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Red Tigers stake claims over Emenike

A Nigerian club side, Red Tigers has claimed the ownership of Super Eagles and Fenerbahce of Turkey striker, Emmanuel Emenike and not the defunct Delta Force FC as it is widely believed. A representative of Red Tigers who is also ...

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Danagogo backs maiden Diplomatic Sports tourney

Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, has pledged the National Sports Commission’s unflinching support for the success of the maiden edition of the Diplomatic Sports Tournament. Danagogo made the pledge in Abuja when a delegation of the Organising Committee for the Diplomatic ...

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Super Eagles off to South Africa

Super Eagles last night  departed  for Johannesburg ,South Africa ahead of a AFCON 2015 qualifier against the Bafana Bafana  billed for Wednesday in Cape Town. The Eagles, who were originally scheduled to depart Nigeria for South Africa on tomorrow, had ...

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Maigari reinstated as NFF boss

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja   Fixes new elections for September 25 Aminu Maigari for the second time in less than a month has returned as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),  following a directive from the world football ...

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I’m ready to quits office-Giwa

NFF president, Ambassador Chris Giwa has said he  and his elected board members will not hesitate to vacate their coveted seat if competent Appeals Committee like Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) sits to upturn the result of the elections ...

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Odemwingie to undergo knee surgery

Nigeria forward, Peter Odemwingie, has revealed that a surgery is now “required” for his injured cruciate knee ligament. Odemwingie is now expected to miss a larger period of the current season following the injury he sustained in Stoke City’s 1-0 ...

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Future of hockey encouraging -Yohanna

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna The future of hockey in Nigerian is positive and encouraging if the new young talents being discovered in the game are well-nurtured former Nigerian international, Farouk Yohanna has said. Speaking at the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan National ...

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Musa nets double in CSKA’s big win

Nigeria international, Ahmed Musa, repaid the faith shown by CSKA Moscow manager, Leonid Slutsky, to play him as a centre forward by scoring twice in yesterday’s Russia Premier League match against FC Rostov. Musa’s goals helped the Moscow club to ...

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NSC gives reason for Maigari’s arrest

The National Sports Commission has released a statement explaining the arrest of former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari last Tuesday in Abuja by men of the Directorate of State Security Services, DSS. Alhaji Maigari was ...

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CAF appointments for Mba, others

Linus Mba, the NFF referees consultant who was axed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the thick of Nigeria’s problems with FIFA has been ‘reinstated’ with a match. Next week end, the FIFA Referees Advisor will travel to Kumasi ...

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Okon hails Falconets

Super Falcons Coach Edwin Okon has given the Falconets the thumbs up for their gallant display against champions Germany in the final of the just concluded FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Okon who led the Falconets to a semi ...

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Onazi set for improved Lazio deal

Lazio star, Ogenyi Onazi, is expected to sign a new deal in the coming weeks that will see his salary tripled. The 21-year-old Nigerian international has established himself as a key member of the Aquile, and impressed at the World ...

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Four Falconets get instant promotion

—  As team arrives Abuja The Falconets quartet of Ugo Njoku, Sarah Nnodim, Loveth Ayila and Halimatu Ayinde has been rewarded with instant inclusion in the Super Falcons’ 33-strong squad list for the upcoming African Women’s Championship (AWC) in Namibia. ...

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CAF Executive polls hold in April

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday announced that some vacant Executive Committee positions will be filled during its 37th Annual General Meeting billed for Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, April 17, 2015. Also, election to fill two seats of African ...

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Ibe off to Bolton on loan

Nigerian-born winger, Jordon Ibe, will be sent on loan to English Championship side, Bolton Wanderers. Ibe will go on loan to the Reebok Stadium to gain more first team experience and gain more minutes under his belt. The 18-year-old will ...

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Ugwu wants Eagles chance

Enyimba full-back, Uwadiwegwu Ugwu, believes he deserves a chance in the Super Eagles after impressive outings for the perennial Nigerian champions. Ugwu has been outstanding for the Aba side since his switch from Enugu Rangers and already has two goals ...

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Obodo pens one-year deal with Xanthi

Ex-Nigeria international, Christian Obodo, has signed a year’s deal with Greek club, Skoda Xanthi. “It’s a short-term deal because of his history of problems both on and off the pitch,” a top source informed Africanfootball.com The 30-year-old midfielder terminated his ...

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Sunshine skipper for Norway trials

Sunshine Stars’ skipper, Sunday Abe, is to undergo trials with an unnamed Norwegian club. AfricanFootball.com learnt that the player has been keeping fit in Abuja as he processes his entry visa to Norway. Abe, who featured for Nigeria at the ...

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Mark praises Team Nigeria

Senate president, David Mark, has sent a solidarity message to Nigerian athletes and officials otherwise called ‘team Nigeria’ in the on-going 2014 Commonwealth Games holding in Glasgow, Scotland for their superlative performances so far. In a statement issued yesterday by ...

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Ohaike: Expect more medals

Team Nigeria’s chances of adding more medals to their kitty gets brighter with the beginning of events in wrestling at the ongoing XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The venue for wrestling is at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre ...

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Moses on West Brom’s radar

Nigerian winger, Victor Moses, is the subject of a reported loan bid by English Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion, the UK Daily Mirror reports. The Baggies want to take Moses to The Hawthorns and they view the former Crystal ...

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Nwuche: Diligence secret behind w/lifting medals

By Lekan Olaseinde Hon. Prince Chibudom Nwuche, president of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation (NWF), has commended the federation’s female weightlifters especially Chika Amalaha for winning the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, promising ...

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Uche still on fire!

Nigerian striker, Ikechukwu Uche, scored for La Liga club, Villarreal in the club’s latest pre-season game decided on Saturday. Uche who was left out of the Nigerian squad to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals opened the scoring for the ...

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NFF to revert to NFA

Current board members may not return New board to be expanded We can authoritatively report this morning that if the planned Thursday Congress of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) must be successful, it must first of all change the nomenclature of ...

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