Monday January 26th, 2015
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Asisat Oshoala leads Liverpool to down Aston Villa

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Talented Nigerian female football star and current African football queen, Asisat Oshoala who signed for Liverpool Ladies on Friday, January 23, 2015, helped her team to a resounding victory over Aston Villa Ladies on Sunday.

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Sportsmen move for Jonathan

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From left: Senate President David Mark; Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo; President Goodluck Jonathan; his Wife Patience; Vice President Namadi Sambo and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal during a reception in honour of the Super Eagles at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday night.

The assembly which converged at the National Stadium, Lagos, during the weekend included leading Nigerian Olympians, ex-internationals, elite and grassroots coaches across various sports, athletes and players representatives, club managers, sports administrators and sports supporters group.

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Siasia tasks Team VI on character, resilience in match against Tunisia

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Head Coach Samson Siasia has charged his under-23 national male football team to show character and resilience when they take on their Tunisian counterparts in their second international friendly match.

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NFA says it was pained by late coach Abdullahi’s death

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The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Sunday in Abuja said it was pained by news of the death of one-time Head Coach of the national under-17 team, Musa Abdullahi.

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Former Golden Eaglets’ coach Musa Abdullahi is dead

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A former Golden Eaglets coach, Musa Abdulahi, is dead.

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ITTF Africa Senior Championships: Nigeria, Egypt in team event finals

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As predicted, Nigeria and host, Egypt will battle for the top prize in the final of the team events at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Senior championship in Cairo.

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Glo Premier League Super 4: Emordi salutes Pillars

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Kano Pillars opened their Glo Premier League Super-4 campaign on a winning note in contrast to last season’s outing that saw them fall behind to rivals, Enyimba International and Coach Okey Emordi attributed the performance to a change in orientation at the camp.

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2016 Olympics: Elegbeleye calls for collaboration with Military Sports

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The Director General, National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has called on the military to synergise with his Commission in the area of sports towards the successful realization of the 2016 Olympics.

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Osaze gets conditions for a new Stoke contract

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Super Eagles striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie will only get a new Stoke City contract, if he can return to 100 percent fitness.

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Chelsea, Man City out of FA Cup

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Stoke City's English striker Peter Crouch (R) celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Trent on December 7, 2013.  AFP PHOTO.

League one clubs, Bradford City and Middleborough have eliminated premier league table toppers, Chelsea and Man City from the FA cup.

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Roma agree Salah loan deal — reports

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FC Basel's Mohamed Salah (R) vies for the ball against Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi (L) during their the UEFA Champions League Group E football match at Stamford Bridge in London on October 18, 2013. FC Basel won the match 2-1. AFP PHOTO

Roma have agreed terms with Chelsea for the transfer of midfielder Mohamed Salah to the Serie A club, according to reports in Italy on Saturday

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Eagles begin 2017 AFCON chase in June

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Mikel Obi in action for Nigeria during the World Cup Qualifier match against Ethiopia at the  U.J. Esuene  Stadium, Calabar , Saturday. November 16, 2013. Photo: NAN

The Super Eagles will seek to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations starting from June 8-16, 2015, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed.

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Oshoala: I joined Liverpool because of Suarez

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“I support the men’s team and have followed the results of the women’s team.

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Mikel: I don’t want to leave Chelsea

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Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel has reiterated that his loyalty lies with Chelsea, amid reports linking him with a move to Juventus this coming summer.

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Siasia eyes victory against Tunisia

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Dream Team VI coach, Samson Siasia says they want to win their preparatory games before taking on Gabon in the 2015 All Africa Games qualifiers.

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After losing wife to cancer, Agbonavbare battles same disease

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For celebrated AFCON 1994 winner, Wilfred Agbonavbare, life has been unfair. Having played for Nigeria at different levels, comprising the Flying Eagles squad of 1983, which were the first to represent Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 World Championship in Chile in same year and the then Green Eagles squad of 1984 and later the Super Eagles team of 1994, before seeking the proverbial pastures greener to Europe, where he played and retired, the 48 years old Edo state native should at least be living well off above the middle income level.

