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A game of few chances saw South Korea emerge victorious over Nigeria courtesy of a header from Choi Seok-Hyun five minutes into the first half of extra time. It was South Korea’s first and only shot on target in the third time Nigeria has lost out in the quarterfinal in extra time—2007, 2011, and 2023. Coach Ladan Bosso sent out 10 of the 11 players that started against Argentina. Samson Lawal gave way to Victor Eletu. The Flying Eagles had more than 70% of the ball possession in the first 10 minutes, and their first goal attempt came from Jude…
Flying Eagles of Nigeria have secured a spot in the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup after an impressive 2-0 victory over the host nation, Argentina Thursday night. Second-half goals from Ibrahim Muhammad and Haliru Sarki saw the Flying Eagles cruising into the last eight in style at the expense of Argentina at the San Juan stadium. The Coach Ladan Bosso’s side will now face Ecuador or Korea Republic in the quarter-final. Flying Eagles shock host The Flying Eagles came into Thursday’s Round of 16 tie as underdogs having finished third in the group stage. This is…
Brazil cruised to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria’s Flying Eagles at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup on Saturday, thanks to two quick-fire first-half goals. Brazil thus took over the first position in Group D, while Nigeria dropped to third. Coach Ladan Bosso’s boys went into the final group game high on confidence after back-to-back wins over the Dominican Republic and Italy. With six points already in the kitty, the Flying Eagles needed just one point to finish as Group D winners. It appeared the Flying Eagles understood the assignment as they held their South American opponents for the first…
Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated Gli Azzurrini of Italy 2-0 in their second game of Group D at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Goals from Salim Fago Lawal and Jude Sunday proved vital as Nigeria secured three maximum points against the Italians on Wednesday at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, Argentina. Ladan Bosso made just one change to the team which defeated Dominican Republic 2-1 in the opening game as Italy-based Victor Eletu was brought on for Tochukwu Nnadi in the midfield. Eletu proved the change was essential when he attempted the first shot on target in the…
Nigeria’s U-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, began their campaign at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina on a winning note on Sunday, claiming a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Dominican Republic in their opening match. Placed in the same group with Italy and five-time champions Brazil, both Nigeria and the Dominican Republic knew they needed the best possible outcome from Sunday’s game. It was thus not surprising, as the initial stage of the game at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza was fiercely contested, with both teams trying to take charge of the tempo of the game.…
A delegation of five Nigerian Weightlifters and two coaches returned to the country on Thursday after they amassed 12 medals at the 2023 Senior Africa Weightlifting Championship in Tunisia, which also serves as 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers. The delegation, led by the President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF Ibrahim Abdul, came into the country via Lagos. This was announced in a statement signed by the federation’s media officer, Amaechi Agbo. Nigeria won 12 medals, comprising three gold, seven silver, and two bronze medals at the championship. Lawal Rofiat and Olarinoye Adenike Adijat won three gold and three silver medals,…
Failure of the Golden Eaglets to qualify for this year’s FIFA U17 World Cup has effectively terminated the contracts of coach Nduka Ugbade and his assistants, officials told SCORENigeria “The appointment of Nduka (Ugbade) and his assistants was clearly tied to the progress of the team at major competitions,” explained a top NFF official. “They held on to their positions after they qualified the team to the U17 AFCON last year. “But now that the team failed to qualify for the World Cup, their appointments are terminated.” Ugbade’s assistants include Ahmadu Dankoli and Yemi Olanrewaju ‘Yema’. The sacked coaches will…
Friday, 12 May 2023 04:12

Nigeria crash out of U-17 AFCON

Nigeria’s Under 17 team, Golden Eaglets have crashed out of the ongoing Under 17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria. The team lost 1-2 to their Burkina Faso counterparts in the quarter finals of the event at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Thursday. The result means that Nigeria could not secure a ticket to the 2023 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in November, after failing to reach semi finals of the ongoing AFCON. In the match, Aboubacar Camara put the Burkina Faso team in the lead, at the 45th minute of play, following a defensive error from Tochukwu Ogbiji.Nigeria’s…
Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets have booked their place in the quarter-final stage of the ongoing U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria. The Eaglets showed great tenacity in their final group game on Saturday as they came from behind twice before beating South Africa 3-2 in an entertaining clash at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaou. The victory sees the Eaglets secure six points (two wins and a loss) and thus qualify for the quarter-final. Shaky start The final group game between fierce rivals South Africa and Nigeria kicked off with a bang as Vicky Mkhawana netted the opening goal for…
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, will today in Lagos, receive the athletes, who did the nation proud at the just concluded African U18 and U20 Athletics Championship in Ndola, Zambia. The first batch of Nigerian contingent to the championship arrived in Lagos yesterday afternoon. Team Nigeria, with a small contingent of 41 athletes, finished second on the final medals table behind South Africa with 17 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze. South Africa paraded a large squad of 120 people, including 105 athletes at the battle of Ndola. Speaking with our correspondent yesterday on arrival in Lagos, female hurdler, Osamuyi Faith,…
July 20, 2024

Dangote’s quest for import ban on diesel bad for Nigeria’s energy security, competition, FG says

Aliko Dangote has asked Nigeria to suspend imports of diesel and aviation fuel in a…
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LG autonomy is guise for state capture, overtaxation - Afenifere

PRESS RELEASE Afenifere has stated that President Bola Tinubu administration's push for Local Government Autonomy…
July 20, 2024

Married men are revealing the ‘hardest parts’ of marriage that no one talks about

We recently asked married men of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the hardest parts…
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Husband uses drone to catch wife cheating on him with her boss

A Chinese man reportedly caught his wife cheating with her boss during work hours by…
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Driver, 18 passengers abducted on Akwa Ibom highway

The driver and 18 passengers of a Port Harcourt-bound Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation bus…
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Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 288

Top UN court says Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories illegal The United Nations' highest court…
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Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
June 18, 2024

Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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