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Arsenal Eye Onuachu Atletico Madrid linked with Chukwueze Mikel Moves to Kuwait

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The summer transfer window has officially opened, and some Nigerian players have changed clubs ahead of the new season. While there hasn’t been any major move like the one that took Victor Osimhen to Napoli last season, there’ve been some surprising transfers. Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi, has left Stoke City just weeks after ...

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Sports Minister, Siasia Clash over Abandonment in FIFA Life Ban

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The minister of youth and sports, Hon. Sunday Dare, has vowed to make public the ministry’s and federal government’s financial support given to former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia when he was initially banned for life by world football umpire, FIFA. In 2019, the former Eagles player was handed a lifetime ban from football related activities ...

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Nigeria Marks Olympic Day with Global Community

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Olympic Committee, (NOC), at the weekend joined the rest of the world to celebrate the Olympic Day at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The Olympic Day is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation in sports and it’s organized by various National Olympic Committees across the world. President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, ...

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Minifootball Nations Cup: Nigeria’s Camp Bubbles as 26 Players Gear Up For Glory

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Ahead of the 2021 Africa Minifootball Cup holding from 8-17 July, Nigeria team have intensified training in expectations to great outing. Currently training at the venue of the Championship, the 26 players in camp are gearing up to make Nigeria proud. Speaking in an exclusive interview from the venue of the tournament, Ilaji International Minifootball Stadium, ...

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Beach Volleyball: Nimrod Commends Team Nigeria’s Fighting Spirit

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, has commended the fighting spirit of Nigeria beach volleyball women’s team despite losing the final last Sunday. Kenya beat Nigeria 2-0 to in the women’s final to secure the sole ticket ahead of next month’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nimrod who watched the final in his ...

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NFF Talks Tough, Says Hooliganism won’t be Tolerated at Match Venue

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh First Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi has warned that ill-attitude from fans in match venue won’t  be tolerated any longer. Akinwumi stated this on Friday while addressing participants at the Nigeria National League (NNL) Football Development Summit for Club Administrators and Media, in Abuja. Recall that last weekend, the game between Kano ...

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Dennis Joins Troost-Ekong, Success At Watford

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Emmanuel Dennis is now teammate with William Troost-Ekong and Isaac Success after Watford reached an agreement with Club Brugge over the transfer of the Nigerian forward. Fides discovered that Watford made the announcement in a statement released on their official website. The newly promoted club stated they are finalising personal terms with the 23-year-old Nigerian. Fides ...

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CAS Reduces Siasia’s Life-ban to five years

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Court of Arbitration for Sport  (CAS) has reduced former Super Eagles striker Samson Siasia’s life-ban from football for bribery to five years. Siasia was initially sanctioned in 2019 by world football governing body FIFA for agreeing to ‘receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches.’ The 53-year-old appealed against the ban with FIFA and ...

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Tomori Joins AC Milan on Permanent Deal

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigerian-born, Fikayo Tomori, has completed a permanent move from Chelsea to Serie A giants AC Milan after a successful loan spell in Italy. The four-year deal was confirmed by both clubs on their verified Twitter handles on Thursday. Tomori, 23, joined Milan in January after struggling for first-team opportunities at Chelsea during the first half of ...

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Anambra Tops in 2020/2021 Common Entrance Exam

…As FG Pegs Cut Off for Unity Schools at 142 By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The 2020/2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) result has been released with Chinua Crucifixio, a native of Anambra State, emerging the overall best with 199 marks. Udochukwu Onwuamanam, a native of Enugu State and Mariam Aderemilekun Salaam, a native of Lagos State, emerged the second best and ...

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