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    Sports Nigeria U-23 Team Gets Heroic Welcome in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

    The Nigeria U-23 squad that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last weekend received a welcome full of music and dance on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday night. They were welcomed by cheering fans and a troupe of merry-makers...
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    Sports How Mikel Stopped NFF From Hijacking Japanese Doctor’s $390,000 Gift

    The plans of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to hijack the cash gift given to the Nigeria Under-23, shortly after they won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics was foiled by captain of the Nigeria team John Obi Mikel. A total of $390,000 was given to the bronze winning Nigeria team by...
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    Sports Trouble Looms as NFF ‘Hijacks’ $390,000 Dream Team Gift From Japanese Doctor

    A major confrontation capable of further embarrassing Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Games appears to be brewing between members of the Dream Team VI and officials of Nigeria Football Federation over a cash gift from a Japanese doctor. The donation, totalling $390,000, came from Katsuya Takasu...
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    Sports Siasia Speaks Ahead of Third Place Clash With Honduras

    As Nigeria confront Honduras in the Rio Olympics bronze medal match today in Belo Horizonte, Coach Samson Siasia has said his team would not return to their country without the bronze medal. Siasia “We still have something to play for,” Siasia said. “We didn’t deserve to win against Germany...
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    Sports Japanese Doctor, Katsuya Takasu Donates $390,000 To Nigeria U-23 Team

    Dr. Katsuya Takasu has been granted permission to donate the sum of US$390,000 to the Nigeria Under-23 football team, as a reward for their performance at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics. Takasu The Japanese surgeon made public his intention to donate the money few days ago. A document...
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    Sports Why We Lost to Germany – Mikel

    Nigeria U-23 skipper, Mikel Obi, has admitted that his team mates didn’t play well in Wednesday’s Olympics football semifinal clash against Germany in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This he attributed as reason for their loss. Mikel With the Nigerians missing the services of two key players in the...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: FIFA Cancels Mikel's Yellow Card

    Three Nigerian players have been given the all clear by FIFA ahead of Nigeria’s semi final game against Germany, after it was confirmed that the cautioned they picked up against Denmark has been wiped out. The trio of Muenfuh Sincere, Usman Muhammed and team captain Mikel Obi had their...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Siasia Speaks Ahead of Semi Final Clash With Germany

    Nigerian U-23 coach, Samson Siasia disclosed ahead of the semi-final clash against Germany that he will not gamble with the team, the way he did when Nigeria lost 2-0 to Colombia during the group stages. Siasia Siasia made five changes to his starting team in the Colombian game. This was...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Nigeria vs Germany Semi Final Kicks Off By 8pm Nigerian Time

    The Nigerian U-23 team will today lock horns with their German counterparts at the semi final stage of the Rio 2016 Olympics. Here are details of the match: Nigeria U-23 team Date: Wednesday 17th August 2016. Time: 16:00 local Brazilian time Nigerian Time: 8pm, August 17th Venue...
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    Sports Mikel Pays $4,000 in Sao Paulo Hotel to Save Nigeria From Embarrassement

    In yet another fresh scandal, Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to dole out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials. AfricanFootball.com’s source close...
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    Sports How Mikel, Other Players Stopped Siasia From Resigning After Sweden Victory

    Head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, was ready to step down from his role after the 1-0 win over Sweden on Monday morning, but for the intervention of captain, Mikel John Obi. A top source in the team told AfricanFootball.com: “Siasia wanted to quit his post after the win over...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Nigeria vs Sweden Kicks Off By 11pm Nigerian Time

    Nigeria football team continue their campaign at the Rio Olympics this evening. It was a lucky start, after their flight was delayed for 3 times, the Dream Tean IV claimed the maximum point, beating Japan 5-4. The action continues today with tie against Sweden. Here are information you need...
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    Sports Suwon U-23 Cup: Denmark Defeat Nigeria 6-2

    Emil Larsen scored three goals as Denmark thumped Nigeria 6-2 in the Suwon International Youth tournament on Saturday at the Goyang Sports Complex. The Columbus Crew forward exploited a shaky Dream Team backline to power his side six goals up before a late rally from the Nigeria pull two...
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