Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Enyeama wants AFCON cancelled for Ebola

Enyeama wants AFCON cancelled for Ebola

Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has called on CAF to shelve the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco because of the deadly Ebola virus disease.The goalkeeper, who is seeking qualification with Nigeria, is worried about the deadly virus being passed on in Morocco and has pleaded with the continental soccer governing body to consider cancelling January's tournament.Many [...]

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    Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Lulu Louis Mnguni, the South African ambassador to Nigeria, confirmed to the press on Friday that Nigeria has received the $15m seized by South African authorities in connection with two arms deals.Mnguni also reacted to the Synagogue collapse and its effect on the relationship between the two countries, saying they had come a long way and the collapse could only [...]

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    Super Eagles slip five places in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles slip five places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped five places to 42nd position in the latest ranking released on Thursday by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.After a poor start to Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifiers, Nigeria expectedly dropped to ninth position in Africa.Algeria continue to occupy top spot on the continent and even climbed five places in the world, where [...]

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    Amodu: 66 players to fight for Super Eagles jersey

Amodu: 66 players to fight for Super Eagles jersey

Shuaibu Amodu, Super Eagles interim coach, has been handed a 66-man list drawn from local and foreign clubs by the technical department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to prosecute the last two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 qualifiers in November.Amodu, though, did not disclose the names on the list.“What the technical department has done for me is very [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria is not broke

Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria is not broke

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of finance, has assured Nigerians that the economy is growing positively in spite of the reduction of oil price in the international market.Okonjo-Iweala, who stated this at the 2014 ministerial platform in Abuja on Tuesday, said the nation was not broke as being speculated in some sections of the media.“If you look back two years ago, [...]

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    Forgotten Super Eagles forward, Ogbeche, craves recall

Forgotten Super Eagles forward, Ogbeche, craves recall

Bartholomew Ogbeche has sent out a “forget-me-not” plea to Super Eagles caretaker coach, Shuaibu Amodu, from his base in the Netherlands.The 30-year-old, who has scored six times in nine games for SC Cambuur in the Dutch league, has spoken of his desire to return to Nigeria senior national team after a 10-year absence.“I have unfinished business with the Super Eagles, [...]

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    Nigeria Ebola-free, but the world ‘still at risk’

Nigeria Ebola-free, but the world ‘still at risk’

Onyebuchi Chukwu, who until Monday was the minister of health, is happy that Nigeria has now been certified Ebola-free, but he has warned that anyone anywhere in the world is still prone to the viral disease as long as it continues to ravage the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Speaking at the ceremony where the World Health [...]

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    Uche ‘very proud’ to hit 100 goals in Spain

Uche ‘very proud’ to hit 100 goals in Spain

Ikechukwu Uche, Villareal CF forward, scored twice to help his club secure a 2-0 win over Almeria in Sunday's Spanish La Liga match – goals that shot his tally in Spanish football to 100.Uche got his brace in the 23rd and 59th minute at the Camp El Madrigal in a match that also featured compatriot Ramon Azeez for the visitors.The [...]

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    Lemerre keen on Eagles job

Lemerre keen on Eagles job

Roger Lemerre, former coach of France, Tunisia and Morocco, has stated his willingness to manage the Super Eagles of Nigeria if offered the job.Amodu Shuaibu and his backroom staff will guide the team through the next two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in November then give way to a foreign coach to be appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Lemerre, who [...]

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    Trinidad joins Guyana in banning Nigerians

Trinidad joins Guyana in banning Nigerians

The ban on Nigerian travellers over the Ebola disease is gradually spreading, with another Caribbean country wielding the big stick.The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has decided to deny visas to persons from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Congo, Liberia and Nigeria to prevent Ebola from entering the country.Guyana, another Caribbean nation, had also placed a ban on travellers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.Fuad Khan, the Trinidad [...]

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    Emenike the new Heskey? 4 questions after Nigeria, Sudan

Emenike the new Heskey? 4 questions after Nigeria, Sudan

HAS EMENIKE METAMORPHOSED INTO HESKEY? It seems Emile Heskey, the first non-scoring striker, has resurrected and now goes by the name Emmanuel Emenike.The duo could well go as twins – in looks, built and style of play – but that’s not where the similarities end.Heskey retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup but his 11 years involvement with England [...]

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    38-year-old Nkwocha scores in 6-0 Zambia rout

38-year-old Nkwocha scores in 6-0 Zambia rout

The Super Falcons were in buoyant mood and gave Zambia a 6-0 hiding in their second group game at the African Women's Championship (AWC) at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, with 38-year-old substitue, Perpetua Nwocha, bagging a goal as well.Barely five minutes into the game, the Nigerian female national team were ahead courtesy of a close-range finish from Ngiozi Okobi, off a [...]

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    Aluko wants fans’ backing against Sudan

Aluko wants fans’ backing against Sudan

Super Eagles striker, Sone Aluko, has called on Nigerians to get behind the team as they prepare to meet Sudan on Wednesday.The Hull City forward, who was on the bench in the 1-0 loss in Khartoum on Saturday, is optimistic that the Eagles can bounce back to winning ways once more.“The game with Sudan is one of those bad days [...]

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    ‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

A group, Nigerians for Change, has called on the federal and state governments not to politicise the issue of the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), appealing that both should work in unison to confront the challenges facing the country.Expressing delight that Nigeria is now a reference point for a positive development, the group said it was meaningless to [...]

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    Ugbade: Falcons should focus on being world-best

Ugbade: Falcons should focus on being world-best

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has called on the Super Falcons to work towards not just being Africa’s champions but the best in the world.The female national team will kick off their campaign against Ivory Coast in the Africa Women’s Championship on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia.And Ugbade is optimistic about Falcons performance at the AWC.“I strongly believe that Super Falcons [...]

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    Uche denies Keshi’s new allegation

Uche denies Keshi’s new allegation

The verbal volleyball that is now the exchanges between Stephen Keshi and Ikechukwu Uche continued on friday with the Villarreal forward denying Keshi's claim that he recently refused to submit his passport for visa issuance to South Africa for the game in Cape Town in September.Keshi told reporters on Wednesday that he dropped the Uche from his squad for [...]

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