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Super Eagles home turf: MKO Abiola stadium mainbowl yet to wear a new look

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-chief Those expecting the Super Eagles to return to the mult-imillion dollars National Stadium Abuja soon will have their expectations evaporate like early morning dews. This is because several weeks after the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development handed over the stadium now renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium to Dangote Group for the renovation of the ...

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How Eguavoen, Aigbogun, ‘Chindo’ emerged NFF choices for top technical jobs

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief More facts have emerged why the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) settled for the choice of ex-Super Eagles captain and coach, Augustine Eguavoen as the new Technical Director of the Federation just as new positions have been created to enhance the work of the department. NFF Executive Committee had on Tuesday after its virtual Executive Board Meeting approved ...

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Olympics Champion Ajunwa, Kanu, Boxer Dick Tiger, Business mogul Dangote, others make 60 Sports Icons list

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief Expectedly. a dozen of footballers and Nigeria’s first individual Olympic Games Gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa; business mogul Aliko Dangote, ex-World Boxing Champion Dick Tiger and tennis star Segun Toriola as well as Atlanta ’96 Olympics Dream Team made the final list of 60 Nigerian Sports Icons list. The list which was unveiled Friday during the celebration of ...

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Friendly matches: Gernot Rohr caps half dozen Eagles in Austria

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief In his desire to produce a strong team that will be competitive in international competitions, Super Eagles Head Coach Gernort Rohr has used the two recent international friendly matches in Austria against  Algeria and Tunisia to cap no fewer than six more new players thanks to his rebuilding process. While Rohr gave four players their head start ...

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Super Eagles: Fans want end to Rohr’s ‘rebuilding process, criticise “green-black” new jerseys  

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief Angered by the not- too impressive performances of the Super Eagles in the two recent international friendly matches in Austria against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria during the October FIFA break, many Nigerian fans have called for the end of the rebuilding process embarked by Head Coach Gernort Rohr. Also, football fans have criticised the dark green ...

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Nigerian fans praise South African government for restarting football activities.

Harry Awurumibe, Editor -in-Chief Some Nigerian fans have praised the South African government for allowing all football activities to resume immediately. The authorities have Monday given the South African Football Association (SAFA) permission to allow amateur football to resume with immediate effect.. This was after the government granted permission for all football activities to resume immediately. SAFA had last  weekend ...

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Friendlies: Omeruo, Simon among early birds in Eagles’ Austria camp

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief Defender Kenneth Omeruo and forward Moses Simon were among the early arrivals at the Super Eagles’ Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria on Monday morning, ahead of the international friendly matches against African champions Algeria and Africa’s number two –ranked team, Tunisia. Forwards Samuel Kalu and Chidera Ejuke, defender Leon Balogun and goalkeeper Mathew Yakubu ...

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At last, Randy Waldrum becomes Super Falcons’ Head Coach

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief Three years after rejecting the plum job, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of United States of America (USA) tactician, Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons. Waldrum, an American who played as a midfielder in his playing days had turned down the offer to coach Super ...

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2021 FIFA U-17/20 Women’s World Cup: Covid-19 may stop African teams 

Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief Nigeria’s two age-grade women’s football teams, Falconets and Flamingos may not participate in the 2021 FIFA Women’s World Cup final slated for India,  CostaRica and Panama. World football ruling body, FIFA has scheduled the U-20 Women’s World Cup final for January 20 to February 6, 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama. Also, the U-17 Women’s World Cup ...

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