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Sokari: U23 Won’t Play Defensive

-In Saturday’s Second Leg Against Gabon Under-23 national team attacking midfielder Kingsley ‘Bobby’ Sokari has said his side will not defend the 4-1 win in Libreville against the Gabonese under-23 Olympic side. The nation’s campaigners will host the West African foes on Saturday in Abuja in the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville reverse qualifying match. Nigeria did not …

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NFF Task Flying Eagles To Win AYC

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have tasked the under-20 national team, Flying Eagles to win the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC), which starts this weekned in Senegal. NFF deputy secretary general, Emmanuel Ikpeme, told the players at the team’s Serob Legacy Hotel in Wuye, Abuja, Wednesday that the entire country is looking up to them to win the continent’s tournament in …

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Okoya-Thomas Gets Evening Of Tribute

Nigeria’s sports family converged on Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to observe an Evening of Tributes for the late sir Chief (Dr.) Alexander Molade Okoya-Thomas on Wednesday. The event was organised by the Office of Sports, Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development for Okoya-Thomas who died on 1 February, 2015. The occasion not only drew people from …

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Ugbade Admits Expectations’ Pressure

-Sequel To Golden Eaglets’ Woes Ahead of the 20th Africa Youth Championship which kicks off this weekend in Senegal, Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade has admitted that the failure of the Golden Eaglets to win the CAF U17 championship has put them under some pressure. Ugbade was also assistant to Manu Garba during the last U17’s, as they finished …

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Ekiti Supporters Vouch For Ladipo

Nigeria Football Supporters Club (Ekiti State Chapter) congress has passed a vote of confidence on the President General, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo-led national executive committee and pledged total loyalty and commitment.   According to a communiqué of the body’s congress held at Fajuyi Park, Ado-Ekiti the congress deliberated on many issues bothering on the welfare and development of the club and …

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Ideye Can’t Save West Brom

-Nominated For EPL African Award -Aluko’s Hull Draw With Sunderland West Bromwich Albion of England striker, Aide Brown Ideye was in action for The Baggies on Tuesday night, against all expectations, but his brave appearance in defiance of injury reports could not save his side from defeat, as The Baggies lost 2-1 away to Aston Villa. While fellow-Super Eagles star, …

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Siasia Wants Jordon Ibe

Under-23 national team coach, Samson Yebowei Siasia says he has set the wheels in motion towards getting Liverpool of England in-form Nigerian-born winger, Jordon Ibe playing for his squad. Although recent efforts launched by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) towards seeing Ibe commit his international future to the Super Eagles instead of England have not materialised, Siasia believes he can achieve …

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Abikoye Celebrates In Ethiopia

-Targets Sixth League Goal By Sam O’Femi Olusetire Former Sunshine Stars of Akure and ex-Delta Force of Asaba striker, Shakiru Alade Abikoye has set his sight on romping more goals at his new base in Ethiopia, as he braces up for the restart of the league season with Bunna FC. Abikoye is still rolling on the flair of his arrival …

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Malakia Pick Pillars Positives

-Abba Yola Thanks Kano Fans Despite suffering a pummelling at the feet of Kano Pillars in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League, Malakia of South Sudan are picking positives from the experience they had from the second leg visit to the City of Groundnut Pyramids. This much was made known in an interview with SportsDay by Malakia’s head …

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ALL AFRICA GAMES 2015: Chukwumerije Urges Early Preparations

Three-time Olympian and Board Member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije has urged for early preparations to commence for the All Africa Games, scheduled to hold in Congo Brazzaville from 4 – 20 September, 2015. Chukwumerije made this call, after observation of the alarming progress being made by African rivals at the just concluded AFTU International Taekwondo Opens and …

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