Wednesday March 4th, 2015
Wednesday March 4th, 2015
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Kojo berates NFF, slams Keshi

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Kojo William

Former boss of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Anthony Kojo-Williams has slammed the current board members of the NFF for not having the guts to do away with Coach Stephen Keshi, who is holding out for a fresh contract to coach the Super Eagles.

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I’ll resign if NFF employs Keshi – Bassey

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*Eagle's coach, Keshi

AS Nigerians await the verdict of the Nigeria Football Federation on whether to give a fresh contract to Stephen Keshi or not, a member of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Paul Bassey has vowed to resign if Keshi gets the nod to lead the Super Eagles again.

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I’ve learnt my lessons – Amuneke

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Amuneke

Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said that the just concluded 2015 U-17 African Youth Championship, hosted by Niger has shown them their lapses, sayinghat Nigeria can still do well at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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Heartland sign 12 new players

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Heartland team

Heartland have signed 12 new players including Iniobong Joseph from Jeunesse Sportive d’Agonlio of Benin Republic ahead of the 2014/2015 NPFL season.

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Niger Tornadoes set to name new coach

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Action recorded during a Nigerian league match

The management of Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna would name a new Head Coach for club ahead of the 2014/2015 season on Friday.

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Ibe sidelined for one month

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Jordon IBE

Liverpool wing – back Jordon Ibe will spend the next one month on the sidelines after damaging lateral ligaments in The Reds Europa League clash against Besiktas in Istanbul last Thursday.

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Olaitan misses training

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Michael Olaitan

Ex Flying Eagles star Michael Olaitan did not take part in the training session held by Ergotelis on Monday.

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Ejide demands pay rise

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Austin Ejide watches as Scotland's defender Charlie Mulgrew scores the opening goal during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Scotland

Super Eagles goalkeeper Austin Ejide is demanding a pay – hike before extending his contract with Hapoel Beer Sheva.

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Ahmed Musa targets cup glory as CSKA hit semis

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KENYA, Nairobi : Nigeria's Ahmed Musa (R) and Sunday Mba (L) celebrate after Musa scored to make it 1-0 during their 2014 World Cup Qualifying match against Kenya at Kasarani football stadium on June 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa’s Russian club CSKA Moscow have qualified for the semifinal of the Russia Cup after they beat Krylya Sovetov 1-0.

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Flying Eagles off to Senegal for AYC

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•Flying Eagles... Ready to fly in Senagal

The National U-20 team, the Flying Eagles will depart for the African Youth Championship in Senegal today, officials have announced. The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar. “We will leave Abuja Wednesday ( today) afternoon on our way to

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Siasia wants Liverpool’s Ibe to play for Dream Team

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Jordon IBE

Nigeria’s Olympic National Team, U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has revealed that he has set the wheels in motion with respect to highly-rated Liverpool starlet Jordon Ibe committing his international future to Nigeria instead of England

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NFF: No elections yet in Anambra, Akwa Ibom States

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Umeh

The Nigeria Football Federation has declared that as far as it is concerned, no elections have yet taken place into the executive boards of the Football Associations of Anambra and Akwa Ibom States.

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Super Eagles to play Bafana Bafana on March 29

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Eagles

Bafana Bafana of South Africa have been chosen as replacement for the Black Stars of Ghana to play the Super Eagles in a friendly on March 29 in a yet to be determined venue.

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Eagles job isn’t Keshi’s birthright – Prince Oduah

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Stephen Keshi

Veteran football administrator, Prince Isidore Oduah has taken a swipe at former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi for calling the new contract offer by the Nigeria Football Federation “a slave contract.”

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Enyimba on course for third CAF title, says Anyansi-Agwu

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Enyimba

Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the Chairman of two-time African champions, Enyimba FC of Aba, on Monday, said the club was on course to winning its third CAF Champions League title.

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Siasia denies Okpala

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Okpala

National U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia has dispelled “rumours” that he was set to draft former international, Sylvanus Okpala to bolster his backroom staff.

