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SPORTS, A VICTIM OF NIGERIA’S FAILURE Sports Equipment

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh I love my country with all my heart and soul and body. That’s why I have given my all to her through all the decades since responding to my first national team call-up as a budding twenty-one-year-old undergraduate/football player, Segun Odegbami reports. Since then I have not looked back. My country too has done well for ...

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I Quit Goalkeeping Because I Was too Short –Nollywood Actor

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Ikem Nwabugwu, a Nollywood actor and writer, as well as CEO, Kemdek Consults Ltd, talks about his love for Chelsea, Mourinho and Nigerian football in this interview. Which sport do you follow? I love to watch football and I’m a big fan of Chelsea. How long have you been supporting Chelsea? I’ve been supporting the club ...

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Lessons from Rohr’s ingratitudeto Nigeria

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Unfortunately, the subject of Gernot Rohr, once thought buried in our history, has resurrected forcefully again into the consciousness of Nigerians. Unfortunately, the subject of Gernot Rohr, once thought buried in our history, has resurrected forcefully again into the consciousness of Nigerians. This past week, the Nigeria Football Federation was ordered by FIFA to pay the ...

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Nigeria vs Mexico: Pinnick first match in charge

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick has insisted he is happy with the national team’s display, despite the 1-0 defeat to Mexico in an international friendly in the US. The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to El Tri at the iconic AT&T Stadium. Mexico took the lead through Santiago Gimenez in the 13th minute, before ...

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Real Madrid Offers European Cup to the Virgin Of Almudena

By Eduardo Berdejo Real Madrid CF returned Sunday to Spain after winning the EUFA Champions League final, and offered the Virgin of Almudena both this trophy and that it won April 30 by winning the Spanish football league. Real Madrid won the May 28 Champions League Fiinal 1-0 against Liverpool F.C. The match was played in Paris and the winning ...

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Real Madrid’s Meat is Nigerian Leaders’ Poison

By Tunde Odesola In the sunlight of man’s civility lurks a shadow of beastiality called boxing. Though British sportswriter, Pierce Egan, in 1813, coined the term ‘sweet science’, Jewish-English prizefighter, Daniel Mendoza, stapled the term to boxing in the late 1700s. However, on Saturday morning when I watched the videos of the 2016 UFC welterweight grudge fights between Irish superstar ...

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Nigerian Football: What Next after Super Eagles World Cup Miss?

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Following the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in November, an inquest has begun into how Nigeria seemingly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Amaju Pinnick assumed office on November 19, 2014, as the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Shortly after, the senior male national team, Super ...

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Nigeria’s Troubles Are Reflected in Its Football

By Alexander Adejoh Many tensions are simmering beneath the surface, including economic hardships and escalating violence perpetrated by insurgent groups. And then came the devastating loss against Ghana. The ugly reaction to Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the Fifa World Cup highlighted frustrations of the nation that go beyond the disappointment of losing a football match. The response to their ...

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Nigerian Football Players That Can Make an Impact in The English Premier League

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The English Premier League is one of the biggest leagues in the world and one that all football players aspire to join. In Nigeria, this is the most popular league around the world and with teams like Chelsea and Manchester United, it is not difficult to see why. Indeed, Nigerian football players dream of joining one ...

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‘Eagles’ Failure for 2022 World Cup good for Nigeria’

I won’t contest for NFF presidency, says Remo Stars boss By Alexander Johnson Adejoh At a time many football-loving Nigerians are calling on ex-players and financiers of private clubs to join the race for the presidency of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the proprietor of Remo Stars, Kunle Soname, has washed his hands off it. Apart from being the proprietor of ...

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