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Nigeria Failed To Qualify For The World Cup 2022 – Blame Their Disdain For Football School Structures And Development

Getty Images Isiaka Oladele Oladipo, University of Ibadan Nigeria’s national men’s football team is absent from this year’s World Cup in Qatar. It is only the second time since its first appearance in the tournament in 1994 that the Super Eagles failed to qualify. Sports scientist and FIFA physical fitness instructor Isiaka Oladele Oladipo explains why the team missed out ...

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Naija Football Is Better Than Qatar 2022

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Naija does not need to qualify for Qatar 2022 because our game is better and older than the so-called World Cup. The Naija game from the beginning entailed any number of men or women running about kicking any roundish object. We had no special name for the game. Then the man from overseas came and brought balls ...

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Hosting The World Cup: What Qatar Can Learn From South Africa About Nation Branding

South African supporters at the 2010 men’s football World Cup. Phil Cole/Getty Images Brendon Knott, Cape Peninsula University of Technology The eyes of the world are focused on Qatar for the 2022 edition of the men’s Fifa World Cup – the globe’s largest single-sport event. Qatar was a somewhat surprising choice. It’s the smallest-ever host in terms of its geographic ...

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Qatar 2022: Saudi Arabia Stun Argentina

A bold and brilliant Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history as they came from behind to stun two-time winners Argentina in a fantastic Group C opener in Lusail. Ranked 51st in the world, Saudi Arabia could have been done and dusted in the first half as Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the ...

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Can An African Team Win The World Cup? New Football Study Crunches The Numbers

Senegal’s goalkeeper Tony Sylva celebrates his side’s famous win against France at the 2002 Fifa World Cup. Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images Matthew Andrews, Harvard Kennedy School Many football lovers hope an African team will finally win the men’s 2022 Fifa World Cup. The world has been waiting for this since the great Brazilian player Pelé predicted (in the 1970s) that an ...

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World Cup 2022: Senegal And Cameroon Carry Africa’s Best Hopes

Sadio Mané, Senegal’s star player, has suffered an injury just ahead of the tournament in Qatar. Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas at Tyler The men’s Fifa World Cup kicks off on 20 November in Qatar. Africa is allocated five spots in the month-long final stage of this elite competition, held every four ...

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Presidential Committee On Football Masterplan Concludes Assignment

The Presidential Committee on the 10-Year Football Development Masterplan has concluded its assignment, Committee Chairman Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima said Tuesday in a statement made available to the media. Galadima, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, stated that the document was ready and awaiting formal presentation to the Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Sunday Dare who was unavailable ...

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Stephen Keshi The Great

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was without question among Nigeria’s greatest ever football role models. He was Captain Fantastic of the Super Eagles and capped it all up with his success-laden mantle as the national team coach. In qualifying Nigeria for the 2014 World Cup and reaching the Second Round, he matched the achievements of Dutchman Clemens Westerhof ...

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Final Rounds Of BOS Youth Cup Kick Off Wednesday

…as 20 teams battle for U-21 Cup in Lagos After weeks of football activities among youths in Lagos State at the grassroots level, the final of the BOS Youth Cup would be played on Sunday, December 5, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan. The BOS Youth Cup, a football competition for youths under 21 years across all councils in Lagos ...

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