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Amelia Edet goes down memory lane

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Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) head coach, Amelia Edet has reiterated the need to invest in the youth, sportwise.
“….There is no substitute for talent hunt. There is a limit to the recycling of athletes. It is about age and performance and sooner or later, if you don’t invest in the youth, failure catches up with you…..” she said

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Egwuekwe lands in London

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Nigeria international Azubuike Egwuekwe is reported to have flown into London and is set to finalise a move to West Ham.

Sam Allardyce is looking to strengthen his backline as uncertainty continues to surround the future of Winston Reid who has yet to agree a new contract with the club.

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Bewarang cautions coaches on contracts

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Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) head coach, Amelia Edet has reiterated the need to invest in the youth, sportwise.

“….There is no substitute for talent hunt. There is a limit to the recycling of athletes. It is about age and performance and sooner or later, if you don’t invest in the youth, failure catches up with you…..” she said.

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Odemwingie wants goals from Victor Moses

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VICTOR Moses is under orders to bang in more goals now that he is fit again and shaping up for the final four months of Stoke’s season.

The order doesn’t come from manager Mark Hughes, however, but from injured team-mate Peter Odemwingie.

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Sack Keshi, others now – Ex-sports minister

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

FORMER Minister of Sports, Dr. Sa’idu Sumaila Sambawa has advised the Nigeria Football Federation not to renew the contract of Coach Stephen Keshi or any of the other coaches currently in the technical crew of the national team.

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Ronaldo dumps girlfriend

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Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed he has ended his relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk.

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Keshi should go for a refresher course – Ladipo

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President general of the Nigerian Football Supporters Club, Dr. Raufu Ladipo has advised out of contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi to enroll for a refresher course with a top European club.

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Agbim wants more Super Eagles game time

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Super Eagles goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim, has categorically stated that he wants to play more games for Nigeria, following the country’s two international friendlies against Cote D’ Ivoire and Yemen.

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It’s painful we’re not in E. Guinea – Ambrose

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UNITED KINGDOM, London : Nigeria's striker Shola Ameobi (L) vies with Scotland's defender Charlie Mulgrew (R) during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage in London on May 28, 2014, ahead of the FIFA World Cup . AFP PHOTO

Super Eagles full back, Efe Ambrose, like most of his team mates and indeed, Nigerians in general is in pains that the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament is going on without Nigeria.

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Mashaba stakes unbeaten record

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For Shakes Mashaba and his team, the wait for their first appearance in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations could not come quickly enough.

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Rio2016 Olympics: Babayaro urges Siasia to recreate 1996 Eagles

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Siasia after the match in Abuja

Former international Celestine Babayar has urged Samson Siasia not to tone down standards in his selection of players in order to make Nigeria’s dream of a second medal prospect in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games a reality.

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Arsenal stun City at Etihad

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Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) refuses to celebrate with French striker Olivier Giroud after scoring the opening goal against his former club Cardiff City during their English Premier League football match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on November 30, 2013.  AFP PHOTO.

Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspurs, and moved into fifth place following their shock 2-0 win over champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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Chaotic scenes usher in Afcon 2015

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Chaotic scenes ushered in the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea as the hosts were forced to a 1-1 draw by Congo.

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Eagles too strong for Yemen

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Nigeria's striker Michael Uchebo celebrates scoring the equalising goal against Scotland. FIFA.COM

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles yesterday proved too strong for Yemen in the international friendly match played at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai.

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Enyeama laments as AFCON rolls off

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Super Eagles keeper, Vincent Enyeama has repeated his regrets over Super Eagles failed attempt to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which rolled off yesterday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea with the hosts playing out a 1-1 draw with Congo Brazaville.

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Afcon 2015: Congo draw E/Guinea in Nations Cup opener

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Hosts Equatorial Guinea’s dream of starting their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win were cruelly spoiled as a late Thievy Bifouma strike earned Congo Brazzaville a 1-1 Group A draw in Bata on Saturday.

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