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NEW FIFA AND BORN AGAIN SPORTING PRESS

Today will mark a new dawn, call it a new beginning in the life of the Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, with the election of a new President for the world football body holding today in Zurich, Switzerland. The last five years has been a devastating period of monumental setback for an organisation with the largest sporting followership in ...

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HISTORY RUNNING BACKWARDS

THE recent hubble-bubble that the Nigeria Football Federation and Sunday Oliseh, the coach of Super Eagles are causing in the land cannot but give us the kind of concern that will trouble us for a pretty long time. Let’s say it factually and truthfully so that we may enjoy it without hypocrisy. The issue, no matter which side we may ...

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Chikatara, Umuahia & Me

Despite the anti-climax the home-based Eagles suffered at the Championship of African Nations (CHAN), one major positive we all have the pleasure of celebrating and cherishing is the emergence of Chisom Chikatara as the competition’s joint-top scorer. He remained among the three top scorers with four goals, in spite of Nigeria’s elimination, and the whole continent is standing mouth-agape over ...

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GOOD CONCEPT IF NOT DEAD BEFORE BIRTH

The news making the rounds in town about the reasons by the national assembly inviting boards of various sport federations to defend their 2016 budget was quite heart warming. It is about the very first time boards of sport federations would be invited to defend their budget for a particular year. The sport federation known to have been doing this ...

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THE EMERGING WITCHCRAFT IN NFF

I had almost concluded on what to write for the week, before the news of witchcraft within the glass house was unveiled by the super Eagles chief coach, Sunday Oliseh who was himself unveiled and unleashed on Nigeria football last year. It was indeed an interesting story from Oliseh that there are witchcrafts within the NFF that are responsible for ...

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STEP FORWARD, MULTIPLY, CELEBRATE

This month, we are encouraged to take steps of faith, as we aim to consolidate on the gains of January and move unto higher ground in February. We all prayed for fresh blessings and a new beginning of mirthful signs, events and gains coming our way in January, which I believe have been actualized by The Most High. Now is ...

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I’M PRAYING FOR NIGERIA

Nigerians obviously should be praying. We all need prayers as citizens while Nigeria need prayers as a country. Without any doubt, Nigeria needs more prayers to make any meaningful appearance at the next Olympics in Rio – Brazil, come August this year. It is truly disturbing that Nigeria as country cannot boast of any particular area of medal assurance. It ...

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Time For Oliseh To Quit

Once again, we are facing Doomsday Déjà Vu in Nigerian football, with an ominous threat that various repercussions are likely to stop us from making it to the Africa Cup of Nations next year in Gabon. Yes, the Super Eagles will be the worst off for it. The coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh has already been queried and summoned by the ...

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PEPPER FOR PEP GAURDIOLA OF AFRICA

He fought ahead as the clock ticks on in the match against Guinea deploying every tactics. He unleashed his player who could cause a major upset. He stood and watched critically with the hope that his muse will communicate something vital on how to turn the tide of event. He paced up and down, giving directives. He prayed to his ...

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YOUR EXCELLENCY, LET ME RULE YOU OUT OF ORDER

Not a few were surprised to hear that anybody could disparage the unique and all important role of sport in nation building. It is most amazing and it also amuses many that one potent instrument without any barrier or limitation in our national life could be so underrated and underestimated to a level of being considered inconsequential and with no ...

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