Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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NFF want ‘younger Eagles’ in future

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South African goalkeeper Darren Keet reacts after he was injured during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Akwa Ibom stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, on November 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to start building a new senior national team, with the focus on younger players.

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LMC delighted by clubs, players’ performances in 2013/14 season

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Mfon Udoh

The League Management Company (LMC) has commended clubs and their players in the just ended Glo Premier League season for successful participation but tasked them on the need to reach for greater heights as there is still more grounds to be covered to achieve the quality of league that can compete well within Africa and beyond.

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Odibo commends Pinnick

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A Patron of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Delta State, Barrister Moses Odibo has commended the Amaju led NFF Board for accepting responsibility for Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the Nation’s Cup and urged Nigerians to put that behind us and fashion a way to move the game forward.

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AFCON 2015: Kigigha blames Eagles’ ouster on NFF, Keshi players

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CAF/FIFA Referees Fitness Instructor, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Felix Kigigha has told the Nigeria Football Federation, coach Stephen Keshi and his technical assistants to accept responsibility for Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea next year. Speaking to Vanguard Sports, Kigigha, who described the Eagles performance in the qualifying series as unacceptable and lamentable, said despite warnings by concerned Nigerians including himself, Felix Owolabi and other fans, NFF members rather agreed not to work for national interest but engaged in self aggrandizement.

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Garba: Why I’m critical of Keshi

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

Former Super Eagles midfielder Garba Lawal has said that his criticisms of Stephen Keshi were never personal, but his way of ‘helping’ the embattled Super Eagles coach. Garba Lawal has also expressed regret at how Keshi took the criticisms personal.

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Enyeama denies Arsenal

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Nigeria's Super Eagle goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama catches the ball during a World Cup 2014 qualifier football match against Ethiopia on October 13, 2013 in Addis Ababas.           AFP PHOTO

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has denied reports he is being monitored by English Premier League side Arsenal and says it will take ‘something special’ to leave his present club, Lille for any other club.

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Enyimba win Federation Cup

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Enyimba players celebrate with Federation Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on November 23, 2014. Two-time African champions Enyimba on Sunday retained the Nigeria FA Cup after beating Dolphins 2-1 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. It was Enyimba's fourth cup triumph after they also won in 2005, 2009 and 2013. However, the Aba club will represent Nigeria in next year's CAF Champions League after they finished as runners-up in the league,  while beaten finalists Dolphins will feature in the CAF Confederation Cup. AFP PHOTO

Mfon Udoh capped a brilliant individual season for Enyimba International as they overcame Dolphins FC 2-1 to lift the Men’s Federation Cup trophy.

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Rojenny urges Danagogo, Keshi to resign

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Sports enthusiast and proprietor of Rojenny International Sports Stadium, Oba in Anambra State, Rommy Ezeonwuka has demanded that Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo and the Super Eagles Technical/Coaching Crew should resign their appointments in shame for their lack lustra attitude within the period of Eagles qualification matches.

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AFN prays for good buildup to 2016 Olympics

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Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director, Omatseye Nesiama has expressed hope that there will be funds to drive Nigeria’s preparations towards the 2015 World Championships and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Who wins 2014 Federation Cup?

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Federation Cup

The stage is set for the final of Nigeria’s most glamorous football competition, the Federation Cup taking place today at the Teslim Balogun Stadum, Lagos. The gladiators for this year’s final are cup holders, Enyimba Football Club of Aba and Dolphins Football Club of Port Harcourt.

The two sides that boast two of Nigeria’s hottest legs in Emem Eduok(Dolphins) and Mfon Udoh(Enyimba) have been talking tough ahead of the duel slated for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

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We want the Cup for our fans – Enyimba

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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 .

Enyimba striker Chimezie Amanfor has said his side are poised to win the Federation Cup title for their staunch and teeming supporters.

The Cup holders will confront challengers, Dolphins in this year’s Cup final billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos today.

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Federation Cup is ours – Dolphins

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Dolphin boys

Dolphins defender, Victor Ezuruike has said emphatically that his side will bench Federation Cup holders, Enyimba.

The Garden City side will clash with the 2013/14 Glo Premier League runners-up in the 2014 Federation Cup final billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos today.

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Man United edge Arsenal

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Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (C) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match Marseille v. Arsenal on September 18, 2013 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO

A Kieran Gibbs own goal and a Wayne Rooney strike saw Manchester United return to the Premier League’s top four with a bruising 2-1 victory at Arsenal on Saturday.

