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Keshi: Yobo is ready to return

Nigerian head coach, Stephen Keshi, has said Joseph Yobo is ready for a comeback hence his call-up for a World Cup warm-up against Mexico. Skipper Yobo, 33, who is closing in on a century of caps has not played for ...

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Jonathan doles out N31.5m to CHAN Eagles

President Goodluck Jonathan last night rewarded the entire Super Eagles team that represented the country at the just concluded 3rd African Nations Championship (CHAN) with a total sum of N30 million. A breakdown of the largesse as announced by the ...

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Eagles sink to 47th in the world

Nigeria’s Super Eagles has dropped to 47th places in the latest FIFA world ranking system released yesterday. The African champions dropped 6 places after been adjudged the 41st best football playing team in the world according to the ranking released ...

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Keshi explains Agbim switch

Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, has given reasons for leaving out unattached goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim, for the international friendly match against Mexico in Atlanta on March 5. The 52-year-old Nigerian manager explained to supersport.com from the United States of America ...

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NFF organises refresher course for refs

In a bid to intimate Nigerians Referees of the latest developments in game of football, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will this weekend organize a refresher course for about 800 referees in the four geo-political zones of the country. Disclosing ...

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South African cyclist dies in crash

South African track cyclist Jeanne Nell has died following a crash while attempting to qualify for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Nell, a former national sprint, time trial and keirin champion, fell during a keirin race in Cape Town ...

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Supreme FC unveil jerseys for NNL season

Newly promoted Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Supreme FC of Abuja, yesterday unveiled brand news jerseys for 2013/2014 football season with a vow to present a squad capable of clinching a possible Premier League ticket. The jerseys which are designed ...

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Scholes tips Man Utd to bounce back

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has backed the side to come good after overcoming an injury crisis. Scholes retired at the end of the previous campaign having helped the club to a 13th Premier League title in Sir Alex ...

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Heartland dismiss Akpeyi Wolves switch

Heartland FC have dismissed media reports that goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has quit for Warri Wolves. In a press statement made available to MTNFootball.com, Heartland spokesman, Cajetan Nkwopara, insisted they have not been approached by Wolves for the transfer of the ...

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Green backs Yobo, Uche’s return

The former Rivers state FA boss feels the duo will strengthen the Super Eagles by increasing competition for places in Stephen Keshi’s squad. “Really I don’t have any qualms about that because those two players are Nigerian players. Keshi insists ...

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Imoh Ezekiel gets World Cup chance

Standard Liege of Belgium hotshot, Imoh Ezekiel, has been handed his first Nigeria call-up, MTNFootball.com can report. Ezekiel is one of three uncapped players for the pre-World Cup clash with others being Ramon Azeez of Almeria and Cercle Brugge striker, ...

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NTDC seeks stronger ties with NFF

The director general of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, yesterday paid a courtesy visit on the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, congratulating the federation on several successes over the years and disclosing how ...

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Pillars confident of advancing

—CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars are confident of qualifying for the next round of the CAF Champions League despite losing 3-1 to AS Vita Club of DR Congo in their first leg encounter last Sunday in Kinshasha. Chairman of the ...

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Implementation of CLS commences

Pursuant to FIFA and CAF directives and in particular CAF circular dated November 26, 2013, on Clubs’ Licensing System (CLS), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has adopted the NFF Clubs Licensing Regulations as from January 31, 2014. By these directives ...

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Brazil 2014: Igiebor returns to training

Nigeria international midfielder Nosa Igiebor has returned to full training with Real Betis ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Valencia. Igiebor suffered an injury setback, getting concussed after taking a knock on his return to action for Betis as they beat ...

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Argentine envoy seeks closer ties with NFF

The new Ambassador of Argentina to Nigeria, His Excellency Gustavo Dzugala, yesterday paid a courtesy visit on the president of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, proposing that Nigeria and Argentina do much more together in the football sector. Dzugala, ...

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NBBF strengthens ties with IMG

Poised to raise the stake of basketball in the country, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has disclosed that the earlier agreement it entered into with the International Management Group (IMG) would be strengthened to further widen the scope and popularity ...

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Jonathan to host CHAN Eagles next week

The entire squad of the home-based Super Eagles will be guests of President Goodluck Jonathan, when he hosts them next week Thursday in an elaborate reception though the team on arrival from South Africa were disbanded by the Nigeria Football ...

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Kogi ready for league action

Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Kogi United, have confirmed to supersport.com their readiness to fight for one of the two Premier League tickets this term in the NNL. United captain, Afolabi Abiodun, disclosed that his team had gathered the needed ...

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Wada to declare NWL Congress open today

The 2013 Nigeria Women Football League Congress will hold today in Lokoja, Kogi state. The congress which would herald the draws of the 2014 Nigeria Women Football Premier League, will be declared opened by Kogi state, Governor Captain Idris Wada. ...

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NFF mourns Pa Ojidoh

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday expressed sadness over the death of renowned sports administrator, Pa John Ojidoh, who passed on Monday night at the age of 87. NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, was shocked when told that the foremost ...

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Oboabona celebrates Eagles CHAN bronze

—  Attributes success to NFF, Keshi Super Eagles’ defence ace and Rizesport of Turkey, Godfrey Oboabona, has saluted the resolute display of the all-home-based national team at the just concluded CHAN African Nations tourney. “I just left the country a ...

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Gwar: We’ll flatten Anges of Togo

Enyimba striker, Sibi Gwar, has said his side’s Caf Champions League’s relatively unknown opponents, Anges de Notse of Togo relative, will not pose any difficulty for the team from Aba. The two-time African champions will host the Togolese side in ...

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Rangers refuse Agbim’s contract renewal

Enugu Rangers have released CHAN Eagles’ skipper and goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, officials said. Rangers’ media officer, Foster Chime, told MTNFootball.com the Enugu team coaches had recommended that Agbim’s contract should not be renewed. “Chigozie Agbim signed a year deal with ...

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Odunlami sets eyes on Brazil 2014

Super Eagles’ defender, Kunle Odunlami, hopes he has done enough at the African Nations Championship to win a place in Stephen Keshi’s World Cup squad. Odunlami, one of the standout players at the competition as the Super Eagles claimed bronze, ...

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Ogunbote dreams of continental ticket

Technical adviser of Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt, Gbenga Ogunbote, is optimistic the excellent display the team put up at the Lotto pre-season tournament in Lagos last month will certainly rub off the team when hostilities get underway in ...

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AFN strategises for 2014

—  Unveils director, activities for the year The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) yesterday unveiled the high performance director for Athletics, Mr. Henry Campbell, with a promise to unearth more talents that would do the country proud in future continental ...

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Okon out to ambush Amazons

Rivers Angels’ head coach, Edwin Okon, has said his side will be out for an outright victory against Nasarawa Amazons tomorrow’s Nigeria Women’s Professional League (NWPL) champion of champions contest at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja. The challenge replaced the Super ...

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Uzoenyi, Ali, Odunlami make CHAN XI

The Nigerian trio of Rabiu Ali, Kunle Odunlami and Ejike Uzoenyi have been named in the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) XI. In spite of falling to Ghana’s Black Stars in the semifinals through penalty shootout, the three Nigerian players ...

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Akpeyi relishes CHAN experience

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, said he has fulfilled time at the just-concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa even without a playing time. The nation’s representatives won bronze at the biennial football showpiece at the expense of Warriors ...

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NFF shifts gaze to Brazil 2014

A day after the Super Eagles returned from African Nations Championship (CHAN), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared its readiness to work towards 2014 World Cup Finals which kick off in June in Brazil. Also, the country’s football authority ...

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