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FIBA AFROCAN: Nigeria lose second match 55-81 to DR Congo

The home based D’Tigers on Sunday lost their second straight match against DR Congo 55 – 81 in the ongoing FIBA AFROCAN Men’s basketball in Bamako, Mali News Agency of Nigeria reports that the maiden edition of the competition is meant for local based players. Nigeria had earlier on Saturday lost their opening match 69 […]

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IHF Men’s Junior: Nigeria can shock Sweden – Adewunmi

IHF Men’s Junior

Coach Shittu Adewunmi is optimistic that his team can shock Sweden and qualify for the second round when both teams clash in the final Group B game on Monday at the ongoing 1HF Men’s Junior (U21) World Championship in Spain. The Swedes are the favourites having won three out of four games and amassed six […]

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Arsenal fans blast Iwobi after threatening to quit on Social Media

threatening to quit

Arsenal fans have told Alex Iwobi to fight for his place in the club after admitting he could leave if the London club sign Wilfried Zaha. He made the disclosure to The Sun of UK after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. “I am not one to chicken out. I have had […]

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Mikel heads for Austria for Pre Season tour with Trabzonspor 

Pre Season tour

Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain, John Mikel is expected in Austria to join Turkish club, Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign. Obi who last Thursday announced his returement from the national team signed a two-year-deal with the Black Sea before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. He and […]

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Super Eagles to pocket N720m for winning bronze at AFCON

to pocket N720m

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will get $2m (N720m) for finishing third at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt from the Confederation of African Footall (CAF). A total of $7m broken into $4.5m and $2.5m will go to champions Algeria, the Teranga Lions of Senegal for finishing as runners-up respectively.  The Carthage Eagles of […]

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FIFA congratulates Mikel for an amazing career

amazing career

Federation of International Football (FIFA) have paid tribute to Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi who announced his international retirement at the Africa Cup of Nations which ended on Friday. Since his announcement last Thursday, tributes have continued to pour in for him, including from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s international governing […]

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Omeruo to Nigerians:  We wanted more than bronze

more than bronze

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo said that the intentions of the team is to reach the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Nigeria hope of reaching the final came to an end on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to Algeria in the semi-final at the Cairo International Stadium. Omeruo and his […]

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New League Season: Akpeyi to open shop against Etafia

  With the 2019 Nations Cup now done and dusted, Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will turn focus to PSL new season which kicks off August 3rd. The Kaizer Chiefs safehand will open the new season against Highlands Park who only recently re-engaged former Eagles goalkeeper Greg Etafia who is back on the pitch after […]

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Rohr laments Mikel, Ighalo exit from Super Eagles

exit

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has described the retirement of both Captain Mikel Obi and striker Odion Ighalo from international football at the close of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as a bitter pill to swallow, even as he commended both players for their meritorious services to the Super Eagles. While Mikel […]

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AFCON 2019: A competition of numbers

Africa and the world at large have not survived from some of the shocks the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations brought its way. One would not believe, for instance that Morocco, who were dubbed favourites to win the trophy in July, would struggle to beat Namibia by a single goal during the group stages, […]

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