Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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CONFUSION: Discordant tunes in NFF over technical director

  /   in afcon 2013 9:43 pm   /   Comments

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it has no plans to contract a foreign technical director for the national teams.

This is coming at the heels of an earlier disclosure by a Board member, Emeka Inyama that “there was no going back on its plan to hire a foreign technical director for the national teams.”

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Onu wants wider powers for Keshi

  /   in afcon 2013   /   Comments

AS the Super Eagles made a triumphant entry into the country as champions f Africa from South Africa on Tuesday, Erasmus Onu, a former handler of the home-based Eagles team, has suggested that Stephen Keshi be granted greater autonomy as coach of the national team over technical and financial concerns of the team.

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Why NFF, Keshi must work together – Ogunjobi

  /   in afcon 2013   /   Comments

Former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF secretary-general, Taiwo Ogunjobi has tasked the nation’s soccer ruling body and the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi to put behind the drama of the Africa Cup of Nations and consolidate on the triumphant return from South Africa 2013.

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Inside Eagles Camp: Road To Victory

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Nigeria's national football team players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.     AFP PHOTO

Nigeria deservedly toppled title-holders, Zambia’s Chipolopolo and dismantled a resurgent Cote d’Ivoire’s star-studded Elephants enroute to winning the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Our Sports Editor, story teller, Tony Ubani, who followed the team from Mbombela to Rustenberg and to Durban and Johannesburg chronicles the story of the surprise success that has sent warning signals to African teams and made many Nigerians eat their words and put Stephen Keshi in a king-size position against his detractors.

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Fashola splashes N59m on Eagles

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports   /   Comments

PRESENTATION... The Super Eagles were hosted by the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola yesterday. Seni Adetu, MD/CE Guinness Nigeria Ltd[left] and Coach  Stephen Keshi (right), presenting the trophy to Gov. Fashola during the reception held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

…Says victory calls for soul searching
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that Super Eagles victory in the recently concluded African Nations Cup in South Africa calls for soul searching as he splashed a total of N59 million on the team and the supporters club members.

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Ezeji elated by Mba’s Nations Cup goals

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports 10:48 pm   /   Comments

Ex-international, Victor Ezeji is excited that players from the Nigerian league proved their mettle alongside their foreign-based compatriots that enabled the Super Eagles to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

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Delta names Asaba Stadium after Keshi, rewards Eagles

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports   /   Comments

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Thursday night made members of the Super Eagles proud of their Nations Cup effort when he organized a befitting reception for them and also rewarded them with money.

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Afcon: New dawn for Nigerian soccer

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Triumphant Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has said that he hopes that Nigeria’s success at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa would usher in a new dawn of glory for soccer in the country.

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AFCON glory has vindicated Keshi – Okoku

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Former Green Eagles star, Paul Okoku has said that the Cup triumph of the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa has vindicated Coach Stephen Keshi’s decision to give opportunities to home-based players in his 23-man team to the tournament.

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AFCON will lift Eagles for World Cup – Elderson

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports 10:46 pm   /   Comments

Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile has said the recent AFCON triumph will boost team confidence in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

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Jonathan lauds Arik

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President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a letter of appreciation to Chief Johnson Arumemi-Ikhide, Chairman of Arik Air, for providing the aircraft that brought the national football team, the Super Eagles, from South Africa to Nigeria after the African Cup of Nations 2013.

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Afcon: It’s a shame we lost to Eagles -Traore

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Burkina Faso striker, Alain Traore has said that it was a shame that the Stallions lost the final match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa to the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves up 22 steps

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Roy Hodgson’s England side climbed two places to fourth in the latest FIFA monthly rankings released by world football’s governing body on Thursday.

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2014 World Cup: Jonathan sets target for Eagles

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday charged the Super Eagles to not only ensure that Nigeria qualifies for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil but to play in the final of the competition.

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Ochei canvasses support for Keshi

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Speaker of the Delta State Legislature, Rt Hon (Engr) Victor Ochei has urged Nigerians to support the award winning Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi in his effort at ensuring that Nigeria qualifies for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year.

