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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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Oliseh Calls Up Martins, Mikel, 21 Others For Sihlangu Of Swaziland


Head Coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 23 players, including U.S-based Obafemi Martins and six home-based professionals, for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Swaziland. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-leg fixture will take place over four days next month. The first leg ...

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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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