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21 Feb 2015
Golden Eaglets Overrun Zambia In Niamey IT was double celebration for Nigerian football Saturday, following victories by the nation’s U-23 team and their U-17 counterparts at two different international engagements.   Nigeria’s U-23 side, Dream Team VI, forced some bitter pills down the throat of their host, Gabon, with a 4-1 thrashing in the first…
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20 Feb 2015
NOT ready to take a risk, Chief Coach of Nigeria U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia, may have decided to exclude Arsenal starlet, Alex Iwobi, in the line up for Saturday’s first leg of the 11th All Africa Games qualifiers against Gabon. The match will hold at the Stade Augustina Sibang in…
20 Feb 2015
HEAD Coach of Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, Emmanuel Amuneke, will be the happiest man Saturday should his wards put up a spirited performance to ensure qualification for a ticket to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile later this year.   Amuneke is best remembered for his brace in the 2-1 defeat of the Chipolopolo of Zambia in…
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20 Feb 2015
FORMER Commonwealth champion, Obisia Nwankpa, was one of those that made boxing a delight to fans in his days. His butterfly dance steps inside the ring, coupled with the ways he easily dislodged his opponents earned him the nickname, Golden Gloves. But Obisia, who narrowly missed a chance of becoming a World WBC lightweight champion…
20 Feb 2015
WE are in the season of elections. Nigeria’s general elections, including the one for the seat of President of the Federal Republic, come up in a few weeks time. The elections into the States Football Associations are ongoing! The FIFA Presidential elections will come up in a few months time. The elections for the CAF…
20 Feb 2015
FORMER Burkina Faso manager Paul Put is among the names to be the coach of Senegal, which will announce its decision on 5 March, BBC Sport understands. The post has been vacant since Alain Giresse quit after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal Football Federation president Augustin Senghor said several coaches, mostly Europeans, had…
20 Feb 2015
KANO Pillars Coach, Okey Emordi, is excited that his team will kick off the journey to retain their Glo Premier League trophy against one of the teams he had handled in his distinguished career, Heartland of Owerri. Pillars will battle Heartland in the star match of Week One on March 8 and to Emordi, there…
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19 Feb 2015
Pinnick, Glo want team focused against Zambia MEMBERS of the national Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, have confessed that they underrated their Guinean counterparts, who held them to a 1-1 draw in their second match of the on-going African Under-17 Championship holding in Niger Republic.   Nigeria defeated Niger Republic 2-0 in their opening game of…
19 Feb 2015
Pillars, Heartland tango in Week One star match THE League Management Company (LMC) has warned all the participating clubs in the 2014/2015 season of the Globacom Premier League to prepare their teams for the seasons opening matches on March 7, as it would no longer shift the beginning of the season any further.   Speaking…
19 Feb 2015
ORGANISERS of Warri Tennis Coaching Clinic, a talent hunt programme powered by Iso-Black Concept Limited, have engaged the services of more experienced coaches to handle thousands of youthful tennis players expected to grace the Season Two of the event. It will hold from April 13 to 25 in Warri, Delta State.   The Iso-Black WTCC…
19 Feb 2015
THE duo of 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo gold medalists, Abubakar Isah Adamu, and veteran fighter, Jamilu Mohammed, are set to compete in the -58kg category at the 1st AFTU International Opens billed to hold at the Alexandria Olympic Centre, Egypt beginning from tomorrow.   Adamu, who turned 18 years on February 15, will be coached by…
19 Feb 2015
MR Chris Green, a member of the board of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was on Thursday re-elected as the Chairman of Rivers Football Association (FA). In the election conducted on Thursday by Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, a representative of the NFA, Green scored 14 votes to beat China Acheru, Media Officer of Dolphins FC, who…

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