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TomTom hands $22,500 to Eagles

Super Eagles The official candy of the Nigerian national football teams, TomTom has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for bringing soothing relief to millions of soccer loving Nigerians by lifting the African cup. Corporate Affairs Manager, Cadbury West Africa, Kufre Ekanem, in a statement commended the Eagles for soaring above the Stallions of Burkina Faso to become the African champions, stressing that their tenacity, fighting spirit and the determination to succeed handed them victory. ...

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Celtic boss sweats on Ambrose

Efe Ambrose| credits: www.dailyrecord.co.uk Neil Lennon is sweating over the availability of two key players ahead of the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League last-16 clash against Juventus at Parkhead on Tuesday. Forward Georgios Samaras is battling to recover from a hamstring injury while defender Efe Ambrose played for Nigeria in their 1-0 African Nations Cup final win over Burkina Faso last night and will not be back in Glasgow until Tuesday...

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Ikoyi Club counts T/tennis gains

Tennis racket and ball| credits: museoafroperuano.org The Ikoyi Club table tennis section has identified 11 friendly championships as part of its success in the past 24 months, citing an international club friendly in Ghana as a highpoint. At an annual dinner on Friday, chairman of the section, Anthony Owolabi, said other achievements of his administration include procuring new table tennis boards and attracting corporate sponsorships for their championships. ...

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2014 World Cup: Super Eagles to commence preparation, says Sports Minister

Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi says that with the Africa Cup of Nations now over, preparation had begun for the Super Eagles’ qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Abdullahi disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, South Africa, moments after the Super Eagles defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0, to lift the 2013 AFCON trophy. ...

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Onigbinde, Ogunjobi, Owolabi react to Eagles victory

Former Super Eagles Coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has paid tributes to Coach Stephen Keshi and his players following their victory over the Stallions of Burkina Faso in the 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the victory, Nigeria had ended a 19-year AFCON title drought while Coach Stephen Keshi had gone into the record books by equalling the feat of the late Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary who won gold medals as a player and coach. ...

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Enough of foreign coaches for Eagles, says Akpoborie

Jonathan Akpoborie, an ex-international, has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to build on Coach Stephen Keshi’s success at the Africa Nations Cup and end employment of foreign coaches for Super Eagles. ...

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We will build on the current success, says Abdullahi

SPORTS Minister/Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Bolaji Abdullahi, has promised that the Federation Government would build on the achievements of the Super Eagles at the just concluded South Africa 2013 CAF Nations Cup, where Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the competitiojn for the first time in 19 years. ...

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Nwobodo wants national honours, gifts for Eagles

FORMER Sports Minister, Jim Nwobodo, says the Super Eagles derserves national honours and gifts for winning the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which ended in South Africa on Sunday. Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the finals watched by FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, South Africa President, Jacob Zuma, and Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr...

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Eagles get Adenuga’s $1m, sponsorship to Confederation Cup

CHAIRMAN of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., has splashed a $1 million (about N160 million) largesse on the Super Eagles for winning the 29th African Cup of Nations tournament, which ended on Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa...

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Confusion over Keshi’s status

As Eagles storm Abuja for presidential reception SUPER Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, who led Nigeria to its third triumph in the African Nations Cup on Sunday, reportedly resigned his appointment as the chief coach of the national team Monday. The Super Eagles on Sunday defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the Nations Cup trophy for the first time in 19 years, a feat that makes Keshi the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach...

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