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New NPFL season to resume January 31

The new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) calendar will kick off on January 31 with a fixtures’ draw slated for January 15, officials have announced. Enyimba won a seventh Nigeria championship in November and, along with runners-up Warri Wolves, will represent the country in the 2016 CAF Champions League, with …

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I won’t set goals target –Ighalo

Nigeria International and Watford FC striker, Odion Ighalo has insisted he would not set any goals target for himself this season as that has not been his practice in the past. Speaking with mtnfootball.com on his brace in the game against Liver­pool last weekend, the Watford strik­er noted there was …

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NFF proposes N7.2bn budget for 2016

Board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has proposed a budget of N7.2 billion for the 2016 year. The proposal was before the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the football body held in Abuja, Wednesday. According to the board, much of the federation’s revenue is expected to be generated via …

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Bauchi sports writers mourn Abdulmumeen

RUTH DAVID, Bauchi Sports Writers Association (SWAN), Bauchi State chapter has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of its one-time Chairman, Mallam Abba Abdulmumeen who passed away aged 46years. In a statement signed by the Secretary of SWAN Bauchi State, Mr Paul Orude, made available to newsmen Wednesday …

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Africa U-23 Nations Cup: Gov. Wike congratulates Dream Team IV, says journey to trophy started in P/H

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has congratulated the Dream Team VI  for winning  the African  U-23 championship  and qualifying  for next year’s Olympic  Games in Rio, Brazil. In a statement  issued , Monday, by the Special Assistant to the  Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media,  Simeon Nwakaudu, Governor Wike  stated …

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CAF Awards: Nwakali, Osimhen listed for Youth Player of the Year; Dream Team IV, Golden Eaglets for National Team of the Year prize; as Ayew, Toure, Aubameyang make shortlist

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named the final three for its 2015 Player of the Year award. Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure could be the first man to win the accolade five times. The Manchester City star is up against Ghana and Swansea’s Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang …

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CAF Awards: Nwakali, Osimhen listed for Youth Player of the Year; Dream Team IV, Golden Eaglets for National Team of the Year prize; as Ayew, Toure, Aubameyang make shortlist

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named the final three for its 2015 Player of the Year award. Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure could be the first man to win the accolade five times. The Manchester City star is up against Ghana and Swansea’s Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang …

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