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    Toriola heads Nigeria’s medal chase at Commonwealth Games

Toriola heads Nigeria’s medal chase at Commonwealth Games

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games kicks off on Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland, with Nigeria participating in several events and veteran Segun Toriola leading the medal chase as captain of the team.Toriola, who is making his fourth appearance at the games having made his first appearance at the 2002 Manchester Games, will be in charge of the 127-man contingent representing the [...]

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    Jerry Okorodudu: I won’t lie – Lasisi used ‘black magic’ on me

Jerry Okorodudu: I won’t lie – Lasisi used ‘black magic’ on me

Former African boxing champion, Jeremiah Okorodudu, tells TheCable about memories of the fight with Joe Lasisi he lost allegedly due to his opponent's use of supernatural powers, how the annulled June 12 election overturned his fortunes, and lots more.Since retiring what has been your involvement in the sport?I have a boxing academy in Ojo for youths between the ages of 10 and [...]

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    Westbromwich Albion sign Brown Ideye in record transfer

Westbromwich Albion sign Brown Ideye in record transfer

Super Eagles forward, Brown Ideye, has left Dynamo Kiev for West Bromwich Albion after both clubs agreed on a transfer fee for the player who was dropped from Stephen Keshi’s World Cup squad.Ideye signed a three-year contract, with an option for a fourth, with the Premier League club after agreeing to leave the Ukrainian outfit.According to the official website [...]

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    After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

Nigeria now occupy the 34th position in latest FIFA ranking released Thursday.The Super Eagles' qualification for the round-of-16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has reflected on the July FIFA ranking, as the country now occupies the 34th position.In the rankings table released by the world football governing body, Nigeria garnered 660 points to move up 10 spots as [...]

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    Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh is a member of the prestigious FIFA technical study group that awarded Argentina captain Lionel Messi the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2014 World Cup.The 13-strong committee, which analyses matches at international tournaments, was set up after the 1966 World Cup to monitor trends and developments in the game. But their [...]

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    Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Osaze Odemwingie is considering following in the footsteps of Joseph Yobo by quitting the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Odemwingie, who became the first Stoke City player to score in the World Cup after his strike in the 1-0 win against Bosnia-Hercegovina, said that after 67 caps, the 2-0 loss to France could be his last game for Nigeria."Sometimes you just feel like [...]

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    Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Joseph Yobo has put behind him the horror of scoring an own goal in his last international game for the Super Eagles, and the 100-cap man is now looking to return to the team as the head coach.Nigeria lost 2-0 to France in Yobo’s 100th and last game, but the former Eagles captain is already looking ahead to a [...]

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    How Mikel prevented Azeez from playing against France

How Mikel prevented Azeez from playing against France

All that was left was for the referee’s assistant to raise the board and indicate that the injured Ogenyi Onazi would be replaced by Ramon Azeez after the Lazio player was stretchered off following a devastating Blaise Matuidi tackle in the second-round game against France.The Almeria of Spain midfielder had already been instructed by Coach Stephen Keshi on what was expected of him [...]

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    FIFA may ban Nigeria on Tuesday

FIFA may ban Nigeria on Tuesday

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has ordered the Nigerian government to reinstate the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not later than Tuesday, or the country will be banned from international and continental football.On Thursday, minister of sport, Tammy Danagogo, appointed a sole administrator for the country's football after a high court in Jos sacked the NFF [...]

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    Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as manager of the national team if his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is renewed.Speaking to reporters in Abuja after his team's arrival from Brazil, Keshi said he would love to finish what he started with the team if given the opportunity to continue.“Although I have not spoken [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Nigeria from Brazil

Super Eagles arrive Nigeria from Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have returned to the country following their second-round elimination by France at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Nigeria, who played four matches in the World Cup, touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Friday.The team were led by the head coach, Stephen Keshi.The embattled coach said the team would have loved [...]

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    Oliseh blames ‘greed’ of African players on ‘extended families’

Oliseh blames ‘greed’ of African players on ‘extended families’

FIFA’s Technical Study Group member and former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has identified the huge extended family commitments of African players as the reason why they haggle over money with their federations during the World Cup.According to Oliseh, it will be less-than-accurate to say the players are simply motivated by greed.Apart from Algeria, and to a smaller extent Ivory Coast, African [...]

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    How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

Discipline, talent, preparation, focus, form, freedom from injury, and luck of the draw are some of the factors that guarantee success in a major sporting event like the World Cup. But sex plays a role, too – the action, not the thought, as former New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel once said: “It’s not the sex that wrecks these guys; [...]

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    10 most memorable moments of World Cup round-of-16

10 most memorable moments of World Cup round-of-16

Just before the quarter-finals of the World Cup kick off on Friday, we bring you 10 of the many good and ugly moments of the second round.Unlike the previous round, though, every action was on the pitch. The Black Stars have gone home!1. Chilling game and penalty shootout drama for Brazil and their fansThe game against Chile elicited different moods from Brazil fans [...]

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    7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

The French were there for the taking and a quarter-final place was looming large, but instead of eating French, Fries the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended up eating humble pie after the painful 2-0 loss.The song of “what-if” gets released after a yet-so-close-but-yet-so-far loss. It was played in 1994 after the loss to Italy. A remix was made after the [...]

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    Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

As the Super Eagles file out against France on Tuesday, we examine a player who has been a revelation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite posting underwhelming performances prior to the tournament.When regular left-back Elderson Echiejile copped up an injury during a pre-World Cup game against Greece, all seemed lost for a team that could truly boast no reliable player [...]

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