Tokyo 2020: Super Falcons off to Abidjan on Tuesday

Tokyo 2020: Super Falcons off to Abidjan on Tuesday

    Nigeria’s senior women national football team, Super Falcons continue the pursuit of a ticket to the women’s football tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when they fly to Abidjan, capital city of Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, ahead of a second round, first leg clash with their Ivorian counterparts on Thursday. The nine-time African champions and 3-0 winners on aggregate over Algeria in the first round will travel aboard Air Cote d’Ivoire, and arrive in Abidjan in the evening early enough to have a walk-out. They will have the…

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Siasia pays extra N1.7m for his Mum’s release from kidnappers

Siasia pays extra N1.7m for his Mum’s release from kidnappers

Siasia’s Mum Mrs Ogere Siasia relaxing at her residence in Bayelsa after she was released by kidnappers Sunday morning. Former Super Eagles’ Head Coach Samson Siasia has revealed to SPORTINGLIFE that he paid the kidnappers another N1.7 million before his mother Madam Ogere Siasia and other two relations were released by the kidnappers Sunday morning in Bayelsa. The relieved Coach whose mother had been held in captivity for 10 weeks also disclosed that he did not trust the kidnappers when they requested for another sum of money but he told…

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59th Independent Anniversary Golf Cup tourney: Buhari promises continued support for sports

59th Independent Anniversary Golf Cup tourney: Buhari promises continued support for sports

Sports Minister Sunday Dare teeing off the Independence Golf Tournament at the IBB Golf Club, Abuja on Saturday. President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to continue to support golf and other sports in the country in order to empower the youths of the country. President Buhari who is the Grand Patron of the IBB International Golf and  Country Club of Abuja disclosed this through his representative The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare at at the ceremonial Tee-off of the 59th Independence Golf Cup tournament ceremony at the IBB International Golf…

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IAAF fallouts: FG recalls AFN Technical Director home 

IAAF fallouts: FG recalls AFN Technical Director home 

        The Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare has given directive for  the immediate recall of Sunday Adeleye, the Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) from the ongoing 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. According to the release signed by Director Press, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Lere Adams and made available to www.adantesports.com.ng, “the Honourable Minister was constrained to take this swift  decision against the AFN  Technical Director due to avoidable massive and unacceptable  technical and administrative lapses that brought much…

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WAFU Cup: Imama hopeful as Eagles tackle Togo again

WAFU Cup: Imama hopeful as Eagles tackle Togo again

        Super Eagles B are primed to face the Sparrow Hawks of Togo on Sunday in both teams’ first match at the WAFU Cup of Nations in Thies, Senegal and Nigeria’s Head Coach is upbeat about the opportunity provided by a second meet within one week. Coach Imama Amapakabo, who spoke to thenff.com at the team’s Le Saly Hotel base in Saly-Mbour, said the opportunity to meet the Togolese is cherished as it gives the opportunity to properly test his team’s level of improvement. He said: “There’s nothing like…

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Emery: Why Xhaka has been named Arsenal Captain

Emery: Why Xhaka has been named Arsenal Captain

Unai Emery has hailed Granit Xhaka’s leadership qualities after confirming the midfielder as our new club captain. The Switzerland international has taken the armband six times already this season, and will be supported by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, and Mesut Ozil as fellow members of the leadership group. So why does Emery feel that Xhaka is the best man for the job? “First, he is mature and he has experience and we are all living all the time under pressure, under criticism as coaches, as players, as a…

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UEFA/CAF U17 tournament: Senegal’s strong second half show condemns Eaglets to 4-2 defeat

UEFA/CAF U17 tournament: Senegal’s strong second half show condemns Eaglets to 4-2 defeat

          Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets surrendered a 2-1 advantage at the end of first half to superior second half performance from Senegal to lose 4-2 in their last group game at the UEFA/CAF U17 tournament in Turkey. Signs that it could turn out a bad day in the office for the five –time world champions manifested when forward Wisdom Ubani picked up an injury during the team’s warm up exercise, which subsequently ruled him out of the game. But despite the absence of Ubani, the Nigerian boys…

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Court declares NFF alleged corruption case political, may dismiss case Nov. 5

Court declares NFF alleged corruption case political, may dismiss case Nov. 5

  The corruption case brought against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation by the scrapped Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) witnessed a twist at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu declared that the case was political and she was not interested in politics. She also adjourned the case to November 5, 2019, with all the signals pointing to the fact that the case may be dismissed on that day. Although Justice Ojukwu was not happy with the absence of the five NFF executives…

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Omeruo, Abdullahi, Awaziem back for Brazil game, Rohr invites Azeez, Olayinka too

Omeruo, Abdullahi, Awaziem back for Brazil game, Rohr invites Azeez, Olayinka too

          Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has picked in-form Granada of Spain midfielder Ramon Azeez and Czech –based forward Peter Olayinka in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the prestige friendly with five –time world champions Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, 13th October. Rohr also have defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem back from injury, otherwise the squad is largely unchanged from the side that was forced to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in Dnipro on 10thSeptember. Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka Okoye are…

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74th United Nations General Assembly: Sports Minister in New York to deliver keynote address

74th United Nations General Assembly: Sports Minister in New York to deliver keynote address

  The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare is in New York to deliver a keynote address at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, a rare honour which is the preserve of a few individuals. The high level event on social business, youth and technology will take place at the United Nations headquarters from the 25th of September, 2019. The global committee on social business for sustainable development goals, works on forming a global cross-sector and cross- generational partnership network to innovate together for achieving sustainable development goals…

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