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16 Feb 2015
AS the UEFA Champions League season enters the crucial knockout phase, Heineken is kicking off its new campaign - “Champion the Match” - encouraging fans to create a truly great match night for themselves and their friends. It wants the fans not only to just watch the match, they should champion it! A brand new Heineken TV…
16 Feb 2015
ORGANISERS of BNP Paribas Open are in a joyful mood with Serena Williams’ impending return to the tournament. On February 4, just days after winning the 2015 Australian Open, Serena accepted a wild card into this year’s BNP Paribas Open, ending a 14-year boycott of the tournament.     The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP…
16 Feb 2015
FORMER Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay more attention to the process players are invited to the Super Eagles, saying that sentiments in the selection of players is one of the anomalies in the team.   He noted that the foreign and domestic players needed to…
16 Feb 2015
A PEEP into the list of players registered for this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, tagged Lagos Open, shows that Portugal, Russia have joined defending champions, Egypt and seven others, as well as host, Nigeria, in the quest for honours at the five-day tournament holding next month in Lagos.   According to…
16 Feb 2015
NATIONAL Under-17 men’s football team, Emmanuel Amuneke, is a happy man after his wards defeated hosts, Niger Republic, 2-0 on Sunday in the opening game of the 11th CAF Africa Junior Championship in Niamey.   Two goals in the first half by Victor Osimhen and skipper Kelechi Nwakali gave the Eaglets a first win in…
16 Feb 2015
ONDO State Football Agency (ODSFA) Monday unveiled the new technical director of the agency, Paul Ashworth, alongside members of his team, who are expected to drive the state’s government initiative to a new level.   The ODSFA is an Ondo State government programme aimed at discovering and nurturing talented players from all he nooks and…
16 Feb 2015
THE death of Chief Molade Okoya –Thomas is still sending shock waves within Nigeria’s sporting fraternity. The latest body to react to the sudden death of the extraordinary sports philanthropist is the Association of Sports Veterans Nigeria (ASVN), led by Chief Jonathan Ogufere.   The former President of the West African Football Union (WAFU) and…
16 Feb 2015
I AM always surprised by comments of many Nigerians, especially sports analysts any time an ex-international player died or is wrestling with some health issues.    I watched a sports programme recently where the analysts were very reckless in their analysis against the players following the death of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare in…
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15 Feb 2015
WORLD champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, Sunday defeated hosts, Niger Republic 2-0 in Niamey, to set the tone for a victorious outing at the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-17 Championship.    The opening game of the competition, watched by a mammoth crowd of home supporters and a sprinkling of Nigerians, saw the Golden…
15 Feb 2015
ENYIMBA of Aba and Kano Pillars began their campaign in the 2015 CAF Champions League on a winning note with the “peoples Elephants’ beaten Buffles Du Borgou of Benin Republic 3-0 in Aba, while Pillars won 2-0 away to Al-Malakia of South Sudan.  At the Aba Township Stadium, Enyimba showed their intent as early as…
15 Feb 2015
Clarke, Mclaren praise Aiyegbeni WEST Brom are through to the next round of the FA Cup after a comfortable 4-0 triumph against Premier League rivals West Ham. The Hammers saw former Baggies midfielder, Morgan Almafitano sent off in the game but, truth be told, West Brom were good value for their win. There were plenty…
15 Feb 2015
THE League Management Company (LMC) has drawn the attention of state governments that fund Glo Premier League clubs to the need to provide the clubs’ management needed funds to prepare for and participate in the 2014/15 football league season scheduled to kick off March 7.   In a recent interview, the outgoing Chairman of the…

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