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Super Eagles of Nigeria started their campaign at Africa Cup of Nations on a winning note as they pipped debutants Burundi 1-0 on Saturday. While many expected a shelling of Burundi, it was the solitary strike from Odion Ighalo that saved the day for Super Eagles. Gernot Rohr’s side are 89 places above Burundi in FIFA’s world rankings. But the Eagles struggled for long periods in their Group B opener at Alexandria Stadium but sealed all three points in the 77th minute. Odion Ighalo, introduced for Paul Onuachu just four minutes earlier, latched onto Ola Aina’s wonderful back-heeled pass and…
Germany qualified for an eighth consecutive quarter-final appearance at FIFA Women’s World Cup by beating Super Falcons 3-0 at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Saturday. The Germans were favourites to win the Round of 16 clash, and it was further evident with 60 percent possession and 12 shots in total during the game. The two-times champions duly lived up to their game plan with a 20th minute goal from Alexandra Popp as the striker made her 100th appearance for the German side. The African champions struggled to keep themselves alive in the game which had 17,988 spectators in attendance.…
The anxious wait to know the fate of Super Falcons at ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is now over as the Nigeria Ladies have snatched the last ticket into the Round of 16 at the tournament. Super Falcons will have to thank the Thailand Women’s team for their qualification as the Asians did well enough to lose just 2-0 to Chile. That was not enough to give the South Americans passage into the knockout phase. They needed three unreplied goals. Thailand before Thursday’s game against Chile had lost 13-0 against USA and 4-1 against the Swedes but their…
Nigeria’s U-20 team, Flying Eagles, have been knocked out of ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland after they were beaten 2-1 by their Senegalese counterparts on Monday. Two first-half goals from Amadou Sagna and Niane gave Senegal a two-goal deal. Though Success Makanjuola pulled one back in the second half, it was not enough to save Flying Eagles from crashing out. Flying Eagles, having started with a massive 4-0 victory over Qatar, gave many false hopes. The Coach Paul Aigbogun tutored side were however humbled 2-0 in their next group game against USA. While a 1-1 draw against Ukraine…
Sunday, 02 June 2019 04:36

Boxing: Andy Ruiz defeats Joshua

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Federal Government on Monday in Abuja presented documents of the apartment promised to former Super Eagles coach Mr Clemens Westerhof for leading the national team to glory in 1994. The Dutchman helped Nigeria qualify for their first-ever World Cup in United States in 1994, as well as win a second Africa Cup of Nations title in Tunisia 25 years ago with a set of players now regarded as the country’s Golden Generation of footballers. Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, who made the presentation on behalf of government, said it was regrettable that a promise took so…
United States U20 team have gotten their campaign at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup back on track. The Americans beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles 2-0 to keep their hopes alive for a place in the Round of 16. Having lost their first game 2-1 against Ukraine, the Americans came determined against Flying Eagles. Forward Sebastian Soto struck twice for USA in rainy Bielsko-Bialo Monday night, powering the Stars and Stripes to their first victory at Poland 2019 while handing Nigeria their first defeat. USA coach Tab Ramos made just one change to the starting XI from his side’s opener against…
Bendel Insurance and seven other clubs have been relegated from Nigeria Professional Football League. Five of the teams going down to the Nigeria National League are El-Kanemi Warriors, Kwara United, Gombe United, Niger Tornadoes and Yobe Stars. All five are based in Northern Nigeria. Remo Stars and Go Round FC are the other teams relegated from the elite division following the completion of the first phase of NPFL on Sunday. While there was heartache for the relegated teams, the roster of teams to challenge for the title in the season-ending Super Six is now completed. Lobi Stars and Enyimba have…
Yobe Stars are as good as relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following their 1-0 loss to Akwa United in their Matchday 19 tie on Sunday in Uyo. The Damaturu-based side had their faint hopes of survival dashed following the narrow defeat suffered at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo. Aniefiok Godspower’s first-minute goal gave Akwa United victory as they have now opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the NPFL Group B table with 37 points from 19 games. For Yobe Stars, however, they are on 15 points from 19 games and stand no chance of…
Three former Super Eagles players, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Tijani Babangida have received new appointments from Nigeria Football Federation. NFF in a press statement on Tuesday said the trio have been appointed as scouts and motivational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer. According to NFF General Secretary, Mr Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will monitor activities of Super Eagles’ opponents leading to the finals in Egypt and report to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr. They will also continue their assignment in Egypt during the championship. “Okocha, Kanu…
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