Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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Kenya: Hayatou mourns slain Bafana Bafana captain

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President Issa Hayatou of African soccer’s governing body, CAF on Monday expressed shock and dismay at the shooting to death of Orlando Pirates player, Senzo Robert Meyiwa.

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The World is fed up with Nigeria – Hayatou

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Issa Hayatou

Nigeria football looks to be, unfortunately, heading into a long, dark night as world football –governing body is set to wield the big stick today against the most populous black nation on earth.

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Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa captain shot dead

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Senzo Meyiwa

South Africa and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead late Sunday near Johannesburg, a police spokesman told AFP, with club officials describing his slaying as a “loss to the nation

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Why Giwa turned down Pinnick’s olive branch

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Pinnick and Giwa

As the crisis rocking Nigerian football continues, there are very strong revelations that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) whose election took place at the Warri elective Congress of the federation, Amaju Pinnick has made frantic efforts to end the crisis.

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Ikpeba wants Danagogo to solve football crisis

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Tamuno Danagogo

AS Nigerians wait anxiously to know the the fate of the country from World soccer-governing body, FIFA, former international Victor Ikpeba has made a passionate appeal to Sports Minister and chairman of the National Sports Commission, Dr Tammy Danagogo to find an end to the crisis rocking Nigerian football.

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President Jonathan to receive Falcons Wednesday

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Nigeria team celebrating their 7th championship

Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Goodluck Jonathan will receive the victorious African women champions Super Falcons at the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.

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Akwa Ibom Schools set for Mobil Athletics

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Athletics

Akwa Ibom Schools and Colleges are set for this years AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Championships, the 14th in the series.

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Danagogo, Gumba, Corporate Nigeria thumbs up NFF

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Tammy Danagogo

Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, First Lady of Delta State, Mrs Roli Uduaghan and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Adamu Gumba were among the nation’s leading personalities who graced the grand ball organized by the Nigeria Football Federation for Corporate Nigeria in Lagos on Friday.

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From the Pitch to the Summit

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Chief Dr. Patrick C. Ekeji DG - National Sports Commission

In this beautifully narrated memoir, Ekeji relieves his journey as a sportsman from the football pitch to the summit of sports administration in Nigeria . From his humble beginnings in the playground of the Obalende Barracks, through the playing fields of Mbaise and Owerri at the height of the Nigerian Civil War, winning the Adebajo Cup as a schoolboy in the legendary East Central State Academicals team of 1971- Ekeji regales the reader with short vignettes from a life of service to sport and human endeavor.

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Pillars still top but Enyimba stay close

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Kano Pillars

League leaders Kano Pillars recorded a valuable 3-1 win at El Kanemi on Sunday, but Enyimba kept up the title chase with a second away win at Nembe City also.

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Man U force a draw with 10-man Chelsea

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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on August 16, 2014. Swansea City won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

A last-minute goal by Robin Van Persie earned Manchester United a draw with 10-man Chelsea at Old Trafford.

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FIFA hammer dangles as Blatter, Hayatou are unhappy over interference in NFA

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Blatter and Amaju

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has warned that the country could be suspended by FIFA on Oct. 27, if all pending football matters were not withdrawn from the nation’s civil courts.

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Man U Vs Chelsea: No Falcao, no Costa; Di Maria, Mikel return

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Falcao

Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao and Chelsea’s Diego Costa will sit out Sunday’s clash between the two sides at Old Trafford.

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Use Falcons’ victory to bring peace to NFA, fans tell stakeholders

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Falcon-AWC

Football fans in Ebonyi have urged football authorities in the country to use Saturday’s Super Falcons’ African Women football Championship (AWC) victory to evolve lasting peace to the Nigerian Football Association (NFA).

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We need quality preparations for the world cup—Falcons captain

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Falcon-AWC

Super Falcons captain Evelyn Chiedu Nwabuoku has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to endeavour to organize quality international friendly matches if the senior national women team is to make any impact at the FIFA 2015 Women World Cup in Canada. Nwabuoku argued that despite the quality the Super Falcons displayed at the AWC in Namibia, the team still needs to improve and become competitive at the world level.

