Super Eagles back on track as Musa’s brace humble Iceland

June 22, 2018 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Striker Ahmed Musa produced man-of-the match display to fire the Super Eagles of Nigeria to 2-0 victory over Iceland in the second group D match at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Nigerian side now move closer to qualifying for the knockout stage after their spectacular performance against the tiny European country. Talking about how it Read More

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Nigeria needs miracle to progress at Russia 2018’

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

‘ Sunshine Stars coach Henry Abiodun says, considering the calibre of other Group D oppositons, Nigeria need a ‘miracle’ to progress past the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. On Saturday, in their opening fixture, Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0, punishing them off their profligacy to defend corner kicks. However, Abiodun states that he, unlike the ’emotional’ lot, was unsurprised Read More

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Nike to agree new Super Eagles kit deal latest August

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Kit sponsors Nike will at the latest in August agree a new sponsorship deal with the Super Eagles on the back of the roaring marketing success the country’s World Cup jerseys have achieved. “Sales of the World Cup kits have broken all records and projections,” a top official informed SCORENigeria “We’re very much encouraged by how everything has come together Read More

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Rohr advised to feature players with 200% commitment

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As Super Eagles of Nigeria continue to intensify preparation ahead of their Friday’s make or break tie against Iceland in Volgograd, former Super Eagles captain Garba Lawal has urged Rohr to field players who are willing to give 200% on the pitch of play Nigeria lost their first game against Croatia which has reduced their chances of advancing to the Read More

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June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

we’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach Coach of the national team of Iceland HeimirHallgrimsson says his team are not of the opinion that they are better than Nigeria ahead of their clash against the Super Eagles on Friday. Iceland held World Cup 2018 favourites Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening fixture, while Nigeria were beaten 0-2 Read More

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Musa to start against Iceland

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A peep at the training session of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of tomorrow’s game against Iceland gave a hint on how coach Gernot Rohr will select his starting lineup for the game, which Nigeria need to avoid defeat. In yesterday’s session all players of the team took part, a sign of how fit the entire squad is at Read More

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Davis Cup: Akindoju ecstatic as Team

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria get off to winning start President of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) Ifedayo Akindoju was full of joy and further expectations following Team Nigeria’s great start at the ongoing Davis Cup tournament in Kenya. The Nigeria team won all three matches against Rwanda yesterday. They will also face Benin Republic and Cameroon in Pool A of the Africa Zone Group Read More

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Eagles go for maximum points ahead Iceland clash in Russia’

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The First Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi reiterated yesterday that the Super Eagles have put behind them the disappointment of defeat by Croatia and now ready to go for the maximum points in their remaining encounters in Group D at the FIFA World Cup. Akinwunmi, also Chairman of the NFF Organizing Committee and Chairman of the Read More

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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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