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NFF not under pressure to give Keshi new contract– Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has denied reports that he and…

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Adidas ​extends sponsorship deal with NFF

​Adidas​,​ ha​s provisionally extended its kit sponsorship deal with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, pending…

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Warri Wolves register 23 players for Confederations Cup

The officials of the Nigeria Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, have disclosed that they…

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Mfon Udoh wins best Nigerian League Player award

Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh, was voted a Player of the Season in the Nigerian League at the League Bloggers Award, LBA, held Monday night in Lagos. Udoh beat his Enyimba teammate, Bobby Sokari, as well as the duo of Emem Uduok of Dolphins FC and Peter Ebimobowei of Bayelsa United…

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UEFA Champions League: Echiejile to face Arsenal while Mikel battles PSG

T​wo key Nigerian players still left in this season’s UEFA Champions League, Elderson Echiejile and Mikel Obi, are now aware of the next hurdle ahead of them following the Round of 16 draws held on Monday in Nyon, Switzerland. In what could be seen as a largely fair draw for…

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Flying Eagles coach targets African title

The coach of the Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has set for himself the target of winning the 2015 African Youth Championships. Manu, who progressed from being the U17 team handler, narrowly missed out on an African title while with the Eaglets and he is looking to…

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Nigeria wins first Church World Cup

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos has emerged champions in the maiden Church World Cup in Goa, India. The country’s flag bearers thrashed Colombia 7-0 in the final of the unique tournament on Sunday. Adekunle Adegboyega set the ball rolling with the first goal for…

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CAF holds African Youth Championship draw December 21

The draws for the 2015 African Youth Championship, AYC, will be conducted on December 21 at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, in Cairo, Egypt. CAF says hosts Senegal will be seeded in Group A of the competition which will kick off on March 8 in Dakar…

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Yaba Tech wins 2014 NIPOGA

The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has emerged the overall winner of the 18th Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA), tagged BIDA 2014, held at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida. The college won 34 medals, made up of 17 gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The second position went to The Polytechnic Ibadan,…

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

EPL Round Up:  Mikel stars in Chelsea victory  

Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was in the starting line-up as Chelsea returned to winning ways in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Super Eagles midfielder played for 82 minutes as the Blues thumped Hull City 2-0  at Stamford Bridge to get back on track after the setback…

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Golden Eaglets camp opens in Abuja on Sunday

Nigeria’s U17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, will resume camping in Abuja on Sunday. This was disclosed by officials of the team. The head coach of the team, Emmanuel Amuneke, said fresh opportunities would be given to new players as the Eaglets intensify preparations ahead of the African cadet championship…

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Flying Eagles makes bright start in Kaduna

The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, who are preparing for next year’s Africa Youth Championships to be staged in Senegal, gave a commendable performance on Thursday as they defeated their opponents, Jamba Academy of Kaduna, 4-1 in their first test match. The match was played at the Ahmadu Bello…

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Siasia vows to sack U23 players who offer bribe for shirts

As the battle to make it into the Nigeria U23 team gets more intense, the head coach, Samson Siasia, has sternly warned his players not to make any attempt to offer him bribe because he would only select his final squad based on their talents. In a chat with the…

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NFF Crisis: Amadu confirms receipt of FIFA letter

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Musa Amadu, has debunked a report he denied receiving a letter from world football governing body, FIFA, which supported the majority decision of the NFF 2014 Electoral Appeals Committee. “How can I deny receiving a letter that was addressed directly to me?…

Joel Adesina

UK police launch probe into Nigerian footballer’s killing

Police in England have gone down to the business of unmasking the killers of a young Nigerian footballer identified as Joel Adesina. According to UK tabloid Daily Mail, Adesina 15, was stabbed last Friday at Bethnal Green, East London, following a late-night row. Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones of the…

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NIS graduates first batch of coaches from Abuja campus Wednesday

The first batch of graduates to be produced by the National Institute of Sports, NIS, outside its Lagos campus will on Wednesday have their graduation ceremony. Alex Mana, a lecturer at the institute said on Monday in Abuja that a total of 67 coaches would graduate from the institution’s Abuja…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Crisis: Again, FIFA wades in to determine Pinnick’s fate

The world football governing body, FIFA, has again been forced to intervene in the Nigeria football administration crisis. The intervention is coming months after the country was threatened with a ban over its inability to agree on a new leadership for the running of football in the country. FIFA will…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons drawn in tough group

Nigeria’s national women team, the Super Falcons, now have their work cut out having literally been placed in the “Group of Death” at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup billed to take place in Canada from June 6-July 5, 2015. The African Champions in Group D are placed alongside former…

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Newcastle United ends Chelsea’s unbeaten run

Newcastle United has ended the unbeaten run of Chelsea after handing the Blues a 2-1 defeat at St. James Park on Saturday afternoon. In the early kick-off of the day, which had Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi in the starting line-up, it was Senegalese striker - Pappis Cisse that was the…

Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins Quits Super Eagles wins goal of the year in MLS

Obafemi Martins has announced that he is quitting the Nigeria national team the Super Eagles, nine years after making his debut in the green and white jersey. Incidentally, Martins scooped the goal of the year award in the United States Major League Soccer, MLS, same day he was announcing his…

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Emmanuel Emenike suffers groin injury

Super Eagles and Fenerbache striker, Emmanuel Emenike, is set for a spell on the sidelines after cupping a groin injury on Thursday during a training session with his Turkish club. The injury setback means the Nigeria forward has been ruled out of this weekend's clash away at Balıkesirspor after he…

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Siasia invites Iheanacho, 46 others for Dream Team VI trials

The head coach of the U23 National Team, Samson Siasia, has invited 47 foreign-based players to camp for trials. Amongst the invitees are Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Taiwo Awoniyi, Musa Yahaya, among others from the World Cup winning Golden Eaglets team. All the players are expected to…

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Siasia clears the air on Eduok’s age controversy

The embattled Dolphins FC Striker, Emem Eduok, has received the backing of the coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia, concerning the age controversy he is currently enmeshed in. Siasia absolved Eduok of any blame as he fingered Dolphins FC and the League Management Company, LMC for improper handling…

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Sunshine Stars FC Boss, Mike Idoko, quits

The Sunshine Stars chairman, Mike Idoko, has resigned from the club after five years of service. He disclosed to journalists that he had to resign because his contract with the club was not renewed when it expired and his next destination would be revealed soon. “I have resigned from Sunshine…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Appeal Committee chair ‘nullifies’ Pinnick’s victory

Barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Electoral Appeals Committee upheld the September 30 polls that produced the Amaju Pinnick-led executive, the Chairman of the Committee, Okey Ajunwa, has nullified the same elections. Mr. Ajunwa’s ruling contradicts the ruling of three other members of the committee who upheld…