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COTE D’ IVOIRE, WORTHY CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA

Cote d’Ivoire! They crept from the back like the millipede.  Slowly, harmlessly and rarely noticed, the boys ascended the African Cup of nations’ ladder.  Suddenly, they entered the big arena- the grand finale! And once there, the Elephants, as their countryman chose to call them, were unstoppable. Read More »

ANOTHER DISASTER LOOMS FOR NIGERIAN FOOTBALL

By PAT MUO nother cloud of disaster is gathering over the future of Nigerian football and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is deeply snoring! Read More »

ALL HAIL THE AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS!

By Pat Muo Equatorial Guinea is agog this weekend as the best of African football comes on display courtesy of the African cup of Nations tournament which kicks off in that country. Read More »

THE NATIONS’ CUP AFRICA’S BIGGEST SHOWPIECE HERALDS 2015

By Pat Muo The African Cup of Nations tournament, undoubtedly; the biggest soccer showpiece on the African continent, will herald the beginning of 2015 with the attention of the entire football world focussed on Equatorial Guinea, where the competition takes off the ground this January. Read More »

AVRAM GRANT AS GHANA’S TECHNICAL ADVISER

59- year old Avram Grant did sign a  27  month deal last week to thinker the Black Stars of Ghana to football glory, beginning with the forthcoming African Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea next January. Read More »

OUR RECKLESSNESS COST US THAT NATIONS CUP TICKET

One of the grievous mistakes of those who administer our football here is arrant recklessness. In the past five elections into the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation, this had conspicuously manifested. The very last exercise was not just a disgrace but a misnomer! Read More »

THE MAGNIFICENT UYO STADIUM

It was 3:37 pm when the three presidents arrived.  The entire arena was agog with music and dancing. The citizens of Akwa Ibom were in joyous mood.  In no time, a sports edifice, constructed with their own funds, would be connected to world sports for international use. Read More »

NFF SEE WHAT UNITY CAN DO!

Peace is priceless. This is unarguable. Of this, Cyprian Ekwensi once wrote “wisest warrior is one who survives the peace…” Ekwensi was one of the greatest writers of our generation, behind late Chinuea Achebe. He was talking about the civil war in Nigeria. Read More »

AFRICAN CUP OF NATION 2015: NIGERIA WOBBLES TOWARDS MOROCCO

hat else is Nigeria doing if not wobbling towards the finals of the 2015 African Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for Morocco next January? Read More »

SHAME TO OUR FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATORS

he best way to describe current events in Nigeria’s football today is shame. Read More »

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