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Coup Stops Nigeria Vs Burkina Faso

-2016 CHAN Qualifier Shifted Indefinitely The recent military coup in Burkina Faso has put on hold next month’s 2016 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier between the home-based Eagles and the landlocked Francophone West African country.. The final CHAN qualifier was initially slated for October 18 in Port Harcourt, with the second leg in Ouagadougou a week later, but they ...

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Ujah Targets Regular Eagles Action

Werder Bremen of Germany striker, Anthony Ujah believes he will come well under Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh if he gets opportunities to showcase himself in the squad. Irked by his inability to open his goal account under Oliseh, the former Lillestrøm player rued his short spell under former Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi, pointing out that he never had ...

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CAF Fine Nigeria $5,000

-For Fans’ Misconduct Against Chad Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Nigeria 5,000 Dollars for fans misconduct during its first leg 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match on June 13. The decision of the continent’s football governing body was released on its website in Abuja on Tuesday. It said that the decision was reached at its disciplinary ...

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Fans Hail Chivita’s Juiceball Advert

For any keen observer of the Nigerian marketing communications space, it is difficult not to notice the recent publicity blitz of the Chivita 100% Juiceball campaign and the intense positive reactions that the campaign is generating. From Sports analysts, soccer fans and fruit juice lovers, it has been commendation all the way. The campaign which is being deployed through Television, ...

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Martins Makes Seattle History

-After Fifth Consecutive MLS Goal Seattle Sounders of America striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins set a club record after hitting target for the fifth straight match, as his side settled for a 1 – 1 draw with Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park. Obagol’s 32nd minute sizzler was his fifth consecutive goal in the MLS and takes him level with Fredy ...

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Sfaxien Atmosphere Tickles Ajayi

Club Sportif Sfaxien new boy, Junior Ajayi has disclosed that he is excited with what he has seen in his new surroundings and says the cordial atmosphere has boosted his eye for goals. Speaking after he scored on his home debut in their victory against EGS Gafsa on Sunday, Ajayi said he is delighted to join Sfaxien, after just one ...

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Danjuma Hails Falconets

Female national team, Super Falcons’ coach, Chris Danjuma has hailed the performance of the youth squad, Falconets, who nicked a 2-1 win away to DR Congo on Sunday. Two quick-fire goals from Uchendu in the 6th minute and Chiwendu Ihezuo in the 12th minute saw Nigeria record an important win in their bid for a place at the 2016 FIFA ...

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Eaglets Anxious Over Argentina Trip

-As NFF Bottleneck, MRI Scan Trail Squad Nigeria’s under-17 national team, Golden Eaglets are waiting in anxiety and keeping their fingers crossed over reports that they are billed to head out to Argentina this Tuesday for the final lap of their preparations for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup. This is sequel to memories that they had earlier been touted ...

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Uzoenyi’s High Wages Scare Clubs

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa winger, Ejike Uzoenyi has attracted transfer interest, but the major stumbling block has been the high wages the Nigerian forward commands at the PSL club. Uzoenyi is one of the highest earners at the PSL club, but refused to put a figure to this salary. The former Rangers star, who was most valuable player at ...

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Oshaniwa Cherishes Celtic Draw

Hearts of Scotland left-wing-back, Juwon Oshaniwa is relishing his team’s ability to hold Scottish Premier League champions, Celtic to a draw this past weekend, with a verdict that the result is a boost to his squad’s title aspirations. Speaking after the encounter, in which compatriot, Efe Ambrose got a red card in action for Celtic, Oshaniwa stressed that the goalless ...

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