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CAF Beach Soccer Officials Land In Lagos

The stage is set for the second edition of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations to be hosted by Nigeria next week, after officials of Confederation of African Football (CAF) flew into Lagos on Thursday. CAF Secretariat staff will set up a desk inside Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, just as thenff.com learnt on Thursday that all participating …

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Rohr: No Automatic Shirt For Ebuehi

 Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has ruled out any preferential treatment for ADO Den Haag of Holland defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, as he has declared emphatically that the youngster will have to fight for his shirt. Ebuehi turned down the chance to be part of the Nigerian team that defeated Algeria 3-1 in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers, insisting on …

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Onome Ebi Undergoes Successful Arm Surgery

FC Minsk defender Onome Ebi underwent a successful right arm surgery following an injury she sustained during the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations. Following Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Yaoundé on Saturday, the 33-year-old was taken to the National Hospital, Abuja upon arrival in the country. “Thank you Lord God for safe surgery, receive all thy glory in …

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Ndidi, Onyekuru Rated High In n Belgium

Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi and Henry Onyekuru have been rated among the best players in the 2016-2017 half-term scoring report by top scouting agency Instat. Ndidi, 19, is on the verge of joining Premier League champions Leicester in January on a reported fee that could go up to 18.6 million pounds. He has made 17 appearances in the league this season …

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Unknown Nigeria Vows To Shoot Down Man United

Former Nigerian national U-15 team forward Dennis Emmanuel Bonaventure is in line to make his ninth appearance for former Ukrainian champions Zorya Luhansk in their UEFA Europa league game on Thursday. Bonaventure who wears jersey number 42, , turned 19 last month and already has four assists and a goal to his credit in his first eight games of his …

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Nigeria’s Future In Sports Is Guaranteed -Mark

Former President of the Red Chambers of the National Assembly, Senator David Mark has praised the initiators of the Nigeria Olympic Fund, saying, “you will remove the international shame of either barren medals or praying and fasting for one paltry bronze in the Olympics.” Senator Mark made the remark when he hosted the management of the Nigeria Olympic Fund in …

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Ordega Regrets Playing For Nigeria

USA-based forward Francisca Ordega has regretted playing for the Super Falcons, saying she would have opted for another country because of the lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria. Ordega won her third women’s AFCON in Cameroon last weekend and has also represented Nigeria at U17 and U20 levels, but she said the neglect of women’s football by the …

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No Automatic Shirt For Ebuehi – Rohr

Dutch side ADO Den Haag defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has been told in clear terms by Nigeria’s technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, that there is no automatic shirt for him in the Super Eagles. Although the parents of Ebuehi have assured that the player will honour the next call-up from Nigeria, coach Rohr insists he must fight for his shirt. Ebuehi turned …

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Ideye’s Greek League Top Scorer

Olympiakos of Greece striker, Aide Brown Ideye is still the leading scorer in the Greek top flight with nine goals after he scored a brace in his side’s 4-0 thrashing of Levadiakos. Ideye’s nine-goal tally in 10 games is only a goal shy of the total number of goals he scored for Olympiakos last league season and the defending champions …

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Omagbemi Turns Focus On W/Cup

Nigeria’s female national team coach, Florence Omagbemi has turned her attention on taking the squad to the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, following her side’s conquest of the African Women’s Nations Cup in Cameroon. Omagbemi disclosed her next plan of action after her team successfully defended the AWCON title after they pipped hosts Cameroon 1-0 in Yaoundé before a sell-out …

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