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Canada 2015: 3 ways Nigeria’s Falcons can beat the USA

Edwin Okon has the unenviable task of becoming a villain or a hero as he…

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Enyeama, Oshoala win at Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, and new Super Falcons sensation, Asisat Oshoala, emerged King and…

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7 surprising results from Euro, Nations Cup qualifiers

The 2016 European Championship qualifiers continued over last weekend and also the first group matches…

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Nasarawa United players, coach lament unpaid sign-on fees, salaries

Stephen Morga’s hope of playing professional football after several failed attempts, has ended in regrets. A captain of the state-owned football team, Nasarawa United, from 2009 to 2012, he is currently, according to him, owed N8.4million by the state. “I captained the team from 2009 to 2012 but signed for…

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Nigeria suspends 9 stadiums from hosting league matches

Following reports of the various teams that assessed stadium facilities during the three-week break of the Glo Premier League, nine of the 20 clubs have had their home grounds placed on suspension by the League Management Company (LMC). The clubs have thus been directed to choose alternative home grounds from…

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Table Tennis: Nigeria finishes second in Egypt tournament

With four gold and three bronze medals, Nigeria finished second behind host Egypt at the ITTF World Junior Circuit in Egypt. The host finished ahead of others with seven gold medals while Slovenia won three gold medals to settle for third spot on the medal table. Over 15 countries from…

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Nigeria Premier League Round-up: 3SC thrash Lobi Stars

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote started his reign at Shooting Stars on a winning note as the Oluyole Warriors thrashed visiting Lobi Stars 3-0 as action resumed in the Nigeria Premier League on Sunday. Ajani Ibrahim put 3SC in front barely three minutes into the game at the Adamasingba Stadium before Junior…

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Enyeama celebrates historic feat with Super Eagles

Vincent Enyeama on Saturday, June 13, officially became the most-capped Nigerian player as the game against Chad was his 101st appearance for the Super Eagles since making his debut for the national football team against Kenya in May 2002. At the time he was 20-year old. Unlike when his team…

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African Nations Cup Qualifiers: Keshi happy with winning start

The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that he is happy with the winning start recorded by his team in the 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifying series. The Eagles secured a 2-0 win over their Chadian counterparts at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday and the Big…

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Super Eagles: Rabiu Ibrahim gets another chance

The Super Eagles started the race to qualify for Gabon 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Chad on Saturday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, even though the team did not show any ‘chemistry’ at least in the first half. However, some of the players on parade on Saturday…

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AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria 2, Chad 0 || How Super Eagles players rated

Jide Alaka Nigeria, ranked 43 by FIFA in the world huffed and puffed on Saturday at the bumpy Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna but finally blew down the Chadian team with two second-half goals as Stephen Keshi started his third reign with a victory – much better than the 0-0…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Super Eagles beat Chad in Kaduna

The Nigeria Super Eagles on Saturday kick-started their quest for qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on a winning note as they secured a 2-0 win over Chadian National team at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. Gbolahan Salami and Odion Ighalo were the goalscorers for the Nigerian…

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StarTimes signs transmission deal with German Bundesliga

Chinese company, StarTimes, on Saturday in Beijing signed a coverage deal with the Germany’s Bundesliga to transmit live matches across African countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deal covers the development of sports in African countries and the coverage of live matches for five years starting…

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How Super Falcons lost 0-2 to Australia at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Australia on Friday in Winnipeg, Canada beat Nigeria 2-0, courtesy of Kyah Simon’s brace, which gave the Matildas three valuable points in their quest to reach the Round of 16. With warmer temperatures in Winnipeg more than what the two teams experienced on Monday, the opening stages of the Group…

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Abiola Babes ‘best’ Nigerian football team ever – ex-Captain, Dahiru Saidi

The former Captain of the defunct Abiola Babes Football Club and a former Nigeria international, Dahiru Sadi, has paid glowing tributes to the late Moshood Abiola, who is being remembered for his contribution to the development of Nigeria on June 12. Mr. Saidi, who currently is the President of the…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: NFF allays fears over Kaduna venue, drums support for Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has said it will continue to use Kaduna as the venue for matches of national teams, insisting that the city has always been a good hunting ground and praising the people of the state for their love for the game. In his message to the people…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Chad in ‘crisis’ ahead of clash with Nigeria

All is not well with the Chadian national team who will face the Super Eagles in an African Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday. It was gathered that the players of the Chad team are disgruntled as officials were yet to offset…

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5 things Keshi must do to succeed as he begins third reign against Chad

Jide Alaka It has to be said that Coach Stephen Keshi’s third coming to the senior national team – the Super Eagles is in itself a record even though fans and critics alike are still wondering what he can hope to achieve with the team after winning the 2013 Africa…

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ANALYSIS: Three lessons from Flying Eagles’ defeat by Germany

By Jide Alaka That the Flying Eagles lost 1-0 to the German U-20 team on Thursday is itself not a disgrace but for the fact that it could all have been different if the Nigeria Football Federation’s technical committee had understood some stats and also if the coaches of the…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa resumes training with Super Eagles

CSKA of Moscow winger, Ahmed Musa, on Thursday returned to training with his national team colleagues at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna after failing to show up at Wednesday’s session at the same venue. Musa was said to have been excused from Wednesday’s session on the grounds that he…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Ighalo hoping to score against Chad

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has voiced out his ambition of opening his goals account as Nigeria takes​ on​ ​Chad on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. Mr. Ighalo is yet to hit the ground running with the Eagles having secured two appearances during the short stint…

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FIFA U20 World Cup: Why we lost to Germany — Flying Eagles Coach

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Manu Garba, has offered some explanations why his team crashed out from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Germany on Thursday. Expectations were high that the Eagles can go all the way to conquer the…

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AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: Chadian team ‘dangerous’ – Keshi

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has stated his team will be facing a dangerous opposition in Chad in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers. Mr. Keshi, who said he was keen on restarting on a bright note with the national team on Saturday, spoke in Kaduna on Wednesday. He confessed that he…

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FIFA U20 World Cup​: Nigeria crashes out after Germany defeat

Nigeria​'s​ Flying Eagles​​ are out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand after they were defeated 1-0 by their German counterparts on Thursday. A solitary strike in the first half was all that was required by the European champions to progress to the last eight where they will…

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FIFA World Cup: Don’t put pressure on Falcons — ex-Nigerian International, Madu

Former Super Falcons midfielder, Maureen Madu, has warned Nigerians not to heap unnecessary pressure on Falcons playing at the ongoing FIFA Women's World cup in Canada. "We don't need to put pressure on the players" she warned. "Let us think of Australia first, we are meeting first before we talk…