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Nwakali Signs Man City Deal

As Eze Heads To Porto Golden Eaglets star Chidiebere Nwakali has signed a four-year deal with Manchester City, while Chidera Eze is off to FC Porto. This was revealed to MTNFootball.com by the players’ agent Babawo Mohammed. “Nwakali has passed Manchester City medical and he has signed a four-year contract with them. It is a good move for him and ...

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Elderson Joins AS Monaco

Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile has joined top French club AS Monaco from Portuguese club Sporting Braga. The contract of the 25-year-old left back at Braga was due to run out at the end of this season, according to Abola. It’s a return to France for Elderson, who started out at another French club Stade Rennes in 2007. He made 108 ...

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South Africa Coach Talks Tough

Says: We’ll Beat Nigeria Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is confident that his side can beat Nigeria in their final CAF African Championships group match. South Africa must beat Nigeria on Sunday to progress to the last eight of the tournament and Igesund has said that he will send his side out to win the game. “We are not going ...

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Erico Blasts Nigerian Referees

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico has expressed his disappointed – but not surprise – that there was no Nigerian match officials selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. FIFA released the full list of match officials as well as the programme that will help them prepare for the tough task in Brazil in June and July. Off the ...

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I Want A Double With CHAN -EJIKE UZOENYI

Super Eagles and Enugu Rangers midfielder, Ejike Uzoenyi is a key player in Stephen Keshi’s CHAN squad in South Africa. The diminutive left-footed player just returned from a brief stint in France. He opens up to our correspondent on why his Ligue 1 deal failed and his desire to win the CHAN tournament. Excerpt…   Why did you return from France? ...

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Mikel Deserves Crown – Yaya Toure

Newly-crowned African Footballer of the Year for 2013, Yaya Toure has taken the time to praise the man he pipped to the accolade, John Obi Mikel. Toure said Mikel “deserves the award” as he described winning Africa’s individual top gong for the third consecutive year as “unbelievable.” “This is unbelievable. I am happy to be the winner. I congratulate Mikel ...

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Why I’m The Best – Yaya Toure

Newly crowned African player of the Year, Yaya Toure has pointed at the consistent good outings for his country as the reason behind his success. The Manchester City midfielder edged Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel and country man Didier Drogba to clinch his third straight title as the continent’s best footballer in a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday evening. Speaking ...

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Nigeria Slams Player Of The Year Vote

Top Nigerian officials on Friday criticised the procedure used to determine the CAF African Player of the Year after John Obi Mikel lost out to Ivorian star Yaya Toure. The national team coaches of the 54 member countries vote for 10 nominated players on a scale of one to 10 points, with the highest score signifying their top pick. Manchester ...

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Why Mikel Did Not Win African Footballer Of The Year Award

On Thursday night in Lagos, Nigeria hosted the CAF awards for African footballers, coaches and teams that excelled in 2013. It came as a shock to many Nigerians when Sunday Oliseh (former Super Eagles star) announced the winner of the most prestigious of the awards, which is the “best player of the year” (for 2013) and the winner was Ivory ...

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Mourinho Suggested Boro For Omeruo

Nigerian defender, Kenneth Omeruo is settling in to life at Teesside after completing a loan switch to Championship side, Middleborough. Omeruo, who joined the Smoggies from English Premier League club, Chelsea, completed his first training session for Boro on Wednesday and spoke to the club’s official television station afterwards on his impressions about life at the Riverside Stadium. The 20-year-old ...

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