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Shock over sudden death of Channels’ Television Head of sports

The deceased presented a sports programme on Friday evening. Advertisement

Breaking News: Victor Moses ruled out of AfCON final

Nigeria will challenge Burkina Faso on Sunday for the AfCON trophy. Advertisement

Breaking News: CAF appoints Algerian referee for Nigeria- Burkina Faso match

Djamel Haimoudi is the African referee of year. Advertisement

Cross River welcomes Golden Eaglets to Calabar

The Golden Eaglets gear up for the 10th African Cadet Championship in Morocco. Advertisement

West Brom, Osaze Odemwingie settle rift

The Nigerian international engineered a failed transfer from the club. Advertisement

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Has the Super Eagles’ performance vindicated Keshi?

For many Nigerians, their appearance in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals may be just as surprising as that of opponents Burkina Faso. Such was the pessimism around the squad coming into the tournament, negativity only enhanced by some limp showings in the group matches, that only the most ardent Super Eagles fans would […]

Breaking News: CAF slams $10,000 fine on Zambia

The African football body announced the fine on Thursday. Advertisement

AFCON 2013 will be my last- Yobo reiterates

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso in the 2013 AFCON final game. Advertisement

Keshi dedicates semi-final victory over Mali to Nigerians

By Debo Oshundun Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has dedicated the 4-1 semi-final victory over Mali at the on-going 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to all Nigerians. Keshi told newsmen at the post match news conference at the Moses Mabhida centre, Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday that “Nigeria deserves to play in the final […]

Jubilation galore across Nigeria as Super Eagles massacre Mali to zoom into AFCON final

It was celebration galore across the length and breadth of Nigeria Wednesday as football-crazy fans poured into the streets to celebrate the Super Eagles’ destruction of the Eagles of Mali to zoom into the final of this year’s edition of the African Cup of Nations, the continent biggest football showpiece. In the past years, there […]

Burkina Faso defeat Ghana, to face Nigeria for Nations Cup trophy

The Burkina Faso team also made history by their victory. Advertisement

Sepp Blatter

FIFA president to visit four African countries

The football boss will visit Mauritania, Guinea, Botswana and South Africa. Advertisement

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN VISITS FLOODED VICTIMS IN TARABA STATE

President Jonathan to attend AFCON final involving Super Eagles

President Goodluck Jonathan will fly to South Africa to attend the finals of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, where the the Super Eagles will trade tackles with either Ghana or Burkina Faso. President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, confirmed after the Super Eagles soared past their Malian counterparts in Durban that Mr. […]

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Nigeria vs. Mali: Premium Times announces winners of prediction contest

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Nigeria vs Mali – Live Commentaries

Good afternoon folks! Welcome to Premium Time’s LIVE coverage of the Africa Cup Of Nations semi-finals clash between Nigeria and Mali at the Durban Stadium. It is a clash of two Eagles. The Malian side is one Stephen Keshi, the Nigerian coach, know so well. Keshi was coach of the Mali side between 2008 and 2010 […]

Pray for Super Eagles against Mali, PDP urges Nigerians

The ruling party said it is already praying for the Nigerian team. Advertisement

Ghana vs Burkina Faso: Black Stars face Burkinabe on controversial pitch

Much of the same is what Paul Put has ordered for Burkina Faso as they go into Wednesday’s semi-final against Ghana at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as underdogs. “I’m very proud with what we have achieved up until now and we are preparing for this game against Ghana just as we have for all […]

Nigeria vs Mali: Who will triumph in battle of the Eagles?

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes he will have a distinct advantage when he prepares his side to meet Mali in the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday. But this has been denied by his opposition as the war of words hots up ahead of what is […]

2013 AFCON: West African teams make history

West Africa has made history by becoming the first sub-region since the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament started in 1957 to have only teams from the sub-region in the semi-finals. PANA reported on Monday that all the four semi-finalists at the ongoing 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa are from West Africa: Burkina Faso, […]

How Super Eagles caged Ivorian Yaya Toure

Nigeria had the perfect tactical plan to see off the threat of highly-fancied Cote d’Ivoire in their African Nations Cup quarter-final on Sunday night – allow the reigning African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure, little space. John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onanzi turned in a master class of how to stymie the influence of […]

Determination gave us victory over Cote d’Ivoire, says Keshi

By Debo Oshundun The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, said on Sunday that high level discipline and team character were responsible for the 2-1 victory of the team over Cote d’ Ivoire. Keshi, who made the statement at the post-match news conference at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, said the Eagles showed determination to win. “I […]

We taught Cote d’Ivoire football lesson – NFF

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, said on Sunday that the Super Eagles had taught the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire a football lesson. The Super Eagles ousted the Elephants from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa. Amadu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike is man of the match against Cote d’Ivoire

Emmanuel Emenike, scorer of the opening goal for Nigeria in the 2-1 win against Cote d’Ivoire in Rustenburg on Sunday, has been named Man of the quarter-final Match. The match was at the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in South Africa. Emenike’s 41st minute goal gave the Super Eagles a 1-0 lead […]

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Ivorians blame defeat on coach’s inexperience

By Oche Egwa Unnerving silence swept through Abidjan and its neigbouring towns on Sunday as the Super Eagles of Nigeria trashed the highly favoured Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire. The game, which was apparently dominated by the Eagles, ended 2-1. The Eagles clinched the semi-final ticket in a highly technical game that  left Ivorian fans, analysts […]

Supereagles fly into nation’s cup semifinal

The Stephen Keshi handled side will now play Mali in the semi-final. The Nigerian Super Eagles on Sunday shocked bookmakers, trouncing tournament favourites, Ivory Coast 2-1 to advance to the semi final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Goals from Emmanuel Emenike, and home based debutante, Sunday Mba, in both halves, ensured Nigeria moved closer […]