Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Saturday May 23rd, 2015
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FIFA WWC: NWFL shuts down women league

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Falcons in action

Nigeria Women Football League board has pulled the plug on the matches of the women league, until the Super Falcons return to Nigeria from the 2015 Women World Cup in Canada.

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Keshi wants total concentration from home-based Eagles

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Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has called for total focus from the home-based Super Eagles he has invited for the African Nations Cup qualifiers as the camp opened on Tuesday with 26 players.

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NPFL goes on break again

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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

The Glo Premier League will proceed on a break after the conclusion of match day 10 matches today.

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NIS matriculates 111 students

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The National Institute for Sports, Lagos yesterday held its 2015 matriculation ceremony in which one hundred and eleven students took part in. The brief but impressive ceremony which was presided over by the Acting Director of the Institute, Dr (Mrs Gloria Obajimi was witnessed by heads of departments, students, relatives and members of the press.

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NSC redeems AFN travel expenses

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Yakmut

National Sports Commission director-general, Alhasan Yakmut is aiming to stop the lack of funds drama often faced by sporting federations in their efforts to participate in international sports meet.

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Leopards target a double over Wolves

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Warri Wolves

It seems as though it’s the end of the road CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Warri Wolves, as they lost by 3-0 away to AC Leopards of DR Congo in the first leg of the competition’s playoff on Sunday.

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3SC fans call for Howard’s sack

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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

The teeming fans of 3SC vented their anger on the chief coach of the club, Franklin Howard following the team’s home draw to their arch-rival, Rangers International FC in a Nigeria Premier Football League match played on Sunday at Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Ibadan.

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Rangers’ form drives fans away – Gk Daniel

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Daniel

Emmanuel Daniel Rangers International of Enugu and Dream Team V1 Goalkeeper spoke with Sports Vanguard on his expectations in the All Africa Games slated for September 4 – 19, 2015 and the Olympic team, boasting that the Dream Team VI would come from Congo Brazzaville victorious. Daniel passed a vote of confidence on both his club coach, Kelechi Emetole and Dream Team coach, Samson Siasia.

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My invitation to Eagles is not a tea party affair, says Udoji

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Chinedu

Chinedu Udoji, the invited captain of Enyimba FC of Aba on Tuesday said his call up to the Super Eagles was not a `tea party’ but an opportunity to add value to the senior national team.

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Okagbare apologises to AFN

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Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor reacts after winning the women's 100m event at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Shanghai on May 17, 2015. AFP

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has apologised to the hierarchy of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria over her statements criticising the federation’s athletes development policy. Consequently, she may be given a ‘soft landing’ with the hope she will be of good conduct in the future.

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We’re ready to take on the world – F/Eagles skipper

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Nigerian players pose before the final football match of the 2015 African U-20 Championships Senegal against Nigeria, on March 22, 2015 in Dakar. AFP PHOTO

As the FIFA U20 World Cup draws ever closer, Flying Eagles skipper Musa Muhammed has commented on their readiness for the competition which kicks off on the 30th of May in New Zealand.

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The good old days are here again – Pinnick

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PINNICK-NFF

NFF President Amaju Pinnick is confident the good old days are returning to the elite division of Nigeria football after savouring an incident-free Glo Premier League showdown between traditional rivals Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Enugu Rangers at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday

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FIFA WWC: Falcons jet out, play Canada May 25

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Super Falcons

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are expected to fly out tonight to start their campaign at the 2015 FIFA Women World Cup starting June 6 in various venues across Canada. Their first assignment will be to play a friendly match against the hosts Canada on May 25.

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Bulbwa: World Cup is my time to shine

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Bernard Bulbwa

After making the final list of players to the U-20 World Cup, Flying Eagles forward Bernard Bulbwa has said the World Cup will be his stage to shine.

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Shell Cup: Feyenord coaching clinic begins today

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This year’s Shell Cup competition enters crucial stage as the coaching clinic to be handled by Feyenoord technical officials from Holland starts today in Lagos.

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CBN Tennis: Russian-born Melissa begins quest for title

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Melissa-Ifidzhen

Russian-born Nigerian tennis star, Melissa Ifidzhen will be the centre of attraction this morning as she confront Henrietta Ogude in a first round match at the ongoing 37th Central Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship holding at the National Stadium, Lagos.

