Posts Tagged “Football”

WEST HAM SIGN FIRST AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP WITH NIGERIAN CLUB

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WEST HAM SIGN FIRST AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP WITH NIGERIAN CLUB

By Oluwashina Okeleji Based in Nnewi, Anambra State, and currently competing in Nigeria’s top-flight league, FC Ifeanyi Ubah are to become the Hammers’ Official Nigerian Football Club Partner, the English club announced. The two clubs will work on a number of projects – led by FC Ifeanyi Ubah – from coaching initiatives to establishing grass…

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CHELSEA’S JOHN OBI MIKEL TO CAPTAIN NIGERIA AT RIO OLYMPICS

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CHELSEA’S JOHN OBI MIKEL TO CAPTAIN NIGERIA AT RIO OLYMPICS

After the Copa America Centenario and the European Championships earlier this summer, there’s one more major international tournament to take care of before the club season can begin.  The Rio Olympics start in two weeks and that means it’s time for some Olympic football as well! With Rio hosting, Brazil are taking this one quite…

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FIFA President & Sec. Gen. Arrive Nigeria on 2-day Visit | Photos

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FIFA President & Sec. Gen. Arrive Nigeria on 2-day Visit | Photos

GENERAL SECRETARY, NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF), DR MOHAMMED SANUSI (L); FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO (2ND-L); NFF PRESIDENT, FIFA SECRETARY-GENERAL, FATMA SAMUORA, AMAJU PINNICK AND OTHER NFF OFFICIALS AT THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO WELCOME THE FIFA PRESIDENT IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (24/7/16).   FIFA President Gianni Infantino, accompanied by Secretary-General Fatma Samoura, on Sunday arrived…

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The Story of BENNET OMALU, Nigerian Doctor Who Discovered The Brain Disease That Shook The World

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The Story of BENNET OMALU, Nigerian Doctor Who Discovered The Brain Disease That Shook The World

Locked away in his medical library halfway across the world, beyond the vast reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, a boy from a village tucked away in the tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa will astound the entire world with his discovery of one of the most traumatic afflictions of the most complicated piece in the Universe…

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FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO TO VISIT NIGERIA

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FIFA PRESIDENT GIANNI INFANTINO TO VISIT NIGERIA

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will meet senior football association leaders from across Africa on a two-day working visit to Nigeria in July. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday Infantino will arrive in Abjua on 24 July and will meet “a legion of African FA presidents”. Infantino, elected in February this year, will be…

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to adopt FIFA’s new player transfer system

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to adopt FIFA’s new player transfer system

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is the first FIFA member association in Africa to implement the FIFA Transfer Matching System(TMS) Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS).   The DTMS online platform, which includes league access, will allow the NFF and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to manage their international and domestic transfers via one system….

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JOSEPH YOBO: A NIGERIAN FOOTBALL HERO

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JOSEPH YOBO: A NIGERIAN FOOTBALL HERO

Joseph Yobo was born in Kono Town of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. He was born on 6th September, 1980. His full name is Joseph Philip Yobo and he is a Nigerian center back footballer, captain until his retirement on June 2014. His career as a footballer started in Nigeria where he played…

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NIGERIA MOVES SIX PLACES IN FIFA RANKING

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NIGERIA MOVES SIX PLACES IN FIFA RANKING

According to the ranking, Nigeria moved from 67th position in the May ranking to 61, making it the twelfth-ranked African side. Super Eagles victories in international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg last week ensured they amassed 559 points to move up.

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MIKEL OBI MAKES TOP 10 RICHEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS, WHO’S FIRST?

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MIKEL OBI MAKES TOP 10 RICHEST AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS, WHO’S FIRST?

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (born 22 April 1987), known as John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. After just 6 appearances for Norwegian club Lyn Oslo, Mikel became infamous within the football world. In 2005 both Manchester United and Chelsea…

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OKOCHA STEALS YOBO’S TESTIMONIAL MATCH: FANS WANT HIM OUT OF RETIREMENT

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OKOCHA STEALS YOBO’S TESTIMONIAL MATCH: FANS WANT HIM OUT OF RETIREMENT

At the height of his prowess, Bolton Wanderers fans used to sing that Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha was so good they named him twice. More than a decade after he last played for the Super Eagles, Nigeria fans want the former midfielder recalled from retirement after he dazzled at Friday’s testimonial for Joseph Yobo in…

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