Sunday, January 6, 2019

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    IOC says no blanket Olympics ban for Russia

IOC says no blanket Olympics ban for Russia

Senior members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have voted to allow Russia attend the Olympic games.Russia was about to be completely banned from participating at the Rio 2016 Olympic games, which starts on August 5,2016 in Rio for a "systematic and deliberate usage of banned drugs and substance".The IOC also ruled that the International Sports Federations will decide which [...]

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    ‘World champions’ Flying Eagles fail to qualify for 2017 AYC

‘World champions’ Flying Eagles fail to qualify for 2017 AYC

Victor Osimhen's own goal denied Nigeria qualification for the Africa Youth Championships in Zambia.The Flying Eagles, the nation's U-20 national team who won the first leg in Khartoum 2-1 two weeks ago, could not live up to expectation on home soil on Saturday.Goals by Samuel Chukwueze and Femi Bamgboye could not help the African champions to edge out the visitors, [...]

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    Athletes beg the public for funds to represent Nigeria at Olympics

Athletes beg the public for funds to represent Nigeria at Olympics

Barely 13 days to the 2016 Olympics game in Brazil, some Nigerian athletes have taken to social media to solicit funds to fly to Rio.Some of the athletes, who could not afford to miss the Olympics after about four years of preparation owing to delay in releasing funds for them, begged well-meaning Nigerians to come to their rescue.The athletes are Regina [...]

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    Finally, Allardyce confirmed England manager

Finally, Allardyce confirmed England manager

Sam Allardyce, the former Sunderland coach, has been confirmed as the new England manager.Allardyce is on a two-year initial contract.The 61-year-old leaves his post at Sunderland with immediate effect to succeed Roy Hodgson as England's first-team boss.The FA announced the appointment on Friday after striking a deal worth £3m with Sunderland."It's official. We are delighted to announce that Sam Allardyce [...]

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    Allardyce to be named England manager ‘in 24 hours’

Allardyce to be named England manager ‘in 24 hours’

Sam Allardyce, Sunderland manager, will be confirmed as England manager in the next 24 hours.According to Skysports, Allardyce will be ratified as Roy Hodgson's replacement at Thursday's FA board meeting.Sunderland were informed of the news Wednesday afternoon, and their search for a replacement is already underway.Allardyce and Hull manager Steve Bruce emerged as the two main candidates to take over [...]

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    Le Guen rejects Super Eagles job

Le Guen rejects Super Eagles job

Paul Le Guen, the Frenchman and former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coach who was named technical adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday, is refusing to sign the contract that would signal the take-off of his reign.Calls to the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) officials were unanswered but a source very close to the federation told TheCable on Tuesday that the Frenchman had not [...]

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    Le Guen named Super Eagles technical adviser

Le Guen named Super Eagles technical adviser

The technical and development committee of the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) has selected Paul Le Guen, a Frenchman and former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon coach, as technical adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Le Guen will be assisted by Salisu Yusuf, who takes the role of chief coach.The appointments are subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF executive committee.Paul Bassey, the [...]

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    NFF set to name new Eagles’ coach

NFF set to name new Eagles’ coach

The technical and development committee of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) will meet in Abuja on Monday to interview three persons shortlisted for the Super Eagles’ head coach position.Salisu Yusuf (54), Belgian Tom Saintfiet (43) and Frenchman Paul Le Guen (52) are the candidates in the running.Chris Green, chairman of the committee, said every thing needed for the interview has been [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My mum’s death was so painful it felt like carrying a house on my head, says Peter Rufai

INTERVIEW: My mum’s death was so painful it felt like carrying a house on my head, says Peter Rufai

Peter Rufai, internationally known as Dodo Mayana, is arguably the best-ever goalkeeper in the history of Nigerian football.His legendary status continues to endure long after his retirement. Relics of his memorable career are those of a goalkeeper who was almost impenetrable, who saved lots of penalties and who was very committed to the Nigerian course.Born on August 24, 1963, Rufai competed professionally in Belgium, [...]

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    Eagles drop to 70th in FIFA rankings

Eagles drop to 70th in FIFA rankings

Nigeria dropped nine places from the 61st to the 70th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.The Super Eagles' points haul dropped from 559 to 514 to tie with Congo.Nigeria are now 17th in Africa, behind the likes of Algeria (first in Africa, 32nd in the world) Cote d'ivoire (35th in the world) Ghana (36th in the [...]

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    There’s no $1.5m deal with NNPC to pay Eagles coach, says NFF

There’s no $1.5m deal with NNPC to pay Eagles coach, says NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has refuted reports that it secured a $1.5 million sponsorship from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards settling the salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ head coach.Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, chairman of the NFF Media and publicity committee, described the story as the "figment of the imagination of the writers"."Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of [...]

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    FIFA president to visit Buhari, Ambode on July 24

FIFA president to visit Buhari, Ambode on July 24

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, and Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General, will arrive Nigeria on July 24, on a two-day working visit.Infantino, who was elected at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on February 26, 2016, confirmed the trip after a meeting with Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president in Paris, France on Sunday.“The FIFA President and Secretary General will arrive in [...]

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    Eder: Ronaldo told me I would score the winner

Eder: Ronaldo told me I would score the winner

Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, the Portuguese player who stepped off the bench to score an extra-time winner against France on Sunday, has revealed that Ronaldo told him he would score.Eder, the Lille striker who was dumped by Swansea earlier this season after failing to score in 15 games, said Ronaldo's words of inspiration gave him the energy to score the winner."Cristiano [...]

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    Flying Eagles fly past Sudan in Omdurman

Flying Eagles fly past Sudan in Omdurman

Victor Osimhen snatched a late winner for Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to beat home team Sudan 2-1 n Sunday in a 2017 Under-20 AFCON qualifier at the El Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman.Sudan’s Young Falcons held their own for most part of the clash against a Flying Eagles side parading several stars from the victorious FIFA Under-17 World Cup team, Wolfsburg's Osimhen.The home team [...]

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    Pele marries for the third time

Pele marries for the third time

Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, has married for the third time.The 76-year-old married Marcia Cibele Aoki, a businesswoman aged 50, on Saturday at a private ceremony in the resort of Guaruja, near Sao Paulo.The couple have been in a relationship for six years.At the age of 73, Pelé announced his intention to marry Aoki, a Japanese-Brazilian [...]

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    Hosts France battle Portugal for Euro 2016 glory

Hosts France battle Portugal for Euro 2016 glory

And so it has come down to hosts France and Portugal to fight for who becomes the Champions of Europe.Germany, Italy and other favourites will watch on TV or live at the Stade de France, Saint-Denis. French Coach Didier Deschamps had told the media from the start of the tournament that he never tolerated second best as a player and he [...]

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