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Nmecha Enters Aston Villa’s Transfer Radar

Manchester City’s fast-rising Nigerian-born youngster, Lukas Nmecha has received summer transfer attention from Aston Villa. This is sequel to reports that The Villans’ boss, Steve Bruce, who once monitored Nmecha during his days as Man City gaffer, is keen to have the youngster under his charge. The 19-year-old was omitted from the City squad that won the Community Shield on ...

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Omeruo Back In Training With Chelsea’s Main Team

The future of Kenneth Omeruo took another dramatic turn early Tuesday, as he was back in training with Chelsea’s main team players, despite not being registered for The Blues’ squad this season. While several reports have indicated that Omeruo is heading for another loan deal outside Stamford Bridge, the dark-skinned stopper was spotted at The Blues’ Cobham training ground. This, ...

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NFF Election Now Set For September 22

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) top shots are moving in accordance with a part of their resolutions from their recent extraordinary congress in Benin City, as the body has now proposed to have September 22 as new date for their much-expected election. While the initial date of September 29 is said to coincide with a forthcoming congress of the continental body, ...

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Pinnick Receives Felicitation From FIFA President

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has received a special letter of congratulation from world soccer governing body, FIFA, boss, Gianni Infantino over his recent elevation in the continental body. Infantino specially congratulated Pinnick in a personal letter to formally celebrate the NFF president’s ascension to the position of first vice-president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), thereby ...

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Lagos State Assembly Member Sponsors U13 Football Project

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable MuyiwaJimoh has joined the array of politicians putting money into football development projects across the country, as he has doled out funds for a summer football holiday camp across the metropolis. Hon. Jimoh explained that the programme, in which the best 150 players will play a one-day final this month, is ...

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U-12 Volleyball Clinic Shakes Lekan Salami Stadium

Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadanhas come alive with youthaction, as over 200 kids participated in the maiden South-West Catch Them Young U-12 Volleyball Programme. Organizers of the program, Nigeria Volleyball Legends, with support from United States and England, were overwhelmed with the turn out and standard displayed by the kids at the one day event. During the event, which was ...

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Nigeria, Niger Republic Rugby Teams Set To Clash

The rugby national teams of Nigeria and Niger Republic are set to clash in an international friendly match this Saturday, as officials of both countries aim to cement cordial relations between them. The game will also mark the return for Nigeria’s Stallions from a period of suspension by the continental body, and the squad aim to make the best of ...

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Nigeria Gets Invitation To U-15 Baseball Event In USA

Nigeria has been invited to compete in an under-15 international invitational baseball event in Palm Beach, Florida, USA between October and November this year. Officials say the invitation is sequel to their recent organisation of a hugely successful under-15 National Youth Baseball Tournament, which was graced by USA’s ambassador to Nigeria, Mr W. Stuart Symington. Throwing more light on the ...

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Ighalo Helps Changchun Win With Two Penalties

Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo on Wednesday scored two penalties to help his club snatch a 3-0 win over Dalian Yifan‎ in the Chinese Super League. Ighalo first made hay after he was brought down in the penalty box and rose to slam the ball home as early as the fourth minute of play, then got his ...

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Okowa Praises Buhari’s Role In Abating NFF Crisis

Delta State governor, Senator (Dr) IfeanyiAuthurOkowa has heaped praises on President MuhammaduBuhari for his intervention in the crisis rocking Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as he believes the move saved the country from huge global embarrassment. Governor Okowa said what he described as President Buhari’s good-natured intervention helped douse raging fire in the prolonged leadership crisis that has stunted NFF activities, ...

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