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By Adenike Fagbemi Global web innovator Opera is ready to follow the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a new edition of its popular “Shake and Win.” Kicking off today, the campaign will run for four weeks in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa and feature over 180,000 prizes. With exciting new ways to win prizes while competing against rival teams, players have more ways than ever to shake their way to victory! Opera Mini AFCON Shake and Win Opera’s “Shake and Win” campaigns are always a big draw for new and existing users alike, but they are especially exciting during…

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For the second game running Coach Jose Peseiro has decided to stick with the 3-4-3 formation for the Super Eagles starting 11 against Guinea Bissau. Kenneth Omeruo captains the team on his 62nd international cap for the country after Troost Ekong was ruled out. Calvin Bassey and Ajayi are the other central defenders making up the three at the back for the tie scheduled for the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny. Meanwhile, Joe Aribo and Bright Osayi also get their first AFCON start after substitute appearances in the first two games. Eagles starting 11 also features Ola Aina and Stanley Nwabali,…

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The Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea game is the second group match In the 2023 AFCON Group A. Coach Jose Peseiro and his team hope to survive a striker crisis when they go up against the Nzalang Nacional on Sunday. Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea Head To Head and AFCON History This game is the first encounter between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. They faced each other in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Nigeria winning both matches (1-0; 2-0). Nigeria is making its 20th appearance at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. The Super…

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“In the last 20 years of Nigeria’s football, the success recorded by Super Eagles or the age-grade teams in any international competition has a product of FC Ebedei.” The verdict from the president of FC Ebedei, Barrister Churchill Oliseh, on having three products of his academy in the Super Eagles. FC Ebedei has once again proven why it’s the pacesetter of football excellence in Nigeria after having three graduates in the Super Eagles squad for the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote D’ Ivoire. Nigeria, a three-time AFCON champion who is one of the favourites to win the continent’s…

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By: MC-Anthony Anaele Excited kids cheered and hailed Karim Adeyemi, chanting “Karim Karim Karim” and others “Up Dortmund.” It was indeed a long wait for the arrival of Karim David Adeyemi, the Nigerian German-born winger who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund. Karim Adeyemi: origins Karim Adeyemi was born in Munich on 18 January 2002 to a Nigerian father, Yemi, and a Romanian mother, Alexandra. In his childhood, he played basketball, volleyball, and football. The forward landed in Nigeria two days ago, returning first to Ibadan to witness the Karim Adeyemi Foundation Academy in action at the Olubadan Stadium. His…

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BY: Mayowa Kufile In Christendom, one of the important parts of weddings has to be the vows with a popular quote; “In sickness and health, for rich and poor, till death do us part”. These vows depict both partners staying with one another no matter the situation in the marriage. In footballing terms, marriage also exists but forever is never the deal because, in football, you are one sick run of form from getting sacked. A MARRIAGE MEANT TO BE MADE IN HEAVEN When Akwa United announced Fatai Osho as the man to take over from Deji Ayeni as the…

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The Osimhen assist against Cagliari in Serie A is the talk of the football world, but we have seen it before. During the summer, a video of Victor Osimhen flicking a loose ball while joggling the ball through four defenders on an Astroturf pitch during a kickabout in Lagos, the consensus on social media was that he couldn’t replicate such in a professional setting. Victor Osimhen went and did this in a Serie A match. A very serious footballer.pic.twitter.com/mH6Rrr5kpu — . (@tsnmknd) December 16, 2023 Osimhen was in Lagos and having fun with his friends during the summer. Fast forward…

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Bayelsa United has inked a front-of-shirt sponsorship with Halkin Exploration and Production Limited to join clubs with such sponsorship in the NPFL. The call by Bayelsa State Executive Governor, Senator Douye Diri, to corporate organizations in the state to sponsor sports has been identified as the significant reason for the sponsorship of Bayelsa United Football Club, the state-owned Nigeria Premier Football League side by Halkin Exploration and Production Limited. “We know Governor Diri has charged corporate organizations to sponsor different sporting activities to reduce youth restiveness in the state. We have come to play our role in response to his…

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By: Mayowa Kufile Nigerians have waited for this day. The countdown has been on since nomination for the CAF Awards was released and when CAF President Patrice Motsepe mounted the stage at the Movenpick Hotel in Marrakech to announce the 2023 winner of the CAF Player of the Year (men). It was ecstasy among Nigerians when Victor Osimhen was duly announced as the winner of the most prestigious individual football award on the continent. There is a saying that “No one knows tomorrow,” and events over the years have shown that this may be true to an extent because when…

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Stanley Nwabali has come full circle as he is in the frame to get another chance with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The last time Nwabali was in goal for the Super Eagles was in an international friendly against Mexico. Conceding four goals in the game didn’t help him, as the then-main Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, stayed away from. Pictures surface on social media of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro in South Africa to watch Nwabali in goal for Chippa United. Sources within the Super Eagles say a member of the coaching crew spoke about Nwabali to Peseiro, and he…

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