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Joshua relishing heavyweight title defence against Pulev

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua said on Tuesday his mandatory defence against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev “can’t come soon enough”. Joshua will return to action when he takes on Pulev in the Principality Stadium on Oct. 28. It will be his first time since his epic victory over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April “October 28 can’t come soon ...

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NFF pays Eagles full bonus, begins preparations for Zambia

    The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde, even though the tie ended in a draw. NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this to the team on board the ARIK Air Bombadier CRJ ...

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Chukwu seeks better defence formation for Super Eagles

A former Super Eagles Coach, Chief Christian Chukwu has urged Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohtr to improve the team’s defence formation toward qualification for the 2018 World Cup. Chukwu told newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday that the match between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions exposed some lapses in the Nigerian side, especially in the defence. “I implore Coach Rohr ...

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We won’t go into relegation, 3SC coach assures

Coach Edith Agoye of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday said the club was would survive relegation from the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Agoye told newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday that their 1-0 victory over visiting Akwa United Football Club of Uyo in a Match Day 37 fixture had helped to reinforce their optimism. The ...

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Super Eagles bag $95,000 cash gift for Cameroon rout

Gernot Rohr’s men will pocket the cash reward after netting four goals to silence the Indomitable Lions in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Uyo Having scored four goals against Cameroon, the Nigeria’s senior national team will claim $95, 000 as cash gift for a 4-0 victory in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier on Friday. Before the encounter, sports minister ...

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Odegbami to Rohr: ‘Don’t change Eagles team list’

Ex-international, Chief Segun Odegbami has advised the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, not to change the team that beat Cameroon in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday. Odegbami gave the advice while reacting to the Super Eagles’ 4-0 spanking of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in in Ota, Ogun State shortly after the match.\ Odegbami dubbed “Mathematical’’ ...

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World cup qualifier: Cameroon arrive Uyo for Eagles

Members of the Cameroonian senior national football team, the Indomitable Lions have arrived Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital for the crucial World Cup Qualifying tie with the Super Eagles. The Lions arrived Uyo at 12 noon today and were immediately escorted to their hotel, Davok Suites in Ewet Housing Estate. Speaking with the media officer, Vincent De Paul Atangana, ...

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Nigerians beg Eagles for Sallah gift by beating Cameroon

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Football fans in Omu-Aran , Kwara State have urged the nation’s senior football team, the Super Eagles defeat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the World Cup qualifier on Friday. They stated that only the victory would be a wonderful Sallah gift for all Nigerians irrespective of religion or ethnic nationality. The fans who spoke in ...

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Buhari greets D’Tigress over African Basketball victory

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. The President’s congratulatory message was signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja, on Monday. Buhari joined other ...

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Champions League: Tottenham draw Madrid as Chelsea meet Atletico

English Premier League winners, Chelsea will face Atlético Madrid in Champions League Group C in a draw which brings Diego Costa’s ongoing exile into renewed focus. Six British clubs found out their opponents for the group stage, which begins on September 12 and 13, in the draw in Monaco. Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn in Group C alongside Costa’s ...

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