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Danagogo dreams semi-final

Minister of sports/chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tamuno Danagogo has stated that his utmost target and desire is to see Nigeria’s Super Eagles reach semi-final stage of this year’s World Cup jamboree holding in Brazil. Dr. Danagogo, who spoke ...

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No Easter break for Super Falcons

The senior national women team, the Super Falcons, will not go on Easter break, neither will the players be released for this weekend matches for their respective clubs. Chief coach of the Falcons, Edwin Okon, who disclosed this said that ...

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Danladi hails improved officiating

Nasarawa United FC’s chairman, Isaac Danladi, has hailed the improved level of officiating in the Glo Premier League this season. Danladi noted that although officiating in the league has improved, there is still room for improvement. He further stated that ...

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FCTA inaugurates reconstituted sports bodies

No fewer than 20 various sports associations reconstituted recently by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) were yesterday inaugurated with a charge on their members to look inwards and discover athletes with talents at the grassroots. The associations comprising football, ...

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Boumsong relishes Enyimba debut

Cameroonian striker, Raphael Boumsong, believes his debut for Enyimba FC is a sign of good things to come this term. Boumsong, who played for El-Kanemi Warriors last term, has been out of Enyimba’s campaign this year due to injury shortly ...

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Inter to splash £10m on Mikel

Eighteen-time Italian champions, Internazionale, are ready to fork out £10-million (about N2.7 billion) for Nigerian international midfielder John Obi Mikel. The British media reported last week that Internazionale president, Erick Thohir, flew to London to watch Chelsea’s Uefa Champions League ...

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NNL now Limited Liability Coy

Determined to reposition the Nigeria National League (NNL) to meet with the best international best practices, Nigeria’s second tier football league has been fully registered as a limited liability company. The league will henceforth be known as Nigeria National League ...

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NFF accuses Obienu of mischief

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has blasted one-time vice chairman of then NFA, Barr. Richard Nwabufor Obienu, over a recent statement that the money that would be spent by Nigeria in prosecuting the FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil is ...

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D’Tigers, Venezuela to honour Chavez

Barring any change of arrangement, Nigeria’s Senior Basketball National Team, D’Tigers, will next month confront their Venezuela counterparts in an international match organized to honour former Venezuela President, Hugo Chavez, who died on March 5, 2013, at the age of ...

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Anafulu hails Bashir, Chukwumerije

Moments after two Nigerians, Uche Chukwumerije and Saturday Bashir, claimed gold medal at the 2014 Belgian Open and Columbia International Championships, respectively, a board member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Mr. Anthony Anafulu, has expressed delight over the performance ...

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Eaglets’ train hits Ilorin, Lagos

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lined-up series of friendly matches for the Golden Eaglets as the team continue its build-up towards the WAFU B U-17 Tournament in Togo. The team will depart Abuja for Ilorin tomorrow and are billed ...

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7 players axed from Falcons, more to go

Super Falcons technical crew has continued in their gradual process of elimination by substitution when on Wednesday seven players were asked to go for not measuring up to what is expected of them. The seven players dropped are midfielders Joy ...

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Falcons-Cameroon match now to hold on April 29

The much-anticipated friendly match between Super Falcons and their Cameroon counterparts has been postponed. The postponement came at the instance of the Cameroonians who called for the friendly in the first place. General secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa ...

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Eagles inch up in FIFA rankings

Many Nigerians will heave a sigh of relief as the Super Eagles labouriously climbed two places up in the latest FIFA world rankings to 45th, sliding into 6th  place in Africa. The latest world rankings released yesterday by  FIFA must ...

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TM thumbs up Tornadoes

Team Manager Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna, Alhaji Usman Garba, has attributed his side’s conquest of the resilient Sokoto United to hard work, discipline and commitment of the players. Usman said that the victory was hard fought as Sokoto United ...

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AMAC are 2014 FOSLA champions

Abuja Municipal Area Council has won the 2014 FOSLA Academy Football Competition. The team defeated Karshi by 2 – 1two goals to win the trophy for the third time. At the end of the tournament, 20 players were selected for ...

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NFF, LMC officials for FIFA seminar

Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are involved in a two-day “Integrity in Sport Workshop for West Africa” seminar taking place in Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire. Director of technical, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, just back from a FIFA seminar ...

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Imoke tasks Eaglets’ coaches

Senator Liyel Imoke, the Executive Governor of Cross River state, has sent a message of solidarity and best wishes to the new technical crew of the national U-17 team. Imoke, who is one of the visible hands behind the victorious ...

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FIFA tips Nigerian refs for 2018 World Cup

World’s football governing body, FIFA, has expressed optimism that with the intense training programme embarked upon by Nigerian referees coupled with their level of fitness, some of would eventually be given opportunity to officiate during 2018 World Cup Finals. Given ...

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9 Prime players get red card

The management of Prime Football Club has placed nine of their players on the transfer market for low productivity. The management committee at their last board meeting during the week, decided to place the players on transfer, for performing below ...

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Eaglets hit Yuguda Boys 2 – 1

Golden Eaglets made it two wins in as many test matches following a -1 triumph over Yuguda Boys at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project in Abuja yesterday. Two goals in each half by Suleiman Abdullahi and Kehinde Ayinde put the new ...

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Dolphins to down boots

Players of Glo Premier League club, Dolphins FC, have finalized plans to embark on an indefinite strike action. The players say they want to take the drastic step to force home demands for the payment of their signing-on fees for ...

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Keshi, others to get bank alert tomorrow

The four months outstanding salaries due to Super Eagles’ head coach and his assistants will be paid today or latest tomorrow, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced. A member of NFF executive board member, Chief Emeka Inyama, who disclosed ...

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NFF, Keshi sheathe swords

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared that it has no rift concerning any matter against Super Eagles’ handler Stephen Keshi, contrary to any information available to the public. Speaking through its media and publicity Committee Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama, ...

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Onazi visits Golden Eaglets

Ogenyi Onazi, Super Eagles’ star midfielder, made a whistling stop at the Golden Eaglets’ CJ Planet Hotel camp in Abuja on Monday’s evening with a charge on the lads to work and pray! His presence virtually lightened the team’s dining ...

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Shema Unity Cup Tourney holds in Bakori

Arrangements are in top gear towards the successful hosting of the 4th edition of Funtua Senatorial Zone Football Competition tagged:’’ Shema Unity Cup’’, and is scheduled to commence later this month in Bakori local government area of Katsina state. A ...

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NFF condoles Kogi FA

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the weekend sent a message of condolence to the Kogi state Football Association over the death of its secretary, Mr. Shuaibu Samuel Ibrahim. Easy-going and unassuming Shuaibu Samuel Ibrahim died on Wednesday after a ...

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