Category: Nigeria

Nigeria: League Cup – Iwobi Scores for Everton, Chelsea Win – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: League Cup – Iwobi Scores for Everton, Chelsea Win – AllAfrica.com

The Blues recorded a 6-0 win after the disappointing loss to Liverpool last weekend. Alex Iwobi got one of the goals and also provided an assist as Everton romped to a 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town in their League Cup tie on Wednesday night. The Nigerian star had first rattled the crossbar in the 21st…

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Nigeria: Ndidi Ruled Out of Super Eagles’ Friendlies With Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: Ndidi Ruled Out of Super Eagles’ Friendlies With Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia – AllAfrica.com

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Nigeria’s friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia after suffering a groin injury in the Foxes’ 4-2 victory over Burnley. Leicester Manager, Brendan Rodgers, confirmed in a tweet last night that Ndidi may be sideline for between six and 12 weeks due to the groin. Ndidi…

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Nigeria: NFF Executive Committee Member, Duhu Passes On At 53 – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: NFF Executive Committee Member, Duhu Passes On At 53 – AllAfrica.com

Few weeks after the burial of a member of staff, Tolulope Abe, the Nigeria Football Federation is thrown into another round of mourning following the death on Saturday of a Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Adamawa State FA, Alhaji Musa Duhu. He died in his home in Yola, after a brief…

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Odegbami: Sport – Slavery For Local Athletes In Nigeria! – Complete Sports Nigeria
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Odegbami: Sport – Slavery For Local Athletes In Nigeria! – Complete Sports Nigeria

Sport is presently slave labour in Nigeria. Without exaggerating, and I am asserting with all sense of responsibility, most athletes in the Nigerian domestic sport landscape are living in poverty. The evidence is all around us in the level of respect they enjoy in society and in the poor treatment they receive in their clubs,…

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Oboh: Why Joshua must beat fury – The Sun Nigeria – Daily Sun
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Oboh: Why Joshua must beat fury – The Sun Nigeria – Daily Sun

Former British Light heavyweight boxing champion, Peter Oboh, has said that WBA, IBF and WBO boxing champion, Anthony Joshua’s decline to fight Deontay Wilder, is responsible for him not being recognised as the best World heavyweight boxing champion. According to the former Commonwealth Light heavyweight boxing champion, “Joshua declined to fight Wilder claiming the $50m…

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Nigeria: Moshood Abiola Stadium – Dangote Group to Complete Renovation in 24 Weeks – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: Moshood Abiola Stadium – Dangote Group to Complete Renovation in 24 Weeks – AllAfrica.com

The Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has officially flagged off and handed over the pitch of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium to the Dangote Group, for the commencement of the facility’s rehabilitation. According to a statement issued from the media office of the minister, the rehabilitation to be carried out by Aron Nigeria…

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Nigeria: Mikel Scores in First Game for Stoke City – AllAfrica – Top Africa News
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Nigeria: Mikel Scores in First Game for Stoke City – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

Former Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel, scored on his debut for Stoke City on Tuesday as the Potters overpowered Shrewsbury 5-1 in a friendly match that was played behind closed doors. The former Trabzonspor midfield enforcer was a delight to watch in Stoke City training prior to Tuesday’s match and his sacrifice and effort…

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Nigeria: Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Special Assistant On Sports – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Special Assistant On Sports – AllAfrica.com

Former Super Eagles striker and Nigeria’s Football Ambassador Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to his letter of appointment dated August 17th 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha , stated ” I am pleased to inform you…

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Super Eagles of Nigeria to resume AFCON 2021 qualifiers in November while 2022 World Cup qualifiers kick off in May 2021 – Pulse Nigeria
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Super Eagles of Nigeria to resume AFCON 2021 qualifiers in November while 2022 World Cup qualifiers kick off in May 2021 – Pulse Nigeria

The outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa saw the suspension of international football by FIFA and CAF. With this suspension, the Super Eagles did not play their AFCON 2021 qualifiers double-header against Sierra Leone which was scheduled to be played in March. In a letter sent to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday, August,…

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Nigeria: Victor Moses Excited With Inter’s Stride in Europa – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: Victor Moses Excited With Inter’s Stride in Europa – AllAfrica.com

Former Nigerian international, Victor Moses, has expressed his delight with Inter Milan’s qualification for the Europa League final. The Milan-based side qualified for their first Europa League final in 22 years after a five-star performance against Ukrainian giants, Shakhtar Donetsk whom they thrashed 5-0 in the second semi-final on Monday. It was a brace from…

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UCL: Man City, Lyon on GOtv – The Sun Nigeria – Daily Sun
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UCL: Man City, Lyon on GOtv – The Sun Nigeria – Daily Sun

The appetite of football fans will be satisfied this weekend as they have access to a key match in the UEFA Champions League, with the clash between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais wrapping up the quarterfinals on the evening of Saturday 15 August 2020. GOtv viewers can look forward to a potential thriller kicking off…

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Nigeria Players’ Union Plans Big To Immortalize Late Sam Okwaraji – Sports247
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Nigeria Players’ Union Plans Big To Immortalize Late Sam Okwaraji – Sports247

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballer( NANPF), has revealed plans to immortalise late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died 31years ago, August 12, 1989, while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying game against Angola in Lagos. Plans to keep the memories of the mercurial midfielder evergreen in the minds of…

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Nigeria: NNL 2020/21 – Makinde Sets Promotion Target for Shooting Stars – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: NNL 2020/21 – Makinde Sets Promotion Target for Shooting Stars – AllAfrica.com

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has set a target for the management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan in the club’s campaign in the 2020/2021 football season. The governor, who spoke through Seun Fakorede, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, said the management must ensure the club got promoted from the…

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Nigeria Power Rankings: Simy most deserving of top spot – ESPN
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Nigeria Power Rankings: Simy most deserving of top spot – ESPN

Aug 1, 2020Colin UdohSpecial to ESPN CloseItinerant writer. Engineer in a previous incarnation. One time Black Belt. Lover of football, flirter with other sports.A season that veered into uncertainty on the final stretch returned about three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, it all wrapped to a close in June.…

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Napoli sign Nigeria forward Osimhen from Lille – Reuters Africa
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Napoli sign Nigeria forward Osimhen from Lille – Reuters Africa

Lille’s Victor Osimhen in action REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo(Reuters) – Napoli have signed Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen from Lille, the Serie A club announced on Friday. No financial details were disclosed but The Guardian reported that Napoli had agreed to pay an initial 60 million euros ($71.06 million) transer fee, which could rise to 81 million…

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