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NFF crisis: Danagogo saves Falcons from CAF ban

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Tammy Danagogo

Sports Minister and Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy Danagogo yesterday saved the Super Falcons from being stopped by CAF from playing the final match of the African Women’s Champion-ship which took place in Windhoek, Namibia yesterday following the Jos court ruling which set aside the September 30, 2014 election that brought in the Amaju Pinnick-led Board of the Nigeria Football Federation

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I want to combine Serena’s tennis with Venus’ designs — Oyin

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Serena

Rising tennis teenage sensation Oyin Quadre has spoken of her dream of combining Serena Williams’ great tennis play with Venus Williams’ fashion designs gift.

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Focus on 2018 World Cup – Ibru tells NFF

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Emmanuel Ibru was a member of the board of the Nigeria Football Association, now NFF, between 2002 and 2005. Because of his background with corporate Nigeria, he headed the Marketing Committee of the then board. In this chat with Jacob Ajom, Ibru speaks on matters affecting Nigerian football and gives the newly elected Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board tips on the way forward.

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Ambode: I’ll take sport to next level in Lagos

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Akinwumi Ambode

All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has revealed that he was going to pursue a virile and visionary sport policy as he bids to succeed Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) at the state’s Round House.

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AWC: Super Falcons outclass Indomitable Lionesses

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The Super Falcons ON Saturday at the Sam Nuyoma Stadium Windhoek proved too hot to handle for their Cameroonian opponents in the final of the African Women Championship.

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Barca beaten by Real Madrid on Suarez debut

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Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO

Luis Suarez’s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday.

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Friends reunited as Mourinho, van Gaal clash

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Chelsea FC manager, Jose Mourinho  at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal insist their friendship will survive whatever happens when Chelsea look to cement their position on top of the Premier League with a statement victory at Manchester United on Sunday.

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Williams beats Wozniacki to reach WTA Finals title match

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Serena

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) to reach the WTA Finals title match in Singapore on Saturday.

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AWC Final:History beckons Falcons

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Heartbroken..

Nigeria will attempt to win a record seventh Africa Women’s Championship trophy today when they confront Cameroon in the final at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Ebola: Enyeama wants CAF to cancel AFCON

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Enyeama Vincent

Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama hopes the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is cancelled to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Giwa-led NFA board takes charge, nullifies all Pinnick-led board decisions

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Pinnick and Giwa

The Chris Giwa-led board of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has taken charge as ruled by the judiciary, a member of the board, Yahaya Adama, said on Friday in Abuja.

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Suarez will make Clasico debut, Enrique confirms

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Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a second goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday’s first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid.

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Jonathan urges Super Falcons to continue African dominance by beating Cameroon

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CELEBRATION: Falconets celebrate after the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup match against New Zealand at Moncton   in Moncton, Canada, Sunday night. Photo: FIFA.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged the Super Falcons “to continue their glorious domination of African women football with another victory’’ by beating Cameroon in Namibia on Saturday.

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Court sacks Pinnick’s NFF

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Pinnick and Giwa

Nigeria is in danger of another FIFA ban after a court ruled that elections that ushered in Delta FA chairman Amaju Pinnick as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last month were illegal.

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Upgrade your credentials, Oliseh tells African coaches

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Sunday Oliseh

Former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh has said coaches in Africa must prepare themselves adequately to rub shoulders with top-class coaches across the globe.

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MUSA: We can still qualify

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Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal  during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Nigeria and Sudan on October 15, 2014 in Abuja.  AFP PHOTO

Super Eagles two-goal hero in last week’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan, Ahmed Musa has retained the belief that the African champions can still qualify for the tournament.

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Eagles can’t beat us in Nigeria – Mashaba

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Coach Shakes Mashaba

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has boasted that the Super Eagles can’t beat them in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Akwa Ibom on November 19.

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