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WAFU B: Flying Eagles eye semis ticket against Burkina Faso

WAFU B: Flying Eagles eye semis ticket against Burkina Faso

After a comfortable 2-0 win and three maximum points secured against defending champions and reigning Africa’s best, Ghana on Sunday, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are expected to keep things intense but firm against the Junior Etalons of Burkina Faso on Wednesday, to …

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Osimhen, most difficult striker to tackle – Kalulu

Osimhen, most difficult striker to tackle – Kalulu

  AC Milan defender, Pierre Kalulu, has labelled Nigeria international Victor Osimhen the most dreadful striker he has come up against in his career. The young defender has been a regular for Milan this season and has already made 31 appearances …

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Eagles avoid Senegal, Ghana, Egypt as AFCON draw holds

Eagles avoid Senegal, Ghana, Egypt as AFCON draw holds

The Super Eagles are set to discover their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying foes when the draw for the final rounds of qualification takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday (today). The West African football powerhouse, who crashed …

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Benzema sinks brave Chelsea in extra time as Real Madrid reach semi-finals

Benzema sinks brave Chelsea in extra time as Real Madrid reach semi-finals

Luka Modric turned the tie and Karim Benzema settled it as Real Madrid held off a sensational fightback from Chelsea on Tuesday to win an enthralling Champions League quarter-final 5-4 on aggregate. Chelsea wiped out Madrid’s 3-1 lead from the …

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Friendly: Canada fight back to draw Super Falcons 2-2

Friendly: Canada fight back to draw Super Falcons 2-2

Super Falcons of Nigeria drew Olympic Champions Canada 2-2 in the second of two West Coast Celebration Tour matches. Both teams squared up in the second of their two-match bouquet at Starlight Stadium in the North American country Tuesday morning. …

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Super Eagles, a failure foretold in Cameroon

Super Eagles, a failure foretold in Cameroon

  Nigeria’s loss beyond participating in Qatar 2022 World Cup Tuesday, March 29, was a sad day for many Nigerian football lovers. It was a day Ghana, like Tunisia in 1977, came to Nigeria to shatter the Super Eagles’ dream …

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Napoli raise Osimhen price tag to €120m

Napoli raise Osimhen price tag to €120m

Napoli have raised the price tag of Nigeria international Victor Osimhen to €120m after a host of interest from several European clubs including Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Newcastle and others. Osimhen has been Napoli’s best player this season, scoring 15 …

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Resign, Sports Editors tell NFF board members

Resign, Sports Editors tell NFF board members

  The Guild of Sports Editors, the umbrella body of managers of sports in the country’s major media organisations, has advised members of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to resign from their positions honourably and give …

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FIFA rankings: Eagles rise to 30th despite World Cup failure

FIFA rankings: Eagles rise to 30th despite World Cup failure

Despite missing out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the World Cup and losing 5.90 points, the Super Eagles moved up two steps in the current FIFA ranking released for the month of March by the world governing body. The …

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Qatar heartbreak: More pains as Eagles lose N5.6bn FIFA largesse

Qatar heartbreak: More pains as Eagles lose N5.6bn FIFA largesse

…players’ valuation drops These are certainly not the best of times for the Super Eagles following their failure to qualify for the first-ever winter World Cup billed for Qatar later this year. The Eagles, who had appeared in six of …

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Nigeria vs Ghana: Confusion as CAF doctor collapses, dies after fans invaded MKO Abiola Stadium

Nigeria vs Ghana: Confusion as CAF doctor collapses, dies after fans invaded MKO Abiola Stadium

  Confusion has surrounded the death of Confederation of Africa Football’s doping doctor, Dr. Joseph Kabungo. Kabungo, a Zambian medical practitioner, was said to have died shortly after Ghana stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday. …

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Ghana’s plot to destabilise Eagles with COVID-19 uncovered

Ghana’s plot to destabilise Eagles with COVID-19 uncovered

• Eagles change travel, hotel plans, depart for Kumasi today An alleged off-field tactics by Ghana officials to destabilise the Super Eagles ahead of their crucial first leg final qualifier for the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Kumasi has been …

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Kanu backs Eagles to end 14-year Ghana jinx

Ghana’s plot to destabilise Eagles with COVID-19 uncovered

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu has backed the Super Eagles to end their 14-year winless jinx when they face Ghana in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off this Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Friday. The Blacks …

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Ghana FA fret as CAF decides on Cape Coast stadium

Ghana FA fret as CAF decides on Cape Coast stadium

• VAR debuts in Nigeria March 29 It is not the best of times for top officials of the Ghana Football Association. Yesterday, officials of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) took a final look at the state of Cape Coast …

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Osimhen overpriced by Napoli – Italian media

Osimhen overpriced by Napoli – Italian media

ACCORDING to Italian publication, Corriere della Sera, Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is being overpriced by Napoli, a strategy by the Italian club to wade off suitors. Osimhen has been linked with a move away from Napoli, having spent just two seasons with …

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‘Osimhen won’t say no to Madrid

Napoli raise Osimhen price tag to €120m

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen won’t say no to Real Madrid if the right offer comes from the Spanish giants. According to reports in Italy and Spain, the Nigeria international is seen by Madrid as a Plan B should they fail …

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Kepa’s penalty miss gives Liverpool Carabao Cup

Kepa’s penalty miss gives Liverpool Carabao Cup

Liverpool won the EFL Cup by beating Chelsea on penalties following a goalless draw at Wembley Stadium yesterday, with Kepa Arrizabalaga missing the 22nd kick of the shoot-out. A tight encounter saw several big chances missed and four goals disallowed …

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Super Falcons, NCDC officials clash at Abuja airport over COVID-19 test

Super Falcons, NCDC officials clash at Abuja airport over COVID-19 test

• Incident ‘unfortunate,’ says NFF• Pinnick hails players A mild drama occurred in the early hours of yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as players and officials of the Super Falcons were allegedly humiliated by officials of the Nigeria …

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People assume I’m white – Plumptre

People assume I’m white – Plumptre

NEW SUPER FALCONS defender, Ashleigh Plumptre, says she is proud to represent Nigeria, the country of her father, over England, where she was born, saying people always thought she was white. The Leicester City defender had represented England’s U-23 team but …

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Ukraine invasion costs Russia Champions League final hosting

Ukraine invasion costs Russia Champions League final hosting

Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine is set to cost St Petersburg the hosting rights of the UEFA Champions League final match. Other sports federations and athletes are also weighing their options. According to sources on Thursday, European football ruling body …

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