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Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers: Nigeria vs Egypt (LIVE UPDATES)

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are hoping to overtake the Pharaohs of Egypt in the quest for…

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Nigeria Vs Egypt: Fans get free tickets for Super Eagles game

The Kaduna State Government has thrown the gates open for Friday’s crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations…

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Coach Fatai Amoo hails Nigeria U-23 for Brazil thrashing

The interim head coach of the Nigeria U-23 team, Fatai Amoo, has said the display…

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Nigeria Vs Egypt Preview: Super Eagles seek to get back on track in AFCON qualifiers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are looking to get their qualification quest for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations back on track as they take on one of their fierce rivals on the continent, Egypt, in a double-header. While the overall head-to-head statistics is in favour of the Eagles, the…

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Former FIFA boss Blatter plans to attend 2018 World Cup despite ban

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter plans to attend the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a guest of honour despite being banned from all football activities. Blatter, 80, was banned for six years by FIFA in connection to a disloyal payment made in 2011 to UEFA boss Michel Platini, who…

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Mikel emerges Super Eagles captain

Chelsea star, Mikel Obi, has been named the new Super Eagles captain barely 24 hours to the crucial games against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. While Mikel had been one of the most senior players in the national team, he was overlooked…

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NPFL: Coach Eguma faces sack at Rivers United

Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma, faces sack unless results improve swiftly for the club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the next three matches. The Port Harcourt club currently sit in 11th place in the NPFL standings, with 10 points from a possible 24, and have failed…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Pharaohs of Egypt arrive for Eagles clash

The Pharaohs of Egypt have arrived Kaduna ahead of Friday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Pharaohs touched down at the Kaduna Airport late Wednesday night and have since proceeded to the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, where they will be lodged for the encounter.…

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Nigeria League Review: Warri Wolves, Sunshine secure points

Four midweek games in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, played on Wednesday all ended in stalemate. While the trio of Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars and Wikki Tourists all forced their hosts to 0-0 draws, the game in Jos also ended in a draw but Giwa FC and El-Kanemi played…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Defender Echiejile joins Super Eagles in Kaduna

Elderson Echiejile has joined the rest of the Super Eagles squad in Kaduna after a delayed journey from France where he stars for Ligue 1 giants, Monaco FC. The left-back will be training with the Eagles for the first time on Wednesday as the Nigeria team intensifies preparations for their…

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UPDATE: Iwobi recovers, trains with Eagles in Kaduna

Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, is back in his element after a food poisoning scare many feared would affect his chances of playing for the Super Eagles on Friday in the crucial games against the Pharaohs of Egypt. The Nigeria Football Federation calmed frail nerves through its official twitter handle where…

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Arsenal star, Iwobi, suffers food poisoning in Eagles camp

Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi, is down with food poisoning, interim Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has confirmed. Iwobi, 19, was the first foreign-based player to arrive the Eagles camp on Sunday but he was surprisingly missing in action while his teammates had their first training session at the Abuja National…

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Three traits of Oliseh’s Eagles Siasia, others must retain

In the 12 matches that the Super Eagles played under the departed Sunday Oliseh, the three-time Nations Cup winners won six, drew four and lost two, scoring 16 goals and conceding five. Though his leadership of the team lasted less than one year, he sowed some seeds that should be…

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AFCON Qualifiers: 18 Super Eagles players arrive Abuja camp

Eighteen Super Eagles players are now on ground at the team’s camp in Abuja and would be taking part in Tuesday morning’s training session at the National Stadium. Twelve players flew in from their respective bases in Europe while six arrived from the Nigerian League. Those from the home front…

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Pitch Awards to honour El-Rufai, Pinnick, Siasia, others

Organizers of the annual Nigeria Pitch Awards have confirmed that a number of state governors, including Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, as well as President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and Super Eagles’ Coach Samson Siasia, will be honoured at the third edition of the Awards in Kaduna…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Mikel, Ambrose swell up Eagles camp

Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, and Celtic FC defender, Efe Ambrose, are among the latest arrivals in the Super Eagles camp ahead of the upcoming games against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. Mikel and Ambrose arrived in Abuja on Monday morning to…

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IAAF World Indoor Championships: Nigeria fails to win any medal

Team Nigeria failed to win any medal at the just-concluded IAAF World Indoor Championships as the 4x400m Men’s and Women’s Relay teams, which gave Nigeria some glimmer of hope, faltered in the final day of competition in Portland, United States. Doreen Amata in the Women’s High Jump could not also…

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Seven key sporting events that caught our attention last week

Nasarawa and Wolves crash out in African competitions Nasarawa United and Warri Wolves were sent crashing out of the CAF Confederations Cup and Champions League respectively. In what appears  an indictment of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Wolves fell 2-0 on aggregate to El Merreikh of Sudan while Nasarawa were…

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Nigeria’s Michael Babatunde dedicates goal to Raja fans killed in fracas

Raja Casablanca winger, Michael Babatunde, has dedicated his goal to the two Raja Casablanca fans that died and the victims injured in a fight. The fight broke out between two groups in Morocco on Saturday during the team’s match against Chabab Rif Al Hoceima. Babatunde who scored his third of…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Arsenal ‘s Alex Iwobi arrives Eagles camp

Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja ahead of the crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Pharaohs of Egypt. Iwobi who arrived Sunday afternoon is the first to arrive among the 20 foreign-based players invited by interim Super Eagles coach,…

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Nigeria League Review: Rangers back at top after big win

Enugu Rangers are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, table after they crushed visiting Akwa United 3-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Sunday. Rangers with the latest win, their fourth of the season, now have 14 points from seven matches, while erstwhile leaders MFM…

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Nigerian para-athlete sets new African record

Olajumoke Olajide, a physically challenged athlete, Class T53, has broken the African record held by Anne Wafula of Kenya after 11 years, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Wafula of Kenya set the old record on May 14, 2005 in Manchester, Great Britain. Olajide recorded a time of 18.51 in…

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Pam, Oluwaseun emerge winners of 42-km Ibadan Marathon Race

Iliya Pam and Lamide Oluwaseun have emerged winners of the male and female categories of the 42-kilometre Integrity Marathon Race sponsored by Splash FM 105.5, a private radio station in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pam, who had been an all-prize winner in the last three editions,…

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IAAF world indoor championships: Nigeria’s 4x400m men’s relay team in final

Nigeria’s male 4 x 400 metres relay team on Saturday in Portland, U.S. ran a season best to advance to Sunday’s final at the four-day 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. The Nigerian side clocked 3 minutes 7.98 seconds to finish third in heat two of the event. They had finished…

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CAF Club Competitions: Warri Wolves, Nasarawa crash out, Enyimba pull through

Enyimba FC are the only Nigeria club left in CAF Club competition this season as the Aba Elephants have progressed to the next phase of the CAF Champions League after seeing off Burundi club, Vital’O. Though Enyimba were defeated 2-1 in the second leg clash on Saturday, the 5-1 result…