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LAGOS SWAN FELICITATES WITH OBI, SALUTES NFF

The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria has congratulated one of its members, Mitchell Obi who was re-elected unopposed as the AIPS Africa President for another four years. The Lagos SWAN executive said the return of Mitchell at the Africa Congress in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, December 18, 2018 was a testimony to his achievements and ...

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IJEBU-ODE LG BOYS WIN 5TH KESSINGTON ADEBUTU/ OGUN U-18 TOURNEY

   ………..AS ADO-ODO/OTA GIRLS LIFT FEMALE MAIDEN EDITION Ijebu-Ode Local Government male side came from behind to defeat hard-fighting Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government team 2-1 in a keen contested final of the 5th Kessington Adebutu/Ogun State Under 18 Football Championship played Wednesday at the Gateway International Stadium in the ancient town of Ilaro. Tijani Tosin cancelled-out Ramon Dada’s first half goal ...

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CHAN Eagles Submit Final 23-Man Squad Jan 3

Coach Salisu Yusuf is expected to submit to CAF his final 23-man squad list for next month’s CHAN on January 3. “The coach has to submit his final squad of 23 players on January 3, which will be 10 days before the kick-off of the competition,” a top team official informed SCORENigeria Nigeria will be fined should they fail to ...

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Falconets Commence Training For South Africa Showdown

Nigeria U20 women team has commenced training for the crucial final FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying round clash with South Africa. The Falconets had resumed camp on Monday and held their first full training session with a full squad on Wednesday afternoon at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja. Captain Kemi Famuditi, Charity Rueben and team’s top scorer Rasheedat Ajibade ...

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Udeze To Rohr: Pick CHAN Eagles Players For World Cup

Gernot Rohr should pick two stand out players from the CHAN 2018-bound Eagles according to Ex Player Ifeanyi Udeze. Nigeria will make a third appearance in the competition – for players based in their home Association league – and Salisu Yusuf’s men are one of the hot favorites. Udeze, who played for Bendel Insurance in the Nigerian league before his ...

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35 Nigerians Design Mascots For 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Director of Korean Cultural Centre, Mr Han Sungrae said about 35 Nigerians have designed the mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea, next year. Sungrae, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja said that the two mascots are ‘Soohorang’ for the Olympics and ‘Bandabi’ for the Paralympics. He explained that the ...

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AFCON 2019 – CAF Renews Warning To Cameroon

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, has reiterated his warning to Cameroon about their hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations. In response to a question about Cameroon holding on to the hosting of the tournament in its new expanded 24-team format in 2019 Ahmad wasted few words. “If the host country is unable to organize it, we will ...

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American Rejects Super Falcons Job

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed its disappointment that Randy Waldrum has rejected the chance to become coach of the women’s national team. Waldrum and the NFF failed to agree terms for the American to succeed Florence Omagbemi in the role, despite an announcement from the federation in October. Earlier this week the 61-year-old opted to accept a new ...

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CHAN 2018: Christmas Break Will Not Affect Eagles’ Preparations-Salisu

Super Eagles B Team Coach, Salisu Yusuf has assured that the two-day break granted the CHAN Eagles to observe the Christmas holidays will not affect the players’ preparation for the Africa Nations Championship slated for Morocco in January next year. Speaking through the Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, Yusuf revealed that he has mandated the 30 players jostling for positions ...

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Ujah Rejoins For Mainz 05

Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah has made a swift return to the Bundesliga, penning a three-and-half contract with Mainz 05 for an undisclosed fee. The 27-years-old only left Bundesliga side Werder Bremen last year for Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin but he’s back and this time in the colors of former employers Mainz 05, who signed him in 2011 before ...

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