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COVID-19: ‘I am Happy Osimhen is Back’ –Gattuso

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was delighted to see the club’s most expensive signing in history, Victor Osimhen return to action as his side were beaten 3-1 by Verona in a Serie A clash last Sunday. The Nigeria international who came off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Andrea Petagna, his first appearance ...

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Enugu Ranger Honors Late Colleague

… Gave N20 million to the deceased family By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Players of Enugu Rangers last Friday stopped over to pray for their late colleague, Ifeanyi George, at a spot along Asaba-Benin Highway where he died in a car accident in March, last year. The players who were travelling to Lagos for Sunday’s premiership clash with MFM F.C. stopped ...

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Stiff Competition for Eagles’ Shirt ¬– Gernot Rohr

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Super Eagle’s Coach, Gernot Rohr, recently lamented the absence of Super Eagles B from the on-going African Nations Championship in Cameroon even as he predicted stiff competition for shirts ahead of the remaining 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho in March. However, Rohr said he has been monitoring the players featuring in the domestic ...

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COVID-19: NWFL Postponed for One Month

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Aisha Falode, Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, (NWFL), at the weekend announced an additional one month postponement of the country’s women’s topflight league in a frantic bid to ensure strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols agreed before the season kicked off last December. Falode, noted that the irregularities discovered during the one-week postponement of the ...

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Osimhen Sad about Nigeria Trip…

Apologies to Club and Fans By Alexander Johnson Adejoh What could be termed the reckless actions which led to Napoli striker Victor Osimhen testing positive for COVID-19 after a trip to Nigeria will serve as a steep learning curve, Fides discovered. And that lesson, as many sports people have discovered in the past few months, is that attending a party, ...

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Siasia Backs Sadiq for Super Eagles Call-Up

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Former Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, has recently, backed Almeria striker, Umar Sadiq, for his maiden invitation to the Super Eagles after his fine performances in the Spanish second division this season. Fides discovered that the Nigeria U23 star is enjoying a rich vein of goal scoring form in Spain since he joined Rojiblancos on a five-year ...

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WAFU B – Nigeria’s Qualification on the Brink after Ghana Draw

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets recently failed to end their Group B campaign on a winning note after they were held 1-1 by the Black Starlets of Ghana at the ongoing 2021 West Africa Football Union, (WAFU Zone B) U-17 tournaments in Lome, Togo. Fides recalls that the Golden Eaglets last Wednesday lost their opening game against Ivory ...

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Osimhen Risks Fine of N106M for Breaking Coronavirus Rules

… As he remain unavailable for Napoli, testing positive for Covid-19 By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, recently returned a positive test upon his return to Italy, having been granted leave to spend time in Lagos over the festive season. This is even as Osimhen, risks being fined by his club, Napoli after he was caught breaking ...

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Golden Eaglets off to Togo for WAFU Tourney

Nigeria and three-time world champions, Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th – 20th January 2021. Fides learnt that Nigeria’s U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets arrived Lome last Sunday morning from Lagos, with a squad of 25 players who are expected to pick the ticket from the WAFU tournament to ...

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