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Real lift 3rd FIFA Club World Cup title, break global record

December 23, 2018 Editor 0

Real Madrid capped off another memorable year by claiming a third successive FIFA Club World Cup title, defeating host team Al Ain at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium. The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 Luka Modric opened the scoring on 14 minutes for the UEFA Champions League winners, before Marcos Llorente doubled the advantage on the hour-mark. Skipper Sergio Read More

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Breaking: Super Falcons survive Cameroon hurdles, pick W/Cup ticket, zoom into AWCON final

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have picked 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup ticket after defeating Cameroon 4-2 on penalties. Their hard-earned victory came alive after a 0-0 draw against the Lionesses in the semi-final contest decided inside Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana. The result of the crucial  encounter ensured the Nigerian side made their way into the Final of the 11th Women Africa Cup Read More

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NPFL: Wikki, Katsina, Lobi beef up as Gata, Effiong return home

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Wikki Tourist have signed Ayo Asekunnowo and Adeshina Gata from Akwa United as well as Ahmed Jimoh( Kwara United ), Franklin Ebuka ( Akwa starlets ) and nine others to beef up their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season. The Giant Elephants missed relegation by the whiskers after it was decided that no team would be relegated last season abruptly Read More

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FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress lose 73-72 to Canada

October 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s D’Tigress finished eighth at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife Spain after they lost Canada 73-72 to Canada in a classification game on Sunday. It was D’Tigress’ third straight loss for in at the tournament. The reigning African Champions narrowly lost the first quarter 21-17 but bounced back to win the second quarter 18-9. In the third Read More

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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress eyes USA upset

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress will take on the United States of America in their quarterfinal clash of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup today (Friday) The team led by Otis Hugley have put their names in the history books following their impressive form which has seen them advance to the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time Read More

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Onyekuru happy to score first Eagles goal

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Henry Onyekuru is thrilled to score his first goal for the Super Eagles in Tueday’s 2-1 exhibition game win against the Lone Star of Liberia. Onyekuru opened scoring for the Super Eagles in the game with Simeon Nwankwo netting the other goal. It was the first time Onyekuru who is loan at Turkish club, Galatasaray from Premier League outfit, Everton Read More

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Omeruo returns to Turkey after failing Chelsea Coach

August 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo has arrived Turkey for transfer talks with interested teams after failing to impress new coach of Chelsea Maurizo Sarri despite his starring role for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia. Omeruo was widely hailed as one of the best defenders for Nigeria at the World Cup but Sarri still doesn’t see the Nigerian as Read More

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Begin preparations now, SWAN tells NFF

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Media Professionals have called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to begin preparations in earnest after dismal performance of Super Eagles at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Media men under the aegis of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter made the call as part of the communiqué issued at the end of its general Read More

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British Muslim: France Wins World Cup, God is Great!

July 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

France beating Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a much needed victory for European society in our age. Many far-right politicians and parties attempt to rise and catch Europeans off guard, as many of us take the lives we live for granted without understanding the struggles that came before us, exemplified best by #Brexit in the Read More

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Rohr, Amuneke in Morocco for CAF workshop

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and member of the FIFA Study Group for the 2018 World Cup Emmanuel Amuneke will be in Rabat, Morocco, from today for a CAF World Cup workshop over the weekend. All five African teams at Russia 2018 failed to go past the group stage. Amuneke said: “I will be attending a conference starting from tomorrow mainly Read More

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I turned down premier league clubs to join Stoke City –Etebo

July 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has revealed that he turned down Premier League interest this summer before opting to join English Championship club, Stoke City. Etebo, 22, joined the Potters from Portuguese club, CD Feirense last month. Etebo caught the eyes of many with a string of outstanding performances for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Read More

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Kante is worth two players alone, says Lineker

July 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gary Lineker has hailed France ace N’Golo Kante as the player of the tournament for the Russia World Cup, ahead of the final showdown against Croatia. Kante has been an ever-present in the France midfield, as the club surged to the final of the competition in impressive fashion. The Chelsea man has formed a solid axis alongside Premier League rival Read More

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France win 2018 World Cup, Beat Croatia 4-2

July 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. France’s victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 Read More

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Mesmerised Messi, reigning Ronaldo

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

Today (Saturday, June 23, 2018) is exactly 10 days the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup currently ongoing in faraway Russia began with teams battling to find their feet. There have been a whole lot of upset which have thrown bookmakers off balance in a competition meant to last up to four uninterrupted weeks. In case you haven’t been following 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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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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Mikel, Onazi, Moses, 25 others invited for Poland, Serbia friendlies

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has listed captain Mikel John Obi, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and playmaker Victor Moses in his 28 –man squad to battle Poland’s fellow Eagles and Serbia in pre-FIFA World Cup friendly matches this month. Home –based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who stood between the pipes for the very crucial last four World Cup qualifying games Read More

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Weah meets Buhari, suggests how Nigeria can win World Cup

March 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

President George Weah of Liberia said on Monday that early preparations, conducive camp environment and prompt payment of incentives to players are some of the elements that would spur the Super Eagles to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Weah, the only African player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995 and Liberia’s 25th President, said this while fielding questions from 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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Tough or easy group, Eagles will be ready – Pinnick

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup draw in Moscow on Friday, NFF president Amaju Pinnick has maintained he is open to any group the Super Eagles will be drawn in. Nigeria will know their World Cup first round opponents on Friday when the draw is conducted in Moscow, Russia. The Eagles are likely to be drawn in a tough first Read More

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Nothing ‘ll stop us from picking World Cup ticket –Danjuma

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

As the U-20 Women World Cup qualifying series for 2018 hot up, Blueprint Sports Crew caught up with Falconets head Coach, Christopher Danjuma. He shed light on what Nigerians should expect as his team take on Morocco in the return leg of next weekend’s game scheduled for Benin City, Edo state capital. The feeling in camp ahead of qualifier matches Read More

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Nigeria faces Argentina 5pm today

November 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The mouth watering international friendly between 2018 World Cup qualifiers Nigeria and Argentina will kick off by 5pm Nigerian time. Top official of the team also confirmed captain Mikel Obi will return to the Eagles starting line up after he was rested for Friday’s game in Algeria. “The game will start at 7pm local time, which is 5pm in Nigeria,” Read More