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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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VAR Compliant Scoreboard Installed at MKO Abiola Stadium

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The scoreboard at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja is now fully functional. The first scoreboard of the main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, was completely installed and fully tested, while the final installation and testing of the second scoreboard is ongoing and will soon be completed in a few days. This is in ...

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Sports Minister Sets Agenda for Newly Elected AFN Board

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged the newly elected board of the Atheletics Federation of Nigeria to be focused and remain above board in the discharge of their responsibility. The Minister gave the charge Tuesday in Abuja when he Inaugurated the newly elected board led by Chief Tonobok Okowa. In his words: ...

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