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Atiku Abubakar: It is doubtful Nigeria has exited recession

Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday said it was doubtful whether Nigeria has indeed exited recession.

Shola Ameobi voted MOTM in Notts County win

Former Super Eagles forward Shola Ameobi was voted man of the match in his League Two side (English fourth tier) Notts County’s 2-0 win against Stevenage at the Meadow Lane Stadium on Saturday.

World Cup: Gernot Rohr not considering squad reinforcements

The Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he will not bring in new players, but will keep the core of the team.

Pele: Neymar technically best in the world

Neymar is “technically the best player in the world”, says Pele, with the Paris Saint-Germain forward one of only three “superstars” in the global game.

Victor Moses: NFF award an honour for me, my family

Super Eagles star Victor Moses has reacted to the Aiteo NFF Player of the Year award for 2018 given to him recently, saying he feels proud to win the award.

Flying Eagles coach Paul Aigbogun invites 28 players to camp

The Head Coach of the U20 Boys’ National Team, Paul Aigbogun, has invited 28 players to camp as Nigeria begins preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

FIFA says it trusts Russia to ensure safe World Cup despite clashes

The world football governing body FIFA expressed "complete trust" Friday in Russia's ability to ensure a safe World Cup despite fan violence in Spain during which a policeman died.

Nigeria can host any major event – NFF chief tells FIFA

Nigerian Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick has told FIFA that his country is ready to host any major sporting event.

Gernot Rohr rules out Vincent Enyeama’s return for Nigeria

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has finally ended speculation regarding the return of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Aiteo applauds Amaju Pinnick, others for involvement in football

Major sponsor of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aiteo, has heaped praises on the president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, his two vice, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; A U Mustapha, SAN and Andrew Onyearu, for bringing it into Nigerian football.

Poland announce ticket prices for Nigeria clash

The Nigerian Embassy in Poland is organising for supporters to watch the Super Eagles international friendly against Poland.

Tyronne Ebuehi: Why I rejected Benfica move

Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi says he rejected the chance to join Portuguese giants Benfica in January to boost his chances of representing the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Daniel Amokachi: My twin sons will play for Nigeria

Former Nigerian international striker Daniel Amokachi has reiterated that his dream and desire is to see his twin sons (Nazim and Kalim) play for Nigeria in the nearest future even though they are already being courted by Tunisia where their mother hails from.

Sunday Oliseh hails Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, backs Super Eagles to shine at World...

Sunday Oliseh has praised the remarkable progress of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, who he first capped for the Super Eagles, and he has also said he expects Nigeria to shine at the World Cup.


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Antonio Conte wants ‘perfect game’ from Chelsea against Barcelona

Chelsea must play the “perfect game” to beat a formidable Barcelona in Tuesday’s first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie, the manager of the Premier League club Antonio Conte has said.

John Obuh hails Kwara United after super comeback at Nasarawa United

Excited Kwara United coach John Obuh has said he was pleased with the character shown by his players to fight back to earn a point at Nasarawa United.

Governor Ugwuanyi signs 2018 budget into law

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday signed the 2018 budget of N103.5 billion into law.

Two aid workers killed in eastern DR Congo – UN

Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.