Dalung drums Nigerian fans support for Eagles

June 19, 2018 GbengaJolaosho Abuja 0

The federal government has called on football loving Nigerians not to relent in their support for the Super Eagles at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia despite the team losing their opening game. Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung made the appeal yesterday after Nigeria lost their opening Group D match against Croatia. He regretted the loss Read More

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Rohr defends playing 4-2-3-1 formation against Croatia

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria lost 0-2 to Croatia in their opening group D of the World Cup 2018 in Russia with coachGernot Rohr lining up his wards in a 4-2-3-1 formation in the game which was played at Kaliningrad. Former captain of the Super Eagles Austin Okocha questioned the decision of the coach to line up his players the way he did saying Read More

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Iceland more dangerous than Argentina, Lawal warns Eagles

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ex–Super Eagles player GarbaLawal has insisted that the Super Eagles next opponent in the on-going World cup 2018 in Russia are more dangerous and deadly than Argentina. GarbaLawal who spoke to www. scorenigeria.com.ng in an exclusive interview said. “The Iceland I watched against Argentina are very deadly and dangerous because they play a compact game; the Super Eagles need to Read More

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Africa still backs Nigeria to succeed, says Kalusha

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Zambia football legend KalushaBwalya has assured the Super Eagles that the rest of Africa are behind them despite their 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening Group D game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Bwalya stated this while replying to a tweet by Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi who was thanking everyone for their support while promising they Read More

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Eagles ‘ll beat Iceland to qualify – Omeruo

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the Super Eagles abysmal performance against Croatia Saturday, Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has said he believes Nigeria will beat Iceland who forced two times World Champions Argentina to a 1 – 1 draw when they meet on Friday Omeruo who watched his team been defeated 2 – 0 by Croatia from the bench believes Nigeria can still qualify with Read More

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England ‘thugs’ stopped from going to Russia

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

More than 1,200 people banned from attending football matches have surrendered their passports ahead of the World Cup, the Home Office says. Of 1,312 individuals with football banning orders, 1,254 have given up their documents before the tournament in Russia, which starts on 14 June. Police say they will continue working to trace the remaining 58. Police minister Nick Hurd Read More

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Morocco star Dirar doubtful for World Cup

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Morocco are sweating to have winger Nabil Dirar fit to start in their opening match of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. The Atlas Lions arrived safely in Russia on Sunday to begin their final round of training for the tournament but AFP reports that Dirar, who is part of the squad, may miss the event altogether. Dirar missed Morocco’s two Read More

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Vital lessons learnt from basketball world cup outing – Jituboh

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria’s leader of delegation to the just concluded FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippine, Frank Jituboh is satisfied with the result of his wards after what he described as an encouraging outing. Jituboh while speaking to the press said their first ever participation at such level was to garner the requisite experience while playing with top teams across the Read More

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Fencing Federation holds coaches’ development programme in Lagos

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As a way of complementing the great potential that the country exhibited at the last African Junior and Cadet Championship held last March in Lagos, the Nigeria Fencing Federation is embarking on a benevolent coaching development porgramme. According to the federation, the programme is aimed at raising sufficient number of coaches to meet the demands of fencers in both public Read More

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Efe Ambrose backs Rangers push for Sadiq

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has tipped Sadiq Umar who is heavily linked with a move to Scottish power house Rangers to be a big hit in the SPL if he agrees to join on loan from Italian Serie A side Roma. New coach of Rangers Steven Gerrard has made the signing of the Nigerian forward his priority in his transfer Read More

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NFF: FG must implement Supreme Court ruling or face anarchy – Tenebe

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Jarett Tenebe, one of the nation’s football agitators, has called on the Amaju Pinnick-led Board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sacked by the Supreme Court not to be “blindfolded from realities which has made the Warri election that brought them into office on the 30th September 2014 illegal, null and void.” Tenebe who spoke with a team of reporters Read More

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Super Eagles’ll prove doubters wrong in Russia – Mikel

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is confident that the Nigerian team will prove critics wrong at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia The Eagles have been written off by many following their unimpressive performances in their pre-World Cup friendlies, where they have lost to Serbia, England and Czech Republic. Drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, the Read More

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Alli confirms delivery of world class equipment

June 13, 2018 Gbenga Jalaosho 0

The Head of Technical for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships dubbed Asaba 2018, Yussuf Alli has confirmed the full delivery of all the equipment needed to host the biennial championship. Alli said he was very excited that the equipment delivered for Asaba 2018 are the best available anywhere in the world and some even surpass the required standard to Read More

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MFM pip El-Kanemi Warriors

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Chijioke Akuneto’s 14th minute goal helped Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC to secure another victory over ElKanemi Warriors on Monday in a Matchday 23 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League decided at the Agege Stadium after their away win against FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi last Sunday. El-Kanemi Warriors started the game brightly, with Michael Ohanu injecting urgency Read More

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Salisu saves Plateau United with last gasp penalty

June 12, 2018 Gbenga Jolaosho. Abuja 0

Striker, Salisu Saidu saved Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United from suffering their first home defeat in this year’s campaign as he held his nerves to convert a last gasp penalty awarded his side by the centre referee, Sani Mohammed in the last second of the five- minute second half injury time. The arbiter from the Kaduna Referees Council Read More

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Eagles get $9,000 appearance fee

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Super Eagles have each been paid $9,000 being the appearance fees for the World Cup warm-up matches against DR Congo, England, and Czech Republic. Our correspondent gathered the money was paid to the team to further fire them up for the World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday in Moscow. It was also learnt that appearance fee for each Read More

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Stylish Eagles land in Russia

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Super Eagles squad on Monday departed their Austria camp in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia . The three-time African champions flew aboard a chartered plane to their base in Russia. The Super Eagles flies out in their specially designed white and green attire. The flight time from Vienna, Austria to Yessentuki, Stylish Eagles land Read More

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AWCON Qualifier: Super Falcons thrash Gambia 6-0 in Lagos

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated their Gambian counterparts 6-0 on Monday, June 11 to qualify for the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). Head coach Thomas Dennerby prefered foreign stars Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega to the home-based players called up for the encounter. The Super Falcons took an early lead when Ordega was brought down Read More

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Falcons set to grab ticket for Women Nations Cup

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Super Falcons are set to make sure of a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos on Monday. Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long range strike was the difference between both teams at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Wednesday, meaning the eight –time champions will not be under intense pressure Read More

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Dalung to open renovated school sports complex in Abuja

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung is to a launch a renovated sports complex at Best Schools International, Kate district, Abuja on Tuesday June 12, 2018. The complex which consists of a volleyball and a basketball court was renovated by the sports minister as his contribution to sports development in the country. Barrister Dalung who has been Read More

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2018 World Cup: Super Eagles land in Russia today

June 11, 2018 Gbenga Jolaosho 0

The Nigerian Super Eagles will today land in Russia to begin campaign for honour in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. This year’s edition marks the sixth times Nigeria is appearing in seven finals since making a memorable debut in the USA in 1994. The Gernot Rohr’s tutored side will fly out of their Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria and Read More

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