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Keshi Goes Home

The remains of former Super Eagles captain and head coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (Big Boss) was Stephen Keshi has been laid to rest at his home town, Illah, Delta State, on Friday. A novelty match graced by his former teammates was played at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, shortly after a requiem mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Benin City on Thursday. …

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RIP, KESHI

The Nigerian football community, nay, the entire global sporting world, was left in morning early Wednesday, June 8, 2016, following startling reports about the death of former Super Eagles captain and head coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. In this special package of BIG STORY, SportsDay Editor, SAM O’FEMI OLUSETIRE serves highlights of the life and time of the one fondly called …

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Call U-23 Squad Naija Eagles

Teeming readers of SportsDay at home and abroad have voted massively in favour of Naija Eagles as the new official name of the ujnder-23 national team. This comes from the verdict of an influx of entries gathered all through the past month in the under-23 renaming campaign organised by Nigeria’s fresh face of sports journalism, SportsDay, the comprehensive report of …

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Erico Applauds Change Campaign

Ex Super Eagles coach, Joe Erico has applauded the move by SportsDay to orchestrate a new name for the under-23 national team, but prefers to stay cautious over its implementation. When the former Super Eagles goalkeepers’ trainer’s view on the matter was sort, Erico told SportsDay that though the suggested options are good, it will take time for fans and …

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Rio Gold Is Possible – Dosu

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and Atlanta ‘96 Olympics gold medalist, Joseph Dosu has spoken of the need for adequate preparations and training of the current under-23 national team to accord them the possibility of winning gold at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. Dosu stated as much in an exclusive interview with SportsDay that since Nigerian fans are …

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Internet Goes Into Meltdown

-As Fans Flood Facebook, Twitter, Websites With Voting Various platforms on the internet virtually went into meltdown on account of the under-23 renaming campaign launched by SportsDay at the start of February, as many soccer lovers and members of the general public jumped at the opportunity to play a part in reshaping history. It was not just an opportunity to …

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Coupons Crowd SportsDay Head Office

-Readers Rush Hard Copy Votes To 19 Gbemisola Street Entries by post and hand delivery provided the largest compilation of votes in the under-23 renaming campaign, as a total of 154 slots were received by the collation panel. It should be noted that entries on this level for the month-long campaign were from cut-out coupons provided on the back page …

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NYSC Member Handles Vox Pop

The public opinion angle to the under-23 renaming campaign was anchored by a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member attached to SportsDay, Patrick Onuh, who went to town with a dispassionate zeal of propelling a mass appeal for the project. Patrick is new to Lagos, but went about the task without any hesitation or complaint, with a view that …

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Can D’Tigers, D’Tigress Slam To Gold?

-As Nigeria Chases Olympics’ Double Glory Basketball Takes Giant Strides Nigeria is set to take the world by storm with extended impact in basketball, as the male senior team, D’Tigers will line out at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while the female team, D’Tigress are equally seeking a ticket to the global sports showpiece. In BIG STORY …

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Voigt Won’t Dump Nigeria – Pinheiro

A board member of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Agboola Pinheiro has declared that the country’s national team, D’Tigers coach, Williams Voigt will take the team to Rio 2016. Voigt was employed by the federation after the team qualified for the 2015 African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) in Tunisia, where he led Nigeria to a first ever conquest of the continent. After …

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