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Rufai storms Umuahia replacement in Eagles for grassroots coaches

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Super Eagles captain, Peter Rufai will on Friday tutor some Grassroots coaches in Abia State on recent trends in developing grassroots players. The Football Coaching Clinic which is being packaged by Carl Academy and Football College Umuahia, a brain child of Abia Warriors chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama is expected to be declared open by the Abia State Sports Commissioner Read More

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AFCON qualifiers: Seychelles recruit bankers, others for Eagles

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

As from 1.30pm on Saturday, Nigerian time, Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Pirates of Seychelles will square up during matchday two of 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier inside at the 10,000 – capacity Stade Linite in Victoria on Mahe Island. Incidentally, Seychelles Squad is reportedly made up of mainly professionals including Bankers, construction Workers among other. Both teams are in Read More

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Bribe: NFF bans, fines Eagles coach Yusuf

September 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Football Federation ethics committiee has banned Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf for one year from all football activities after finding him culpable following a video footage broadcast which showed him accepting money, in return for favour, from undercover reporters posing as football agents. Yusuf was also fined $5,000 which must be paid to the Federation within three Read More

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Balogun eager to kick off new EPL campaign with Brighton

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles and Brighton & Hove Albion new defender, Leon Balogun, on Thursday said he was looking forward to the start of the English Premier League (EPL) with his new club. The 2018/2019 EPL season is expected to kickoff on Aug. 10. Balogun said he was beaming with enthusiasm after joining his new teammates for the pre-season programme, adding that Read More

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Mikel does not relate with me anymore, father laments

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The father to Super Eagles captain, Pa Michael Obi, has opened up over his estranged relationship with his son, John Mikel Obi and his recent kidnapping . Pa Obi unequivocally declared that there is no love lost between father and son anymore and lamented the frosty relationship existing between them to Blueprint Sport in Jos . “As I learnt foreign Read More

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World Cup: Eagles lose by lone goal against Czech Republic

June 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

A 25th minute goal by Tomas Kalas was enough for the Czech Republic to confine the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a back-to-back defeat in their final warm up match before they depart for the World Cup in Russia. The match played at the Rudolf Tonne Stadion in Austria was abandoned for 5 minutes in the second half as torrential Read More

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JUST IN: Aina, Agu dropped as Rohr release 23 man list

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ola Aina and Mikel Agu have been dropped from the the final 23 man list of the Super Eagles to the 2018 football World Cup in Russia. Nigeria will face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the preliminary round of the competition which will kick off on June 15. The release of the list comes less than 24 hours after the Read More

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‘Super Eagles‘ll go far in Russia if…’

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dr Amos Adamu needs no introduction as far as Nigerian sports is concerned. Apart from leading defunct National Sports Commission (NSC) as its Director General, he organised a  All Africa Games, the first of its kind in Nigeria, in 2003. Blueprint Weekend Sports crew sought his views ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia among other issues. Target need for Super Read More

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Russia 2018: Ndidi rallies teammates on opening games’ focus

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has declared that the Super Eagles’ key to qualifying for the second round of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup was to win their opening two games. Ndidi told FIFA World Cup Russia magazine the team’s final game against Argentina in Saint Petersburg on June 26 would be a very tough one. The Super Eagles Read More

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Buhari salutes Adegboye Onigbinde at 80

March 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday joined all sportsmen and sports loving Nigerians to congratulate former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Adegboye Onigbinde, on his 80th birthday, March 5, 2018. The President felicitated with the highly respected  football coach and administrator, his family, friends and teeming fans, on the landmark of turning an octogenarian, with all the retinue of awards, recognitions and Read More

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I’m fulfilled as a football Administrator –Adepoju

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Super Eagles Captain, Mutiu Adepoju after retiring from his playing career in 2006 for both club and country has been involved in the administrative aspect of the round leather game. Currently the Spanish La-Liga representative in Nigeria, Adepoju bared his mind on sundry issues. Paul Okah captured them. LMC/La-Liga partnership/coaching programme I am impressed with the level of commitment Read More

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Eagles W/Cup warm up game against Chile off

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles will no longer play a World Cup warm-up against South American champions Chile because coach Gernot Rohr said it will be too close to the tournament and he is therefore apprehensive of players getting injured in such a game. NFF bosses had claimed the Eagles will take on Chile in their last friendly on June 9 during their Read More

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I became renowned administrator on a platter of gold – Fanny Amoo

December 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

  In every competition, all participant want to achieve is qualification and at the moment a national make the final list, they are regarded as finalist with equal opportunity to make meaningful impact in the final stages through the group, knock out, quarter , semi and emerge as champion in such a completion like the FIFA World cup. The chances Read More

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Super Eagles can match any opposition in Russia if… –Envoy

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

Ambassador Demenongu Agev is the leader of Nigeria’s diplomatic mission in Algeria. He was the man behind the scene, working out modalities which made the entire Nigerian delegation and Super Eagles’ team to settle and prosecute last 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Fennecs Foxes of Algeria in Constantine. Ahead of draws for the mundial which took place on Friday, Read More

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NFF approves Rohr’s proposal ahead 2018 W/Cup

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

  As countdown to 2018 World Cup continues, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given strong indication that every aspect of the proposal which Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has submitted would be approved. Chairman Technical and Development committee of NFF, Alhaji Yusuf Fresh who told Blueprint Sports that already a meeting has been scheduled next week assured that Read More

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Nigeria not going to World Cup in Russia as spectator – Minister

November 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, said on Wednesday that Nigeria would not be going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a spectator. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the minister said the Super Eagles would participate in the game as Read More