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Onigbinde Backs Rohr As Eagles Face Senegal

Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has backed Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s decision to invite new players for the friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso. The Eagles will play Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Senegal on Thursday before clashing with Burkina Faso, who finished third in Gabon, on Monday. The games will be played in London. Germany-based …

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Five Eagles Officials Still Stranded In Lagos

…20 Players Ready For Teranga Lions At least five officials of the national team, Super Eagles, who were scheduled to be in London for the two international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso are still in Lagos as at Wednesday night. Though, goalkeepers’ trainer, Aloy Agu, team coordinator, Patrick Paschal, Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Assistant Salisu …

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Adamu, Galadima Call For Support For Amaju

…Dalung To Brief FEC On CAF Polls In the aftermath of the Confederation of African Football elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which saw Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad emerging as President of the reformed CAF, two top Nigerian football administrators have spoken on the way forward. Former CAF and FIFA Executive Committee member, Dr Amos Adamu and former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim …

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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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