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Eagles’ victory extra-ordinary – Airtel boss

  /   in afcon 2013 9:03 pm   /   Comments

Telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria has congratulated Nigerians and the Super Eagles for winning this year’s edition of the African Cup of nations which ended last night in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Mikel: AFCON win relives Champions League memories

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Mikel Obi has revealed that winning the AFCON trophy brought back sweet memories when he won an historic Champions League with Chelsea in May.

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S.A Police brutalise Nigerian journalists

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Two Nigerian journalists were harassed, brutalised and detained for lack of good reasons by South African police in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.

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You have my full support, Jonathan tells Keshi

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports   /   Comments

What looked like a replay of defining moment of the Westerhof era when some sports administrators in the country were bent in frustrating him, happened yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja when President Goodluck Jonathan assured Keshi of his full support.

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AFCON 2013: Senate breaks protocol, stands in ovation for Super Eagles

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*Passes vote of Confidence on Keshi, others
*We are surrounded by enemies— Mark
*Says why Keshi resigned, foreign partners must not be forced on him

ABUJA—THE Senate, basking in the euphoria of Nigeria Super Eagles’ emergence as champions of Africa at the just concluded 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Tuesday, broke protocol and gave a standing ovation for the team.

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Okowa hails Keshi

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Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP, Delta North has hailed the Nigerian Super Eagles on their victory in the African Cup of Nations tournament saying they point to the renaissance of the Nigerian spirit.

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Keshi was bold – Rufai

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Former Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has attributed Nigeria’s Afcon success to coach, Stephen Keshi’s boldness in team selection and his ability to absorb pressure and translate same to his players.

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Show me respect, Keshi tells NFF

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Coach of the Nigerian football team Stephen Keshi speaks to journalists at the airport in Abuja on February 12, 2013. The newly crowned African champions Nigerian Super Eagles arrives in Abuja to a warm reception by fans and government officials after defeating Burkina Faso to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa. AFP PHOTO

Coach Stephen Keshi has decided against resigning his post just hours after leading Nigeria to their

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Emulate Super Eagles and shun criminality, IGP tells youths

  /   in afcon 2013 10:47 pm   /   Comments

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja INSPECTOR General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has advised the Nigerian youths to emulate the patriotic spirit of the Super Eagles in bringing joy on the faces of Nigerians and shun crime and criminality that will dent their future. The IGP who gave the advise while felicitating with the victorious Super Eagles

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Keshi remains Super Eagles coach – Sports Minister

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Bolaji-Abdullahi

THE Minister of Sports, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi has said that Stephen Okechukwu Keshi remains the Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, contrary to reports that Keshi who is popularly called the boss has resigned.

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Triumphant Super Eagles arrive home to heroes welcome

  /   in afcon 2013   /   Comments

Skipper of Nigerian football team Joseph Yobo (C) holding the Africa Cup of Nations trophy arrives at the airport in Abuja, on February 12, 2013. The newly crowned African champions Nigerian Super Eagles arrives in Abuja to a warm reception by fans and government officials after defeating Burkina Faso to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s Super Eagles arrived back home here on Tuesday, after winning the country’s first Africa Cup of Nations trophy in nearly two decades and were welcomed by adoring crowds ahead of meeting the president.

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Mba seeks dream Europe move

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Nigeria’s unlikely hero in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Sunday Mba, has said he hopes he has done enough to earn a dream move to Europe.

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Keshi clears the air on his purported resignation

  /   in afcon 2013, Sports   /   Comments

Coach Stephen Keshi says he will still continue his job as Super Eagles coach, contrary to rumours on his purported resignation.

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Keshi makes u-turn, withdraws his resignation as Eagles coach

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Keshi is staying on – Minister …
Report reaching us from South Africa says the glorious Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has withdrawn his resignation, after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.

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Jonathan hosts Super Eagles today

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The victorious Nigeria National Football Team, Super Eagles’ contingent will depart Johannesburg on Tuesday morning and land at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the afternoon.

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We‘ll build on the current success – Abdullahi

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The Honourable Minister of Sports, and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has thanked Nigerians for the massive support of the Super Eagles, stating that their support inspired the team to victory.

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Emenike hungry for more success

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AFCON Goal King Emmanuel Emenike has revealed he hopes to achieve more after his goals crowned Nigeria champions for a third time.

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