Friday December 19th, 2014
Friday December 19th, 2014
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Eagles slump, ends 2014 outside top 40

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

African champions, Nigeria will end 2014 in 43rd place in the monthly Fifa rankings released by the world football governing body yesterday in Zurich.

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Ike Uche signs new deal

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Uche

Ikechukwu Uche has signed a contract extension at Villarreal until 2017, the player has revealed.

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Eguavoen eyes NFF Presidency

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Eguavoen

Former Super Eagles captain and coach Austin Eguavoen has revealed that he wants to become the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

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Arsenal youngsters ready to star for Nigeria

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Chuba Akpom

Arsenal youngsters Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi have expressed interest to feature in Nigeria’s AFCON warm-ups against Cote d’Ivoire and Mali in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, next month.

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FIFA closes petitions on Pinnick

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pinnick

Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has quashed any hopes Iyke Igbokwe and Okechukwu Ajunwa may have harboured regarding the former’s petition against Amaju Pinnick’s election as President of the Nigeria Football Federation after insisting on upholding the earlier decision reached by the majority of the NFF’s Electoral and Appeals Committee.

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New tests claim Cameroonian footballer died after beating

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Ebosse

New post-mortem tests claim Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile.

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Teams thrill fans at OML 58 football tournament

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League

The 2014 OML 58 football tournament is in its second week and lots of matches have been decided between the sixteen communities that are vying for honours.

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FIFA clears Ukoh to play for Nigeria

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Steven Ukoh

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) on Thursday, cleared former Swiss Under-20 international, Steven Ukoh to represent Nigeria at senior level.

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Ajetunmobi, Atinuke, others in race for titles at NTTF President’s Cup

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Quadri in action  at Glasgow

Foreign-based duo of Seun Ajetunmobi and Olaide Atinuke as well as Fatimo Bello and 50 year-old Taofeek Maya are in race for the titles at the end-of-the-year Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) organised tagged President’s Cup.

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NFF congratulates MFM on World Cup triumph

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MFM

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the MFM Football Club on its victory at the inaugural Church World Cup which ended in Goa, India on Sunday.

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Don’t cry for Nigeria – Okocha

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Okocha

Ex-international Austin Okocha is still ruing the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

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Olympic team move to Uyo

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Siasia

The Chief Coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has proposed that the team use the nest of champions, Uyo, as the home ground of the team in its pursuit of seeking qualification for the All Africa Games and Olympic Games football event.

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Olympic team to tackle Junior Pharaohs

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The Nigerian Olympic football team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic .

The Chief Coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has commended the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for arranging top grade friendly games for the team as they prepare for the qualifiers in February 2015.

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Rufai celebrates STARUF academy

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Peter Rufai

The Staruf Football Academy will on Friday celebrate five years of its existence. The celebration will hold at the Sharaton Hotels and Towers Ikeja Lagos tomorrow.

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Eagles to play Elephants, Les Aiglons in Abu Dhabi

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FIRING POWER... Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Sunday Mba puts Ivorian players in the firing range as he scored a brace in yesterday’s CAF African Nations Championship qualifier at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.

In kick –starting its pledge to ensure that the Senior National Team, Super Eagles is engaged for all the FIFA –free days available next year, the Nigeria Football Federation has secured two international friendly matches for the team prior to the 30th Africa Cup of Nations finals.

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NNPC Tennis Masters: Bulus rebounds to beat No.1 seed

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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

Christopher Bulus from Lagos rebounded from a first round robin loss to Tochukwu Ezeh from Onitsha to beat Chris Itodo from Kaduna 9-8 . Itodo will have to beat Ezeh and David Amusu from Lagos to finish first.

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Appiah shows Keshi the way

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Kwesi Appiah and Keshi

Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has taken over at Sudanese club SC Khartoum on a two-year contract.

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Go, Keshi Go! Amodu opens exit door for embattled coach

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Keshi

Newly appointed technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Shuaibu Amodu has told the out-of-contract chief coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi to honourably resign whatever working relationship he has with the NFF so as to give the country the opportunity to reposition its football.

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NTTF President’s Cup serves off

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Quadri in action  at Glasgow

The maiden edition of the end-of-the-year Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) organized top 16 Championship tagged President’s Cup serves off today (Wednesday) December 17 at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.

