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Super Eagles Qualify for 2021 AFCON

…End Squirrels’ 8-year Home-Unbeaten Run By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria will be one of the participating teams at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon  but that ticket was secured three hours before a 1-0 win over Benin Republic in Porto Novo sealed a double over the Beninoise and ended an 8-year unbeaten run for the Squirrels at the ...

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Super Eagle’s Ndidi Ranked Premier

League’s Third Best Player in 2021 By Alexander Johnson Adejoh A Football Observatory body, in its latest weekly post, have put together a list of the top performing players in the five major European Leagues in the first quarter of 2021. Only players fielded for at least two thirds of minutes during this period are included in the rankings. There ...

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NFF: Laloko was an Astute Administrator, Peerless Youth Developer

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock and sadness at the death of a former Technical Director of the Federation and one-time Technical Adviser of The Gambia National Team, Chief Kashimawo Laloko. Chief Laloko, the Olori Parakoyi of Egbaland, died at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Hospital, Abeokuta at the age of 76. General Secretary of the ...

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Rohr Can Restore Super Eagles Lost Glory– Aikhomogbe

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe believes Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has what it takes to restore the glory days of the team. Aikhomogbe made the assertion after the team defeated Benin 1-0 to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon last Saturday. In a chat with newsmen from his base in Cairo, ...

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CAF Disqualifies Chad from 2021 AFCON Qualifiers

This suspension reiterates our disapproval of political interference in football across the continent – CAF By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Chad Republic from participating in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place next year. The African football ruling body made the decision on Monday following the country’s Ministry of Youths and Sports’ ...

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Edo State Reels out Guidelines for National Sports Festival

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Edo State Government has released guidelines for the delayed 20th National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games. The games, which were postponed from last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus, are scheduled to open from April 2 to April 14 in adherence to Covid-19 protocols. In a statement by the chairman of the Local ...

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19 Eagles Arrive Camp for AFCON Qualifiers, Begin Training

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh No fewer than 19 Super Eagles players have resume training in camp ahead of African Cup of Nations Qualifiers and the remaining two 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Babafemi Raji, Nigeria National team’s media officer stated this noting that the players were already in camp last Monday, March 22, 2021. The players ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Obaseki Adopts 400m Runner, Eraiyokan

By Alexander Johson Adejoh Nigeria’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games has been given a major boost by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, following  his adoption of quatermiler, Orukpe Eraiyokan. Obaseki made  a final financial commitment for the adoption of the UK-based athlete after a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare in ...

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NFF Boss Wins FIFA Counsil Seat as Infantino Congratulates Pinnick

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has won his election into the FIFA Council, describing it as a victory for Nigerians, Africa and global football. Fides gathered that the 50-year-old Pinnick last Friday defeated incumbent Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi 43-8 at the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco to become the ...

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Iheanacho Nets First Premier League Hat Trick

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho continued his resurgence with Leicester City in the English Premier League, EPL, last Sunday; scoring a hat trick in Leicester’s 5-0 demolition of Shelfield United at the King Power Stadium. Fides learnt that the in-form striker has now scored six EPL goals this season and in three successive EPL games Iheanacho who had ...

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