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It’s a No Show For Anichebe, Says Moyes

David Moyes has indicated that Lee Cattermole and Victor Anichebe are not yet ready to return this weekend – although he may have to take a calculated risk and bring them back soon with time running out in Sunderland’s survival bid. It remains to be seen whether either make the trip to Watford this weekend, but even if they do …

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Fulham Keep Emenike Chase On Front Burner

Fulham are being linked to Fenerbahce’s Emmanuel Emenike and it’s a bit of a mess for the Nigerian international and highest goals scorer at the 2013 Nations Cup won by his country and hosted in South Africa. On March 26th Turkey’s Fotomac said Emenike was set to fly to London for a trial and for talks with Fulham. Later that …

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Rohr’s Focus Is World Cup Ticket, Not Salary Issues- NFF

A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed reports making rounds that the coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is being owed three months salary by the football house. Rohr joined Nigeria in August on a salary reportedly worth $47,000 a month, but the Franco-German coach has only being paid two months salary since taking over …

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I’m Crazy About Mikel –Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi admits it was John Terry and Mikel Obi who inspired him to become a footballer as he supported Chelsea as a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria. The 20-year-old has recently joined up with his national team for friendlies in London against Senegal and Burkina Faso, with Mikel being granted special leave to focus on playing for his new …

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Nigeria Eyes History In Bobsleigh, 2018 Winter Olympics

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are fighting the freezing winds, bone-breaking speed to bring Nigeria’s name in bobsleighing world which Africa has never contested in. Bobsleigh ‘is a winter sport in which teams of two or four team mates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.’ According to BBC, The Nigerian women’s …

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Fire Destroys Obafemi Martins’ Chinese Club Stadium

A fire outbreak has damaged the stadium of Shanghai Shenhua, the club of Nigerian football star, Obafemi Martins. Reports said the fire which started at 8:30am destroyed a large portion of the 33,000-seater stadium. Nobody was hurt in the fire incident which was successfully contained. Authorities in Shanghai’s Hongkou District are investigating the cause of the fire. Shanghai Shenhua, managed …

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Lennon: Efe Proves European, Nigerian Doubters Wrong

Hibernian manager, Neil Lennon, has stated that Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose, has proved his doubters in Europe and Nigeria wrong following his impressive performances for the Scottish Championship leaders. Daily Mail reports that Ambrose joined Hibernian on an emergency loan until the end of the season after being frozen out of Celtic where he hadn’t featured since last July. Since …

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Anichebe, Lee Back, Firing On All Cylinders

Sunderland duo Lee Cattermole and Victor Anichebe have an outside chance of being involved against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday SportsDay can report authoritatively. The visitors, who are propping up the Premier League, have been without Cattermole since November due to a hip injury, while Anichebe has been sidelined with a knee complaint since January 21. Embattled Sunderland boss, …

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Queens Batons lands in Lagos on April 1

Lagos State will welcome the Queen’s Baton on April 1, Chairman of the Main Organising Committee for the Queen’s Baton arrival in Nigeria, Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi announced yesterday. The Queen’s Baton Relay, similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Baton carries a message from the …

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FIFA Awards 2017-2018 media rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Following an open tender process for 42 territories* in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the region. The tender was launched on 21 October 2016 and included the media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events**, including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The following broadcasters have been awarded …

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