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My father spoke about death – Amodu’s son


‎*Amodu complained of chest pain, died of frustration – Cousin Abdul-Aziz Amodu, eldest son of the late technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation,  Shuaibu Amodu, on Saturday, revealed his last moments with his father. The 26-year-old graduate from Igbinedion University, Okada, said that his last conversation with his father before his death was on Friday morning, when we discussed plans for ...

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Another Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu dies at 58


Ex Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has passed on at the age of 58. The sad news came three days after another former national team boss, Stephen Keshi, died of a reported cardiac arrest in Benin City. Amodu, until the time of his death, was the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Confirming the news, NFF tweeted from ...

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Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi dies at 54

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The Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. A tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation’s handle, @thenff, says the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday. The former international football player and coach, lost his wife, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer. Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former ...

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MUHAMMAD ALI (1942-2016) The Greatest loses the final fight

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BOXING legend, Muhammad Ali, Friday, lost his 32 year-long battle with the Parkinson disease. The eloquent, colorful, controversial and brilliant three-time heavyweight boxing champion who was known as much for his social conscience and staunch opposition to the Vietnam War as for his dazzling boxing skills, died in a Phoenix area hospital in his native USA, aged 74. Ali was ...

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Real Madrid defeat Atletico to win 11th Champions League title


Real Madrid defeated city rivals, Atletico, 5-3 on penalties to win their 11th Champions League title on Saturday night. Sergio Ramos’ first-half goal was cancelled out by Yannick Carrasco in the 79th minute and the game went into extra time. Both teams failed to win in the added 30 minutes and the match went into penalties. Juanfran saw his spot ...

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Man United/Bournemouth match called off over suspect device


Manchester United’s final Premier League game against Bournemouth on Sunday was  abandoned after a suspect package was found in one of the stands at Old Trafford, Soccernet reports. The bomb disposal squad was called in and a controlled explosion carried out within the stadium. Greater Manchester Police described it as an “incredibly lifelike explosive device” but added that the “device ...

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Cameroonian footballer collapses on pitch, dies

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Patrick Ekeng, a 26-year-old defensive midfielder, died on Friday after collapsing during action for his Romanian Dinamo Bucharest club. Ekeng, who joined the club in January, fell to the ground exactly seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in the league game against Viitorul Constanta. He was rushed to hospital where he died after over one hour of battling to ...

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Super Eagles get 2nd interim coach in 2 months

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced Salisu Yusuf as interim coach of the Super Eagles. The announcement comes less than two months after the federation appointed Samson Siasia, Dream Team VI coach, to oversee the final two games of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers, which eventually ended in disappointment. In that appointment, made on February 26, Salisu Yusuf and Emmanuel ...

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Messi provokes outrage in Egypt

Lionel Messi

A charitable gesture by Argentine  football star Lionel Messi has provoked outrage in Egypt, where a lawmaker and football official took umbrage at the donation: his sneakers, AFP reports. Messi, in an interview with the private satellite channel MBC Misr, had donated his shoes to the channel to auction them off for charity. “Messi, I really thank you,” said the ...

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Yes, I’ve apologised —Oliseh

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Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has confirmed that he has apologised to the Nigeria Football Federation after his recent attacks on the federation as well as his critics. The NFF president Amaju Pinnick was the first to confirm that Oliseh sent in the apology on Monday. “Yes, he did,” Pinnick responded to a text message sent to him by our correspondent. The ...

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