• We Won’t Beg Enyeama To Return - NFF

    09/Oct/2015 // 212 Viewers

    Spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire says the football governing body has no plans to persuade goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to return the Super Eagles. Olajire was quoted by NAN yesterday as saying;

    "We heard about his quitting the national team on his Instagram page. If somebody says he is retiring from the national team, what are we going to do, to beg him? We don’t know if he is leaving the national team because of his quarrel with the coach. He just wrote on his Intagram page that he was leaving the national team. So, why should we be finding out whether he left because of the rift? The player has gone out of the camp, what do you want us to do. He has left the camp and he did not tell anybody that he was leaving." he said.

    Source: NAN


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  • Ex-Super Eagles Captain Yobo honoured with political appointment

    1/June/2016 // 964 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JUNE 1, 2016: (DGW) FORMER Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo after his retirement from the round leader game has been offered a political appointment by the Rivers States Government.

    Mr. Yobo, our source disclosed , henceforth becomes the Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to Rivers States Governor Nyesom Wike.

    His new appointment takes effect immediately.


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  • Super Eagles have no reason to fail as NFF gets mouthwatering booster from NNPC

    10/Jul/2016 // 389 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JULY 10, 2016: (DGW) THE Nigerian Football Federation and the Super Eagles of Nigeria have no reason whatsoever to fail Nigeria after a mouth-watering cash booster - $1.5 million bond from the state-owned oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) to hire a foreign coach.

    The government has made it clear it will not assist financially the NFF’s quest to hire an expatriate coach for the Super Eagles ahead of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, but could approve such appointment if the federation could guarantee the payment of such a coach.
    “The NFF now have a bond of $1.5 million from NNPC and so they can employ a foreign coach,” a top official said.
     
    “The federation owing coaches their salaries will now be history.”
    Frenchman Paul le Guen, Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet and the country’s caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf have been shortlisted for the Super Eagles top post.

    The NFF said the successful coach will now be announced on July 18.
    Nigeria are drawn in a tough World Cup qualifying group that has Africa’s No 1 team Algeria, nine-time World Cup finalists Cameroon and 2012 African champions Zambia.

    They begin their qualifying campaign for Russia 2018 on October 3 in Zambia.


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  • Oliseh gets new FIFA job, reappointed into Technical Department

    11/Apr/2016 // 246 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 11, 2016: (DGW) THE Federation of International Football Association, (FIFA) has offered Sunday Oliseh a new job.

    Twittering to his fans around the world the immediate past Chief Coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles said he feels deeply honoured to be appointed into the FIFA technical department.

    The message reads, “Honoured To Be Appointed Into the “new look” FIFA Technical Department. Next mission; The 2016 Rio Olympics Football.”

    However, details of his assignment or mission were  not revealed.

    The former Nigerian midfielder was in March 2013 appointed by the world football governing body as a member of its technical study group a position he held before becoming Nigeria's Chief Coach.

     

     


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  • BREAKING: Colombia beat Nigeria 2-0, qualify for quarterfinals

    11/Aug/2016 // 814 Viewers

     

    PARIS, AUGUST 11, 2016: Colombia on Wednesday defeated Nigeria U-23 football team 2-0 at the Arena dos Corinthians in Sao Paulo to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    Nigeria  sealed their qualification for the  quarterfinals after  beating  Asian champions Japan 5-4  on Thursday and edging   Sweden 1-0 in  Manaus on Sunday.


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  • Breaking News: Ex-Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu is dead

    11/Jun/2016 // 822 Viewers

     

    Former Nigeria head coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has passed away at the age of 58.

    According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amodu died on Saturday after “he could not wake up” from his sleep.
    The former BCC Lions coach, it was learned complained of chest pains, before he went to bed on Friday night.

    “That is correct,” NFF secretary general, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed the passing away of Amodu. “He sleep and he could not wake up.”

    Nigeria is still mourning the death of another former coach and legend, Stephen Keshi, who passed away on Wednesday in Benin City.
    Amodu and Keshi worked together as Nigeria’s head coach and assistant coach respectively at the 2002 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.


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  • Igbo, Yoruba relationship cordial – Olubadan

    11/Jun/2016 // 591 Viewers

     

    The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, yesterday paid a glowing picture of the relationship that exists between the Yoruba and their Igbo brothers, describing it as very cordial and encouraging.

