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SWAN Cautions FCT Chapter Against Comment On National Issues

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has cautioned its Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter against issuing communique on national issues affecting sports,saying only the national secretariat of the association has such power . The Abuja SWAN at its last Thursday, July 19 congress ,issued a communique to  express displeasure over conduct of some sports journalists regarding the ongoing Nigeria Football ...

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Amuzie Signs Full Contract At FC Lugano

Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist, Stanley Amuzie has sealed a deal that will keep him in a full transfer at FC Lugano of Switzerland, following a spell on loan at the club last season from Sampdoria of Italy. Lugano have opted to give a career revival to the former Portugal-based left-back, who has two caps with the Super Eagles ...

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Nigeria Takes 280 Athletes To African Youth Games

Team Nigeria will be represented by a total of 280 athletes and 136 officials at the 3rd African Youth Games, which will hold from this Wednesday, July 18 to 28 in Algiers, Algeria. The second batch of 53 athletes and officials in five sports- taekwondo, weightlifting, table tennis, swimming and badminton – left the country Monday night aboard Turkish and ...

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Okocha Backs Ref For Denying Nigeria Penalty Against Argentina

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has thrown more light on why the referee of Nigeria’s last group match against Argentina did not give a penalty against Marcos Rojo, for an apparent handball in the box, saying it was simply because the ball first touched the defender’s head. While many Nigerians cried foul over the decision by the ref to ...

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Oliseh Credits African Talents For France’s World Cup Win

Ex-Super Eagles captain and head coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh has added a tell-tale joke to comments about France’s conquest of this year’s World Cup, as the player-turned-analyst says Africa can take credit for the feat by Les Blues. Oliseh noted in a jocular manner that seeing so many players of African descent in the French winning squad to Russia 2018 ...

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Sammy Ameobi Eyes More Goals With Bolton

Bolton Wanderers of England winger, Sammy Ameobi has declared that he wants to score more goals with The Trotters this season, as he aims to go beyond the paltry haul he achieved last term. Following his breath-taking form and goal in Bolton’s pre-season game last weekend, the younger brother of former Super Eagles striker, Shola Ameobi said he hopes to ...

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DazumiTo Join Rising Nigerian Legion In Turkey

Italy-based emergent youngster, Victor Kebira Dazumi is set to join the growing number of Nigerian players plying their trade in Turkey, as he has received a summer transfer offer from Bursaspor, who already have a number of his compatriots in their squad. Bursaspor, who once paid the wages of ex-Super Eagles defender, TayeIsmaila Taiwo, have William Troost-Ekong and ShehuAbdullahi on ...

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Alhassan Joins Newly Promoted Portuguese CD Nationale

Fringe Super Eagles ace Alhassan Ibrahim popularly referred to as Mu’azam has joined newly promoted Portuguese side CD Nationale after a planned move to fellow Portuguese side Maritimo fell through. The former Akwa United forward was unveiled by Maritimo but the club failed to reach an agreement with his parent owners FC Heart of Abuja, the club he returned to ...

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AYG: Nigeria Draw Morocco, Libya In football

Nigeria’s U-15 boys’ team has been drawn in Group A with Morocco, Djibouti and Libya in the group stage of the football event of the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers. The event starts on Wednesday and ends on July 28. It is the qualifiers for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires later in the year. The organizers ...

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Ighalo Hits Record With 8th Goal In China

Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has hit new marks in the Chinese Super League, following his eighth goal of the season, in a feat that fetched an away win for his club. In contrast with the struggles he faced in front of goal during the World Cup, Ighalo returned to familiar terrain in The Oriental Nation to ...

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