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NIGERIA NFF denies choosing Port Harcourt for Eagles, Algeria game Latest News Nigeria 

NIGERIA NFF denies choosing Port Harcourt for Eagles, Algeria game

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied choosing the Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium as venue for the country’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 7. There were reports at the weekend that the federation has decided to use the Port Harcourt stadium for the game following assurances by the Rivers State government. The Eagles last competitive game against Tanzania was played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, which many tipped to host the match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria until the latest report on Saturday. However,…

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Iheanacho stretchered off as City qualifies for Champions League England Latest News Nigeria 

Iheanacho stretchered off as City qualifies for Champions League

Kelechi Iheanacho was taken off with injury, in the second half of Manchester City’s Champions League second leg play-off against Steaua Bucuresti. The Super Eagles looked to have picked up a hamstring injury, as he tried to chase a ball through. Medics attended to him on the pitch, before taking him off on a stretcher, after discovering he could not continue. It is a huge blow to City and especially to Iheanacho, who was making only his first start under new manager, Pep Guardiola. City won 1-0 on the night,…

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Japanese Billionaire Promises to Give Nigeria U23 $30,000 Each if they Win Gold Latest News Nigeria Olympics 2016 

Japanese Billionaire Promises to Give Nigeria U23 $30,000 Each if they Win Gold

A Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu who says he's fallen in love with the Nigeria's Under 23 team at Rio Olympics has promised to give each player of the squad $30,000 if they win Gold, $20,000 if they win silver and $12,000 for bronze. According to the very rich Dr. Katsuya Takasu, he fell in love with Samson Siasia's men after seeing them surmount financial difficulties to qualify for the semi-final of the football event. He also stated that he will still reward the team whether they win or not,…

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Ahmed Musa scores two goals against Barcelona Interviews Nigeria 

Ahmed Musa scores two goals against Barcelona

Leicester City's £16m club-record signing Ahmed Musa scored both goals in a 4-2 defeat by Barcelona in the International Champions Cup. Munir opened the scoring after Lionel Messi's pass before the latter set up Luis Suarez to stab home from inside the area in Stockholm's Friends Arena. Munir added a third before substitute Musa's solo goal reduced the deficit. Musa rifled home a second for Leicester but 17-year-old substitute Rafa Mujica scored a late fourth for Barcelona. "Last season Leicester was one of the great surprises in European football, and…

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Mikel to win Rio Olympics gold – Antonio Conte Latest News Nigeria 

Mikel to win Rio Olympics gold – Antonio Conte

Mikel John Obi believes he owes his career to the Nigeria team that won Olympic gold in 1996. Now he wants to inspire the next generation. The Chelsea midfielder was just nine when a team featuring Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha shocked the world by beating Brazil and Argentina on their way to becoming the first African nation to be crowned champions. What he had once seen as just a hobby took on a whole new meaning and Obi set out to emulate his heroes. Twenty years later and he…

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Victor Moses to impress new boss Antonio Conte to reignite his career with Chelsea Latest News Nigeria 

Victor Moses to impress new boss Antonio Conte to reignite his career with Chelsea

Victor Moses is determined to prove he has what it takes to force his way into the plans of new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. The 25-year-old signed for the Blues from Wigan for £9million back in 2012, but has since become a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge, having spent the past three seasons on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United. Moses hopes his sharp performances thus far in pre-season can catch the eye of Conte as the Italian formulates his squad for the upcoming season.  Unlike fellow…

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Chelsea extends Kenneth Omeruo contract to 2019 Latest News Nigeria Transfer Window 

Chelsea extends Kenneth Omeruo contract to 2019

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has signed a contract extension with Chelsea. His adviser, Conleth Chika Akujobi, revealed to AfricanFootball that the player’s new deal with the Stamford Bridge club, will now run out in June 2019. “Chelsea have proposed that Kenneth’s contract be extended by a year, it will now run till 2019,” he said. Omeruo joined Chelsea in 2012, after the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. He is however expected to join Besiktas on loan ahead of the new season.

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Ambrose in great shape as Celtic Hold Astana In UCL Clash Latest News Nigeria 

Ambrose in great shape as Celtic Hold Astana In UCL Clash

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, was in the thick of the action for Celtic who held home side FC Astana from Kazakhstan to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday. Ambrose played for 90 minutes for the Scottish champions and was heavily involved at both ends. Yuri Logvinen shot FC Astana into the lead when he scored in the 19th minute. But in the 78th minute, Leigh Griffiths equalised for Celtic. Ambrose, who is regarded as a villain…

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Chelsea’s Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Nigeria Olympic squad Latest News Nigeria 

Chelsea’s Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Nigeria Olympic squad

he midfielder has dismissed claims that he gave out a certain amount of money to the Dream Team VI John Obi Mikel has disproved reports that he donated the sum of 30,000 dollars to the Nigeria U23 team camping in the United States of America. Mikel, who is one of the two overage players in Samson Siasia’s squad for Rio Olympics was reported to have given the Dream Team VI that amount to alleviate their sufferings owing to neglect from the Nigeria Football Federation. But the Chelsea star has refuted…

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John Mikel Obi named in Nigeria’s Olympic squad Latest News Nigeria 

John Mikel Obi named in Nigeria’s Olympic squad

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been named in Nigeria's final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 29-year-old Nigeria captain is one of the squad's permitted quota of three players over the age limit of 23. Watford's Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City and Arsenal's Alex Iwobi miss out having not been released by their clubs. The men's tournament – won by Mexico at London 2012 – begins on 3 August, two days before the opening ceremony. Those selected for the Games would miss much of…

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