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18 Jan 2015
SANTI Cazorla scored one goal and created another as Arsenal ended Manchester City's 12-match unbeaten run and damaged their title hopes. Spain playmaker Cazorla converted a first-half penalty after Vincent Kompany fouled Nacho Monreal. Arsenal added a second after the break when Cazorla's free-kick picked out Olivier Giroud and the France striker headed in from…
18 Jan 2015
GHANA will be looking to continue the impressive record against Senegal when the two come face to face Monday in Group C opener.   Both teams have met three times in previous tournaments and Ghana have two wins and a  draw.   The Black Stars will look to Nations Cup veteran likes of Asamoah Gyan,…
18 Jan 2015
GABON skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his desire to become the next superstar of African football.   After scoring in the 2-0 win over Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, he said: “I try to do the maximum to be one of the greats like Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o.  …
18 Jan 2015
EQUATORIAL Guinea coach Esteban Becker believes his side did not have the fitness needed to hang on to victory over Congo on Saturday.   The Africa Cup of Nations hosts drew 1-1 after conceding in the 87th minute of the opening game of the tournament. Becker, officially appointed only 11 days before the game, said:…
18 Jan 2015
FORMER national boxing Coach Obisia Nwakpa has said that the fame recorded by legend Muhammad Ali contributed so much to the development of the sport.   Ali, who turned 73 years on Saturday, is one of the most famous boxers of all time, becaming the first person in history to win the heavyweight champion title…
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16 Jan 2015
FORMER Super Eagles’ defender, Isaac Semitoje, was silent for some minutes when he was asked to speak on the 2015 African Nations Cup party, which begins today in Equatorial Guinea.     When he finally gathered himself, Semitoje said: “It is so sad that we have to learn in a very hard way. As an ex-player…
16 Jan 2015
 • NANF Tells FCT Police Command WHAT appears like a ‘coup’ against the Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), may be at foot, if alarm by the National Association of Nigeria Footballers (NANF), Friday are anything to go by.   NANF, the umbrella organization of all Nigeria Footballers current and retired, said…
16 Jan 2015
DIGITAL Pay-TV service provider, StarTimes, has been commended for its various sport initiatives, contents and engagements, particularly the just concluded StarTimes NBA-TV All Access Tour program, which produced two winners for the one-week trip to Los Angeles, California, USA to watch NBA games and experience American basketball superstars live in action.    One of the…
16 Jan 2015
CAPTAIN of Dolphins, Sunday Rotimi, Togolese born defender, Joseph Yaovi Douhadji and attacker, Ifeanyi Egwim are some of the players registered by Dolphins for the CAF Confederation Cup.    Dolphins start their campaign on the continent on the 14th of February in Malabo against Leonas Vegetarianos FC and have already submitted a list of twenty…
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16 Jan 2015
OF course, my first statement on Afcon 2015 must be that the defending champions will not be at the championship. How come?    It is hard for anyone to understand what happened and how it happened, but the reality is that the national team that won the 2013 African football championship without conceding any defeat,…
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15 Jan 2015
FLYING Eagles Coach, Manu Garba, has gotten a replacement for ‘injured’ Kelechi Iheanacho for the African U-20 Youth Championship billed for Senegal in March.   The former U-17 handler told The Guardian yesterday that he decided to look elsewhere for a top striker after Manchester City sent words to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over…
15 Jan 2015
• Praises Aruna Quadri FIVE-TIME Olympian, Funke Oshonaike is not ready to quit the game of table tennis for now. “I will continue to play as long as my body still carries me. So for me, table tennis has become part of me and I am really in love with the game. It is my…

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