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Agbo Says Standard Liege Will Eliminate Ajax

Standard Liege of Belgium defender, Uche Agboh jas predicted that his side will emerge victorious over Ajax Amsterdam of Holland in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League qualification fixture. Though Agbo admits Ajax have a stronger European pedigree and greater followership on the continent than his side, he insists action on the pitch is different from statistics, and ...

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Iheanacho Must Score Against Man United – Puel

Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has received a massive charge from the club’s coach, Claude Puel to ensure he nets a goal in Friday’s English Premier League opener against Manchester United. Iheanacho enters the game at Old Trafford on the back of four goals in three pre-season matches, but Puel says all that would amount to nothing if the former ...

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Aminu Declares NFF Name, Structure Illegal

Chairman of the recently inaugurated elders and stakeholders reconciliation committee for Nigerian football, Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (rtd) has declared that the current name tag of the country’s soccer governing body is illegal. Aminu said at the outset of his duty with the six-man peace seeking committee that the current structure of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is being run ‘illegally’ and ...

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Rohr Ready To Monitor Samuel Kalu At Bordeaux

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he will surely monitor the progress of Girondins-Bordeaux of France summer signing, Samuel Kalu this season in the French Ligue 1. Rohr said he had been aware of Kalu’s exploits at KAA Gent of Belgium all along, but says he did not invitee the youngster simply because there were other equally ...

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Mikel Agu Opts For France, Instead Of Spain

Outgoing FC Porto of Portugal midfielder, Mikel NdubuisiAgu has declared that he would prefer plying his trade in France this season than Spain, as he says the style in the French Ligue 1 is more appealing to him than La Liga. With Agu now holding out for a summer dal at either Olympique Marseille of France or Olympiakos of Greece ...

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Giwa’s Team Steps Into Glass House After DSS Vacation

The festering crisis in Nigerian football, assumed a fresh dimension after the group led by Ambassador Chris Giwa, gained back the offices of the Nigeria Football Federation Wednesday evening. Reports say the group took over the office the Department of State Services, which has been holding sway left the place, following recent operation changes in the organization that has been ...

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SWAN President Advocates Better Management, Facilities For Africa’s Sports

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo has advocated better management, improved facilities and professionalism among the sporting press as recipe toward ensuring appreciable mark by Africa in the world of competitive sports. Sirawoo, who spoke as special guest at the 33rd Nile Special Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Award Night in Kampala, capital of Uganda, ...

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Kanu Seeks Support For September 30 All Stars Game

Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu is rallying support for his international all-stars match on September 30, as the leggy ex-Arsenal star is calling on all wishers to lend hands of assistance for the game at Barnet Stadium. With the match mostly intended to raise funds for his charity venture, Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF), ‘Papilo’ has taken it upon himself ...

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NFF’s Extraordinary Congress Was Successful – Fresh

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh has declared that the body’s extraordinary congress in Benin City last week was a huge success. Though critical observers have tagged many of the decisions reached during the congress as unrealistic, Fresh is of a view that fixing new dates for the NFF election and restart of the Nigeria ...

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Alhaji Gero Joins Esteghlal Of Iran

Former Rangers International of Enugu striker, Alhaji Gero has opted for a switch from European club action to playing in the oil rich Middle East, following his acceptance of an offer from Esteghlal of Iran. Gero, who also played for Kaduna United and Lobi Stars before venturing abroad, made top marks with Ostersunds of Sweden in the UEFA Europa League ...

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