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Oliseh To Receive From World Cup Bonus

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have included the name of former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh in the roster of people to benefit from the bonus FIFA will pay the country for qualification to next year’s World Cup un Russia. Though Oliseh left the Eagles’ saddle under acrimonious circumstances, the NFF leadership has opted to put the past ...

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Eagles To Get 30% Of FIFA’s $9.5m W/Cup Grant

Players in the Super Eagles will share a whopping 30% in the total World Cup largesse of $9.5m from global soccer governing body, FIFA, as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) aim to motivate the players fully for a glorious outing at the showpiece in Russia next June. This comes on the backdrop of latest details of the agreement reached between the ...

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Conte Clears Moses To Battle Liverpool

Chelsea of England right-wing-back, Victor Moses is set to return to action against Liverpool this weekend, as The Blues’ manager, Antonio Conte has given the Super Eagles star the go-ahead for a role in the encounter. Though Moses had initially been expected back this past weekend, the former Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic winger could not shake off his fitness ...

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Falconets Trounce Morocco 5-1 In Benin City

Three goals scored from counter-attacking positions steered the Nigerian female youth national team, Falconets, to a 5-1 trouncing of visiting Morocco at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday. A 45 –minute rainstorm swept through the stadium and environs just before kick –off, necessitating a delay that actually led to a meeting in which the Match Commissioner, Soudatou Djallo-Kalkaba from ...

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Saraki, Ekweremadu Glad To See Argentina Fall

Senate President, Dr Bukola Sraraki led the shower of accolades and encomiums on the Super Eagles, as Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber hailed the soccer national during plenary on Wednesday. Saraki led the roll call of plaudits, alongside deputy president of the senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in commending the Eagles for their 4-2 defeat of Argentina in a friendly match on ...

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Osaze Laments Over Missed Title In Indonesia

Madura United of Indonesia striker, Peter OsazeOdemwingie is ruing his club’s inability to win the country’s top-flight league title, but refuted reports that he criticised the organisers and soccer governing body because of the setback. Though the former Super Eagles star recounted a number of faulty refereeing decisions that went against his side during the course of the season, he ...

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Eze, Ameobi For Best Player Awards In England

Wycombe Wanderers of England youngster, EbereEze has been nominated for goal of the month in the third-tier division, while Bolton Wanderers winger, Sammie Ameobi will seek to claim the same title in the second division. While Ameobi will hope to snatch the gong for the English Championship, Eze’s eyes will be on that for League Two. Ameobi’s goal for Bolton ...

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Mikel Says Eagles Are Still Work In Progress

Tianjin Teda of China midfield, John Mikel Obi is still basking in the euphoria of Tuesday’s 4-2 spanking of Argentina by the Super Eagles, but says the Nigerian national team still has areas in which they will have to put in some improvement. Rather than get carried away by the stunning win at Krasnodar Stadium, Russia, Mikel refuses to get ...

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‘Shola Ameobi’s Worth Should Not Be Underestimated’

Notts County tightened their grip on the top of League Two with a 3-1 success over Cheltenham Town at Meadow Lane on Saturday even they sorely missed the experience of ex-Nigerian international Shola Ameobi. A brace from Jorge Grant and one from Shaun Brisley saw Kevin Nolan’s men beat the Robins in front of their own fans to extend their ...

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Akpeyi: Referee Caused My Error Versus Argentina

Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has blamed the referee at the centre of Nigeria’s 4-2 victory against Argentina on Tuesday for causing the error he committed in handling the ball outside his box in the first half of the encounter. ThoughAkpeyi admits he could have done better within the first 45 minutes he had on the pitch, ...

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