Obi Celebrates Chukwu At 70 Committed To Caring For Ex-Rangers Footballers – Odegbami

Obi Celebrates Chukwu At 70 Committed To Caring For Ex-Rangers Footballers - Odegbami

The ex-Nigerian footballer and host of The Sports Parliament, a popular TV show on NTA, Segun Odegbami, has praised the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, for his continued commitment to the welfare of Ex-rangers Speaking at the Sports Parliament, Odegbami said Obi was the only governor who took care of the elderly ex-footballers and continued to do so even after leaving office. He appreciated Obi for such uncommon kindness and urged him to continue spreading the love. Speaking on the…

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Another Setback For Nigerian football: Golden Eaglets lose In Togo, Enyimba Out Of CAF Champions League

Another setback for Nigerian football: Golden Eaglets lose in Togo, Enyimba out of CAF Champions League

Nigerian football moved another step backward yesterday, as the nation’s U-17 male team, the Golden Eaglets, were beaten 1-0 by the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the first match of Group B of the WAFU B tournament at Lome’s Stade Municipal in Togo. Back home in Nigeria, the nation’s representative in the CAF Champions League, Enyimba FC of Aba, crashed out of the campaign yesterday. Though the Nigerian won 2-1 yesterday in Aba, it was not enough to stay on. Enyimba lost out on 4-2 goals aggregate, having suffered…

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U-20 W’Cup: Flying Eagles Crash Out Of 2021 Qualifiers

U-20 W’Cup: Flying Eagles Crash Out Of 2021 qualifiers

The Flying Eagles will miss out on next year’s U-20 African Cup of Nations in Mauritania and the 2021 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia after they crashed out of the U-20 AFCON qualifiers WAFU B in the Benin Republic on Saturday. The Flying Eagles needed Ghana to defeat Ivory Coast by at least a two-goal margin to have any hope of advancing from Group B, having failed to win any of their first two matches. They were held 1-1 by the Ivoirians, before a 1-0 loss to Ghana. However, the…

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NFF: Sports Minister Orders Overhaul Of Super Eagles

NFF: Sports Minister Orders Overhaul Of Super Eagles

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has called for an overhaul of the Super Eagles technical and administrative structure to achieve better results. The minister gave the order in Abuja at a meeting with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials to review the Technical Report of the Nigeria/Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifiers and other matters. Mr. John Joshua-Akanji, Special Adviser to the minister, disclosed this in a statement. The minister stressed the need to adhere strictly to the terms of contact of Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, especially on performance…

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FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Drop From 32 To 35 In October

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Drop From 32 To 35 In October

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped to 35 in the world in the latest ranking released by the Federation of International Football, FIFA. The Eagles which ranked 32 in October moved to 35 in November following two poor showings against Sierra Leone in the AFCON qualifier, drawing the two games. The Eagles also lost 1-0 to Algeria and played 1-1 with Tunisia in international friendly matches in October. These affected the ranking. The Nigerian team is now fourth in Africa, trailing Senegal, Tunisia, and Algeria. Senegal, which ranked 20 in the…

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Rohr’s Competence After 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone Questionable

Rohr’s Competence After 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone Questionable

Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, recently questioned the suitability and competences of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, after Nigeria’s not-too-impressive home and away ties with Sierra Leone in the AFCON qualifiers. Recall that the Nigerian team was to a 4-4 draw in their first duel at the newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo, and 0-0 outing in their second leg in Freetown. Football pundits blamed Super Eagles’ poor outings on Rohr as he could not manage the pool of talents in the Nigeria camp to turn…

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Diego Maradona, Mesmerizing Soccer Star And Argentine Legend, Dies At 60

Diego Maradona, Mesmerizing Soccer Star And Argentine Legend, Dies At 60

 …  Marradon Life’s of Birth,  Football,  Drugs, and Prostitutes According to Argentine legend, Diego Maradona emerged from the womb on Oct. 30, 1960, kicking. If so, it was surely with his left foot the one seemingly touched by God, the one that scored the bulk of his 258 career goals and helped deliver the 1986 World Cup to Argentina with a performance as brilliant and controversial as his life. That life came to an end on Nov. 25, 2020, when he died at age 60 at his home in Buenos…

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FIFA Best Awards Holds Dec 17

FIFA Best Awards Holds Dec 17

FIFA has confirmed The Best awards would go ahead as a virtual event on December 17 despite France Football’s Ballon d’Or being canceled in 2020. With football across the globe impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and France’s Ligue 1 season notably curtailed in 2019-20, the call was made earlier in July that no Ballon d’Or would be awarded. The decision frustrated Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, the apparent favorite to succeed record-breaking six-time winner Lionel Messi. But Lewandowski could yet be recognized as FIFA maintains its plans to honor the leading…

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Ernest Okonkwo: The Golden Voice Commentator

Ernest Okonkwo: The Golden Voice Commentator

This generation knows the likes of Martin Tyler, Peter Drury, Jim Beglin, and Jon Champion. For us Nigerians, we will remember Ernest Okonkwo. I have reproduced some of Okonkwo’s famous lines below: “He beats Christian Chukwu; he beats Christian Madu; he beats Christian Nwokocha…he beats three Christians in a row! Who is this man? He must be a Muslim. Oh! It is Shefiu Mohammed sending a diagonal pass to Baba Otu Mohammed.” “Iron Gate Emmanuel Okala throws the ball to Chairman Christian Chukwu. Chukwu taps the ball to the Dean…

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Forbes 2020: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Top List Of 10 Highest-Paid Footballers In The World

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo The two biggest footballers in the world are as expected on top of Forbes’ 2020 list of the 10 highest-earning footballers which was released on Monday, September, 14. For the list, Forbes says it spoke with clubs, players’ agents, commercial sponsors, and football experts to come up with the names and ranking. Lionel Messi – Total Earnings: $126 million; Salary: $92 million  Endorsements: $34 million. Messi is number on the list with $126million which is from his $92m salary and $34m in endorsements. The Barcelona…

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