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    Onochie Anibeze

    Strange Sports Minister, NFF and foreign coach!


    There’s hardly any week that the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, does not have a thing or two to talk about football. If he is not orchestrating to settle dispute (even where there is none) he is attending one football event or receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF or their President, Amaju Pinnick.

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    Emmanuel Emenike and Keshi

    Should we leave Keshi alone?

    I was in a long chat with a friend who was worried about the campaign to “leave Keshi alone.”
    My friend recognises the freedom coaches enjoy on technical matters especially with regard to selection of players and team tactics. But he is afraid that the Nigerian factor could make nonsense of the freedom coaches enjoy on technical matters. Nigerians either give in to sentiments or get swayed by inducements.

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    Osaze Odewengie and Ike Uche

    Still on Osaze, Ike Uche

    The situation in Eagles is similar to the current one in our track and field where Nigeria has become a one-athlete nation. Blessing Okagbare is the only world class athlete Nigeria has and the whole country, for now, banks on her for medals from the Olympics to the World Championships. Our hopes crash if she falls sick or fails in any of these events.

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