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INTEGRITY AND COMMON SENSE

The embarrassing defeat of the Super Eagles by the Pharaoh of Egypt is currently the talk in most gatherings of football faithful. It is not unexpected. Indeed, it should be the norm otherwise, something fundamental should be amiss somewhere. The pains inflicted on the psyche of ardent football followers in the country had been enormously huge. It is therefore understandably ...

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RAYMOND MOORE GIVES US MORE

Equal pay in tennis was a long time struggle, and the progress actually began over 46years ago when Billie Jean King created the Women’s Tennis Association practically out of a hotel room in London. In June 1973, during Wimbledon, King was the leader –a reluctant leader, as she tagged herself —of 63 women who met behind locked doors in London’s ...

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Eagles’ Missing Links

Friday’s match between Nigeria and Egypt ended in an anti-climax for the Super Eagles, as they gave away their lead to settle for a 1-1 draw at Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna; not for want of effort or lack of trying by the boys selected by interim coach, Samson Yebowei Siasia, but that is not to suggest that they were good, ...

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NSC, SCRAPPING OR RESTRUCTURING

The news of the scrapping of the National Sports Commission has become an issue for discussion, particularly among its major stake holders since its announcement about a week ago. There are two identifiable schools of thought on the issue, each trying to convince the other on why it should be or why it should not be. Certainly, it would be ...

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WILL LAGOS FANS OWN THEIR CLUBS?

What is happening to our Nigerian Professional Football followers? This is a very difficult question for me to answer straight-away. It requires a serious mental work that could take forever, if possible, to proffer solutions to the down turn of events in this regard. But in an effort to do so squarely and truthfully, it is important that we journey ...

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Siasia’s Second Chance…

Only three days now separate us from the much-expected first leg game of the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Egypt. As the countdown gets tighter, my mind goes back to October 2011, when the Super Eagles toiled to a 2-2 draw against Guinea at Abuja National Stadium. That match marked the end of accolades that rained ...

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NSC, SCRAPPING OR RESTRUCTURING

The news of the scrapping of the National Sports Commission has become an issue for discussion, particularly among its major stake holders since its announcement about a week ago. There are two identifiable schools of thought on the issue, each trying to convince the other on why it should be or why it should not be.  Certainly, it would be ...

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CAN ‘AGBERO’ GIVE US OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL?

Let me state very quickly and urgently that it was not my intention to dwell on this topic but the sight of two motor pack boys popularly known as ‘Agbero’ caught my attention a few days ago. If you ever lived in Lagos, then, you should be familiar with how these boys go about collecting money from taxi drivers. Sometimes, ...

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OBEDIENCE + FAITH = BLESSINGS

It so encouraging that we have the benefit of situating the third month of the year with benefits accruing from belief in The Trinity – Father, Son and Spirit (God, Jesus and The Holy Ghost). Based on that, this month, I have the privilege of unfolding ‘The Three-fold Code,’ which is the surest way to gaining from God’s promises, protection, ...

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ON OLISEH AND THE NFF: I’M PROVED RIGHT AGAIN AS PREDICTED

 I had thought the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF would have proved me wrong on the predicted war or battle of supremacy that will erupt between them and the then Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh. Now that the deed or harm has been done in a near perfect ratio prediction margin, l can only invite the readers of this column to ...

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