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25 Jan 2015
CONTRARY to reports that Manchester City have been frustrating the efforts of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get former U-17 star, Kelechi Iheanacho, to join the Flying Eagles team in camp ahead of the Senegal 2015 African Youth Championship, the club has expressed its readiness to release the lad when he recovers from his…
25 Jan 2015
ELECTRICITY supply to the National Stadium, Abuja, has again been cut off by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), which cited undisclosed amount of indebtedness by the National Sports Commission (NSC) for electric energy consumed at the complex.   The situation has ground the scanty activities at the complex to a halt and also…
25 Jan 2015
SUNSHINE Stars FC of Akure say they are aware of news and rumors concerning the future of their midfielder, Tamen Medrano, adding that the player is not on sale.  In a release yesterday, the club said “it must be placed on record that the management of Sunshine Stars is not ready to sell or allow…
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25 Jan 2015
EQUATORIALGuinea are leaving nothing to chance, even if that is what brought them here. While most of Esteban Becker’s squad train on an unassuming five-a-side pitch by a spot of wasteland outside Bata, their two prize assets have their feet up in the team hotel. Javier Balboa, the rangy former Real Madrid forward, is upstairs…
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25 Jan 2015
RAFAEL Nadal clinched a closely contested first set to set the stage for a straight-set win over Kevin Andersen of South Africa in a match played in the stadium named after a fellow southpaw and first winner of Tennis Grand Slam, Rodney (The Rocket) Laver.  The South African had three opportunities to take a crucial…
25 Jan 2015
A GROUP of Nigerian sportsmen, comprising former Olympians, retired footballers and other stakeholders in the sector, has expressed faith in the transformation programme of President Goodluck Jonathan and urged members of the sports community and the public to support his re-election.   The group, which said the meeting at the National Stadium, Lagos at the…
25 Jan 2015
FORMER Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) head coach, Amelia Edet, has reiterated the need for Nigeria to invest in the youth, sport wise.   “….There is no substitute for talent hunt. There is a limit to the recycling of athletes. It is about age and performance and sooner or later, if you don’t invest in…
25 Jan 2015
TEAMS participating in the 2015 Super Six tournament have been urged to use the competition to re-ignite fans’ interest in the local game as the new season approaches.  Title sponsor of Glo Premier League, Globacom made this call‎ in a press statement in Lagos on Saturday, saying, “we look forward to witnessing a great competition…
25 Jan 2015
CHELSEA midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has urged the Stamford Bridge faithful to cheer Frank Lampard when he returns to West London as a Manchester City player next weekend, the Daily Star reports.   The former England international ended his long affiliation with the Blues last summer, when the club did not renew his contract at…
24 Jan 2015
Warri Wolves, Dolphins Suffer Defeats in Super Six SUPER Eagles and Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe was not given a contract by English Premier League side West Ham because “he was slow and clumsy”.   MNTFootball.com revealed Saturday that Nigeria international defender Egwuekwe failed to impress The Hammers after he underwent trials at the London…
24 Jan 2015
ONE hundred and thirty-eight golfers are participating in the maiden edition of the Maritime Golf Championships which teed off in Lagos on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The championships which is holding at the Ikoyi Club is organised by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The one-day championships was teed-off…
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23 Jan 2015
Dolphins, Wolves Also Aim For Title THE ‘Peoples Elephant,’ Enyimba of Aba, will from Saturday begin another battle to prove that they, rather than Kano Pillars, are the best clubside in the Nigerian league.    Last season, Pillars, for the third consecutive year, retained the Glo Premier League title, beating Enyimba to the laurel by…

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