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Two strikers meet Nigeria league goals record

Two strikers, Mfon Udoh of Enyimba and Emem Uduok of Dolphins, on Sunday equalled the…

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Football Crisis: FIFA set to suspend Nigeria Monday – Hayatou

FIFA, the world football governing body, will on Monday decide whether or not to suspend…

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Women’s World Cup: Nigeria pledges support for victorious Falcons

The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Giwa, on Sunday assured new African champions,…

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Nigeria League Preview: Title contenders face tricky away matches

The title contenders in the Glo Premier League will face tricky opponents on Sunday when MatchDay 36 takes place. The top three teams, Kano Pillars, Warri Wolves and Enyimba, on the league table all play on the road. Already Nembe City have dropped to the second tier from the look…

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AWC 2014: Nigeria’s Super Falcons are African Champion for seventh time

The Nigerian national women’s team,  Super Falcons, have reclaimed the African title they lost two years ago after they beat their Cameroonian counterparts 2-0 on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia. Two goals in the first half from Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala was all that was needed for Nigeria to claim…

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El-Clasico: Real Madrid edges Barcelona 3-1 as Suarez makes losing debut

Real Madrid on Saturday at their Santiago Bernebau home ground defeated their bitter rivals Barcelona by 3-1. Madrid had to come from a goal behind before responding with three goals that effectively ended Barca’s invincibility so far this season. Before Saturday’s outing, Barcelona had won all their La Liga matches…

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African Women Championship: Nigeria Vs Cameroon – Live Commentaries

Welcome to the liveblog of the Africa Women Championships final match The Super Falcons are gunning for an astonishing seventh title and they have the Cameroon National team as their opponent in the finals of the 9th Edition of the AWC. The third place match has already being completed and…

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EPL Round Up: Anichebe scores; Arsenal win away

Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe, kick-started West Brom’s comeback on Saturday as the Baggies came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Brede Hangeland and a Mile Jedinak penalty had given Crystal Palace a 2-0 lead before half time however, Anichebe with his 51st minute…

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Africa Women Championships: Falcons Coach names winning team for Cameroon

Super Falcons Coach Edwin Okon and his technical crew have kept faith the same set of players who started the game against South Africa in the Semifinal match. The development thus sees goalkeeper Ibubeleye Whyte making her third start of the Championship ahead hitherto first choice Precious Dede. Whyte put…

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Africa Women Championships: Falcons go for the kill against Cameroon in final

The Nigeria national women’s team, the Super Falcons, have stated that they will be going for nothing short of victory against their Cameroonian counterparts in Saturday’s finals of the Africa Women’s Championship taking place in Windhoek, Namibia. The Super Falcons, six-time African champions, will confront the Lionesses of Cameroon at the Sam Nujoma Stadium…

Amaju Pinnick

NFF Crisis: Pinnick-led board files stay of execution

The executive committee of Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Pinnick has filed a stay of execution at the Federal High Court, Jos Judicial Division, over the court’s ruling of Thursday, October 23, setting aside the elections of September 30 which brought the body to office. NFF’s lawyers went to…

Chris Giwa

NFF Crisis: Giwa led-board nullifies Keshi’s sack, takes over NFF office

A new chapter has been opened in the latest Nigeria football crisis as members of the Chris Giwa-led Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, board were at its secretariat on Friday in Abuja to clear the ground for resumption of duties on Monday. The Giwa-led executives secured a court order on Thursday…

Peter Dedevbo

Nigerian Coach gets FIFA nomination for award

The coach of Nigeria U-20 female team, Peter Dedevho, has been listed amongst 10 coaches across the world vying for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football for 2014. The world football governing body made public the list of nominations on Friday as the Nigerian Coach is…

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NFF Exco appeals Jos court ruling

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has filed an appeal against Thursday’s ruling of the Federal High Court, Jos, which annulled the NFF Elective Congress of September 30. The judge gave the order annulling the elections despite a preliminary objection filed by the NFF challenging the jurisdiction…

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Nigerian League top scorer, Emem Udouk, aims for new goal record

A Nigerian Premier League and Dolphins FC striker, Emem Udouk, has said he would like to set a new goal record in the elite league by breaking the existing 20 goals record. The player, who has scored 19 goals so far, with six goals against Nembe City FC during a…

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8,000 students to participate in 7th National School Sports Festival

The National School Sports federation has announced that the 7th National School Sports Festival will take place in Otukpo, Benue State with at least 8,000 students from various schools in Nigeria taking part. The chairman of the federation, Ibrahim Kano, in an address to journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said…

Amaju Pinnick , The newly elected NFF chairman

Fresh crisis hits Nigeria football as Court sacks new NFF board

A fresh crisis is brewing in Nigeria football circles as a Jos High Court on Thursday annulled the September 30 elections held in Warri that brought in Amaju Pinnick and new executives into the football federation. The Court ruled that Chris Giwa, who emerged President in a highly disputed election…

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Super Eagles go down on FIFA Rankings

The downward slide of the Super Eagles on the monthly FIFA rankings continued on Thursday as Nigeria moved from 37th to 42nd position in the October edition released by the world football governing body. The Eagles played two matches in the period under review which is double header against Sudan…

AFCON 2015: We will support Shuaibu Amod​u, says NFF Scribe

The general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu, has said that the federation will put everything in place to ease the job of the newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr. Amadu assured Nigerians that all necessary support will…

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AWC 2014: Super Falcons through to final after defeating South Africa

Nigerian Super Falcons has qualified for the finals of the 2014 edition of the African Women's Championship in Namibia, after defeating South Africa 2-1. The match which was played at the Nojuma Stadium in Windhoek started on a high tempo, but attempts at goal were not successful until Asisat Oshoala…

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Super Eagles friendly scheduled for Uyo Stadium ahead of Bafana clash

The Nigeria Super Eagles, made up entirely of domestic league players, will play a friendly game in Uyo to formally open the new Akwa Ibom Stadium on November 6. The officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday. It said the friendly encounter, which is…

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AFCON 2015: CAF to inspect Uyo stadium for Eagles, Bafana match

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has agreed to send its officials to inspect the new Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, which is being put forward by Nigeria as venue for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.…

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AWC 2015: Play with your hearts – Pinnick charges Falcons

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has charged the senior women national team, the Super Falcons, to play with all their heart when confronting the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the semi-finals of the 9th African Women Championship in Namibia on Wednesday. The victories over…

Victor Moses

Stoke City Chairman defends Victor Moses over diving allegations

The Stoke City chairman, Peter Coates, has jumped to the defence of Nigerian winger, Victor Moses who has been a subject of attack over a diving allegation in his side’s English Premier League game against Swansea City over the weekend. The Stoke Chairman frowned at comments made by BBC pundit,…

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius jailed 5 years for killing girlfriend

After months of trial, South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence was for culpable homicide which Pistorius was found guilty of. The defence called for a house arrest and community service, while the state prosecutor asked…