Saturday April 18th, 2015
Saturday April 18th, 2015
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Etim Esim warns NFF not to make Keshi work under pressure

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Etim Esim

Its been for some years now and it pains me so much because I know of the many things that I can do with the ball but for the bad leg. Even today, when I see how badly some players are playing, I tend to feel to feel bad because I know that there is much that the nation should be getting from these players and it hurts people who were leading lights of the game at a point in our soccer history.

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Taribo: Eagles coaching drama has been a mad movie

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Taribo West

Of course, it has not left me even though I’m now playing at a slow motion rate. And it is good sometimes to play the game with my former team-mates because they are more like family members to me. We have all been through a lot playing for Nigeria. If we can be having this more often, then it would be wonderful.

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Is U-23 Team a “Dream Team” in Name and Indeed?

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Since after the Nigerian U-23 team won the gold medal of the football event of the Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games, the team’s designation has since changed to “Dream Team”. The team at that time had the very best of the nation’s football talents in its ranks, players like Nwankwo Kanu, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Daniel Amokachie, Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu, Victor Ikpeba, Celestine Babayaro, Mobi Oparaku among others were some of the stars that made up the team.

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Again NFF, Keshi fail to sign contract

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Keshi and Amaju

The much celebrated signing of contract between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Coach Stephen Keshi earlier scheduled to take place Friday did not take place afterall.

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It’s been six months in hell, says Osaze

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Osaze Odemwingie

Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has relived his six-month injury nightmare at Stoke City just as he is back in training in a bid to regain full fitness.

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Falcons captain starts a new life in Kazakhstan

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Evelyn Nwabuko

Super Falcons captain, Evelyn Nwabuko revealed that she is settling down fast at new club Biik Kazygurt FC of Kazakhstan. She played her first match yesterday and according to her, she is looking to improve on her game.

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Keshi returns without Amokachi

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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 Nigeria Football Federation is set to announce Stephen Keshi as the ‘new’ Super Eagles coach – but without Daniel Amokachi serving as assistant.

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IOC President congratulates Buhari, invites him to Lausanne

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Thomas Bach

President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Thomas Bach has congratulated President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari on his sweeping victory at the polls and also extended an invitation to him to visit the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Afcon 2017: Eagles, Pharaohs tie ‘ll be fierce – Amuneke

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Amuneke

Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Amuneke, is expecting the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Super Eagles to give themselves strong tests when they meet over two legs in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers.

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Ghana, Nigeria may clash for Olympics football ticket

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Dream Team

Coach Samson Siasia’s men have been handed a tough pairing enroute the 2015 Caf U23 Championship which serves as gateway to the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Ovie Iroro: Creating history on wheels

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Nigerian Racing Eagles driver, Ovie Iroro

To the average Nigerian kid, car racing remains an event only seen on television. The kids are excited by the speedy objects they see on the television screen race through the tracks with unimaginable speed. We are told the speed of a racing car could be as high as 230 kilometers per hour; almost as fast as a plane. Parents dread it and, perhaps, the last thing they would wish their children take to.

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Pharaohs will play Eagles like wounded lions, says Etim Esim

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

Ex-international Etim Esim has warned the Super Eagles that Egypt will play like wounded lions when both teams battle for the automatic ticket to play in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Keshi needs to bring his magic touch, says Adamu

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

Dr Amos Adamu, a former CAF and FIFA Executive Committee Member, on Thursday said that Coach Stephen Keshi needed to re-enact his magic touch to reposition the Super Eagles. Adamu said this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Lagos. The Super Eagles had been without a substantive coach, after the expiration of Keshi contract immediately after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Champions League: Enrique delight at ‘complete’ Barcelona

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted he could scarcely have hoped for a better performance after his side blew away Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

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Court quizzes former NSC D-G over corruption charges against Lulu, 3 others

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Sani Lulu

Patrick Ekeji, a former Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), was cross-examined on Wednesday over the corruption charges against a former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) chairman, Sani Lulu.

