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Super Eagles to play Bafana Bafana in South Africa

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an…

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Amid high hopes, ​Cerebral Palsy Football​ grows in Nigeria

When a congenital abnormality at a very tender age seemed to have shattered the ambition…

Gunshot wounds sustained by one of the Kano Pillars Players

Armed robbers attack Kano Pillars players, officials in Abuja

Players and officials of Nigeria Premier League side, Kano Pillars, have aborted their trip to…

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Tanzania club indicates interest in Keshi

Few days after expressing displeasure over the new contract offered him by the Nigeria Football Federation, Tanzania club, Azam, have indicated interest in hiring Coach Stephen Keshi to take over from Cameroonian trainer, Joseph Omog, who was sacked by the club on Monday. Keshi and the NFF have being locked…

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Lagos Table Tennis World Tour: Organisers unveil top seeds

The top seeds for the International Table Tennis Federation World Tour tagged Lagos Open have finally been unveiled by the organisers. As the highest world-rated players listed for the competition, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Dina Meshref, have been seeded the top players in the men and women singles events…

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Flying Eagles jet out for AYC Wednesday

The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, will be departing the shores of the country for the African Youth Championship, AYC in Senegal on Wednesday, officials have announced. Reeling out the travel itinerary, the Flying Eagles secretary, Aliyu Awal, disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos…

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Liberation Stadium passes LMC test for new season

The League Management Company inspection team has approved the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium, home ground of Dolphins Football Club, for action in the new league season which begins this weekend. During the visit, the leader of the inspection team, Ifeanyi Dike, inspected the playing pitch, the dressing room, media corner…

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Lagos ​Table Tennis World Tour: Nigeria star, Offiong, talks tough

Edem Offiong, one of the top female Nigerian table-tennis players that will be contesting for honours at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open, has vowed to go all out to emerge tops in the competition. The Lagos Open serves off on March 10. In 2013, Offiong…

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Chelsea win Capital One Cup

The London club, Chelsea, have scooped their first trophy for the season after beating neighbours, Tottenham Hotspurs, 2-0 in the final of the Capital One Cup at the Wembley Stadium. Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was missing for the Blues as he is recovering from an injury but that…

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Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves, Dolphins pull through

Nigeria’s flag-bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup, Warri Wolves and Dolphins FC are through to the next phase of the competition after securing home wins on Saturday. While Wolves secured qualification in an empathic style, thrashing Racing Bobo Dioulasso 3-0, Dolphins FC had it tough as they had to rely…

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NFF to investigate attack on Sharks FC Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has said it would investigate a supposed fans’ attack on the Head Coach of Sharks FC, Gbenga Ogunbote. Officials said on Friday evening that Ogunbote, who took Sunshine Stars FC to the semi finals of the CAF Confederation Cup a few years ago, was attacked by…

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Umaru Isah emerges Kogi FA Chairman

Umaru Isah, the team manager of Lokoja FC, has been elected the new chairman of the Kogi State Football Association till 2018. In elections conducted in Lokoja on Friday and supervised by a member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of the NFF Referees Committee, Yusuf Fresh, Isah pulled…

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Nigeria selects 33 athletes for African Junior Championships

The Athletes Federation of Nigeria has selected 33 athletes to represent the country at the forthcoming African Junior Championships, AJC holding in Addis Ababa. Topping the list of athletes heading to Addis Ababa are current African Youth and Junior Champion in the 200m, Divine Oduduru, and also Commonwealth Gold Medalist,…

Another Nigerian footballer dies in Poland while playing a league match for his club side.

FIFA cancels Nigeria, Ghana friendly

Fans hoping to watch the Super Eagles take on the Black Stars of Ghana in a friendly planned for London on March 29 will have to wait longer as the world football governing body, FIFA, has cancelled the game as it fails to comply with the regulations of the world…

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Nigeria football boss confirms receipt of “huge funds” from FIFA

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick​,​ has disclosed that the world Football Governing body, FIFA, has given the NFF its own share of the World Cup appearance fee. Mr Pinnick told PREMIUM TIMES at his office in Abuja that FIFA paid the Federation a huge sum of…

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2015 Federation Cup competitions begin March 7

The 2015 Men and Women Federation Cup competitions will kick off with the state preliminaries on Saturday, March 7. This was disclosed in a statement by Ademola Olajire, Assistant Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), quoting the association’s Head of Federation Cup Unit, Ruth David on Thursday in Abuja.…

Germany-based Nigeria tennis star, Olufunke Oshonaike

Lagos ITTF World Tour: Oshonaike eyes first World Tour title

Germany-based Nigeria tennis star, Olufunke Oshonaike, is quite positive that despite several failed attempts in the past, she would finally win a world tour title by clinching the International Table Tennis Federation World Tour tagged Lagos Open. The 39-year old, who has represented Nigeria for over two decades, believes she…

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Flying Eagles Coach names final squad for AYC

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Manu Garba, has released a list of 21 players who will represent the country at the 19th African Youth Championship in Senegal. Skipper Musa Muhammed, who led the U-17 squad that won for Nigeria a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates…

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CAF agrees to shift 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, has hinted that the Confederation of African Football are favourably disposed to move the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to accommodate the unique change that would be witnessed in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Rather than the traditional June period, the 2022 World Cup…

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German beats Keshi to Burkina Faso coaching job

German Coach, Gernot Rohr, has reportedly been chosen ahead of Coach Stephen Keshi to become the next handler of the Burkina Faso National team. The 61-year-old ex-Gabon and Niger boss was considered as being more suitable ahead of the duo of Keshi and Serbian Milovan Rajevac who were all in…

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Keshi blasts Nigeria Football administrators, labels them liars

The out-of-contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, on Wednesday called the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, liars. Keshi said the NFF lied to Nigerians about paying him his owed salaries as well as that of his backroom staff. Addressing journalists, the former Super Eagles defender said he would…

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UEFA Champions League: Echijiele arrives in London for Arsenal tie

Super Eagles defender, Elderson Echiejile, has arrived in London with his Monaco teammates ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash against Arsenal. Echiejile is part of the 20-man Monaco squad hoping to shock the Gunners at the Emirates on Wednesday night​,​ and the Nigerian defender…

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Ex-Boxing Champion, Bash Ali, arrested over row with bank

Nigeria’s oldest boxer, Bash Ali, was last Thursday, taken into police custody after a prolonged row with Nigerian Export - Import Bank, NEXIM, over the sponsorship of a Guinness Book of World Record fight. The boxer, in his seventies, was taken away on Wednesday after the bank accused him of…

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Ondo FA suspends Sunshine Stars, Rising Stars over alleged fraud

The Ondo State Football Association, under the leadership of Sunday Ajayi, has suspended all the football clubs in the state from engaging in any form of football activities untill further notice. The clubs in Ondo State include, amongst others, Rising Stars, Sunshine Angels and Sunshine Stars who are at the…

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Flying Eagles to name final AYC squad Thursday

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have to submit a final 21-man squad for the 2015 AYC to CAF by midnight of Thursday, officials have ​said. The Nigeria U-20 currently have a 28-man provisional squad that includes Belgium-based defender Wilfred Ndidi and Dolphins FC new signing Christian Pyagbara. Pyagbara joined the Flying Eagles…