IT’S 30 YEARS TODAY THAT NIGERIA’S GOLDEN VOICE OF SPORTS, ERNEST OKONKWO DIED
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IT’S 30 YEARS TODAY THAT NIGERIA’S GOLDEN VOICE OF SPORTS, ERNEST OKONKWO DIED

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Running sports commentaries on electronic media – either radio or television or…

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FORMER COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO ITALIA ’90 CAMEROON SKIPPER, STEPHEN TATAW
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FORMER COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO ITALIA ’90 CAMEROON SKIPPER, STEPHEN TATAW

The class of 1990 to 1994 Cameroon Indomitable Lions has been paying tributes to their…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FINIDI GEORGE MAKES SCORING DEBUT FOR SUPER EAGLES
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: FINIDI GEORGE MAKES SCORING DEBUT FOR SUPER EAGLES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 27 July 1991, Finidi George played his first match…

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FLASHBACK: SUPER EAGLES SET FASHION TREND
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FLASHBACK: SUPER EAGLES SET FASHION TREND

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Football sometimes offers more than players’ skills and overall teams’ results. It…

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FLASHBACK: PETER RUFAI SCORES HIS ONLY SUPER EAGLES’ GOAL
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FLASHBACK: PETER RUFAI SCORES HIS ONLY SUPER EAGLES’ GOAL

BY KUNLE SOLAJA There are two often significant but often-unrecalled goals in the 15-year career…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SUNDAY OLISEH DEBUTS FOR SUPER EAGLES
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SUNDAY OLISEH DEBUTS FOR SUPER EAGLES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Sunday Oliseh belongs to the class of players…

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FLASHBACK: KANU SCORES FOR LEONE STARS AS SIERRA LEONE BEAT NIGERIA
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FLASHBACK: KANU SCORES FOR LEONE STARS AS SIERRA LEONE BEAT NIGERIA

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Sierra Leone in 1949 was the team that Nigeria used to launch…

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WHEN ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ FAILED SUPER EAGLES
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WHEN ‘SOCIAL DISTANCING’ FAILED SUPER EAGLES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Before the current social-distance protocol occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria’s Super…

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ONIGBINDE GOES DOWN MEMORY LANE ON NIGERIA’S OUTING AT 1984 AFCON
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ONIGBINDE GOES DOWN MEMORY LANE ON NIGERIA’S OUTING AT 1984 AFCON

Record-setting Chief Adegboye Onigbinde became the first indigenous coach to take the Super Eagles, then…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Africa’s all-time sports philanthropist, Bashorun MKO Abiola died on this date 7…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: MUDA LAWAL AND KUNLE AWESU – UNITED ALIVE; BONDED IN DEATH
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: MUDA LAWAL AND KUNLE AWESU – UNITED ALIVE; BONDED IN DEATH

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Was it a sheer coincidence? Former Nigeria’s left-winger, Kunle Awesu died on…

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MYSTERY OF MUDA LAWAL’S GOALS
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MYSTERY OF MUDA LAWAL’S GOALS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. In the Nigerian national team matches of the 1970s and 1980s, there…

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MUDA LAWAL: REMEMBERING NIGERIA’S FIRST FOOTBALL AMBASSADOR, 29 YEARS AFTER
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MUDA LAWAL: REMEMBERING NIGERIA’S FIRST FOOTBALL AMBASSADOR, 29 YEARS AFTER

TODAY IN HISTORY: FORMER AFRICA’S BEST LEFT-WINGER, KUNLE AWESU DIES
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TODAY IN HISTORY: FORMER AFRICA’S BEST LEFT-WINGER, KUNLE AWESU DIES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA The defeat and elimination of Nigeria from the quarterfinals by Italy on…

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UPDATED: STRANGE, BUT TRUE: THE NIGERIAN FOOTBALL’S JULY DEATH ANNIVERSARIES
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UPDATED: STRANGE, BUT TRUE: THE NIGERIAN FOOTBALL’S JULY DEATH ANNIVERSARIES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Sadly, the month of July has virtually become that of memorials for…

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TODAY IN HISTORY: FIRST NIGERIAN PLAYER TO LIFT CONTINENTAL CUP, SAM OJEBODE, DIES
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TODAY IN HISTORY: FIRST NIGERIAN PLAYER TO LIFT CONTINENTAL CUP, SAM OJEBODE, DIES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 4 July 2012, the first Nigerian footballer to lift…

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TODAY IN HISTORY: FATHER TIKO, NIGERIA ‘S YUGOSLAVIAN COACH DIES
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TODAY IN HISTORY: FATHER TIKO, NIGERIA ‘S YUGOSLAVIAN COACH DIES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA On this date, 1 July 1986, one of Nigeria’s most successful and…

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CLASH WITH EUROPEAN CLUBS EXPECTED AS AFRICA CUP 2021 IS POSTPONED TILL 2022
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CLASH WITH EUROPEAN CLUBS EXPECTED AS AFRICA CUP 2021 IS POSTPONED TILL 2022

Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to hold in Cameroon has returned to the even-numbered year,…

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FLASHBACK: TIJANI BABANGIDA AND SUNDAY OLISEH TURN AROUND THE MYTH OF NUMBER 13
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FLASHBACK: TIJANI BABANGIDA AND SUNDAY OLISEH TURN AROUND THE MYTH OF NUMBER 13

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Figure 13 is often considered an unlucky number in some cultures. That…

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POPULAR FORMER SENEGALESE REFEREE, SENE BADARA DIES
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POPULAR FORMER SENEGALESE REFEREE, SENE BADARA DIES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Sene Badara, a popular Senegalese referee who has officiated across the globe…

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REMEMBRANCE: WHEN SUPER EAGLES ESCAPED TO TUNISIA 2004
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REMEMBRANCE: WHEN SUPER EAGLES ESCAPED TO TUNISIA 2004

BY KUNLE SOLAJA On this date, 21 June 2003, the Super Eagles nearly missed out…

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