Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Remi Sulola

    Flamingoes land in Jordan for FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Flamingoes land in Jordan for FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

The delegation of Nigeria’s U17 women national team, the Flamingoes, flew into Jordan on Tuesday morning aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Dubai.The contingent had flown out of Abuja aboard another Emirates Airline flight on Monday night.The airplane landed at the Queen Alia International Airport, Amman at 9.25am Jordan time on Tuesday.The 32-member delegation comprises 21 players and nine officials.Abdulrafiu [...]

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    Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager after just one game in charge, the FA has confirmed.The news came on Tuesday evening after a day of talks between Allardyce and his FA bosses over allegations he discussed how to circumvent rules banning third party ownership of players on transfers while speaking to undercover Daily Telegraph reporters.Gareth Southgate also confirmed [...]

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    Amokachi wants to coach Super Eagles and ‘take them to a level they’ve never been’

Amokachi wants to coach Super Eagles and ‘take them to a level they’ve never been’

Daniel Amokachi, former Super Eagles assistant coach, has revealed that his major ambition is to become coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Amokachi, who was assistant coach to the likes of Lars Lagerback and Stephen Keshi, said he hopes to someday get the top job.“I know that one day I’ll be the head coach of the Nigeria national team and I [...]

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    Musa: Kano Pillars won’t get £80,000 from my Leicester deal

Musa: Kano Pillars won’t get £80,000 from my Leicester deal

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, says Kano Pillars, his former club, will not get any compensation from his £18 million Leicester move.Speaking with TheCable on the reports that the Nigerian club will get £80,000 from the deal, the striker said: "For what? It is all lies."It's only VVV Venlo that CSKA will give some money to, not Kano Pillars. [...]

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    Musa must understand English football, says Ranieri

Musa must understand English football, says Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri, Leicester city manager, says Ahmed Musa must understand how English football is played.Musa got his second start of the season for the Foxes since making an £18m move from CSKA Moscow, in the English cup game Tuesday against Chelsea .but he was substituted in the 76th minute by Jamie Vardy, as the Foxes lost 4-2 to Chelsea after extra time."Ahmed [...]

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    I’ll be talking to other clubs from January, says Mikel

I’ll be talking to other clubs from January, says Mikel

John Mikel Obi says he is open to a move away from Chelsea Football club when his contract expires in 12 months time.Mikel, who signed officially for Chelsea on June 3, 2005 after lots of drama involving Lyn Oslo and Manchester United, admitted that he would be open to discussions with potential clubs interested in him, from January."I am quite relaxed about the [...]

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    Toure quits national team, says ‘this is the most difficult match of my life’

Toure quits national team, says ‘this is the most difficult match of my life’

Yaya Toure, Cote d'Ivoire midfielder and captain, has called time on his international career.The Manchester City midfielder decided to end a glittering 14-year stay with the Elephants at a time when he is battling to regain his place at the blue half of Manchester.The 33-year-old took to his Twitter handle to announce the move:Please see statement on my retirement from international football. https://t.co/RIIrajV0GK — Yaya [...]

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    German goalkeeper arrested for conceding 43 goals in one match

German goalkeeper arrested for conceding 43 goals in one match

SV Vonderort football club's second team in German C League broke a record on September 12, 2016 by conceding 43 goals in one football match.Marco Kwiotek, the 25-year-old goalkeeper who conceded the basket load of the goals, was arrested by police during a training session after his side, SV Vonderort lost to PSV Oberhausen.He is now the world record holder [...]

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    Iran’s ‘best’ cyclist dies after  Paralympics accident

Iran’s ‘best’ cyclist dies after Paralympics accident

Bahman Golbarnezhad, an Iranian cyclist, has died after being involved in a crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race at Rio paralympics.Masoud Ashrafi, secretary general of Iran's National Paralympic Committee, described Golbarnezhad as the country's "best cyclist".The deceased, who was Iran's sole cyclist at the games,was first treated at the scene of the accident before taken to a local hospital, where [...]

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    Dubious penalty-awarding Grisha picked to ref Nigeria-Zambia World Cup qualifier

Dubious penalty-awarding Grisha picked to ref Nigeria-Zambia World Cup qualifier

Egyptian Ghead Grisha, the referee who awarded Zambia a dubious, last-minute penalty against Nigeria at AFCON 2013, has been appointed by FIFA to man the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Nigeria on October 9.Grisha was in charge of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group-phase clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo, at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South [...]

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    Nigeria move 3 spots in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria move 3 spots in latest FIFA ranking

The latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday showed that Nigeria has moved three spots to the 64th position, while 2018 World Cup rivals Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia slipped in the ratings.Nigeria is now ranked 14th in Africa.Zambia, Nigeria's opponent in the World Cup qualifier taking place next month, is ranked 92nd in the release.Also, Nigeria two other World Cup group [...]

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    Nigeria wins 8th gold medal as Orji sets new record

Nigeria wins 8th gold medal as Orji sets new record

Josephine Orji on Wednesday shattered the world record with a lift of 160kg to win gold in the women's 84kg powerlifting event of the Rio 2016 Paralympics.Orji had an impeccable performance, as she established a wide gap to her closest challengers.Poland’s Marzena Zieba finished second with a lift of 134kg, while Melaica Tuinfort of Netherlands took bronze lifting her best [...]

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    Kanu loses mum, says ‘this is hard to bear’

Kanu loses mum, says ‘this is hard to bear’

Kanu Nwankwo, Nigerian football legend and former Arsenal ace, has lost his mother.According to Papilonews.com, Susan Kanu Iheme, matriarch of the Nwankwo family, died on Wednesday, September 7 in Owerri, Imo state.The former Arsenal and Inter Milan forward has a reputation for frequently eulogising his now late mother, who is said to have told him that that one day, he would make [...]

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    Mikel: Sometimes in Atlanta, Dream Team VI did not have food

Mikel: Sometimes in Atlanta, Dream Team VI did not have food

Mikel Obi, captain of the Dream Team VI, has made an about-face from his initial denial of spending $30,ooo to the team during the Rio 2016 Olympics.Mikel had been furious by the reports of the "donation", which emerged while the team was still at its Atlanta training camp."I don’t know the source of this story, which to me is all out [...]

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    More medals, world record for Nigeria at Rio 2016 Paralympics

More medals, world record for Nigeria at Rio 2016 Paralympics

Ronald Ezuruike won gold medal for Team Nigeria in the men's 54kg powerlifting category of the ongoing Paralympic Games in Rio on Friday.Ezuruike's gold medal made it Nigeria's second medal at the games, after Latifat Tijani had earlier won a silver medal in women’s powerlifting, narrowly falling short of gold.Ezuruike shattered the previous Paralympic record by lifting 200kg to finish first ahead of [...]

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    WHERE ARE THEY? The 2007 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets

WHERE ARE THEY? The 2007 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets

On September 9, 2007, the late Yemi Tella led a team of youngsters to South Korea to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the third time after previous wins in 1985 in China and 1993 in Japan.Like their previous winning stars, Nigerians had hoped that most of the youngsters would form the bulk of the Super Eagles later in their [...]

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