Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
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Gov’s Cup serves off November 17

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Shehu Lawal in action during the 34th Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Open Tennis Championship in Lagos on Thursday (10/5/12). NAN photo

With Nigeria certified Ebola free by the World Health Organisation, organisers of the Governor’s Cup have fixed November 17 as the serve off date of this year’;s edition.

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180 golfers for Southern Sun golf

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One hundred and eighty golfers will feature in this year’s Southern Sun Ikoyi golf tournament billed to hold November 15 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 golf course.

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Oshoala powers Falcons to World Cup

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Super Falcons reached the final of the African Women Championship by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

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NPFL: Kano Pillars beat Kaduna United 2-1

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Kano Pillars' team

- League leaders Kano Pillars Football Club on Wednesday beat visiting Kaduna United FC 2-1 in a week 35 match of the 2013/2014 The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Super Eagles take on North African team to open Akwa Ibom Stadium Nov. 6

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

The Super Eagles will face a team from North Africa in a friendly game as part of activities to formally open the new Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.

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Keshi: Nigeria not a serious football country

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Keshi

Former Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi has thrown a parting shot at Nigerian football, saying the country should stop seeing itself as a serious football nation because it was still lagging behind in many vital areas needed to attain such levels.

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Super Falcons move to final

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Super Falcons reached the final of the African Women Championship by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek.

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Ebola, kidnapping stop Gullit from Eagles job

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Ruud Gullit

The World Health Organisation, WHO, may have declared Nigeria Ebola-free but former Dutch super star Ruud Gullit is alleged to have rejected a chance to coach Nigeria because of the Ebola epidemic e and fears he could be kidnapped in the country.

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Serena slumps to biggest defeat in 16 years

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Serena

Serena Williams won just two games Wednesday as she crashed to her heaviest defeat in 16 years and raised concerns over a knee injury that could dash her hopes at the WTA Finals.

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Ghana yet to decide on 2015 AFCON hosting – President Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama Ghana's new President

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama says the government has yet to take any decision to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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Ferguson backs ‘formidable’ Van Gaal to revive United

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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on August 16, 2014. Swansea City won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Alex Ferguson has said the “formidable” Louis van Gaal is the right man to return Manchester United to winning ways once again.

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Bayern, Shakhtar, Chelsea enter record books

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Lionel Messi

Bayern Munich (7-1), Shakhtar Donetsk (7-0) and Chelsea (6-0) all entered the list of biggest wins in the Champions League era on Tuesday night.

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Rodgers ready to spring Real surprise

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged his “world-class” players to defy the odds when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday.

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Amodu invites Ik Uche, 65 others for Congo, S/Africa

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The Super Eagles celebrating a goal

Stand-in coach of the Super Eagles, Shuaibu Amodu yesterday in Abuja revealed that he has lined up a legion of 66 players including in-form Villarreal of Spain striker, Ikechukwu Uche for the two remaining matches of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.

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NFF hosts Corporate Nigeria to grand ball in Lagos

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The new Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation takes it bonding with partners and potential partners to a new height on Friday when it hosts the crème-de-la-crème of Corporate Nigeria to a grand ball at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event will start at 5pm.

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Go for goals, .NSA urges Falcons

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CELEBRATION: Falconets celebrate after the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup match against New Zealand at Moncton   in Moncton, Canada, Sunday night. Photo: FIFA.

The organizers of Nigerian Sports award, Unmissable Incentives Limited yesterday hailed the Nigerian female national football team- Super Falcons for their impressive performance at the on-going African Women Championship (AWC) in Namibia.

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Play with your hearts, Pinnick charges Falcons

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NFF President Amaju Pinnick has charged the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, to play with all their heart when confronting the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the semi finals of the 9th African Women Championship in Namibia on Wednesday.

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Bayana must fall – Falcons

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Onome

Super Falcons central defender Onome Ebi has said today’s semi final clash with Bayana Bayana of South Africa is key to their hope of reclaiming the title they lost two years ago in Equatorial Guinea.

