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Flying Eagles Beat Senegal 3-1

The undder-20 national team, Flying Eagles on Sunday lived up to expectation by beating hosts Senegal 3-1 in the opening match of the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC). Two early goals from Taiwo Awoniyi put the Flying Eagles in a commanding lead, as he pounced on defence errors from the Senegalese. Despite brave goalkeeping by the Nigerian goalkeeper, Senegal pulled …

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Bordeaux, Anderlecht, Others Eye U20 Stars

Nigeria’s under-20 national team players have come into the spotlight of football scouts from several European clubs, who are the African Youth Championship (AYC) in search of talents. Just as the competition began Sunday, with the Flying Eagles taking on hosts, Senegal in the opening encounter, reports emerged that scouts from Bordeaux of France, RSC Anderlecht of Belgium, Salzburg of …

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SAFA Confirm Eagles, Bafana Game

South Africa Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed that an agreement has been reached between them and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for an international friendly between their team, Bafana Bafana and AFCON 2013 champions, Super Eagles on Sunday, March 29.  The match, which comes a little over four months after a 2-2 draw in Uyo between the two teams meant Nigeria …

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Winners Golden Bet Acquires Stakewise

Nigeria’s leading sports betting company, Winners Golden Bet has taken ownership of another sports betting outfit, Stakewise.   Winners Golden Bet says the acquisition of Stakewise became necessary as a bailout option with the company faces series of teething problem in its operation and more importantly for Winners Golden Bet to expand its scope of business operation.   General Manager …

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Dream Team Aim To Finish Gabon

-Amoo Charges Players For Total Focus The under-23 national team will aim to finish off their annihilation mission against Gabon with another big win on Saturday, when both sides clash at Abuja National Stadium in the second leg of their 2015 All Africa Games qualifier.   The Nigerian squad, handled by former Super Eagles gaffer, Samson Yebowei Siasia took a …

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Yakubu Eyes Bradford’s Fall

-Sets Eyes On Cup S/Final At Wembley Reading of England striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni says he is determined to help his club snatch victory against giant-killing lower division side, Bradford City, as both sides clash in the FA Cup quarter-finals this Saturday.  Bradford made history earlier in the competition by sending EPL leaders, Chelsea packing, before repeating the feat against Sunderland …

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Ighalo Gets Second Award Selection

Watford of England’s in-form striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has been nominated for English Championship Player of the Month Award for February; making it the second straight time he would be listed for the prize.   Former Nigeria U20 skipper has continued his free-scoring form in February, notching six goals in five games which included winners against Blackburn Rovers and Brentford. …

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Sani Emmanuel Moves To Sweden

Just when it appeared like the last had been heard of Nigeria 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup most valuable player, Sani Emmanuel, the youngster has surprisingly popped up in Sweden, where he arrived into pomp and pageantry this past Thursday.   The move to Sweden is the latest step in a series of many previous stops by Emmanuel, who has …

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Awoniyi Targets AYC Goals Rain

-F/Eagles Round-off Training For Senegal As the under-20 national tea, Flying Eagles round-off their training regime for the opening match of the African Youth Championship (AYC), against hosts, Senegal early Saturday, the Nigerian squad’s top striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has declared his burning ambition to paint the competition red with goals.   Although Awoniyi, who is on the verge of a …

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WBA Signing Overwhelmed Me – Ideye

West Bromwich Albion of England striker, Aide Brown Ideye has come out with an explanation of his early struggles with the club, saying it was due to the fact he was “overwhelmed” by becoming the club’s record signing.   Ideye, who has also played for Ocean Boys of Brass, Neuchâtel Xamax of Switzerland and Sochaux of France, was signed from …

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