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AF Confed Cup: Dolphins to face Club Africain

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

Dolphins will take on Club Africain of Tunisia in the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup, with the first leg scheduled to be played in Tunis on March 13.

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Drogba’s son chooses England

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Drogba (r) and Son, Isaac

His father might be an Ivory Coast legend, but Didier Drogba’s son Isaac, 16, has no intentions of representing the 2015 African Cup of Nations champions.

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Ike Uche salutes team mates for Real draw

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Uche

Real Madrid missed the opportunity to open up a four – point gap at the top of the La Liga standings after they could only manage a 1 -1 draw with visiting Villarreal on Sunday night.

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Sunderland suspend Johnson after arrest over sex allegation

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Sunderland suspended England winger Adam Johnson on Monday after he was arrested on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl.

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Chelsea fans caught in new racism claims

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Goalscorers Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa and Chelsea's English defender John Terry (R) celebrate with the trophy during the presentation after Chelsea won the League Cup final football match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on March 1, 2015. Chelsea won 2-0. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

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British police said Monday they had launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

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Football: CAF Champions League results

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Winston Reid header helped New Zealand gets a draw against a dominant Slovakia side in their Group F opener in Rustenburg (FIFA)

Enyimba win 4-0 on aggregate: Pillars win 5-0 on aggregate

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Go if you’re not happy with our contract, NFF tells Keshi

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Keshi

Technical Committee Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Felix Anyansi-Agwu has criticised Stephen Keshi for saying a new deal offered him by the football authority amounted to a “slave contract”.

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Shame! Guinea hammer Eaglets in 3rd place match

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Eaglets

The Golden Eaglets of have finished fourth at the 2015 AYC after losing 3-1 to the Syli Babes of Guinea in a 3rd/4th place playoff match at the Stade Général S. K.

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Today’s deadline for U-23 players

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Brazil-Eagles

Coach Samson Siasia has warned his Olympic Team players who featured for their clubs during African club competition matches during the weekend to report to camp in Abuja latest by today.

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Green leads Amodu, Okocha, Kanu, 15 others to London

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Christopher Green

Member of the NFF Executive Committee and former chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Barrister Chris Green is at the head of a 19 –man contingent traveling to the United Kingdom on Monday for a two –week capacity building exercise, at the instance of Nigeria Football Federation,

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Mali wins U-17 AYC

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READY TO GO . . . Team Nigeria on arrival for the Africa Youth Athletics Championships ( AYAC), Warri 2013. Photo: Henry Unini

South Africa lost 2-0 to Mali in the final of the U17 African Youth Championship lastnight.

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Confed Cup: Wolves battle Ethiopia’s Dedebit

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Warri Wolves

Warri Wolves will battle Ethiopian club Dedebit SC in the first round of CAF Confederation Cup.

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Clinical Chelsea earn Mourinho third League Cup

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Goalscorers Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa and Chelsea's English defender John Terry (R) celebrate with the trophy during the presentation after Chelsea won the League Cup final football match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on March 1, 2015. Chelsea won 2-0. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

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John Terry set Chelsea up for a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s League Cup final as Jose Mourinho claimed the first trophy of his second stint as manager.

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Coutinho stunner clips Man City’s wings

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coutinho

Philippe Coutinho scored a sensational winning goal as Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday to close on the Premier League top four and dent their opponents’ title defence.

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Fury sets eyes on Klitschko after Hammer win

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British heavyweight Tyson Fury called out WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko after defeating Romanian Christian Hammer to retain his European title in London.

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Obisia Nwakpa: I adore Nigerians because they made me a cult hero

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‘Golden Gloves’ Obisia Nwakpa, in his days, held the African and Commonwealth super-lightweight titles. Having surmounted tough opposition to become number one contender to the WBC belt in his class, hence he had a shot against champion Saoul Mamby but lost. He spoke with Eddie Akalonu in Lagos about boxing in his time.

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