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Head Coach Calls for Support for D’Tigers

US forward Kevin Love (L) and US forward Andre Iguodala (R) vie with Nigerian forward Ike Diogu (C) during the men's preliminary round basketball match USA vs Nigeria of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. USA won 156 - 73.     AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

Adamu Kuta, Head Coach of Niger Potters basketball club of Minna, has urged the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to avail the D’Tigers of all required support for the desired success. Kuta said on Friday in Abuja that total support was required for the men’s senior national basketball team to make progress in both the qualifiers and the 2019 World Cup ...

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Asisat Oshoala Not Happy with FIFA for Snubbing Women Best Awards

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Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala is not happy with world’s football governing body FIFAfor snubbing women for the FIFPro XI. At the FIFA organised Best Football Awards on Monday, October 23, awards were given to 11 men’s players who madw FIFPro Team of the Year. There was no women’s version of the FIFPro at the ceremony much to the disappointment of  Oshoala. “Dear @FIFAcom ...

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Dalung Frowns against NFF Bill

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday told the House of Representatives Committee on Sports that there is really no cogent reason to continue with the bill seeking to repeal the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Act for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, ...

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Top FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Official Insists Club Owes No Salary

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A top official of FC Ifeanyi Ubah has insisted that the Nnewi club are not owing salaries of players, while also maintaining that thugs did not storm a meeting between the management and the players yesterday. The official said FC Ifeanyi Ubah are not behind in their payment of salaries to the players. “We do not owe our players five ...

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3SC Sacks Fatai Amoo

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The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) has relieved Fatai Amoo of his appointment as 3SC’s Technical Adviser, the club said on Monday in a statement in Ibadan. In the statement by the club’s Media Officer, Jubril Arowolo, it also said management was reviewing the status of other members of the club’s technical crew. The club which will play ...

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FIFA Considers Reform to Rules Governing Player’s Eligibility for National Team

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FIFA is considering changing the rules that govern a player’s eligibility to represent a national team, BBC Sport reports. At present, players who have played a competitive international for one team cannot switch to another national side. Cape Verde’s football federation has proposed this rule be relaxed in cases where a player has played only once or twice for a national side. ...

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FRIENDLY: Nigeria to Face Argentina in November 14

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly match against Argentina in November 14. With the Super Eagles of Nigeria already through to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the NFF have kicked off preparation for the tournament. For their first friendly game in preparation for the World Cup Nigeria will take on Argentina on Tuesday, November ...

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Reasons Why England Wants a Friendly with Nigeria

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Reports have emerged that the English FA have written to the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) concerning a friendly game. The Three Lions of England just like the Super Eagles of Nigeria have already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the English FA have started to draw preparation plan for the Gareth Southgate team. Although the NFF are yet to confirm the report, we look at why England would ...

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Enyeama Resumes Training

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Former Super Eagles Captain and Lille Metropole of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has admitted he is truly excited to return to training with the Ligue 1 club, following six months out with injury. Enyeama’s fitness issues coincided with a decision by the club’s new manager, Marcelo Bielsa to axe the former Super Eagles captain from Lille’s main squad, but the Argentine ...

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England Seeks Friendly against Nigeria ahead of Russia WC

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England have reportedly contacted Nigeria over a friendly game with the Super Eagles of Nigeria to help both teams prepare for the World Cup in Russia next year. Just like Nigeria, the Three Lions of England are through to next year World Cup, hence the need to play preparatory games has become imperative before the start of the tournament next ...

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