Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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AWC Final:History beckons Falcons

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Heartbroken..

Nigeria will attempt to win a record seventh Africa Women’s Championship trophy today when they confront Cameroon in the final at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Ebola: Enyeama wants CAF to cancel AFCON

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Enyeama Vincent

Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama hopes the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is cancelled to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Giwa-led NFA board takes charge, nullifies all Pinnick-led board decisions

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Pinnick and Giwa

The Chris Giwa-led board of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has taken charge as ruled by the judiciary, a member of the board, Yahaya Adama, said on Friday in Abuja.

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Suarez will make Clasico debut, Enrique confirms

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Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a second goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday’s first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid.

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Jonathan urges Super Falcons to continue African dominance by beating Cameroon

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CELEBRATION: Falconets celebrate after the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup match against New Zealand at Moncton   in Moncton, Canada, Sunday night. Photo: FIFA.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged the Super Falcons “to continue their glorious domination of African women football with another victory’’ by beating Cameroon in Namibia on Saturday.

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Court sacks Pinnick’s NFF

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Pinnick and Giwa

Nigeria is in danger of another FIFA ban after a court ruled that elections that ushered in Delta FA chairman Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last month were illegal.

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Upgrade your credentials, Oliseh tells African coaches

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Sunday Oliseh

Former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh has said coaches in Africa must prepare themselves adequately to rub shoulders with top-class coaches across the globe.

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MUSA: We can still qualify

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Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal  during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Nigeria and Sudan on October 15, 2014 in Abuja.  AFP PHOTO

Super Eagles two-goal hero in last week’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan, Ahmed Musa has retained the belief that the African champions can still qualify for the tournament.

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Eagles can’t beat us in Nigeria – Mashaba

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Coach Shakes Mashaba

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has boasted that the Super Eagles can’t beat them in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Akwa Ibom on November 19.

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Onome Ebi: We will match Cameroon strength for strength

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DOWN AND....Ngozi Okobi (R) of Nigeria and Morgan Brian (#6) of USA battle for the ball during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012, Semi Final match between Nigeria and USA at National Stadium on yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. USA beat Nigeria 2-0.

Onome Ebi is confident that she and her teammates will match the physical strength of the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon in the final of the African Women Championship to be decided at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.

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CAF at war with UEFA over AFCON

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CAF

An all-out war has broken out between CAF and UEFA as Africa’s football governing body has launched a scathing attack at the European body’s president Michel Platini describing his quest for the postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as ‘treachery’.

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Nigeria risks new FIFA ban after court voids FA vote

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BRAZIL, Costa do Sauipe : Fifa president Joseph Blatter gestures during a press conference in Costa do Sauipe, state of Bahia, Brazil on December 3, 2013. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil final draw will take place December 6. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria is at risk of another FIFA ban after a court declared the elections that ushered in Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) illegal.

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U-23 job very difficult – Siasia

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Siasia

Samson Siasia has admitted that managing the under 23 national team will be a difficult task.

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Anxious wait for 2015 AFCON

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Super Eagles celebrate after winning the 2013 Afcon final

The final decision to host the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations no longer resides in the domain of CAF, Ghana or South Africa, says the Ghanaian media.

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Pinnick’s sacks;: NFA board asks Jos court for stay of execution

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pinnick

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Thursday in Abuja said it had filed a stay of execution on the ruling earlier in the day by a Federal High Court in Jos.

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AWC: Danagogo congratulates Falcons over World Cup ticket, charges team to win trophy

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Falconets-Canada

Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, on Thursday in Abuja praised the efforts of the national senior women football team in qualifying for the final of the 2014 African Women Championship (AWC).

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Eagles drop to 42nd in FIFA ranking

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HUMBLED: Super Eagles players listen to their coach before training ahead of the return clash with Sudan on Wednesday.

Nigeria have dropped five places from their previous 37th position, and are now placed 42 on the latest Fifa rankings released on Thursday.

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French police fight Everton fans

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Lukaku

French police fired tear gas at Everton fans Thursday amid rising tensions ahead of the English side’s Europa League game against Lille, officials said.

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Balotelli and Rodgers under Anfield spotlight

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Mario Balotelli

Under-pressure Liverpool taskmaster Brendan Rodgers will tackle troubled striker Mario Balotelli over both a half-time shirt-swap and a pedestrian effort as Real Madrid ran rampant at Anfield on Wednesday.

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Manchester United aiming to upset “different biscuit’’ Chelsea

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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on August 16, 2014. Swansea City won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is targeting victory over Chelsea this weekend but admits taking on the leaders will be “a different biscuit’’.

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NFF invites Amodu, Siasia

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Amodu and  Siasia

The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) has invited the interim coach of the Super Eagles Shuaibu Amodu and head Coach of the National U-23 team, Samson Siasia to appear before its technical committee to defend their programmes for their upcoming assignments.

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Gov’s Cup serves off November 17

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Shehu Lawal in action during the 34th Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Open Tennis Championship in Lagos on Thursday (10/5/12). NAN photo

With Nigeria certified Ebola free by the World Health Organisation, organisers of the Governor’s Cup have fixed November 17 as the serve off date of this year’;s edition.

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180 golfers for Southern Sun golf

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golf

One hundred and eighty golfers will feature in this year’s Southern Sun Ikoyi golf tournament billed to hold November 15 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 golf course.

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Oshoala powers Falcons to World Cup

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Falconets

Super Falcons reached the final of the African Women Championship by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

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NPFL: Kano Pillars beat Kaduna United 2-1

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Kano Pillars' team

- League leaders Kano Pillars Football Club on Wednesday beat visiting Kaduna United FC 2-1 in a week 35 match of the 2013/2014 The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Super Eagles take on North African team to open Akwa Ibom Stadium Nov. 6

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HUMBLED: Super Eagles players listen to their coach before training ahead of the return clash with Sudan on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles will face a team from North Africa in a friendly game as part of activities to formally open the new Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.

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Keshi: Nigeria not a serious football country

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Keshi

Former Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi has thrown a parting shot at Nigerian football, saying the country should stop seeing itself as a serious football nation because it was still lagging behind in many vital areas needed to attain such levels.

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Super Falcons move to final

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Falconets-Canada

Super Falcons reached the final of the African Women Championship by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

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Ebola, kidnapping stop Gullit from Eagles job

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Ruud Gullit

The World Health Organisation, WHO, may have declared Nigeria Ebola-free but former Dutch super star Ruud Gullit is alleged to have rejected a chance to coach Nigeria because of the Ebola epidemic e and fears he could be kidnapped in the country.

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Serena slumps to biggest defeat in 16 years

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Serena

Serena Williams won just two games Wednesday as she crashed to her heaviest defeat in 16 years and raised concerns over a knee injury that could dash her hopes at the WTA Finals.

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Ghana yet to decide on 2015 AFCON hosting – President Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama Ghana's new President

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama says the government has yet to take any decision to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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Ferguson backs ‘formidable’ Van Gaal to revive United

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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on August 16, 2014. Swansea City won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Alex Ferguson has said the “formidable” Louis van Gaal is the right man to return Manchester United to winning ways once again.

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