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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF: Super Falcons, Flying Eagles, Eaglets to get new coaches soon

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has announced that new coaches will soon be appointed to fill up the vacant positions in the Super Falcons and other national teams.
Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.

Michael Ohanu rejoins Kwara United from Akwa United

Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.
League leaders Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi will hope to extend their lead in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they confront 18th placed Jigawa Golden Stars in one of the matchday 18 fixtures at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano.

NPFL: Plateau United extend lead at top of table as Enyimba thrash Sunshine Stars

Plateau United extended their lead at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a hard fought 2-1 home win against Nasarawa United at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.
Akwa United striker Ndifreke Effiong has been nominated for the February League Blogger Award for the best player in the month of February.

Akwa United striker, three others shortlisted for player of the month award

Akwa United striker Ndifreke Effiong has been nominated for the February League Blogger Award for the best player in the month of February.
Coach Salisu Yusuf gets support of Nigeria coaches association

Rangers boss not giving up on continental tickets

Rangers International of Enugu gaffer Salisu Yusuf has called on his boys to rise up to the occasion when they host Kano Pillars in a rescheduled matchday 13 league game on Wednesday.
Kano Pillars edge gritty MFM 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while Chukwuemeka Obioma inspires Heartland to 5-0 thrashing of Adamawa United Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 20 fixture played at the Okigwe stadium.

Kano Pillars edge gritty MFM as Chukwuemeka Obioma nets hat-trick in big win

Kano Pillars edge gritty MFM 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while Chukwuemeka Obioma inspires Heartland to 5-0 thrashing of Adamawa United Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 20 fixture played at the Okigwe stadium.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

NPFL: Plateau United regain top spot

Plateau United are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log following a 2-0 win over Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday
Akwa United striker Orok Akarandut has stated that the Nigerian topflight league has witnessed remarkable improvement lately but still wants the league organizers to do more especially in the area of Live broadcast to better project the players in the Nigerian Professional football league.

Akwa United stun Rangers in Enugu

Akwa United picked up their fourth away win in the NPFL following Sunday’s 2-1 win over Rangers Int’l FC in Enugu.
Dakkada star midfielder Osimaga Duke says the Club’s good performances in the top flight is purely down to hardwork.

Thrilling Akwa United, Dakkada derby ends In 2-2 draw

Ndifreke Effiong's brace saved the blushes of Akwa United as they twice came from behind to play out a 2-2 draw against debutants Dakkada FC in a keenly contested rescheduled 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.
Akwa United boss John Obuh says he remains calm while expecting his player to turn around the fortune of the Club around quickly.

John Obuh reveals secret to Akwa United’s first league win

Akwa United head coach John Obuh says his team’s effort to put away their scoring chances helped secure a first league win of the season for them against Adamawa United on Sunday.
Plateau United striker Silas Nenrot has stated that he hopes his side can maintain their current position till the end of the season or stay top on the final day of the league season as the team current sit top 3 pts clear of second placed Lobi stars.

Heartland end Plateau United unbeaten run, Akwa secure first win

League leaders Plateau United suffered their first defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season after going down to a 1-0 defeat against Heartland at the Okigwe Stadium on Sunday.
Rangers International stunned 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium by Akwa Starlets as Plateau United secure 3-1 away win against Delta Force in their matchday-five encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Sunday.

NPFL: Rangers stun at home as Plateau United get away win

Rangers International stunned 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium by Akwa Starlets as Plateau United secure 3-1 away win against Delta Force in their matchday-five encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Sunday.
Head Coach of Akwa United John Obuh has said that his team “won’t be complacent when they square up against Abia Warriors in their first home match of the new NPFL season.”

John Obuh targets first win for Akwa United against Katsina United today

Akwa United head coach John Obuh is optimistic his team will pick up their first win of the season in a NPFL match-day four fixture against Katsina United slated for Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo today.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

U23 Eagles out of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Nigeria will not be one of Africa’s representatives at the 2020 Olympic Games after crashing out of the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Cup holders, the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria, were knocked out of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw with South Africa at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Friday night.

Olympic Eagles draw with South Africa, out of U-23 AFCON, Tokyo Olympics

Cup holders, the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria, were knocked out of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw with South Africa at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo on Friday night.
LOlympic Eagles head coach Imama Amapakabo is positive of a good outing at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt,

U-23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles begin title defence against Cote d’lvoire

The Olympic Eagles will begin the defence of the title they won four years ago in Senegal when they face Cote d’Ivoire today (Saturday) in their opening Group B game of the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.
Olympic Eagles have departed Abuja on Thursday for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. 7

U23 AFCON: Imama Amapakabo picks Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi, 19 others

Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has named team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, defenders Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth and Olisah Ndah, midfielders Kelechi Nwakali, Muyiwa Olabiran and Ndifreke Effiong, and forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Orji Okwonkwo in his final list of 21 players to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt next month.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles team B on Saturday crashed out of the ongoing West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Senegal. - NFF

Home Eagles land in Lagos for must-win clash against Togo

Home-based Super Eagles land in Lagos ahead of the Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) must-win qualifying second leg clash against the Hawks of Togo at Agege Stadium.

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Wolves complete signing of Barcelona star

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Real Madrid confirm entire first-team squad recorded negative virus tests amid midfielder’s reports

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