    The monarch made the assertion while welcoming the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, and his entourage to the Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace.

    Oba Adetunji said the relationship between the Yoruba and Igbo has dated back to several years, adding that while the Igbos deserve commendation for their industry and ingenuity, Ibadan has provided educational and residential opportunities for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion and ideological persuation to be whatever they want to be.

    The Olubadan stated further that the doors of Ibadan would continue to be open to all Nigerians particularly the Igbos to set up their business ventures anywhere in the land and be fairly treated.

    Accompanying the Olubadan to welcome the Obi were the Otun Olubadan, Senator Lekan Balogun; Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin; Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Femi Olaifa, and Asipa Olubadan, High Chief Eddy Oyewole.

    Earlier, Achebe had congratulated the Olubadan on his ascension of the exalted throne of his forefathers in a peaceful manner.

    He said his mission and that of his entourage was to deliver a lecture, using Ibadan as a case study of peaceful process in transition.

    He described Ibadan as “a great nation with great people”, noting that: “Ibadan city is not strange at all to the people of Onitsha who have come here to school, marry and live.”

    He described the Olubadan as one of the foremost traditional rulers whose wealth of experience could be tapped from time to time. - today.ng

     


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  • Nigeria trounces Cameroun 3 - 0 in friendly match

    11/Oct/2015 // 589 Viewers

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria today defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun in a friendly held in Belgium. The three times African champions sprang from a disgraceful defeat on Thursday in the hands of the  Democratic Republic of Congo to record an impressive win 3 - 0 over the Indomitable Lions.


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  • AGN CRISIS: Emeka Ike Vs Segun Arinze

    11/Oct/2015 // 348 Viewers

    Former AGN president Segun Arinze was a guest on Rubbin Mind TV show a while back where he talked at length about Emeka Ike and Ibinabo Fiberesima’s power tussle.

    This is what Segun Arinze said about Emeka Ike in the interview:

    “He should grow up. As far as I am concerned, Ibinabo Fiberesima is the bonafide president. Even in the recent judgement that came out recently telling us to return to the status quo, what does it mean? We were told to go back to the way we were. There was no time Emeka Ike was pronounced the president of AGN. Let him bring out the copy of the judgement and show us if he is man enough. He should wake up and stop embarrassing the guild.”

    These words did not go down well with Ike who believes Segun Arinze “is an illiterate who should have been in jail.”

    In his words:

    “I heard Segun Arinze was interviewed and he said so many things about me and nobody asked me for my own side. I don’t think it was a balanced report. Segun Arinze did not say anything meaningful, he was just cursing himself. That is not how to handle legal matters. In legal matters, we take things from the law’s point of view. Segun that is talking to the journalist is supposed to be behind bars because he committed a crime that should have sent him to jail. There was an order that he violated by bringing in Ibinabo as the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. I have been saying this since. That is why Ibinabo’s tenure was called ‘contentious.’

    “Why should we the educated people allow market people to talk? I am a very cerebral person and I don’t deal with men who cannot read and do not understand the legalities of the paper they have in their hand. I cannot be trading words with a common street boy because if you did not go to school, you cannot understand some legal issues. So, he cannot assess the judgement of the court of law.”

    Source: Naijagists


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  • Enyeama, Musa For African Player Of The Year

    12/Oct/2015 // 184 Viewers

    Lille of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, and CSKA Moscow of Russia striker, Ahmed Musa have been included in the preliminary list for the 2015 African Player of the Year, the Con­federation of Af­rican Foot ball (CAF) an­nounced yesterday.

    The CAF released a 37-player list for the African Player of the Year award that included Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure, who won the title for the last three seasons, Porto’s Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi and Dortmund’s Gabo­nese striker Pierre-Emerick Au­bameyang.

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    Also are the likes of DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba, An­dre Ayew of Ghana.

    Sadio Mane of Senegal, Mehdi Benatia (Moroc­co), Al Tayeb Moda­ther ‘Karika’(Sudan), Mohammed Salah (Egypt), Nicolas N’Koulou (Cam­eroon) and Pierre Emerick Aubamey­ang (Gabon) are some of the players who made the cut.

    Nigeria’s failure to make any meaningful impact on the con­tinent’s club football scene meant no Nigerian made the list for the Africa-based Player of the Year nomination.


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