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HotSports wins AFCON marketing rights

HotSports Media Group, Nigeria’s foremost marketing and production company, has won the rights to market the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations starting in Cairo on June 21. It will broadcast on terrestrial television channels across Nigeria.
Oghenekaro Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo hints at Stoke City stay with spot oin 2019/20 season squad

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has been named in the list of players retained by Stoke City for the 2019/2020 Championship season, somewhat hinting that he won’t be prised away by a bigger club following an impressive first season with the Potters.
Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo set for Shanghai Shenhua return from injury-induced setback

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is on course to make a speedy recovery from his muscle injury, and could be fit in time to play for Shanghai Shenhua in Sunday’s Chinese Super League clash against Dalian Aerbin.
Henry Onyekuru the hero as Galatasaray secure Super Lig title

Henry Onyekuru ‘feels blessed’ winning Turkish Super Lig title

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru ‘feels blessed’ winning the Turkish Super Lig title with Galatasaray after bagging the winner in his side’s 2-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir at Turk Telekom Arena.
Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.

Flying Eagles arrive in Poland for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.
Gernot Rohr Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr defends Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho for AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stoutly defend the choice of his 25-man provisional teal list for the forthcoming Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, insisting that addition of captain Mikel Obi was strategic towards a successful outing for the team.
Google has celebrated the late Samuel Okwaraji’s 55th posthumous birthday with a doodle on its home page.

Google celebrates late Samuel Okwaraji with doodle

Google has celebrated the late Samuel Okwaraji’s 55th posthumous birthday with a doodle on its home page.
Former Golden Eaglets star, Victor Osimhen, grabbed a hat-trick on Monday as Nigeria’s under-23 male national football team defeated their Libyan counterparts 4-0 on Monday in Asaba 5

Victor Osimhen crowned Sporting Charleroi’s Player of the Season

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been crowned Sporting Charleroi's Player of the Season for the 2018-19 campaign.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick - Christian Chukwu - Lilian Nkeiruka Chukwu - Edith Chinelo Motanya - Ibrahim Gyaran

Amaju Pinnick: NFF will always be there for Nigeria legends

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has reiterated that the football–governing body will soon institute a welfare foundation for former Nigeria international players in order to guarantee ready funding for them in case of unexpected health challenges.

Amaju Pinnick vows, NFF will always support Nigerian football legends

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has stated in clear terms that the NFF will soon institute a welfare foundation for former Nigeria international players in order to guarantee ready funding for them in case of unexpected health challenges.

AFCON: Jo Bonfrere faults Gernot Rohr for recalling Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles’ coach Johannes Bonfrere has faulted the recall of John Mikel Obi to the Nigerian squad ahead of preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

AFCON: Super Eagles defender promises memorable performance

Super Eagles and SC Padeborn 07 of Germany left back Jamilu Collins has vowed to put in his best performances ever if he eventually makes the final Super Eagles squad that would represent the country in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt as from June 21st this year.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Brendan Rodgers: Kelechi Iheanacho may go out on loan

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho may be sent out on loan ahead of the 2019/20 season in a bid to restore his lost confidence according to his manager Brendan Rodgers.
Ahmed Musa celebrates debut goal for Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa celebrates Al Nassr’s Saudi League title success

Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa is in boisterous mood following Al Nassr’s Saudi Arabia Professional Football League win on Thursday.
Daniel Akpeyi (left) with Ikechukwu Ezenwa in Super Eagles training

Alloy Agu: Super Eagles’ goalkeepers will do well in Egypt

Super Eagles’ assistant coach Alloy Agu has expressed confidence that the team’s goalkeepers will do Nigeria proud at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

NFF: Christian Chukwu arrives London for medical treatment

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday in Abuja said Christian Chukwu, a former captain of the old Green Eagles, has arrived in the UK for medical treatment.
Olanrewaju Kayode was in action as Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed second-tier outfit Inhulets' 4-0 in Wednesday’s Ukrainian Cup final.

Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Kayode lifts Ukrainian Cup with Shakhtar Donetsk

Olanrewaju Kayode was in action as Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed second-tier outfit Inhulets' 4-0 in Wednesday’s Ukrainian Cup final.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi hangout in the beach in France ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi hangout in French beach ahead of AFCON

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi hangout in the beach in France ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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