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Keshi Assures the Super Eagles Will Make it to Brazil 2014.

Coach Stephen Keshi is focusing his energies on securing the 2014 World Cup ticket for the country. He stated this after a three- hour, closed- door meeting in the office of the sport minister in Abuja on Tuesday. He said he has long put the triumph in South Africa behind him and is ready to work hand- in- hand with his employers, the Nigeria Football ... Read More »

Van Persie snubs United’s number 9 jersey, set to retain 20

Robin van Persie has revealed he does not have any plans to change his shirt number next season. Sir Alex Ferguson has offered the Dutch striker the vacant number 9 jersey, which was worn by Dimitar Berbatov when the former Arsenal skipper arrived at Old Trafford last summer. Berbatov eventually joined Fulham by the end of August, after Van Persie took the number 20 jersey. ... Read More »

Abuja Hosts Pillars, Heartland Replay—-Supersport

Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars and Heartland have been ordered to replay their abandoned Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday Eight duel on May 29 in Abuja. The game held at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano last week Wednesday, was just minutes from the hour mark when it was abandoned owing to a shooting incident. The melee started when the policemen allegedly challenged a fraction ... Read More »

Eaglets To Be Crowned Champions Again

Nigeria are set to be crowned U17 African champions again today at the expense of Cote d’Ivoire, the only team to have beaten them thus far. The Golden Eaglets have won the continental title twice with their last triumph being in 2007. However, they are up against an Ivorian side who have so far being the only team to have beaten them whether in a ... Read More »

Premiership: Benitez Leads Chelsea to Liverpool, Spurs Host City

Rafa Benitez makes an emotional return to Liverpool Sunday when he continues his attempt to secure Chelsea a place in the top four. The Spaniard is a Kop idol at Anfield after winning the Champions League, FA Cup and securing the best Premier League finish in the club’s history during a six-year tenure. Now Benitez returns to Liverpool as a manager for the first time ... Read More »

Emenike sets sights on Europe

Having been sidelined since he copped a hamstring injury against Mali at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Emenike has surely missed football but he is optimistic he would be back in the news again after returning to training at his Russian club, Spartak Moscow. And the player is anxious to play in Europe’s continental competitions once more after a first taste with Spartak. ... Read More »

Murray Crashes Out of Monte Carlo Masters

A string of errors put world number two Andy Murray out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when he lost 6-1 6-2 to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round. Fourth seed Tomas Berdych was also beaten at the first big claycourt event of the season, while Rafael Nadal calmly continued his bid for a ninth consecutive crown with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. Top seed ... Read More »

Wolves Deny N12m Tag On Mba

Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission Amaju Pinnick said last night that Warri Wolves have not demanded any transfer fee from  Enugu Rangers on embattled Sunday Mba and would not do so until the case over who truly owns the player is settled. Rangers were reported to have said that Wolves demanded N12m on the player. “Nobody can tell us how much  and when to ... Read More »

Lobi Shift Attention To NPFL

Beaten Nigeria’s CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Lobi Stars have said they are now shifting attention to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Lobi Stars occupy the 12th spot on the NPFL log on six points though with a match in hand. The side had their African title ambition cut short last Friday in Maputo, Mozambique where they fell 1-7 at Liga Muculmana on the day ... Read More »

Lobi Stars jets off to Mozambique for CAF Confederation Cup duel

ONE of Nigeria’s representatives in the 2013 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup, Lobi Stars of Makurdi, left Abuja for Mozambique, where it is expected to clash with Liga Muculmuna De Maputo in the first round of games in the competition. Lobi Stars say they chose to depart for Maputo early to acclimatize to the conditions of the Southern Africa country. The team left Nigeria ... Read More »

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