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D’Tigers beat Ivory Coast to clinch FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup

Nigeria’s Men Basketball team, D’Tigers set another record on Sunday by beating Cote d’Ivoire 21-9  to emerge champions of maiden men’s category of the 2017 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup. This was made known in a statement on the official website of Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF). According to the statement, it was yet another landmark achievement for the Musa Kida led NBBF ...

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Ighalo out of Algeria, Argentina ties over knee injury

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to injury. The Chanchung Yatai striker was on Monday named in the Super Eagles’ squad for their final 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Algeria on November 10, followed by a friendly against Argentina in Russia four days later. However, Ighalo ...

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FIFA World Cup, will arrive in Nigeria on Saturday, 3rd March 2018.

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that the World Cup trophy will arrive Nigeria in March next year. Making the disclosure was the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi who told thenff.com on Wednesday that confirmation has come from world football –governing body, FIFA. According to Sanusi Nigeria is among the countries where the iconic trophy would be visiting before next year’s major ...

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Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in December

After beating Cameroon-born French boxer, Carlos Takam in Saturday’s WBA and IBF world title fight in Cardiff, Wales, Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua is set to pay a visit to his ancestral home, Sagamu, Ogun State. As Joshua was busy punching his challenger, Takam before a large crowd of 76,600 spectators in Cardiff, where he technically knocked out ...

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Tammy Abraham ‘pledges allegiance to England’

Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has reportedly decided to commit his international future to England rather than Nigeria. The 20-year-old striker is currently on a season-long loan at Swansea City, where he has impressed with four goals and an assist in 10 Premier League appearances to date. On an international level, Abraham has been playing with England’s under-21s side for the ...

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Rangers FC set for listing on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu will soon be floated on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), an official of the Administrative Commission of Inquiry on Rangers confirmed on Tuesday. The move is based on the submissions mate by the commission, the Enugu State Government who will likely divest its shares and stakes in Rangers soon. About two months ago the ...

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Enyeama’s recall good for Super Eagles, says Disu

Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Tunde Disu, on Monday in Lagos supported the recall of former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama by Coach Gernot Rohr. Disu expressed his support in an interview with newsmen after reviewing the Eagles gaffer Rohr’s stance on the team’s goalkeeping situation. The Eagles Franco-German tactician had in an interview said that ...

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Eagles can beat Argentina, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf, Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles on Thursday said that Argentina are a beatable side. Yusuf made the assertion in an interview with the newsmen in Abuja ahead of the November 14 friendly match against the former world champions in Russia. The coach said that the Super Eagles were capable of reversing the series of defeats suffered at ...

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Gernot Rohr confirms fresh two year deal as coach of Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr has confirmed Owngoalnigeria.com report on his two year contract extension as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria following qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, Rohr’s contract carries a clause that triggers a two year extension if he qualifies Nigeria for the World Cup, a feat they achieved following their 1-0 win ...

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Argentina confirm Messi, Aguero, Dybala for Nigeria friendly

Argentina will throw their entire armada against Nigeria when the Albiceleste confront the Super Eagles in a friendly international in Krasnodar, Russia next month. Argentina have become Nigeria’s regular customer at the World Cup since the Super Eagles debuted in the competition in 1994. The South Americans have won all four encounters. In the team list released by Argentina manager, ...

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