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Football stakeholders task Keshi on transparency in his Super Eagles return

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Some football stakeholders in Enugu have urged the re-appointed Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, to be transparent in handling the team in this second tenure.

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Photos: Bayern boss, Guardiola’s underwear on display as he rips trousers

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Gua

“I’ll have to buy new ones for the next match”.

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Soccer fans unhappy with Keshi’s re-appointment

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Stephen Keshi

Soccer fans in Kaduna on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the re-appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).

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Injury-hit Real tasked with breaking down Atletico wall

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Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field with an ice pack bandaged on his left knee after a training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Real Madrid have the unenviable task of beating city rivals Atletico Madrid at the eighth attempt this season if they are to progress to a fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final

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You must build young, vibrant Eagles, NFF tells Keshi

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Keshi after signing his contract yesterday.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told returnee Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi in clear terms yesterday to encourage young players to the Super Eagles after the coach formally signed a new contract.

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How Simeone painted Madrid red

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Barcelona's midfielder Cesc Fabregas places his hands on his head during the UEFA Champions League quarter final football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DANI POZO

In the dying moments of Diego Simeone’s second Madrid derby in charge of Atletico, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: “Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby”.

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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid factfile

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File photo: Real Madrid's players pose as they celebrate their victory 2-1 over Barcelona at the end of the second leg of the Spanish Supercup football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona on August 29, 2012 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.    AFP PHOTO

Real Madrid remained just two points behind Barcelona courtesy of a 3-1 win over Malaga on Saturday, their fourth consecutive victory in La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo registered his 50th goal of the season at the weekend, despite a rare miss from the penalty spot earlier in the game, whilst James Rodriguez continued his fine form since returning from a broken foot with a stunning strike into the top corner.

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Only players with regular club appearances‘ll make Eagles – Keshi

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Reappointed Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, says he will pay more attention to players that are playing regularly for their clubs in his latest assignment.

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Keshi: it’s a fresh start

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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

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told returnee Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi in clear terms yesterday to encourage young players to the Super Eagles after the coach formally signed a new contract.

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AYAC: NSC disappoints Nigerian junior athletes

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Ameachi Morton

Nigerian junior athletes yesterday left Lagos for their respective homes disappointed after their trip to Mauritius for the second African Youth Athletics Championships was botched by the National Sports Commission.

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U-20 World Cup: Doubts over Iheanacho

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Kelechi Iheanacho

After failing to properly shake off a knee injury there are doubts that Manchester City’s teen star, Kelechi Iheanacho, might miss the Under-20 World cup in New Zealand.

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Make security a priority, Komolafe advises sports administrators

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Organisers of sporting events have been advised to make security of athletes, guests and spectators a priority when setting their plans for such events.

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Champions League: Neymar double eases Barcelona past poor PSG

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Barcelona cruised into their seventh Champions League semi-final in eight years as a double from Neymar handed them to a 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 5-1 aggregate victory on Tuesday.

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CBN Junior Tennis: Izonritei’s nephews take to Tennis

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Daniel and Dennis, identical twins and nephews of Olympic boxing silver medallist, David Izonritei have taken to tennis rather than boxing which made their uncle famous and wealthy.

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FIBA Africa Zone 3 boosts Milo Championship

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Ahead of the 17th Nestle Milo Basketball Championship which starts with the confluence Conference in Lokoja this week, FIBA Africa zone 3 has presented a mobile electronic score board for this year’s Championship.

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Ogun wins Nat. Junior Cricket championship

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Nigerian cricketers

Ogun state repsentatives, Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro has won the 19th National Junior Cricket Championship in Ughelli, Delta state.

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Enyeama linked with Besiktas

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Vincent Enyeama

Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, could seal a potential move to Turkish Super Liga side Besiktas during the 2015 summer transfer window.

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NSSF boss reads riot acts as 8 teams vie for Etisalat’s N2 Million

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President of the National School Sports Federation (NSSF), Mallam Ibrahim Mohammad has vowed to sanction any coach and school over age discrepancies in this year’s Etisalat U-15 football tournament.

