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Nigerian FA backs Siasia in fight to overturn match-fixing life ban

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Nigerian FA backs Siasia in fight to overturn match-fixing life ban

By Andrew Warshaw The Nigeria Football Federation is standing by its former national coach Samson Siasia saying it is  “shocked” by the life ban for bribery meted out by FIFA and vowing to help overturn it. FIFA banned Siasia as part of is long-running investigation into convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal, finding him guilty of …

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Sunday Akin Dare Appointed As New Youth And Sports Minister

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Sunday Akin Dare Appointed As New Youth And Sports Minister

President Buhari Appionts Sunday Akin Dare as new Minister of youth and sports. President Buhari Appionts Sunday Akin Dare from Oyo State as the new Minister of youth and sports in Nigeria. Sunday Dare who hails from Ogbomoso North local government, is the immeduate Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). He…

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African Games: Cameroon know how to tackle Nigeria – Kamdem

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African Games: Cameroon know how to tackle Nigeria – Kamdem

Cameroon’s U20 head coach Charles Kamdem has described Wednesday’s All African Games showdown with Nigeria as their most important encounter. Following the withdrawal of Zambia, the Central Africans will seek to secure maximum points against the Falconets in their opening match of the competition at Stade des Chênes. With Nigeria’s 3-0 opening triumph over South Africa, the gaffer is…

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Tammy Abraham not ruling out playing for Nigeria

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Tammy Abraham not ruling out playing for Nigeria

Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham says he can still switch allegiance to his Fatherland despite rejecting the opportunity before the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Tammy, 21, has been capped two times by the 3 Lions of England, but in friendly matches which is not enough to tie him down according to the rules of the…

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Samson Siasia: Ex-Nigeria coach in no rush to appeal life ban

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Samson Siasia: Ex-Nigeria coach in no rush to appeal life ban

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia is not in a rush to appeal against a decision by Fifa to ban him for life from all football-related activities. Football’s world governing body handed Siasia, who managed the Super Eagles between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016, the ban on Friday for agreeing to “receive bribes in relation…

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Arsenal’s Iwobi opens up on Decision behind leaving Arsenal for Everton

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Arsenal’s Iwobi opens up on Decision behind leaving Arsenal for Everton

Everton new signing Alex Iwobi has revealed he ditched Arsenal for the Liverpool club in order to ‘make a name for himself’. The Nigerian signed for the Toffees in a five-year deal worth £40 million on transfer deadline day, bringing an end to his long Arsenal career that started in the club’s academy.   The 23-year-old, who had…

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Henry Onyekuru: Everton sell Nigeria forward to Monaco

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Henry Onyekuru: Everton sell Nigeria forward to Monaco

Everton have sold forward Henry Onyekuru to Ligue 1 side Monaco for an undisclosed fee. The Nigeria international, 22, never made an appearance for the Toffees after joining on a five-year deal from Belgian club KAS Eupen for £7m in 2017. He spent the 2017-18 season back in Belgium on loan at Anderlecht, before another loan deal…

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Michael Emenalo: Nigerian leaves French side Monaco by mutual consent

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Michael Emenalo: Nigerian leaves French side Monaco by mutual consent

Former Nigeria international defender Michael Emenalo has left his role as Monaco sporting director by mutual consent. The 54-year-old joined the French Ligue 1 outfit in November 2017 after quitting a similar role at English side Chelsea. Monaco only avoided relegation from the top flight on the final day last season and the Principality side suffered a…

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Nigeria to play friendly away to Ukraine in September

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Nigeria to play friendly away to Ukraine in September

Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying build-up starts with a friendly away to Ukraine in September, according to the country’s football federation (NFF). The Super Eagles have risen 12 places to 33rd in the Fifa world rankings, following a third place finish at last month’s continental event in Egypt. The NFF has quickly secured a…

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Nigeria: Community Leaders Urged To Champion Grassroot Football Development In Delta State

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Nigeria: Community Leaders Urged To Champion Grassroot Football Development In Delta State

Community Leaders Urged to Champion Grassroot Football Development in Delta State Community leaders in Delta State have been urged to be champions of grassroot football talent discovery by encouraging youths in their immediate environment to take to the round leather game at an early age. This was contained in remarks made by the Chief Consultant…

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