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Oliseh Faces First Major Test

The 2016 CHAN, which kicks off in Rwanda on Saturday, could well define Sunday Oliseh’s time in charge of Nigeria as many will judge him on the results and performances of the team of domestic league players at this bi-ennial continental tournament. Expectations in Nigeria are again high the country’s ‘B’ team will go all way in Rwanda after they ...

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Glo Charges For Glory

The Super Eagles’ B Team have been advised to make Nigeria proud at the 2016 Africa Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) kicking off in Rwanda on January 16. The Eagles, who are grouped alongside Niger, Tunisia and Guinea, will hope to improve on their third place finish at the 2014 edition in South Africa. “We believe the Super Eagles will key ...

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Eyes On Improved FIFA Ranking

 Nigeria are currently a poor 66th on the FIFA rankings and if this rating did not improve remarkably before the draw on June 24, the Eagles could get as many as two of Africa’s top teams in a final round of the World Cup qualifiers to be played on league basis with only the overall winners booking their passage to ...

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Dalung, Pinnick Beg For Trophy

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong and Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), have urged the Eagles to ensure they lift the trophy. While Dalong charged the team to sustain the tempo built by the country’s national teams at recent international competitions, Pinnick urged them not to disappoint Nigerians at the championship. He implored them to ...

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Home-based Banner Bearers

 GOALKEEPERS Ikechukwu Ezenwa JERSEY NO 1 The former Junior international has proved to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Nigeria league. His exploits at Sunshine Stars at the just-ended season almost fetched the team a continental ticket. He has also trained with the mainstream Super Eagles. He has played for Nigeria at U20 and U23 levels. The agile ...

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Ugbade Confident Of African Title

Former international, Nduka Ugbade, has tipped the home-based Super Eagles to win the Championship for African Nations, CHAN, in Rwanda, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Eagles will be making their second appearance at the tournament, after debuting in 2014 in South Africa where they finished third. In a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Ugbade expressed confidence that the Eagles will not disappoint. “I don’t ...

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16 Nations Tussle For Honours

 Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles and 15 other countries’ teams will clash as the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) is scheduled to begin on Jan. 16 in Rwanda. The tournament which will run from Jan. 16 to Feb. 7 is organised by the African Football Confederation (CAF), exclusively for African players who ply trade in their respective national leagues. Rwanda, Gabon, ...

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Unending Seasons Of Money Squabbles

Season after season disturbing incidents of disagreement between Nigeria Professional Football League clubs and their players over unpaid financial entitlements have just simply refused to go away. When a new league management body was formed with the name League Management Company (LMC) many Nigerians heaved a huge sigh of relief expecting that all the inadequacies of the league in the ...

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Taraba, Wolves, Sunshine Provide Unpleasant Examples

FC Taraba players despite taking to the streets of Jalingo before landing at the Taraba Government House to press home their demand in protest of delayed payment of their outstanding wages are yet to get their full salaries which is a faith not suffered by them alone as Warri Wolves and Sunshine Stars players in the same boat. Exclusive reports ...

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Global Practice Forbids Debtor Clubs

All over the world, league management or regulation bodies do not condone non-payment of players’ salaries and as such they come hard on any team that does that; to compel them to do the right thing or face the music. strong sanctions such as non-registration of such a club for the new season, placement of such club in administration, declaring ...

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