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2020 Nigeria National Carnival Polo action at the Guards Polo Club in Abuja

By Victor Okoye Rubicon polo team were too much to contend with for Keffi Ponies on Thursday at the ongoing Nigeria National Carnival Polo Tournament in Abuja. The Abuja-based team and current Georgian Cup champions shut out their opponents by winning 8 goals to 4 and a half goals. Rubicon, who are looking to defendRead More
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FABIAN DURU: First Nigerian captain of Green Eagles

By Emeka Obasi Year of Independence, 1960, brought with it a harvest of achievements for left-back, Fabian Duru. While Salaudeen Akano of the Navy lowered the Union Jack for Nigeria’s Green-White-Green, the footballer changed from red to green jersey. The national soccer team was known as the Red Devils until October 1960 when a newRead More
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What happened to the history-making Golden Eaglets?

They were the back-to-back tournaments that catapulted Nigeria above Brazil and into the throne as the record five-time FIFA U-17 World Cup™ winners. At UAE 2013, the Golden Eaglets averaged a staggering 3.7 goals per game en route to their fourth crown, before 3.3 per game propelled them to its defence at Chile 2015. OnRead More
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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa apologises for team’s performance against Sierra Leone

By Emmanuel Okogba Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has apologised for his side’s performance against Sierra Leone in the AFCON qualifying match that took place on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The Super Eagles survived the game with a point after squandering a four-goal lead. Nigeria was already four goals upRead More
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BOXING: Anthony Joshua will KO Pulev, Oboh predicts

By Jacob Ajom Former British and Commonwealth boxing champion, Peter Oboh has predicted that heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua would beat his challenger, Kubrat Pulev in their December 12 IBF mandatory fight at the O2 Arena, London. Speaking on the impending fight, the first by Joshua since reclaiming his IBF. WBO and WBORead More
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How Dolphins FC sponsored planeload of ‘area boys’ to Ghana

Port Harcourt based football writer and author, China Acheru has revealed in his book, “A thousand times on the same road” how a planeload of street urchins also known as area boys were taken to Ghana for a Champions League game. Acheru, who has been on a radio tour of Port Harcourt to promote hisRead More
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Super Eagles surrender 4-0 lead to Sierra Leone in eight goals thriller

By Emmanuel Okogba Nigeria’s Super Eagles surrendered a 4-0 lead to Sierra Leone to end the game at 4-4 in an AFCON qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday. What was supposed to be an evening of celebration quickly turned into a blame-trading game after Al-Hadji Kamara headed into an empty net to bringRead More
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Just in: Liverpool’s Salah tests positive for coronavirus

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the coronavirus while with the Egyptian national team, the country’s football association EFA said on Friday. Coronavirus tests conducted at the team have proven positive for Salah, although he does not display any symptoms for the virus, EFA said on its twitter account. The other players ofRead More
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Obiano budgets N1bn for sports in 2021

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has earmarked N995 million for capital projects and recurrent expenditure in the sports sector during the 2021 fiscal year as against the 2020 which was N1.165 billion but was later reviewed to N485 million. A breakdown of the budget shows that Awka Township Stadium will gulp N400 million, while theRead More
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Eagles face COVID-19 tests ahead of Sierra Leone clash

Nigeria senior national team players will be tested for COVID-19 before taking on Sierra Leone in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The three-time African champions face the Leone Stars, who are in dire need of a win in order to revive their Cameroon 2022 ambitions. Before locking horns with the West Africans, however, playersRead More
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Real Madrid give Mbappe condition to sign him from PSG

Real Madrid are ready to ramp up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. However, the LaLiga giants will only make a move, if the France forward does not sign a new contract with PSG. Madrid have been long-term admirers of Mbappe, but have so far played the waiting game. The Ligue 1 champions …
Real Madrid give Mbappe condition to sign him from PSG

EPL: Fabregas reveals what Arsenal players think of Arteta

Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, has spoken about the thoughts of players under Mikel Arteta at the club and claims they are “fascinated” by him. Arteta replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates in 2019, after two seasons working alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Spaniard has managed to keep most of his squad on …
EPL: Fabregas reveals what Arsenal players think of Arteta

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Ahmed Musa apologizes for disappointing 4-4 draw in Benin

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has reacted after he led the team to a disappointing 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone on Friday. Musa apologised to Nigerians, admitting that they were below par during the game. The game at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City on Friday was part of the 2021 Africa Cup of …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Ahmed Musa apologizes for disappointing 4-4 draw in Benin

NFF summons Super Eagles’ technical crew after 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has summoned a meeting with the technical crew of the Super Eagles, following their poor outing against Sierra Leone. Nigeria went four goals up in the first half, but ended up drawing 4-4 with the visiting team. Gernot Rohr and his team came under scrutiny …
NFF summons Super Eagles’ technical crew after 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: 5 things we learnt as Super Eagles throw away four-goal lead

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 4-4 draw by Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday, after going 4-0 up in the first half. Alex Iwobi opened scoring at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, before Victor Osimhen doubled Nigeria’s advantage with a one-time finish. Iwobi grabbed his brace from …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: 5 things we learnt as Super Eagles throw away four-goal lead

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Super Eagles throw four-goal lead to draw 4-4

Nigeria threw away a four-goal lead against Sierra Leone on Friday, to draw 4-4 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Benin City, Edo state. The Super Eagles came into the clash top of the group with a perfect record and opened the scoring as early as the 4th minute. Alex Iwobi drilled …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Super Eagles throw four-goal lead to draw 4-4

Interesting statistics from England, Republic of Ireland 3-0 clash

England has emerged winner after a convincing 3-0 score against opponent Ireland after a match at the Wembley Arena. Goals from Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho was enough to make it 2-0 in the first half as England confirmed their overall dominance at home. Gareth Southgate and his side can now look forward to an …
Interesting statistics from England, Republic of Ireland 3-0 clash

COVID-19: Liverpool striker, Salah tests positive

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease. The Egyptian Football Association made this known on its website on Friday. According to the statement, he contracted the virus while on international duty and is expected to enter isolation. The medical swab conducted on our national football team showed that our player, …
COVID-19: Liverpool striker, Salah tests positive

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Rohr names Super Eagles’ starting XI for AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has named his side’s starting XI to face Sierra Leone in Friday’s 2021 AFCON qualifier tie in Benin City. Rohr opted to start Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen in Super Eagles’ attack line against Sierra Leone. Rohr’s men head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Rohr names Super Eagles’ starting XI for AFCON qualifier

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Livescore from Super Eagles AFCON qualifier in Benin

Nigeria will host Sierra Leone in the first of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header on Friday evening. The Super Eagles go into the game as favourites, with the Leone Stars sitting bottom of Group L with one point. In their first two fixtures, Sierra Leone have drawn with Lesotho and lost to Benin …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Livescore from Super Eagles AFCON qualifier in Benin

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