Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Eaglets through to final of U17 AFCON qualifier

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets beat Niger Republic 2-1 in the semi-final of the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.Akinkunmi Amoo shot Nigeria into the lead in the 43rd minute. Amao almost doubled Nigeria's lead in the 48th minute but saw his effort blocked.Olakunle Oluwasegun doubled Nigeria's lead in the 58th minute.Four minutes into added time, Niger Republic scored a [...]

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    I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

I feel blessed, says Ogu after leading Eagles to win over Weah-captained Liberia

John Ogu, Super Eagles midfielder, says he is happy to have captained the team in Tuesday's international friendly against Liberia.Liberian president, George Oppong Weah, was the captain of the opposing side.Weah, who played for 79 minutes, had his iconic number 14 jersey retired after the game.Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo spiced up Nigeria's 2-1 victory at the Samuel [...]

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    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season.Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday.In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are the African representatives among the 55 players nominated for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11.On the list are five goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 strikers.The 2018 FIFPro list includes some familiar names and standout players in the last football season.With 11 players on the list, Real Madrid is the most-represented club.Spain (nine) and [...]

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    Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru, Lobi Stars player, says he is elated with his debut call-up to the Super Eagles.The left-back is among the 18 players invited for the international friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.Duru has been in fine form for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.He was also impressive for the Super Eagles B team in the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in [...]

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    My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

Jamilu Collins, Paderborn 07 defender, is optimistic of making his debut for the Super Eagles in no time.The overlapping full-back was tipped to feature in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday, but he failed to see action.Collins was kept on the substitutes bench for the entire match duration as Nigeria secured a 3-0 victory."Saturday's game was great. [...]

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    Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro to win his 14th Grand Slam men's singles title on Sunday.Djokovic continued his dominance over Del Potro with a three straight set win of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to claim his third US Open title.The duo last met in a Grand Slam in the 2013 Wimbledon semi-final when Djokovic prevailed in five sets after [...]

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    Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has included four home-based players in the squad that will face the Lone Star of Liberia.Mfon Udoh, captain of Enyimba FC, defenders Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah) and Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars), as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji are the new invitees.All the newly invited players will report at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Monday.The [...]

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    Nigeria’s Oladapo elected deputy president of ATTF

Nigeria’s Oladapo elected deputy president of ATTF

Olabanji Oladapo has been elevated to the position of deputy president of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) by the council board of the body.Until his election, Oladapo was vice-president, administration. As deputy president, he replaces Henri Djombo who recently resigned.Khaled El-Salhy, president of ATTF, said Olabanji’s contribution to the sport and his administrative acumen prompted the board to elect him to [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri has defeated Ahmed Saleh in Mauritius to win the 2018 ITTF men's singles title in Mauritius.Quadri outplayed Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 to win his first African championship title which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.The Nigerian table tennis star did not drop a point from the first round until the final.An elated Quadri said he [...]

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    Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams to become the first Japanese to win the US Open women's final.Osaka beat the former world number one in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance when the Japanese was three-months-old.Osaka is the youngest US Open women's finalist since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki won it in 2009.The encounter is [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Getting nominated for best actress at 11 is a big deal, says Mariam Kayode

INTERVIEW: Getting nominated for best actress at 11 is a big deal, says Mariam Kayode

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    AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

The Super Eagles recorded a resounding 3-0 victory over Seychelles on Saturday in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Due to the poor condition of the artificial pitch, both teams initially struggled to find their footing and rhythm at the Stade Linite.Samuel Kalu caused the Pirates all sorts of problems with his trickery and pace. He forced the hosts to [...]

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    Golden Eaglets thrash Baby Elephants to keep U17 AFCON hope alive

Golden Eaglets thrash Baby Elephants to keep U17 AFCON hope alive

The Golden Eaglets were in ruthless form as they thrashed Cote d'Ivoire 5-1 in the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying tournament.The team lost its opening Group B match to Burkina Faso on Monday, but on Thursday, Manu Garba's boys led 4-0 at half-time.With the Eaglets needing a win to get their campaign back on track, they did so with class.As [...]

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    AFCON qualifier: I’ll give everything for Eagles to beat Seychelles, says Kalu

AFCON qualifier: I’ll give everything for Eagles to beat Seychelles, says Kalu

Samuel Kalu says he will give everything to help the Super Eagles defeat Seychelles.The Bordeaux winger said he'll be motivated to "make the country proud" going into the game.The new Super Eagles invitee said the African Cup of Nations qualifier will be a chance to show what he's made of.“I’m prepared to give everything to the Super Eagles. It’s my [...]

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    Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his team is in Seychelles for "serious business" ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier match.With the team occupying third position in Group E after losing the opening game to South Africa, the 62-year-old tactician has charged his wards to "show character" against the Pirates of Seychelles.“We are not here on vacation. We are here [...]

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