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    Ajibade’s last-gasp strike keeps Falconets’ World Cup campaign alive

Ajibade’s last-gasp strike keeps Falconets’ World Cup campaign alive

Nigeria booked their place in the knockout round of the U20 Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against China.Rasheedat Ajibade struck a last-gasp goal to cancel out Zhang Linyan's first half opener.Christopher Danjuma's team went into the match knowing that a draw would see them advance to the round of eight.The game didn't lack chances as both teams attacked [...]

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    ‘Football’ memories from the Women’s World Cup in Canada

‘Football’ memories from the Women’s World Cup in Canada

It took time for my soul to catch up with my body that’s why this piece on my Women's World Cup experience in Canada is coming 3,024,000 seconds after I left Winnipeg for Lagos.I hope it won’t take longer for the story to catch up with your interest.MEAL SERVICERatatouille saladSautéed chicken with sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, sautéed [...]

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    US coach, Ellis, names World Cup team to face Super Falcons

US coach, Ellis, names World Cup team to face Super Falcons

United States women’s national coach, Jill Ellis, has announced her squad for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer, six weeks before the May 28 deadline.Drawn in the difficult Group D, the USA will begin their campaign against Australia on June 8, followed by June 12 and June 16 games against Sweden and the Super Falcons of [...]

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    Okon leads Nigeria’s delegation to Canada 2015 draw

Okon leads Nigeria’s delegation to Canada 2015 draw

Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon, will lead Nigeria’s delegation to Saturday’s 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals draw in Canada.Okon, who led the Falcons to their seventh African title in Namibia in October, will be joined by team administrator, Ruth David and media officer, Gracious Akujobi.The draw ceremony for the championship will be held in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, on [...]

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FIFA ban consume first casualties

The Nigeria Under-20 women side, Falconets have become the first victims of FIFA’s ban of the country from their activities over last week court sacking of the Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive board as the team couldn’t travel for their proposed 24-day camping tour of Canada ahead of 2014 Women's World Cup in Canada.The team handled by Peter [...]

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FIFA ban Nigeria

FIFA Emergency Committee have decided today, July 9, 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference.Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties.As a result of this decision, no team from [...]

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