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There were eight Nigerian stars in the UCL UEFA Champions League match-day one action. SportsIntel takes a run through the performance of the Nigerian stars in the UCL and their ratings. Leading the pack is the poster boy of Nigerian football, Victor Osimhen. The Napoli striker provided an assist in his side’s 2-1 over Braga and his performance earned him a man of the match award. Samuel Chukwueze’s AC Milan are held to a goalless draw by Newcastle in their opening fixture of the 23/24 UCL. The winger who recently transferred to Italy played 61 mins, with 2 shots and…

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The Nigeria Curling Federation (NCF) has announced the former First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame Patience Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as the Fedration’s Grand Matron. The NCF President Daniel Damola said the choice of Mrs. Jonathan was well-thought-out and also well-deserving of a woman who has invested her time and other resources to see that Curling as a sport in Nigeria stands out. According to Mr. Damola, the former First Lady is one of the few Nigerians who ensured the country’s historic qualification for the Youth Winter Olympic Games billed for South Korea next year. “We acknowledge the…

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By: Solomon Onu On this day 29 years ago, at exactly 7:45 am, the dark clouds gathered, a “Big Bang ” a moment of confusion, shouts, screams, and people moaning In pain from the Heartland plane crash. The saddest day in the history of Heartland Football Club came calling. Today a fire brigade alarm will sound at 7:45 am to mark the events of that tragic day of sorrow and pains in a symbolic gesture of paying tribute to the five victims of the Oriental Airline that crashed into a fire brigade building at the Agenat Airport Tamanrasset Algeria. The…

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For the second time, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia will clash in a senior international friendly match in Portimão, Portugal on Friday, 13th October 2023. The Nigerian football federation made the announcement three days after the Super Eagles beat Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their 2023 AFCON final-day qualification game in Uyo on Sunday. Saudi Arabia’s Green Falcons, who play Mali’s Eagles at the same venue four days later, are playing Nigeria at senior level for the second time. The first encounter between both countries dates back to May 25, 2010, at a 2010 World Cup preparatory game in Austria…

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In the world of sports betting, there are few feelings as exciting as a good cashout after a dicey bet. The cashout option is a game-changer that allows bettors to take control of their wagers and secure profits or minimize losses before the final whistle blows. While many sports betting platforms offer cashout options, there’s one name that stands out among the crowd: ZEbet.   Let’s delve into why ZEbet is rightfully crowned as the “Cashout Kings” in the sports betting realm. Why Cashout Is Crucial to Successful Bets   Before we dive into what sets ZEbet apart, let’s…

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By: Christopher Emenyonu Super Eagles’ return to Uyo was a fun-filled, satisfying one as players and fans enjoyed the night with goals and lots of jubilation during the AFCON 2023 qualifier. Poster boy Victor Osimhen increased his goal tally for the Super Eagles to 20 with a hat trick on the night, leaving him 17 goals behind the record holder, late Rashidi Yekini – 37 goals. Taiwo Awoniyi also bagged his second goal in the Super Eagles color with new boy Victor Boniface, also involved in the goals as he assisted Samuel Chukwueze. The result came as a dividend of…

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By: Christopher Emenyonu The Super Eagles crowned their return to the Nest of Champions with an emphatic 6-0 thrashing of São-Tomé and Principe in an AFCON Qualifier. Osimhen bagged a hat trick, having scored a haul in the reverse fixture in June last year. Taiwo Awoniyi, Ademola Lookman, and Samuel Chukwueze join Osimhen on the scoresheet. It was indeed a show as promised by the assistant captain of the team, William Troost Ekong who didn’t get to play on the night. “Hearing that the Governor has very kindly donated all the tickets for the game,it’s a great gesture and makes…

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A Victor Osimhen hattrick and goals from Ademola Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze helped the Super Eagles of Nigeria wallop Sao Tome, finishing the AFCON2023Q as group winners. The Napoli striker opened the goal scoring for Nigeria against Sao Tome and Principe in the 14th minute of the first half. A penalty in the 69th minute and another goal in the 79th completed Osimhen’s hattrick on the day. The 20 goals haul means he needs 17 more goals to catch-up with Nigeria’s all-time leading goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini. However, Rashidi Yekini is on 37 goals from 58 matches for…

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The Nigeria vs. Sao Tome game will see the Super Eagles looking to finish the 2023 AFCON qualifying campaign top of the group on Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Furthermore, the Jose Peseiro-led team has already booked a slot in the 2023 African Cup of Nations scheduled to be held in Ivory Coast next year. However, Nigeria will be looking for a victory over the bottom-place Sao Tome to maintain their impressive run in the campaign. Nigeria vs. Sao Tome Team News: The Super Eagles of Nigeria will go into the game against Sao Tome &…

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By: Christopher Emenyonu “If you had asked me what I wanted to do here, I would have said that I would like to make the Emirates the toughest stadium to play at in England, to create a really unique atmosphere that you feel on your skin when you go there.” Mikel Arteta and indeed every coach in the world will give anything to ensure their home turf is an unfriendly place for any opponent. This not only builds confidence in the home team or makes the fans super excited to make the place hostile, it also makes the opposition think…

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