Thursday April 24th, 2014
Thursday April 24th, 2014
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Revealed: Keshi, NFF lied to Nigerians

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Maigari and Keshi

Stephen Keshi was the first to step out of the meeting with the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation Tuesday.

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Brazil World Cup: Intelligence ’ll determine Eagles’ altitude — Obiku

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Ex-international, Mike Obiku is not worried with the group opponents of the Super Eagles in the World Cup as he said that the Eagles have no reason not to fly into the second round in a group that has Argentina, Iran and Bosnia Herzogovina.

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NNPC/Shell Cup: Feyenoord coaches drill teams

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A team of coaches and officials of Feyenoord Rotherdam Football Club of Holland, who arrived in Nigeria early in the week, will this morning at the National Stadium, Lagos, begin a three-day training session with the coaches and players of the four teams in the 2014 All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, also known as NNPC/Shell Cup.

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Brazil World Cup: Taribo passes judgement on Eagles

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Taribo

Former Nigeria international Taribo West is confident, the Super Eagles will do so well at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil that at the end of the tournament, their performance will shock the rest of the football world.

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Liverpool reveal Anfield redevelopment plans

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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)

Premier League leaders Liverpool on Wednesday published plans for the redevelopment of their Anfield home that would raise the stadium’s capacity from 45,276 to around 54,000.

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Moses expects Chelsea return

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Mikel-Moses

VICTOR Moses has underlined his desire to fight for a first-team place at Chelsea next season when his loan spell at Liverpool comes to an end.

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Madrid seek revenge on holders Bayern

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Real Madrid CF will not be short of motivation when they host holders FC Bayern München in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final. If the prize of a first final since 2002 were not enough, they also have the opportunity to avenge their defeat by Bayern in the 2011/12 semi-finals.

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Abuja African squash tourney not postponed, says NSF president

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Squash

The Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) said on Wednesday that contrary to speculations the African Squash Championship scheduled for May has not been postponed.

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I am prepared for World Team Championships in Tokyo – Makanjuola

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A table tennis game between Rivers state and  Delta State on the second day of the 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi.

Kazeem Makanjuola, the 2013 winner of the National Table Tennis Classic, on Wednesday said he was fully prepared for the forthcoming World Team Table Tennis Championships scheduled for Tokyo, Japan.

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FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban

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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

FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban.

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Deadlock: NFF holds back Keshi’s list

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Keshi

Ahead of the nation’s pre-parations for the World Cup in Brazil, a meeting between the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Technical Committee and Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi ended in a deadlock yesterday.

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NFA wants Task Force to oversee Super Eagles World Cup campaign

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NIGERIA, Calabar : Nigeria's (top L-R) midfielder John Obi Mikel, defender Kenneth Omeruo, forward Brown Ideye, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Godfrey Oboabona, defender Efe Ambrose, (bottom L-R) midfielder Victor Moses, defender Uwa Echiejile, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and midfielder Ahmed Musa pose for a group picture before the 2014 FIFA World Cup African zone second leg play-off football match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Calabar on November 16, 2013. Nigeria won 2-0. AFP PHOTO/

Aminu Maigari, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Tuesday said the association was not averse to a Presidential Task Force (PTF) overseeing Nigeria’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.

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Nigeria to send Amuneke, Manu to Croatia tourneys

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Garba, Amuneke and Ugbade

Nigeria’s U-20 head coach, Garba Manu, and his U-17 counterpart, Emmanuel Amuneke, are to attend two football tournaments taking place in Croatia between May 26 and June 8, 2014.

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U-17 WAFU Tourney: Amuneke tells Eaglets to be wary of Mali’s fightback

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Kelechi Iheanacho, Chigozi Obasi, Raymond Japhet and Abdullahi Alfa of Nigeria celebrate their victory after the FIFA World Cup UAE 2013 Final between Nigeria and Mexica at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo FIFA/FIFA)

The Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, on Tuesday warned his players to be wary of Mali at the ongoing U-17 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament in Togo.

