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    Golden Eaglets lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

Golden Eaglets lash Hungary in U17 FIFA World Cup comeback win

The Golden Eaglets started their campaign for a sixth U17 FIFA World Cup title with a dramatic comeback in the first group B game against Hungary on Saturday night. The Manu Garba boys netted three late goals to come charging back to beat Hungary 4-2 to reinforce the favourite tag given to them ahead of the 2019 edition of the youth [...]

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    Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five–time champions, have landed in host nation Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals. The 18th edition of the men's youth football tournament will hold from October 26 to November 17. A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for [...]

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    Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has urged the Golden Eaglets to go for record sixth FIFA U17 World Cup title in Brazil. The minister spoke on Saturday after paying a visit to the team during their training session at the goal project, package B of the national stadium. Dare said the only option for the Manu Garba tutored side [...]

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    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in an "easy" group B, alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The draws was held at the Federation of International Footbal Association (FIFA) headquarters in Zurich on Thursday. The five-time world champions will be making a return after missing the 2017 edition held in India. The Continent's champion, Cameroon will face [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open. The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation. A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one. Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

On a day Cristiano Ronaldo made the headlines for throwing a reporter's microphone into the lake, the Portuguese striker restored confidence to his team by scoring a brace in the match against Hungary. He also made history in the game, which ended in a 3-3 draw, by becoming the first-ever player to score consistently in four European Championships. Hungary took the lead [...]

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    We have not got into our groove yet, says Flying Eagles coach

We have not got into our groove yet, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has admitted his team are not yet at their best despite the 4-0 bashing of North Korea to get their U-20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand back on track. Two goals from Godwin Saviour and one each from Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success condemned North Korea to their second defeat and Nigeria’s first after the [...]

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    We’re ready to take on the world, says Flying Eagles captain

We’re ready to take on the world, says Flying Eagles captain

Flying Eagles captain, Musa Muhammed, can’t wait to “take on the world” when the FIFA U-20 World Cup begins on May 30th in New Zealand. The African champions are currently in Germany perfecting their strategies ahead of the championship. The team has played two tune-up games which they won impressively scoring 10 goals and conceding two. They will meet Freiburg U-23 in [...]

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    Flying Eagles were 30% short against Hoffenheim, says coach

Flying Eagles were 30% short against Hoffenheim, says coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, is not entirely carried away with the 5-2 win over Hoffenheim U-23 side pointing out defensive frailty in his team. The African champions won their first build-up match on Tuesday ahead the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which starts on May 30 in New Zealand. But Garba was not 100 percent satisfied with his team. “It was a good [...]

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    We have a good selection headache, says Flying Eagles coach

We have a good selection headache, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, is facing a selection headache with just a week left before submitting a final list of 21 players for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Thirty players are jostling, in Germany, for a place in the final list which is expected to be submitted to FIFA on May 15. And Garba has two friendly games [...]

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    Ugbade expects a better Flying Eagles in New Zealand

Ugbade expects a better Flying Eagles in New Zealand

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, expects a better U-20 national team in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Nigeria won the Africa Youth Championship in Senegal and are already grouped alongside Brazil, Hungary and North Korea for the World Cup. The team would commence preparation for the competition with a camp in Abuja on April 7, and Ugbade [...]

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    Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

After the 7-1 bashing of hosts Brazil, Germany are firm favourites to win their fourth World Cup — their first outside Europe — on Sunday. Curiously, though, teams that have inflicted the most severe hammerings in World Cup history have ended with disappointment, and the goal-happy Germans may well have scored all the goals in them against the Selecao and fire blanks in the final [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round. Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round. So, how important is it to [...]

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    Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach, Safet Susic, on Monday presented his provisional 24-man squad for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and backed the side to advance from their group into the last 16. "We must have a goal; and that goal is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16," Susic told reporters as he unveiled the [...]

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