Monday, November 12, 2018

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    EXTRA: ‘Mystical pig’ predicts Super Eagles will reach World Cup semi-final

EXTRA: ‘Mystical pig’ predicts Super Eagles will reach World Cup semi-final

A pig said to have psychic powers has predicted that the Super Eagles will play up to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, Daily Mail reports.Popularly known as “Mystic Marcus”, the black micro pig has a knack for predicting winners and rightly picked Donald Trump as winner of the US presidential election over Hilary Clinton.The pig also correctly predicted the [...]

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    Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Wieber Boer, a sports enthusiast and chief executive officer, All On, has chronicled the history of Nigerian football as a tool for nation-building in his new book.The book titled “A Story of Heroes and Epics: The History of Football in Nigeria”, was launched at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Sunday.The timing of the launch coincided with the upcoming 2018 FIFA world [...]

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    EXTRA: Two officials jailed for ‘rough tackles’ on Burundi president in football match

EXTRA: Two officials jailed for ‘rough tackles’ on Burundi president in football match

Two officials have been reportedly imprisoned after President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi was "roughed up" in a football match.Nkurunziza played in the game organised between his personal football team, Haleluya FC and a team from Kiremba, a city in southern Burundi.The opposing side is said to be normally aware of playing against the country's president, and therefore avoid tackling him, [...]

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    FIFA president: In Nigeria, football is more than religion, love

FIFA president: In Nigeria, football is more than religion, love

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Nigeria is a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football.According to Infantino, "football is life" in Nigeria.NAN reports that Infantino spoke on Monday at the maiden edition of the AITEO-NFF Awards, which was organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The FIFA president said: "I was told that in Nigeria football is passion, but it [...]

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    Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

Nigeria maintain 51st position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained their 51st position in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time African champions also remained unmoved on the continent, maintaining their ninth spot.The Eagles’ Group D 2018 FIFA World Cup opponents, Argentina, are fourth while Croatia moved from 17th to 15th and Iceland from 22th to 20th.Africa’s other representatives at next [...]

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    Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will establish a football club in Bauchi state.The speaker announced his plan at the final of the Dogara Unity Cup competition which held in the Bogoro local government area of the state.Dogara expressed displeasure that no Bauchi indigene is currently in the lineup of the national football team.He said in [...]

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    CLOSE-UP:  Weah, ‘illiterate’ footballer who returned to school after knocks from Harvard graduate

CLOSE-UP: Weah, ‘illiterate’ footballer who returned to school after knocks from Harvard graduate

George Weah, one of the finest footballers ever known, has just penned his name in history as the first ex-footballer to be elected president of a country.He emerged Liberia’s president after a run-off election contested between him and Joseph Boakai, who has been the deputy of outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the last 12 years.In the first round conducted [...]

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    Kanu, Diouf, African football legends to play ‘Match4IDPs’

Kanu, Diouf, African football legends to play ‘Match4IDPs’

Kanu Nwankwo, El-Hadji Diouf and other African football legends are set to play a charity match to create awareness for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria.The two former African player of the year winners will lead the all-star team of icons to do battle with Kano Pillars on a yet-to-be-announced date.The charity football match is tagged 'Match4IDPs', according to the initiator [...]

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    NFF/CBN football tournament to kick off Saturday

NFF/CBN football tournament to kick off Saturday

The 2017 edition of the NFF/CBN All-Financial Institutions football competition will kick off on Saturday and end on October 28.This was disclosed on Wednesday at a press briefing by both organisations at the NFF's Glass House.The apex bank pledged its continued commitment to the sponsorship of the competition that is now in its 31st year.“It is worthy of note that [...]

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    I am enjoying my football again, says Victor Moses

I am enjoying my football again, says Victor Moses

Victor Moses, Chelsea striker, on Thursday, said he is enjoying his football again, after club manager Antonio Conte resurrected his career and gave him the "confidence" to perform at high level.The 26-year-old Moses joined the Blues from Wigan for nine million pounds in 2012 but was loaned out to Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham by former club manager Jose Mourinho.But [...]

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    FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

FIFA posts $369 million loss in 2016 — and there’s worse to come

World football governing body FIFA on Friday announced that it incurred a loss of $369 million in 2016.A chunk of that figure was spent on legal costs in a year that saw FIFA enmeshed in a number of corruption scandals.The organisation is also expected to lose $500 million in 2017.But FIFA predicts a turnaround in 2018. The football body is [...]

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    Amos Adamu risks fresh FIFA ban

Amos Adamu risks fresh FIFA ban

Amos Adamu, former director-general of the National Sports Commission, risks another FIFA ban after serving a three-year suspension, which ended in October 2013.Adamu might be banned from all related footballing activities.According to FIFA's investigatory chamber of the ethics committee, Adamu violated articles 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).He was a member of the world’s football [...]

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    UPDATED: Ronaldo, Aguero, Ibrahimovic shortlisted for 2016 Ballon d’Or

UPDATED: Ronaldo, Aguero, Ibrahimovic shortlisted for 2016 Ballon d’Or

Manchester City duo, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United, have been nominated for the 2016 Ballon d'Or.Cristiano Ronaldo, who lost the 2015 Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi, also made the 30-man longlist.Juventus trio, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Gianluigi Buffon, are some of the names from Serie A, while Borussia Dortmund striker [...]

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    Flying Eagles depart Abuja for Khartoum

Flying Eagles depart Abuja for Khartoum

The Flying Eagles on Thursday departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja for Khartoum for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan.The team had earlier been scheduled to depart Nigeria on Wednesday but that was put off following some "logistical problems".The team comprising 18 players and nine Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials departed Abuja on board an [...]

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    How Brexit could hurt Nigerian footballers

How Brexit could hurt Nigerian footballers

The decision of the UK to leave the European Union has far reaching effects on the global economy, but who would believe that it also has its effects on the conduct of the round leather game in Africa's most populous nation -- Nigeria?Perhaps we never saw this coming, but the realities of Brexit will definitely change the face of football [...]

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    Dikko: Players have themselves to blame if they are owed

Dikko: Players have themselves to blame if they are owed

Shehu Dikko, the chairman, League Management Company (LMC), has advised players to understand and defend their rights especially in terms of payment of salaries.In an interview with TheCable, Dikko, who is also the second vice chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the LMC discourages clubs from trampling on the rights of players, but the onus is on players [...]

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