Vincent Enyeama plans return to Super Eagles after 4 years

Vincent Enyeama, the former Nigeria goalkeeper and captain who resigned from the National team after his clash with former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, in 2015, has hinted of a possible return to the National team. The 37-year-old had an interview with Brila FM on Friday Sept. 13 where he stated  that should the country call for his services, he would oblige them. “I cannot say no to Nigeria, that’s the truth. If Nigeria tells me today ‘Vincent, we have goalkeeping problem; we need you’, I will be there. I…

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Super Eagles plays Ukraine in friendly today

As Super Eagles file out this evening to take on Ukraine in an international friendly in Dnipro, stand-in Captain of the team, William Troost-Ekong yesterday warned his colleagues not to expect a walk in the park as the hosts have a solid team capable of causing reputation damage. “Ukraine is a strong team with a lot of very good players across Europe. I know a few of those in Italy where I play. This game is definitely going to be very tough but we will give our best and also…

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Falconets win African Games football gold

Nigeria’s Under-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have won the women’s football tournament of the ongoing 12th African Games in Rabat Morocco. The Christopher Danjuma tutored team won the gold after a 3-2 penalty shoot-out triumph over their Cameroonian counterparts. Both teams had battled to a 1-1 draw in a group phase match eight days ago but their second meeting ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time at the Stade Boubker Aamar outside Rabat. The game was eventually decided by penalty shoot-out followed which saw the Nigerian girls emerging victorious. The…

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12th All African Games: Nigeria clinches 6 Gold medals in Weightlifting

Team Nigeria has won six gold medals in weightlifting and three silver at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. The weightlifting event was held at the Nahda Arena in Salle Nahda. A former national junior lifter, Emmanuel Appah, won three gold medals in the men’s 61kg, having lifted a total of 271kg, with 120kg in snatch. He also lifted 151kg in Clean and Jerk. Adijat Olarinoye also won two gold and one silver in the women’s -55kg, while former national champion, Chika Amalaho won 1 gold and 2 silver medals…

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I will give equal attention to Sports,Youth development — Sunday Dare

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development has pledged to give equal attention to the development of Sports and the Youths as he strives to reposition the ministry. Dare disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja at the sidelines of the 2019 International Youth Day. The minister who was performing his first official assignment after his swearing in on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 42 other ministers said he his ready to hit the ground running. He assured that it was…

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Neymar rape case dropped by prosecutors

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against soccer star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. The former Brazil captain was accused of raping a model in a Paris hotel room but he alleged the encounter was consensual and prosecutors could not find evidence to contradict that. “There was an amorous relationship,” one of the prosecutors, Estefania Paulin, told reporters in Sao Paulo. “What was not proven is that there was violence…

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Mikel clears medical, starts training with Trabzonspor

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has started training with his new Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor, following the successful completion of his medical. Mikel who was mobbed by excited fans on arrival in Turkey earlier this week was joined in training by another new acquisition, Caleb Ekuban, who is a Ghana international. Both players represented their respective countries at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. “Caleb Ekuban and our new transfer Obi Mikel, who are in the national teams of their countries due to the Africa…

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FIFA expands Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

(Reuters/NAN) Football’s world governing body FIFA has approved the expansion of the Women’s World Cup from the existing 24 teams to 32 for the 2023 edition. It has also reopened the bidding process for potential hosts. “The FIFA Council has unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in the women’s World Cup from 24 to 32. “This is with effect as of the next edition of the tournament in 2023,” it said in a statement. It would be recalled that the United States of…

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Ighalo wins AFCON Golden Boot, retires from international football

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations. The 30-year-old Shanghai Shenhua striker struck five times as the Super Eagles finished third in Egypt, bagging him the top scorer honours with two goals more than Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez and Cedric Bakambu. “It’s been an amazing 5 years journey, but after the due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from the national team,” Ighalo said…

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Dangote, Otedola Dangle $75,000 Per Goal to Super Eagles in AFCON Semi-Final

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has promised the Super Eagles of Nigeria $50,000 (N18 million) for every goal they score in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Another Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola also made a similar promise to the team that they will get $25,000 (N9 million) for every goal scored. The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, disclosed this to the team during a breakfast meeting on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, while congratulating them for their victory against South Africa.

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