RIVERS UNITED EYE NPFL TITLE, COMMENDS EUNISELL FOR SUPPORT
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RIVERS UNITED EYE NPFL TITLE, COMMENDS EUNISELL FOR SUPPORT

Rivers United are confident that they can challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title with support from their front-of-shirt partner, Eunisell. According to the Rivers United…

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NPFL @30: NIGERIA’S LONG WINDING PATH TO PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
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NPFL @30: NIGERIA’S LONG WINDING PATH TO PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA On this date, 12 May 1990, professional football kicked off in Nigeria. It was a product of many years of agitations. In the opening season,…

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NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN HOPE TO BREAK INTO BUNDESLIGA’S RB LEIPZIG
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NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN HOPE TO BREAK INTO BUNDESLIGA’S RB LEIPZIG

With the Bundesliga close to returning, Nigerian-born Ademola Lookman is among players are searching for the game time. The former Everton attacker is in his first full season…

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NWANKWO KANU IS THE BEST  JANUARY SIGNING BY ARSENE WENGER
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NWANKWO KANU IS THE BEST JANUARY SIGNING BY ARSENE WENGER

UK’s daily Mail has reported that Arsene Wenger has named Nwankwo Kanu ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his best January signing while manager of Arsenal. Kanu joined the…

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FLASHBACK: WHEN ENYIMBA WERE RELEGATED IN NIGERIA’S PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
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FLASHBACK: WHEN ENYIMBA WERE RELEGATED IN NIGERIA’S PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Enyimba FC, are undoubtedly the most successful football club in Nigeria. Their accomplishment both locally and at the continental scene easily earned the Aba side…

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BEN IROHA HITS A MILESTONE
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BEN IROHA HITS A MILESTONE

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Left sided defender, Benedict Iroha who also featured in the golden age of the Super Eagles may not be a scorer of note. But the…

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VICTOR MOSES, OLA AINA BACK IN ACTION AS SERIE A GETS NOD TO RESUME
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VICTOR MOSES, OLA AINA BACK IN ACTION AS SERIE A GETS NOD TO RESUME

Nigerian players in the Italian Serie A will soon be back in action along with the others as the Italian government announced that clubs canreturn to team training…

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HOW PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL KNOCKED OUT BALOGUN AND ANYIAM FROM NIGERIA’S TEAM
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HOW PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL KNOCKED OUT BALOGUN AND ANYIAM FROM NIGERIA’S TEAM

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. In October 1959, Tesilimi Balogun and Dan Anyiam, both star players, had to miss qualifying matches for the 1960 Olympic Games. Nigeria were drawn with…

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NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CLOCKS 30 TODAY
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NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CLOCKS 30 TODAY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. The Nigeria Professional Football league, currently lockdown like most others around the globe clocks 30 this Tuesday, 12 May. It was on 12 May 1990…

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SHANGHAI SHENHUA HOLD TIGHT TO IGHALO, DEMANDS £20M FROM MAN UNITED
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SHANGHAI SHENHUA HOLD TIGHT TO IGHALO, DEMANDS £20M FROM MAN UNITED

Odion Ighalo could be heading back to China at the end of this month as Manchester United’s bid to keep him has been thrown into doubt by Shanghai…

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EX-NIGERIA ATTACKER CHINEDU OBASI IN 2014 WORLD CUP BRIBE CLAIM
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EX-NIGERIA ATTACKER CHINEDU OBASI IN 2014 WORLD CUP BRIBE CLAIM

Former Nigeria striker Chinedu Obasi alleged on Sunday (May 10) he was asked to pay a bribe to feature at the 2014 World Cup, before eventually missing out…

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GOOGLE HONOURS THE ENGLISH MAN WHO COULD HAVE COACHED NIGERIA
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GOOGLE HONOURS THE ENGLISH MAN WHO COULD HAVE COACHED NIGERIA

The name Frank Soo may not easily ring bell in Nigeria. But he was the English coach that Sir Stanley Rous who later became FIFA President recommended in…

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FLASHBACK: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SACKS FOOTBALL GOVERNING BOARD
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FLASHBACK: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SACKS FOOTBALL GOVERNING BOARD

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Government interference in the running of football in Nigeria has been a recurring decimal for close to three decades. Yet, it was not so many…

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CHANGE OF RULES: TEAMS CAN FIELD FIVE SUBSTITUTES DURING POST-VIRUS FIXTURE BACKLOG
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CHANGE OF RULES: TEAMS CAN FIELD FIVE SUBSTITUTES DURING POST-VIRUS FIXTURE BACKLOG

Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s lawmaking body announced on Friday (May 8). The International Football…

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FLASHBACK: AT LAST, GOLDEN EAGLETS RECORD FIRST DEFEAT
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FLASHBACK: AT LAST, GOLDEN EAGLETS RECORD FIRST DEFEAT

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. At its infancy, the Nigerian U-17 football team (previously U-16) appeared an invincible side. The team waxed so strong that out of the blues, it…

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GUSAU, KALLI, UCHEGBULAM, AZEEZ STILL SHOCKED AT OKENWA’S DEATH
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GUSAU, KALLI, UCHEGBULAM, AZEEZ STILL SHOCKED AT OKENWA’S DEATH

Three days after he passed on after a battle with leukemia, members of the board of Nigeria Football Federation and other prominent figures in the Nigeria football firmament…

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ODION IGHALO WANTS MANCHESTER UNITED STAY EXTENSION
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ODION IGHALO WANTS MANCHESTER UNITED STAY EXTENSION

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo said on Friday (May 8) that he hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the English Premier League season is completed…

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: SUPER EAGLES BEGIN 52-YEAR UNBEATEN RUN WITH KENYA
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: SUPER EAGLES BEGIN 52-YEAR UNBEATEN RUN WITH KENYA

BY KUNLE SOLAJA It may well known that Kenya national football team has in 52 years, never beaten Nigeria in any contest and in diverse venues ranging from…

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ASISAT OSHOALA AIMS HIGHER AND HIGHER
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ASISAT OSHOALA AIMS HIGHER AND HIGHER

The Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala secured her maiden league diadem with the Barcelona. In the aftermath, she said that her desire in life is to continue to…

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DARE, FRESH, OKE, SWAN, OTHERS MOURN CHIDI OKENWA
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DARE, FRESH, OKE, SWAN, OTHERS MOURN CHIDI OKENWA

Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare on Thursday mourned the “painful demise” of Member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of the Nigeria National League,…

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NFF TO DISTRIBUTE MASKS, GLOVES, SANITIZERS IN LAGOS, ABUJA
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NFF TO DISTRIBUTE MASKS, GLOVES, SANITIZERS IN LAGOS, ABUJA

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday handed out palliatives to representatives of 14 different clubs and two communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as token support in…

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