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Ex-England Captain Steven Gerrard To Leave LA Galaxy
Former Liverpool and England skipper Steven Gerrard has announced he will leave MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season, stating he has ''options on and off the pitch''.
Cameroonian FA Declare War On Super Eagles
The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have declared their Russia 2018 World Cup back-to-back qualifiers against Nigeria a must-win, as they seek revival of their qualification hopes.
Usain Bolt Set To Join Borussia Dortmund
The nine-time Olympic champion will spend a few days training with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga side confirmed Sunday.
Ruthless Japan Put Six Past Nigeria’s Falconets
Nigeria's Falconets began their 2016 Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup campaign on an embarrassing note, as they were trounced 6-0 by Japan on Sunday.
Climate
Victorious Super Eagles Receive Presidential Salute
The President commended the Eagles and their handlers for displaying “uncommon strength, determination and high professionalism in the onward and steady progress to the 2018 tournament in Russia.
mikel
Eagles Victory Thrills Mikel, Hints At Chelsea Exit
The Super Eagles skipper knows how huge the win is for the side. He admitted that the Desert Warriors played “a nice game” but the Eagles were more clinical in the final third.
Moses Strikes Twice As Eagles Open Four-Point Lead
Victor Moses scored twice as the Super Eagles endured a late scare to see off Algeria 3-1 in a Group B qualifying game for Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup.
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Nigeria vs Algeria: Eagles Rekindle Rivalry With Desert Foxes
Nigeria and Algeria are set to rekindled their rivalry as both countries go toe-to-toe in Saturday's Group B Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Election Moves Ezeji’s Testimonial To Dec. 17
The Main Organising Committee said the testimonial was moved from December 10 due to the legislative re-run elections fixed for the same day in Rivers State.
kano
Kano Pillars Target FIBA Africa Champions Cup
Nigerian basketball champions Kano Pillars are confident of winning the 2016 FIBA Africa Club Champions Cup, which dunks off in December.
3SC
3SC Appoints Fatai Amoo As Technical Adviser
The former Sunshine and Julius Berger said he is very excited to return home. He assured the team’s fans that he would work to make the team great again in the continent.
Rohr
Super Eagles Will Beat Algeria, Rohr Assures Nigerians
The German has hinged his confidence on the quality of players at his disposal, adding that they are ready for Saturday's World Cup qualifying clash against the North Africans in Uyo.
NPFL: Abia Warriors Unveil Ex-Enyimba Coach
Professional Football League side Abia Warriors have confirmed the appointment of Okey Emodi as their new manager. The ex-Enyimba coach has been hired to revamp the side ahead of next season.
Falcons
Vice President Charges Falcons To Continue Dominance
The Vice President reminded the Falcons of their exemplary role as role models of women in the country. He encouraged them to keep doing what they know best as they prepare to defend their African title.
‘Cocky’ Desert Foxes Arrive Today, Vow To Cage Eagles
The Desert Foxes of Algeria are expected in Lagos Thursday (today) en route to Uyo for their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. They have made known their intention to beat the Eagles on Saturday.
Falconets
U20 W/C: We Are Not Fully Prepared -Dedevbo
Coach Dedevbo lamented their rustiness due to limited training games and poor preparation for the tournament which starts on Sunday. The Falconets face Japan in their opening game on Sunday.
mikel
W/Cup Qualifier: Amoo Cautions Eagles On Tactical Approach
The former Super Eagles assistant coach has advised the three-time African champions to be ready for tactical battle as the Algerians have the guile to frustrate them in Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Stefano Pioli Is New Inter Milan Manager
The 51-year-old Italian has signed a contract until June 2018. He takes over from Frank de Boer, who was sacked a week ago following a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, Inter’s fifth loss in 11 outings.
mikel
Nigeria vs Algeria: A Draw Wouldn’t Be A Bad Result, Says Mikel
The Super Eagles captain expects a fierce response from the Desert Warriors, who were held at home by Cameroon in their opening game. But he believes the Eagles are equal to the task.
eagles
Take Algeria To The Sword, FA Chairman Charges Eagles
The Enugu FA boss wants the three-time African champions to take the Algerians seriously as they (Algeria) also have a lot at stake.
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