Monday, September 3, 2018

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    NPFL preview: Akwa United staking strong claim for the title

NPFL preview: Akwa United staking strong claim for the title

Akwa United are second on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table with 41 points from 24 games, two adrift of leaders Lobi Stars.The Promise Keepers have so much quality and strength in midfield, a major reason they were fairly successful in the first half of the season.Under the tutelage of Abdu Maikaba, Akwa United have been transformed into a better, [...]

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    CAF CC: Enyimba drop to third after 0-2 loss to Williamsville

CAF CC: Enyimba drop to third after 0-2 loss to Williamsville

Williamsville secured a 2-0 win over Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.Goals from Jean-Willy N'da Kouassi and Guy Yameogo secured the victory for the hosts, taking them to the top of the Group C.Enyimba slipped to third with just two rounds of matches remaining.The match started at a furious pace, and the People's Elephants created the better chances [...]

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    NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will absorb retired goalkeeper Carl Ikeme into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.According to a statement by the federation on Sunday, a coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer will be offered to Ikeme.Mohammed Sanusi, secretary general of the federation, said the NFF is in contact with Ikeme, who announced his retirement from [...]

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    NFF begins investigation into ‘bribe’ received by Salisu

NFF begins investigation into ‘bribe’ received by Salisu

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced an investigation into the video showing Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf receiving money from reporters posing as football agents.Ademola Olajire, NFF director of communications, made this known in a statement on Friday."For now, the NFF has commenced preliminary investigation into the matter to assist the committee on ethics and fairplay," Olajire said.Salisu was filmed [...]

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    Carl Ikeme retires from football

Carl Ikeme retires from football

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football.Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017. Last month, the Nigerian shot-stopper announced that he was in remission.The 32-year-old has been with Wolves throughout his career, making more than 200 appearances for the club.Jeff Shi, Wolves executive chairman, said: "Having been at the club since the age of 14, [...]

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    CAF CC: Enyimba targets ‘early breakthrough’ in Abidjan

CAF CC: Enyimba targets ‘early breakthrough’ in Abidjan

Isiaka Oladuntoye says Enyimba will target early goals when they square up against Williamaville in a CAF Confederation Cup showdown in Abidjan.The People's Elephants go into the clash after a slim 1-0 victory over the Ivorians in Port Harcourt.Oladuntoye says the Group C leaders will come out with full force in the away fixture."Attack is the name of the game because [...]

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    Echiejile defends Etebo’s decision to sign for Stoke City, tips him to excel

Echiejile defends Etebo’s decision to sign for Stoke City, tips him to excel

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile is confident Oghenekaro Etebo will be a big hit at Stoke City when the new season of the English Premier League (EPL) starts.The central midfielder recently agreed to join the Potters from Feirense in a deal reported to be in the region of £7 million.Clubs in Spain and Portugal had chased the Nigeria international for many [...]

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    Super Falcons star Uchendu joins Braga from Rivers Angels

Super Falcons star Uchendu joins Braga from Rivers Angels

Sporting Braga have announced the signing of Rivers Angels forward Chinaza Uchendu.The 20-year-old joins the Portuguese 1a Divisão side for an undisclosed fee.Uchendu, a Nigeria international, signed a one-year deal to join the Minho Warriors after making 18 appearances since joining Rivers Angels at the start of last season.After series of medicals and agreeing on personal terms, Braga confirmed on Wednesday [...]

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    Nigerian striker Okiki named best player in Ethiopian Premier League

Nigerian striker Okiki named best player in Ethiopian Premier League

Okiki Afolabi has been voted player of the year for the 2017/18 season in the Ethiopian Premier League.Afolabi's club, Jimma Aba Jiffar, were crowned champions of the Ethiopian league on Tuesday after their 5-0 rout of Adama Ketema.The win took them above St George on goal difference, in their maiden season in the top flight.Afolabi, a former Shooting Stars and Sunshine Stars [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland.Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    Fury calls Joshua ‘disgrace to boxing’ for not fighting Wilder in US

Fury calls Joshua ‘disgrace to boxing’ for not fighting Wilder in US

Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua is a "disgrace" to boxing for not fighting Deontay Wilder in the US.The British boxer says his countryman is scared of fighting Wilder, adding that the heavyweight division deserves better from him.Joshua holds the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles.He failed to reach [...]

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    Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

Salah, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA best player award

The nominees for the Best FIFA men's player of the year award were unveiled on Tuesday.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were again nominated for the award.The shortlist also includes Tottenham's Harry Kane, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.Brazil's Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane make up the remainder of the [...]

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    Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

Deschamps, Guardiola, Zidane nominated for FIFA coach of the year award

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award.Zinedine Zidane, who won his third consecutive Champions League with Real Madrid, is also nominated.Zlatko Dalic claims a place on the 11-man list after taking Croatia to a World Cup final for the first time in their history.Also on the list is Pep Guardiola who [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles head coach, has been caught on camera accepting a cash gift to field two players for the African of Nations Championship (CHAN).The home-based Eagles were defeated in the final of the competition which took place in January in Morocco.In a video filmed for BBC African Eye by Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremayaw, the coach can be seen [...]

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    FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

FG saved many lives by intervening in NFF crisis, says secretary-general

Mohammed Sanusi, secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has praised the federal government for restoring order at the football body.Sanusi said many people would have been out of work if Buhari had not intervened to avert a potential FIFA ban on Nigeria."I wasn't off duty because I don't know who sacked me," Sanusi told TheCable on Monday after the [...]

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    Nigeria escapes FIFA hammer as DSS ejects Giwa from NFF secretariat

Nigeria escapes FIFA hammer as DSS ejects Giwa from NFF secretariat

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have ejected Chris Giwa from the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Giwa and the staff who occupied the NFF secretariat on July 2 have been asked to immediately vacate the premises.FIFA, football governing body, had threatened to ban Nigeria if the situation was not resolved and Amaju Pinnick not reinstated as [...]

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