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U-17 World Cup: Nigeria shatters FIFA records

By the time the first ball is kicked between defending Champions Nigeria and Germany, Nigeria would have shot into FIFA’s books as the first country to host a ‘shambolic’ FIFA U-17 World Cup. The country that before now commands so much respect from the world soccer-governing body to have won the inaugural FIFA/JVC U-16 World Cup in Beijing, China in 1985 would dent that record after hosting the tourney.

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Commotion at Teslim

commotion at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup yesterday morning, as hefty-looking men(mostly body builders), engaged as stewards to provide security during matches protested the N20,000, approved as honorarium for each of them for the duration of the competition at the Lagos centre.

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U-17 W/Cup: PHCN assures on power supply

In preparation for the Nigeria 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup competition which comes up from October 24 to November 15, 2009, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in the pursuit of its mandate to boost power supply towards attaining 6000MW by December, 2009 will make concerted efforts to minimize power interruptions during the competition.

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