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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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Dream Team Will Improve – Obanor

Dream Team VI captain, Erhun Obanor has assured that they will make improvements ahead of the final round of qualifiers for the 2015 All Africa Games against Zambia. The U23s struggled to a 2-0 win over their Gabonese counterparts in Abuja on Saturday, a result which meant they won 6-1 on aggregate but were hardly convincing and Obanor says they ...

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Babatunde Eyes Great Season

VOLYN Lutsk of Ukraine winger, Babatunde Michael says he has set his mind on achieving a very successful season in the new campaign and promised to give extra effort to make his club surge, as Ukrainian Premier League resumed in style. Having gone through a turbulent past year, embroiled by thigh muscle problems, a hand injury and foot injuries, plus ...

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Oduamadi Targets Latina Revival

By Sam O’Femi Olusetire Latina of Italy attacker, Nnamdi Oduamadi (Ronbinho) is staying upbeat over his team’s survival chances in the lower division, with a view that last weekend’s home defeat by Carpi will spur a revival for his side. The lanky lad, on loan from AC Milan, was on from the start for Latina, but could not make a ...

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Ilaboya Seeks Partners For Edo FA

By Joseph Isokpehi, Benin City NEWLY elected chairman of Edo Football Association, Frank Ilaboya has said that he is ready to Partner with stakeholders of the game in the state to take football to the next level. The veteran sports journalist gave the assertion during a sports programme on the state owned television in Benin City, on which he also ...

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Ujah Nets Goal Number Nine

-Umar Aminu Scores In Turkey FC Cologne of Germany striker, Anthony Ujah on Sunday braved all odds plus his team having a man sent off, to notch home his ninth goal of the season in Die Bundesliga. Ujah, who netted the lone consolation effort for his side in the previous weekend’s 4-1 loss against Bayern Munich, was again part of ...

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Musa Scores Two, Kalu One

-Aaron, Ogbu, Ofoedu, Fata Also On Song It was a fertile weekend of goals for Nigerian stars in Europe, as CSKA Moscow of Russia attacker, Ahmed Musa led the w3ay with two goals for the army-owned club, while evergreen Kalu Uche also made hay with Levante of Spain. The biggest individual feat by a Nigerian player last weekend came from ...

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