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Keshi refutes racial comment to Malawi coach.

by Citizens Platform Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has deflected rumours of a clash with Malawi coach Tom Sainfelt, over an alleged racial comment. Keshi played down the supposed feud by insisting that he meant any harm, other than defending Nigerian interests. “I have nothing against Sainflet, he ...

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Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet to drag Keshi to FIFA for Racism

By CitizensPlatform Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet is to report Stephen Keshi to Fifa after the Nigeria coach called him “a white dude who should go back to Belgium”. The pair have been arguing since Malawi asked Fifa to move next month’s crucial World Cup qualifier from Calabar for safety reasons. ...

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Racism: Malawi coach to report Stephen Keshi to FIFA

Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet is to report coach Stephen Keshi to FIFA after the Nigeria coach reportedly called him “a white dude who should go back to Belgium.” Both coaches have been arguing since Malawi asked FIFA to move next month’s crucial World Cup qualifier from Calabar for safety reasons. Saintfi...

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W. Cup Qualifiers: Malawi Coach Savours Eagles Defeat

Ahead of the Malawi- Nigeria Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying clash, Malawi’s Flames coach Tom Saintfiet says he would relish a situation where his Flames will topple Nigeria’s Super Eagles in clash billed September 7th in UJ Esuene Stadium,Calabar. Saintfiet hinted that his squad has what it takes to...

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W. Cup Qualifiers: Malawi Coach Savours Eagles Defeat

Ahead of the Malawi- Nigeria Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying clash, Malawi’s Flames coach Tom Saintfiet says he would relish a situation where his Flames will topple Nigeria’s Super Eagles in clash billed September 7th in UJ Esuene Stadium,Calabar. Saintfiet hinted that his squad has what it takes to...

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Barca welcome new coach with a Magnificent 7

Barcelona welcomed new manager Gerardo Martino with a stunning display in his first competitive match in charge as they hammered Levante 7-0 at the Camp Nou on Sunday. The Spanish champions showed no signs of early season rust as they ripped the visitors apart with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi (2),...

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I don’t need money to beat S/Eagles – Malawian Coach

By CitizensPlatform The Malawi interim coach, Tom Saintfiet has withdrawn  his demand for a $ 10 000 (K3.2 million) appearance fee if the Flames  beat Nigeria in a decisive World Cup qualifier in September. Saintfiet reiterated that he was not in the country for the sake of money but rather to help Malawi b...

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I Want To Coach Falcons Someday

One of the first stars of women’s football in Africa, Mercy Akide-Udoh was a trailblazer in more ways than one. An exciting attacking player, she starred for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups, two Olympic Football Tournaments and won three African titles with the Super Falcons. She was named by CAF...

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Barcelona to pay Ex Coach Vilanova £6.5m for cancer treatment

By CitizensPlatform Barcelona have confirmed that they will honor their contract with Tito Vilanova, which implies that he will continue to be receive his wages in the final year of his £6.5million contract as he recovers from cancer treatment for the third time. “Martino’s signing will be at an added co...

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Mandela Challenge: We’ll Shock Eagles —Bafana Coach

The Super Eagles may be the reigning African champions, but Chief Coach of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Gordon Igesund said this would not count when both teams clash at the Mandela Challenge billed for 14 August. The former Orlando Pirates of South Africa coach said he does not believe that big names ...

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Cancer-stricken Vilanova quits as Barcelona coach

BARCELONA (AFP) Tito Vilanova’s time in charge of Barcelona drew to a close after just 14 months on Friday when the 44-year-old stepped down as coach after suffering a relapse in his brave battle against cancer. Vilanova first had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 whilst still working as...

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Nigeria U-20 team Head Coach John Obuh resigns

By CitizensPlatform   John Obuh has handed in his resignation letter, stepping down as coach of Nigeria’s U-20 team. Obuh, who has spent the last six years coaching different youth teams of the country, sent in his letter to the NFF this weekend. “I went in to the office on Thursday and handed my res...

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ISL Coach Targets Podium Finish At Milo Tourney

Head coach of International School, Akoka, Lagos, ISL, Ijeoma Ernest has said their target is to finish on the podium in this year’s finals of the Nestle MILO basketball championship that dunks off on Tuesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. A total of 12 teams, six team...

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Cricket: Aussie Sack Coach

Australia Cricket Board has fired Coach Mickey Arthur with just a little over two weeks to the start of the ashes series against England. The sack of Arthur followed series of poor results, including a 4-nil test series defeat in India this Year. The Aussies have also had to endure a number of disciplinary is...

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Coach Sacked Over Nigeria, Spain Match

Gus Poyet was sacked as Brighton boss Sunday night — while working on live television. He found out he had lost his job while covering the Confederations Cup clash between Spain and Nigeria for the BBC. Poyet, who is determined to appeal the decision, blasted: “I think the BBC has a great story. A manager...

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Bolt On The Decline —Veteran Coach

Noted track and field coach, Stephen Francis ranks Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt as the best sprinter in history but believes that the double Olympic champion and world record holder has seen his best days. Asked to name the top three sprinters in track and field history, Francis named Bolt and Bobby Hayes, t...

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Tahiti coach urges amateurs brave against Eagles

Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta says his motley crew of delivery men, PE teachers and accountants will put their hearts on the line when they tackle African champions Nigeria in the Confederations Cup on Monday. The Group B fixture in Belo Horizonte will be one of the biggest mismatches in the recent history of inte...

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Serena Williams Unstoppable, says Coach

Serena Williams is virtually impossible to stop when she displays the ruthless form which saw her defeat Maria Sharapova and claim a second French Open, the American’s coach insisted on Saturday. Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou described the 31-year-old as an immense champion who is capable of matching th...

