Golden Eaglets arrive after picking U- 17 Cup of Nations’ ticket, Bow 3-2 to Cote d’Ivoire in WAFU B tournament final

Golden Eaglets arrive after picking U- 17 Cup of Nations’ ticket, Bow 3-2 to Cote d’Ivoire in WAFU B tournament final

Nigeria’s U17 boys came close to a stunning comeback from three goals down before losing 2-3 to their Ivorian counterparts in Monday night’s final of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament in the Togolese capital, Lome. The sleeky Baby Elephants, who had won all their previous three games in the tournament (1-0 over Nigeria; 3-1 over Ghana and; 1-0 over Niger Republic), raced to a 1-0 first half lead and then added two more before the 70th minute, leaving five-time world champions Nigeria crestfallen and looking out of sorts at the Stade…

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Sadiq Umar dreams more goals after equalling 17 goals in 29 games

Sadiq Umar dreams more goals after equalling 17 goals in 29 games

PHOTO: Sadiq Umar celebrates his second goal against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate last weekend. Former U-23 National team striker, Sadiq Umar has vowed to score more goals  for his club UD Almeria after scoring a brace to lead his club to the Round of 16 of the Copa Del Rey in their 5-0 rout of La Liga Santander side, Deportivo Alaves last weekend. Having met his target of 17 goals for last season in just 29 games this term and with lots of games more to be played, the…

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Ebonyi Governor, Pinnick, Chukwuma, Ogba, Baba Ijebu, 5 others bag NNL top award

Ebonyi Governor, Pinnick, Chukwuma, Ogba, Baba Ijebu, 5 others bag NNL top award

PHOTO: NNL Chief Operating Officer, Emmanuel Adesanya. Ten Nigerians have bagged the topmost and inaugural award of the Nigeria National League, NNL for their various efforts in developing sports and football in particular. The maiden NNL Football Award took place at the premium Hall of the Salt Lake Hotel in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital South East Nigeria, with Ebonyi State governor, His Excellency Engineer David Umahi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Distinguished Senator Obinna Ogba, Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick, leading the pack of AWARDEES in the first ever…

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Eagle’s versus Benin Republic, Lesotho: Featuring new faces doubtful says Rohr

Eagle’s versus Benin Republic, Lesotho: Featuring new faces doubtful says Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is not sure of inviting any new players for the important 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in March, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Franco-German football tactician said that in as much as there is enough time to scout for the players and invite the best and the eligible ones but it is still very important to see them in test matches like International friendlies for them to blend well with the rest players already in the team. He…

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Ajibade Babalade was a dedicated strong player- Onigbinde, As his final burial rites takes place in Ibadan today

Ajibade Babalade was a dedicated strong player- Onigbinde, As his final burial rites takes place in Ibadan today

Former Super Eagles and Shooting Stars Football Club handler Chief Adeyboye Onigbinde has paid tribute to the late Eagles and 3SC central defender Ajibade Babalade describing him as a dedicated strong player and relatively quiet. Onigbide said he was shocked and very sad to hear the news of Babalade’s death and prayed that God gives his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. “Late Ajibade Babalade played under me when I coached the Shooting Stars Football Club, Ibadan. “He was a dedicated strong player and was not one of…

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Rangers grind past Ifeanyi Ubah for third win on the bounce

Rangers grind past Ifeanyi Ubah for third win on the bounce

The ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C, under the tutelage of Coach Salisu Yusuf, Wednesday, did well to ward off a late challenge from F.C Ifeanyi Ubah to annex the maximum points at stake with a 2-1 score line for the club’ third straight win in the four-week old NPFL 2020/2021 season. Coach Salisu had juggled his team a bit from the team that earned a 1-0 road win over Jigawa Golden Stars over the weekend handing starts to Osas Okoro, Ebuka Franklin, Chidiebere Nwobodo, Ugwuoke Ugochukwu and Israel Abia while…

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APOEL Nicosia 3, Ermis 0: I feel really good and happy to be back in action- Uzoho

APOEL Nicosia 3, Ermis 0: I feel really good and happy to be back in action- Uzoho

Super Eagles and APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has expressed happiness for not only keeping a clean sheet in his club’s 3-0 victory at home to Ermis but for returning to action since he got injured  barely a year ago, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. Playing his first league match of the season for APOEL and his very first league match since 2019 when he was injured for a year while on loan to fellow Cyprus team Omonia Nicosia, Uzoho was at his very best for APOEL in Sunday’s match and…

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FA Cup 4th and 5th round draw: Man Utd host Liverpool, Southampton or Shrewsbury Town meet holders Arsenal 

FA Cup 4th and 5th round draw:  Man Utd host Liverpool, Southampton or Shrewsbury Town meet holders Arsenal 

2020 FA Cup Champions Arsenal celebrating their victory at Wembley. Manchester United has a date to keep with Premier League Champions Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford while Cup holders Arsenal would visit the winner of the Southampton versus Shrewsbury Town match also in the FA Cup draws released on Monday. The Fourth round ties will take place on the weekend of January 22-25. In potentially confusing draw both FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds were drawn at the same time to assist fixture planning….

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Don’t patronise a group known as Facilitators of NYIF- Youth and Sports Ministry warns Nigerians

Don’t patronise a group known as Facilitators of NYIF- Youth and Sports Ministry warns Nigerians

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has raised an alarm, warning Nigerian youths to desist from patronizing a group known as Facilitators of the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund, NYIF. The Ministry issued out this warning in a press release on Thursday advising  Nigerian youths and the general public to take absolute precaution and follow the due process of applying for the funds which the Ministry maintained is free. According to the press release: The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development wishes to alert all Nigerian Youth and the…

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Rohr eager to see Osimhen, others playing regularly for their clubs

Rohr eager to see Osimhen, others playing regularly for their clubs

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach/Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr is very eager to see all his regular players playing consistently for they clubs to be in good shape for the March 22nd Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier against Benin Republic slated for Cotonou, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Eagles’ gaffer is more concerned about his striker Victor Osimhen who has just recovered from shoulder’s dislocation in Eagles’s AFCON 2022 qualifier that ended in 4-4 score draw against Sierra Leone in Benin City last year. Rohr is convinced that if all his regulars are back to the…

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