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New Zealand-based American teacher to handle Nigeria-Iceland tie; Ronaldo dashes Morocco’s World Cup hopes

By Olawale Alabi New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will handle Nigeria’s Russia 2018 second Group D fixture against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd. The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealand and Tevita Makasini, a Tongan high …

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World Cup: Rohr blames ‘many mistakes’ for Eagles’ loss; Owolabi, others say Rohr is to blame

By Olawale Alabi/ Olanrewaju Akojede/ Igbaugba Ehigimetor/ Kemi Ajayi/ Victor Okoye Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, on Saturday said the team’s 0-2 loss to Croatia in their opening match of Russia 2018 was due to “many mistakes’’. Rohr, while speaking at the post-match conference of the 2018 FIFA World …

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Russia 2018: Croatia 2-0 Nigeria; Step-up your game – Chukwu urges team; Gombe fans blame loss on players’ errors; Adamawa FC chairman says there’s still hope

By Olawale Alabi/Stanley Nwanosike/Uwumarogie Peter/Martins Abochol  Nigeria had an unimpressive start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on Saturday in Kaliningrad with a 0-2 loss to Croatia, thereby dropping to the bottom of Group D. The Super Eagles made a slow start into the game, holding off the charging …

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Restoration Cup: Dickson appoints Crooks, ex-English striker Technical Director

Promoters of the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson Football Tournament popularly known as the Restoration Cup has appointed a former English and Tottenham player, Garth Crooks, as Technical Director of the Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament. A statement signed by the Director-General of the Restoration Cup, Ono Kelvin Akpe in Yenagoa, …

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NNPC/Shell Cup announces scholarship for Most Valuable Player …as two MVPs return from training tour in The Netherlands

  One of the most outstanding players in the 2017 edition of the annual NNPC/Shell Cup, Ernest Ojelum, has won an International Summer School Scholarship to the United Kingdom. The announcement coincided with a reception to welcome Ernest and the other Most Valuable Player in the 2017 finals, Iyobor Arase, …

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World Cup: Inmates to watch matches in Enugu Prisons- Controller; Decoder dealers make brisk businesses in Enugu

Inmates at the Medium Security Prisons Oji-River Centre in Enugu State will join other sport loving Nigerians to watch the 2018 World Cup following the provision of a viewing facility in the centre. The Controller, Nigeria Prison Service, Enugu State, Ndubisi Ogbodo, made the disclosure in Oji River on Monday …

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