is coming on the heels of the…

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FIFA Suspension: South Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 Women World Cup

Nigeria was suspended on July 9 over an alleged interference by government in the running of football in the country. (more…)

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Nigeria Federation Cup: Warri Wolves, Gombe United, Abia Warriors crash out

Some Nigerian Premier League Clubs have crashed out of the Federation Cup 2014. Warri Wolves, Gombe United, and Abia Warriors all crashed out after losing their Round of 32 matches. Warri Wolves lost 1-4 on penalties to Prime FC of Osogbo, a National League side, in a match played in…

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INTERVIEW: Why I dumped Nigeria to represent Congo – Table Tennis Star

Suraju had a not-too good outing at the Africa Cup. (more…)

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FIFA Suspension: Nigeria sports writers sue for peace

FIFA accused the Nigerian government of meddling in the NFF crisis. (more…)

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Nigeria’s FIFA Suspension: Court workers’ strike stalls controversial suit

The Maigari-led NFF have been restrained from presiding over football affairs. (more…)

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Nigeria Federation Cup: Heartland FC, booted out

The match between Heartland and Sharks FC of Port Harcourt ended 1-0 in favour of Sharks. (more…)

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Luis Suarez joins Barcelona

The 27-year-old is currently serving a four-month ban which runs until October 26. The Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez, had signed a five-year deal with Barcelona. The deal was revealed on the club’s website and is worth just over €88 million. The agreement comes after a week of intense negotiations between…

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Arsenal sign Chile star, Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez will move from Spanish side, FC Barcelona. The English premiership club side, Arsenal FC, have completed the signing of Chile star, Alexis Sanchez, for about £32 million (N8.9 billion). Sanchez will move from Spanish side, FC Barcelona. 25-year-old Sanchez reportedly signed a five-year deal of £140,000 (N38 million)-per-week; a…

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LMC writes Nigerian clubs on indebtedness to players

The LMC has set a deadline for compliance and listed applicable sanctions. Worried by the spate of recent reports and outcome of its internal checks on the implementation of players' contracts and payment of their remunerations, the Executive Board of the League Management Company, LMC, through the office of its…

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FIFA rejects Suarez appeal

Suarez is Barcelona bound. The Uruguay forward, Luis Suarez, has been condemned to serving out his four-month football ban as his appeal and that of the Uruguay FA has been turned down by the world football governing body, FIFA. In a short statement on its official website, FIFA stated that…

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Peterside Idah faults FIFA ban

FIFA has maintained it will only relate with the ousted NFF President, Aminu Maigari. A former Nigerian international and sports pundit, Peterside Idah, has picked holes in FIFA’s decision to suspend Nigeria from all football activities for alleged government interference in the running of football in the country. Idah submitted…

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FIFA Suspension: Sports Ministry urges Nigerians to remain calm

FIFA says suspension would be lifted once court action against NFF is withdrawn. The Nigerian Sports Commission, NSC, and the Sports Ministry has called on Nigerians to remain calm as efforts are made to ensure that FIFA’s suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, was lifted as soon as possible.…

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World Cup: Romario wants Brazil football chiefs “in prison”

"They will leave with the Cup and we will be left with our overbilled stadiums.” A Brazil football legend, Romario, now a lawmaker in the Brazilian parliament, said on Thursday that his country’s sports chiefs should be jailed for the national team's humiliating 7-1 World Cup defeat to Germany. One…

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Nigeria probes Super Eagles’ bonus row – Danagogo

Mismanagement of funds is partly responsible for the crisis in the Nigeria Football Association, NFA. The Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, on Wednesday said the Federal Government was probing the non-payment of the entitlements of the Super Eagles which led to the players’ protest in Brazil. Mr. Danagogo told journalists at…