Thursday, September 20, 2018

Remi Sulola

    NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

NFF to lift Giwa’s ban, reabsorb his football club into NNL

The Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday took steps to resolve the crisis at the NFF.At an extraordinary general assembly congress, the NFF resolved to lift the ban on Chris Giwa and his collaborators on the condition that they withdraw their court case against the NFF.The directive was given in a communique issued by the executive members of the [...]

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    Amusa wins first medal for Nigeria in Asaba

Amusa wins first medal for Nigeria in Asaba

Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta state.Amusan's medal came in the women's 100m hurdles event on Thursday.The Commonwealth champions won the gold medal in a time of 12.86 seconds.South Africa's Rickenette Steenkamp won silver in a time of 13.18 seconds while Ivorian sprinter Rosvitha Okou took the bronze [...]

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    Asaba 2018: Udo-Gabriel, Ntia-Obong, Ogunlewe qualify for 100m final

Asaba 2018: Udo-Gabriel, Ntia-Obong, Ogunlewe qualify for 100m final

Nigeria's Joy Udo-Gabriel ran 11.68 seconds to qualify for the women's 100m final of the African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Delta state.Cote D'Ivoire's Marie Jose Ta Lou, Ghana's Janet Amponsah also advanced to the final.Other athletes in the final include Nigeria's Ntia-Obong Mercy, Gina Bass of Gambia, Tebogo Mamatu of South Africa, Helutie Hor of Ghana and Sabele Tsaone of [...]

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    CHAN Eagles striker Pyagbara joins Tunisian club

CHAN Eagles striker Pyagbara joins Tunisian club

Christian Pyagbara has joined Tunisian Ligue 1 outfit Avenir Sportif de Gabès.The 22-year-old striker signed a two-year contract with the club on Tuesday.“I will do my best with Avenir Sportif de Gabès to honour my country and repay the management for their trust in me," Pyagbara told TheCable after sealing the move."They encouraged me a lot to accept the offer."The [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki Afolabi, new Ismaily SC recruit, has explained why he joined the Egyptian Premier League side.The striker has joined Ismaily on a four-year contract from Ethiopian Premier League champions Jimma Aba Jifar."It feels great to be part of the ambitious Ismaily family," Okiki told TheCable."Ismaily are one of the biggest clubs in Egypt. If you can take Al Ahly and [...]

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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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