Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
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Meeting with Giwa-led faction will determine NFA elections, says Gaiya

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Hon. Gaiya

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Godfrey Gaiya, has said that the meeting with Chris Giwa-led Nigeria Football Association will determine if it will hold another election.

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Eagles can beat Congo without a coach – JP

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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

Ahead or the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo this weekend, former Super EagleS Coach James Peters said the Super Eagles can comfortably defeat the East Africans without a coach.

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Nigeria risk ban after missing FIFA deadline over Giwa

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Tamuno Danagogo, Sepp Blatter and Aminu Maigari

Nigeria are risking a ban by Fifa after Chris Giwa failed to step down as president of the football federation by Monday’s deadline.

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Eagles v Congo: I will miss Enyeama, says Keshi

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Nigeria's forward Peter Odemwingie (3rd-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has confessed that he will miss the services of first choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama in this weekend’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in Calabar.

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President Jonathan tourney draw holds

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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.

All is now set for the draw of the maiden edition of the President Jonathan Ogbia inter-community football tourney holding today tomorrow. at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Yenagoa.

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NFF Polls: Ikpeba drums support for Amaju

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Pinnick Amaju

Former African Player of the year winner, Victor Ikpeba has urged delegates to tomorrow’s Elective Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to vote in Delta State Football Association Chairman, Pinnick Amaju as the next President of the NFF.

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Mikel fights Ebola in Eagles camp

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Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi eared  to play against Cote D’Ivoire

The ranks of the Super Eagles invited for this weekend’s Nations Cup qualifier against Congo in Calabar swelled Tuesday with the arrival of the Euro-based players. This is just as midfielder, John Obi Mikel dished out hand gloves to colleagues in a bid to fight the dreaded Ebola Virus disease.

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Elephants welcome Sierra Leone to Abidjan

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Baby Elephants

Ivory Coast will host their African Nations Cup qualifier against Ebola-affected Sierra Leone this weekend following a special meeting of the country’s national Security Council.

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NUJ plans to raise professional athletes

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Race to the finish... Nigeria athletes eking out a career at the Golden League.

Mr Deji Elumoye, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, on Tuesday said that the union had plans to raise professional athletes among journalists as from 2015.

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Azpilicueta pens five-year Chelsea deal

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Chelsea FC players train ahead of UCL semi final 2nd leg vs Athletico in London

“Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce Cesar Azpilicueta has today signed a new five-year contract,” the current Premier League leaders said on their website.

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Beckham ‘sad’ over Welbeck’s United exit

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David Beckham

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham told the BBC on Tuesday that he was “sad” to see home-grown striker Danny Welbeck leave the club for their Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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Man United move ‘a dream’, says Falcao

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Falcao

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao said that he had fulfilled “a dream” after completing a loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Assaidi returns to Stoke, to cover Peter Odemwingie

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Assaidi

Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi has rejoined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Liverpool, the Britannia Stadium club announced on Monday.

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Amaju unfolds growth agenda for NFF

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Pinnich Amaju

A front-line aspirant for the Presidency seat of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF), Pinnick Amaju has been wooing delegates to the Elective Congress scheduled to hold on September 4 in Abuja, with a firm promise to turn around the fortunes of Nigerian football for good.

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Mikel joins Eagles today

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Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mike

Chelsea star Mikel Obi is expected to join up with the Super Eagles training camp in Calabar on Tuesday as he has already arrived the country, officials announced.

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FRCN celebrate as Vanguard draw

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Group Photograph Vanguard’s Kirikiri Warriors during NUJ Media Games 2014, held at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. photo; Akeem Salau

Federal Radion Corporation, FRCN, erupted into celebration yesterday when they un-expectedly gained a 1-1 draw with rave of the moment, Vanguard’s Kirikiri Warriors in the opening day of the NUJ Media Games.

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Giwa sacks League Management Company

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League action

The new Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa, on Monday night sacked the League Management Company, LMC.

