Monday, September 24, 2018

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    COUNTDOWN 30: Feghouli set to unite Algeria in Brazil

COUNTDOWN 30: Feghouli set to unite Algeria in Brazil

While the Arab Spring was sweeping through Algeria and with no hope in sight, a certain Soufiane Feghouli was busy making a name for himself at Valencia.Right now, he is ready to unite his adopted country at home and in the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.The presence of French-born playmaker Feghouli is a blessing to the Algerian nation, as the [...]

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    Imports up, exports down in 2013

Imports up, exports down in 2013

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that the country’s imports in 2013 was greater than 2012 while exportation over the same period was less.Total exports for 2013 amounted to about N14.24 trillion which was lower by about N8.20 trillion or 36.5 per cent from the value of total exports recorded in 2012 while total imports in the same [...]

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    Super Eagles’ opponents Iran name squad

Super Eagles’ opponents Iran name squad

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has released the preliminary 30-man squad for the FIFA World Cup.Two London-based players, Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejageh and Charlton Athletic striker Reza Ghoochannejad, are among 10 foreign-based players in the squad, which will be trimmed to 23 by June 2.The Iranians have had a troubled build-up to the tournament and last month Queiroz started a training [...]

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    Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

It is exactly 32 days to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but there is enough to whet the appetite already before the tournament begins on June 12, 2014.Protests have been held across the country; stadia have collapsed and casualties abound; accusations of embezzlement have been traded among the country’s senior figures; the Amazon forest is causing nightmares in [...]

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    ‘Memorablia’ from the World Economic Forum on Africa

‘Memorablia’ from the World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2014 ended on Friday with the announcement of Capetown, South Africa, as the host for the next forum scheduled for June 2015.Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, Phillip Rosler, declared the event as successful in many standards, noting that the forum received three times more articles compared to the previous year.“This forum has affected [...]

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    Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Despite not making coach Stephen Keshi’s provisional 30-man list, Nigeria forward, Ikechukwu Uche, says he bears no grudge against the Super Eagles boss.The Villarreal striker, who last played for his country as a substitute in the 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year, was ignored even with his 12 [...]

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    Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

It is the dream of every Nigerian player to be at the World Cup donning the green-white-green jersey of the country.Making the provisional 30-man list is a first step to boarding the aircraft to Brazil. Not being among the unlucky seven that will get chopped off the list is the next.Here is what each player needs to do and avoid [...]

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    ANC sweeps South Africa polls as DA gains

ANC sweeps South Africa polls as DA gains

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won a resounding victory in spite of a slight loss of support.Preliminary results on Friday showed that the ANC won 62.5 per cent of the votes counted in more than 94 per cent of voting districts on Friday.The ANC had 62.5 per cent of the votes, down from 65.9 per cent it [...]

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    Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, David Ngodigha, has backed Chigozie Agbim’s inclusion in the 30-man provisional list for 2014 World Cup preparation.Since his lacklustre performance at the African Nations Championship in South Africa, Agbim has been a byword for incompetence among football lovers.But speaking to TheCable, Ngodigha, the technical adviser of Nigeria National League side, Go Round of Omuko, Rivers State, backed [...]

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    Ex-Internationals say Keshi’s Eagles can fly in Brazil

Ex-Internationals say Keshi’s Eagles can fly in Brazil

Two former Super Eagles players have given their backing to the players on Coach Stephen Keshi's provisional list of 30 players for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, released on Tuesday after weeks of speculation.Some notable omissions are Dynamo Kiev’s Brown Ideye, Schalke 04’s Chinedu Obasi, and Ikechukwu Uche of Villarreal, who is perhaps the biggest absentee.Keshi hasn’t selected Uche in a year, since describing him “tactically [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach.VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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    NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dismissed the claim by a self-confessed and convicted Singaporean match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, that he helped Nigeria qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.NFF dismissed all of Perumal's claims as nothing more than "distinct fiction" and insisted that the true heroes of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals [...]

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    Match-fixer claims helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Match-fixer claims helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Wilson Raj Peruma, a notorious Singaporean match-fixer, has revealed in a new book that he helped both Nigeria and Honduras qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The 49-year-old, who was part of an international syndicate responsible for fixing hundreds of matches around the world, has already admitted to bribing corrupt officials and players since first being arrested in [...]

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    Nigeria tackle South Africa, Sudan in Afcon 2015 qualifiers

Nigeria tackle South Africa, Sudan in Afcon 2015 qualifiers

Nigeria have been grouped alongside South Africa and Sudan in Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.The fourth team in the group will be determined after the preliminary rounds have been played.Defending champions, Nigeria, was one of the African football powerhouses seeded prior to the draw, conducted on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.Other seeded countries were Ghana, Cote [...]

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