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JOHN OBI MIKEL SET TO MISS AFCON QUALIFIERS

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has withdrawn his name from contention for the Super Eagles’ squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles next month. Mikel, who captained

COULD ENYIMBA’S HOME RETURN BOOST NIGERIA’S CONTINENTAL PROSPECTS?

Enyimba are Nigeria’s lone hope of returning to the top 12 of the African football rankings and restoring their two spots for each of CAF’s continental competitions. Qualification to the

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FORMER ARSENAL COACH, ARSENE WENGER HAS ARRIVED IN LIBERIA TO RECEIVE THE COUNTRY’S HIGHEST HONOUR FROM PRESIDENT GEORGE WEAH

President Weah who was signed by the former Arsenal manager when he was coaching Monaco in 1988, is set to induct the Frenchman into his country’s Order of Distinction and

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ARSÈNE WENGER TO GET HONOUR FROM LIBERIA’S GEORGE WEAH

  Liberian President George Weah is to award his former football coach, Arsène Wenger, his country’s highest honour. President Weah, the only African to have been named World Player of

NIGERIA NARROWLY ESCAPES FIFA BAN OVER POWER STRUGGLE

Nigeria has narrowly escaped an international football ban after its government responded to a FIFA ultimatum shortly before a suspension took effect on Monday. FIFA had issued a statement saying

RASHEEDAT AJIBADE FIRES NIGERIA PAST HAITI

The FC Robo forward was her team’s hero as first half strike handed the Falconets their first win of the championship Nigeria secured her first victory at the ongoing Fifa

TANZANIA APPOINT FORMER NIGERIA WINGER AMUNIKE AS HEAD COACH

Tanzania have appointed former Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke as the new head coach of the national team. Amuneke, who was most recently coach of Sudan Premier League side Al Khartoum

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CASTER SEMENYA STRANDED IN NIGERIA AIRPORT, AFRICAN CHAMPS DELAYED

The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed on Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they

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NIGERIAN WORLD CUP FANS ORDERED TO GO BACK AFTER FINAL MATCH

Dozens of Nigerian football enthusiasts who were victims of a scam have run out of money to buy tickets home from Russia. The Nigerian ambassador has slammed them after they

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FRAUDSTERS SCAM NIGERIANS WITH RUSSIA WORLD CUP PASSES

Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say. Some Nigerians