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Team MTN-Qhubeka receives boost with Microsoft Office 365

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Team MTN-Qhubeka

Africa’s first continental pro cycling team and the first African team ever to qualify for the Tour de France in 2015, Team MTN-Qhubeka, has got boost with Microsoft’s cloud software, Office 365 to gain connectivity to the world.

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Gerrard starts Galaxy training next week

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Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (C) talks to a journalist as he says farewell at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool,

England midfielder Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain who has left behind the English Premier League for Major League Soccer, will be unveiled Saturday by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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NFF denies abandoning Dream team

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Dream Team

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday criticised a report at which national speculated that federation has abandoned the U-23 National Team, Dream Team VI.

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Eagles may not qualify for AFCON 2017 – Oliseh

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BRAZIL, Curitiba : (From top L) Nigeria's team midfielder John Obi Mikel, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Godfrey Oboabona and defender Efe Ambrose (from bottom L) forward Victor Moses, goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, midfielder Ramon Azeez and defender Juwon Oshaniwa pose during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO

A former Super Eagles Captain, Sunday Oliseh, has said Nigeria may, for the umpteenth time, miss out on qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Return Eagles to Lagos — Oliseh

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Keshi  and Oliseh

Former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh has clamoured for the Super Eagles’ return to the National Stadium, Lagos for their international matches.

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Olympic qualifier: Siasia welcomes Port-Harcourt venue

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Siasia after the match in Abuja

National Under- 23 team coach, Samson Siasia revealed that the choice of Port Harcourt by the Nigeria Football Federation for the home game of next month’s African U-23 Championship first leg qualifying match against Congo was a welcomed development.

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Blatter says leaving FIFA is ‘liberating’

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Fifa boss

Sepp Blatter has described his decision to step down as FIFA president as “liberating” and says he is not a candidate to remain as head of football’s world governing body.

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Tottenham enter race to sign Victor Moses

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Victor Moses... Down but, not out.

Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses could remain in London, with reports linking him with a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur

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Mali, Senegal cover Flying Eagles shame at World Cup

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Mali u-20

They went to the World Cup as the African champions. But when it mattered, they disappointed. That was the story of the Flying Eagles at the recently concluded FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Only results will save Keshi —NFF

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Keshi and Amaju

Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have said that only positive results will save Stephen Keshi in his second-time spell as Super Eagles coach.

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Sunshine seek consolidation at Rangers

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Sunshine-player

Table-topping Sunshine Stars will tomorrow hope to consolidate on their lead when they confront Rangers International at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu.

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Wikki wait for Sunshine’s slip

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League

For Wikki Tourist, the ongoing league has been an interesting ride so far. The reason for this is that the Bauchi-based side are the second placed side in the 20-team table. Armed with 24 points from 13 games played, Wikki are only two points behind top team Sunshine Stars, making it the best of times for the travelling Tourists, who some league observers joked would never have dreamt of being in this position before the league kicked off.

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Only win good for Shooting at Taraba —Ogunbote

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ogunbote

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has told his Shooting Stars wards that only a win against Taraba will be acceptable tomorrow in Jalingo.

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Pillars, Heartland yet to record a draw

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STUMBLE: Shooting Stars Adeyinka Adedeji(l) stumbles during a GLO Premier League match between Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan and Kano  Pillars in Ibadan yesterday. 3SC won 1-0. Photo courtesy LMC Media

For keen followers of the league, nothing goes without any notice. Just as it is clear that Sunshine Stars of Akure top with 26 points and Sharks of Port Harcourt are bottom with 10 miserly points from 13 games, those whose business is it to keep tabs on the goings-on in the top flight are curious that champions Kano Pillars and Heartland are the only two teams yet to draw any of their matches.

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How to drop weight in just few minutes

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The Boat

Sit down with the legs extended in front of you. Raise both legs up and touch the toes with the finger tips. Stay in this position for 20 seconds. Rest and repeat.

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Iheanacho, Yahaya, Isaac Promise destabilized Flying Eagles – Coach

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Kelechi Iheanacho (r) controls the ball during the 6-goal thriller against Brazil.

