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Liverpool’s Ibe Injured

-To Miss Four Weeks Of Action Liverpool of England’s Nigerian-born rave of the moment, Jordon Ibe has been ruled out of action for at least four weeks, following an injury copped on Thursday. The youngster has hogged headlines of recent, following several sterling outings with Liverpool since returning from a loan spell at Derby County but, at a period when ...

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Musa Makes Russian Cup S/Final

CSKA Moscow of Russia attacker, Ahmed Musa is in upbeat mood, after aiding his side into the semi-finals of the Russian Cup, in only his first appearance for The Army Men during this season’s competition. Musa has made his mark with CSKA so far in the Russian Premier League this season, but it was a different feeling for him during ...

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Keshi’s Agent Denies Rejecting NFF Contract

-Says He Never Spoke To Media Controversy over protracted contract talks between Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi took a new turn Monday, when the tactician’s agent, Emmanuel Addo denied telling media house that his client had rejected a contract offered him by the nation’s soccer governing body. Speaking against the ...

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Flying Eagles Brave Abuja Sun

-Train 2pm Ahead Of Senegal Trip The under-20 national team, Flying Eagles on Monday had to brave the fierce afternoon sun in Abuja, as the squad’s second training session of the day had to be brought forward by two hours in order to make space available for the under-23 side. SportsDay checks revealed that the Flying Eagles have continued to ...

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Ejo Picks 12 For Beach Eagles

-For Tournament In South Africa Beach soccer national team, Super Sand Eagles coach, Audu Adamu (Ejo) has picked 12 players to represent Nigeria at this week’s Power Horse Invitational Tournament in Durban, South Africa. The delegation, which also includes five officials, will fly out of the country on Tuesday night aboard a South African Airways flight. Ejo on Monday trimmed ...

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Burkina Ref For Dream Team, Gabon

A 30-uyear-old referee from Burkina Faso, Jean Ouattara will be at the centre when Nigeria’s under-23 national team host Gabon in the return leg of their 11th All Africa Games qualifier in Abuja on Saturday. Ouattara, who became an international only this year, will be assisted by compatriots Seydou Tiama (1st assistant), Phillipo Max Toe (2nd assistant) and Sanago Boureima ...

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Coach Backs Emenike For Gala Clash

-Striker, Gaffer Set For Motivational Talks Fenerbahçe of Turkey striker, Emmanuel Emenike has received a massive touch of support from his club’s coach, Ismail Kartal, as the Super Eagles star seeks his first competitive goal against their fellow-Istanbul-based rivals, Galatasaray. As the countdown starts towards this Sunday’s Super Lig cracker between both clubs, Emenike is battling hard to overcome another ...

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Martins Scores In Seattle Friendly

Seattle Sounders OF America striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (Obagol) continues to give samples of what he will offer fans of his club in the forthcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) season, as he scored in a build-up game at the weekend. Obagol was on song in the encounter that was played by his club against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday morning, ...

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NFF Panic Over Keshi

-Tension, As Presidency Steps In -Galadima: Let’s Do Things Right There are strong indications that the 19-page contract papers offered Big Boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi by the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation may be overturned following a superior order. SportsDay exclusively gathered that the Amaju Pinnick led NFF has been waiting for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to ‘get out’ ...

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FIFA Cancel Eagles Vs Ghana

World football governing body (FIFA) has cancelled the proposed international friendly duel between the Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana this month in London. FIFA said that it is against their regulations that no country should play two games across two continents in three days, leaving Ghana with an option to play two matches during the free ...

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