Thursday July 2nd, 2015
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
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Odemwingie pens new Stoke deal

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Odemwingie

PETER Odemwingie is remaining a Stoke City player for at least one more season.

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U.S. asks Switzerland to extradite 7 FIFA officials

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Top left to right: Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Eduardo Li, and Eugenio Figueredo. Bottom left to right: Nicolas Leoz, Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb, and Julio Rocha. The eight men are among nine football officials indicted on corruption charges the United States Justice department confirmed on May 27, 2015.

The U.S. has formally asked Switzerland to extradite the seven FIFA officials arrested in May for alleged corruption.

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NBA-Africa unveil consortium of partners for maiden games in Africa

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Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (L) vies with Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas during the Men's preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Lithuania vs Nigeria on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Lithuania won 72 to 53.AFP PHOTO

“The game will impact young people throughout the continent, both on the court and in the community, as we bring some of the world’s most recognisable athletes to Johannesburg to celebrate our long tradition in Africa.’’ The statement noted that Team Africa, would comprise, players from Africa and second-generation African players, with team captain and two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng (Miami Heat; born in South Sudan), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder;Congo) and GorguiDieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal).

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AAG: Athletes to camp in Lagos, Abuja

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File Photo: Nigeria’s Ajoke Odumosu (R) hands the baton to Regina George as they compete in the women’s 4X400 relay final of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. PHOTO - AFP.

The National Sports Commission (NSC) has concluded arrangements for the commencement of camping of athletes ahead of the Congo 2015 All Africa games. The camping will be in Lagos and Abuja.

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Cote d’Ivoire job: Taribo defends Keshi

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Taribo West

Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West has lambasted the Nigeria Football Federation over the ongoing investigation on Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi in respect of the Ivory Coast job.

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Mba moves to Turkey

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Nigeria's forward Sunday Mba during the 2013 African Cup of Nations quarter final between  Ivory Coast and Nigeria

Super Eagles star, Sunday Mba has moved to Turkish second-tier side Yeni Malatyaspor from CA Bastia in France.

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Hayatou to present trophy at Women’s W/Cup

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Issa Hayatou

With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou’s Confederation of African Football said Wednesday.

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AAG: Igali raises alarm over lack of competitions

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Igali

Chairman of the Technical Commission of the Nigeria Olympic (NOC), Honourable Daniel Igali has predicted a bright outing for Team Nigeria athletes in the forthcoming All Africa Games in Congo Brazaville in September. He predicted that the Nigeria will be among the top finishers in the chase for medals at the Games. In this interview

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Onazi apologises to NFF, appeals $5,000 fine

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Ogenyi-Onazi

Super Eagles’ midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has formally apologized to the Nigeria Football Federation for his on-field action that led to a straight red card in last month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Chad in Kaduna.

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Football: I’m not corrupt, insists Blatter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter

To anyone who accuses the 79-year-old of corruption, Blatter has a clear response. “I will answer: Do you understand this word at all which you use? Anyone who accuses me of being corrupt must first of all prove it to me,” he insisted.

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Ogba, Nesiama, Wophil vie for IAAF seats

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Solomon Ogba

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president,Solomon Ogba is in the running for one of the nine individual IAAF Council member seats when elections come up on the first day of the 50th IAAF Congress scheduled for Beijing, China on August 19-20 2015.

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Danjuma calls Oshoala, 34 others for E/Guinea

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Nigeria's forward Asisat Oshoala kicks the ball to score a goal as Sweden's defender Nilla Fischer tries to stop during Group D match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between Nigeria and Sweden at the Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. AFP

Super Falcons interim coach, Chris Danjuma has called up 35 players in preparation for the 2016 Olympics qualifying fixture against Equatorial Guinea.

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NUGA boasts of athletes’ superb performance at World University Games

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FANTASTIC ... Rivers State athlete, Miss Esiekpe Young, flying over the bar during High Jump event at the 18th National Sports Festival held Thursday at National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Photo by: Kehinde Gbadamosi

Bola Orodele, the Secretary, Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA), on Tuesday expressed optimism that athletes selected to represent the country at the World University Games would perform credibly.

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Keshi’s name missing as Côte d’Ivoire shortlists 5 for post of National coach

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Keshi

The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has shortlisted five persons for the post of head coach of the national team, the Elephants, PANA reported from Abidjan on Tuesday and the name of Nigeria’s Super Eagles’s coach Stephen Keshi was not among the shortlisted candidates.

