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Olympic Eagles Land In Lagos After Rio Bronze


The Nigeria U-23 team arrived in Lagos on Monday night from Brazil, where they participated in the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Complete Sports Nigeria reports. The team won the bronze medal after beating Honduras 3-2 in the ...

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We Wont Return $390,000 Donation – Mikel Insists


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Rio Olympic bronze winning team led by Chelsea star, Mikel Obi are heading a collision course over the $390,000 donated to them by a Japanese fan. On Saturday, the NFF issued a statement ...

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Germany End Olympic Eagles’ Rio Gold Dreams


Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles’ dreams of winning the men’s football gold medal here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were ended on Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Germany at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Complete Sports Nigeria reports. Lukas ...

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Sports Ministry Refunds Mikel’s $4,600


The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has refunded the $4,600 paid for the team in São Paulo on their way to Salvador by the Dream Team’s captain, Mikel Obi. The ministry also assured players and officials of the team ...

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Etebo Injured As Olympic Eagles Fall To Colombia


Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles lost their first match at Rio 2016 on Wednesday night/Thursday morning to Colombia but still topped Group B with six points, Complete Sports Nigeria reports. The Nigerians will also be sweating over the fitness of main man ...

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Siasia: How My Tired Boys Defeated Japan


Head Coach of Nigeria U-23 Eagles, Samson Siasia, has said that his players’ unflinching fighting spirit contributed to Nigeria’s  5-4 win against Japan in their first Group B match of the 2016 Olympics early Friday Morning (Nigerian time), Complete Sports Nigeria reports. Siasia and his ...

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U-23 Eagles To Wear New Nigeria Nike Jerseys In Rio


Nigeria U-23s will have the privilege to be the first of the country’s national teams to don the new Nike Football kits which were unveiled on Tuesday when they take on Japan on Thursday at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Complete Sports Nigeria reports. The ...

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Liverpool Order Awoniyi Out Of U-23 Camp


Taiwo Awoniyi has confirmed that he will not be spending the 2016-2017 campaign at Liverpool, and has departed the Nigeria U-23s get-together in Atlanta to seal a loan move to an unnamed European club. With the departure of the Imperial ...

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Mikel Obi Joins Nigeria’s Dream Team Training Camp


Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi finally joined the Nigeria Olympic football team training camp in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed. The Federation through their Twitter handle wrote on Monday, “John Mikel Obi joins Olympic Squad in the ...

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Golden Eaglets Trounce Siasia’s Team In Friendly


  Nigeria’s U-17 side, the Golden Eaglets, beat Sia 1  Academy 5-0 in a friendly match  at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja on Saturday. The Eaglets dominated the game against the side funded by U-23 Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, from start to ...

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Nigeria’s U-23 Dream Team Lose Again


Nigeria U-23 Dream Team fell to an embarrassing defeat again, this time to Mexico U-23 at the Victoria Stadium. Marco Antonio Bueno scored the only goal 65 minutes. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games getting closer, the Dream Team led by Samson Siasia tested ...

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Mikel Obi Named New Super Eagles Captain


Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia, has picked midfielder, Mikel Obi as the new captain of the team ahead of Friday’s qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt. Mikel, who is one of the longest serving players in the Eagles’ squad ...

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Samson Siasia Appointed U23 Coach


Samson Siasia has been named Nigeria Under 23 coach. The former international, who last coached the Super Eagles before he was replaced by Stephen Keshi, will be assisted by Farayi Amoo. Other members of the technical crew and backroom staff, ...

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