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Nigeria wins 11 medals at Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan 

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powerlifting

Nigerian male and female powerlifters won 11 medals and broke three world records at the just-concluded Powerlifting World Open Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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AFC backs Platini to succeed Blatter at FIFA

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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

“In order to stabilise, (FIFA) needs leadership, experience and new ideas, but above all it needs football to be placed at its heart.” He called on the 47-member AFC to “remain as united as possible behind the single best candidate.” Platini, 60, a former Juventus and France star who heads European governing body UEFA, is on a shortlist of declared and likely candidates that includes Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan, and South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon, who confirmed his candidacy earlier Thursday.

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We are coming to attack, Siasia warns Congo, Le Roy

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Claude Le Roy

Nigeria have vowed to attack Congo Brazzaville in their Pointe-Noire fortress this weekend and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football tournament appearance. The west Africans take a fragile 2-1 lead into the second leg of a third-round qualifier for the 2016 Rio Games and coach Samson Siasia has revealed his game plan. “We

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Show Nigerians your first leg victory over Congo is not a flash in the pan, Siasia tells U-23

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Siasia after the match in Abuja

Coach of the U-23 national team, Samson Siasia, and the Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Chris Danjuma, have selected players for their respective team.

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All Nigeria Championships: Egwero craves for strong opposition

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•Egwero

Nigeria’s fastest man this season, Ogho-Oghene Egwero has stated that the All Nigeria Championships men’s 100m lacked the kind of competition that can produce a sub 10 seconds run.

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 Blatter is Not to Blame, By Elrashid Elobeid

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Blatter

FIFA has recently declined invitation by USA’s Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee to answer questions regarding the recent allegations of corruption and bribery at FIFA as well as human rights abuses believed to have occurred in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Keshi v NFF: No cause for alarm, says Pnnick

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Keshi  and Amaju

The Nigeria Football Federation has assured they have responded to a notice by former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi to sue them for alleged defamation.

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NFF backs Oliseh U-turn on players’ invitation

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Sunday Oliseh

The Nigeria Football Federation has thrown its weight behind new Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh following his U-turn on the invitation of players to the national team.

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NSC summons NFF over Keshi

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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

As a way of finding an amicable solution over the contractual disagreement between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and sacked coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, the National Sports Commission ( NSC) has invited the two parties to a meeting.

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EFCC drills Yakmut for 6 hrs

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Yakmut

Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Alhassan Yakmut has described his recent invitation by the anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (ECCC) last week as a result of a petition written by some people who were not happy with his appointment.

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Champions League: Fatai outshines Musa

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Kehinde Fatai

Lesser known Nigeria striker Kehinde Fatai scored to outshine compatriot Ahmed Musa in a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie Tuesday.

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Don’t distract Oliseh, Akanni warns NFF

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Oliseh

Former Nigeria international, Waidi Akanni is worried over the dimension the employment of the new Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has taken even as he is yet to lead the team to their first match under him.

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Masai, Mutombo, Udoka for GOA basketball camp

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Mutombo,

The coaches for the 2015 Giants of Africa basketball camp have been confirmed as the three-day programme gets set for the jump ball.

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Buhari releases N2.9b for Sports, insists on accountability

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MUHAMMADU BUHARI

The Director General of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Alhassan Yakmut has warned that any coach who fails in the forthcoming All Africa Games in Congo will be sanctioned.

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All Africa Games: Nigeria’s contingent to departs for Brazzaville August 31

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TRAIL BLAZER••• Nigeria's Egwero Oghoghene (L) ompetes during the Men's 100m heat of the XIX   at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday

The Director General, National Sports Commission (NSC), Al-Hassan Yakmut, on Wednesday said the country’s contingent to the All Africa Games would depart for Brazzaville on August 31.

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LMC approves Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium for league matches

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WORTHY CHAMPIONS: Players of Dolphin FC of Port Harcourt rejoice after winning the 2010/2011 NPL Leaque

“Dolphins FC will, henceforth, play all their home matches in the League at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa. “This is as a result of a directive from the League Management Company following the approval of the stadium to host games,” he said.

