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AFCON: Nigeria Thrash Lesotho 3-0

Super Eagles beat Lesotho 3-0 in their final Group L match in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State on Tuesday. Napoli’s striker Victor Osimhen gave Super Eagles their first goal 22nd minute into the match while Oghenekaro Etebo doubled the Nigerian team lead in the 51st minute. Paul Onuachu who came in for Osimhen ...

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AFCON Qualifier: Sanwo-Olu Charges Super Eagles To Beat Benin, Lesotho

•Gives Atlanta 96 Gold Medalist, Pascal Three-Bedroom Apartment •We Won’t Disappoint Nigeria, Rohr, Musa Assure Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged Super Eagles of Nigeria to beat the Squirrels of Benin Republic and Crocodiles of Lesotho in the crucial 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches. Governor Sanwo-Olu, who promised to support the team, tasked the technical crew ...

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How Former Super Eagles Defender, Sofoluwe, Died Of COVID-19

Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Shofoluwe, breathed his last at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Tuesday night. The former Golden Eaglets’ assistant coach, according to close relatives died of complications from ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. The erstwhile footballer was diagnosed of COVID-19 as against the brain disease as widely speculated in the media. Late Shofoluwe played 40 matches and scored ...

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Africa At The Football World Cup: 10 Defining Moments

Cameroon’s Roger Milla held aloft at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. RENARD eric/Corbis via Getty Images Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas at Tyler Growing up in Sirisia on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Bungoma, Western Kenya, soccer was and remains a major pastime for young boys, whether herding livestock or in school. Their conversations at ...

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Obi, Ex-Rangers Stars Pay Last Respects To Nwabueze ‘Bulldozer’ Nwankwo

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, on Friday, February 5, 2021, joined family, friends and well-wishers of Ex-Rangers great, late  Nwabueze Nwankwo, also known as ‘Bulldozer’, to bid him farewell as he was laid to rest in his country home at Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State. Addressing journalists after the event, ...

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Rohr Owed Five-Month Salary, Alloy Agu 22 Months

The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick says his administration is working to settle the debts they owe Super Eagles players and coaches despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Pinnick did not shy away from the financial challenges facing the NFF and the struggles they encounter in discharging their financial obligations to Nigeria’s football teams. Although salaries and ...

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Lineker, Pele, Ronaldo, Others Pay Tribute As Maradona Dies At 60

Tributes were paid to Diego Maradona on Wednesday after the Argentinian football legend died aged 60. The World Cup winner suffered a heart attack at home just a fortnight after undergoing surgery for a blood clot on his brain. Maradona, who was also being treated for alcohol dependency, is regarded as one of the greatest ever footballers. He famously scored ...

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How Transfers Negatively Affect Nigerian Footballers’ Families

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring in a European football game. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University In Nigeria, a large number of players move from one club to another in the country’s top division of 20 clubs. Although exact figures are sketchy, there are many footballers who engage in this migration, covering large distances. Some players move between ...

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