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Mikel Returns Next Week

Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi is expected back at his base next week, for the final lap of his recuperation from a recent injury. The former Chelsea of England star is still undergoing rehabilitation after undergoing surgery in England towards the end of last month. Teda manager ‎Jaime Pacheco is desperately looking forward to the return to ...

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Oneya Hails Reception For Pinnick

Former chairman of then Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Brig. Gen Dominic Obukadata Oneya, has hailed the South-South Congress of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki over plans to host the soccer body’s current president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick this weekend. Speaking with Edo State FA chairman and spokesman of the congress, Frank Ilaboya, Oneya, said Amaju is ...

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Agu Weds June 17

Portugal-based midfielder, Mikel Agu is set to marry his long-term girlfriend on June 17 in Asaba, Delta State. Mikel has been dating his fiancée for more than two years and she lived with him in Belgium during his loan spell with Club Brugge. They welcomed a baby boy, Stefano, in January; ahead of which the midfielder’s father and mother were ...

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Deaf Eagles Return Home

The country’s deaf soccer national team, Deaf Eagles are back home after winning the 2017 West Africa Deaf Football Championship held in Bamako, Mali and grabbed a ticket to this year’s Deaflympics holding in Turkey come July. At a reception by the chairman of Nigeria Deaf Sports Association, Lagos State, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, the host commended the players and technical ...

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Stakeholders Praise Falode’s NWFL

Football stakeholders in the country have heaped praises on Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL), led by ace broadcaster, Aisha Falode, over the successful conclusion of the first round of the season last week. The league started March 26 with a curtain raiser in Akure, Ondo State and it has since been in the front burner. Edo State Football Association chairman, ...

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Nigeria Pitch Awards Nominees Emerge

Nominees for the 4th edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards have emerged, after SIAO Partners Limited, the collating and verification firm, released the results to the Nigeria Football Federation. In a letter to the NFF President dated 11th May 2017, and signed by the Managing Partner, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the auditing firm explained that the voting was done by Nigeria ...

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Oneya Bells S’South Over Pinnick Reception`

…Akinwunmi, Muazu Ecstatic Respected former NFA Chairman and former Military Governor of Kano and Benue states, Brig. Gen Dominic Obukadata Oneya, has hailed the South South Congress of the NFF and Governor Godwin Obaseki over its plans to host NFF President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick this weekend. Speaking with the Chairman of Edo FA and Spokesman of the Congress, Frank Ilaboya, ...

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Solanke On Way Out Of Chelsea

After brep[orts emerged that RB Leipzig are keen on signing Manchester City’s Jadon Sancho and Chelsea’sNigerian born star Dominic Solank. Indications are that the Londoner may have played hos last for the Blues. Though Solanke is highly regarded, plans are that he will not go on loan but will be sold to a willing club. It remains to be seen ...

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Super Eagles training camp in France, Togo friendly cancelled

There are strong indications that the Super Eagles’ proposed training camp in France after the May 26 friendly match against Corsica has been cancelled, officials of the NFF declared in veil. The scheduled international friendly against Togo, has also been cancelled due to logistics. Players and the officials will now return to Abuja after the Corsica game. “The friendly announced ...

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Newcastle, Sunderland Battle For Efe Ambrose?

Newcastle United could ruin Sunderland’s best laid plans with a shock swoop for Celtic-owned Hibernian-loanee Efe Ambrose. As if Sunderland weren’t already facing a difficult task aiming to entice Efe Ambrose to the Stadium of Light this summer. The Chronicle reported in March that manager David Moyes had scouted the Celtic-owned centre-back personally as he aimed to revive his stuttering ...

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