ARSENAL have been handed a HUGE defensive boost by the return to training of defender Laurent Koscielny. The Gunners have struggled without the French central defender, with their options at the back stretched to the limit by the absence of the 29-year-old. He has not played for the club since the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea ... Read More
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By Johnny Edward: Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has poured cold water on the rumours that out-of-contract Super Eagles coach,nStephen Keshi’s recall after his sack was influnced by Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan. In a monitored interview on Channels Television by Johnny Edward, Pinnick restated the federation’s reasons for recalling the coach who won ... Read More
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By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal has tasked coaches of the U-20 and U-23 national teams to provide the country with quality players, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Lawal speaking in an interview with Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM, stated that it was high time the country started producing players who will don the colours of ... Read More
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By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria captain, Nwankwo Kanu has urged fans of the Super Eagles and English Premier League side Arsenal to put the disappointments of their teams behind them, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Reacting to the Eagles ouster from the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea after drawing 2-2 with South Africa last week Wednesday, and the ... Read More
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–Dolphins and Home-based Eagles striker hints at leaving Nigeria after scoring 20 League and four Federation Cup goals in the concluded season. Dolphins FC striker Emem Edouk reveals in this interview with Completesportsnigeria.com that come next season, he will not be a player of the Port Harcourt-based side that lost to Enyimba in the final ... Read More
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The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the new NFF Executive Committee led by Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick at its meeting on Sunday in Lagos. The General Assembly,in its communique at the end of the meeting expressed satisfaction with the steps taken so far by the Amaju-led ... Read More
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One Arsenal fan and several television pundits have clearly had enough of The Gunnersâ€™ disappointing results recently – and want Arsene Wenger to take a walk. The Arsenal fan launched a one-man protest to get rid of Wenger during Saturday’s game at the Emirates. The supporter held up a â€˜Wenger Outâ€™ poster as the north ... Read More
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Nigeriaâ€™s Aruna Quadri has been listed in three-man Joola team that will feature in this weekâ€™s 17th edition of North American Table Tennis Teams Championships holding in United States. Quadri, who is ranked 30 in the world, will be joined by former world champion and Olympian, JÃ¶rg RoÃŸkopf as well as Austriaâ€™s Chen Weixing. The ... Read More
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Injured Super Eagles midfielder Hope Akpan says he hopes to play more regularly for his English championship side Reading when he returns from the shoulder injury he sustained in Nigeriaâ€™s 2-0 win over Congo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The 23-year old has been ruled out for three months after his club announced he ... Read More
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–Ex-international says NFF should do more for the league Following the Super Eagles poor run in the recently concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Coach Christian Chukwu has advised that there is a need to start a rebuilding process that will be centered on the local league. Chukwu who expressed dissatisfaction over the performance ... Read More
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Forgotten Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins’ game winner San Jose Earthquake,a remarkable chip that beat keeper Jon Busch which has more than half a million views on YouTube and is still being talked about six months later is one of the four goals shortlisted by the Major League Soccer (MLS) for the 2014 AT&T Goal ... Read More
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Super Eagles head coach,Stephen Keshi has been told to walk away from his job as he has become surplus to requirements.This was the decision of most of the fans in Nigerian fansâ€™ favourite online sports platform, www.completesportsnigeria.com as well as an unnamed NFF executive committee member after the team failed to qualify for next year’s ... Read More
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By Izuchukwu Okosi: Enyimba captain Chinedu Udoji stated defenders of the Aba-based side had a difficult time containing the threat posed by Dolphins striker, Emem Eduok. Eduok scored Dolphins’ consolation goal in the second half on Sunday as his side lost 2-1 to holders, Enyimba, but Udoji hailed the qualities of the striker who scored ... Read More
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–On CAF Champions League challenge By Izuchukwu Okosi: Enyimba assistant coach Napoleon Aloma lavished praises on the club’s players who defeated Dolphins 2-1 in the final of the 2014 Federation Cup on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium and has challenged them to go for the club’s third CAF Champions League title. The Peoples’ Elephants ... Read More
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By James. Agberebi: Dolphins coach Stanley Eguma has congratulated Enyimba for winning the Federation Cup final. Eguma however expresses his disappointment for losing the final to Enyimba, but praises his players for making it to the final. “I am disappointed but it’s football, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I am happy because among ... Read More
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By James Agberebi: Coach of Enyimba Kadiri Ikhana has expressed happiness after his team defeated Dolphins 2-1 in the final of the 2014 Federation Cup decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Reacting after the game, Ikhana who was in charge when Enyimba won the CAF Champions League in 2003, stated that winning the Federation ... Read More
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By Izuchukwu Okosi: Enyimba FC midfielder Kingsley Sokari is upbeat that the two-time CAF Champions League winners can win the title again for the third time, reports Completesportsnigeria.com Sokari who was recently invited to the Super Eagles for Nigeria’s friendly against the Ghana U-23 national side and against South Africa in the ill-fated 2015 AFCON ... Read More
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By Izuchkwu Okosi: Two-time African champions Enyimba FC of Aba on Sunday defeated four-time Federation Cup winners, Dolphins, to lift their fourth Federation Cup title. Dolphins were the better of the two teams in the first half with greater percentage of ball possession but the players were wasteful after putting the Enyimba defence in all ... Read More
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Hull City can call on former Tottenham favourite Michael Dawson as they seek a response to the Premier League loss at Burnley. Steve Bruce’s men became the first side to suffer a top-flight defeat to Burnley this season in their final match before the international break. The Hull manager described the display at Turf Moor ... Read More
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Selhurst Park again proved an unhappy hunting ground for Liverpool as Crystal Palace earned a 3-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday. Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak got the goals to ensure Brendan Rodgers’ side, who famously let a three-goal lead slip at the ground last season in a game that derailed ... Read More
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