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State Of Handball Worries Coach

Fidelis Obi, Head Coach of the Male U-20 Handball team, has expressed worry over the current state of affairs at the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN). “I just hope that the issue in the national federation’s election is resolved early enough so that normal activities can resume,’’ he said. Obi tol...

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Sunshine Sack Coach Abimbola

Sunshine Stars have sacked coach Samuel Abimbola following a poor run of results in the Globacom sponsored Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. Coach Napoleon Aluma has been asked to take charge of the team until a new coach is appointed. A top official of Sunshine said: “The poor run of form of ...

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Inter Milan fire coach, hire another

Under-performing Inter Milan have fired coach Andrea Stramaccioni and will replace him with former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri, the club said Friday. Mazzarri had been linked with a move to Inter ever since announcing he would leave Napoli at the end of this season. And Inter president Massimo Moratti confirm...

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Beach Soccer: Sand Eagles’ Coach Sure Of World Cup Ticket

•Adamu, Sand Eagles coach Head coach of Nigeria’s beach soccer team, Audu Adamu, is confident that Nigeria will qualify for the Beach Soccer World Cup to be held in Tahiti in September. The Supersand Eagles arrived Morocco on Sunday with a 12-man team to begin preparations to secure one of the two tickets...

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Apam, Uzoenyi get new coach in France

French Ligue 1 side Rennes has named Philippe Montanier as new manager for the team following the resignation of Frederic Antonetti, Futaa.com reports. Antonetti, who replaced Guy Lacombe in 2009 and guided the club to a 9th placed finish in his first full season in charge announced his intention to leave the...

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GLASSHOUSE TO F/EAGLES COACH Do your job very well

FIRST VICE President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mike Okeke Umeh believes John Obuh’s Flying Eagles have no reason not to excel when they play at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Turkey next month. Speaking with Brila FM, Umeh maintained that the NFF has done so much to fortify the team hen...

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DStv League: Debut Win Excites Customs’ Coach

Assistant coach of Customs of Lagos, Muhammed Abba has expressed his satisfaction over his team’s hard earned victory against Comets of Lagos in the DStv Basketball League match played on Saturday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Prior to their Week 3 matches on Saturday...

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Keshi to pay assistant coach

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has opted to pay his Togolese assistant Valere Houandinou, who was affected by a backroom shake-up. Valere, who also worked with Keshi to qualify Togo to the 2006 World Cup, was laid off by a “broke” Nigeria Football Federation recently. “Keshi has decided to shoul...

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Ladipo, ex-Falcon’s coach, dies at 72

Former Super Falcons Coach, Joseph Ladipo, died on Thursday in Ibadan at the age of 72. Ladipo’s son, Tunji, said the late coach, popularly called Jossy Lad, died at about 10.a.m. at his Ibadan residence after taking his bath. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ladipo was admitted for months at t...

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Sir Ferguson retires as Man U coach

Sir Alex Ferguson will retire as the coach of English club, Manchester United at the end of the season. Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season after winning the club’s 20th league title and will move upstairs to become a director and ambassador. Ferg...

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El Kanemi’s coach not fazed by win over 3SC

The coach of El Kanemi football club, Zachary Baraje has said he is not overly surprised by the 2-0 victory his team posted over Shooting Stars of Ibadan in their Matchday Eight meeting on Wednesday. The Oluyole Warriors were stung by two early goals, and failed to take anything away from the Maiduguri stadiu...

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CAF U-17 tourney: Haruna, Turkish coach tip Eaglets for glory

Former Golden Eaglets captain, Lukman Haruna, has tipped Nigeria to win a third African U-17 championship in Morocco. The 22-year-old Dynamo Kiev midfielder was the captain of victorious Golden Eaglets to the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea. He also captained Nigeria at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in...

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Congo coach tips Eaglets to win CAF U-17 trophy

Basile Erariki, Head coach of crestfallen junior Red Devils of Congo Brazzaville believes only the Golden Eaglets can justifiably lay claim to the CAF U-17 trophy. The coach also predicted that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire are likely to meet again in the of the cadet fiesta on Saturday. But applauded the dept...

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Nigeria Ex Coach Samson Siasia seeks Uganda’s head coach job

By CitizensPlatform   Ex-Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has thrown in his hat to the ring for the Uganda top coaching post to replace fired Bobby Williamson. Siasia was Nigeria coach between 2010 and 2011 and only lost one match while in charge. He also handled the Nigeria Olympic team that won a silver med...

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U-17 Tourney: Defeat, Setback For Ghana —Coach

•Samuel Bwesi Fabin, Starlets Coach Chief Coach of Ghana’s Black Starlets, Samuel Bwesi Fabin has declared that the 1-6 hammering they got from Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets in the first group match of the CAF U-17 Championship was a big setback for his team. The Nigerian lads who got three of their players ...

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Ex-Egypt Coach Shehata gets 1860 Munich Job

The former coach of the Pharaohs of Egypt, Hassan Shehata has been appointed technical advisor for the German club 1860 Munich. According to the Bundesliga 2, the tactician will be responsible for all the club teams. This is a new challenge that seems to delight Shehata. He said: “I am here to help the team...

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Coach Keshi Receives Glo branded Cars

Super Eagles’ chief coach, Stephen Keshi was full of praises to the Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr, for redeeming the promise of two brand new cars after he led Nigeria to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations in February. Keshi was handed over the keys latest Range Rover Sports and Toyota Camry [&h...

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