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Ex-Nigeria coach, Musa Abdullahi, dies of stroke

A former Flying Eagles Coach, Musa Abdullahi, died on Sunday in Lokoja, Kogi State, after…

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Alampasu still in my plans – Coach Garba

The Head Coach of the Nigeria U20 male football team, Manu Garba, has said that…

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Kano Pillars Coach denies pressure to win CAF Champions League

The Head Coach of Kano Pillars FC, Okey Emordi, has denied being under pressure to…

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Super 4: 10-Man Flying Eagles defeat Enyimba

The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, Saturday evening at the Abuja National Stadium defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC 2-0, at the ongoing Super Four tournament organized by the League Management Company. The Coach Manu Garba-led team, though playing with a man less after Prince Aggreh was shown a…

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ITTF Africa Senior Championships: Nigeria, Egypt to clash in team event finals

Nigeria’s table tennis team now have their work cut out as they are billed to take on host – Egypt- in the final of the team event at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Senior championship in Cairo. The two teams will be aiming for the gold medals…

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English FA Cup: Anichebe scores twice as Chelsea, Man City crash out

Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe, scored two goals for his team, West Brom, as they secured a 2-1 win over Birmingham City in one of the FA Cup fourth round games played on Saturday across England. It was however a tale of woes for front runners in the English Premier League,…

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Oshoala joins Liverpool football club

Liverpool Ladies have announced the signing of Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala from Rivers Angel for an undisclosed fee. Oshoala who earlier this year was named the African Women Footballer of the year by CAF has etched her names in the sands of history as she becomes the first player from Africa…

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Warri Wolves start season’s preparations with Super Six

Nigeria Premier League Club, Warri Wolves FC, will be using the Super Six tournament which kicks off this weekend in Abuja, to prepare for the 2014/15 League season. The team’s spokesperson, Moses Etu, said the players are raring to play even as they will be going head-on with two Nigeria…

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Australia Open: Former Champion, Federer, crashes out

Italian Andreas Seppi has sent four-time champion, Roger Federer, packing from the ongoing Australia Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne. Seppi who is ranked 46th in the world, pulled off a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) victory over the second seed , Federer, thus making him suffer his earliest exit…

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AFCON 2017: Super Eagles to start fresh qualifiers in June

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are billed to start a fresh attempt to be back at the Africa Cup of Nations by June 2015. The Eagles sadly missed out on the 2015 edition ongoing in Equatorial Guinea and the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has now announced that Nigeria and…

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AFCON 2015: Odemwingie backs Ivory Coast

Super Eagles and Stoke City striker, Osaze Odemwingie, is backing Ivory Coast to finish tops at the ongoing 2015 edition of the African Cup of nations ongoing in Equatorial Guinea. The injured striker, said on ITV, a UK-based Television​ where he is acting as a pundit​,​ that he believes the…

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Nigeria Athletics to start new season in Lagos

Section: Sports Picture: Fashola After making appreciable impact on the tracks in 2014, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, have released a loaded calendar of activities for 2015 that would be effectively kick starting in Lagos in February. With the affiliations cum registration of clubs and athletes now concluded, the…

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Akwa Ibom Stadium nominated for global award

Nigeria’s most modern stadium, the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, has been nominated for the 2014 Stadium of the Year award. According to a press release from StadiumDB, which keeps a database of stadia worldwide, the newly built Stadium in Uyo, nicknamed “Nest of Champions”, is among venues nominated for the…

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Esperance unveil Emem Eduok

Former Dolphins FC star, Emem Eduok, has been unveiled by Tunisian club Esperance du Tunis. Eduok, who has been in Tunis for close to two weeks and had been training with the former African champions, was unveiled alongside two other new signings made by the club. The two other players…

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Capital One Cup: Mikel confident of final ticket

Super Eagles and Chelsea of England midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is highly positive the Blues will secure a final ticket for the Capital one Cup having recorded a fair 1-1 result in their first leg semi-final game against Liverpool on Tuesday night. Mikel who played for 90 minutes at Anfield,…

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Flying Eagles whip NDC Warriors 6-0

The Flying Eagles on Tuesday in Kaduna stepped up their build-up for this weekend’s Super 6 Tournament in Abuja with a confidence-boosting 6-0 win over NDC Warriors. In the friendly match played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Sunshine Stars’ striker, Prince Aggrey, opened scoring for the Nigerian Under-20s after 13…

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AFCON 2015: Ivory Coast​​, Guinea settle for draw

The even contest at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations continued with another draw recorded in the Group D clash involving Ivory Coast and Guinea ending in 1-1 after 90 minutes of pulsating action. The stalemate recorded on Wednesday evening means only two matches have produced clear winners as others…

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Nigeria Golfers’ body admits 22 new professionals

The Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria has absorbed 22 former amateur players into the elite class after five days of rigorous test for 93 applicants that ended at the Kaduna Golf Club last weekend. Festus Makelemi, director of the PGA said that the just concluded “Qualifying School” was the most…

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Dolphins FC sign Nigerian defender from Libyan club

Nigeria Premier League club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, are already preparing big for their campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup as they have announced the signing of Onyekachi Bartholomew Akakem from Khaleej Sirte FC of Libya to further bolster their team. The new recruit is described as a versatile…

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AFCON 2015: Senegal secure late win over Ghana

The Teranga Lions of Senegal started their campaign at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on a winning note, securing a 2-1 win over the Black Stars of Ghana. Dubbed the “group of death,” many expected fireworks from the two teams on parade and they did live up to their…

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Australia Open records first major upset

The first grand slam of the year is up and running and some big guns are surprisingly already being sent packing right from the First Round. The major casualty in the first day of action was fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic who lost in three sets to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka in…

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EPL: Arsenal shock City at Etihad as Aluko suffers defeat

Arsenal, Sunday evening, ended Manchester City’s 15-match unbeaten run as they romped to a 0-2 win at the Etihad stadium. A goal from Santi Carzola in the first half from the penalty spot and another from French striker, Oliver Giroud, in the second half saw Arsenal cruise to a big…

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Africa U17 Championship: Manu Garba backs Golden Eaglets for Glory

A former U17 World Cup-Winning Coach, Manu Garba, has said that the Niger 2015-bound Golden Eaglets managed by Coach Emmanuel Amuneke will go all the way at the 11th African cadet championship. While watching the team play Sokoto United in Kaduna at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday, Coach Garba…

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EPL: Victor Moses makes winning return for Stoke City

Nigeria’s Victor Moses put up a fine show for Stoke City on Saturday as the Potters secured a lone goal victory over Leicester in one of the day’s EPL fixtures. It was the first game for Moses since his injury last November and the on-loan Chelsea star was given 86…

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Super Eagles beat Yemen in Dubai

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles team on Saturday in a way compensated for their Africa Cup Nations miss when they registered a 2-0 win over Yemen in an international friendly in Dubai same time the 2015 AFCON showpiece kick-started in Equatorial Guinea. The best player cum highest goal scorer in the…