Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Saturday May 23rd, 2015
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Amokachi: My FA cup experience

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Amokachi

“Once you are hired, you have to start winning but people fail to realise that football is not like that again as other teams are also preparing, so it takes some time for the results to start coming in. It takes time to get to greatness. Westerhof had about five years in Nigeria and those years gave him the chance to build a very formidable team .

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Eagles must go back to wing play — Babangida

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Tijani Babangida

Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida tells Coach Stephen Keshi to resort to wing play before his Eagles can fly again in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, reports JOHN EGBOKHAN. T ijani Babangida is an household name to followers of Nigerian football.. Born on September 25, 1973 in Kaduna, Babangida, who operated for country and clubs as a winger, whose pace and style were often compared to those of the great Dutch legend Marc Overmas caused sleepless nights for most defenders.

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2015 U-20 World Cup: Ghana coach names final squad

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Members of the Ghanaian team pose for a group picture ahead of a group stage football match between Ghana and the USA at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup Turkey at Kadir Has stadium in Kayseri on June 27, 2013. AFP

Ghana coach Sellas Tetteh has named his final 21-man squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand later this month, according to media reports in Accra on Friday.

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FIFA Women W/Cup: Bring the trophy home, NFF charges Falcons

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Nigeria team celebrating their 7th championship

The Nigeria Football Federation has charged the Super Falcons to surpass the records of their predecessors in 1999 when they crashed out of the FIFA World Cup in the quarter finals.

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U20 W/Cup: FIFA names F/Eagles youngest team

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ready to go ... Flying Eagles players celebrate in one of their matches at the last African Youth Championship. Flying Eagles are set to take on the World at the FIFA U-20 Championship in New Zealand.

The Flying Eagles have been rated the youngest team heading to the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Eagles bank on league break to crush Chad

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BRAZIL, Curitiba : (From top L) Nigeria's team midfielder John Obi Mikel, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Godfrey Oboabona and defender Efe Ambrose (from bottom L) forward Victor Moses, goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, midfielder Ramon Azeez and defender Juwon Oshaniwa pose during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Optimism is high in the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying match with Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the Kaduna on June 13,

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Falcons arrive Toronto

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Super Falcons

Super Falcons have landed in Toronto, venue of their training tour with high hopes ahead of the World Cup kicking off in June .

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Scrabble players hold thank you tourney to celebrate Gov Akpabio

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*Akpabio

The outgoing Chief Executive of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Governor Godswill Akpabio ( CON) will tomorrow be treated to a “thank You Championship” by Nigerian Scrabble players.

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F/Eagles set for 25-hour flight to New Zealand

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•Flying Eagles... Ready to fly in Senagal

Flying Eagles will be set for a most demanding 25-hour flight across three continents when they depart Germany on Sunday night for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Qatar holds Emir Cup with 2022 FIFA World Cup in mind

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emir-cup

As Qatar prepares grounds for a groundbreaking and successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 the country’s football administrators plan to show its readiness for the global football tournament with the final of the 2015 Emir Cup holding this Saturday in Doha.

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Okpekpe winners to join national team

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Athletes at the Okpepe Road race

The top 11 Nigerian athletes at the just concluded 10 kilometre Okpekpe Road Race have been called up to the national camp ahead of the All Africa Games and Olympics Games.

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U-20 W/Cup: Success, Iheanacho to start from bench

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Kelechi Iheanacho

Europe-based strikers Isaac Success, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon are most likely to start the U20 World Cup from the bench as coach Manu Garba plans to integrate them gradually into his team in New Zealand. The Europe-based stars did not turn up at a training camp in Nurnberg, Germany, and would instead head directly

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Feyenoord officials laud Shell Cup players

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L-R: International Relations Manager, Feyenoord Academy, Netherlands, Mr. Gido Vader; Head Coach,   Feyenoord Soccer Schools and Ex-Super Eagle Striker, Mr. Mike Obiku and Social Investment Manager, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mrs. Abayomi Adeleye, at the Media chat on the 2015 NNPC-Shell Cup, in Lagos, yesterday.

The Feyenoord technical team currently in Nigeria to train players and coaches participating in the 2015 Shell Cup football competition have showered praises on the talents produced by the sponsors.

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GTCF plans big for St Paul’s school sports

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The Greater Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, founded by ex-international Paul Okoku has unfolded plans to make this year’s edition of St. Paul Primary School, Ebute Metta a colourful and memorable affair.

