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Published in local Written by June 05 2018 0

Sunday Faleye is most grateful for all the support he received after he underwent successful surgery on his elbow which he injured at the recent CHAN in Morocco according to scorenigeria.

The 19 year old midfielder injured his elbow in 2018 CHAN group game against Angola in January and has not played ever since.

Faleye was operated on in Altach on Wednesday.

According to his agent Josep Lenhart, the surgery was passed successful and possibly Faleye will be back playing again in the next 3-4 months after undergoing his rehabilitation.

Published in local Written by June 05 2018 0

The delegation of Senior Women National Team of Nigeria, Super Falcons, has arrived in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, on Monday, ahead of Wednesday’s 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia’s Senior Women Team.

 

The contingent, led by the Chairman of NFF Women’s Football Committee, Hon. Ayo Omidiran has since settled down at the Metzy Residence Hotel and the team had a first training at the FIFA Goal Project in Banjul on Monday evening.

 Wednesday’s match will take place at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

 

A two-legged affair between both teams will determine which of the two teams will be at the final tournament in Ghana later in the year.

 THE 20 PLAYERS FOR GAMBIA

 

Osarenoma Igbinovia, Joy Jegede, Christy Ohiaeriaku, Amarachi Okoronkwo, Tochukwu Oluehi, Glory Ogbonna, Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Ebere, Anam Imo, Alaba Jonathan, Esther Sunday, Onome Ebi, Faith Michael, Halimat Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Chinaza Uchendu, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, Christy Ucheibe

Published in local Written by June 05 2018 0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have revealed their new squad numbers ahead of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

The squad numbers were made known via a 59 second video on the team’s twitter handle @ngsupereagles on Monday.

 

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa would adorn the number one jersey, while Spanish based Francis Uzoho has 23 leaving Daniel Akpeyi with 16 jersey as skipper Mikel Obi retains his number 10.

 

Newly signed Brighton and Hove Albion player, Leon Balogun will settle for number six, while Russia based Byran Idowu will wear the number two shirt.

 

 Portuguese based Tyronne Ebuehi will be seen in number 21, as fellow defender Chidozie Awaziem will put on number 20 while Abdullahi Shehu holds 12.

 

 Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is with number 17 jersey while recuperating Wilfred Ndidi will wear number four.

 Forwards Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho will grace numbers 18 and 14, respectively.

 

 Chinese based Odion Ighalo has nine, leaving newly capped Simeon Nwankwo with number 13, as Russia-based Ahmed Musa holds seven.

 

 Chelsea’s Victor Moses stays with 11, as William Troost-Ekong has number five and Elderson Echiejile with three. Jersey number 19 is

 

 given to John Ogu while Italy based Joel Obi has 15, leaving Oghenekaro Etebo with the number eight shirt and Kenneth Omeruo on 22.

Published in local Written by June 04 2018 0

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has dropped fullback Ola Aina and midfielder Mikel Agu as he named his final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

 

 

Rohr had cut his initial 30-man provisional squad to 26 while injury ruled Moses Simon out of contention.

 

After the game against England on Saturday, the Eagles' trainer confirmed the omissions of Aina and Agu in the squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup:

 

FULL SQUAD:

 

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United).

 

Defenders: William Troost-Ekong and Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa).

 

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino, Italy).

 

 

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone).

Published in local Written by June 04 2018 0

Nigerian defender, Kalu Orji, has joined Moroccan club, Mouloudia Club Oujda on a three-year contract.

 

The 25-year old, last featured for four-time NPFL Champions, Kano Pillars having signed a short term deal with the club in April this year after severing ties with another NPFL club, Enugu Rangers.

 

 

The defender was a member of Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles that finished second at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosted by Morocco early this year, his second appearance in the competition after participating in the previous edition in Rwanda in 2016.

Published in local Written by June 04 2018 0

The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos has been chosen as the preferred venue to host the 2nd window of the 2019 FIBA Men World Cup qualification games.

 

The venue is expected to wear a new look ahead of the first game between Mali and Rwanda on Friday, June 29th 2018.

 

The choice of bidding to host Group B games by the factional President of the NBBF, Engineer Musa Kida was in line with the promise of attracting international basketball championships to Nigeria before his election last year.

 

Nigeria are currently leading Group B after defeating Mali, Uganda and Rwanda during the first set of its group games played in Bamako.

Published in local Written by March 14 2018 0

Women in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State have joined the growing list of critics of the mass disarming exercise embarked upon by the Nigeria Police Force. 

Published in local Written by March 13 2018 0

The Police High Command has denied a report about protests over unpaid allowances by policemen attached to the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Force Public Relations Officer, JIMOH MOSHOOD, said the report published by a popular online tabloid is untrue.

Published in local Written by June 15 2016 0


In sports; lack of funds is threatening preparations by Nigerian athletes to compete in the forthcoming Olympic Games in Brazil.

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