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Nigeria’s Super Falcons prepared for African Women’s Championship – Onyedinma

The Chairman of the Nigerian Women League board, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, has said that the Super…

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Nigerian League: Akwa United thrashes Enyimba, keeps unbeaten run

Akwa United of Uyo defeated former league champion, Enyimba international, during a week 26 league…

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First Bank basketball club starts early continental championship preparation

The head coach of the First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, Aderemi Adewunmi, has defended…

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NFF to hold Congress in Warri

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has disclosed that it will hold its General Assembly in Warri, capital of Delta State on Saturday, September 20, 2014 after the two-month leadership crisis that rocked the federation ended last Monday. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, said the…

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Nigerian Players Watch: Enyeama is star of the week

After the international break in which there was a pause across the top leagues across the world, Nigerian players were back in action for their respective clubs over the weekend. PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at the performance of some top Nigerian players for their respective clubs across the world. Starting off from…

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AYC Qualifier: Gabon shock Golden Eaglets 2-1 in Libreville

Nigeria's Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, were beaten 2-1 by Gabon's national junior side Sunday in their Final Round-First Leg of the 2015 African Under-17 Championship qualifier at the Stade Augustin Monedan de Sibang in Libreville. Victor Osimhen gave the Golden Eaglets an early fourth minute goal while the home side…

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Keshi to sign new contract before Sudan tie — NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, said on Sunday that Stephen Keshi will sign a fresh contract to manage the Super Eagles before the team’s Africa Nations Cup, AFCON, qualifier with Sudan. Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman in continuation of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers of October 11, before the return-leg…

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Nigerian League: We will defeat Nembe – Bayelsa United Captain

The captain of Bayelsa United, Saloman Junior, has expressed optimism that his team will secure maximum points on Wednesday when they face local rivals, Nembe City. In a chat with reporters on Sunday after the team's training session at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, the 28-year-old Benin Republic defender said he believed victory…

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EPL: Manchester United secure first win as Falcao makes debut

Manchester United finally got their first win in the EPL this season under new manager Louis Van Gaal. They did so in style crushing Queens Park Rangers, 4-0, at the Old Trafford on Sunday. Summer signing from Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria, opened the flood gates of goals as United…

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Sunday Mba sees red in France

Super Eagles and Bastia midfielder, Sunday Mba, was red carded while in action for his French club, CA Bastia, in a National League game on Saturday. Mba got a red card in the 1-1 draw with Chambly. He was given the marching order by the referee in the 73rd minute…

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets arrive Gabon after Ebola harassment

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria arrived Libreville on Saturday ahead of Sunday's final round, first leg 2015 African Under-17 Championship qualifier against their Gabonese counterparts. The team flew from Lome at 3:10 p.m. and arrived Libreville at 4:40 p.m. local time (same time with Nigeria). This was after their earlier…

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FIFA to support West Africa’s Ebola-hit countries

The President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, on Saturday said the organization would fully support the three West African countries heavily hit by the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. According to "Inside Games," an online news provider, Mr. Blatter made the pledge at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The publication stated that…

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Gabon stops Nigerian football team from entering capital, Libreville, over Ebola

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has sent a protest letter to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, after Gabonese authorities barred the Nigerian U-17 National Team from entering Gabon apparently over Ebola fears. The incident occurred Friday in Lome, Togo, as Nigerian players and officials were asked to disembark from…

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Nigerian League returns next week after ref​eree​s ​suspend match boycott

The Nigeria premier League will resume on Wednesday, following the willingness of striking Nigeria Ref​e​rees Association, NRA, to resume ​​officiating ​duties. ​ A statement quoting Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer, COO, of the League Management Company, LMC, and signed by it spokesperson, Harry Iwuala, on Thursday said the league's…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria, South Africa draw

Defending champions Nigeria only managed a barren draw against South Africa in its second game of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. The Eagles who were shocked 2-3 in Calabar in their first game against the Red Devils of Congo Brazzavile, were hoping they could bounce back against the…

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AFCON 2015: We’ll stop Nigeria — South Africa’s Coach

The Head coach of the South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Ephraim Mashaba, says Nigeria will be under immense pressure to beat his team Wednesday because of Nigeria’s loss at home to Congo on Saturday. He said his team will ensure Nigeria does not recover from the painful defeat. In a chat…

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AWC 2014: NFF invites 30 players to camp

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday announced that 30 players have been invited to camp in preparation for the African Women’s Championship which will be hosted by Namibia. In a press statement signed by the team secretary, Ruth David, the NFF said the players and coaches are expected to report…

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Maigari returns as NFF president

The embattled president of the Nigeria football federation, Aminu Maigari, returned to work Tuesday two weeks after he was removed by the Chris Giwa-led faction. Throughout the time, Mr. Maigari insisted he was the rightful president of the crisis-ridden body, while Mr. Giwa also made claims to the seat. An…

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Blatter seeks fifth term as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will be seeking a fifth term as FIFA president despite earlier suggestions that he will stand down from the coveted position. Mr. Blatter who is now 78 years old, has been FIFA president since 1998 when he succeeded Brazilian football administrator, Joao Havelange, who also…

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Benue to host 7th National School Sports Festival

The seventh edition of the National School Sports Festival, NSSF, will hold in Otukpo, Benue, from Nov. 6 to Nov. 16, an official said Sunday in Abuja. A statement by NSSF president, Ibrahim Mohammed, quoted the Benue Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Igbiri Dada, as saying that Gov. Gabriel Suswam…

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Super Eagles crash to shock home defeat

Nigeria’s national team were anything but super on Saturday as they crashed to a shocking 2-3 home loss to the Red Devils of Congo in their first match of the qualification series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations billed to take place in Morocco. The Super Eagles, who are…

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare misses out on N6.5m jackpot

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare fizzled out when it mattered most as she finished in a disappointing 6th position in the final leg of the 200m Women’s event of the money spinning IAAF Diamond League on Friday night. Going into Friday night’s final showdown in Brussels, many had expected a straight fight…

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AFCON 2015 Qualifier: Enyeama to join team October

The Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said he will return to the team in time for another round of qualifiers in October. The team’s assistant captain, according to Coach Stephen Keshi, had pulled out of the qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa to attend to some…

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AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Congo announces squad for Nigeria clash

The Red Devils of Congo on Thursday released the list of players who will face the Nigerian Super Eagles in the first leg of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Calabar. Congo, which was reinstated into the qualifier after Rwanda’s disqualification for fielding an ineligible player, had made…

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Factional NFF President, Giwa, warns against parallel election

The factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Chris Giwa, has warned against convening another election saying he was duly elected as the president of the federation. The NFF has been enmeshed in crisis leading to two different factions with Aminu Maigairi leading a faction. Mr. Maigari’s faction is…