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    Omagbemi’s nomination for FIFA Best award ‘not a surprise’

Omagbemi’s nomination for FIFA Best award ‘not a surprise’

Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi, has hailed the nomination of the former coach of the team, Florence Omagbemi, for the prestigious FIFA Women Coach of the year.Omagbemi who coached Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon was among the 10 coaches shortlisted for the award.Ebi told NAN that it was a well-deserved nomination for [...]

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    Emeka Ogbuh of Rivers United wins second wonder goal award

Emeka Ogbuh of Rivers United wins second wonder goal award

Rivers United’s Emeka Ogbuh has become the first player to win the VAT wonder goal award twice.Ogbuh emerged with the highest votes for the match day 31 shortlisted goals.His goal against Wikki Tourists polled a total of 2843 votes to beat Abayomi Adebayo of Shooting Stars to second place while FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Isaac Loute is third.Ogbuh had won the wonder goal [...]

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    Omagbemi nominated for Best FIFA Women’s Coach award

Omagbemi nominated for Best FIFA Women’s Coach award

Former Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi has been nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017.Omagbemi was nominated alongside Danish national team coach Nil Nielsen, Rolf Kellerman of Vfl Wolfsburg, Olivier Echouafni of France.The winner, and those from other categories, will be chosen by national team coaches, captains, selected media and the fans.The final list of three nominees will be released mid-September.Omagbemi [...]

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    EXTRA: I’ll fire Wenger if I buy Arsenal, says Dangote

EXTRA: I’ll fire Wenger if I buy Arsenal, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, says the first thing he will do if he acquires Arsenal football club is to fire Arsene Wenger, the coach.In an interview with Bloomberg, Dangote said his desire to own the club dates back to the mid-1980s.Dangote said he'd consider making an offer once the construction of his $11 billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed."The first [...]

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    English FA denies Onazi work permit to join Birmingham

English FA denies Onazi work permit to join Birmingham

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Ogazi has been denied a work permit to sign for Birmingham City by the English Football Association.According to a BBC report, Onazi had sealed a transfer from Trabzonspor to Birmingham, but the rejection of his application has now hindered the move.Onazi, interestingly, is a major player of the Nigerian national team and thus officially entitled to [...]

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    ‘D’Tigress coming home with Afrobasket cup… Senegal should be scared’

‘D’Tigress coming home with Afrobasket cup… Senegal should be scared’

Sam Vincent, coach of D’Tigress, on Wednesday said the team is confident and ready to excel at the 2017 Women’s Afrobasket Championship in Mali.The female national team will be making its 10th appearance at the Biennial African basketball championships.The 12-team tournament will dunk-off in Bamako, Mali from August 18-27.D’Tigress had won the tournament in 2003 and 2005, but the team [...]

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    Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Pinnick: How change in AFCON calendar will help African players

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, says the calender of the African Cup of Nations was changed for the benefit of players from the continent.He said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was not pressured by Europe to make the alteration.Pinnick, a CAF executive member, said the players' welfare and career prospects were taken into consideration before the changes were made.“It [...]

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    Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Omar Assar says the fans played a crucial role in his triumph at the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos.The Egyptian made history as the first player to win the men’s singles title thrice. He is also unbeaten in all his participation in the tournament.To claim the title, Assar beat India’s Sarthak Gandhi in the final 4-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-6, [...]

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    Ronaldo gets five-match ban for pushing referee, red card

Ronaldo gets five-match ban for pushing referee, red card

Cristiano Ronaldo has been punished with a five-game ban for offences committed during Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup first leg against Barcelona.Ronaldo was handed a one-game ban for his red card and suspended for four games for the physical altercation with the center referee.A €3000 (£2727) fine was also added to the suspension.A possible appeal will have to wait until Wednesday [...]

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    Costa: Chelsea treating me like a criminal — but I’ll come back stronger

Costa: Chelsea treating me like a criminal — but I’ll come back stronger

Chelsea outcast Diego Costa says the north London club is treating him like a "criminal".The 28-year-old spent the off-season in Brazil after being notified by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that he had no future at Stamford BridgeConte informed Costa he was not part of his plans via a text message, and the striker says he will never delete the message."I'm [...]

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