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Rangers suspends coach, Akwa United players attacked


Rangers International FC of Enugu has suspended its coach, Imama Amakapabo, following the club’s poor run of form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The suspension was handed down to the coach immediately Rangers played out a disappointing 2-2 draw against Zesco United of Zambia on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe in Enugu, in the first ...

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Pinnick thanks Dalung, Super Eagles improve in rankings

Amanju Pinnick

Executives of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), led by the president, Amaju Pinnick, have paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, thanking him and Nigerians in general for their support in the last CAF elections. Pinnick won a place on the CAF Executive Committee during the elections. Pinnick said his victory would not have been possible without ...

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Kwesi Appiah returns as Black Stars coach


After interviewing 65 football coaches from all over the world, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has picked Kwesi Appiah to become coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, albeit for the second time. Appiah comes back two years after he was fired from the same job. The GFA has announced Appiah will replace Avram Grant from May 1, 2017, after ...

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Odemwingie signs for Indonesian club, Madural


Nigerian forward Peter Odemwingie is set to show his wealth of experience in Indonesia this week. The veteran player, who represented the Super Eagles at the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals, has been without a club after leaving English championship side, Rotherham, earlier this year. The 36-year-old credited the influence of Michael Essien, who plays for the rival club ...

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Cricket team leaves for South Africa


About 16 Nigerian Cricket players and officials have departed the country for South Africa, ahead of the International Cricket Council African division one qualifiers. The senior men national team has been in camp for over a month in preparation for the qualifiers. Before their departure, the captain of the team, Chimezie Ewuzurinke, said the team was ready to give the ...

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Russia 2018: Babangida advises Super Eagles


Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida, says the Super Eagles still have work to do if they must qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup. As some Nigerians celebrate the Super Eagles’ impressive run so far and the team’s likelihood to go through to the tournament, Babangida is however having some reservations.  He believes that the double header against the Indomitable ...

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Guardiola charges English players


“If young English players want to reach their full potentials, then playing more of European football is the ultimate.” This advice came from the Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, over the weekend, adding that players like Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, John Stones and Dele Alli are as good as any developing players anywhere in the world. The Manchester City Manager ...

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My career fears, by Arsene Wenger


Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that one of his greatest fears in his management career is retiring from the job he has been doing for the past 34 years. He said emphatically that “retirement equals death”, if he does so at the end of the season, after 20 years with Arsenal. At 67, Wenger said point blank that he ...

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Maradona denies ordering Messi’s four-match ban


Argentine legend, Diego Maradona has denied ordering Lionel Messi’s four-match ban by FIFA over hefty suspension for outburst. He told newsmen that it hurts him when they say he had an influence in Messi getting suspended for four matches. “I swore to God l knew nothing.” “I’m going to speak to FIFA president Gianni Infantino because it’s terrible. Those who ...

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Ex-Eagles coach, Paul Hamilton, dies


Paul Hamilton, who played for the senior national team in the 1960s and early 1970s, including featuring in the football tournament at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, died in the early hours of Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Lagos. He was said to have been diagnosed of heart and kidney related health issues some months ago, and had ...

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