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FIFA U20 World Cup: Ghana beat Argentina in five-goal thriller

Ghana's U-20 team recorded a big upset at the ongoing FIFA U20 tournament in New…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles lacked organization – Akpoborie

Former National Team player, Jonathan Akpoborie, has said that the Manu Garba-led Nigeria U20 Flying…

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Brazil beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles

The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, were beaten 4-2 by their Brazilian counterparts  in…

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Anambra, Kaduna to host Athletics Golden League Meet

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria in its revised calendar has listed Anambra and Kaduna states as hosts of the first and second leg of this year’s Golden League Meet. The AFN has also settled for Ilorin to host the final leg of the multi-event Golden League Meet which was formally…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Nigeria’ll fight to win the trophy – Iheanacho

Flying Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has said that his team has to fight to secure the trophy at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand. The 18-year-old Manchester City goal poacher said the team needs to be focused, show confidence and stick to what the coaches order them to…

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Nigeria Super Falcons demolish Canadian club 9-0

The Super Falcons and Washington Spirit forward, Francisca Ordega, scored a hat trick in a 9-0 thriller the Falcons played against Canadian club, Woodbridge Ladies, in a friendly game. Other goal scorers include Asisat Oshola (brace) and Ngozi Okobi, who scored the opener in the fourth minute. An obviously delighted…

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: 5 Nigerian players to watch out for

By Jide Alaka The U-20 FIFA World Cup is the only age grade male football tournament that Nigeria is yet to win; but it has not been for want of trying. Twice the Flying Eagles, as they are fondly called, have gotten to the final. In 1989, they lost 2-0…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Mali get first win for Africa

The second day of action at the going FIFA U20 World Cup brought mix fortunes for Africa as Mali recorded the first win for the continent while Senegal recorded the first defeat. At the Dunedin's Otago Stadium, Mali recorded a dramatic 2-0 win over Mexico which has seen them take…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles lead Africa’s challenge

Nigeria’s U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, who are the reigning African champions, will be leading the continent’s quest for glory at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup which kicked off in style this weekend in New Zealand. The Flying Eagles team made up largely of players that conquered the world…

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Arsenal wins 12th FA Cup title

London club, Arsenal, are officially the FA Cup kings in England as they secured an unprecedented 12th title on Saturday, beating Aston Villa 4-0 in the 2015 finals played at the Wembley stadium. Though the Gunners were the favourite going into the finals, some analysts were predicting a Villa upset.…

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Flying Eagles Coach vows to win FIFA U20 World Cup

The head Coach of Nigeria's U20, Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has said that his team will win the FIFA U20 world Cup. Speaking from the team's base in New Zealand, the Coach who led the country to win a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup two years ago said, "It…

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FIFA Corruption: We’ll withdraw our support for Blatter if he’s arrested — Nigeria FA

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has zero tolerance for corrupt practices as well as any form of high-handedness or impunity, according to its President Amaju Pinnick. An NFF statement on Friday said clarification became necessary against the backdrop of Mr. Pinnick's publicly-voiced support for FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s fifth…

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National Sports Commission congratulates Oshoala on BBC Award

The National Sports Commission has congratulated Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, for winning the maiden BBC Women’s Player of the Year Award. The director general of the commission, Al-Hassan Yakmut, also congratulated the Nigeria Football Federation on behalf of the commission. He thanked them for helping the player achieve such…

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BREAKING: Blatter secures fifth term as FIFA President

Sepp Blatter has succeeded in extending his 17-year reign as FIFA President as he again secured a fresh mandate to run the world football governing body for another four years following his victory at Friday’s polls in Zurich. Blatter was unable to secure the traditional two-thirds in the first round…

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FIFA urges Nigerian referees to forget World Cup officiating

Carlos Henriques, FIFA Referee Development Officer, has called on Nigerian referees to forget about World Cup officiating ambition for now. Mr. Henriques gave the advice in an interview in Abuja on Friday. He advised them to concentrate more on how to secure the Africa Cup of Nations slots. Mr. Henriques…

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Nigeria Premier League: Shooting Stars sack Coach

Nigeria Premier League side, Shooting Stars of Ibadan​,​ has terminated the contract of their coach, Franklin Howard, over a string of poor results. The sacking of Howard comes barely 24 hours after another Premier League side Enugu Rangers asked their technical adviser, Kelechi Emetiole, to also step aside. Though Howard…

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How Chelsea, Tottenham, Man City ended EPL season the way they started

By Babajide Alaka Chelsea were handed the Barclays Premier League trophy last Sunday in a season where their manager, Jose Mourinho, took his infractions with the authorities up a notch. When he was not fighting the EPL management team, he was pouring invectives on referees. But one thing stood out…

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FIFA Corruption Scandal: Transparency International urges Blatter to step down

Sepp Blatter must resign as president of football's ruling body FIFA, the non-governmental corruption watchdog, Transparency International, said on Wednesday. Transparency international referred to the U.S., and Swiss bribery probes involving football officials. “These scandals have taken place under Sepp Blatter's watch of FIFA, which spans almost two decades,’’ the…

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Super Falcons Coach releases final World Cup list

Coach Edwin Okon has released his list of 23 players for the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Canada next week. The list published on the Nigeria Football Federation’s official website included regulars like the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala, team captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku and…

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Top FIFA officials arrested in corruption case

Swiss authorities have confirmed the arrest of some top FIFA officials over corruption charges on the eve of fresh elections set to be conducted by the world football governing body. While current President, Sepp Blatter, was not part of the six men picked up by the Swiss Police, Vice-president Jeffrey…

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CAF bans Warri Wolves goalkeeper over referee attack

Warri Wolves substitute goalkeeper, Rhiogbere Tejiri, has been hit with a 12-month suspension by the Confederation of African Football. According to the Africa soccer ruling body, Tejiri is being punished for spitting on the first assistant referee during the CAF Confederation Cup away game against FCMK in the Democratic Republic…

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Real Madrid sacks coach

Spanish football giant, Real Madrid, has sacked its coach, Carlos Ancelotti, for not winning a single trophy this season. Ancelotti led the club to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup in the 2013/2014 football season. This season, Ancelotti’s Real was knocked out by Juventus…

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Nigeria’s Oshoala wins BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award

Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, has made history by winning the BBC's maiden Women's Footballer of the Year award. The reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year saw off the challenge from other contenders which included Spain's Veronica Boquete, Germany's Nadine Kessler and Scotland's Kim Little and Brazilian forward, Marta, to…

Enyeama gets new coach at Lille

Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, will be working under a new coach next season as his French Club, Lille on Monday named the two-time African Cup of Nations-winning coach, Herve Renard, to replace erstwhile manager, Rene Girard. Renard, 46, was given a three-year deal in which he is expected to…

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Okpekpe Road Race organisers announce Nigerian winners

The organisers of the Okpekpe Road Race have announced Nigerian winners and predicted a bright future for long distance runners in the country. According to the list made available by the organisers, in the men’s category, Emmanuel Gyang from Plateau State finished first and 17th overall. Gideon Goyet also from…