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Fortuna Sittard suspends Sunday Oliseh

Netherlands’ second tier side Fortuna Sittard have suspended a former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh for what the club calls “unacceptable actions.” The Nigerian has responded in very strong terms insisting he was unjustly suspended for being professional in his dealings. The club statement released on Wednesday said the foremer Super Eagles captain has been put on “non-active” duties, stopping short of saying he has been sacked. The statement adds, “Several attempts by the club to encourage a change in…

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Kiprotich, Herpha Win 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Abraham Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 42km race. The Frenchman won the pack for the third edition on a day rain opened up the day for runners. The Kenyan-born 32-year-old finished in 2:13:04hrs to emerge the winner on Saturday, carting away the grand prize of $50,000. Abraham’s time set a new Lagos Marathon record, three minutes better than the record set by his fellow compatriot, Abraham Kiptum in the second edition of tourney held…

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Nigeria releases 2018 World Cup shirts

The Nigeria Football Federation has released the Super Eagles home and away kits for the 2018 World Cup as the Eagles pay homage to their USA 1994 campaign. The home shirt released in the UK on Wednesday features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves. Nigeria’s away shirt for the Russia World Cup is more understated and closer in resemblance to their more recent shirts with an all-over dark green design. The Mail…

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Nigeria beat Angola, secure CHAN semi-final spot

Super Eagles B grabbed a semi-final ticket of the 2018 African Nations Championship with a 2-1 comeback win over Angola. The match was played Sunday at the Grand Stade de Tanger in Morocco. Eagles rallied back from a goal down scored by Angola’s Vladimir Vá’s until less than three minutes to the end of the match. Goals from Anthony Okpotu and Okechukwu Gabriel Nigeria in stoppage-time and extra-time respectively saved the day for Nigeria. Nigeria will now battle Sudan…

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Google Honours Stephen Keshi With Doodle

Google today (Tuesday) celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi, on the occasion of his 56th birthday. Born in Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria, Keshi was a member of the famed St. Finbarrs College Football Academy of 1977. He was later called up and played for the Junior Eagles and the Super Eagles in preparation for the 1980 African Cup of Nations competition. Football took Keshi all over the world, as he played across Africa, Europe, and the USA. Known affectionately…

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Nigeria’s Bobsled Team Excites Serena Williams

Serena Williams has revealed her excitement over Nigeria’s Bobsled team set for this Winter Olympics. The ladies have put Nigeria in the Winter Games for the very first time. The tennis great who made her feelings known via Twitter said the video showcasing the Nigerians was very cool. She twitted, “This video literally gave me chills, I am so excited to watch Nigeria compete in the winter Olympics bobsledding race the first time an African country has ever competed…

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Quadri, Meshref to Defend Titles in Nairobi

Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Dina Meshref of Egypt will be defending their titles at this year’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup holding in Nairobi, Kenya. Quadri defeated Omar Assar of Egypt 4-2 to win the tournament in 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, while Meshref also beat Edem Offiong of Nigeria and this year they will be aiming to retain their laurels when the championship serves off on March 1 in Kasarani Gymnasium of Moi International Stadium in Nairobi. The…

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Iheanacho Scores the First VAR Goal in English Football

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form with a bang Tuesday night. He became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood 2-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay. Iheanacho opened the scoring – with a routine strike – from Islam Slimani’s pass. The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez’s through…

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Wilson Oruma Recuperating in Lagos Hospital

A former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is said to be recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown. Oruma has been in the news for the odd reason recently following reports that he is suffering a relapse of mental breakdown which he first suffered after he was duped an estimated N1.2 billion by a combination of a clergyman and fake businessman in 2012. Last week new photos emerged of the former midfielder not looking…

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Bus Carrying Nigerian Club Members Involved in Accident

  Unpleasant news hit the Nigerian football family Wednesday morning as a bus carrying Kwara United football team was involved in an accident as they journeyed back to their Ilorin base. The accident has left many of the players injured and needing hospital treatment. The players were on their way home from Lagos after featuring in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League Super Four competition which ended on Tuesday. An eyewitness said the bus lost control and then swerved off…

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Iwobi Faces Fine After Breaking Curfew to Attend Drug-Fuelled Party

ARSENE WENGER has confirmed he is likely to hit Alex Iwobi with a fine after he broke a curfew to attend a drug-fuelled birthday party. Iwobi has been exposed partying to 2am on Saturday ahead of Arsenal’s humiliating FA Cup defeat to Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday. The Nigeria midfielder turned in a dismal display as the Gunners were humbled 4-2 by a Forest side fighting against the threat of relegation to League One. Wenger also said he…

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President-elect George Weah to Attend CAF Awards with Okocha, Kanu

Ghana will be the first country to host George Weah as the President-elect of Liberia as he is expected in Accra on Wednesday to attend the AITEO CAF Awards 2017. Weah is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra by midday Wednesday to attend Thursday’s event by the Confederation of African Football to honour top African footballers for their performances for last year. The former World Footballer of the Year will not be the only retired soccer…

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