Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fabrice Muamba says he fled the DR Congo to England for fearful retribution


He fled the Democratic Republic of Congo, fearful of retribution during the bloody civil war as his father was allied to President Mobutu.

Fabrice Muamba seizes his chance after troubled journey from political refugee to Premier League

He arrived in a snowstorm at Heathrow, a political refugee soon enrolled at a school in north-east London. He was 11 and couldn’t speak a word of English.

But Muamba could play football and on Sunday his journey takes him into a European Under-21 match against the talented youth of Spain at Herning, here in Denmark.

KESHI MAY NOT GET NEW CONTRACT

Coach Stephen Keshi is not likely to be given a new contract by the newly elected NFF executive committee, AfricanFootball.com has scooped.


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A majority of the new NFF leadership does not believe in the coach and even though he will supervise the two AFCON qualifiers against Sudan later this month, he will not be offered a new deal.

EMENIKE FIRES BACK AT KESHI - YOU CAN DROP ME

Fenerbahce star Emmanuel Emenike has told AfricanFootball.com he is prepared to stay out of the Super Eagles if coach Stephen Keshi believed he is the problem of the team.



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Keshi has been quoted as saying he is unhappy with the AFCON 2013 top scorer, who he sensationally benched in last month’s AFCON qualifier against Congo in Calabar.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manchester United to play International friendlies



Not involved in European competition and knocked out of the League Cup, Manchester United are considering playing midweek friendlies abroad to help manager Louis van Gaal prepare for Premier League matches.

Van Gaal has used an astonishing 29 different players in the club's opening six league games of the season but a potential lack of competitive matches to keep a large squad match fit is causing concern.

Bacary Sagna pictured with his wife, Ludivine at the beach

Ludivine Sagna looked as gorgeous as ever today, posting this picture on social media website Instagram. The ex-Arsenal WAG is now adapting to life in Manchester, with her husband and City player Bacary Sagna.



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Does Aminu Maigari deserve National award?

Opinion by Romanus Chukwunonso


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It did not come to many as surprise when the list of the nominees for National Honours award was released two weeks ago with the erstwhile President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, conspicuously missing.


For some, it would have been more surprising if he had made the list considering the reprehensible roles he played in the whole saga surrounding the crisis engulfing Nigerian football. Yet, for others, there was no gainsaying that he actually merited the award.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nigerians in the 2014 Champions League

In this feature, goal.com profiledthe four Nigerian players contesting the Champions League this season
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By Ed Dove

The Champions League returns tonight with the beginning of the first series of group-stage games. Both fans of the teams involved and neutral observers alike are excited at the prospect of another terrific season of elite European competition.


Hopefully this year’s tournament can cumulate with a final as dramatic as last season’s showpiece between Madrid rivals Real and Athletic.

But will there be a Nigerian player involved?

Godfrey Oboabona pictured with wife and daughter

Godfrey Oboabona, a Super Eagles and Rizespor Defender added a year today.

All intending girls should keep off, this one has been taken!


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Serena Williams Is America’s Greatest Athlete

Serena Williams’s victory over Caroline Wozniacki puts her in rarefied company in the history of women’s tennis. It was her eighteenth Grand Slam singles title

This week, as the sports world repays our slavish attention with more lousygrotesque news, it’s worth noting that, on Sunday, the greatest American athlete in a generation won the U.S. Open, again, for the sixth time and the third year in a row.


NFF/FIFA Security officer retires



Nigeria’s FIFA Security Officer retires from Police Force

The Nigeria Football Federation has praised the energy and uncommon commitment of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Elder Gideon Akinsola for his duties around and away from the Nigeria Police Force, as the renowned officer marked his retirement from the Force with a thanksgiving service in Lagos on Sunday.

Nigerian Football: NFF to hold 2014 Extra-Ordinary Congress in Warri


After a two-month long seemingly unending crisis in the Nigerian Football Family, there seem to be peace at the valley as Chris Giwa step aside and the NFF arranged a congress which will determine a new date for an election.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aderonke Ogunleye denies romance with Tunde Aderibigbe of the NFF



A respected and award winning investigative Nigerian sports writer, Aderonke Ogunleye has denied cooked-up reports from a blog allnigeriasoccer.com popular for maligning and blackmailing footballers and top sport writers.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Keshi picks Yobo, Enyeama, Mikel, 20 others for World Cup


Defender Joseph Yobo will play in his third FIFA World Cup finals and have
opportunity to become Nigeria’s first –ever century – international after
he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

World Cup 2014: NFF perfects Eagles’ Brazil 2014 run-in

The Nigeria Football Federation has perfected all arrangements that have to do with the Super Eagles’ run-in to the 20th FIFA World Cup finals, according to Nigeria football spokesman Ademola Olajire.

World Cup 2014:'Nigeria will shock the world' Ladipo

Chairman of the Nigerian supporters club, Rafiu Ladipo in an interview with SPORTDIVA.NETon Tuesday in Abuja has revealed that a total number of 800 supporters will support the Super Eagles in Brazil.

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