Rohr contract extension good news for Eagles – Ogu

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says he is delighted to see Gernot Rohr remain in charge of the team for another two years. The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick announced that the Franco-German tactician officially extended his contract with the NFF  on Wednesday. The new deal could keep Rohr at the helms of the affair until after the 2022 World Cup campaign and should everything goes as planned, Rohr could become the longest-serving Super Eagles coach ever. While reacting to the news on his social media handle,…

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Shanghai Shenhua tell Ighalo: Sign new contract, stay in Man United till January

…as Coronavirus stopped player from entering China     Manchester United may have won the race to have erstwhile Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo remain on loan beyond this month as his Chinese club are ready to allow him stay at Old Trafford till next year January. However, the deal can only work if the striker signs a long term contract at the club. The Nigerian striker moved to Old Trafford in January on a short-term loan deal that expires this Sunday, May 31, which would prevent him from playing…

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Volleyball league’ll hold this year –Nimrod

President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod,  has declared that  the NVBF is working towards the hosting of its league this year despite the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Nimrod said that the competition would be held in line with the federal government protocol on COVID-19. “Our league will still take place this year and there would be fans in our venue, we will test our players, technical crew and all that will have one thing or the other to do with the competition. “But you know we are under…

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EPL clubs agree June 17 for season restart

English Premier League clubs have agreed to resume the 2019/20 season on June 17, according to early reports. The Telegraph claims that following the latest meeting between Premier League clubs today, the top-flight teams have agreed to the restart date, which will kickstart a frenzy of action to complete the season. The first pair of matches will reportedly be on Wednesday, June 17, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal and Sheffield United clashing with Aston Villa – the two fixtures that were initially postponed due to the Carabao Cup final. Chris…

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Redknapp dismisses Nigeria’s job link

Harry Redknapp has laughed off speculation he could have taken over as Nigeria boss. The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager was rumoured to have been the lined up by Nigeria’s national ministry to replace Gernot Rohr. However, on Tuesday, the Nigerian Football Federation confirmed that Rohr had reached an agreement to continue in his role in charge of the three-time African champions. Addressing the claims on talkSPORT, Redknapp joked: ‘Yeah, well I spoke to Sandra and she’s always wanted to live in Nigeria. ‘She said it’s amazing that this has…

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Vandrezzer gives Ikot Ekpene Stadium face-lift

The 5,000 capacity township stadium in Ikot Ekpene District of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria is currently receiving a face-lift courtesy five months old NNL club Vandrezzer FC. The contract for the face-lift worth millions of Naira was awarded by Vandrezzer FC to local contractors in the state. The implementation is in two phases : the first phase involves the ongoing regrassing (planting) of the pitch, daily watering and supply of nutrients. The second phase will take care of daily,proper maintenance for effective pitch preservation before, during and after use. According…

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Premier League to restart June 17

  The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17 with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC has learned. The matches are the two games in hand. A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of June 19-21 . Clubs are still discussing the idea at a meeting on Thursday, but it is understood all have agreed in principle at this stage. There are 92 fixtures still to play. The Premier League was suspended on March 13 because of…

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NFF sets AFCON gold target for Rohr

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has announced that the federation has set a modest target of winning the next Africa Cup of Nations for the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, as he announced that the Franco-German has agreed to stay back as the national team coach. Making the announcement on his twitter handle, Pinnick said apart from winning the AFCON, the coach must qualify the team for the next World Cup. “I am happy to announce that the Nigeria Football Federation and Coach Gernot Rohr have…

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Amokachi donates food items to Kaduna residents

Nigerian Football Ambassador and Former Super Eagles Striker Daniel Amokachi has brought huge relieve to thousands of Kaduna residents by distributing food items and other provisions to wade off the effect of the covid- 19 lockdown. The distribution which was done under the aegis of the Amokachi Foundation saw more than 1,100 families given packs of food items and provisions. According to the former Everton of England attackers, it was his own little contribution to help the needy especially during this pandemic. “This is my little contribution to help the…

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Minister tasks Edo 2020 COVID-19 committee

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has charged the Covid-19 Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Committee to work as quickly as possible to deliver on their mandate. Speaking during the inauguration yesterday, Mr. Dare said ” The inauguration of this committee is a fall out of last week’s Council of Sports meeting. The effort to deliver on your mandate has started. “This assignment must be given the urgency it deserves. We must follow the regime of what obtains globally. This is a call to duty which…

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