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7. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and kept up interest in Group L of the qualifiers after defeating hosts Benin Republic 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo yesterday.

Super Eagles legends congratulate national team after ‘massive win’ against Benin

The victory stretched Nigeria’s tally in Group L to 11 points as they remain unbeaten after five matches, which leaves Benin and Sierra Leone to battle for the last qualifying ticket in the group in Tuesday’s crunch match in Freetown.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta shakes hands with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba at full-time. Tom Jenkins-The Guardian

Nwankwo Kanu reacts to Arsenal vs Manchester United draw

Former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has praised both former club Arsenal and Manchester United following their tensed 0-0 draw in Saturday’s Premier League tie at the Emirates.
Arsenal shocked their London rivals Chelsea with a huge victory in their Boxing Day battle

Nwankwo Kanu salutes Arsenal players over huge win vs Chelsea

Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has praised Arsenal players following their impressive win against Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League.
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Nwankwo Kanu charges misfiring Arsenal ahead of Southampton game

Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has encouraged Mikel Arteta's men to "rise up" from their poor Premier League form when they battle Southampton on Wednesday night.
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

NFF, FIFA, ex-Eagles stars mourn Bouba Diop

Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.
FIFA today celebrated former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George and their Ajax teammates, after they won the now defuct Intercontinental Cup against Brazil’s Gremio in 1995.

FIFA celebrates Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George, Ajax teammates’ 1995 Intercontinental Cup win vs Gremio

FIFA today celebrated former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George and their Ajax teammates, after they won the now defuct Intercontinental Cup against Brazil’s Gremio in 1995.
Former coach of Nigeria senior national team Christian Chukwu has called for a reorganization of the Super Eagles and reevaluation of the team under the stewardship of coach Gernot Rohr after the team played another draw against Sierra Leone.

Nwankwo Kanu: Super Eagles showed signs of improvement vs Sierra Leone

In the wake of their draw against Sierra Leone, African football legend Nwankwo Kanu has jumped in defence of the Nigeria senior national team, claiming there are no longer minnows in African football.
Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.

Bright Osayi-Samuel axed from QPR squad after rejecting new contract

Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi: I don’t regret not winning Africa Player of the Year Award

Legendary Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi says he does not regret missing out on the Africa Player of the Year Award during his playing career.
Slaven Bilić expressed his satisfaction with the performance of Semi Ajayi and his West Bromwich Albion teammates despite surrendering a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Chelsea on Saturday.

West Brom boss hails Semi Ajayi, teammates after draw vs Chelsea

Slaven Bilić expressed his satisfaction with the performance of Semi Ajayi and his West Bromwich Albion teammates despite surrendering a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Chelsea on Saturday.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

CAF, Ajax celebration former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida at 47

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

Ekiti: We are ready for partnerships to develop sports

The Ekiti state government has reinstated its commitment to work with philanthropists and relevant organizations towards the growth and development of sporting activities in the state.
Aleksandar Kolarov has completed a permanent move to Inter from Roma.

Aleksandar Kolarov completes permanent move to Inter from Roma

Kolarov was officially unveiled at San Siro on Tuesday afternoon, after reportedly putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri.
Mesut Ozil has been back in favour at Arsenal in recent weeks

Mesut Ozil targets Arsenal start for Fulham opener

Mesut Ozil is hoping to start for Arsenal against Fulham for the Premier League kickoff.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Super Eagles star provides boreholes for Benue community

Nantes winger Moses Simon has come to the aid of Obagaji Agatu community, local government area of Benue State by donating boreholes.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars

Gbenga Ogunbote confirms Lobi Stars exit

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has confirmed discussion is ongoing with Sunshine stars and a possible return to the club he twice led to the semi-final of CAF inter-club competitions in 2011 and 2012 respectively which will bring an end to his stint at Lobi stars.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma: Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria

Those peddling the rumour that the South East is disunited, have been advised to think of better things to say because Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria.
Montpellier have appointed their former player and ex-Nigeria international John Utaka as coach of their U19 team.

John Utaka: Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu inspired me to football heights

Former Super Eagles attacker John Utaka has attributed his football achievements to former national teammates, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu.
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 send birthday wishes to Ex-Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo at 51

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.

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