SUPER EAGLES WOULD HAVE BEEN LEAST AFRICAN TEAM AFFECTED IF EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE HAD LIVED
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SUPER EAGLES WOULD HAVE BEEN LEAST AFRICAN TEAM AFFECTED IF EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE HAD LIVED

BY KUNLE SOLAJA With a possible FIFA worldwide ban on clubs and their players involved in the now crumbling European Super League, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be the…

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IHEANACHO TAKES LEICESTER TO FIRST FA CUP FINAL IN 52 YEARS
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IHEANACHO TAKES LEICESTER TO FIRST FA CUP FINAL IN 52 YEARS

Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half goal proved decisive for the Leicester City, whose last major final of any description came in 2000, when they lifted the League Cup. His goal…

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HEART OF GOLD SUPER EAGLE, MOSES SIMON GIVES BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY
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HEART OF GOLD SUPER EAGLE, MOSES SIMON GIVES BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY

Super Eagles’ forward Moses Simon has felt compelled, for the second time in seven months, to come to the aid of his community in Nigeria. The 25-year-old has…

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ODION IGHALO REBUFFS OFFERS FROM WEST HAM AND WEST BROM
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ODION IGHALO REBUFFS OFFERS FROM WEST HAM AND WEST BROM

Odion Ighalo has revealed that he had offers to stay in the Premier League from West Ham and West Brom, but he felt there was nothing left for…

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SOCIAL MEDIA BULLYING OF BLACK PLAYERS: ‘WE NEED TO DO MORE’ SAYS SUPER EAGLES’ OFFICIAL, TUNDE ADELAKUN
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SOCIAL MEDIA BULLYING OF BLACK PLAYERS: ‘WE NEED TO DO MORE’ SAYS SUPER EAGLES’ OFFICIAL, TUNDE ADELAKUN

International football commentator, Tunde Adelakun has called on the authorities to be bold and come out and do more to protect football players who have come under attack…

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MAGICAL SCORER, ONUACHU SCORES AGAIN AS GENK EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN
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MAGICAL SCORER, ONUACHU SCORES AGAIN AS GENK EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN

Super Eagles scorer at Nigeria’s last two Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, Paul Onuachu, was again on the score sheet as he helped Genk extend their unbeaten…

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ENYIMBA CRUMBLE IN ALGERIA
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ENYIMBA CRUMBLE IN ALGERIA

Nigeria’s Confederation Cup hopefuls, Enyimba were battered 3-0 Sunday night by bottom-placed ES Setif of Algeria. The result and the 3-0 defeat of Libya’s Al Ahli by South…

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FOOTBALL ACADEMICALS GO CONTINENTAL AS CAF ADOPTS INTER SCHOOLS’ TOURNAMENT
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FOOTBALL ACADEMICALS GO CONTINENTAL AS CAF ADOPTS INTER SCHOOLS’ TOURNAMENT

Reminiscence of the academicals’ football tournament involving Nigeria and Ghana in the 1960s up to early 1970s, a similar competition on continental basis is in the offing in…

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LEON BALOGUN SEEKS RETURN TO BUNDESLIGA
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LEON BALOGUN SEEKS RETURN TO BUNDESLIGA

Super Eagles and FC Rangers centre-back, Leon Balogun, has said that he is open to returning to Germany, although he would like to continue his stay with his Scottish…

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AC MILAN TARGET NIGERIAN-BORN FIKAYO TOMORI TO PERMANENT DEAL
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AC MILAN TARGET NIGERIAN-BORN FIKAYO TOMORI TO PERMANENT DEAL

AC Milan hope to negotiate a lower price tag for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori with a view to a permanent move for the loanee this summer. Tomori joined the…

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SUPER EAGLES RISE IN FIFA RANKING
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SUPER EAGLES RISE IN FIFA RANKING

Two consecutive wins in the last qualifying tournament for the Africa Cup of Nations have made the Nigeria Super Eagles leap four steps on the monthly FIFA rankings.…

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NEW NIGERIA BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE GETS UNDERWAY
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NEW NIGERIA BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE GETS UNDERWAY

The Elegushi Beach in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos was on Saturday set agog when member of world football governing body, FIFA’s Council, Amaju Melvin Pinnick officially kicked off…

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SECOND WIN PUT ENYIMBA AND COTON SPORT ON TOP, AWAY VICTORY FOR NKANA
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SECOND WIN PUT ENYIMBA AND COTON SPORT ON TOP, AWAY VICTORY FOR NKANA

Nigeria’s Enyimba and Cameroon’s Coton sport took the lead of their respective groups in the 2020-21 CAF Confederation Cup, while Zambia’s Nkana had their first win of the…

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KELECHI IHEANACHO, LEICESTER FORWARD SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2024
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KELECHI IHEANACHO, LEICESTER FORWARD SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2024

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2024. The 24-year-old has scored seven times in his last four…

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SUPER EAGLES’ SEA TRIP TO BENIN WAS SANWO-OLU’S IDEA
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SUPER EAGLES’ SEA TRIP TO BENIN WAS SANWO-OLU’S IDEA

BY KUNLE SOLAJA For the first time in 72 years, a Nigerian national team travelled by sea for a match. That was the situation last weekend when the…

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YES! FOOTBALL RETURNS HOME AS LAGOS IS CONFIRMED NEST OF SUPER EAGLES
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YES! FOOTBALL RETURNS HOME AS LAGOS IS CONFIRMED NEST OF SUPER EAGLES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, who like the Biblical Noah’s weary dove that soared the earth around but not finding a resting place…

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CAMEROON 2021 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS DRAW TO HOLD IN JUNE
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CAMEROON 2021 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS DRAW TO HOLD IN JUNE

The draw for the finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will hold on June 25 this year. This is one of the high points of the…

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DATES FIXED FOR AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FINALS
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DATES FIXED FOR AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS FINALS

Next year’s re-arranged Africa Cup of Nations finals will be played in Cameroon from Jan 9-Feb 6, the Confederation of African football said on Thursday (April 1). The…

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SUPER EAGLES ARE AFCON’S 6TH MOST EXPERIENCED SIDES
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SUPER EAGLES ARE AFCON’S 6TH MOST EXPERIENCED SIDES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. After 150 of 151 projected qualifying duels, 23 of the 24 slots for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations have been decided. The last and…

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CAMEROON 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS: THE HIGHPOINTS
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CAMEROON 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS: THE HIGHPOINTS

BY MUYIWA AKINTUNDE All but one of the 24 teams that will compete for honours next January in Cameroon will now begin to gear up for the 33rd…

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PAUL ONUACHU-INDUCED ‘BATTLE ROYAL’ OF SIERRA LEONE AND BENIN NOW POSTPONED TILL JUNE
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PAUL ONUACHU-INDUCED ‘BATTLE ROYAL’ OF SIERRA LEONE AND BENIN NOW POSTPONED TILL JUNE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. But for Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu’s injury time goal in last Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match with Benin, the scheduled match number 151 in…

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