Sunday, September 22, 2019

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    Dream Team VI win U-23 AFCON

Dream Team VI win U-23 AFCON

Samson Siasia's Dream Team VI have emerged winners of the Confederation of African football (CAF) Under-23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).Two goals from Oghenekaro Etebo – a penalty in the 15th minute and a solo run that ended in a delicate finish in the 40th minute – rendered Algeria's solitary goal – an own goal either side of Nigeria's goals – mere consolation.Etebo's brace brought his tally [...]

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    Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

The fairy-tale goal-scoring run of Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles’ striker, continued on Saturday as he scored his 10th goal of the English Premier League season for Watford against Sunderland at the Stadium of light.The striker was in action for 90 minutes and scored the only goal of the game four minutes into the encounter, his 16th appearance of the season.He is now [...]

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    Ojukwu, Ifeajuna ‘resurrect’ in ‘The Encounter’

Ojukwu, Ifeajuna ‘resurrect’ in ‘The Encounter’

“The Encounter”, a historical drama adaptation based on a short story by historian Henry Onyema, was screened in Lagos on Saturday.Set in 1967 during the Nigerian civil war, an imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna, an army major, is summoned by Chukuemeka Ojukwu, the then Biafran commander-in-chief, for one last conversation – one last encounter.Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Onyema, original story writer, said that the film is based on [...]

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    UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

Moses Simon made history with his Belgian club Gent while Mikel Obi finally featured for Chelsea as the London club booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday.Brown Ideye, though, could only settle for a passage to the Europa League.John Obi Mikel (Chelsea; group G): The midfielder came on as a substitute, four [...]

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    Dream Team beat hosts Senegal to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

Dream Team beat hosts Senegal to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

The Nigeria U-23 team has qualified for the final of the CAF U-23 tournament after beating host Senegal 1-0 at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium, Dakar.The result also earned the Dream Team VI a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympics.Emmanuel Daniel, Nigeria’s goalkeeper, conceded a penalty for a foul on Cheickou Dieng in the 45th minute but he then saved [...]

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    PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

Five Nigerian stars will be on parade for various clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League, with three of them seeking progression into the last 16.Brown Ideye (Olympiacos; group F): The Greek giants will join leaders Bayern Munich in the next round should they beat Arsenal in a straight shoot-out for second spot. The striker has only netted once [...]

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    Scoring for Nigeria is difficult, says Ighalo

Scoring for Nigeria is difficult, says Ighalo

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, says scoring for the national team is difficult due to African terrain.Ighalo, who has scored nine goals in 15 appearances for Watford in the English Premier League this season, said it is easier to perform as a striker on foreign soil.He struggled to reproduce his EPL form when the Super Eagles defeated Swaziland in the Russia [...]

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    Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, has recalled his memories of the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium when he featured in the squad that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal.As Dream Team VI files out against host Senegal in the semi-final of the CAF U-23 championship on Wednesday, Siasia wants to achieve another feat with his players.“At the Africa [...]

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    Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Odion Ighalo scored the winner for Watford but Victor Moses walked off injured in West Ham's goalless draw at Manchester United in the latest round of English premier league matches."We have to wait for a scan but it doesn't look good," Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager, said after the match."It's not like cramp. I don't know if it's three, four, five or six weeks. [...]

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    Dream Team VI draw with Algeria to keep Rio hopes alive

Dream Team VI draw with Algeria to keep Rio hopes alive

Nigeria booked their spot in the semifinals of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, playing a 0-0 draw against Algeria in their final group game on Saturday.The win is a further boost to the team's chances of securing  a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics.The Dream Team VI will now face Tournament hosts, Senegal, in the semi-final.Azubuike Okechukwu was booked for the second game [...]

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    I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

“I ran out of my room to help my brother, who is asthmatic. My parents were also unconscious, so I called for help and the neighbourhood came to our rescue but I have lost everything, including my credentials, to that fire. I am so confused right now.”These were the words of Jinadu Oluwashina, a biochemistry graduate of the Bells University of [...]

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    Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

On Saturday, Nigeria’s fate on Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided as they face Algeria in Dakar, Senegal, for the last group game of the Africa U-23 championship. Egypt, on the other end, are up against Mali, who have nothing to lose after crashing out of the competition.Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, guided Nigeria to the 2008 Beijing [...]

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    PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

Nigerian players will resume action for their various clubs this weekend in the English Premier League (EPL).Watford’s Odion Ighalo is currently the best performer of the pack while Kelechi Iheanacho will aim to improve on his scoring form for Manchester City.Here is an update on the players' current form.Odion Ighalo (Watford): The striker scored last Sunday against Aston Villa to [...]

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    Super Eagles end 2015 outside Africa’s top 10

Super Eagles end 2015 outside Africa’s top 10

Six months to the main draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 66 in the world and 14 in Africa.In the latest ranking of federations released on Thursday by the Federation of International Football (FIFA), Nigeria slipped seven spots to 66th in the world, following recent performances in Africa qualifiers.The ranking will determine how African countries [...]

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    I don’t think we’ll go to Olympics, says Siasia

I don’t think we’ll go to Olympics, says Siasia

Samson Siasia says his team’s performance at the Africa U-23 championship in Senegal may cost Nigeria a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympics.As was the case in the first match against Mali, the Dream Tea m put up a poor performance in the second half of the game against Egypt, which saw them give up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.Speaking at the post-match [...]

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    With Egypt draw, Dream Team miss chance to book Rio ticket

With Egypt draw, Dream Team miss chance to book Rio ticket

Nigeria U-23 team played a 2-2 draw against Egypt, who fought back to earn a point on Wednesday at the CAF U-23 championship in Senegal.Oghenakaro Etebo scored from the penalty spot in the 21st minute, to give Nigeria the lead after Egypt captain Ramy Moustapha, was wrongly adjudged to have handled the ball from a Stanley Dimgba cross.The Dream Team VI started [...]

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