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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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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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