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Prince Ali says “Platini is not good for FIFA”

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'BRAZUCA' : World Cup models display replica of the 2014 World Cup ball named Brazuca.

“Platini is not good for FIFA. Football’s fans and players deserve better,” he said in a statement. “FIFA is engulfed in scandal. We must stop doing business as usual. The practice of back-room, under-the-table deals must end.

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Prepare for Enyeama’s exit, Rufai tells Oliseh

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Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has told newly appointed coach, Sunday Oliseh to have a standby goal tender that will step into the shoes of current number one Vincent Enyeama.

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NFF unfair to Keshi – Okpalla

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WORRIED — Keshi

Former Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Sylvanus Okpalla has picked holes in the manner his former boss, Stephen Keshi was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation.

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GOtv Boxing Night: Fijabi wins N1m

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Isaac Ekpo (L) Super Middle Weight Boxing Champion with his Coach, Seidu Kalifa, in training  at the National Stadium In Lagos recently.

Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the star Lightwelterweight boxer, won the biggest ever pay-out in the history of Nigerian boxing, as he was voted best boxer at the GOtv Boxing Night Sunday.

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Akande out of Dream Team, Congo clash

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An action at a football league.  Chukwu proffers solution for better management as Okpala blasts NPL for laxity

Shooting Stars goalkeeper Abiodun Akande has been ruled out of Nigeria’s second leg CAF U-23 Championship qualifier against Congo. The goalkeeper just recovered from an ankle injury which saw him miss the first leg which Nigeria won 2-1 in Port Harcourt. “I won’t play the game against Congo this weekend because I just get back

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Pillars announce new coach tomorrow

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Kano Pillars

Champions Kano Pillars are expected to name a new coach tomorrow.

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Imo strike threatens Heartland return to Owerri

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CONGRATS — Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha (L) congratulates Heartland's captain, Chinedu Efugh. PHOTO: SYLVER ELEANYA.

Heartland may be forced to call off plans to return to their home ground of Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri because of an industrial action by civil servants in Imo State.

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Fifa: Platini to announce presidency bid

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Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini will announce he wants to be the next president of Fifa later this week.

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Blatter deserves Nobel Prize – Putin

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Russian President Putin

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should be considered for a Nobel Prize for bringing countries together with international football.

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Zico in moves to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president

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ZICO

Brazilian football legend Zico said Tuesday he has formally asked the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) to put forward his candidacy to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

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Chelsea sell Filipe Luis back to Atletico

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Mikel trains with the team in Canada

Brazilian winger Filipe Luis is returning to Atletico Madrid just a year after they sold him to Chelsea, the clubs said Tuesday.

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Mikel can be Chelsea’s captain — Mourinho

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Mikel trains with the team in Canada

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has listed Super Eagles’s midfielder John Obi Mikel among the leaders in his squad, owing to the number of years he has spent at the Stamford Bridge

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Barca fined over whistling at Spain’s king

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Barca

Fans of both sides drowned out the Spanish national anthem with boos and whistles at the start of the match as Felipe stood solemn-faced. The controversy came at a time of high political sensitivities, with Catalan leaders campaigning for independence from Spain ahead of a key regional election expected in September.

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Eaglets undergo MRI test

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Golden Eaglets

As part of efforts to ensure that the national U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets is free of every trace of age falsification and excel at the forthcoming FIFA U-17 championship taking place in Chile in October, the Nigeria Football Federation last week decided to carry out a mandatory Magnetic resonate Imaging (MRI) test on all the players already in camp.

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Oliseh makes ‘U’ turn

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Oliseh

New Super Eagles coach, Sunday Olisey, has amended his earlier stance that only Nigerians who play in first division clubs will be welcomed to the team.

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Oliseh picks U-23 stars for Tanzania clash

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Oliseh arrives

Win or lose in Congo on Sunday, several Nigeria U23 stars are already part of the plans of new Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh.

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