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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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Super Eagles failed World Cup Campaign

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The shocking ouster of the Super Eagles at the 2022 World Cup playoffs is a major letdown that reeks of the old maladministration of Nigerian football. It is disappointing that Nigeria had an awful exit from the last African Cup of Nations (AFCON) it was touted to win in Cameroon. Worse is that failure to learn ...

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NFF Committee Recommends Limit on Foreign Born in Super Eagles

Villarreal dumped Bayern Munich out of the Champions League on Tuesday, Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute strike at the Allianz Arena giving the Spaniards a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their quarter-final tie that took them through 2-1 on aggregate. Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead on the night to level the tie on aggregate after Villarreal’s 1-0 first-leg win, ...

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Chukwueze’s Goal Sends Bayern Munich Out Of Champions League

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Villarreal dumped Bayern Munich out of the Champions League on Tuesday, Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute strike at the Allianz Arena giving the Spaniards a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their quarter-final tie that took them through 2-1 on aggregate. Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead on the night to level the tie on aggregate after ...

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Time to Overhaul Nigeria’s Football

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup at the last hurdle  and losing the ticket at home to Ghana is a significant sporting, economic and moral blow to the country. Despite playing out a goalless draw in the first leg of the playoff in Ghana, the Super Eagles lost the final tie on the ...

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Fans to NFF: Apologise to sacked Rohr

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh A section of Nigerians took to social media calling on the Nigeria Football Federation to tender an apology to former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, after the country failed to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Nigeria played a 1-1 draw with Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday but couldn’t qualify ...

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Grassroots Development Key to Basketball Growth, Says Mark

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria must invest in the youths and encourage grassroots development for the country’s basketball to grow to its desired level, factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Igoche Mark, has said. Mark, who said building the game from the grassroots is his main priority, added that the country has the talents to challenge the best ...

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Nigeria Coach Augustine Eguavoen Says he Made Picks to ‘Pacify’ NFF

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen’s recent tacit admission that he picked midfielder Ogenyi Onazi to appease NFF higher-ups was a seismic confirmation of what has previously been whispered rumours. Onazi, who plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al Adalah, was included in the squad to face Ghana in this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff, and Eguavoen’s seemingly off-the-cuff ...

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