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AFCON qualifiers: Eagles to lodge in Eko Hotels

…as camp opens today Officials and players of the Super Eagles will lodge at the Eko Hotels and Suites, as the team opens camp on Sunday (today) for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho, Sunday PUNCH reports. A source in the Eagles camp, who spoke on condition of anonymity...

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Simon decries missing AFCON qualifiers

Nantes forward Moses Simon is disappointed not being able to join his international teammates as the Super Eagles play their last 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. The PUNCH had reported that Nantes stopped all their players, including Simon, from international duties outside Europe due to COVID-19 protocols. In an...

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Edo 2020 equipment used for AFN event in Akure

Equipment meant for the upcoming National Sports Festival in Edo State was used in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s Evaluation Competition held last week in Akure, The PUNCH reports. The Olamide George-led faction of the AFN held its second competition of the year at the sports complex of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, after...

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AFCON qualifiers: Rohr invites Onuachu to replace Simon

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called up Genk forward Paul Onuachu for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Rohr invited Onuachu, who was initially on standby, to replace Moses Simon, who has been stopped from joining the Eagles squad by French club Nantes. Onuachu’s invitation was confirmed via...

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Enyimba lose 2-1 to Pirates in Confed Cup

Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in their second CAF Confederation Cup Group A match on Wednesday at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Home side Pirates grabbed the lead in the 27th minute through Deon Hotto. Enyimba equalised from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time through...

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Controversy dodges Gusau-backed AFN trials

Athletes are divided over their participation in the national trials organised by the Shehu Gusau-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria, following the crisis rocking the federation. The AFN in a statement signed by its Director-General, Siminialayi Pepple, on Monday invited athletes and officials to national trials scheduled for Port Harcourt from March 29 and 30. “This […] Read Full Story

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Pinnick not CAF 5th Vice President – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue reports that President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, was selected as 5th Vice President of the Confederation of African Football at Friday’s 43rd Ordinary and Elective Assembly in Rabat, Morocco. In a statement on Saturday, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said the report was […] Read Full Story