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CHAN 2016: Chikatara’s three deadly goals showed he is another Eagle ready to soar

If Chikatara continues to impress and score goals, he might just have knocked another Europe-based Eagle off Oliseh’s roster.

Odion Ighalo

Seven sporting events that caught our attention last week

Ighalo was named EPL player for December and Haye returned with the ‘Hayemaker’

ANALYSIS: The Eagles chances at the 2016 CHAN in Rwanda

The first match of the tournament is on Saturday between hosts, Rwanda and Cote.

93-year-old bids to play in Rio and the 7 things that caught our attention last week

Victoria Azarenka seems to be back to her hitting best after a spate of injuries had limited her contest for the grand prizes in women’s tennis.

Iheanacho pushing to start more games at Manchester City

“I will keep working hard, I will keep giving my best every day, every game.”

Yaya Toure

CAF Player of the year and Yaya’s sour grapes

Yaya deplores losing the top award, but was he really the best?

Yaya Toure

ANALYSIS: Glo-CAF Award: Why Yaya Toure does not deserve to be named Africa’s best in 2015

Yaya is up against Gabonese and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ghana’s Andre Ayew

Seven key expectations for Nigerian sports in 2016

There are now great expectations by some concerning the fortune of Nigerian sports this year.

Bartholomew Ogbeche, Obafemi Martins make Nigeria’s top 7 strikers’ list for 2015

Nigeria had a difficult football year in 2015, but some of its strikers performed superbly.

Five high and low points of Nigeria’s sports in 2015

Eagles fell outside Africa’s top 10 in the same year junior teams won laurels.

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

The NFF, LMC, money and the development of football in Nigeria, By Jide Alaka

“No matter the positions or declarations – as long as the LMC does not enforce as much, we will continue to have situations like the Taraba United impasse.”

A new agenda for excellence in sports in Nigeria, By Sadiq A. Abdullahi

“If we must reclaim our past glory, we must be selfless and committed in our overall approach.”

The seven key sporting events that caught our eyes last week

The International Athletics Federation has lowered some of the qualifying standards for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

ANALYSIS: The Chelsea cough has turned to Tuberculosis!

The last time Chelsea put up these kinds of results – in 1979 – they were indeed relegated

The 7 sporting events that caught our eye last week

Taraba Utd players brutalized for asking for owed salaries.

How a football agent trafficked us abroad, ruined our dreams — Young Footballers

Ebuka and Joel said they were good footballers and “in form” and were looking for a big break outside of Nigeria.

Four must-watch matches for your delight this weekend

Siasia seeks to get his team back on track as Gary Neville’s first test is against Barca

Africa U-23 Championship: Siasia, game management solutions and his Dream Team

After terrible reversals in two matches, Coach Siasia must look inward.

Four things Siasia and the Dream Team must do against Egypt

The Nigerian team cannot afford to start sluggishly against Egypt.

7 attention-catching sporting events weekend: Siasia’s team hold on, Fury shocks the world, others

Russia stops clubs from signing on Turkish players.

INTERVIEW: Why I dumped Nigeria for Qatar — Asia’s fastest man, Ogunode

Femi Ogunode speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about how he rose from a failed boxer to an athletic great.

7 sporting events that caught our eyes last week

Akwa United win a first ever domestic trophy, the passing of Lomu and the other things that caught our attention

ANALYSIS: If the Eagles are to qualify for Gabon2017 and Russia2018…

The truth of the matter is that Oliseh must know his first 15 players to get a good combination out of the players.

Four key football matches to watch this weekend

Over in Manchester, Jürgen Klopp will be hoping his side does not taste a second straight defeat.

Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria vs Swaziland – Live Commentaries

The Rivers government promises $20000 for each goal.