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Mayweather says Pacquiao too “reckless” to win megafight

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BOXING

Floyd Mayweather says it will be two “hall-of-famers” in their prime when he and Manny Pacquiao clash in the richest fight in boxing history on May 2 at the MGM Hotel

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‘Inviting foreign-based Eagles waste of money’

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Nigeria's defender Juwon Oshaniwa (2nd L) and other players warm up during a training session in Campinas, some 100 kilometers from Sao Paulo, on June 12, 2014 as the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil. AFP PHOTO

Former Super Eagles star Garba Lawal has declared that inviting foreign-based pros to the country’s team is a huge waste of money.

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Ex-Nasarawa Utd players, coaches storm NFF over unpaid wages

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PINNICK-NFF

Former players and coaches of premier league side, Nasarawa United yesterday besieged the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over alleged unpaid wages by the management of the club.

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Ugbade: Musa must apologise to Siasia

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Musa Mohammed

Following the disappearance of Flying Eagles captain, Musa Mohammed, from the camp of the national U23 team before their All Africa Games qualifier against Zambia, Flying Eagles assistant coach Nduka Ugbade has stated that the defender must apologize to Dream Team VI coach, Samson Siasia, for his behaviour.

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Buhari hails Okpekpe race

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PIC. 5. GOV. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE (3RD R) OF EDO AND OTHERS TAKING 

OFF DURING THE VIP RACE AT THE OKPEKPE INTERNATIONAL 10KM ROAD 

RACE IN AUCHI, EDO, ON SATURDAY (4/5/13).

This year’s Okpekpe 10-kilometre race received a major boost as the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) said the event, backed by the Edo State Government, would boost the economy of the communities where it would be held.

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Supersand Eagles trounce Egypt

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Sand Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles are closing on a Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup place after defeating their Egyptian counterparts, 4-1 at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex in Seychelles on Wednesday.

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‘Sterling will stay at Liverpool’

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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 expect forward Raheem Sterling to remain at the club for “a long time”, chief executive Ian Ayre said in comments published by several British newspapers on Wednesday.

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Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona starting line-ups

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Dejected Barca players

Starting line-ups for the Champions League quarter-final, first leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday

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Dortmund weigh options as Klopp bows out

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Jurgen Klopp will walk away from Borussia Dortmund next month as one of the most successful coaches in the club’s history — and highly-regarded Thomas Tuchel widely tipped to take over.

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Relegation-threatened Hamburg appoint fourth coach of season

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football

Struggling German giants Hamburg appointed Bruno Labbadia as their fourth manager of the season on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to avoid relegation.

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Amputee Football Federation scribe tasks team on CANAF

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File photo: Cross Section of Nigeria's Paralympians

Pius Asaba, a member of the Amputee Football Federation for Africa (AFFA), has advised the national team to commence training ahead of the Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF).

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400m gold medallist at 12th African Junior Championships eyes AAG

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•United we Stand... Nigerian juniors pleading for adequate training and preparations for major international meets.

Oluwatosin Adeloye, a 400m gold medallist at the 12th Africa Junior Championships says her target is to win medals at the upcoming All Africa Games (AAG).

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Former NFL star Hernandez bags life in prison

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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez faces life in prison after a jury convicted him Wednesday of first-degree murder in the late-night shooting death of a semi-pro football player in 2013. The murder and four-month trial in a Massachusetts court cements a spectacular fall from grace for the 25-year-old Hernandez, who once had a $40 million, five-year contract with the New England Patriots.

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Gombe Utd plans return to Glo Premier League, says official

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Tanimu Umar, Gombe United’s Media and Publicity Manager, on Wednesday said plans were ongoing to ensure that the club returned to the nation’s top flight, Globacom Premier League.

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Drogba dismisses retirement talk

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Didier Drogba

Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba insisted Monday he intended to play for at least one more season.

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Kanu tips Awoniyi for stardom

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WAY TO NEW ZEALAND: Taiwo Awoniyi points the way to New Zealand 2015 after scoring against Congo yesterday.

Retired Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has predicted that Taiwo Awoniyi will become one of the stars of Nigerian football in future.

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Keshi to sign contract Friday – NFF

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Keshi and Amaju

For the second time in two months, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has re-assured soccer loving Nigerians that the much talked about contract signing with Coach Stephen Keshi will take place this Friday.

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