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Shell Partners Dutch Club, Feyenoord Rotterdam to improve NNPC/Shell Cup

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Football-Airtel

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has entered a strategic partnership with the Youth Academy of Feyenoord Rotterdam Football Club, one of the biggest football clubs in the Netherlands to help improve the football talents of the 16-year old NNPC/Shell Cup.

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Man Utd shares jump 6% after manager Moyes’ sack

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David Moyes

Shares of Manchester United jumped six percent Tuesday after the struggling Premier League giant sacked manager David Moyes just 10 months into the job.

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Keshi gives Super Eagles players May 27 deadline for Scotland friendly

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Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi with Home Based Super Eagles at a News Conference at the Eagles' Camp in Abuja

Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles’ Head Coach, on Tuesday said players invited for the friendly against Scotland were expected to arrive the team’s camp latest on May 27.

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Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate in Madrid

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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.

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.

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AFN fixes June 13 for 2014 Warri Grand Prix meet

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Athletics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Tuesday said that its 2014 Warri Grand Prix meet in conjunction with the Delta State Government would hold on June 13.

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Athletico Madrid vs Chelsea: The best defences in Spain, England set for goals

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Barcelona's midfielder Cesc Fabregas places his hands on his head during the UEFA Champions League quarter final football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DANI POZO

The best defences in Spain and England meet on Tuesday as Club Atlético de Madrid host a Chelsea FC side Diego Simeone believes are cut from the same cloth.

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Nigeria striker Uche waits on World Cup fate

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Uche

Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche will learn on Tuesday whether he will be left off Nigeria’s World Cup squad.

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Five English Premier League coaching disasters

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Tottenham Hotspur's US striker Clint Dempsey (L) celebrates scoring his late equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane in London on January 20, 2013. A stoppage-time goal by Clint Dempsey saw Tottenham Hotspur snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on that prevented the Premier League leaders from restoring their seven-point lead. PHOTO:AFP

David Moyes’ 10 month stay at Manchester United is one of many managerial fiascos in the English Premier League. Here are five English football coaching disasters:

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Giggs named interim Man Utd manager

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Ryan Giggs

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs was on Tuesday appointed interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes.

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Coach seeks workshop, serminars for coaches, referees

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

The Head Coach of the Nigeria Judo Federation, Obed Ogunedo, on Monday urged the federation’s board to be organising workshop and seminars for coaches and referees regularly.

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Man Utd sack manager David Moyes

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Manager David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United, the club announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday.

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35-man Provisional List: The Nation waits on Keshi

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From Left: National Team Goalkeeper Trainer, Ike Shorunmu; Assistant Coach, Daniel  Amokachi, and Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi during a media parley in Abuja

The technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will today meet with Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi over the provisional list of the Nigerian squad for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

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OKPEKPE ROAD RACE: 3 Govs ready to challenge Oshiomhole

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*Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole may be in for a serious competition in the 2nd edition of the 10 kilometres Okpekpe Road Race.

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Tragedy hits Kaduna as Lato passes on

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Saleh Lato

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kaduna United were on Sunday evening thrown into mourning as they have lost their chief coach, Saleh Lato.It was gathered that the experienced gaffer died at the Ibrahim Sanni Abacha hospital, Kaduna, after just a day of illness.

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Under weather Mourinho puts faith in Torress

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Chelsea's Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates scoring his team's second and winning goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in west London on October 27, 2013. Chelsea won 2-1. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Fernando Torres will be able to deal with the emotion of returning to face his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

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2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: NFA expects Falconets to reach semi-finals

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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.

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) expects a semi-finals appearance from the under-20 women team, the Falconets, at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada this August.

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Man United evasive on Moyes sack reports

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Manchester United said on Monday that David Moyes had not been sacked as manager, but refused to comment on widespread British media reports that he was about to be fired.

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Burnley promoted to the Premier League

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Burnley ended their four-year wait to return to the Premier League in emphatic fashion as their 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic clinched promotion on Monday.

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