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Keshi wants Awoniyi in Super Eagles

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

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said that he will be delighted to have Flying Eagles star Taiwo Awoniyi his squad.

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16 players arrive in Super Eagles camp for 2017 AFCON qualifier against Chad

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BRAZIL, Campinas : Nigeria's team members jog during a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO

No fewer than 16 Super Eagles players on Thursday arrived camp in preparation for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match against Chad.

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CBN Tennis Open: Babalola, Melissa cruise on

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tennis-agugbon

New Tennis sensation, Melissa Ifidzhen Thursday, cruised into the semi-finals of the 37th Central Bank of Nigeria Men and Woman Senior TennisOpen, when she defeated Patience Onebamho 6-0, 6-0 in one of the quarter-final matches played.

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Channels National Kids’ Cup kicks off in Lagos

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CHANNELS CUP . . . Governor Fashola of Lagos State, Chief Tony Momoh and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State  and Amaju Pinnick  during the presentation of trophy to Sheriff Obukowho Captain of Ogedegbe Primary School, Warri , winners of Channels National Kids Football championship in Lagos. Photo; Henry Unini

Season 7 of the annual National Channels Kids Cup begins Friday in Lagos with 16 teams from fifteen states competing for honours at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

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Liverpool cancel showdown talks over Sterling’s future

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Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling’s future at Liverpool was plunged into fresh doubt on Thursday after the Premier League club reportedly cancelled a meeting to discuss a new contract for the unsettled forward.

Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward had requested a meeting with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and Reds manager Brendan Rodgers this week to discuss the 20-year-old’s future following reports he was keen to leave Anfield at the end of the season.

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Luis Figo pulls out of FIFA presidency race

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FIGO

Former Portuguese international Luis Figo withdrew from the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president on Thursday, firing a bitter broadside at the election campaign

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Adebayor out with another messy family tales

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Emmanuel Adebayor-and mum

Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed his brothers held a knife to his throat when he played for Monaco because they wanted money. Adebayor describes how he woke up to find his siblings, Kola and Peter, standing over him at his apartment in the French Riviera.  Peter passed away in July 2013 and Adebayor claims Kola accuses

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AFN celebrates Anugweje’s professorial promotion

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Ken Anugweje

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, (AFN) has congratulated Ken Anugweje, on his uplifting to professor of sports science by the University of Port Harcourt.

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Shell Cup: Semifinal draw takes centre stage

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Mike Obiku of the Feyenoord technical team during a training session with shell cup players

The semifinal draw of this year’s Shell Cup football competition takes place today in Lagos.

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Hungary plan F/Eagles fall

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ready to go ... Flying Eagles players celebrate in one of their matches at the last African Youth Championship. Flying Eagles are set to take on the World at the FIFA U-20 Championship in New Zealand.

Hungary have admitted they are working on having more power by the time they face the likes of African champions Nigeria at the U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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We’ve a deadly attack – Oshoala

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Asisat Oshoala

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has argued that if they can blend enough as a team, they will have the best attack at the tournament.

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I sympathise with Keshi over selection of new players, says Onigbinde

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Adegboye Onigbinde

Adegboye Onigbinde, a former Super Eagles Coach on Wednesday, expressed sympathy for Stephen Keshi, the Head Coach of the Super Eagles over the selection of players for the team.

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Ukraine, first to arrive at FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand

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US goalkeeper Tim Howard (R) reacts after Portugal's forward Silvestre Varela (L) scored during a Group G football match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014.   AFP PHOTO

Ukraine became the first team to arrive at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Fabregas suspension reduced to one match

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Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas’s suspension for kicking the ball at West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt has been reduced from three matches to one, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

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Adebayor speaks again, ‘how my brothers attacked me with knife’

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Emmanuel-Adebayor

Tottenham Hotspur’s Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor revealed in a candid Facebook post on Wednesday that he considered suicide over a feud with his family. The 31-year-old, who has barely featured for Spurs this season, also claimed that he had had a knife held to his throat by his brothers, Peter — who died in July

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Blatter says resolution can be reached between IFA, PFA

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Blatter

Sepp Blatter, the FIFA President said a resolution would be reached between the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestine Football Association (PFA) ahead of their congress in Zurich.

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Pinnick seeks understanding, constructive criticisms

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Pinnick

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has, for the umpteenth time, appealed to the sporting media in the country to criticize his administration constructively and with the objective of contributing to the development of Nigeria football.

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Kanu counsels Keshi on how to succeed

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kanu

Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has called for the immediate integration of members of the current Flying Eagles team to the Super Eagles.

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