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8 Teams Ready For ‘My Anambra Football’ Super 8 Finals

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Eight football clubs are set for the ‘My Anambra Football’ Super 8 football finals scheduled for between March 29th to April 3rd 2021. A special seminar for the participating teams and relevant football stakeholders held on Wednesday at the Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) Secretariat Udoka Housing Estate Awka with the draws also conducted for the ...

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Eze, Madueke Named in England Squad for 2021 U21 EURO

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The English Football Association has announced a 23-man roster for the upcoming 2021 UEFA European U21 Championship group stages, with two players on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation making the cut. PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke is among three new faces in the Young Lions squad, while Crystal Palace attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze is ...

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‘Nigeria won’t Win Nations Cup’ says Gabriel Zakuani

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria will not win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations even if they clinch qualification later this month, says former DR Congo captain, Gabriel Zakuani. However, Fides learnt that the three-time African champions are currently top of Group L where all the teams, which include Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho, can still qualify for January’s finals ...

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Iheanacho Battles Barnes, Maddison, 4 Others for Leicester City Goal of the Month prize

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Kelechi Iheanacho is in the running to win Leicester City’s Goal of the Month prize for February 2021, with the official website of the Foxes listing the in-form Nigeria national teamer among the nominees. Fides learnt that Iheanacho’s strike against Fulham is on the seven-goal shortlist for the monthly accolade, alongside goals from first team stars ...

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Genuine investors, key to Nigerian football growth – Egbayelo

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Dr. Abayomi Egbayelo, Japan-based sports entrepreneur and president of Lagos-based nationwide league side Iganmu FC, has pointed the way forward for the development and growth of Nigerian football. Speaking with journalists at the Agege Stadium during the TCC Football Championship, Egbayelo, praised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board led by Amaju Pinnick and LMC boss, Shehu ...

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Osimhen Recovers, Returns with BrilliantCounter-Attack Goal

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh In a match that saw Napoli win with three tough games coming up against Milan, Juventus and AS Roma, Gennaro Gattuso’s side did the business by beating Bologna 3-1 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last Sunday. Nigeria International, Victor Osimhen, who made his comeback from injury when he entered the game as a substitute in ...

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Madu Plans Second Edition of Anambra Football Kiddies Camp

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons and Former super Falcon’s player, Maureen Madu last Tuesday March 2, 2021, stated that plans to commence the second edition of the Anambra Female Football Camp noting that she would need about N7.8 million to make sure the second edition of her biannual female football training holds. According to Madu, ...

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Rohr Tempt Bassey, Ofoborh to Join Aribo, Balogun in Super Eagles

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Gernot Rohr, Nigeria Manager, is keeping tabs on Glasgow Rangers left-back Calvin Bassey and Bournemouth-owned midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh, who signed a pre-contract with the Light Blues, with a view to a possible invitation to the Super Eagles in future. Fides learnt that Aribo emerged as a key player for the Super Eagles since starring on his ...

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NVBF Tasks Nigeria to Win U18, U19 Nations Cups

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has charged the country’s male and female teams to win both the U18 Girls and U19 Boys African Nations Volleyball Championships on home soil. Florence Adeyanju, NVBF vice president, gave the charge during the presentation items to the teams last Wednesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. ...

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Gov Ugwuanyi, others for South East Sports Foundation Competition

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor, is among top personalities expected to grace the maiden South East Sports Foundation athletics competition slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, on March 19. The event originally billed for March 13 was moved forward to allow Rangers FC honour a league match at the venue. Fides gathered that the South East ...

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