iheanacho to line up against egypt

iheanacho to line up against egypt

Manchester City rising star, Kelechi Iheanacho could make his second appearance for the Super Eagles when Nigeria play Egypt March 25 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Kelechi Iheanacho Kelechi Iheanacho Coach Sunday Oliseh stated that the player’s recent form with Manchester City may have earned him a starting placing his team that will face the Pharaohs in the must win AFCON tie. “I have not sent out my list of invited players yet. But…

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enyimba-lose-mfm-wikki-ifeanyi-ubah-record-away-wins

It was a bumper start to the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League season weekend as four away wins were recorded by new boys, MFM, Wikki Tourists, Lobi and Ifeanyi Ubah while champions Enyimba lost away at Rivers United. In a foretaste of what to expect all-season long, travelling fans had a big laugh yesterday, as the likes of Mountain of Fire and Miracles defeated Nasarawa United 2-1, in their first match in the big league….

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Enyimba to play ACL games in P/Harcourt

Enyimba to play ACL games in P/Harcourt

Seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enyimba will play their home fixtures in the 2016 CAF Champions League at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. Renovation work continues at pace at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba but it seems increasingly unlikely that the refurbishment will be completed in time for the club’s opening game in the competition on February 28. Enyimba will face Ugandan club Vipers SC in the preliminary round of this year’s…

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Dalung renews Taylor’s contract

Dalung renews Taylor’s contract

Tongues are wagging at the Ministry of Youth and Sports following the controversial decision by the Minister, Solomon Dalung to renew the contracts of two Americans, Eric Campbell and Angie Taylor for another two years. The two expatriates were employed as National Director and Director of athletics of Nigeria’s High Performance Centre respectively by former Minister, Malam Bolaji Abdulahi. For more than four years after their arrival, Nigeria is yet to establish a High Performance Centre…

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FIFA rankings: Eagles move three steps up

FIFA rankings: Eagles move three steps up

Super Eagles of Nigeria have gained three spots on the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday to finish 63rd in the world and 12th in Africa. The Sunday Oliseh’s men crashed out of the ongoing African Nations Championship in Rwanda in the group stage but still managed to improve their standing on the global raking. Meanwhile, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde Islands and Algeria are first, second and third respectively while Nigeria’s next opponent in the African…

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Cash crunch hits Lagos marathon

Cash crunch hits Lagos marathon

Local organising committee of the Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon has been hit by cash crunch and Lagos State governor, Akinwummi Ambode is being expected to sign some cheques today to keep the race on track. The marathon is billed to start tomorrow at 7.00 am, but as at yesterday officials were scratching their heads on how to put the items on the check-list on ground. It was gathered that the sponsors, demanded an account of the…

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Ighalo irreplaceable – Team mate

Ighalo irreplaceable – Team mate

Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura has labeled Nigeria international Odion Ighalo ‘irreplaceable’ after the netted the winner for Watford in a FA Cup fourth round game. The Nigeria international now has 15 goals and three assists this season, giving him a key role in 62 per cent of his team’s 29 goals. “I think the statistics speak for themselves,” said Guedioura, who helped dump former club Forest out of the cup. “He only came on for…

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Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi’s passport on social media

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi’s passport on social media

A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to one month in prison on Monday for posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi’s passport on social media, local media reported. The Gulf News daily reported on its website that the policeman, identified only by his initials J.J., was criticised in particular for having “abused the telecommunications system”. The policeman pleaded guilty and admitted he was wrong to have uploaded the post of Messi’s passport to…

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Iheanacho ready to work for Man City place

Iheanacho ready to work for Man City place

Kelechi Iheanacho concedes that he may have to bide his time for a regular place in the Manchester City line-up, ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League visit to struggling Sunderland. The 19-year-old Nigerian scored a slick hat-trick in City’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Aston Villa on Saturday, taking his tally in all competitions this season to eight goals from just five starts. Iheanacho, who took the place of rested top scorer Sergio Aguero at…

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Guardiola resumes at Manchester City July 1

Guardiola resumes at Manchester City July 1

Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester City manager in July, the Premier League club said on Monday. Manuel Pellegrini will leave the job on June 30 to make way for Guardiola, who joins after three seasons at Bayern Munich in Germany. Guardiola, who won 14 titles with Barcelona in his four-year coaching spell, had turned down a contract extension at Bayern late last year after winning back-to-back league titles and being…

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