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Nigeria Midfielder Ndidi Named in EnglishPremier League Team Of The Week

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria and Leicester City’s holding midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named in the latest English Premier League Team of the Week by celebrated football statistics website Whoscored.com. The Nigeria international was outstanding as the Foxes came from behind to defeat reigning champions Liverpool 3-1 at the King Power Stadium last Saturday, in his first start in ...

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NFF Deepens Efforts to Improve NPFL, NNL, NWFL Others

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has reiterated the commitment of the football body to improve the organisation of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL), Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO). He made the declaration last Monday while presiding over a ...

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National Sports Festival Postponed for Third Time

… to hold April 2021 By Alexander Johnson Adejoh For the third time, the 20th National Sports Festival billed to take place in Edo State has suffered another postponement. The decision to, again, postpone the games was reached after a meeting of the council for sports with the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, last Monday. The Sports Festival was recently rescheduled ...

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Adeniji Completes Transfer to Al-Feiha

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Tunde Adeniji the latest Nigerian striker to join a Saudi Arabian club in the winter transfer market, following in the footsteps of Leke James and Odion Ighalo has expressed hopes that his career would blossom. Fides learnt through the official website of Division I club Al-Feiha the announcement that they had completed the signing of Adeniji ...

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Shola Signs New Contract with Manchester United

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Shola Shoretire, an England youth international of Nigerian descent, recently took to social media to celebrate signing his first professional contract with Manchester United. The gifted attack-minded player has inked a professional contract eight years after his arrival at the Old Trafford outfit. Shoretire’s signing ceremony was attended by Manchester United first team coach Ole Gunnar ...

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Nigerian Striker, Anthony Nwakaeme Scores for Trabzonspor

By Alexander Johnson Adeoh Former Super Eagles invitee Anthony Nwakaeme was on target to help Trabzonspor register a 2-0 road win against Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig last Monday. After a cagey first half, both teams were level at the break but Trabzonspor were quick out of the blocks in the second half with Anastasios Bakasetas breaking the ...

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Zinedine Zidane Names Nigerian Akinlabi in Matchday Squad

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has announced his gameday squad for the rescheduled match day one La Liga fixture against Getafe at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium next Tuesday, starting from 2100 hours. Nineteen players are part of the group including Spanish midfielder of Nigerian descent Marvin Akinlabi. Nine first team players in the shape of ...

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Anambra Super 8 Tournament: 11 Teams Set for Next Stage

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Eleven teams have qualified to move on to the second round in the maiden edition of Anambra Super 8  football tournament which kicked off last Monday, February 1. The tournament which was organized by the Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) was officially kicked at NEROS Stadium Nanka, sponsored by Ubaka Patrick Okeke  president of Aspire FC. ...

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Sunshine Stars seek level-playing field against Abia Warriors

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Coach Gbenga Ogunbote of Sunshine Stars of Akure prayed for a level-playing field, as his team takes on hosts, Abia Warriors, in their next Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match holding at the Enyimba International Stadium. The fixture, a Match Day Eight, will see the Ochendo Babes trying to leave the relegation zone, where they currently ...

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