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Osaze out for rest of season

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Osaze

Osaze Odemwingie could be out for the rest of season amid fears he has seriously damaged his cruciate knee ligament, according to a media report.

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South African Premiership coach axed

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League

Boebie Solomons has become the second South African Premiership coaching casualty of a season that is just 25 days old.

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Chris Giwa dismisses ban threat

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FROM LEFT: FORMER NFF BOARD MEMBER, VICTOR BARIBOTE; NEW BOARD MEMBERS, MR FELIX OBUAH, CHIEF EFFIONG JOHNSON, MR SANI FEMA; NFF PRESIDENT, MR CHRIS GIWA AND CHIEF OBINNA OGBA, AFTER THEIR MAIDEN VISIT TO THE MINISTER OF SPORTS, MR TAMMY DANAGOGO, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (28/8/14).

The new head of Nigerian football, whose disputed appointment has thrown the domestic game into turmoil, has dismissed the threat of sanctions from world governing body FIFA.

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Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell

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Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard during a visit to the club’s Melwood training base on Monday, the former England captain revealed.

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Messi to miss World Cup final rematch

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Lionel Messi of Argentina (R) looks dejected after a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by FIFA

Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side’s friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain, his club side Barcelona confirmed on Monday.

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Mikel helps Chelsea

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BRAZIL, Campinas : Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel takes part in a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup. AFP PHOTO

A solo goal by Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf gave Stoke City a stunning 1-0 weekend win at reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City.

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GEJ FC comes alive in Abuja

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President Goodluck Jonathan (m) juggling the Suckett Football to electricity (a new invention)

A new club named after President Goodluck Jonathan has been registered to compete in the 2014/2015 season of the Nigeria Nation Wide League.

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Obudu mountain race gets Nov.8 date

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Obudu-2-web

The Local Organising Committee for the Obudu international mountain race and the African mountain running championships has announced Saturday November 8, 2014 for this year’s two-in-one race.

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FIFA’s deadline expires today

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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

There are very strong indications that Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo may waive off the impending FIFA hammer that looms over Nigerian football by midnight today if Chris Giwa refuses to vacate office by midnight.

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Igbokwe wants Giwa to vacate office

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Giwa

Chairman of NFF Disciplinary Committee and Secretary of South East football stakeholders conference, Barrister Iyke Igbokwe has called on all Nigerians to prevail on Chris Giwa to immediately vacate the NFF Secretariat.

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Musa nets double in CSKA’s big win

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OUT OF REACH . . . Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa (R) dribbles Mali’s goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa to score Nigeria’s 4th goal during their AFCON 2013 semi-final match in Durban. Nigeria won 4-1. Photo:AFP

Ahmed Musa, repaid the faith shown by CSKA Moscow manager, Leonid Slutsky, to play him as a centre forward by scoring twice in Sunday’s Russia Premier League match against FC Rostov.

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Fenerbahce part ways with Yobo

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Yobo

Former skipper of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, is now a free agent from Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce confirmed that he has been released.

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2022 World Cup: Qatar boost Sports Medicine, attract world stars

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Aspetar

And one of the things Qatar hope the 2022 World Cup will inject not only into their country but also the entire Middle East is a rich football culture. That way, world football governing body would have also achieved their aim of spreading and developing the game in all parts of the world. And that’s why their project of taking the World Cup to all parts of the world is a lofty and worthy venture.

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NFF Crisis: Danagogo denies fueling fued

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Tammy Danagogo

As the threat by FIFA to ban Nigeria by Monday September 1, hit hard on Nigerian sports officials, the Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo has denied any involvement in the Nigeria Football Federation flutter, which has thrown up two factions.

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AWC can derail Women league, Tahir warns NFF

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Members of Nigerian team during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games first round Group F women's football match against Germany at the Shenyang Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2008.Germany won 1-0

Taraba Queens chairman, Mustafa Tahir has warned the Nigeria Football Federation and the women league board not to allow the forth coming African Women Championship to derail the national League.

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