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Dempsey Praises Martins’ Partnership

-Seattle Coach Salutes Wonder Goal More accolades are coming the way of Seattle Sounders of America striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins, as one of his teammates in the Major League Soccer (MLS) club, Clint Dempsey has described the Nigerian star as his best strike partner ever. Speaking against the backdrop of Obagol scoring one and setting up two for his partner ...

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Physical Foes Await Manu’s Boys

-Ugbade Says Nigerian Kids Ready -As Team Set Eye On W/Cup Ticket The under-20 national team, Flying Eagles are bracing up for a crunchy, tough encounter against Congo Republic in their second match at the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal, as assistant coach of the Nigerian side, Nduka Ugbade says their opponents are physically endowed. Ugbade started further ahead ...

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Ordega Desires World Cup Debut

Female national team, Super Falcons forward, Francesca Ordega is looking forward to making her world cup debut for Nigeria in Canada after she sat out the last edition in Germany four years ago. The former Bayelsa Queens player also revealed that she is out of contract with her Swedish club, Pitea IF and that she would soon return to Europe ...

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Adamolekun Opts For Jamaica

-Orlando City Kid Snubs Eagles, US Options Orlando City SC of America youngster, Nathaniel Adamolekun has snubbed chances of playing for his fatherland, Nigeria, or country oif birth, USA, as he has opted for an international career in the colours of less-fancied Jamaica instead. In a bewildering choice of allegiance, Adamolekun has committed his international future to Jamaica, though he ...

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Congo’s Coach Dares Flying Eagles

-Ahead Of Wednesday Clash At 2015 AYC The stage is set for a crunch battle between Nigeria and Congo Republic at the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal, as the coach of the Central African nation, Paolo Berrettini says his lads will play with confidence against the Flying Eagles. Though Congo enter the game in Dakar two points behind ...

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Keshi Storms Abuja On Tuesday

-Raises Hope Over New Eagles’ Deal Nigeria’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is expected in Abuja this Tuesday, as he begins the final phase of moves towards a likely new deal with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Sources close to ‘The Big Boss’ reliably informed SportsDay late Monday that Keshi will be in Abuja early Tuesday, ...

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Igboun Refutes Penalties’ Scare

FC Midtjylland of Denmark attacker, Sylvester Emeka Igboun has ruled out any form of fear over taking penalties on his part, despite him failing to convert one at the weekend. Though the in-form striker, who grew up in Agege area of Lagos, admitted that his club would have got more than a 3-0 victory over Esbjerg on Sunday night had ...

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Martins Relishes Fans’ Motivation

-Uchebo Also Celebrates In Portugal Seattle S9ounders of America striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins has attributed his stunning goal of the past weekend to motivation and encouragement he got from the club’s fans during the 3-0 win against New England Revolution; while Michael Uchebe is also celebrating another goal for Boavista of Portugal. While still basking in the euphoria of a ...

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Kalmar Brace For Awoniyi’s Exit

A sparkling start to his campaign at the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal has opened up Flying Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi for renewed frenetic transfer interest, such that officials of his club, FF Kalmar of Sweden are already bracing up for his exit. Awoniyi scored twice in the Flying Eagles’ opening day 3 – 1 win over Senegal ...

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Aiyenugba Confident Of Promotion

Bnei Yehuda of Israel goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba (The Cat) has set his mind on a return to playing in the top-flight league, as he believes his club has what it takes to gain promotion at the end of this season. With his side now nine points clear at the top of the Israel Leumit League, Aiyenugba said he and his ...

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