Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    NFF approves appointment of Randy Waldrum as Super Falcons manager

NFF approves appointment of Randy Waldrum as Super Falcons manager

Nigeria's women football team Super Falcons will most likely have a new coach.The NFF executive committee at its meeting on Wednesday approved the recommendation of the federations technical committee for the appointment of Randy Waldrum as Falcons' technical adviser.The board also urged the secretariat to conclude negotiations with the former Trinidad and Tobago women national team coach."The Board approved the [...]

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    2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding from October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium.Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, secured the services of the former Germany coach for the Nigerian.Adomeit was part of the Nigeria’s technical crew to the 2015 African Games, where Nigeria humbled Egypt to win the men’s team event of [...]

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    Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after a dismal start to the season at the King Power.The 2015/16 English Premier League champions are in the bottom three after just one win from their opening eight Premier League games.The Foxes decided to part ways with Shakespeare less than 24 hours after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.Shakespeare had assisted [...]

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    El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El Kanemi Warriors football club of Maiduguri have appointed Imama Amapakabo as their new head coach.The duration of Amapakabo's contract is one year.Imama takes over from Ladan Bosso who helped the Desert Warriors finish seventh in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season.The former Enugu Rangers coach was unveiled during an event held in Maiduguri, Borno on Tuesday.Speaking at the ceremony, [...]

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    Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua may have to modify his plans after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev pulled out of the anticipated heavyweight bout due to injury.Eddie Hearns, fight promoter, says Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against French-Cameroon boxer Carlos Takam."I received a call from Kalle Sauerland late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and maybe ruled out [...]

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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt.The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament.Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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    Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

The Super Eagles coaching crew will field several players yet to taste action in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers for the upcoming game against Algeria.Salihu Yusuf, coach of the Super Eagles, made this known on Monday.Yusuf said the aim of including other players in the last game of the qualifiers is to create an increased pool of players ahead [...]

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    Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved three steps up from 44th to 41st in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.Tunisia, seeking to qualify for the World Cup, has upstaged Egypt as the number one country on the continent.Egypt is now ranked second while Senegal is in third place. The West African country needs to win just one of [...]

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    Morocco to host CHAN 2018

Morocco to host CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has given Morocco the right to host the fifth edition of African Nations Championship.The new host nation of Total CHAN, as the tournament is tagged, was announced in a statement on Caf website.The emergency committee of the continental body made the decision in Lagos on Saturday following a meeting chaired by its president, Ahmad Ahmad.Kenya's withdrawal [...]

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    Moses injured as Palace stun Chelsea

Moses injured as Palace stun Chelsea

Victor Moses sustained an injury as Crystal Palace won their first game of the season by beating Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park.The Eagles came into the game without a goal or a point from any of their first seven outings, but Wilfried Zaha’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned them a shock win over Chelsea.Yohan Cabaye scored Crystal Palace's [...]

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    Ndidi ‘can’t wait to experience feeling of playing at the World Cup’

Ndidi ‘can’t wait to experience feeling of playing at the World Cup’

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi says he is looking forward to fulfilling his dream of playing at the FIFA World Cup.The midfielder says he can't wait to enjoy the feeling of participating in football's most prestigious tournament.Ndidi, who hopes to be a part of the Super Eagles' contingent to Russia, says qualifying for the mundial has made every Nigerian happy."For [...]

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    I’ll rely on young players for World Cup, says Rohr

I’ll rely on young players for World Cup, says Rohr

The chances of Nigeria's most experienced players breaking into the Super Eagles' World Cup squad is unlikely, says coach Gernot Rohr.Rohr said he will give priority to the young players who contributed to Nigeria's qualification for the mundial.The Franco-German coach said there's no point "searching for experienced" hands when the young players are good enough for the job."There won't be [...]

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    FIFA: Fans have applied for 3.5m World Cup tickets

FIFA: Fans have applied for 3.5m World Cup tickets

FIFA says football fans have already requested for 3,496,204 World Cup tickets.The world football governing body made the announcement as the first sales period ends on Thursday.According to FIFA, around 70 percent of the applications came from the host nation, Russia.The remaining 30 percent are from Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, US, Egypt, China and Poland.150,000 tickets have been requested for [...]

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    NFF/CBN football tournament to kick off Saturday

NFF/CBN football tournament to kick off Saturday

The 2017 edition of the NFF/CBN All-Financial Institutions football competition will kick off on Saturday and end on October 28.This was disclosed on Wednesday at a press briefing by both organisations at the NFF's Glass House.The apex bank pledged its continued commitment to the sponsorship of the competition that is now in its 31st year.“It is worthy of note that [...]

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    Rohr: I’ll sing both national anthems if Nigeria plays Germany at World Cup

Rohr: I’ll sing both national anthems if Nigeria plays Germany at World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he will sing the national anthems of Nigeria and Germany should both be placed in the same group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Rohr, who is Franco-German, however said his heart will be with the Super Eagles at the mundial."I played for Germany. I think I will sing the two national [...]

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    I’m very excited to be working with this Super Eagles team, says Rohr

I’m very excited to be working with this Super Eagles team, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr says he is happy to work with the current crop of Super Eagles players.Nigeria on Saturday became the first African country to qualify for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.Following the qualification, Rohr said he believes the team can achieve "great things"."I am very excited to be working with this team: a blend of the experienced and the young [...]

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