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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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Super Eagles of Nigeria aim to beat France on Monday, 16th June 2014 for a historic place in the quarter finals of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

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Super Eagles of Nigeria aim to beat France on Monday, 16th June 2014 for a historic place in the quarter finals of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Nigeria will square up against France at the 72, 000 capacity, Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, the second biggest stadium in Brazil Coach, Stephen Keshi says his team has no option than to win against France when they clash in the round of 16 on Monday. Keshi stated before they departed Campinas for Brasilia. He said the team’s mentality is strong and for them, it has always been nothing but a win each time they are out to play a game. He also said that the approach to every match has always been the same: to win.“Whether we are playing...

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Brazil 2014 – Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Argentina for place in the knock out stage

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Brazil 2014 – Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Argentina for place in the knock out stage

Nigeria has not reached the knockout phase since 1998, but a draw will suffice in their final group match to finish in second place Nigeria face Lionel Messi’s already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the African champions’ grasp. Defeat by Argentina, who sit top with wins over Iran and Bosnia, could still see Stephen Keshi’s men prolong their stay in Brazil, if Iran fail to beat Bosnia up in Salvador. As Nigeria are surely about to discover. They have...

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