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Reps to hold Public Hearing on NFF Act

The Federal House of Representatives will next week hold a public hearing on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act. The bill seeks to repeal the Nigeria Football Association Act 2004 CAP 110 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, to enact the Nigeria Football Federation Act 2016. SportsDay gathered in Abuja,  from a member of the House Committee on Sports, Hon. ...

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Falconets Arrive Benin City For Tanzania

Nigeria’s under-20 female national team, Falconets have arrived in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match against their counterparts from Tanzania. Coach of the side, Chris Danjuma led the players and other officials from Abuja on Tuesday morning, as the two –time World Cup silver medalists stormed the ancient city to perfect preparation for ...

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Balogun Dismisses Zambia’s Threat Ahead

SV Mainz of Germany defender, Leon Adeyemi Balogun believes Zambia’s national team, Chipolopolo do not pose a threat to the Super Eagles’ quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Ahead of the clash between both teams in Uyo on October 7, Nigeria have ten points in the Africa group B qualifying race compared to Zambia’s seven, ...

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Yusuf Hails Eagles’ 2-0 Victory Over S’Leone

Super Eagles chief coach, Salisu Yusuf has lauded his player’s character after playing to a 2-0 win against Sierra Leone in their 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations clash at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana. Yusuf says that the match was difficult but his players had an upbeat mindset that helped them eliminate Sierra Leone despite the few days ...

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Youth Games Officials Complain Of Age Cheats

Officials on Tuesday complained about age cheats at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin in spite of the rigorous screening by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. The officials, who spoke at the competition’s venue, said some sports federations were allegedly behind clearing ineligible athletes to contest at the Games. The Vice-President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria ...

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Nwakali Donates $240,000 To Orphanages

VV Van Venlo of Holland midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali has provided much-needed succor to the less privileged in Imo State by sharing a total sum of $240,000 (N87m) to the various orphanages. Director of ASJ Academy Emeka Amajiriaku disclosed that the $240, 000 from the Nigeria youngster was for the orphanage homes in the state and not the football academy. “There ...

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Nigeria To Battle Mali On Thursday

Organizers of this year’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup have adjusted the opening group matches, with the home-based Eagles now billed to take on Mali, not hosts Ghana, on Thursday. An official disclosed that Mali and Nigeria will now open Group A in Cape Coast by 4pm on Thursday, to be followed by the game between Ghana and Guinea. ...

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Soldiers Beat Journalists At Abia NUJ Secretariat

Over 20 soldiers of Operation Python dance stormed the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and beat up journalists and smashed their gadgets. The soldiers who patrolled the streets of Umuahia in their show of strength, otherwise called python dance came into the NUJ centre saying that journalists were taking pictures of their action. Riding in fifteen ...

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Obaseki Awaits Falconets Tuesday In Benin City

…Ilaboya, Falode Upbeat The Nigeria Football Federation has made a slight shift on the arrival of the U20 Women national team tagged Falconets, for this weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania in the modernized city of Benin, the Edo State capital. With all logistics in place the team was to land in Benin City on Monday, with the Executive Governor ...

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With Sola Ameobi, Notts County look Like A A Team Going Places

It was during the course of the last week when the Notts County manager Kevin Nolan insisted it was far too early to get carried away by their start to the season and his former teammate at Newcastle United, Oluwanishola Ameobi, is spearheading the title challenge. But after their latest dominant performance stretched their unbeaten run to six games, it ...

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