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Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.

Kelechi Nwakali to captain Olympic Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire

Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.
Overseas–based professional players, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo have joined the camp of the Nigeria U23 team, Olympics Eagles preparing for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.

U-23 AFCON: Tom Dele-Bashiru backs Olympic Eagles to defend title

Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru believes that the Olympic Eagles have the quality to successfully defend their title at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi admitted his confidence has received a boost after helping Nigeria secure a 1-1 draw against Brazil last Sunday.

Semi Ajayi’s confidence boosted after playing for Nigeria against Brazil

West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi admitted his confidence has received a boost after helping Nigeria secure a 1-1 draw against Brazil last Sunday.
Brazil’s midfilder Carlos Casemiro has described the Super Eagles as a physical team after the Selecao forced the Nigeria to a 1-1 draw at the Kallang national Stadium on Sunday.

Casemiro: Super Eagles is very physical team

Brazil’s midfilder Carlos Casemiro has described the Super Eagles as a physical team after the Selecao forced the Nigeria to a 1-1 draw at the Kallang national Stadium on Sunday.

Wilfred Ndidi: Brazil friendly good chance to prove we are a top side

Wilfred Ndidi says Sunday’s friendly against five-time world champions Brazil will give the Super Eagles the opportunity to show the world they are ready to soar again.
Torino exercised their option to buy Ola Aina from Chelsea for £8.7 million ($11m) after a successful campaign on loan, but this season has done more than secure a long-term club - it also sees the 22-year-old make the African Cup of Nations after disappointingly missing out on the World Cup.

Ola Aina suffers domestic accident

Torino of Italy defender Ola Aina has been ruled out of Sunday’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore.
Ramon Azeez has praised his Spanish club Granada after he was recalled to the Nigeria national team.

Ramon Azeez: Granada’s faith led to Super Eagles recall

The midfielder has been included in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad that will face Brazil in an international friendly game on October 13 in Singapore.

ECOWAS single currency will reduce dependency on the West – Sierra Leonean envoy

A high Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Gembeh, says implementation of the Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) single currency will reduce the dependency of member states on the west.
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Ukraine coach praises Super Eagles

The Yellow Men found the going tough against the Super Eagles and from the fourth minute to the 75th minute stared defeat in the face but two late goals rescued a draw for the hosts, following which Ukraine’s manager revealed his respect to the Nigeria side.
Rangers of Scotland player Joe Aribo may not have been happy with the outcome of Tuesday’s international friendly against Ukraine but has described his debut as a special day in his life.

Gernot Rohr impressed by ‘new’ Super Eagles display against Ukraine

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his team in Tuesday night’s 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has suggested the team’s loss to Madagascar could be a blessing in disguise and the major reason they are still in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Super Eagles coach reacts to a 2-2 draw against Ukraine

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr reacted to the 2-2 scored draw against Ukraine in an international friendly in Dnipro on Tuesday night.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Gernot Rohr thumbs up Eagles for impressive showing against Ukraine

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is satisfied with the performance of his team in Tuesday night’s 2-2 friendly draw against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

Alex Nwora backs D’Tigers to shine at Tokyo Olympics

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has praised his team’s determination after they picked a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and backed the side to make some noise at the games.
D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China

Alex Nwora: D’Tigers will shine at Tokyo Olympics

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China.
Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze feels fulfilled and excited to play for the Nigeria national team.

Samuel Chukwueze: It is a dream to play for Super Eagles

Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze feels fulfilled and excited to play for the Nigeria national team.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he wants to persuade Bordeaux’s English-born forward Josh Maja to play for international football for Nigeria.

Bordeaux confirm Nigeria call-up for Josh Maja against Ukraine

Bordeaux have confirmed Nigeria's call-up for Josh Maja for their friendly game against Ukraine on September 10.
Bashirat Amoo and Patricia Innocent are hoping to claim a gold medal as Nigeria face Cameroon in the African Games final on Thursday.

African Games: We can prove Nigeria’s the best U20 women’s team – Bashirat Amoo

The Nigeria duo has been influential in the Falconets' journey so far as they featured prominently in the 3-0 semi-final win over Algeria.
Morocco head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has named his final 27-man squad for friendly games against Burkina Faso and Niger in September.

Morocco coach trims squad for Burkina Faso and Niger friendlies

Morocco head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has named his final 27-man squad for friendly games against Burkina Faso and Niger in September.

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Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.