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The Green Eagles before the 1980 African Nations Cup final against Algeria in Lagos.

Nigeria plans big reception for 1980 Green Eagles

Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare has lavished praises on the 1980 class of the senior national football team, the Green Eagles, who won Nigeria’s first continental trophy 40 years ago in Lagos.
Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000.

Edo deputy governor adopts Nwokocha Nzubechi with $10,000

Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 .
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Indonesia slapped with FIFA fine over match crowd trouble

Indonesia’s national football association has been fined by FIFA over crowd trouble during a World Cup qualifier against Malaysia, the organisation said Wednesday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Egypt 2019: Sports minister hails U-23 Eagles

The Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has commended the Nigerian U-23 national team, (Olympics team) for trashing the Sudanese national team 5-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, thereby qualifying for the African U-23 AFCON tournament slated for Egypt, November this year.
The federal government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has rewarded the first batch of medallists at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

African Games: Federal government gives Team Nigeria medalists N46 minion

The Federal Government has given cash rewards totalling about N46 million to the first batch of Team Nigeria medalists at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the match tickets for Saturday’s international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

NFF: We submitted AFCON 2019 budget in 2018

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed as misleading, statements by former Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung at the weekend that the Federation omitted the budget for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from its 2019 programmes sent to the Ministry.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Minister Dalung: Super Eagles must be ‘business-like’ against all AFCON opponents

Nigerian Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has warned the Super Eagles not to underrate their Group B opponents when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in June in Egypt.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Youth Olympics: Somomon Dalung charges Team Nigeria athletes to be drug free

The Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has charged Team Nigeria taking part in the III Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires to compete clean and fair as the games opened at the weekend.

Mo Salah revives image rights dispute with Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah rekindled a months-long dispute with the Egyptian football association, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorised use of his image.
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Fans scramble for Nigeria, Argentina match tickets

Nigerian football fans are scrambling to secure tickets for the last group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Fans floods Saint Petersburg for Super Eagles’s match against Argentina

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday said that Saint Petersburg, the town hosting the all-important match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the La Albiceleste of Argentina had been flooded with fans from both countries.

FEC canceled as President Buhari hosts Super Eagles Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Wednesday, receive the Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent at the Presidential Villa.

World Cup–bound Super Eagles to meet President Buhari Wednesday morning

The Russia 2018 World Cup–bound Super Eagles contingent will now meet with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday morning. The session was earlier slated for Tuesday evening.

Egypt: Mo Salah will make the Russia World Cup

The diagnosis for Mohamed Salah’s injury is “instability in the shoulder joint ligaments” and the estimated duration of his treatment is two weeks, according to Egypt’s Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz.

Egyptians hopeful Salah can play World Cup despite injury

Egypt’s Youth and Sports Minister Khalid Abd El-aziz has expressed hope that Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohammed Salah would make it to the world cup final squad despite a shoulder injury on Saturday.

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo suspends minister, officials over Commonwealth athletes’ scam

The President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, has suspended the deputy youth and sports minister, Mr. Pius Hadzie, with immediate effect over the Commonwealth athletes’ scam.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick charges Super Eagles to win CHAN trophy for President Buhari

The firm exhortation by Nigeria FA boss, Amaju Pinnick, to win the African Nations Championship trophy for President Muhammadu Buhari will be ringing in the ears of the Super Eagles as they file out against host nation Morocco in the Final on Sunday.

Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games

Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organisers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.

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