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Nigeria set sights on daring double

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Nigeria set sights on daring double

“I have six A’s, two B’s and a C at O-levels. My best result was in physics. I hope at some point in my life I will major in mechanical engineering.” Unusual words to read on a football site, but Nigeria’s Taiwo Awoniyi is a special young player. Stereotypically, footballers are not considered to be particularly academically inclined, focusing on the pursuit of a sporting dream rather than scholarly achievements. Awoniyi is trying to juggle both, and it seems probable that his studies will have to be placed on the back...

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Gent move excites Nigeria youth international Moses Ajala Simon.

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Gent move excites Nigeria youth international Moses Ajala Simon.

Nigerian youth international Moses Simon says he is excited by his move to KAA Gent and wants to achieve success with the Belgian club. Simon, 19, has joined Gent on a three-year deal from Slovakian side AS Trencin for an undisclosed fee. The winger was previously linked with a move to Tottenham and Liverpool. He admits he has already been impressed with what he has seen from the East Flanders outfit. Simon says “It’s just a very professional set-up, ideal for a young player to progress in Europe” “I’m very happy to be in...

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NIGERIA AS A NATION CONTINUES TO THRIVE IN SPORT!

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NIGERIA AS A NATION CONTINUES TO THRIVE IN SPORT!

By Victoria Ita They did not just stop at winning the African Cup of Nations 2013: Nigeria were one of only two African nations to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup; and maintained their top ten status at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. After Nigeria’s success in the African Cup of Nations 2013, going from failing to qualify the previous year to winning the tournament, the national football team continued to go from strength to strength. Nigeria gave a strong showing at the FIFA 2014 World Cup, qualifying from the...

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Nigeria’s Sprint Queen, Blessing Okagbare takes 100m gold in Glasgow

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Nigeria’s Sprint Queen, Blessing Okagbare takes 100m gold in Glasgow

Blessing Okagbare see off Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart to win 100 metres gold Africa’s fastest woman is now the fastest woman in the Commonwealth. Blessing Okagbare backed up a series of scintillating runs at Hampden Park to claim a stunning Commonwealth Games 100 metres title ahead of Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart on Monday night. The Nigerian, who had gone in as the pre-race favourite, stormed away from the field at the gun and beat off a dogged effort from Campbell-Brown to prevail in a...

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Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time

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Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time

Germany are the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ champions, lifting the Trophy for the fourth time in their history after overcoming Argentina 1-0 courtesy of an extra-time goal by Mario Gotze at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The substitute settled a tie that was in the balance from the first minute until the last with a finish of startling composure given the circumstances, pressure and surroundings. His strike proved the difference, with Argentina unable to respond in what little time remained, adding another star to the Europeans’ crest...

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