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Apu’s new FIBA Zone 3 administrative secretary

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Zenith Bank Basketball league

Basketball writer and columnist of the Sun Publishing Limited, Joseph Apu has been appointed the administrative secretary of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 board which was reconstituted in Burkina Faso yesterday.

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NBL Open Chess Championship ends in Lagos

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Former National Champions Bomo Kigigha and Labake Coker emerged top from the pool of top players at the just concluded 37th edition of Nigerian Breweries Plc International Chess Championship.

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CAF to inspect Akwa Ibom Stadium for Eagles, Bafana cracker

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MAGNIFICIENT: Newly built 30,000 seater Uyo Stadium ready for commissioning by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio.  PHOTO: Tony Ubani

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has agreed to send its officials to inspect the brand –new Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, which is being put forward by Nigeria as venue for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

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Bayern in seventh heaven after Roma massacre

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Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) scores at the end of the UEFA Champions League second-leg semi-final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid CF in Munich, southern Germany, on April 29, 2014

Five-time European champions Bayern Munich took a huge step towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a remarkable 7-1 rout of Roma at a stunned Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

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Drogba on target in Chelsea rout of Maribor

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Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s side took control of Champions League Group G with a crushing 6-0 victory over Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

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AWC: Cash crunch hits Falcons

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Super Falcons at their training for Nation's Cup in Abuja on Tuesday

The Super Falcons have not been paid their winning bonuses and allowances since their victory over hosts, Namibia, but the Nigerian women have refused to be distracted, because they are looking at the bigger picture of reaching the final and winning the trophy.

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Falcons are superior – Bayana Bayana coach

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Banyana Banyana’s coach Vera Pauw has acknowledged that Nigeria’s Super Falcons have the advantage as they clash in today’s semi-final match of the 9th African Women Championship.

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Don’t lower your guards until you get World Cup ticket, AWC trophy, Danagogo charges Falcons

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Heartbroken..

Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo has urged the Super Falcons not to lower their guards until they have won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup ticket and African Women Championship (AWC).

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UCL Preview: Di Matteo leads ‘revived’ Schalke, Chelsea target first home win

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Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (L) scores his third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO

Roberto di Matteo, who won the Champions League with Chelsea as coach in 2012, leads his new club Schalke in the competition for the first time. The Italian got off to a winning start with the Gelsenkirchen side, leading them to a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday. And now they could desperately do with another victory after drawing their opening two matches in Group G.

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Champions League: Barcelona seek redemption, PSG to consolidate

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Dejected Barca players

French champions PSG have yet to lose in this campaign despite rarely performing anywhere near their free-flowing best from last season. However, they were outstanding in defeating Barcelona 3-2 three weeks ago and are fresh from a 3-1 win against Lens in Ligue 1 on Friday.

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Man City to punish Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow, Roma dare Guardiola’s Bayern

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CELEBRATION... CSKA, Moscow Nigerian star Ahmed Musa celebrates with his coach Igor Cherevechenko after scoring.

After taking just one point from their opening two matches, Premier League champions City go to Russia to face CSKA still looking for their first win.

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UCL Preview: Shakhtar, Porto, Bilbao in must win

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Employees of a radio station take photographs of the UEFA Champions League trophy in the southern German city of Munich on May 14, 2012 as  FC Bayern Munich face Chelsea in the final today in Munich. AFP PHOTO

This encounter at the Borisov Arena is likely to be pivotal to both teams’ chances of progressing from Group H, with BATE second on three points from two games and Shakhtar a point behind. BATE, who have won eight consecutive Belarusian titles, are unbeaten at their recently-opened new stadium. Indeed, they have not lost at home in more than a year.

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Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

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Oscar Pistorius

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax.

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Ethiopia FA denies Keshi

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

Disengaged Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi’s reported move to Ethiopia may have hit the rocks as the Ethiopian Football Association has denied ever getting any application from him.

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