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Imama’s Olympic Eagles eliminated from U-23 AFCON

Cup holders Nigeria have been booted out of the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following a dire 0-0 draw with South Africa on Friday night that was not enough to see them through to the semi finals. The result meant Coach, Imama Amapako’s team finished third in Group B and dropped out of contention for a place ...

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AFCON 2021 race: How Super Eagles beat Squirrels 2-1 in Uyo

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja. Nigeria’s Super Eagles was to shake off  the early set back courtesy of the second minute goal scored by Benin Republic’s talisman, Stephane Sessegnon to rally for a deserved 2-1 victory over the fellow West Africans in the Match Day 1 of the AFCON 2021 qualifying tie yesterday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo. With this ...

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War on Sports Doping: FG to domesticate International Convention soon

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja Ministry of Sports and Youth Development is to send a Draft Bill for the domestication of the International Conventional Against Doping in Sports to the National Assembly soon. This was disclosed today in Abuja by the Information and Culture minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while briefing State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings presided over ...

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CAF U-23: Nigeria thrashes Zambia 3-1, to face South Africa next

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja. Two second half goals from overseas-import, Kelechi Nwakali and Taiwo Awoniyi in the 65th and 90+3rd minutes as well as Orji Okonkwo’s 16th minute equalizer gifted Nigeria’s U-23 football team a deserved 3-1 victory over Zambia in the on-going CAF U-23 AFCON in Egypt. Zambia drew the first blood when striker, Paschal Daka beat Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Adamu ...

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Breaking! LMC boss, Dikko unveils Next Digital TV/NPFL sponsorship package

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja. Apparently to pour cold water on insinuations of none disclosure of the recently announced sponsorship deal between the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and a private media outfit, Next Digital TV, the chairman of Leaque Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko today revealed what the partnership is all about. Dikko in a joint media parley in Abuja ...

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Amapakabo gets Okechukwu, Awoniyi boost for Zambia cracker

Amapakabo gets Okechukwu, Awoniyi boost for Zambia   Coach Imama Amapakabo has received important boosts for today’s make-or-break U23 AFCON battle against Zambia with the arrivals in camp of team captain Azubuike Okechukwu and star forward Taiwo Awoniyi.   The absence of the duo was greatly felt in the opening game of Group B that the defending champions lost by ...

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