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Ebola: CAF orders relocation of matches from Sierra Leone, Guinea

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has ordered Sierra Leone and Guinea to relocate their 2015…

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NFF disqualifies Odegbami, Ogunjobi, Umeh; clears Giwa FC boss for President

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, on Wednesday disqualified three major aspirants…

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NFF sends new contract to Keshi for assent

The executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation in a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja…

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NFF lifts ban on Baribote, Adepoju, others

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Tuesday, lifted the ban on the former chairman of the Nigeria Premier League, Victor Baribote. The Federation also lifted the ban on Leye Adepoju, a former chairman of the Oyo State Football Association who was banned by the Aminu Maigari-led leadership…

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Ameobi moves to Turkey

Super Eagles striker, Shola Ameobi, has signed for Turkish 2.Lig side, Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor, on a free transfer. The former Newcastle United forward, who was part of the Nigerian squad to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, will hope to get the best of times in Turkey which houses a lot…

Blessing Okagbare is rode high in 2014

Morocco 2014: Okagbare wins Nigeria’s first gold medal

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, Monday night, confirmed her rating as Africa’s fastest woman as she finished tops in grand style in the women’s 100m event at the ongoing 19th Edition of the African Athletic Championships in Marrakech, Morocco. Okagbare, who recently clinched the sprint double at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,…

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Nigerian League: Taraba FC hopes to pick more away points

Nigerian league side, FC Taraba, has announced it is working hard to grab more away points in the second round of the 2013/14 league season. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Monday, the spokesperson of the club, Martin Odiete, reiterated the management’s worry over losses in away matches during…

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Nigerian League: Sunshine Stars trash Kano Pillars

Nigeria’s Premier league defending champion, Kano Pillars, lost 3-0 to Sunshine stars during a week 22 encounter on Sunday in Akure. Musa Newman of Sunshine stars put the host ahead with a goal in the 43rd minute of the match, few minutes before the first half ended. Newman again scored…

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Arsenal crushes Man City to win Community Shield

Arsenal was at its very best Sunday as it eased to a 3-0 win over Manchester City at the prestigious Wembley Stadium to win the Community Shield. While many had thought it will be a stiff contest between the FA Cup champions, Arsenal and the EPL kings Manchester City, it…

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Canada 2014: Nigeria sets new World Cup record

Nigeria's U-20 player Courtney Dike has set a new record for Nigeria and herself by scoring the fastest goal in the history of the FIFA U-20 women's World Cup. Nigeria defeated Korea Republic 2-1. The first goal came in the 18th seconds through the efforts of Chinwendu Ihezuo and Asisat…

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Canada 2014: Nigeria’s Falconets defeat Korea Republic

Nigeria’s female U-20 team, the Falconets, secured their first victory at the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada on Saturday night as they defeated Korea Republic 2-1 to go top in Group C. The Nigerian ladies, who could only manage a 1-1 draw in their first game against…

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Nigerian League: Eguavoen wins debut as Gombe United coach

A former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen, on Saturday had his first league game as coach of Gombe United. Eguavoen’s team defeated Bayelsa United 1-0 in the match played in Benin, the Edo State capital. The only goal of the match was scored in the seventh minute by Gombe United's,…

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Canada 2014: Falconets confident against Korea Republic

The head coach of the Nigeria U-20 women’s football team, Peter Dedevbo, has expressed his confidence that the team will record a resounding victory over Korea Republic at the on-going FIFA U-20 women's World Cup, Canada 2014. This is the Falconets second match in the tournament. The team drew in…

Blessing Okagbare won two medals for Nigeria

Marrakech 2014: Okagbare, others take Glasgow 2014 form to Morocco

The 19th edition of the African Athletics Championships begins in Marrakech, Morocco on Sunday with the track and field team of the defending Champion, Team Nigeria, confident of retaining the title it won in Benin Republic two years ago. Fresh from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where the team won three…

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Marrakech 2014: Team Nigeria will win with 12 gold medals- Alli

The Coordinator of Team Nigeria’s track and field team at the 19th African Athletics Championships, Marrakech 2014, Yussuf Alli, is double sure that Nigeria will successfully defend the title it won two years ago. The Championships begin on Sunday. Speaking at the team’s hotel, Golden Tulip, Rawabi, Morocco after the…

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Canada 2014: Details of Nigeria Falconets squad

The Nigeria women’s under-20 team is taking part in the ongoing Women U20 World Cup in Canada. The Falconets drew their first game 1-1 with Mexico and will play their second against Korea Republic by 9 p.m. Nigerian time on Saturday. Below are details of the players representing Nigeria in…

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Nigeria Football Crisis: NFF refutes claims of pardon of banned members

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has dismissed claims that the Appeals Committee chairman, Eddy Mark, had pardoned the two suspended executive board members. The board members, Chris Green and Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh,’ were suspended from the NFF Executive Committee and banned from football related activities for different periods on Thursday.…

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UEFA Champions League Playoffs: Arsenal draws Besiktas

Lille FC will be playing against FC Porto. (more…)

NFF President, Aminu Maigari

Maigari: FIFA queries Nigeria again

Maigari was impeached by members of the board of the NFF on July 24. (more…)

Coach Stephen Keshi

AFCON 2015: Keshi to return as Super Eagles coach next week

Nigeria will play host to Rwanda for the 2015 Nations Cup qualifier on September 7. (more…)

Aminu Maigari

Nigerian Football Crisis deepens, two board members suspended

"Both men were suspended for “glaring anti-Board activities.” (more…)

The class of 2010 did Nigeria proud

Canada 2014: Falconets coach disappointed with 1-1 draw against Mexico

Dedevbo hopes the Nigerian women would improve in match with Korea Republic. (more…)

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Nigerian League: Kano Pillars, Sharks, Nembe secure victories

Kano Pillars retained their position at the top of the table. (more…)

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Canada 2014: Nigeria’s Falconets force Mexico to draw

The Falconets wasted a lot of chances. (more…)

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Nigeria Federation Cup: Dolphins will win trophy – Captain Rotimi

Enyimba and Dolphins will battle for the trophy on August 16. (more…)