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Ahmed Musa leads Super Eagles to 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles qualify for 2019 AFCON after holding Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg

The Super Eagles today qualified for next year’s AFCON after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts South Africa in Johannesburg.
Ifedayo Omosuiyi celebrates in Malaysia

Ifedayo Omosuiyi fires first hat-trick in Malaysia to sink ex-club

Ifedayo Omosuiyi has said he could not help it but celebrate his first hat-trick in Malaysia in Melaka United’s 6-1 thrashing of his former club Felda United.
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Manu Garba dedicates 5-1 thrashing of Cote d’ Ivoire to Nigerians

Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets’ coach on Friday dedicated the Golden Eaglets’ 5-1 thrashing of Cote d’Ivoire to Nigerians for their support.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

Golden Eaglets outclass Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 to revive U17 AFCON hopes alive

The Golden Eaglets revived their hopes to qualify for the U17 AFCON in Tanzania next year after they outclassed Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 in a second group game in Niamey, Niger, today, after they lost their opening game to Burkina Faso.
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Theophilus Afelokhai: Enyimba aim to win CAF Confederation Cup

Enyimba hope to make another history as the first Nigerian club to win the elusive CAF Confederation Cup, according to Man of the Match in a 1-0 win at Djoliba, Theophilus Afelokhai.
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Antoine Griezmann: Atletico’s Super Cup win vindicates my decision to stay

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona.
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FIFA sanctions hosts Russia, 3 others, warns Egypt over Mo Salah

The Disciplinary Committee of world football governing body FIFA has warned and imposed fines of different sums on the Football Associations of four countries at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Lionel Messi: We suffered a lot against Nigeria

“We suffered a lot, we did not expect to suffer this much and so it was a huge relief when we scored the winner,” he said.
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Ahmed Musa: It will be fire-for-fire against Argentina

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles two goals hero in Nigeria’s defeat of Iceland at Volgograd, on Friday said the game against Argentina will be a tough one for the opponents.

Super Eagles and Marcus the pig at the World Cup

There has been nothing in recent memory like the build-up to Nigeria’s first match at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Football is Nigeria’s greatest unifier: when it is football, our compatriots drop all ethnic, religious and ideological differences and profess the missing faith and ideology of one Nigeria.

Niger Tornadoes dedicate shock win at FC Ifeanyiubah to late Hussaini Isah

Niger Tornadoes have dedicated their shock 2-1 win at FC Ifeanyiubah in a match day 22 NPFL fixture at Nnewi to their late teammate Hussaini Isah.

Gernot Rohr: Carl Ikeme’s absence my biggest regret

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the absence of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is his biggest regret going into next month’s World Cup in Russia.

Second straight clean sheet pleases Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said he is pleased to have kept a second straight clean sheet in the NPFL after Enyimba beat Go Round FC 2-0 in a rescheduled tie.

Odion Ighalo: My four goals so special because I have been unlucky this season

Odion Ighalo has said he is excited to score four goals for his Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai after being “unlucky” in front of goal this season

Abdullahi Biffo: Katsina United played ‘like pregnant women’ against Nasarawa United

Coach Abdullahi Biffo slammed the poor start of Katsina United after they lost 2-1 at Nasarawa United Wednesday, saying his team played “like pregnant women”.

CHAN: Teamwork gave us victory over Sudan – Gabriel Okechukwu

Home Super Eagles’ goal scorer in the CHAN 2018 semi-final win against Sudan, Gabriel Okechukwu, has hailed the Nigerian team’s feat as a product of team work.

CHAN: Coach Salisu Yusuf hails Super Eagles character in 3-1 win against Equatorial Guinea

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles head coach, Salisu Yusuf, has praised the character of his players after securing quarter-final berth at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) after coming from a goal down to beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in Group C on Tuesday in Agadir.

Plateau United get cash gift for Nasarawa United win

Plateau United technical director Ahmed Ibrahim aka ‘Coach Bros’ has donated a million Naira to the NPFL champions to redeem his promise to reward them for away wins in the league.

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Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: Kwara by-election result foretells brighter days ahead

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has said that victory of the party’s candidate for House of Representatives for Isin/Oke Ero/Ekiti/Irepodun federal constituency, Alhaji Tunji Olawuyi, foretells brighter days ahead in the state.

Buruji Kashamu replaces Adeleke Shittu as Ogun PDP governorship candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has replaced Adeleke Shittu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s elections in the state.
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NLC: Vote out governors against new national minimum

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged electorate in the country to vote out en masse any governor that does not approve of the new agitated national minimum wage of N30, 000 monthly.

NFF thanks Aiteo after Super Eagles’ AFCON qualification

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has lauded Aiteo Group, for the role the energy company played in redefining football in Nigeria and creating the enabling factors which have led to the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after two previous failed attempts.

NAQS: Sniper in beans, a weapon of mass destruction

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, has warned dealers in beans to desist from using “Sniper” to store the produce as the chemical is too toxic for human consumption.