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Lagos FA boss happy with football development in Lagos State

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Warri Wolves take on two players during the Super Four in Ijebu Ode.

Seyi Akinwunmi, Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), on Monday said that the body had performed creditably to boost football development in the state.

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Success opens up on camp absence

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File: Isaac Success

Isaac Success has broken his silence on the reason behind his failure to attend the Nigeria Under 20s get-together in Germany despite the relatively short flight distance between Isaac Success

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Mbachu reminds GEJ of AWC promise

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Stella Mbachu

Super Falcons forward Stella Mbachu has pleaded with the incumbent president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to fulfill his promised grand reception for the side before leaving office on May 29.

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Ayew named Ligue 1 African player of the year

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Ghanaian fans

Ghana forward Andre Ayew celebrated his final days with Marseille by being named on Monday best African player in France’s Ligue 1.

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Kano Pillars and Enyimba away wins heighten week nine Glo Premier League

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The 2014/2015 Globacom Premier league week nine heightened with two away wins by the defending champion, Kano Pillars and former champion, Enyimba of Aba.

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CAF picks officials from Niger for Eagles/Chad encounter

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HUMBLED: Super Eagles players listen to their coach before training ahead of the return clash with Sudan on Wednesday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Nigerien official Assoumane Gnali as Centre Referee for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Nigeria and Chad.

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‘Stormin Mormon’ Romney survives Holyfield dust-up

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 15: Mitt Romney stands over Evander Holyfield after knocking him down during a fight in a charity boxing event on May 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event was held to raise money for "Charity Vision" a charity that aims to restore sight to the blind and visually impaired.   George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

Former world boxing champion Evander Holyfield used ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a punching bag for two rounds Friday — all in the name of good fun and charity

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Diamond League: Okagbare dusts Olympic champion!

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Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor reacts after winning the women's 100m event at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Shanghai on May 17, 2015. AFP

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor got her season underway with a dominating win at the 2015 Shanghai Diamond League yesterday, winning the women’s 100m in 10.98s. Okagbare got ahead of a star-studded line-up that included Olympic Champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, and coasted to victory.

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Keshi calls for prayers

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has urged all Nigerians to support and pray for the team as they prepare for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Chad Republic next month.

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Enyeama, Ejide let in 8 goals

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Vincent Enyeama

Super Eagles top two goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide had a bad day in the office Saturday when they each conceded four goals as their clubs, Lille and Hapoel Be’er Sheva respectively, lost.

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Sunshine stars secure 1-1 draw in Lafia, in spite of having a goal disallowed

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Sunshine-stars

Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure on Sunday in Lafia secured a point against hosts Nasarawa United FC in a 1-1 draw which ended with acrimony.

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Adepoju tips Flying Eagles for success

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Flying Eagles

Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has tipped the Flying Eagles for success at the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

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Leopards tear Wolves apart

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Warri Wolves

Warri Wolves’ unbeaten run in the CAF Confederation Cup was brought to an end Sunday evening as they crashed 3-0 to Athlétic Club Léopards de Dolisie in the first leg play-off round played at the Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso, Dolisie. Coach Paul Aigbogun’s men must now score four goals without conceding any in the second leg to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

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Messi hands Barca 23rd Liga title

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File: Lionel Messi

Barcelona are Liga champions once more thanks to a narrow 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid, the previous Primera Division winners

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Cagliari relegated, Genoa, Torino maintain Euro hopes

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A 1-0 home defeat to Palermo relegated Cagliari to Italy’s Serie B on Sunday as Genoa and Torino recorded valuable wins to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League.

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U-20 W/Cup squad: How Iheanacho, Success escaped Garba’s axe

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Iheanacho

Most discerning followers of Nigerian football were not surprised by the inclusion of Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success in coach Manu Garba’s squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. It would have shocked many, had the duo, especially, Man City attacking pearl, Iheanacho been left out of the squad. But that is exactly what Coach Garba was set to do – drop them and continue with those he won the African Youth Championship in Senegal and those that had been in camp with him since April – before he bowed to pressure.

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