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Mikel, Moses Miss Highlight Eagles, Teranga Lions Tango

…Cisse Calls Up Killer Squad It’s no longer news that Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi and Chelsea enterprising left back, Victor Moses, will be missing in this Thursday’s international friendly in London between the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal, albeit for different reason. While Mikel, reportedly pleaded to be excused as he continues his study of his …

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THANKS BOSS: Efe Say Better Thanks To Rogers, Lennon

EFE AMBROSE insists Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon have made him a better defender. Celtic manager Rodgers has sent the Nigerian on loan to Hibs to work with Lennon, the boss who signed him for the Hoops five years ago. Ambrose has been rock solid and produced a man of the match performance in last week’s crucial win over Dundee …

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Anichebe Returns To Training With Teammate

 Victor Anichebe and Lee Cattermole should return to full training with Sunderland during the international break. Striker Anichebe has hardly played in 2017, having picked up a medial knee ligament injury against West Bromwich Albion in January in what was his comeback outing as a sub following a hamstring problem he suffered at Burnley on New Year’s Eve. And midfielder …

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More CAF Honours For Keshi, Amodu Under Ahmad

There are indications that the Confederation of African Football under Ahmad Ahmad, will still dish out more honour to late Nigerian soccer ansd coaching heroes, Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. This is coming on the heels of the recent honour done the duo by CAF after what looks like a Nigerian neglect of their heroes in major honours list …

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Increasing Spectatorship: LMC goes tough on Stadium Safety Requirements

The League Management Company (LMC) has shifted focus to ensuring strict compliance with safety measures at match venues against the backdrop of rising numbers in spectatorship at matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Over the past four seasons, the LMC has been working with clubs on strategies to win back fans to match venues after years of dwindling …

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StarTimes to beam all World Cup Qualifiers Live

Pay-TV network, StarTimes has concluded plans to broadcast all 25 FIFA World Cup (European) Qualifier games live and exclusively this weekend from Friday March 24 to the delight of football fans and its subscribers. The digital TV platform said on both its DTT (antenna) and DTH (dish) platforms, all 7 games on Friday, 9 games on Saturday and 9 encounters …

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Ighalo Explains Role As Changchun Yatai Captain

 Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has explained his role as the captain of his new Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai. Ighalo joined the club from English Premier League (EPL) side Watford FC midway through the current 2016/17 campaign. The 27-year-old striker has now captained Yatai in their first two games of the 2017 Chinese Super League season with the team …

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Onuachu Saves Midtjylland

.As Onazi Inspires Trabzonspor To Victory Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu rescued a point for his club Midtjylland who held AaB to a 1-1 away draw in the Danish top flight on Monday night. Onuachu scored in the 91st minute to make sure Midtjylland shared the spoils with AaB. AaB had taken the lead in the 55th minute through Frederik Borsting. …

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Anichebe Expected Back To Action Early April

Sunderland boss David Moyes says he expects injured Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe to be back in action in early April. A medial ligament injury has kept Anichebe out of the Sunderland side that are currently bottom in the Premier League table. He has featured just once since the turn of the year, in a 2-0 away loss to West Brom. …

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Ikeme, Aluko Make Championship Team Of The Weekend

Nigerian duo Carl Ikeme and Sone Aluko have been included in the SkyBet Championship Team of the Weekend. According to fulham.vitalfootball.co.uk Ikeme and Aluko’s inclusion in the Team of the Weekend was not unconnected to their impressive performances for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham respectively. Ikeme was instrumental for Wolves who halted a seven-game winless run with a hard-fought 1-0 home …

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