Nigeria U20 assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade feels that the technical crew’s limited time to work on the foreign-based players was the key reason why the Flying Eagles failed at the 2015 Fifa U20 World Cup in New Zealand, according to an interview with Goal.

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Blatter ‘did not resign’ – report

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Blatter

Sepp Blatter has claimed that he “did not resign” as FIFA president, according to a report by the Swiss newspaper Blick.

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NFF ‘ll sack Keshi if…

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Keshi

Top official Iyke Igbokwe has disclosed that the NFF disciplinary committee will recommend for the dismissal of coach Stephen Keshi if it were proven he applied to handle African champions Cote d’Ivoire.

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28 countries to jostle for N3m at Lagos Classics

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Akinwumi Ambode

Players from 28 countries have confirmed their participation in the 2015 Lagos International Badminton Classics billed for the Sir Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Lagos, July 15 through 18.

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Eto’o signs for Antalyaspor

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Eto’o underwent a medical after arriving in  Antalya

He’s one of the most prolific journeymen in European football and Samuel Eto’o is on the verge of adding another country to his CV after undergoing a medical at Turkey side Antalyaspor.

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Okoku’s foundation fetes kids on World Hunger Day

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Okuku during the event

Buoyed by the need to touch less-privileged kids, ex-international, Paul Okoku’s non-governmental organisation, Greater Tomorrow Children’s Foundation has marked this year’s World Hunger and Children’s Day by feeding about 200 pupils from Mainland Local Government Area.

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No player can hold us to ransom – Siasia

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Siasia

Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Samson Siasia has read the riot act by giving all invited home -based members of the Flying Eagles team that went to New Zealand, Friday 26th June as deadline to report to the team’s camp or forget about the invitation.

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I did not shun NFF – Enyeama

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Vincent Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama has explained that he was not officially asked to attend a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disciplinary committee sitting on Tuesday.

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How Nigeria can win World Cup – Onigbinde

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Adegboye Onigbinde

A former FIFA/CAF Instructor, Adegboye Onigbinde, says the panacea for Nigeria’s declining performance at the World Cup will be the establishment of a functional football developmental programme.

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Kaduna to host Eagles, Pharaohs AFCON 2017 clash

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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 Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna will host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the NFF announced yesterday.

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Bewarang tasks NFF, LMC on coaches sack

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Nigerian-coaches

President of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Bitrus Bewarang has called on the Nigeria Football Federation and, in particular, the League Management Company to halt the rate at which Nigerian club coaches were being sacked.

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AAG: Nwamkpa warns over poor preparation

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EXHAUSTION ••• Absence of medical personnel at the Amiesimaka's Stadium as athlete offer assistance to themselves.

ObisiA Nwamkpa, a former Commonwealth Welterweight boxing champion on Wednesday decried the nation’s poor preparation towards the forthcoming 11th All Africa Games to hold in Congo Brazzaville.

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GTBank Masters Cup: Final tomorrow

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sports-U17

The Finals of the GTBank Masters Cup season 4 comes up tomorrow, at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos.

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Adebutu pledges support for Wheelchair basketball

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*PLAYTIME: Wheelchair basketballers doing their thing

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, representing Remo Federal Constituency in the house of representative, Ladi Adebutu Kessignton has pledged financial commitment to the Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball team qualification for the 2016 RIO Olympics.

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Ngozi Okobi joins Spirit!

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Ngozi Okobi

Super Falcons’ delectable midfielder Ngozi Okobi has sealed a move to American Women’s Soccer League club, Washington Spirit FC.

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Messi turns 28 as goodwill messages flood the social media

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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013.  AFP PHOTO

Lionel Messi has turned 28 years in age. Fans and soccer lovers round the world took to the social media to extend their goodwill messages for the soccer star

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Cech denies joining Arsenal

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Cech

Czech Republic goalkeeper, Petr Cech’s agent has denied the goalkeeper has agreed to leave Chelsea and join Arsenal.

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