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    Osimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON

Osimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON

Nigeria sailed into the final round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series on Monday, beating Libya 4-0 on the back of a Victor Osimhen hat–trick at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.The North Africans won the first leg 2-0 in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia on Wednesday last week, and came fully prepared to defend their advantage.But Osimhen, [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Olisema shoots Akwa United to the top as Wikki Tourists, Elkanemi win away

NPFL Wrap Up: Olisema shoots Akwa United to the top as Wikki Tourists, Elkanemi win away

In a seven-goal thriller, Enugu Rangers fought from a goal down to annihilate Remo Stars 5-2 in the matchday 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games across the nation on Sunday.Defender Bright Akpojuvwewo silenced the Flying Antelopes with the curtain raiser.A brilliant brace from Godwin Aguda was complimented by Ifeanyi George and Ibrahim Ajani to put the scoreline [...]

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    Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria makes history, picks its first ever Cricket World Cup slot

Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team has booked the country’s first ever spot at the Cricket World Cup after topping the weeklong qualifying series concluded in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday.The Junior Green Yellow defeated Sierra Leone with two wickets in a tensed encounter that was the highlight of the weeklong run of victories against Africa’s Division one Cricket powerhouses.Adams Ukwenya, the [...]

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    Player Ratings: Soaring, flying or clipped wings… how Eagles performed in Delta

Player Ratings: Soaring, flying or clipped wings… how Eagles performed in Delta

The Super Eagles of Nigeria finished their AFCON qualifiers series with a 3-1 win over the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta State.The win ensured Gernot Rhor's wards finished top of Group E, but the game itself was poor. Littered with many that looked ordinary against a defensive-minded Seychelles team which had nothing to [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

Nigeria ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign on a sound note with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates of Seychelles.Already qualified Nigeria were out to build on their recent run of form when they hosted the Pirates at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday afternoon.The Super Eagles already booked their AFCON ticket, having recovered [...]

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    U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

U-19 Cricket: Nigeria inches close to SA 2020 World Cup

A win for Nigeria over Sierra Leone on Saturday will see the Junior Yellow Greens through to the 2020 Cricket World Cup.After returning unscathed for the fourth straight time against Tanzania on Thursday with a whopping 151 runs, the sole World Cup ticket is for the cadet Nigerians to lose.Riding on the spectacular form at the qualifier, the Nigerian team [...]

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    Rohr: Mikel told me he is not ready to return to Super Eagles

Rohr: Mikel told me he is not ready to return to Super Eagles

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has stated that he is not rushing the recall of Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel to the senior national team.The Eagles skipper has reportedly asked to be excused from national team duties due to fitness issues.Mikel last featured for the three-time African champions in a 2-1 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup [...]

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    UEFA fine Ronaldo €20,000 for celebration mocking Simeone

UEFA fine Ronaldo €20,000 for celebration mocking Simeone

European football governing body, UEFA, has fined Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, €20,000 for his "obscene" jubilation during the Italian club’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid last week.Juventus lost 0-2 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League, marking the Spanish side’s victory with strange celebrations.Juventus, however, hit back 3-0 through Ronald’s hat-trick, and mocked Simeone [...]

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    U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

U-19 cricket: Nigeria shines in African qualifiers, trumps Uganda

The Nigeria’s Under-19 cricket team, Junior Green Yellow, set one foot at the World Cup on Wednesday after upsetting tournament favourite Uganda with 30 runs to remain the only unbeaten team at the South Africa 2020 World Cup African qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia.Although the Nigerians struggled in the openings stages of the game as they lost 4 wickets in the [...]

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    Nwabuoku, Wogu return as Dennerby calls 30 home girls for France 2019

Nwabuoku, Wogu return as Dennerby calls 30 home girls for France 2019

Head coach Thomas Dennerby has called Evelyn Nwabuoko, Chioma Wogu, Jonathan Alaba and twenty-seven other home –based professionals for a preliminary camp of the Super Falcons preparations for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final.Goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Christy Ohiaeriaku all make the list, as well as defenders Glory Ogbonna and Josephine Chukwunonye, midfielders Cecilia Nkwu, Amarachi Okoronkwo [...]

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