HOW NIGERIAN FOOTBALL TEAMS FARE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
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HOW NIGERIAN FOOTBALL TEAMS FARE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Did you know that but for the humiliating defeat that the Ghana Academicals inflicted on their Nigerian counterparts on 1 October 1961, the first anniversary…

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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!
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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Lead writer of the Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory lane since Nigeria’s independence 60 years ago.  His findings are encapsulated in 60…

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EBUEHI REPLACES INJURED NDIDI IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY MATCHES
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EBUEHI REPLACES INJURED NDIDI IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY MATCHES

Ahead of the two friendly matches Nigeria lined up in October, the Super eagles’ handlers have called up defender, Tyronne Ebuehi as a replacement for injured Wilfred Ndidi.…

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FULHAM GRAB NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN ON LOAN
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FULHAM GRAB NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN ON LOAN

Fulham have signed former Everton winger Ademola Lookman on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig. According to BBC reports, Lookman, 22, returns to the Premier League after joining…

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GERNOT ROHR DREAMS QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS WITH SUPER EAGLES
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GERNOT ROHR DREAMS QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS WITH SUPER EAGLES

Nigeria’s manager, Gernot Rohr had his debut World Cup appearance two years ago when he guided the Super Eagles to Russia 2018.   He dreams of an encore…

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NIGERIA’S DELTA COMMUNITIES AGOG AS FIFA MINI-STADIUM CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES
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NIGERIA’S DELTA COMMUNITIES AGOG AS FIFA MINI-STADIUM CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

It was a colourful atmosphere at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a FIFA Mini- Stadium in Delta State on Tuesday, with five communities in the riverine…

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ANYANSI REMAINS MY MENTOR, SAYS ABD’ALLAH
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ANYANSI REMAINS MY MENTOR, SAYS ABD’ALLAH

Ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season, Wikki Tourist coach Usman  Shariff Abd’Allah has yet appraise his performance  in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), saying he appreciated the platform  he was…

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BREAKING: ALGERIA REPLACE COTE D’IVOIRE IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY FIXTURES
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BREAKING: ALGERIA REPLACE COTE D’IVOIRE IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY FIXTURES

Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football…

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LADAN BOSSO RETURNS AS FLYING EAGLES COACH
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LADAN BOSSO RETURNS AS FLYING EAGLES COACH

The Nigeria Football Federation has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams. The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan…

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JUNIOR AJAYI’S GOAL RETURNS AL-AHLY BACK TO WINNING WAYS
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JUNIOR AJAYI’S GOAL RETURNS AL-AHLY BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Nigeria’s Junior Ajayi scored in impressive fashion in the 73rd minute as Egyptian league champions, Al-Ahly eased to a 3-0 victory over lowly FC Masr on Wednesday as the…

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ROHR TARGETS AKPOGUMA’S SWITCH FROM GERMANY TO NIGERIA
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ROHR TARGETS AKPOGUMA’S SWITCH FROM GERMANY TO NIGERIA

Nigerian-born Kevin Akpoguma who captained Germany to beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles 1-0 at the Round of 16 of the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand may…

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KEBBI RUMBLES AS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON FIFA MINI-STADIUM
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KEBBI RUMBLES AS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON FIFA MINI-STADIUM

The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a mini-stadium in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State on Monday turned out a very colourful event, as Governor Abubakar Atiku…

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ROHR LISTS MUSA, EKONG, 23 OTHERS FOR COTE D’IVOIRE, TUNISIA FRIENDLIES
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ROHR LISTS MUSA, EKONG, 23 OTHERS FOR COTE D’IVOIRE, TUNISIA FRIENDLIES

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of…

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VICTOR OSIMHEN RECEIVES RARE PRAISES FROM NAPOLI COACH
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VICTOR OSIMHEN RECEIVES RARE PRAISES FROM NAPOLI COACH

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso who is notoriously hard to please has dished out rare praise on Sunday when describing new Nigerian signing Victor Osimhen as a “young lad…

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CAFONLINE HIGHLIGHTS NIGERIA’S OSIMHEN
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CAFONLINE HIGHLIGHTS NIGERIA’S OSIMHEN

Following his reported African record transfer deal from OSC Lille to SC Napoli, Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen would be one of the stars to watch as the 2020/21…

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PINNICK’S FOUNDATION TAKES OVER EDUCATION OF LATE NFF STAFF CHILDREN
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PINNICK’S FOUNDATION TAKES OVER EDUCATION OF LATE NFF STAFF CHILDREN

Brownhill Foundation, the foundation of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick will henceforth be responsible for the educational needs of the two most senior children…

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FORMER SUPER EAGLE, RABIU AFOLABI DEVASTATED ABOUT MOTHER’S DEATH
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FORMER SUPER EAGLE, RABIU AFOLABI DEVASTATED ABOUT MOTHER’S DEATH

Former Super Eagles defender, Rabiu Afolabi is grieving over the loss of his mother, Alhaja Kosenat Afolabi. The two-time World Cup hero lost his mother aged 85 on…

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ENYIMBA, PLATEAU UNITED, OTHERS GET NEW CONTINENTAL CALENDAR
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ENYIMBA, PLATEAU UNITED, OTHERS GET NEW CONTINENTAL CALENDAR

Even before kick-off, the calendar for the upcoming continental clubs competition has changed. Since March, there have been disruption of general sporting calendars and the CAF competitions have…

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KWARA STADIUM MAY BE NAMED AFTER RASHIDI YEKINI
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KWARA STADIUM MAY BE NAMED AFTER RASHIDI YEKINI

Steps are underway to rename the Kwara State Stadium in Ilorin after Rashidi Yekini. This came to light when the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq paid a…

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LIKE SHOOTING STARS, STATIONERY STORES LOSE FORMER OFFICIAL
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LIKE SHOOTING STARS, STATIONERY STORES LOSE FORMER OFFICIAL

Days after the death of a former player and staff of Shooting Stars, Ajibade Babalade was announced, Stationery Stores have also announced the death of their former General…

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ENTRY FOR CAF EXCO ELECTION OPENS
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ENTRY FOR CAF EXCO ELECTION OPENS

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has declared opened from this Friday entries for candidatures for positions in its executive committee. The elective general assembly is scheduled to hold…

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