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Cristiano Ronaldo is my inspiration — Nigerian League top scorer, Mfon Udoh

An has emerged the highest goal scorer alongside Gbolahan Salami in the 32 weeks old…

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Super Eagles’ Loss: Pinnick urges patience

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has called on Nigerians to…

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AFCON 2015: Keshi claims sabotage for Sudan loss

Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has blamed sabotage for Nigeria’s loss to Sudan in Khartoum…

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AFCON 2015 : Support not condemn us, Mikel, Ejide tell Nigerians

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, has urged Nigerians to concentrate on the next three African championship qualifiers instead of whining over last Saturday’s 0-1 loss to Sudan in Khartoum. The Chelsea midfielder said the team in particular and Nigerians in general must quickly forget the ugly past and concentrate on…

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AFCON 2015: Nigeria Vs Sudan match tickets go on sale Monday

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Sunday said ticket sales for Wednesday’s 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Super Eagles and their Sudanese counterpart will commence on Monday. A statement issued on Sunday by Ademola Olajire, Assistant Director, Communication, NFF, said the tickets would be on sale at…

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Keshi’s stubbornness affecting Nigeria Super Eagles – Felix Owolabi

A former Green Eagles player, Felix Owolabi, on Sunday described Coach Stephen Keshi's attitude towards the selection of quality players as stubborn. The former Ibadan Shooting Stars Club (3SC) board member told the News Agency of Nigeria that the coach's attitude of sidelining players he has personal issues with has…

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AFCON 2015: Only miracle can save Nigeria – Bala Ka’oje

A former Minister of Sports, Bala Ka’oje, said on Saturday that Nigeria’s qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, now depends on a miracle. Mr. Ka’oje said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria following the 1-0 defeat of the Super Eagles by the…

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Nigerians lament Super Eagles loss to Sudan

Nigerian football fans have expressed disappointment over Super Eagles 1-0 loss to their Sudanese counterparts in the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, 2015 qualifiers played in Khartoum. The match played on Saturday night was the first-leg of the two-legged encounter between both teams. Nigeria has very little chance of qualifying…

AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Super Eagles lose in Khartoum

The Super of Eagles of Nigeria risk not qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after going down to a shocking 1-0 defeat against Sudan on Saturday at the Khartoum Municipal Stadium. A solitary strike by Mohamed Babeker in the 42nd minute proved to be the difference between the…

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Keshi ready to reconsider Ikechukwu Uche

Super Eagles interim coach, Stephen Keshi, has rubbished reports suggesting that he shut out Villarreal of Spain Striker, Ikechukwu Uche, from the national team. Keshi said he was quoted out of context by many reporters at Wednesday’s media parley in Abuja. “I don’t know where they got that portion of…

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Super Eagles settle in Khartoum ahead of crunch Sudan match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are fully settled in Khartoum ahead of Saturday’s crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Sudanese national team. The Eagles, who departed the shores of Nigeria late Thursday night aboard a chartered flight, arrived in the early hours of Friday in the Sudanese…

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Coaching Super Eagles not do or die – Keshi

The out-of-contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that getting the Eagles' job is not a do or die affair for him, but said he loves Nigeria and would like to help. Speaking with reporters at the National Stadium, Abuja, after the team's routine training on Wednesday, the coach…

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AFCON 2015 Qualifier: Sudan game a must win – Ahmed Musa

A Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa, has said that Nigeria's encounter against Sudan Saturday is a must-win game for the team. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday in Abuja after the team’s routine training, the 21- year-old CSKA Moscow forward said the team had been collectively working hard…

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Why Arsenal lost to Chelsea

The repugnant chants from the away end were loud and understood while the game grew. It wasn’t directed at Jose Mourinho, nor was it about the feud between two big teams in London. Rather the message was abhorrently clear: "F*** off Cesc" The gunners faithful temporarily brushed aside the intensity…

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NFF killing Nembe City FC – Coach

The Head coach of Nembe Football Club, John Aranka, has accused the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, of being behind its poor outing in the Nigeria Premier League, NPL. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday, Coach Aranka blamed the NFF for manipulating referees to ensure his team lost both at…

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AFCON 2015 qualifier: Eagles to begin training Tuesday ahead of Sudan tie

The Super Eagles will commence training in Abuja on Tuesday as no fewer than 10 players arrived at the team’s camp on Monday in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nation, AFCON, 2015 qualifier against Sudan. Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman on October 11 before a return-leg on October…

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No team can stop Nasarawa United this season – Official

Officials of Nasarawa United FC of Lafia have boasted that it is the team to beat in the Nigerian Premier League, NPL. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the media officer of the club, Musa Elayo, said all the other teams in the 20 clubs premiership should see…

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AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Keshi picks Eduok to replace injured Victor Moses

Stoke City’s Victor Moses is officially out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying matches against Sudan and Coach Stephen Keshi has made a swift move to replace him with in-form Dolphins FC winger Emem Eduok. Moses is feared to have aggravated an injury on his thigh and…

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​Chelsea defeats Arsenal as Mikel sets for Eagles camp

Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel will be heading to the national team camp on a high having enjoyed a sweet victory with Chelsea on Sunday as the Blues edged city rivals Arsenal 2-0 in the London Derby. Mikel was brought in the 69th minute by Coach Jose Mourinho to…

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Arsene Wenger must integrate plan B ahead of London Derby with Chelsea

Last season ended what was clearly a long  period of trophy drought for Arsenal. They came from two goals down to beat Hull City in the FA cup final. Before the Cup success, boss Arsene Wenger was taunted by a chief enemy in the dugout, Jose Mourinho. But that was…

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NFA crisis: Sports minister, Maigari, Amadu, charged for contempt

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo and Aminu Maigari, immediate past Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) have been charged with contempt of court by the Federal High Court, Jos. Also charged with the offence are the Secretary General of the association, Musa Amadu, and Plateau Football Association for itself…

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Okagbare misses out on IAAF award shortlist

The blistering performances of Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare in the2014 Athletics season was still not able to earn her place in the final shortlist of 10 men and 10 women announced by the IAAF on Friday for the 2014 World Athlete of the Year Award. According to world athletics body, the…

Amaju Pinnick

We will run an inclusive administration, says newly-elected NFF president

The newly-elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his election-day pledge to reconcile with all aggrieved individuals and parties in the coming days, with a focus on running an inclusive administration in the best interest of the Nigeria game. Speaking in Warri on Wednesday, Mr.…

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Dolphins FC players commence strike over unpaid fees

The players of Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt kicked off an internal strike over their unpaid 2012/13 sign-on fees on the October 1. The players visited the government house, Rivers State, a month ago on a peaceful protest to request the accumulated fees. However, by the end of September, when…

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AWC ​2014: We are not afraid of any team – Ordega

A Super Falcons striker, Francisca Ordega, has said that no country would be a threat to the team at the 2014 edition of the African Women’s Championship, hosted by Namibia. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Thursday, the 20-year-old striker said the Falcons were not afraid to…