TWICE REJECTED, FINIDI GEORGE IS UNRELENTING IN QUEST FOR NIGERIA COACHING JOB
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TWICE REJECTED, FINIDI GEORGE IS UNRELENTING IN QUEST FOR NIGERIA COACHING JOB

Finidi George, according to BBC reports, has said that he will continue to put himself forward for national coaching roles despite being overlooked twice. The 49-year-old retired from…

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CONFEDERATION CUP: RIVERS UTD V BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC TIE GETS NEW DATE, BUT NO VENUE YET
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CONFEDERATION CUP: RIVERS UTD V BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC TIE GETS NEW DATE, BUT NO VENUE YET

Rivers United are now to face South Africa’s Bloemfontein in the weekend of 22-24 January at a yet to be decided country. But it will hold in any…

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BATTER NIGERIA’S 1ST EVER OPPONENTS, MARINE CROSBY IN FA CUP
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BATTER NIGERIA’S 1ST EVER OPPONENTS, MARINE CROSBY IN FA CUP

Marine Crosby, the first opponents of Nigeria’s first ever opponents in the famed UK Tourists in 1949 on Sunday fell 0-5 to Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.…

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JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS’ STAR PLAYER, LALA TARGETS TOP-FOUR FINISH WITH CLUB
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JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS’ STAR PLAYER, LALA TARGETS TOP-FOUR FINISH WITH CLUB

Jigawa Golden Stars forward Abdullahi Musa Lala said the team’s target in the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign was to finish in the top four. The Dutse-based…

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NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN PLAYER GIVES EVERTON TOUGH TIME IN FA CUP
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NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN PLAYER GIVES EVERTON TOUGH TIME IN FA CUP

Everton substitute Abdoulaye Doucoure scored an extra-time winner as they edged a determined Rotherham United 2-1 in their absorbing FA Cup third round tie at Goodison Park on…

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RIVERS UNITED, ENYIMBA PROGRAMMED TO CLASH IN CONFEDERATION CUP PLAY-OFF
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RIVERS UNITED, ENYIMBA PROGRAMMED TO CLASH IN CONFEDERATION CUP PLAY-OFF

BY KUNLE SOLAJA When the CAF Confederation Cup gets to group stage, it is certain that only one Nigeria club will make it. Enyimba crashed from the more…

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AMAJU PINNICK, OTHERS AWAIT CLEARANCE FOR FIFA COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
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AMAJU PINNICK, OTHERS AWAIT CLEARANCE FOR FIFA COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick who has dropped out of CAF Presidency race as well as Executive Membership of the body in the election that will be…

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CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL QUALIFIERS: AGAIN, NIGERIA FACE ANOTHER IVORIEN HURDLE
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CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL QUALIFIERS: AGAIN, NIGERIA FACE ANOTHER IVORIEN HURDLE

Thrice in a row, Cote d’Ivoire football teams have scuttled Nigerian teams’ advancement into global football tournaments. First, Cote d’Ivoire on Nigerian soil prevented the Super Falcons from…

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ENYIMBA SET FOR CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DAMAGE REPAIR MISSION
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ENYIMBA SET FOR CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DAMAGE REPAIR MISSION

Ghana-born Enyimba midfielder Farouk Mohammed has not given up hope of a spectacular second leg comeback that would require his team to score at least three times to…

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RIVERS UNITED CONFEDERATION CUP TIE WITH BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC AT GREAT RISK
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RIVERS UNITED CONFEDERATION CUP TIE WITH BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC AT GREAT RISK

Rivers United’s Confederation Cup tie with South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic has been bedevilled by crisis. The match is supposed to hold on Wednesday in Port Harcourt base of…

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: GREAT COMEBACKS FOR ENYIMBA TO EMULATE
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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: GREAT COMEBACKS FOR ENYIMBA TO EMULATE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. This Wednesday in Aba, Nigeria’s Enyimba have a Herculean task as they attempt to cross into the group stage of the CAF Champions’ League. Their…

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NFF PROTOCOL OFFICER, AKPENPUUN GETS AWARD OF HONOUR
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NFF PROTOCOL OFFICER, AKPENPUUN GETS AWARD OF HONOUR

Robert Terlumun Akpenpuun, who is the protocol officer of Nigeria national football teams, has been honoured in his local government area in Nigeria’s middle belt region. Akpenpuun, an…

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LEON BALOGUN HAILS GERRARD’S TACTICS IN RANGERS’ WIN OVER CELTIC
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LEON BALOGUN HAILS GERRARD’S TACTICS IN RANGERS’ WIN OVER CELTIC

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, was full of praise to his club’s manager, Steven Gerrard, as Rangers edged out rivals, Celtic by a lone goal in Saturday’s Old…

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ENYIMBA’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OPPONENTS, AL MERRIKH SNEAK IN
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ENYIMBA’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OPPONENTS, AL MERRIKH SNEAK IN

Sudan’s Al Merrikh who inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Enyimba in the first leg of their second round CAF Champions’ League duel have sneaked into Nigeria via the…

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NFF CONGRATULATES AIG GARBA BABA ON PROMOTION
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NFF CONGRATULATES AIG GARBA BABA ON PROMOTION

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the newly –promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (Interpol) Garba Umar Baba on his recent elevation, saying his rise was well-deserved based…

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GOLDEN EAGLETS OFF TO TOGO FOR WAFU TOURNEY
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GOLDEN EAGLETS OFF TO TOGO FOR WAFU TOURNEY

Five-time world champions Nigeria and three-time world champions Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th  – 20th January 2021.…

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LAGOS SPORTS JOURNALISTS CELEBRATE END OF COVID-19 YEAR
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LAGOS SPORTS JOURNALISTS CELEBRATE END OF COVID-19 YEAR

Like most people who looked forward to see the end a year that was ravaged by virus never before, sports journalists in Lagos Nigeria last Wednesday, 30th of December,…

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SPORTS JOURNALISM LEGEND, OJEAGBASE HITS MILESTONE OF 70
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SPORTS JOURNALISM LEGEND, OJEAGBASE HITS MILESTONE OF 70

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Nigeria’s sports journalism living legend, Dr. Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase who was formerly known as Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase is 70 years this Thursday, 31 December, the eve…

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NIGERIAN LEAGUE 1985 TOP SCORER, OWUMI BECOMES LEAGUE’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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NIGERIAN LEAGUE 1985 TOP SCORER, OWUMI BECOMES LEAGUE’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE

It is a movement from the football pitch to the board room as Nigerian football league top scorer for the 1985 season Davidson Owumi has been named as…

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ODION IGHALO’S MANCHESTER UNITED DAYS GETTING OVER
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ODION IGHALO’S MANCHESTER UNITED DAYS GETTING OVER

Former Super Eagles’ hit man, Odion Ighalo is having his last days at his dream club, Manchester United as the extension granted by his Chinese club side, Shanghai…

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IHEANACHOR LOSES PENALTY, BUT LEICESTER FIGHT BACK TO CLIMB TO SECOND ON EPL TABLE
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IHEANACHOR LOSES PENALTY, BUT LEICESTER FIGHT BACK TO CLIMB TO SECOND ON EPL TABLE

Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes grabbed a late equaliser to earn his team a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday (Dec 28) that lifted them up to second…

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