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FG’ll overhaul Eagles –Dare

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, at the weekend pledged that the Federal Government would overhaul the senior national football team, Super Eagles, to ensure they get to the best possible height in world football.   The minister also promised to align the Nigeria Football’s administrative architecture to the aspirations to that of the people. Speaking on […]

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Dosu applauds Rohr for keeping faith with Okoye

Retired national team goalkeeper, Joseph Dosu, has praised Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, for keeping faith with young shot-stopper Maduka Okoye even in the face of harsh criticisms that trailed his performances last week in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.   Both Gernot Rohr and Maduka Okoye came under severe knocks […]

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Unity Cup starts in Nasarawa

Grassroots football came alive weekend in Deddere, Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State when FC Chokali defeated Greater Tomorrow FC of Deddere 2-1 at the opening game of the 4th Edition of Mailafia Peace and Unity Cup competition, played under tight security.   Sponsor of Mailafia Peace and Unity Cup competition, Chief Suprintendent of […]

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AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers: Brown arrives in Kigali, players expected today

Coach of Nigeria’s D’Tigers, Mike Brown, has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda ahead of the AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers.     The competition is billed for November 27 to 29. Coach Brown who touched down on Saturday night was accompanied by one of his assistants, Kuester John a former Detroit Pistons coach. As a player, he spent […]

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Calvert-Lewin hits brace in Everton’s win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his excellent scoring form with two goals as Everton returned to winning ways in an absorbing encounter with Fulham.   Richarlison made an immediate impact on his return from a three-match suspension by providing the cross for Calvert-Lewin to bundle in after just 42 seconds.   In a dramatic game, Bobby Decordova-Reid […]

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EPL: Liverpool go second with impressive Foxes’ win

*10-man Arsenal hold Leeds; wins for W’Ham, Everton Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League with an assured win over Leicester at Anfield. A Jonny Evans own goal, Diogo Jota’s glanced finish and Roberto Firmino’s late header ensured a comfortable evening for the Reds despite the absence of several key players. Tottenham remain […]

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EPL: 10-man Arsenal hold Leeds; wins for W’Ham, Everton

  Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a headbutt as Leeds’ wasteful finishing cost them a Premier League victory. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds squandered a host of chances, both before and after Pepe was dismissed after video assistant referee consultation for sticking his head into Ezgjan Alioski’s face. Substitute Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha […]

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Organisers optimistic for Australian Open despite coronavirus measures

    Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has moved to allay fears the season-opening tennis grand slam and its buildup tournaments could be hampered by strict biosecurity protocols to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tiley said on Sunday that Tennis Australia was still “doing everything we can to finalise the summer of […]

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EPL: Man United squeeze past West Brom

*Wins for Spurs, Chelsea, Brighton Bruno Fernandes’ twice-taken second-half penalty was enough to give Manchester United their first Premier League victory of the season at Old Trafford over a battling West Brom outfit. Former United keeper Sam Johnstone made a string of superb stops to deny his old club, included a splendid save from Fernandes’ […]

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We’re paying for NFF’s wrong decision on Rohr –Odegbami

Ex-international, Segun Odegbami, has said Nigerians are paying for the wrong decision made by the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), led by Amaju Pinnick, over the renewal of the contract of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.   Writing in his column on Saturday, Odegbami said there was no need for the federation […]