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​​All we need from Oliseh​, NFF is integrity, By Alaka Babajide

New Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh, seems to be a magnet for controversy. In just…

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Nigerian League: LMC sanctions Sharks, Sunshine Stars

Sharks FC and Sunshine Stars have been sanctioned by the League Management Company following separate…

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U-17 World Cup: Mexico emerge as semi final opponent for Golden Eaglets

Mexico have emerged the semi-final opponent for the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the ongoing…

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African Player of the Year: Enyeama, Musa drop​ped

The Confederation of African Football has released a shortlist of 10 players left in the race to be crowned the 2015 African Player of the Year. No Nigerian is left in the shortlist as the duo of Vincent Enyema and Ahmed Musa who were initially included in the earlier drawn…

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I am the best footballer in the world – Ronaldo

One thing Cristiano Ronaldo has in abundant supply is confidence. The Real Madrid forward has again reiterated the fact that he knows that he is the best football player in the world – no matter what others may think. “It doesn’t bother me [what people think],” Ronaldo told El Pais.…

Enyimba

Enyimba on the cusp of history and 7 key sports events we saw weekend

The Nigeria Professional Football League is down to 180 minutes but six-time champions are just one point away from a historic seventh title, the All Blacks made history at Twickenham while Hingis continues to grab double tennis titles. Enyimba just one point away from 7th title It was fitting that…

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Nigeria Premier League: Spectators accuse Enyimba, Abia Warriors of compromise

Enyimba of Aba on Sunday secured a controversial away 0-1 victory over their host, Abia Warriors. Coach Ladan Bosso of Abia Warriors said after the match that there was no compromise in his team’s Abia derby with Enyimba. Both sides met at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Sunday in a…

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FIFA Presidency: NFF blasts Odegbami

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has asked former Nigerian international, Olusegun Odegbami, to stop his "campaign of calumny" against the federation and prominent Nigerian football figures. It also asked the ex-footballer to face up to the reality that he undid him own campaign for a slot at the FIFA Presidency.…

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Nigeria, Brazil battle for U-17 World Cup semi final ticket — LIVE UPDATES

After their 6-0 demolition of Australia, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are set for action again and this time it's against world football power, Brazil. Although this is the first time Nigeria will be playing against the South Americans at this stage, both teams had the chance of sizing themselves…

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U-17 World Cup: Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets challenge Brazil for semi-final ticket

Nigeria’s quest for a fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup title will face a stern test on Sunday as the Golden Eaglets will be up against their Brazilian counterparts in one of the quarter final matches of the ongoing Cadet Championships in Chile. Since their opening win over the United States,…

Petra Kvitova

Kvitova chases second WTA Finals title against Radwanska

Whatever happens on Sunday between Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the WTA Finals in Singapore on Sunday, history will be made. In the history of the season-ending tournament for the top eight seeds, it has never happened that a player who lost two matches in the…

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Federer, Nadal go for each other’s jugular in titanic 34th clash

Two greats of the game – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -will be in the spotlight again as they contest the final of the 2015 Swiss Indoor Open tournament. Federer has seven victories at this tournament while Nadal is chasing his first – that makes for intriguing viewing. These two…

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets, here are 5 secrets of the Brazilians

As the Nigeria U-17 national football team, the Golden Eaglets, go up against their Brazilian counterparts, A Selecao, on Sunday, one statistics jumps out at you – Victor Osimhen, with seven goals has scored more goals than the collective Brazil team – who have scored just five times in their…

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EPL Round Up: Mixed fortunes for Nigerian stars as Ighalo makes history with Watford

Nigerian stars enjoyed varying fortunes in the English Premier League on Saturday as the first installment of Week 11 games took place across England. Of the lot, Odion Ighalo was the top star as the striker made Watford history on Saturday when he scored a brace against West Ham in…

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U-17 World Cup: That Osimhen will not end up like Chrisantus…

Whatever happens to the Golden Eaglets in their match with the Brazilian U-17 team on Sunday, there is one name that has already made a mark on the watching public that includes managers, agents, and fans. And that player is Victor Osimhen. Osimhen is not only tall, he stands tall…

Jose Mourinho, coach of EPL struggling Chelsea FC

Four matches to watch this weekend: First is Mourinho’s Liverpool challenge

Chelsea must beat Liverpool on Saturday or the dynasty that Jose Mourinho was talking about at Stamford Bridge will continue to be a dream as his continued stay as manager may become untenable. And in Akure, Sunshine need all three points on Sunday to stay in the hunt for a…

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​Nigeria’s Iheanacho could start on Saturday against Norwich – Coach

The manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini, revealed at a press conference on Friday afternoon that Kelechi Iheanacho could start his first English Premier League match for the Citizens against Norwich on Saturday. The 19-year-old started his first City match against Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup competition on…

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Oliseh recalls Martins to Super Eagles

Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh has handed Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins a recall to the national team. Martins was included in the 23-man list released on Thursday for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Swaziland. The two–legged fixture will take place over four days next…

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U-17 World Cup: How Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets walloped Australia 6-0

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are through to the quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile following their 6-0 demolition of Australia early Thursday morning. A hat trick from Victor Osimhen and other goals from the trio of Kelechi Nwakali, Edidiong Michael Essien and then Samuel…

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Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho scores, wins Man of the Match award

After been chosen and named the man of the match by supporters of Manchester City on Wednesday, when City beat Crystal Palace 5-1, the 19-year old Nigerian forward has shown he is serious about stamping his influence on the Man City team this term. Iheanacho started his first match for…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Enyimba inch closer to l​eague title

Enyimba FC International literally have one hand on the Nigeria Premier League title as they secured a vital lone goal victory over Kwara United on Wednesday in their Week 35 tie at the Aba International Stadium. E​n​y​imba’s solitary strike came from their Captain, Chinedu Udoji, who has simply been outstanding…

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​NFF owing me for three months — S​iasia

The Head Coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia, ​says the Nigeria Football Federation owes him three months salary, and has asked Nigerians to lend their voice to ensure he gets paid. Speaking on a radio programme on Wednesday, the Dream VI Coach said he should not be held…

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FIFA confirms seven candidates for presidential election

The World football governing body, FIFA, has officially released the names of candidates who will contest the presidency of the body in the February 26 election. With the likes of Nigeria’s Segun Odegbami and ex-Abia Governor Orji Uzor Kalu falling by the way side, only seven candidates will be jostling…

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Ayew “sacks” Villa’s manager and other sports highlights of last weekend

It was a week of drama – from the English Premiership to the MotoGP and Formula 1 circuits. Jose Mourinho got himself sent off during half time, Dede Ayew and Jordan Ayew scored in the same match…But here are seven events that caught our eye last weekend. Ayew condemns Tim…

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​​Super Eagles star, Oduamadi​,​ donat​es to charit​y

Super Eagles winger, Nnamdi Oduamadi​, on​ Tuesday in Lagos visited and donated gift including cash to children of the Life Changer Orphanage in Festac Town. Oduamadi defied the heavy downpour in the metropolis to ​reach the needy and donate to them, a gesture he said was his little way to…