Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Sport"

    Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi says Arsenal drive of getting to the top four spot in the English Premier League is as realistic as winning the Europa League.The Arsene Wenger tutored side are eight points off the Champions League slot and currently sixth on the EPL table, with 45 points.In an interview with UK Mirror, he said "We have to [...]

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    Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 51 to 52 in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday -- but their World Cup opponents, Iceland, are now at an all-time high of No. 18.On a brighter note, the three-time African champions climbed two spots up from nine to seven in the continental ranking.The fortune of [...]

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    Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Hours after the suspension of Sunday Oliseh as the manager of Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard, its management has vowed to institute legal actions against him for alleging illegal activities.Fortuna Sittard, in a statement on its website, said the club side will present the case to the arbitration committee of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) in a bid [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success."I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) played a role in the return of Ahmed Musa to CSKA Moscow on loan.The forward recently rejoined the Russia-based team from Leicester. He will be there until the end of the season.The NFF president said the glass house is involved in "every major movement" of Nigerian players abroad."We just don't maintain a [...]

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    200 golfers to take part in first ever female LPGAN tourney

200 golfers to take part in first ever female LPGAN tourney

The maiden edition of the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (LPGAN) will tee off in Abuja with 200 golfers.The golfers will be competing in the professional, category 1 and 2 and invited guests categories.The professionals and category 1 and 2 amateur players will compete in over 72 holes, while the guests will feature in 36 holes.Uloma Mbuko, secretary of the board [...]

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    Enyimba defender says Plateau United is a ‘tough customer’

Enyimba defender says Plateau United is a ‘tough customer’

Enyimba FC defender Isiaka Oladuntoye has conceded that Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United will pose a real threat on Wednesday.The People's Elephants will host the Peace Boys in a week nine NPFL clash at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar, and the central defender has admitted that the Jos outfit are performing well this term.But he still thinks [...]

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    Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba reappointed Golden Eaglets’ coach, Salisu to manage Olympic team

Manu Garba has been reappointed coach of the Golden Eaglets by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In a statement on Monday, the NFF also named the coaching crew of all national teams except the Super Eagles, U20 women team, Falconets, and U17 women team, and Flamingoes.Yusuf Salisu, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, will double as the U23 team coach. He will [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Ifeanyi Ubah win oriental derby but no joy for Abia Warriors

NPFL wrap-up: Ifeanyi Ubah win oriental derby but no joy for Abia Warriors

Seven matches were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.FC Ifeanyi Ubah got their third win of the season after goals from Ekene Awazie and Seka Pascal helped them to a 2-0 victory over Heartland FC in the oriental derby.The Anambra Warriors are now out of the relegation zone with 10 points while the Naze Millionaires also [...]

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    18 D’Tigers called up for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

18 D’Tigers called up for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has released a provisional list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.Out of the 18 players invited, five are from the 2017 AfroBasket silver-winning team, while three home-based players were also included.The home-based players include Eli Abraham of Kano Pillars, Abdulwahab Yakubu of Gombe Bulls, and Musa Usman Mohammed of Mark Mentors.The qualifiers will hold in [...]

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    FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons' head coach, has released the list of 21 players that will participate in the WAFU Women's Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire.Keeping faith with the usual suspects, Dennerby made no new inclusion in his first squad list as manager.The squad consists of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders and six attackers.Nigeria will tackle Benin Republic, Senegal [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Akwa United central defender, says himself and his teammates are "hungry" to prove their mettle in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Banjul FC.The Promise Keepers entered the first qualifying round after winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup.The first leg match against Banjul will be played Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Akwa Ibom.“Banjul showed they have excellent individual [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks 20-year record at Texas varsity

Divine Oduduru, Nigerian sprinter, is breaking records and shining brightly in the US.Oduduru has been named athlete of the week by the Big 12 Conference for his performance at the Texas Tech Open.The athlete, who is known for his "I never espered it" expression, has broken five all-time records at the Texas Tech University.He shattered the university's 20-year old school record [...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams.The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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    Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Mgbolu, former NFF spokesman, is dead

Austin Mgbolu, former spokesman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead.The deceased, who served as the image maker of the body between 1993 and 2001, died on Wednesday.He was said to have undergone a major surgery in January, and appeared to have regained his health. But he had complications on Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he [...]

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