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Rohr: No longer at ease

Since the defeat of the Super Eagles by the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo in a 2019 AFCON qualifier a fortnight ago, nothing seems the same again for the team, and in particular, its handler, Gernot Rohr. Even the hierarchy of the Nigeria Football Federation that had seemingly been so pleased with the German tactician all along, was jolted to flex some muscles.

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One sport: legitimacy battle between two boards deepens

It’s one week after the controversial elections of new boards of national sports federations. The dust raised by the exercise is yet to settle. Predictably, the elections, which were conducted by the Ministry of youth and sports have created factions in various federations led by monstrous gladiators who, it seems, are not ready to sheath their swords. Sadly, the end to this unfolding scenario can be predicted: Nigerian sports will take a deep plunge to the abyss.

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