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The Argentine coach was attacked last night after his team went down by 2-4 goals in a football friendly that saw the super eagles of Nigeria get the better of the two sides.  The grueling encounter left Argentine star Kun Aguero hospitalized after suffering a fainting spell at the end of the game. Nigerians last night celebrated their team’s defeat of Argentina in a friendly football match played in Krasnodar, Russia. The Argentines drew first blood and were two goals up…
Victor Moses has been named in this year’s five-man list for the BBC African Footballer of the year award. The list includes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and the Chelsea and Super Eagles star Moses.Cameroon's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner Arnaud Djoum, Nigeria's 1996 Olympic football champion Emanuel Amuneke and Jean Sseninde of Uganda's national team and Crystal Palace ladies squad were part of the panel to discuss the list. The winner of this year's award…
Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has praised his teammates after securing a 1-1 draw against Algeria on Friday night. Goals from John Ogu and Yacine Brahimi for both sides decided the day on Friday night. The Mainz defender also spoke on the opportunity to captain the Nigerian national team for the first time as he was asked to replace Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi who were not available After the encounter, the 10-capped Eagle couldn’t hide his joy, as he…
The Super Eagles of Nigeria ended the Russia 2018 qualifiers with a 1-1 draw against Algeria at the at the Mohamed-Hamlaoui Stadium. John Ogu gave Nigeria the lead with a cool shot outside the 18-yard box in the 68 minutes and could not be saved by the goalkeeper. A goal from Yacine Brahimi on the spot at the 88 minute cancelled the lead by Ogu to help the North Africans share the spoil. Nigeria now tops the group with 14…
The Defence Ministry spokesman, Col. Tukur Gusau, has dismissed the claim that it awarded a contract deal totalling $1.4m for a United Nations project. Gusau’s made this stand in response to a report published by an online newspaper, captioned, ‘General detained as another scandal rocks Buhari’s government,’ The report had alleged that the immediate past permanent secretary of the ministry, Danjuma Nanfo; and the coordinator of peacekeeping, Brig. Gen LYM Hassan, were being questioned in connection with the disbursement of…
The city of Port Harcourt is set to host about 100 golfers in an 18-hole tournament to officially mark the end of the Port Harcourt Club 1928 (golf section) Captain, Emmanuel Okene said. Tagged Captain’s Cup, it has been scheduled to be played from November 18 to 19 at the instance of the members of the club and their sponsors. The kitty is geared towards acknowledging Okene and his committee’s contribution to the development of the club. Okene, the Chairman…
New England call-up Tammy Abraham has stated that he never had the option of playing for Nigeria in mind. According to the young lad, he had always dreamt of representing England, adding that his heart lies there. Recall that the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF President,  Amaju Pinnick, a friend to Tammy's father had claimed the player had agreed to play for Nigeria, the country home of his father. Abraham's father is a childhood friend of Nigerian Federation President Amaju Pinnick,…
The Nigeria’s under-20 women football team held their Moroccan counterparts to a 1-1 draw in the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Sunday. All thanks to late first half equaliser by Rasheedat Ajibade which helped the Falconets share the spoil at the Stade Boubker Ammar in Sale. The match against Morocco was a second round first leg fixture with the second leg expected to be played in a fortnight in Benin. A victory for the Falconets will have…
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