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Olympic Eagles in U23 AFCON ticket battle

Cup holders Nigeria has all to play for to earn a slot in the finals of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt in November as they take the pitch at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday trailing Sudan by a lone goal. A goal seconds to the end of the first

D’Tigers land 2020 Olympic ticket

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have become the first team to secure a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating China 86-73 points in the last classification game of the 2019 FIBA Men World Cup. The resilient team took the initiative in the second quarter from China who won the first quarter, 21-19 points as they asserted

Etebo leads 21 Eagles to Dnipro

Italy-based defender William Ekong and England-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo are expected to lead the delegation of Super Eagles’ playing body into Dnipro, Ukraine on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match with the host country’s senior team. It is the first outing for the three-time African champions since they finished third at the first ever 24-team Africa

Olympic Eagles lose to Sudan in AFCONQ

Cup holders Nigeria on Thursday lost by the odd goal to their Sudanese counterparts in an U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman. The home team scored on the dot of 45 minutes as the Nigeria defence faltered from a counter attack, although Stephen Odey, Blessing Muyiwa and

Dennerby faults Falcons’ Olympic tie performance v Algeria

Super Falcons manager, Thomas Dennerby has expressed outright dissatisfaction over his side performance against their counterparts from Algeria. Falcons piped the North Africans 1-0 in Tuesday’s reverse fixture of the 2020 Olympic qualifier at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Forward, Asisat Oshoala scored the match winner in the 59th minute of the hotly contested encounter. The African champions progressed to

Amapakabo picks Okechukwu, 17 others for Sudan

Head coach Imama Amapakabo has picked team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, forwards Stephen Odey and Taiwo Awoniyi and 15 other players for Thursday’s U23 AFCON final round qualifying, first leg battle against Sudan in Omdurman. The delegation of 18 players and 12 officials departed the shores of Nigeria from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard an

Falcons aim to end Algeria 2020 Olympic dream

Super Falcons are soar-away favourites to eliminate their counterparts from Algeria and reach the next round of the African qualifying series for next year’s Olympics Women Football Tournament, ahead of Tuesday’s concluding leg in Lagos. The nine-time African champions thumped their hosts 2-0 in the first leg in Blida on Wednesday and look to quickly shut

Musa charges Olympic Eagles to win in Sudan

Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa has charged the Olympic Eagles to go all out and make the nation proud as the team intensify preparations for the final round of this year’s U23 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan. Musa made the call when he showed up at the team’s training session at the Fifa Goal Project in

D’Tigers fell to Argentina in World Cup clash

It was yet another harrowing day on the court for D’Tigers as they suffered another 81-94 points loss to a better and experienced Argentina. Despite a spirited effort from the young side paraded by Alex Nwora and ending the first half 43 points apiece against the 5th rated team in the world, it was not

Falode thumbs up Falconets for AAG gold

Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode has congratulated the Nigeria’s Falconets for winning the gold medal in the women's football event of the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco. Falode commended the players and officials, who were one hundred percent products of the Nigeria Women Football League, for doing the country proud, winning the

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