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AFCON Qualifier: Ighalo, Troost-Ekong storm Uyo today

Nigeria senior national team will resume camp in Uyo on Monday ahead of September’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium. The Super Eagles camp is expected to swell with arrival of players, team’s assistant coaches and backroom staff alongside new handler Gernot Rohr. …

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Olympics: Nigeria to meet Neymar’s Brazil in quarter-finals

Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Sweden means they have sealed qualification to the quarter-finals of the Olympics men’s football event and will emerge from Group B as leaders after establishing an unassailable lead at the top of the standings with six points and a +2 goal difference after Colombia’s second draw …

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Ekpai inspires Akwa Utd to 3-1 win away to Elkanemi

Akwa United FC of Uyo secured their first win on the road in the current campaign, stunning Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri 3-1, in a rescheduled match day 4 fixture played in Katsina. Emeka Isaac, Ubong Ekpai and Chigozie Emmanuel gave the Promise Keepers a three goal lead within the quarter …

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Nigerian kills friend on birthday over Messi, Ronaldo argument

Police in India is holding a Nigerian man for murdering his friend, another Nigerian, following an argument over who is better between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Michael Chukwuma, 21, stabbed Obina Durumchukwu,34, last Sunday in the northern Mumbai suburb of Nallasopara following an argument over two footballers, AFP quotes …

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Iheanacho confident Manchester City can close the gap

Kelechi Iheanacho remains confident Manchester City can claw back Leicester City’s lead at the top of the table after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. The hosts fell behind to Harry Kane’s 54th-minute strike but soon pulled things level as Iheanacho fired home 20 minutes later. City …

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Warri Wolves through to Caf Champions League first round

Warri Wolves have qualified for the Caf Champions League first round without kicking a ball. The Seasiders were billed to face Sao Tome and Principe’s Sporting Clube da Praia Cruz at the Warri Township Stadium on Sunday, but the Lions failed to show up and the Nigerians not only walked …

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