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    Emenike not after personal glory

Emenike not after personal glory

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike will not be chasing personal glory at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. The Fenerbache star was top scorer at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and his goals were equally crucial as Nigeria qualified for a fifth World Cup. But Emenike, who has scored 10 goals in 21 games for the national team, [...]

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Stephen’s seven

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi left it late in naming his final 23-man World Cup squad is no news. It is bad news though for Obinna Nsofor, Sunday Mba, Ejike Uzoenyi, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Nnamdi Oduamadi, and Daniel Akpeyi who didn’t make the final cut. Keshi, who whittled down his provisional 30-man squad in the early hours of this [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 10: Last chance for Drogba’s golden generation

COUNTDOWN 10: Last chance for Drogba’s golden generation

Never has a golden generation been wasted by a country, but that is exactly what Ivory Coast are doing with their array of world-class talent. Blessed with a talented generation of players spearheaded by Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, the elephants of Cote D’Ivoire are in danger of misusing an opportunity that last presented itself in the late ‘80s and [...]

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    Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

World Cup debutantes, Bosnia-Herzegovina, play Ivory Coast on Friday in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States. But Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who is also in the US with his team, need not bother traveling or sending his assistant, Daniel Amokachi, to the venue to get first-hand information on Edin Dzeko and co. There are 811.48 miles (by air) from Saint Louis and [...]

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    Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Arsene Wenger has tipped Nigeria to reach the second round of the World Cup, alongside Argentina in Group F. The Arsenal manager, one of the most respected voices in world football, expects the Super Eagles to join La Albiceleste into the knockout stage because of the team's spirit. Wenger expects Argentina to win the group, which also has Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. “I think that [...]

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    Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected President of South, Africa Jacob Zuma has made dramatic changes to his cabinet, headlined by the naming of Nhlanhla Nene — the first black to be so named — as Minister of Finance. Zuma was sworn in as President for the second time on Saturday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, after running unopposed for the position. Announcing his new cabinet on Sunday, Zuma removed [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 26: Gyan and Ghana look to banish South Africa 2010 ghost

COUNTDOWN 26: Gyan and Ghana look to banish South Africa 2010 ghost

Asamoah Gyan will forever be remembered for three things at the World Cup: his goals, the ensuing dances, and his blazed penalty kick that denied Ghana a place in the history books at South Africa in 2010. However, Gyan, who scored on his international debut at the age of 17, is not a man to sulk for long. Instead of hiding [...]

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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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Jonathan, Maigari, endorse ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Aminu Maigari on Monday joined President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo and other prominent Nigerians in endorsing the new HIV awareness initiative tagged ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign. The event, which took place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, underscored [...]

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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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