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Atlanta ’96 Is Forever Green – Babayaro

Former national team goalkeeper, Emmanuel Babayaro, one of Nigeria’s heroes at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, talks to Goal about how his team stunned the world in the United States of America, what made the team tick and why the country has failed to build on the success two decades after… Goal: It’s 20 years since the Nigeria U23 team won …

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Ajagba Targets Boxing Gold

Many sports followers are critical of the country’s chances at this year’s Olympic Games and believe the thought of Nigeria winning any shade of medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is quite low. However, despite all the pessimism, Nigeria’s sole boxer to the 2016 Games, Efe Ajagba is talking tough. He says his mission to Brazil is to end the …

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Oluwafemi Weighs Zambia Vs Nigeria -Says Determination Will Make The Difference Zesco United of Zambia’s Nigerian left-wing-back, Ayo Oluwafemi (Naija Boy) has admitted that he is torn between rooting for the nation where he plies his trade and his native country on who will carry the day when they clash in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. As both teams …

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Dauda Seeks Eagles’ Invitation

Vitesse Arnhem of Holland striker, Abiola Dauda has put a lie to recent reports that he has opted to play for Sweden, instead of Nigeria. In this interview with SportsDay Editor, SAM O’FEMI OLUSETIRE, Dauda, who played on loan at Hearts of Scotland last season, admits he holds Sweden’s international passport, but stressed that his vision is actually on lining …

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Mum’s Vision Propels Henty

Another lid has been blown off the success secrets of Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia attacker, Ezekiel Henry (Henty), as his mother says the youngster is living a vision she had about him when he was a kid. In this exclusive interview with JEROME OBUNINTA, Mrs Nnabuelu Henry also discloses that she supported her son to play the round leather game …

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Henty Vows To Work Harder

Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia attacker, Ezekiel Henry (Henty) has admitted that the deal which took him to join The Railwaymen in February was a juicy one in terms of money, but says he will not allow it put him under any undue pressure. Rather than get carried away by the huge amount he is earning at such a young age, …

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Yekini’s Daughter Plans Museum For Late Star

One of late soccer star, Rashidi Yekini’s daughters, Yemisi Rasheedat Rashidi Yekini recently addressed a press conference at Ikeja, Lagos, during which she and her younger sister, Omoyemi, made a call to the federal government, corporate bodies and well meaning Nigerians to help them immortalise their father. The siblings, who were joined at the briefing by the late striker’s lawyer, …

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Giwa Insists On NFF Mandate

One of the men contending for the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa recently had a parley with sports editors in Ikeja, Lagos, during which he spoke at length on a number of topical issues affecting the round leather game. SportsDay editor, SAM O’FEMI OLUSETIRE presents graphic details of Giwa’s responses to a series of questions fired …

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GRASSROOTS MEMORIES

SportsDay editor, SAM O’FEMI OLUSETIRE recently ran part of his grassroots football memoirs with a series of five articles in his weekly column, Eagle Eye. He now presents a segmented, dramatic and detailed package of his GRASSROOTS MEMORIES in a special feature, reflecting on nostalgic days with Bros Femo Boys (BFB), National Grassroots Dream Team (NGDT) and Nigerian Grassroots Football …

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Omagbemi Outlines Falcons’ Plans

Nigeria senior women’s national team, Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi will in seven months lead her squad in search of an eighth continental title – after failing to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games and missing a medal at the 2015 All-Africa Games. Omagbemi knows she has a lot of work to do and, in this interview with goal.com reporter, …

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