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You Are Free to Leave, Kwara Utd FC Tells Players

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The management of Kwara United Football Club on Thursday informed its players that anyone that desired to leave the club was free to go. Chairman of the club, Oladimeji Thompson, stated this in a statement issued in Ilorin. He said that the team had closed all proceedings for the just concluded 2015/2016 season and would go ...

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FIFA World Cup Qualifier: All Invited Players Arrive in Super Eagles’ Abuja Camp

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye All the 23 players invited to the Super Eagles team have arrived camp ahead of Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says. The NFF, in a statement on Tuesday, said the countdown had already began for the match slated for in Ndola. “In camp are: Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, ...

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Eagles Coach calls up NPFL star forwards to replace injured Moses, Success

  Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called two players from the just-ended Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to replace two foreign-based players.   The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a statement Monday by Ademola Olajire, its Director of Communications, said the new call-ups were a swift reaction to the players’ withdrawal.   It said letters from English Premiership ...

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Aston Villa sacks Coach Roberto Di Matteo following Abysmal performance in English Championship

  By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   Aston Villa have sacked Roberto Di Matteo with the club 19th in the Championship. Former Chelsea and Schalke boss Di Matteo has lost his job after Villa won just one of their 11 league games during his reign, and his assistant, Steve Clarke, will now take charge on a caretaker basis. A club statement ...

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Celebration in Lagos as MFM Escapes Relegation from Nigerian League

Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye There was wild jubilation at Agege Township Stadium as Lagos-based MFM escaped relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after beating Ifeanyi Uba 1-0 as the competition ended on Sunday. The tension soaked match was won by MFM through a 23rd minute strike by a former Nigerian under 17 star, Stanley Okoro. MFM in a sublime ...

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Onaolapo Gets Table Tennis Bumper Deal, Moves To Portugal

Maxwell Adeleye A senior national table tennis player, Ojo Onaolapo, has joined four other Nigerians who secured clubs in Europe to play professionally. Onaolapo was signed-up for one year by ADC Ponta Do Pargo, Portugal. Already, four other Nigerians, Sunday Odunlade, Cecilia Otu-Akpan, Janet Friday and Jide Ogidiolu are playing for the club. Also, Olajide Omotayo and Kazeem Makanjuola moved ...

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FC IfeanyiUbah beat Enyimba to keep continental ticket hopes alive

By Maxwell Adeleye Hosts FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday in Nnewi beat visiting Enyimba International FC 1-0 to keep alive their hopes of securing a ticket to play on the continent in 2017. A fourth minute goal by Isaac Loute was all the Anambra Warriors needed to go ahead of their opponents and remain in contention to place among the final ...

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Pele’s visit will inspire young talents to attain football glory — Ex-Footballers

Ex-internationals on Thursday said that Pele’s visit to the country would inspire young people to attain their goals.

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Kano Pillars in slim win over El-Kanemi Warriors

Hosts Kano Pillars Football Club on Wednesday produced a brilliant performance to beat visiting El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri 1-0 in a rescheduled 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.‎

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Rio Olympics Games an eye-opener for me, says Oduduru

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos A member of Team Nigeria to the recently concluded Olympics Games in Brazil and World Junior Championships silver medallist, Divine Oduduru has said on Monday that returning 7th in the 200m semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil was an eye-opener for him.

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