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Eagles call-up my best moment – Noble

Kelvin Ekerete Enyimba goalkeeper, John Noble, says it’s a dream come true after being handed his first national team call-up by Gernot Rohr in his 23-man squad for the Super Eagles’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho later this month. Noble, one of the most outstanding goalkeepers in the Nigeria Professional...

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Rohr backs Osimhen to shine

Kelvin Ekerete Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has backed Victor Osimhen to shine for Italian side, after recuperating from injury. Osimhen joined the Partenopei in the summer of 2020 for an African record fee from French side, Lille. But the former Sporting Charleroi star has failed to hit the ground running at his new club […] Read Full Story

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Actor laments state of Nigerian football

Kelvin Ekerete Hollywood actor, Alesh Onilegbale, says he is saddened by the poor state of the Nigerian league. Onilegbale, a staunch Stationary Stores fan, lamented the fallen standard of the league, which was once the benchmark for other countries in Africa. The Odunfa caucus member, while speaking on PUNCH’s online programm, Stars talk Football, on […] Read Full Story

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NPFL keepers to Rohr: We deserve Eagles call-up

Kelvin Ekerete Nigeria Professional Football League goalkeepers say they’re good enough to get a call up to the national team. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, recently revealed that his preferred goalkeepers were Sparta Rotterdam’s Maduka Okoye (first choice), while Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi would fill the second and third choice roles respectively. Heartland goalkeeper […] Read Full Story

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Despair as Nigerian boxers miss Tokyo Olympics

Kelvin Ekerete Nigerian boxers are embittered after they were ruled out from the 2020 Olympics, following the cancellation of the 2021 World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament in Paris in June, due to COVID-19 concerns, The PUNCH reports. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday plans were changed because of “current challenges to international travel and related […] Read Full Story

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Nigerian boxers out of 2020 Olympics

Kelvin Ekerete Nigerian boxers will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the cancellation of the 2021 World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris in June, due to COVID-19 concerns. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said plans were changed because of “current challenges to international travel and related restrictions in many countries” during the coronavirus […] Read Full Story