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NFF: Giwa’s Emergence And Matters Arising

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No doubt, the new NFF factional President, Amb. Christopher Giwa is facing an uphill task following the way and manner of his election into office... - By Ikenna Okonkwo

No doubt, the new NFF factional President, Amb. Christopher Giwa is facing an uphill task following the way and manner of his election into office. Obinna Ogba emerged 1st Vice President. An extra-ordinary congress scheduled to draw plans on how to conduct election in a later date automatically became an elective congress which produced the duo of Amb. Christopher Giwa and Obinna Ogba . Despite all the intrigues Amb Giwa who spoke to Newsworld expressed his determination to carry everybody along to calm purported selection that saw him as the new NFF Boss.

Hope For 2016 Olympic -Elegbele

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Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has reiterated the Commission’s preparedness to avoid another cataclysmic poor Olympic outing come 2016. ...- Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye

Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye has reiterated the Commission’s preparedness to avoid another cataclysmic poor Olympic outing come 2016. “We will not because of the fact that Nigeria could not win medal (in Delhi, India) lose hope of what lies ahead of us. I still believe that we as a country have abundant talents scattered all over. All we need to do is to fish them out and nurture them.

Glasshouse: Who Succeeds Maigari?

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Glasshouse, headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is currently infested with the aspirants’ intrigues and brinkmanship coupled with the increasing doubts on the possibility of postponing the NFF’s Board election scheduled to take place on August 26, as earlier announced. ...-By Ikenna Okonkwo

Glasshouse, headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is currently infested with the aspirants’ intrigues and brinkmanship coupled with the increasing doubts on the possibility of postponing the NFF’s Board election scheduled to take place on  August 26, as earlier announced. 

2015 Turning Drums of War to Drums of Sports

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In 1914, the year that Lord Lugard welded the Northern and Southern protectorates into one Nigeria - was also the year that the First World War began. - By Steve Alabi

In 1914, the year that Lord Lugard welded the Northern and Southern protectorates into one Nigeria - was also the year that the First World War began. The war saw 42,959,850 troops of the Allied Powers ranged against 25,248,321 troops of the Central Powers. By the time anger and angst subsided and reason and restraint prevailed on November 11, 1918, there were 22,477,500 military casualties on the Allied side and 16,403,000 on the Central side. Civilian casualties are generally unknown but the numbers are also in six digits.

Champions League: Key Lessons From Arsenal And Manchester City’s Ouster

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After Arsenal and Manchester City were both humbled in the Champions League’s last 16, what steps must English sides take to be able to compete against Europe’s elite? By James Uzondu with Agency Report

It is a cliché to suggest continental sides struggle against physical or direct football, but against highly technical sides such as Bayern Munich and Barcelona, this is where English clubs’ comparative advantage lies.
Bayern are a more powerful side than Barcelona, but they had no answer to Arsenal’s extremely forceful start at the Emirates, seemingly unable to deal with the tempo. Only Mesut Özil’s penalty failure prevented Arsenal from leading.

PSG Move Is Possible

Yaya Toure has opened the door to a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain, but added he feels the Premier League “suits me best.”
Toure is central to Manchester City’s Premier League and Champions League bids this season. However, Toure, who played for Monaco before joining Barcelona, told Newsworld  he would not rule out a return to Ligue 1 with big-spending PSG.

Ballon D’Or Blub Sees Superstar Join Gazza On Weepies

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or for the second time after a wonderful year. The Real Madrid forward was emotional as he collected his award and thanked his team-mates for their support. - By James Uzondu with Agency Report

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or for the second time after a wonderful year. The Real Madrid forward was emotional as he collected his award and thanked his team-mates for their support.
“First of all I have to say a great thanks to all of my team-mates with the club and the national team,” he said. “Without all of their efforts this would not have been possible. I am very happy, it is very difficult to win this award.

Mandela And Power Of Sports

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Encomiums have continued to pour in for former South African leader, Nelson Mandela who passed on penultimate week at the age of 95. He will ever be remembered in the sports circle because of his ability to use it to unify the country. How did it make it happen? - Chris Onokpegu with agency reports

port has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”
The above assertion was the word of former South Africa president, Nelson Mandela.
However, there is no doubt that sport is a unifying factor, but yet many leaders are yet to tap into it and use it as a tool for unity. 

What Manner Of African Footballer of the Year Award

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Ivorian Yaya Toure emerged as the winner of the annual BBC African Footballer of the Year. Some analysts believe that the announcement is unjust. How true is it? Does he deserve it and will it translate into him emerging as the winner of the CAF award? - By Chris Onokpegu

vory Coast international and Manchester City midfielder emerged as the winner of the BBC annual award given to the best African footballer of the year as voted by the BBC radio listeners. 
The voting which was done via SMS and online saw the Ivorian midfielder, winning the award ahead of Nigerian Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi. Yaya is seen by many as a worthy winner, widely recognised as one of the finest midfielders of his generation and an absolute powerhouse, a general on the pitch who commands respect from every quarter.

And His Many Controversies

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There have been so many controversies surrounding the tenure of Coach Stephen Keshi. Lately, it is his alleged refusal to accept a foreign technical adviser and there are many more; so, what is responsible for all these?

here is no doubt that Chelsea and Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho is one of the most controversial persons on earth especially when it comes to his job. For that reason, he is always in the news for one reason or the other especially for the wrong ones.
However, Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi seems to have taken after Mourinho both for the wrong and right reasons.

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