Saturday, February 17, 2018

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    Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s debutante, Simidele Adeagbo, finishes last in skeleton race

Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s debutante, Simidele Adeagbo, finishes last in skeleton race

Simidele Adeagbo, Nigeria's first female skeleton athlete, finished bottom place in the sport's women heat at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Saturday.Adeagbo, who competed with 19 other athletes in the third and final women heat, finished last with a timing of 3:36.78 secs.The debutante was on the same spot after the first and second run on Friday with 1:48:77 secs [...]

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    Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi says Arsenal drive of getting to the top four spot in the English Premier League is as realistic as winning the Europa League.The Arsene Wenger tutored side are eight points off the Champions League slot and currently sixth on the EPL table, with 45 points.In an interview with UK Mirror, he said "We have to [...]

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    Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 51 to 52 in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday -- but their World Cup opponents, Iceland, are now at an all-time high of No. 18.On a brighter note, the three-time African champions climbed two spots up from nine to seven in the continental ranking.The fortune of [...]

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    Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Hours after the suspension of Sunday Oliseh as the manager of Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard, its management has vowed to institute legal actions against him for alleging illegal activities.Fortuna Sittard, in a statement on its website, said the club side will present the case to the arbitration committee of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) in a bid [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success."I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) played a role in the return of Ahmed Musa to CSKA Moscow on loan.The forward recently rejoined the Russia-based team from Leicester. He will be there until the end of the season.The NFF president said the glass house is involved in "every major movement" of Nigerian players abroad."We just don't maintain a [...]

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    Oliseh: I was suspended for opposing ‘illegality’

Oliseh: I was suspended for opposing ‘illegality’

Sunday Oliseh has confirmed his exit from Foruna Sittard with claims that his refusal to take part in fraudulent activities at the club led to his suspension.The Dutch club side in a statement on Wednesday said they parted ways with Oliseh over actions not related to on-field performance.Oliseh, in a tweet, confirmed his exit, stating: "I confirm: Due to my [...]

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    Dutch club fire Sunday Oliseh

Dutch club fire Sunday Oliseh

Fortuna Sittard, second division Dutch club, has fired Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles coach.The management of the club said it took the decision over actions "not related to on-field performance".Fortuna Sittard said his relationship with other personnel at the club left them with no choice but to let him go.“Fortuna Sittard immediately relieves Sunday Oliseh of his duties,” the club announced in [...]

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    200 golfers to take part in first ever female LPGAN tourney

200 golfers to take part in first ever female LPGAN tourney

The maiden edition of the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (LPGAN) will tee off in Abuja with 200 golfers.The golfers will be competing in the professional, category 1 and 2 and invited guests categories.The professionals and category 1 and 2 amateur players will compete in over 72 holes, while the guests will feature in 36 holes.Uloma Mbuko, secretary of the board [...]

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    Enyimba defender says Plateau United is a ‘tough customer’

Enyimba defender says Plateau United is a ‘tough customer’

Enyimba FC defender Isiaka Oladuntoye has conceded that Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United will pose a real threat on Wednesday.The People's Elephants will host the Peace Boys in a week nine NPFL clash at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar, and the central defender has admitted that the Jos outfit are performing well this term.But he still thinks [...]

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    Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba has been reappointed coach of the Golden Eaglets by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In a statement on Monday, the NFF also named the coaching crew of all national teams except the Super Eagles, U20 women team, Falconets, and U17 women team, and Flamingoes.Yusuf Salisu, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, will double as the U23 team coach. He will [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Ifeanyi Ubah win oriental derby but no joy for Abia Warriors

NPFL wrap-up: Ifeanyi Ubah win oriental derby but no joy for Abia Warriors

Seven matches were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.FC Ifeanyi Ubah got their third win of the season after goals from Ekene Awazie and Seka Pascal helped them to a 2-0 victory over Heartland FC in the oriental derby.The Anambra Warriors are now out of the relegation zone with 10 points while the Naze Millionaires also [...]

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    18 D’Tigers called up for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

18 D’Tigers called up for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has released a provisional list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.Out of the 18 players invited, five are from the 2017 AfroBasket silver-winning team, while three home-based players were also included.The home-based players include Eli Abraham of Kano Pillars, Abdulwahab Yakubu of Gombe Bulls, and Musa Usman Mohammed of Mark Mentors.The qualifiers will hold in [...]

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    FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons' head coach, has released the list of 21 players that will participate in the WAFU Women's Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire.Keeping faith with the usual suspects, Dennerby made no new inclusion in his first squad list as manager.The squad consists of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders and six attackers.Nigeria will tackle Benin Republic, Senegal [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Akwa United central defender, says himself and his teammates are "hungry" to prove their mettle in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Banjul FC.The Promise Keepers entered the first qualifying round after winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup.The first leg match against Banjul will be played Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Akwa Ibom.“Banjul showed they have excellent individual [...]

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    Don’t change 2019 time-table, CDD director advises nat’l assembly

Don’t change 2019 time-table, CDD director advises nat’l assembly

The national assembly should not change the order of the 2019 elections, Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the presidential and national assembly elections for the same day, followed by governorship and state assembly elections also simultaneously.But the federal legislature has proposed to re-order the elections, fixing the [...]

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