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2013 AFCON winner Mba laments inactivity

Sodiq Oyeleke Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, says things are tough for him after being released by Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor since September 2017. The player, who was instrumental to Nigeria winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, expressed readiness to return to active football.  “As a free agent, things …

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2013 AFCON hero seeks to return to football after 2-year out

2013 Africa Cup of Nations hero Sunday Mba seeks to return to football after a two-year absence from the beautiful game. ‪The 30-year-old midfielder who scored the Super Eagles’ winning goal in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final in South Africa to hand Nigeria their third trophy in the nation …

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Amapakabo call up Super Eagles ace for must-win against Togo

Home Based coach Imama Amapakabo has called up Super Eagles keeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland), along with Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United) and Kano Pillars striker Nyima Nwagua for must-win encounter against Togo in Asaba. The home side suffered am embarrassing 4-1 defeat as Amapakabo men look to overturn the result in the 2020 CHAN playoff this coming weekend …

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Lagos to host Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League Final 8

A strong and competent performance by the Super Eagles earned a 1-1 draw against five –time world champions Brazil in a prestige international friendly in Singapore on Sunday.   Both teams started with good pace, passion and intensity at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang and after only two minutes, …

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Blame NFF for Falcons 2020 Olympics failure- Abdullahi

A former assistant coach of the Super Falcons, Coach Mansur Abdullahi has blamed the failure of the senior women’s national team to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic on what he described as nonchalant attitude of the present Nigeria Football Federation to female football. The former Warri Wolves coach said …

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Eagles battle-ready for Zimbabwe friendly in Asaba – Latest Sports News In Nigeria

Three-time champions Nigeria have a full house in Asaba, Delta State for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations send-forth friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe. Since qualifying for this year’s AFCON finals following a 1-1 draw with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg in November 2018, the Super Eagles have …

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How Mikel Obi tried to get Alex Iwobi dropped from Super Eagles starting XI during AFCON 2019

Mikel Obi and Iwobi played together only once during the tournament in Egypt and it has been revealed that the then captain wanted his teammate dropped because he was encroaching in his space on the pitch.  It was British-Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana who reported the incident after a conversation with …

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CHAN Eagles coach reacts after 4-1 thrashing by Togo

CHAN Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo has reacted after a 4-1 thrashing by Togo in the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifying at the Stade de Kegue on Sunday. Nasarawa United striker Sunusi Ibrahim gave Nigeria the lead in the 8th minute before the Togolese trio of Richard Nane (16′ and 67′); Tchakei Marouf (75′); …

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Salisu Yusuf: NFF announces return of Super Eagles coach after serving 1-year ban

– Salisu Yusuf has returned after serving a one-year suspension – The 57-year-old tactician served his punishment for receiving bribe – Salisu was caught on camera receiving money to influence selection for the 2017 WAFU tournament Salisu Yusuf, former Kano Pillars boss, has returned to the national team following the …

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Musa backs Olympic Eagles to beat Sudan

Sodiq Oyeleke Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa, has expressed his support for the Nigeria’s U-23 team ahead of their final round of U-23 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan. He charged the Olympic Eagles to go all out and make the nation proud as they intensified preparations for the qualifiers expected to …

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