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NFF warns Enyimba, Kano Pillars

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Enyimba players celebrate with Federation Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on November 23, 2014. Two-time African champions Enyimba on Sunday retained the Nigeria FA Cup after beating Dolphins 2-1 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. It was Enyimba's fourth cup triumph after they also won in 2005, 2009 and 2013. However, the Aba club will represent Nigeria in next year's CAF Champions League after they finished as runners-up in the league,  while beaten finalists Dolphins will feature in the CAF Confederation Cup. AFP PHOTO

The Nigeria Football Federation has warned clubs representing the country in continental competitions next year that they would bear all sanctions imposed by the Confederation of African Football for their late registration for those competitions.

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Pillars want N600m for next season

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Kano Pillars

The government of Kano State is now grappling with how to source a whopping N600 million tabled before it by the management of Nigeria Premier League Champion, Kano Pillars Football club. That is the amount the club intend to spend in its local and continental campaign next year.

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Warri Wolves retain 23 players

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Warri Wolves

Warri Wolves Football Club has sent 23 names to CAF for registration towards the forthcoming CAF Confederation Cup assignment while 12 others have been asked to look elsewhere to ply their trade as the Club prepare for the coming season.

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Bassey, Ojo-oba, Uchegbulam appointed CAF instructors

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•Governor Godswill Akpabio and Paul Bassey at the Uyo International Stadium.

In a bid to promote and improve the quality and level of all football aspects in Africa, especially at club level where clubs must be licensed to participate, CAF Monday appointed instructors to help drive the criteria that will ensure that clubs have appropriate infrastructure, knowledge and application in respect of management and organization.

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Henry retires, signs £25m Sky deal

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Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal captain Thierry Henry, has announced his retirement from playing football and has signed a contract worth around £25million with Sky television as football expert and ambassador from the start of 2015.

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Kit sponsorship: Adidas gives provisional extension to NFA

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Super Eagles’ players, Chigozie Agbim, Abdullahi Shehu and Ejike Uzoenyi  showcased the new team’s new jerseys for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, on Thursday in Abuja

Sports Kit manufacturers Adidas have provisionally extended their kit sponsorship deal with the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) pending contract renewal.

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Ebola fears headline 2014 for African football

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File: Players of the ''FC Gberedou Abobo" football team poses with a sign reading ''Stop ebola in Africa" prior to a football tournament gathering youth from Guinea near the Koumassi sports center in Abidjan on August 10, 2014. West Africa was counting the cost of measures to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic on August 10, as unprecedented restrictions caused snarled transport, food shortages and soaring prices.  AFP PHOTO

Ebola caused the 2015 African Nations Cup to be moved from Morocco to Equatorial Guinea in a year which also saw Algeria and Nigeria reach the World Cup finals knock out stages.

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Top African music acts to dazzle at Glo CAF Awards

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Fally Ipupa

TOP music acts from across the African continent will dazzle guests, VIPs and members of the football community at the forth-coming 2014 Glo-CAF Awards scheduled to hold in Lagos on January 8, 2015.

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F/Eagles ‘ll go to World Cup as champions – Manu

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Manu Garba

NIGERIA U20 coach Manu Garba has said he wants his team to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand as African champions.

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Benin Chess tourney begins

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PARTICIPANTS AT THE ON-GOING LAGOS INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLASSICS IN LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY

The much anticipat-ed second edition of Benin Chess Tournament began yesterday at the indoor sports hall, Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin City. The tournament will end December 19th.

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NSCDC, Jaguar dominate Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Championships

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Chika Chukwumerije at the Beijing 2008 Olympics where he won a bronze medal.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Jaguar teams at the weekend ruled the 5th Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Championship.

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Taleveras Foundation partners NFF for coaches’ devt

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FROM LEF: FIFA INSTRUCTOR, MR POULSON JAN BORGE; DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIONS, NFF, DR SANUSI MOHAMMED; REPRESENTATIVE OF NFF PRESIDENT, MR CHRIS GREEN, AND GENERAL-SECRETARY, NFF, MR MUSA AMADU, AT THE OPENING OF WIN IN AFRICA WITH AFRICA COACHING COURSE IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (8/5/12). NAN Photo

Taleveras Foundation has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation for the opportunity to partner with it in the building of a Technical Performance Team around the National Teams, starting with the sponsorship of 17 qualified persons for a three –week match –reading technique and backroom analysis exercise in the United Kingdom next month.

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Europa League last 32 draw

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UCL-Liverpool

The draw for the last 32 of the Europa League made on Monday in Nyon

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