Nigeria crash out of the 2019 U-20 AFCON after a penalty shootout

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Nigeria crash out of the 2019 U-20 AFCON after a penalty shootout After winning two and drawing one match, Nigeria finished top of Group A in the 2019 Under-20 African Cup of Nations championship. First place secured a semi-final clash encounter with Mali. The game was played on Wednesday, February 13th in Niamey. The Flying Eagles defeated Burundi in their … Read More

Premier League Round 26 review – Saturday

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Premier League Round 26 review – Saturday We are now past the two-thirds of the 2018/19 season in the Premiership. Teams competed in round 26 with seven games on Saturday, one on Sunday and one on Monday. The game between Everton and Manchester City took place earlier in the week. We will have a look at some Nigerian born players … Read More

Flying Eagles beat Niger to reach the 2019 U-20 AFCON semi-finals

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Flying Eagles beat Niger to reach the 2019 U-20 AFCON semi-finals After being held by South Africa in the second game of the 2019 Under-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Nigerian team took on the hosts Niger in the last match of the group stage. The venue was once again the Général Seyni Kountché Stadium. Nigerian head coach Paul … Read More

NPFL Match Day 7 review – Group B

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NPFL Match Day 7 review – Group B After the last round Heartland were at the top of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Group B. Would they still be the leaders after round seven? Abia Warriors hosted the group leaders this time around. And one goal was enough for the hosts to get their second big scalp in just a … Read More

NPFL Match Day 7 review – Group A

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NPFL Match Day 7 review – Group A Only a few days after round six, Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) teams played in round seven of this season. Group A leaders MFM played away against Remo Stars. Adeniji Kabiru scored in the 13th minute for the away side. This was enough to get them their first win, and in fact, … Read More

FA Cup Round 4 replays review

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FA Cup Round 4 replays review During the midweek, teams across all English football leagues played FA Cup fourth round replays. A few Nigerian players and those of Nigerian descent were also in action. Ten days ago, Barnet, a National Conference side, forced an FA Cup replay with the Championship side Brentford. After six goals scored in the first match, … Read More

Flying Eagles held by the Amajita in their second AFCON match

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Flying Eagles held by the Amajita in their second AFCON match On Tuesday, February 5th, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria took on the Amajita of South Africa at the Général Seyni Kountché Stadium. The Amajita played out a draw with the hosts Niger Republic in their first game of the tournament. The Flying Eagles beat Burundi and were at the … Read More

NPFL Match Day 6 review – Group B

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NPFL Match Day 6 review – Group B After a couple of postponed encounters took place in midweek, all six matches in Group B were played in Round six. Top of the table Heartland welcomed bottom of the table Kada City at the Okigwe Town Stadium. Samuel Nwoshori opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute giving Heartland … Read More

NPFL Match Day 6 review – Group A

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NPFL Match Day 6 review – Group A After a few postponed matches were played during the week, it was time for Match Day 6 this weekend. Four games took place on Sunday and one on Monday. MFM welcomed Wikki Tourists at the Agege Stadium looking for a third victory in as many games. Not much happened in a goalless … Read More

Flying Eagles start the 2019 Under-20 AFCON with a win

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Flying Eagles start the 2019 Under-20 AFCON with a win Nigerian Under-20 side began their 2019 African Cup of Nations campaign on Saturday February 2nd. The tournament was officially opened with a game between the hosts Niger Republic and South Africa. The match finished with a 1:1 draw. The Flying Eagles were up next, taking on Burundi at the Général … Read More