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Olympic Qualifier: Write your name in gold, Siasia tells U-23 players

The coach of the Nigeria U-23 national team, Samson Siasia, is confident that his boys…

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Mourinho tips Mikel to replace Terry as Chelsea captain

Chelsea’s Manager, Jose Mourinho, has urged John Obi Mikel to stay at the club as…

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Moses scores against PSG

The Champions Cup, the America version, continued on Saturday night as Chelsea came from a…

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Second Division goalkeepers, “exceptional players” welcomed to Super Eagles — Oliseh

New Super Eagles coach, Sunday Olisey, has amended his earlier stance that only Nigerians who play in first division clubs will be welcomed to the team. Lower division goalkeepers will be allowed to play for Nigeria, Oliseh said Monday. The coach's remarks at his unveiling that “first division players are…

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7 top sporting events of the week: Bolt’s blistering return, FIFA World Cup draws and others

Bolt returns with sub 10s in 100m Usain Bolt returned to the tracks on Friday and showed that he will be among the medal favourites at the World Athletics Championship coming up in Beijing in August. Bolt was at his bolting best in his first outing after recovering from a…

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Maurice Green predicts tough contests at All-Nigeria Championship

A former World and Olympic Champion, Maurice Green, has predicted tougher contests at this week’s All-Nigeria Athletics Championships billed for the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State. Green, who is currently the Sprints/Relay Coach for Nigeria told PREMIUM TIMES after the 2015 Warri Relays/ CAA Grand Prix that he expects…

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Falconets whip Liberia again to advance 14-1 in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

The Nigerian Under-20 women football team on Saturday in Abuja beat their Liberian counterparts 7-0 to progress to the next round of the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. The Falconets qualified on a 14-1 aggregate after winning the first leg game a fortnight ago in Monrovia 7-1. Uchendu…

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Warri Relays /CAA Grand Prix: Ghana, Nigeria  share honours

The rivalry between West Africa​n​ neighbours Ghana and Nigeria was on display at the 2015 Warri Relays /CAA Grand Prix held on Friday at the Warri City Stadium in Warri, Delta State as both countries dominated proceedings at the one-day athletics meet. While hosts, Nigeria did have the upper edge…

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2018 World Cup: Super Eagles seeded, drawn with Djibouti or Swaziland

The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw is taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, and three-time Africa champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn with the winner of the game between Djibouti and Swaziland. Nigeria is one of the African teams that have been seeded so they are safely…

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Racism, football and the 2018 Russian World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying draws will be made in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday, July 25 (today). And in the draw, 141 nations will know the route to take to secure a place in the 32-nation final tournament. Perhaps an imminent taint to the draws will be the…

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GOtv Boxing Night: Boxers talk tough 

With just a few days to the third edition of the GOtv Boxing Night, billed for 26 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, boxers on the card are talking tough.   Reigning National Light Middleweight champion, Sule "Tyson" Olagbade, has vowed to knock out…

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Manager hails Super Eagles star, Imoh’s move to Belgian side

Single-cap Nigerian forward, Imoh Ezekiel, was unveiled as an Anderlecht player on Wednesday. His manager, Gafar Liameed, described the move as good for the player and for Nigeria. Anderlecht sold Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle for about 18 million Euro but moved swiftly in the transfer window to bring in a…

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“Nigerian Sports administrators can make money if they play their cards well”

Waheed Jinadu, a former deputy editor-in-chief of the defunct newspaper, Today Sport, in an interview with Damilola Daniel, shares his thoughts on varying sports issues as it concerns Nigeria.   Mr. Jinadu, who once served as the national assistant secretary of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, said most administrators are…

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Competition at Stoke excites me – Odemwingie

Nigerian forward, Osaze Odemwingie, says he is excited with the quality of signings that manager, Mark Hughes, is making for the club in preparation for the 2015/16 season. The winger cum striker, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup, missed a large chunk of the last season because of…

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Table Tennis: Oshonaike qualifies for semi-final of Africa Senior Cup

After playing two matches and getting a walk-over against Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing, five-time Olympian, Olufunke Oshonaike, has secured a place in the semi-final of the women’s singles at the on-going 2015 ITTF Africa Senior Cup holding in Yaounde, Cameroon. From the final group matches played, Oshonaike defeated Algeria’s Islem…

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Ex-World champion, Maurice Green, leads athletes to Warri for relays, CAA Grand Prix

Former World and Olympic Champion, Maurice Green, has arrived the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State, ahead of Friday’s 2015 CAA Grand Prix and the Warri Relays billed for the Warri City Stadium. The Head of Media for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olukayode Thomas, told PREMIUM TIMES that Green,…

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Rivaldo, son score in same match; plus 6 other eye-catching sporting events last week

NPFL is definitely getting better The Nigeria Professional Football League is definitely growing as summarized by the match between Enugu Rangers and Enyimba FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday. The two teams went at each other knowing that the must-win syndrome at home venues was a thing of…

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Iheanacho ticks the right boxes for Man City

It is just weeks to the kick-off of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season and Nigerian teenager, Kelechi Iheanacho, will be hoping that his performance on Tuesday in an international friendly against Roma, will go some way in convincing Manuel Pellegrini that he can deliver for the team. The 2013…

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FIFA files complaint against comedian for trespassing

The world football governing body, FIFA, has filed a criminal complaint against British comedian, Simon Brodkin, for trespassing, the Zurich city police said on Tuesday. Mr. Brodkin crashed a press conference held by FIFA President Joseph Blatter at the organisation's headquarters in Zurich and showered the 79-year-old Swiss in heaps…

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Blatter remains FIFA president for the next 221 days

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has said his 17-year reign at the helm of football’s world governing body, FIFA, will come to an end on February 26, 2016. “I will not be a candidate for election in 2016,” Blatter said on Monday at an extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.…

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Yekini’s daughter to meet Portugal club over father’s foundation

The daughter of late Africa Soccer legend, Rashidi Yekini, Yemisi, will this weekend be traveling to Portugal to hold talks with Portuguese club Victoria Setubal as regards her planned Foundation for her late dad. Victoria Setubal is arguably the biggest foreign club Yekini played for in his active days. The…

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Nigeria Premier League: Kano Pillars sack Coach Emordi

Reigning Nigeria Premier League champions, Kano Pillars, have sacked their Coach, Okey Emordi. According to Pillars’ Media Officer, Idris Malikawa, the newly inaugurated board of the Kano State-owned team headed by Kabiru Baita, approved Emordi’s dismissal owing to poor results. Malikawa disclosed that a way forward for the club will…

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Nigeria 2 – 1 Congo | Three players who would have caught Oliseh’s eyes

The Nigeria U-23 team on Sunday at the new Adokiye Ameisimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt battled to a 2-1 win over a Congolese side coached by Claude Leroy. Though the team did not score enough goals to give a good advantage towards the second leg in August, the display was…

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Player Ratings: Nigeria 2, Congo 1

With over 60 per cent possession and seven shots on target the national U-23 team did more than the 2-1 result they got on Sunday against Congo showed. The match was played at the new 45,000-seater Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. Whilst the team played very well, Coach Samson…

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Nigeria League: Sunshine Stars win, retain top spot

Sunshine Stars FC of Akure on Sunday remained at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League after defeating FC Taraba 2-1 in the week 19 match played in Akure. Tunde Adeniji cancelled Stephen Adams of FC Taraba's early scare in the 12th minute at the Akure Township Stadium. Adeniji…