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U-17 World Cup: Eaglets lose 1-2 to Croatia


Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets lose 1-2 to Croatia in final Group A game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, but still qualify for Wednesday’s Second Round as group winners. The four-time world champions had beaten the United States of America and host Chile 2-0 and 5-1 respectively. SOURCE

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Oliseh begins medical treatment in Belgium


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has confirmed that Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has arrived in Belgium and has begun medical treatment. Oliseh was flown to Belgium for treatment on Thursday, after his health condition worsened. According to the NFF, the former national team captain became dizzy and weak after ...

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Platini hits back over payment row

FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file picture, UEFA-President Michel Platini speaks during a news  conference after a meeting of the European Soccer federation UEFA in Zurich, Switzerland. Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday July 29, 2015 saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support.  (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP,file)

UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0m payment from FIFA President Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday, AFP reports. In ...

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Chile 2015: Ugbade warns Eaglets


Former Golden Eaglets assistant coach Nduka Ugbade has warned the team to maintain concentration throughout their game against hosts Chile in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Estadio Sausalito Vina Del Mar on Tuesday. The match kicks off at 12am Wednesday Nigerian time. Nigeria top Group A following their ...

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Oscar Pistorius released from prison under house arrest


South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend, prison officials say. He is expected to spend the remainder of a five-year prison sentence at his uncle’s home in Pretoria. He shot Reeva Steenkamp ...

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Fashanu, Kwande blast Oliseh over Enyeama


FORMER Aston Villa player and football admin­istrator, John Fashanu yesterday descended heavily on Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh for sacking goalkeeper and captain of the team, Vincent En­yeama. Fashanu in a discussion with Daily Sun argued that: “I don’t want to sound like taking sides, but it is just improper ...

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I’m sorry, Enyeama begs Nigerians, holds meeting with NFF


Nigeria’s most capped footballer, Vincent Enyeama, on Saturday, apologised to Nigerians for the controversy surrounding his exit from the Super Eagles. The goalkeeper, on Thursday, following a clash with the coach of the national team, Sunday Oliseh, had announced on Instagram that “I am out of the team. I am ...

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FIFA’s executive committee set to discuss postponing election – reports


FIFA’s executive committee is being urged to discuss postponing the presidential election at an emergency meeting following the crisis that has struck the world governing body, according to reports. Several FIFA ExCo members including England’s David Gill, Germany’s Wolfgang Niersbach and Belgium’s Michel D’Hooghe are pushing for an emergency meeting ...

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Leopards devour Eagles in Belgium


NIGERIA on Thursday, recorded her first loss under Coach Sunday Oliseh as the Leopards of Congo DR humbled the Super Ea gles 2-0 in an international friendly played in Vise, Belgium. The defeat came on a day former Eagles captain, Vin- cent Enyeama bidded bye to the national team amid ...

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FIFA crisis: Hayatou takes over


THE unfolding drama in the FIFA corruption scandal which has seen the suspension of Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for a period of 90 days has led to the emergence of Issa Hayatou of Cameroon as acting FIFA President. According to a statement on Thursday by FI- FA’s ...

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Drama as Oliseh, Enyeama clash in Eagles camp


There was drama inside the Super Eagles camp late on Tuesday, when coach Sunday Oliseh ordered captain Vincent Enyeama out of camp in Belgium but the France-based goalkeeper was persuaded to remain with the team by the Nigeria Football Federation officials. Enyeama joined his national teammates in Belgium ahead of ...

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Mourinho blames ‘ridiculous mistakes’ for defeat to Porto


Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has criticized his players for making “ridiculous mistakes”, after they were beaten 2-1 by his former side, FC Porto. The Blues continued a miserable start to the season, with a loss in the Champions League in Portugal. Andre Andre gave the hosts the lead, before Willian ...

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AfroBasket Women: D’Tigress cruise against Algeria


On Tuesday, D’Tigress won their fourth game in a row by beating Algeria 79-49. The Nigerian ladies have hit form, after losing their first match to Angola and took their Algerian counterparts to the cleaners, to clinch their fourth straight win, following victories over Egypt, Guinea and Senegal. Three players ...

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CAF fines Nigeria $5,000 for fan’s misconduct


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ordered Nigeria to pay a $5,000 fine, for fans’ misconduct during their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad on July 13. CAF announced this decision via its official website on Tuesday. The continent’s football governing body revealed that it reached the ...

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FIFA bans ex-VP Jack Warner for life


FIFA has banned former vice president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The decision Tuesday by FIFA’s ethics committee comes as Warner fights extradition from Trinidad on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. ...

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Fifa: Sepp Blatter faces criminal investigation

FILES - A picture taken on July 20, 2015 shows FIFA president Sepp Blatter gesturing during a press conference at the FIFA world-body headquarter's in Zurich. Embattled FIFA chief Joseph Blatter is suspected of "disloyal payment" to UEFA head Michel Platini, who had hoped to succeed him, the office of Switzerland's attorney general said on September 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of football’s world governing body Fifa. The attorney general’s office said he was suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal and of a “disloyal payment” to European football chief Michel Platini. Mr Blatter was ...

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Sharapova To Make Injury Return With China Wildcard Entry


Maria Sharapova is expected back on court for the first time since Wimbledon after taking a wild card into next week’s Wuhan Open, officials confirmed on Monday. The five-time grand slam champion has been suffering with a leg injury and was forced to skip the U.S., Open. “I’m looking forward ...

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Footballers use charms to win matches – Taribo


Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West is revelling in his pastoral duties after a hard life growing up, writes ’TANA AIYEJINA These days Taribo West is home alone in his Opebi, Lagos mansion, away from the glamour and limelight he once enjoyed as a superstar footballer. He no longer wears ...

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FIFA secretary, Jerome Valcke suspended


THE crisis rocking the world soccer ruling body on Thursday night took a new twist with the FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke suspended indefinitely. According to a wire re- port monitored on BBC, it was gathered that the man in charge of the secretariat has been put on leave and ...

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