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Ex-England Defender Ugo Ehiogu Dies at 44

Tottenham’s under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Tottenham announced in a statement: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu.” Punch reports that the former defender, capped four times by England, was being treated ...

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Former England Ace Ugo Ehiogu Rushed to Hospital

FORMER ENGLAND ace Ugo Ehiogu, of Nigerian origin, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack at Tottenham’s training ground. The 44-year-old, who is currently coach of Spurs’ Under-23 side, collapsed at Hotspur Way today and received immediate medical attention. He was then transferred to hospital by ambulance after receiving instant treatment ...

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I’m Still Good Enough For Top League – Osaze

Punch reports that veteran Nigeria forward Osaze Odemwingie  says the battle to keep  Rotherham United in the Championship  will bring out the best in him and provide him another chance to showcase his talents. Osaze  joined the Millers  on a three-month deal as a free agent on Monday after being ...

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Victor Moses Ends Four-Year EPL Goal Drought

Punch reports that Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses ended a four-year English Premier League goal drought by completing the scoring in a 3-0 rout of Burnley at the weekend. The Lagos-born 25-year-old attacker is back with the west London club after one-season loans to Liverpool, Stoke City and West ...

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Messy Expose into Nigeria’s Annual N4.6bn Sports Budget

Nigeria’s participation at this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil exposes some fundamental flaws in sports administration and development in the country despite a whopping annual budget writes Eric Dumo It took the screams of a few young men around 11:41pm last Sunday for Deji Bello to know that something big ...

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Three Nigerians create records at Rio Olympics

Punch reports that at least three Nigerian athletes in the ongoing  Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games created records of sorts that will be cherished in a longtime to come. The trio with records are two table tennis stars, Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri as well as Rower, Chierika Ukogu . ...

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Rotting Corpse Pictured Floating in Olympic Venue

Olympic Games

Rotting corpses have been spotted floating at the rat-­infested sailing and wind-surfing venue as officials try to clean it up before the opening ceremony a week today. Athletes have been robbed at gunpoint and even allegedly kidnapped by gangs of rogue cops on the streets of Rio. Meanwhile the Olympians’ ...

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Infantino: Africa to Get Two More World Cup Slots

World Soccer

FIFA president Gianno Infantino has announced that 40 teams will feature at the 23rd edition of the Fifa World Cup from 2026 with Africa getting two more slots. In May, the new president of the world football governing body had indicated desire to add eight new teams to the tournament, a proposal ...

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EAGLES JOB: NFF Promises New Technical Adviser in Seven Days

Sports

ONE more week! That is what Nigerians will have to endure to know who will manage the Super Eagles ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup quali­fiers. The NFF disclosed this much yesterday in Abuja after its executive commit­tee meeting. The Amaju Pinnick  led board which failed to reach contractual ...

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Le Guen Rejects Eagles Job over Russia 2018 Target

World Soccer

Daily Sun reports that French tactician, Paul Le Guen has chickened out of the Super Eagles job that was offered him on a platter of gold on Monday by the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF. Le Guen, according to the NFF declined to accept the offer on the grounds that ...

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