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Lionel Messi equals La Liga scoring record

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi matched a 59-year-old record with his 251st La Liga goal to equal Telmo Zarra’s mark as the leading goalscorer in the history of the Spanish top flight

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Ronaldo double downs Eibar dreams

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Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO

Real Madrid saw off Basque minnows Eibar’s dreams of a giant killing thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double to register their 14th consecutive win in all competitions with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.

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Bayern hammer Hoffenheim to go seven points clear

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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

Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday as they warmed up for their Champions League clash at Manchester City with a 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim.

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Chelsea pull away, Toure rescues Man City

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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

Diego Costa scored again as Chelsea established a seven-point lead at the Premier League summit on Saturday by comfortably beating 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

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Di Matteo’s Schalke hunt Wolves in Chelsea warm-up

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(L-R) Members of the Chelsea squad, Portuguese mid-fielder Raul Meireles, team captain John Terry, Portuguese defender Jose Bosingwa, and Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou wave to fans as they ride during an open-top bus parade along Kings Road in west London on May 20, 2012. Chelsea's dramatic win over Bayern Munich on penalties last night has resulted in the first ever Champions League win for a London-based team. AFP PHOTO

Di Matteo has so far refused point blank to talk about Chelsea, who sacked him in November 2012 just six months after he had steered them to the Champions League title as caretaker coach.

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Mourinho backs Costa to play key Chelsea role

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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

Jose Mourinho believes Diego Costa has recovered from his long-standing injury problems and is now ready to play a full part in Chelsea’s testing run of fixtures to the turn of the year.

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Wenger expects Welbeck to prove van Gaal wrong

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Welbeck

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been playing with a point to prove as he prepares for his first reunion with former club Manchester United on Saturday.

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Club owners summon emergency meeting

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The Association of Nigeria Premier League Club Chairmen and Managers (Club Owners) have summoned an Emergency meeting of the Association in Abuja.

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President Jonathan’s hand in Eagles ouster —Kojo

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President Goodluck Jonathan

Outspoken former head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Anthony Koj-Williams has blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

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Fashola thrills talking football

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Governor Raji Fashola of Lagos State was TOYIN IBITOYE’S guest on Channels sports programme Thursday night. He spoke on Nigerian sports and how to improve our football. Lagos is the host of the Challenge Cup final that comes up tomorrow at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. He spoke on it but started with Eagles crash from

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AFCON 2015: Hayatou saved African football —Djagba

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Issa Hayatou

Top African sports consultant Foussena Djagba has hailed the President of the Confederation of African Football Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou for his foresight in not postponing next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, originally billed to be staged in Morocco but now holding in Equatorial Guinea. Morocco had notified CAF of its intention not to stage

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Siasia to screen 116 players in Abuja from Sunday for Olympic team

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Siasia

Coach Samson Siasia has called up 39 players to open a screening camp in Abuja, with another set of 39 and a final set of 38 to follow in batches.

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Keshi: We took South Africa for granted

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Keshi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes his players only have themselves to blame after failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles will not be present to defend their continental crown at next year’s Equatorial Guinea showpiece after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against South Africa proved insufficient in terms of qualification from Group A.

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Adebayor accuses mum of doing ‘juju’ against him

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Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham Hotspur Emmanuel Adebayor is on a warpath his family after accusing him of neglecting them.

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We gave it our best shot – Pinnick

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South African goalkeeper Darren Keet reacts after he was injured during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Akwa Ibom stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, on November 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO

The Nigeria Football Federation has accepted full responsibility for the failure of the Super Eagles to reach next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea.

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Five zones for Abebe cricket challenge

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Nigerian cricketers

In a concerted move to revive the fortunes of cricket in the country, female players from five zones of Nigeria are now in Abuja for the John Abebe Cricket championship which is taking place this weekend in the nation’s capital.

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Afe Babalola University to host NPUGA 2015

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The 2015 Nigerian Private University Games(NPUGA) will hold at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti(ABUAD) in December 2015.

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Afcon failure: Keshi’s future uncertain

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Keshi

STEPHEN Keshi is still unsure whether he will remain as Super Eagles coach following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against South Africa in Uyo.

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Eagles shock Wyclef

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Wyclef Jean

GLOBAL music superstar Wyclef Jean has spoken out of his shock about the Super Eagles failure to make it to next year AFCON.Prior to the game the multi award winning music sensation spoke of his support for the team and their 2-2 draw expectedly frustrated him.

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