Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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Keshi: Fans react

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With Stephen Keshi in line to return as Super Eagles coach, fans have shared their views on this latest development.

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President Jonathan recalls Keshi

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President Jonathan with the Afcon trophy pose with Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi at the reception

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate reinstatement of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

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Enyimba take back seat for Aba traders

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CHAMPIONS... Jubilant Enyimba FC of Aba players celebrate with their trophy after beating Warri Wolves at the Federation Cup final yesterday. in Lagos .

Two-time CAF Champions League champions, Enyimba recently took the backseat in Aba as their Nigerian Premier League match was suspended for the final Aba Traders Cup to hold at the Enyimba International Stadium.

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Toro applauds Keshi’s recall, peace at NFF

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Sani Toro

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Ahmed Toro has applauded the surprise presidential recall of the sacked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, saying, it was for the good of the game in the country.

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President Jonathan, Pinnick, Giwa meet

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Pinnick and Giwa

As part of the political solution to the lingering crisis that has been rocking Nigerian football, President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday night met with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and the proprietor of Giwa FC of Jos, Chris Giwa.

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Nigeria escapes FIFA ban

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Blatter and Amaju

Nigeria yesterday escaped the wrath of FIFA as Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, withdrew the suit filed against the Nigeria Football Federation by the Chris Giwa-led faction.

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Chukwu commends Giwa group

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Christain Chukwu during the '94 Super Eagles vesus Africa Legends organised by MTN as FIFA 2010 World Cup bang campaign at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos. '94 Super Eagles won 2-1. Photo by Sylva Eleanya.

The decision by the Ambassador Chris Giwa led-group to withdraw the suit against the Nigeria Football Federation from a Jos High Court has been hailed by former captain and one time coach of the national team, Christian Chukwu as good for Nigeria football.

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Tennis teens serve into dark territory

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7-year-old Iye Onoja doing her thing

Nigerian junior tennis players are wary of the bleak future that awaits them when they take the plunge into the professional circuit, which has not been rosy for their predecessors.

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NFF crisis: Danagogo, Elegbeleye commend Jonathan

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MINISTER OF SPORTS, MR TAMMY DANAGOGO

Sports Minister and Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo has commended President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his timely intervention in the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation which he said will be resolved before the expiration of the deadline given by FIFA to avoid its hammer falling on the country.

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Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo memorial Golf tourney gets date

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Sponsors of the annual Elizaberth Wuraola Ojo Memorial Golf Invitational tournament, Toyota Nigeria Limited have promised a bumper package for this year’s tournament.

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Ghana didn’t snub Keshi – Addo

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) did not snub Stephen Keshi for the vacant Black Stars coaching position because the former Nigeria coach did apply for the job, his Ghanaian agent Emma Addo has declared.

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NFF electoral appeals committee to meet Nov 11

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BEFORE THE CRACK: Dr. Rafiu Ladipo (m) raises the hands of Chief Mike Umeh (l) and Aminu Maigari after their election in 2010.

The NFF Electoral Appeals Committee, constituted at the Extra-Ordinary General Assembly of 20th September, 2014 in Warri, Delta State, will on November 11 and 12 sit on pending appeals from the NFF Executive Committee elections of 30th September in the same city.

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Premier League’s highest-earning managers

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Mourinho and Wenger

We kick off with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers who earns just above the average for a top flight manager. During the Northern Irishman ‘s two years and four month reign at the club he has transformed the Redmen from eighth place to title contenders.

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Congo: We will clip Eagles wings

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Claude Le Roy

Congo Coach Claude Le Roy has told Nigeria to forget about qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

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Pele to attend Eagles, Black Stars clash in Uyo

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Pele

African champions Super Eagles will face Ghana in an international friendly on Friday 7 November 2014 to officially open the ultra-modern Akwa Ibom International Stadium.

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Amodu wants NFA to recall Keshi for Congo, South Africa matches

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Shuaibu Amodu, the interim Super Eagles Head Coach, has asked the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to allow Stephen Keshi to continue handling the national senior male football team.

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‘Jonathan had ordered Keshi be reinstated’

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Keshi

Stephen Keshi could be set for a surprise return as coach of African champions Nigeria after the apparent intervention of the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan

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Court case dropped against NFF

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COURTnew

A court case against Nigeria’s football association that threatened to earn the country a lengthy ban from international competition has been dropped, lawyers said on Thursday.

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I won’t obey court order based on hearsay – Danagogo

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Tamuno Danagogo

Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo says he will ‘never obey’ any court order that is not explicitly served on him, amid accusations of disobeying a court order after appearing in public with Amaju Pinnick, whose election as the Nigeria Football Federation President was annulled by the Federal High Court in Jos.

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Kalu tasks Pinnick on unity

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Orji Uzor Kalu

As controversy continues to envelop the Nigeria Football Federation, former Governor of Abia State and Pillar of Sports, Dr. Orji Kalu has made a passionate call for calm.

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I want to score in every match in Canada – Oparanozie

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Oparanozie

Top scorer in the African Women Championship, Desire Oparanozie has promised to score more goals and propel the Super Facons to a respectable finish at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

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Court decides on NFF case today

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Manchester United players celebrate with the Premier League trophy at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Jos yesterday adjourned to today, to rule in the case of preliminary objection filed by the counsel to the Nigeria Football Federation, Damon Dashen.

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Akwa Ibom inaugurates stadium commissioning committee

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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

Towards guaranteeing a hitch free opening ceremony, the Akwa Ibom State Government Tuesday in Uyo set in motion a Central Planning Committee to deliver “ a unique commissioning ceremony” for its 30,000 capacity Akwa Ibom International Stadium.

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Mbachu retires

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Stella Mbachu

Super Falcons striker, Stella Mbachu has announced her retirement from football.

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Mourinho: Mikel’s a true professional

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Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has praised the professionalism of Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel for keeping up his performance when needed despite losing his spot in the team.

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Man U sign deal with Nigerian fruit juice company

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Manchester United players celebrate with the Premier League trophy at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO

English Premiership giants, Manchester United, have signed a deal with with Chi Limited to become the club’s official soft drinks partner in Nigeria.

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Jonathan receives AWC trophy from Super Falcons

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JONATHAN-falcons

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja received the trophy of the just concluded African Women Championship (AWC) from the winners, Nigeria’s Super Falcons.

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Court rules on NFF’s case Oct. 30

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Pinnick and Giwa

The Federal High Court in Jos on Wednesday fixed Oct. 30 for ruling on an appeal for execution of its Oct. 23 ruling nullifying the General Assembly of Nigeria Football Federation in Warri, Delta.

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Maradona withdraws theft complaint against girlfriend after video leak

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Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona on Tuesday withdrew a theft complaint against his ex-girlfriend, after a video surfaced that allegedly showed him hitting her, news reports said.

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FIFA gives Nigeria reprieve

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Blatter and Amaju

Nigeria yesterday received a reprieve from world soccer-governing body, FIFA, which has moved the deadline for the nation’s ban to Friday, October 31, 2014 at midday Nigerian time.

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NFF Congress: FA Chairmen to sue for forgery

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BEFORE THE CRACK: Dr. Rafiu Ladipo (m) raises the hands of Chief Mike Umeh (l) and Aminu Maigari after their election in 2010.

Some State Football Association Chairmen have vowed to sue those behind the current football crisis for impersonation and forgery. Their story started this way:

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Eagles on course for Afcon 2015 ticket – Lawal

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

Nigeria international Raheem Lawal is confident that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

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