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2017 Champions League final in Cardiff – UEFA

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Lionel Messi of Argentina goes past Promise Isaac and Ebenezer Ajilore of Nigeria during the 2008 Olympics

The 2017 Champions League final will be held at the 74,500 capacity Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, UEFA announced Tuesday.

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Boxing: Zango lauds Minimah

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Rashidi Fatai of Ogun State (red) and Chinedu Ani of Imo State fight in the boxing 81kg men semi finals bout.  Photo: Henry Unini

The Vice President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF),Ibrahim Zango has commended the federation President, Kenneth Minimah for his genuine interest in developing boxing in Nigeria.

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Messi ‘saves’ Argentine citizen kidnapped in Kontagora

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Santiago

Santiago Lopez, an Argentine agriculturalist working in Kontogora, Niger State has narrated how Barcelona star, Lionel Messi saved his life.

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Team MTN-Qhubeka receives boost with Microsoft Office 365

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Team MTN-Qhubeka

Africa’s first continental pro cycling team and the first African team ever to qualify for the Tour de France in 2015, Team MTN-Qhubeka, has got boost with Microsoft’s cloud software, Office 365 to gain connectivity to the world.

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Gerrard starts Galaxy training next week

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Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (C) talks to a journalist as he says farewell at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool,

England midfielder Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain who has left behind the English Premier League for Major League Soccer, will be unveiled Saturday by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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NFF denies abandoning Dream team

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Dream Team

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday criticised a report at which national speculated that federation has abandoned the U-23 National Team, Dream Team VI.

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Eagles may not qualify for AFCON 2017 – Oliseh

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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

A former Super Eagles Captain, Sunday Oliseh, has said Nigeria may, for the umpteenth time, miss out on qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Return Eagles to Lagos — Oliseh

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Keshi  and Oliseh

Former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh has clamoured for the Super Eagles’ return to the National Stadium, Lagos for their international matches.

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Olympic qualifier: Siasia welcomes Port-Harcourt venue

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Siasia after the match in Abuja

National Under- 23 team coach, Samson Siasia revealed that the choice of Port Harcourt by the Nigeria Football Federation for the home game of next month’s African U-23 Championship first leg qualifying match against Congo was a welcomed development.

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Blatter says leaving FIFA is ‘liberating’

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Fifa boss

Sepp Blatter has described his decision to step down as FIFA president as “liberating” and says he is not a candidate to remain as head of football’s world governing body.

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Tottenham enter race to sign Victor Moses

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Victor Moses... Down but, not out.

Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses could remain in London, with reports linking him with a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur

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Mali, Senegal cover Flying Eagles shame at World Cup

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Mali u-20

They went to the World Cup as the African champions. But when it mattered, they disappointed. That was the story of the Flying Eagles at the recently concluded FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Only results will save Keshi —NFF

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Keshi and Amaju

Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said that only positive results will save Stephen Keshi in his second-time spell as Super Eagles coach.

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Sunshine seek consolidation at Rangers

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Sunshine-player

Table-topping Sunshine Stars will tomorrow hope to consolidate on their lead when they confront Rangers International at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu.

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Wikki wait for Sunshine’s slip

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League

For Wikki Tourist, the ongoing league has been an interesting ride so far. The reason for this is that the Bauchi-based side are the second placed side in the 20-team table. Armed with 24 points from 13 games played, Wikki are only two points behind top team Sunshine Stars, making it the best of times for the travelling Tourists, who some league observers joked would never have dreamt of being in this position before the league kicked off.

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Only win good for Shooting at Taraba —Ogunbote

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ogunbote

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has told his Shooting Stars wards that only a win against Taraba will be acceptable tomorrow in Jalingo.

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Pillars, Heartland yet to record a draw

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STUMBLE: Shooting Stars Adeyinka Adedeji(l) stumbles during a GLO Premier League match between Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan and Kano  Pillars in Ibadan yesterday. 3SC won 1-0. Photo courtesy LMC Media

For keen followers of the league, nothing goes without any notice. Just as it is clear that Sunshine Stars of Akure top with 26 points and Sharks of Port Harcourt are bottom with 10 miserly points from 13 games, those whose business is it to keep tabs on the goings-on in the top flight are curious that champions Kano Pillars and Heartland are the only two teams yet to draw any of their matches.

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How to drop weight in just few minutes

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The Boat

Sit down with the legs extended in front of you. Raise both legs up and touch the toes with the finger tips. Stay in this position for 20 seconds. Rest and repeat.

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