I HAVE NO PLAN TO RETIRE YET – MIKEL OBI

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has said he did not tell anybody that he wanted to retire from the national football team. Mikel, who is on vacation in Nigeria launched the catch them young football foundation, meant for discovering young talents in Africa in Lagos where he used the medium to advise kids with talents and interest in the round leather game. Skippo, as he is fondly called by his team mates debunked the news making the rounds that he wants to quit the national team saying “I want…

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HOW ARSENAL DEFEATED BOURNEMOUTH 3-1

Arsenal moved to within a point of the top four with their first win in four games with Piere-Emerick Aubameyang’s 10th goal of the season making the difference. Emery once again deployed a 3-4-2-1formation to break down Bournemouth, which was last used in the Europa League match against Quarabag last month which ended 3-0 in favour of the Gunners. Alex Iwobi’s fabulous pass set up Sead Kolasinac for a low cross that Aubameyang converted from close range to clinch a hard-fought win. An eye-catching own goal gave Arsenal the lead.…

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WE CANNOT DEVELOP SPORTS IN ISOLATION OF EDUCATION – JOSEPH YOBO.

Kunle Job… Whichever talent the youths have in sports should be merged with good education so they can empower themselves for the future beyond sports. Speaking on a radio programme, ‘Sports Zone’ on ‘Lagos Talks’ 91.3Fm, on the 8th of September, former Captain of Nigeria’s National Football team, the Super Eagles explained further “You cannot be a good sportsman without basic education as it helps your brain. If you are a superstar, you can’t speak and write well and represent yourself, you will reduce and cheapen your brand at the…

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NIGERIA ESCAPES FIFA BAN OVER POWER TUSSLE

EMMANUEL OMOLAH. Nigeria has finally escaped a ban by the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA through the Federal Government’s reaffirmation of Amaju Pinnick as the legitimate president of the Nigerian Football Federation NFF. The nation had made a timely move before the Monday 12.00Noon deadline earlier given by the world football governing body to resolve the crisis rocking the NFF, or face its wrath. The vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande earlier tweeted: “The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as…

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AUBAMEYANG BECOMES A GUNNER, GETS HENRY’S JERSEY

Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang is delighted to have been given the club’s Iconic N0 14 shirt last won by the legendary Thiery Henry.He is also happy to join  Mkhithrayn, his former teammate at Borrusia Dortmund, who recently crossed over from Manchester United. “I think I have to work a lot to be like Thiery Henry.I am a fast player and i score goals like him.” As for his message to Arsenal fans, he said “I hope Arsenal will come back to the top” He has scored 13 goals in 16 Bundesliga Appearances…

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HOW DALUNG MOTIVATED EAGLES TO VICTORY

Following the draw, the Super Eagles recorded against Rwanda in their opening match at the on-going 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, Nigeria’s Sports minister,Solomon Dalung had swung into action to ensure that they won the following match. Hours before their second match against Libya he approved their full bonus for the draw against Rwanda on the condition that they secured the maximum points  against the 2014 champions Libya. The NFF Second Vice President Shehu Dikko said  “The approval was simply to restore the 50% the team lost for drawing…

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WHY NIGERIA OFFERED COACH FRESH TWO-YEAR CONTRACT : PINNICK

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has explained that the resolve of the Federation’s leadership to ensure there are no distractions of any size or complexion around Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation and participation informed the offer of a fresh, two –year contract to Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr. Franco-German Rohr, signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met the first milestone of his contract, which is qualifying the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup finals. Nigeria thoroughly overhauled a so…

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AC MILAN SACK COACH REPLACE HIM WITH GATTUSO

After the Goalless Draw with Torino at home on Sunday AC Milan has sacked Vincenzo Montella and replaced him with Gennaro Gattuso as the first team coach. This follows the team’s loss of six out of fourteen top-flight matches this season, which placed it 7th in Serie A on 20 Points, 18 behind leaders Napoli, after a run of only two league victories in their past nine games. The 39 year old Gattuso, who had played for 12 years in the club is elevated from managing the club’s Under-19 side…

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INT’L FRIENDLY: SUPER EAGLES HOLD SENEGAL

Nigeria and Senegal played a 1-1 draw in a friendly game at The Hive Stadium, London, on Thursday night. In a highly physical match, The Terenga Lions had thought they could break down the Super Eagles Of Nigeria, who had not played together since they beat Algeria in November 2016 but met their match in a resilient Eagles. Injury forced out Captain Ogenyi Onazi early in the paving the way for the big  John Ogu who contained the ferocious Senegalese attackers from the middle. Nigeria could have gone up in…

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UP SHOOTING!!!!!!. 3SC SHOOTING STARS ON THE RISE AGAIN

It was jubilation galore at the referee’s final whistle in the match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, South West of Nigeria. The match was the re-scheduled week 8 fixture between the home team 3Sc Schooting Stars and their arch-rivals from the 70s, Rangers Football Club of Enugu. The ever passionate Ibadan crowd was apprehensive during the first few minutes of the encounter as 3Sc had drawn four consecutive matches in the NPFL 2016/2017 Season. PM Parrot’s Olanrewaju Agiri reports that though the…

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