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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In the poll conducted by the NFF electoral committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, earning 34 votes.Second-placed Aminu Maigari got eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi, getting only two votes, while there was [...]

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    Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Football is the winner, says Pinnick after re-election as NFF president

Amaju Pinnick says "football is the winner" following his re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Pinnick defeated his closest rival, Aminu Maigari, on Thursday.Speaking with TheCable after the election, Pinnick said there is "no victor and no vanquished" in the race."Football is the winner," he said."Like I said, there's no victor, there's no vanquish. Aminu Maigari is my big [...]

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    Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).He is the first president of the NFF to be re-elected.Pinnick recorded a landslide victory, earning 34 votes to Aminu Maigari (eight), Taiwo Ogunjobi (two).Chinedu Okoye had no vote.Seyi Akinwunmi also returned as vice-president of the football federation.He polled 41 votes to defeat Sunday Ajayi who had [...]

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    UCL: Ronaldo sent off in Juventus win as Man City suffer shock loss

UCL: Ronaldo sent off in Juventus win as Man City suffer shock loss

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the first half as Juventus defeated Valencia 2-0 in their UEFA Champions League opener on a night which also witnessed a shock 1-2 loss for Manchester City at home to Olympic Lyon.On his UCL debut for Juventus, the 33-year-old former Real Madrid top marksman was given his marching orders midway through the game after his [...]

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    Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Maigari faces certificate forgery allegation — one day to NFF election

Aminu Maigari, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, has been accused of certificate forgery.According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency has been withdrawn and substituted with a "provisional clearance".Katu said there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by [...]

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    UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

Barcelona started their UCL season with a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium, thanks to a Lionel Messi hat trick and a brilliant individual strike by Ousmanne Dembele.The first goal was a brilliant free kick just outside the penalty area while the 30-year old's second and third were first-time shots from the six-yard box off two [...]

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    UEFA Champions League: New European order or continued Ronaldo dominance?

UEFA Champions League: New European order or continued Ronaldo dominance?

The UEFA Champions League is back and the biggest names — except you are Eden Hazard and play for Chelsea in the Europa League — are back to deliver another season filled with drama, intrigue and, of course, excitement.Defending champions, Real Madrid, who have won it three times on the bounce will attempt another defence of their title with more or less the [...]

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    Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Wasiu Alalade says Enyimba FC will challenge for all the top prizes this season.The People's Elephants, who have been in impressive form of late, played a goalless draw with Rayon Sports in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final.Speaking with TheCable, the forward shed light on why the team is doing well."It is because of a well defined identity, foresight, strength, work and ambition," [...]

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    D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup — first time since 2006

The D'Tigers defeated Central African Republic 114-69 on Saturday to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.Alex Nwora's team was unbeaten 8-0 in the qualifying series en route sealing a place in the World Cup.The victory over CAR is the team's 11th consecutive win.D'Tigers dominated play from start to finish winning all four quarters; 25-20, 26-19, 37-21 and 26-9.The [...]

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