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Ganduje rewards Kano Pillars basketball club, para soccer team with land, cash gifts

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje has rewarded Kwese Premier Basketball League champions Kano Pillars and the state’s para-soccer team with plots of land and cash gifts. The governor’s reward, which was announced during a reception at the Government House in Kano, was for the two teams’ performances last season. “We commend both teams for making the state proud and ...

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Algeria vs Nigeria: Iheanacho, Iwobi, Nwakaeme to lead Eagles attack

Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Anthony Nwakaeme are the favourites to lead the attack of the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Algeria on Friday. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will file out against the Desert Foxes in an inconsequential Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Constantine, Algeria. The Eagles will be without three of their regular forwards- Odion Ighalo, Moses ...

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Algeria vs Nigeria: Gernot Rohr releases Super Eagles’ line up

Credit DAILY POST Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has Released his Starting XI – that will face the Desert Foxes of Algeria in a dead rubber World Cup qualifying game in Constantine later today. Rohr revealed his starting line up shortly after the last training session of the team. Deportivo La Coruna’s Goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho made the matchday squad, ...

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Joshua keen to fight New Zealander, Parker next year

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year, but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, while Parker holds the WBO crown. American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title. “Eddie ...

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Anxiety in Africa as race to World Cup reaches final lap

The African continent will this weekend stand still in anticipation as the third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws to a close. Three of the five tickets to next year’s tournament in Russia are still up for grabs, with the remaining two already snatched by Nigeria and Egypt. But there is still all ...

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No regrets choosing England over Nigeria – Tammy

New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation. Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country. But Abraham, an England Under-21 international denied the ...

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Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Uzoho and Akpeyi all make Rohr wait

  The Super Eagles on Monday in Rabat, Morocco began preparation for Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria which is scheduled for Constantine. Meanwhile, Coach Gernot Rohr has replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo, while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses Simon, who is also knocked out by injury. All ...

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After 10 years, Emenalo quits as Chelsea Technical Director

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has stepped down from his post after 10 years with the club. The 52-year-old, who played for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup, joined Chelsea in 2007 under Avram Grant, for whom he played at Maccabi Tel Aviv. He worked in both scouting and coaching departments at Chelsea before being promoted to technical director in ...

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4 Nigerian lifters qualify for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Four Nigerian weightlifters have qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Gold Coast in Australia, an official of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) said on Monday. NWF Secretary-General, Umar Lambu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the lifters qualified following their performance at the recent African Junior Championships in Uganda. Lambu named the lifters as ...

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Eagles land in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

The Super Eagles on Monday, began preparation in Rabat, Morocco ahead of  the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine on Friday . Director of Communication and Media, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. He said Coach Gernot Rohr had replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo. ...

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