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Buhari rewards U-16 football team with N2m each after 31 years


President Muhammadu Buhari has rewarded members of the nation’s Under-16 Football Team that won the 1985 FIFA Championship when he was military Head of State with N2m each. The President on Thursday announced the reward to the then U-16 players at a presidential reception organised for outstanding athletes/officials who did ...

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Police want Kenya football chief prosecuted for misappropriation of funds


The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has recommended the prosecution of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss, Mr Sam Nyamweya, over misappropriation of funds. CID officers have forwarded Mr Nyamweya’s file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr Keriako Tobiko, for review and possible arraignment in court. Investigators want ...

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Neymar will become the best in the world – Eto’o


Samuel Eto’o is in no doubt that Neymar will be the best player in the world once Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo are past their peak. The trio make up the shortlist for the 2015 Fifa Ballon d’Or, an accolade which the Argentine and the ...

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Who is Brazil’s greatest No.10 after Pele?


The three-time world champion immortalised the famous jersey, but which of his star-studded successors have been the Selecao’s best?Pele made it the most famous shirt in the world. The greatest player of all time, the only man who can claim to have won the World Cup on three occasions, it ...

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Dream Team VI win African U-23 Cup


Nigeria’s U-23 team also known as Dream Team VI have won the African U-23 Cup in Dakar, Senegal.The Samson Siasia-led team drew the first blood in the first half through Ogenekaro Etebo through a penalty only to give away the lead to Algeria by an own goal to put the ...

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Champions League Review: Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona win


There were no bad surprises in the Champions League on Tuesday night, as most of the big guns strolled to comfortable wins. Arsenal crushed Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at home, thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (brace). The Gunners now need to defeat Olympiakos by a two-goal margin ...

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Pinnick: PMB Deserves Place In Guinness Book Of Records


President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) is worthy of a bold mention in the Guinness Book of Records, according to NFF President Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick spoke in Santiago on Monday morning as he boarded a flight to Buenos Aires on the way back home from a success story at the FIFA U-17 ...

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U-17 World Cup: NFF urges Eaglets to create record for Buhari


Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the Golden Eaglets to create record for themselves and Nigeria by winning U-17 World Cup title for the fifth time. General-Secretary of NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Sanusi ...

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Bring home the trophy, Saraki tells Eaglets


Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday commended the indomitable spirit displayed so far by the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the on-going FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile, especially with the defeat of their Mexican counterparts 4-2, to qualify for the final of the tournament. Saraki, in a statement by ...

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Nigeria beat Mexico to set up all-African final against Mali


Holders Nigeria have reached their second consecutive final thanks to a thrilling 4-2 victory against Mexico in Concepcion. Mexico opened the scoring through Kevin Magana, with stunning efforts from Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okwonkwo seeing the African side ahead. Diego Cortes’s remarkable solo effort levelled matters, before Osinachi Ebere and ...

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Mexico coach slams Nigeria and Mali as age cheats


Apparently stunned by the artistry of defending champions, Golden Eaglets in the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, former Mexico U-17 coach, Raul Gutierrez has accused the Nigerian wonder-kids of doing things no real U-17 player could do with the ball. He did not spare Mali too as he ...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglet beat Brazil 3 -0


Holders Nigeria cruised into the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-finals after stunning Brazil with three goals in five first half minutes in a 3-0 victory. Victor Osimhen, with his eighth goal in five games, Kingsley Michael and Udochukwu Anumudu battered Brazil, and the Golden Eaglets played the rest of the ...

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