Wednesday September 17th, 2014
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2013/2014 NPFL season to end Nov. 9

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DO OR DIE AFFAIR: A typical scene  from the Nigerian league.

The League Management Company (LMC) said on Tuesday that the 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season would now end on Nov. 9 as against the initial Nov. 23.

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Barca to tackle Stores in Copa Lagos 2014

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Barca

Kinetic Sports, organizers of Copa Lagos – the first ever international beach soccer event in Nigeria have announced plans for its 4th edition which will hold from December 12th to 14th, 2014 at the dynamic Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos – Nigeria.

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Unseeded Nigerian upsets sixth-seeded Thai

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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

Nigeria’s good showing at the ongoing ITF West and Central Africa Junior Circuit continued at the Stade Omnisport, Lome yesterday with Ahmed Alamu’s shock 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-0 win over sixth-seeded Itchya Meesommon of Thailand one of the eye-catching performances of the day in the tournament which will end this weekend.

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NFF fire: House Committee awaits report – Gaiya

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Hon. Gaiya

More than three weeks after an early morning fire gutted the accounts section and office of the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the House of Representatives Committee on Sports said it was still awaiting the report of the Federal Fire Service and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) before it could take any further action on the matter.

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All set for Akpabio scrabble classics

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scrabble

One of the biggest Scrabble Competitions in the world, the Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics is set to kick off with World Champion Nigel Richards confirming participation.

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Rangers, Dolphin set Enugu alight as NPL resumes

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Rangers vs.I, Bayelsa Utd

Action-starved Nigerian football fans will heave a huge sigh of relief as the Nigeria Premier League matches resume today after the crisis rocking Nigerian football has experienced relative peace.

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Bale, Ronaldo on song as champions Madrid thrash Basel

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Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring their fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Basel 1893 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Real Madrid put their La Liga woes behind them to get their defence of the Champions League off to a flying start with a 5-1 hammering of Basel on Tuesday

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European Champions League results

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UCL-Liverpool

European Champions League group stage results on Tuesday

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CAF denies lifting ban on games in Ebola-hit Guinea

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CAF

The Confederation of African Football has denied claims by the Guinea Football Federation that the temporary ban on games in the Ebola-hit country has been lifted.

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NFA extraordinary congress holds on Sept 20 in in Warri

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The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday reiterated its resolve to hold an extraordinary congress in Warri, Delta, on Sept. 20.

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Cesc is just Fab for Costa, says Mourinho

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Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (L) scores his third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Jose Mourinho has hailed Cesc Fabregas as the driving force behind Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s blistering start to the season.

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Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off

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UNITED THEY STAND: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, fourth left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second penalty against West Ham at Upton Park in London on Sunday. (Reuters)

Liverpool’s return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid’s shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday

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Why coaches fear Mikel – Siasia

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Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has warned that anyone who wishes to talk to Mikel Obi to raise his game, should equally be ready to take a slagging from the Chelsea star.

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No Nigerian good to coach Eagles – Babayaro

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Emmanuel Babayaro

Ex-international Emmanuel Babayaro has declared that no Nigerian coach is good enough to handle the Super Eagles.

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Iheanacho good for Eagles – Ugbade

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Kelechi Iheanacho

As the call for the graduation of Kelechi Iheanacho to the Super Eagles intensifies, former Nigeria international Nduka Ugbade says the Manchester City youngster is ready for the senior side if needed.

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Uwua jets out to Germany for course

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Koko Uwua

Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Godwin Koko Uwua, last night left for Cologne, Germany for a three week coaching course.

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Coaches murn Ntiero

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Late Ntiero

The umbrella body of coaches in Nigeria, Nigeria Coaches Association (NCA), has lamented the sudden death of former coach of the Super Falcons, Effiong Ntiero.

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Emenike’s goal drought continues

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Emmanuel Emenike

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike’s goal drought has now extended to three games after the AFCON 2013 top scorer drew blank in Fenerbache’s 0-0 draw with Trabzonspor.

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Ronaldo could re-join United, says Calderon

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has become increasingly frustrated with life at Real Madrid, and could be interested in a sensational move back to Manchester United, according to the European champions’ former president Ramon Calderon.

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Ideye: Coach demands patience

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Ideye

West Bromwich Albion fans have been told to exercise patience with club record summer signing Brown Ideye after the club suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Everton on Saturday.

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Wheelchair basketball athletes happy with participation in Ghana tourney

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*PLAYTIME: Wheelchair basketballers doing their thing

The players who represented Nigeria at a recent two-day wheelchair basketball tournament in Ghana on Monday expressed happiness with their participation, saying it afforded more exposure.

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Abia Warriors pays players N150,000 minimum salary

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Action recorded during a Nigerian league match

Ladan Bosso, the Technical Director of Abia Warriors FC on Monday said the club had adopted the new salary scale stipulated by the League Management Company (LMC).

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Lagos State Baseball Association promises to grab all slots in MLB tryout

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Manager, Nigeria's National Cricket Team, Mr Olisa Egwuatu (R), speaking on  the team's victory at the Jersey 2013 World Cricket League in Abuja. Team Nigeria defeated
Vanuatu, Bahrain, Kuwait and Argentina but lost to Jersey, to pick a silver medal in  the competition.

The Lagos State Baseball and Softball Association (LSBSA) on Monday expressed the confidence that its players would grab all available slots at the forthcoming Major League Baseball tryout in Lagos.

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UCL Preview: Arsenal to repeat Dortmund trick, Monaco hope

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Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (C) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match Marseille v. Arsenal on September 18, 2013 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO

Arsenal will be looking to win in Dortmund for the second season running, while the opening night of the Champions League group stage also sees Liverpool’s return and last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid in action.

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Nigeria shelve Keshi contract talks – officials

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Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Stephen Keshi’s future as Nigeria coach hangs in the balance with a decision on whether he stays on only likely to come in the days before the team’s next crunch game

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Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria

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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

Manager Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut.

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UCL Preview: Real Madrid aim to defend title, Liverpool return

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Real-Madrid

Arsenal will be looking to win in Dortmund for the second season running, while the opening night of the Champions League group stage also sees Liverpool’s return and last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid in action.

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Moyes’s tactics were embarrassing, amateurish—Ferdinand

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Moyes

Rio Ferdinand has revealed what he believes were a series of mistakes David Moyes made during his unsuccessful stint as manager of Manchester United — including the banning of chips the night before matches

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Keshi may sign contract before Sudan clash – NFF

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Coach Stephen Keshi

As part of efforts to ensure that the Super Eagles come out victorious in their next two matches in the on-going 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that it is making arrangements to see that Coach Stephen Keshi signs his contract before the tie coming up in October.

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Obafemi offers to help Keshi’s Eagles

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Obafemi Martins

With Super Eagles strikers struggling to find their range in front of goal for Nigeria in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying race, Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins has said he hopes his form in Major League Soccer (MLS) will earn him a Nigeria recall.

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FIFA to support West Africa Ebola-hit countries

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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

President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), Sepp Blater, on Saturday said the organization would give full support to three West African countries heavily hit by the Ebola Virus Disease.

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Gabon shock Eaglets 2-1

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Golden Eaglets

Golden Eaglets, were beaten 2-1 by Gabon Sunday in their final round first leg 2015 African U-17 qualifier at the Stade Augustin Monedan de Sibang in Libreville.

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