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Eagles Debut Delight For Success

Watford striker Isaac Success has previously been frustrated in his attempts to make his international bow for Nigeria but this finally came on Thursday when he came on against Senegal. Having seen a ‘dream comes true’ Success is now looking to help Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he wants to be involved. ‘It was a dream …

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Nigeria, Burkina Faso Friendly Cancellation: NFF Not To Blame For Match, Says Green

The international friendly match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso which was scheduled to take place in London on Monday, England has been called off. This is after Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom. The match was scheduled to be played at the Hive Stadium. The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) technical and development committee Barrister Chris …

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Onazi – We Must Qualify For World Cup

Nigeria’s young and vibrant squad is thinking of little else apart from qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, so says stand-in Captain Eddy Ogenyi Onazi. Onazi spoke during a meeting of the Super Eagles with NFF President Amaju Pinnick, at the team’s Crowne Plaza London Ealing hotel. “I am always delighted anytime …

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I’m Glad My Son Has Chosen Nigeria – Ebuehi’s Dad

Marvin, the father of Holland-based defender Tyronne Ebuehi, says he is happy that his son has finally committed his international future to Nigeria. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr named Ebuehi in the Super Eagles’ squad to face Algeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in November last year in Uyo, but the 21-year-old rejected the invite on the ground that …

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Angry Musa Divides Eagles

Indications have emerged that the reasons for quit by Ahmed Musa as Super Eagles Assistant Captain, has highly polarized the team and technical crew members are waiting for the return of Team Skipper, John Mikel Obi to settle the scores. Musa was dropped as captain for the friendly against Senegal, with Ogenyi Onazi preferred by the technical crew. He then …

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Ndidi: I’m Not Just A Tall N’Golo Kante

Wilfred Ndidi has played down comparisons to N’Golo Kante as he helps to repair the damage caused by the loss of the box-to-box midfielder at Leicester. Leicester City are the current Premier League champions, but the £17 million midfielderarrived at a club in turmoil, with manager Claudio Ranieri sacked shortly after he arrived as they languished near the relegation zone. …

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Salute For Ecobank Over Official Sponsorship

—For its continued support for IAAF label race Organisers of the Okpekpe international 10km road race have hailed Ecobank Nigeria Limited, an affiliate of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) for renewing its partnership with the race as its official bank. Ecobank was the official bank of the third and fourth editions of the race in 2015 and 2016 respectively and will …

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Anichebe’s Return Key To Sunderland’s Bounce Back

Sunderland travel to Watford next Saturday – April Fools Day – for a game they simply dare not lose. Defeat and the relegation curtain will fall further and any lingering hope will more or less die completely; but any points gained will keep the life support machine on a little longer. The key to Sunderlands chances may well be whether …

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At Last, Six Eagles Officials Get Visas, Depart Sunday

SportsDay can report exclusively that six officials of the Super Eagles who were not granted visas for the game against Teranga Lions of Senegal, played on Thursday now have their travelling documents intact and should travel on Sunday morning to London. Among the top backroom staff is team coordinator, Patrick Paschal and five others. Paschal it was gathered was the …

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Real Reasons Ahmed Musa Stepped Down As Eagles Asst. Captain

 Coach Gernot Rohr, was said to have told Ahmed Musa pointedly that he will not captain the team even as Assistant Captain of the national team in the game against Senegal, that seemed to have triggered off his decision to step down as the national team assistant captain. He had stepped down before now as the captain of the team …

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