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LMC fines Sunshine Stars’ Odunlami, Aggrey

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The Sunshine duo have been suspended and fined for their bizarre goal celebration in Sunday’s Nigeria Premier League game

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Beach W/Cup: Blame NFF for Sand Eagles failure – Mana

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France’s Jeremy Basquaise, right, battles for the ball with Nigeria’s Ogbonnaya Okemmiri, during a past FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Rio de Janeiro.

The Super Sand Eagles have missed participating in the Beach Soccer World Cup for the second consecutive time, following their 3-4 defeat to Senegal at the semi finals of the just concluded CAF beach soccer championship in Seychelles.

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Football: Keshi signs two-year extension as Nigeria coach

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Coach Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi on Tuesday agreed to a new two-year contract to coach Nigeria’s national men’s football team, ending months of uncertainty and speculation over his future. Some opposed extending Keshi’s tenure as the Super Eagles coach after they failed to qualify for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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Blanc realistic over Barca challenge

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted he is realistic about the size of the task facing his side as they attempt to overturn a 3-1 Champions League quarter-final, first leg deficit away at Barcelona on Tuesday

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Porto boss calls for another Bayern upset

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File photo: Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (R) scores Bayern's second goal past Borussia Dortmund's German goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (2nd R) during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2013   AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Porto coach Julen Lopetegui is targeting another top display to knock Bayern Munich out of Europe, having arrived in Bavaria holding a two-goal lead for Tuesday’s Champions League’s quarter-final, second-leg

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Glo League: Win against Warriors in Kano – Commissioner urges

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Bekekhimi Idiarhi, the Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development has urged the Sunshine Stars FC of Akure to strive to defeat the El kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in their midweek fixture. Their week five match of Globacom Premier League against the Warriors of Maiduguri would hold on Wednesday in Kano.

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Benzema adds to Madrid injury woes

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Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring their fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Basel 1893 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Karim Benzema looks set to join Luka Modric and Gareth Bale on the sidelines for Real Madrid’s decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with a knee problem.

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Bell tolls for Keshi as D-day arrives

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Keshi

To be or not to be.
That is the million dollar question on the lips of millions of soccer fans, who are waiting to see the end of the coaching conundrum that has enveloped the Super Eagles since the contact of Coach Stephen Keshi ended last July at the Brazil World Cup.

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Glo Premier League: Teams find their spur on the road

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Three away wins, two draws, 18 goals in nine matches, averaging two goals per game wrapped a superb weekend in the Glo Premier League. The champions, Kano Pillars claimed the bragging rights in the big clash against rivals Enyimba.

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NOC mourns Chukwumerije

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Chukwumerije

President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Habu Gumel expressed shock and sadness yesterday when the news of the demise of former Information Minister and Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije was relayed to him.

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Tight security for Okpekpe Road Race

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GOV. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE (3RD R) OF EDO AND OTHERS TAKING 

OFF DURING THE VIP RACE AT THE OKPEKPE INTERNATIONAL 10KM ROAD 

RACE IN AUCHI, EDO, ON SATURDAY (4/5/13).

The organizers of the Okpekpe Road Race have finalized plans to put in place top-notch security when the events hold on May 16 in Okpekpe, Edo State.

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Rangers coach escapes mob attack after loss

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Emeteole

Enugu Rangers coach Kelechi Emeteole had to be whisked away from a mob of angry fans by security after his club slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Giwa.

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I waited 27 years to win EPL trophy — Fabregas

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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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Chelsea midfield sensation, Cesc Fabregas has stated that he want to win the English Premier League title after 27 years wait.

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Heartland FC end Kwara United’s 3-game unbeaten run

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UNSTOPPABLE•••Saudi Arabia’s Ali Alzubaidi (L) tries in vain to stop Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa during their FIFA Under-20 World Cup last Group D match held at  Hernan Ramirez Villegas Stadium in Pereira . Nigeria won 2-0 . Photo:  AFP

Heartland Football Club of Owerri on Sunday in Ilorin at the Kwara Stadium came from a goal down to win 3-1 and end Kwara United’s three-game unbeaten run. The hosts had gone ahead in the ninth minute through Ahmed Jimoh’s strike from a good use of a defensive error by the Naze Millionaires in the week four encounter.

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