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Falcons Qualify for W’Cup, beat S’Africa

On Wednesday, October 22, the Super Falcons qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Canada. This was achieved after beating South Africa 2-1 in one of the semi final matches at the ongoing Africa Women’s Championship in Namibia.

The Falcon’s ninth meeting with the Bayana Bayana in which a goal from Asisat Oshoala earned the Nigerians the win got the team a place in the Final of the competition.

Having lost to the South Africans at the same stage two years ago, the Falcons decided to use this opportunity as a revenge mission.

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

 

Oscar Pistorius was on Tuesday sentenced to a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the sentence. Pistorius' prison term begins immediately.

Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.

NFF Sacks Stephen Keshi

 

 

The Nigeria’s national team coach, Stephen Keshi has lost the battle to stay on as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) early Thursday morning relieved him of the job despite the 3-1 win over Sudan on Wednesday.

The NFF in a communique issued on Thursday morning said in the interest of Nigerian football and the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, it has decided to relieve Keshi and his assistants Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu of their duties.

Falconet Striker,Asisat Oshoala Wins Golden Boot for 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

The Nigerian Falconet striker, Asisat Oshoala emerged the best player as well as the highest goal scorer at the just concluded FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which ended on Sunday in Canada in spite of the Falconets’ 0-1 defeat in the finals at the hands of Germany.

The adidas Golden boot was handed to Oshola who scored seven goals and two assists while Germany’s player, Pauline Bremer settled for the Silver boot with five goals as her teammate Sara Dabritz grabbed the Bronze boot also with five goals but with lesser number of assists.

NFF Denies Keshi’s Resignation

The future of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi remained a mystery after the Nigerian Football Federation denied reports he resigned following their World Cup exit.

Nigeria went out of the tournament in Brazil at the round of 16 stage after a 2-0 defeat to France, after which Keshi said: “It's time for me to go back to my family and face fresh challenges."

The Big Boss Steps Aside

Super Eagles coach steps down after his side bow out of the World Cup following defeat by France in the last 16 on Monday June 30, 2014. Nigeria reached the last 16 after coming second to Argentina in a group that also included Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina.

Super Eagles Final List of 23 for Brazil 2014

The long awaited final World Cup list was finally released on Monday, June 2 by the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

Given the opportunity to become Nigeria’s first-ever century- international is the super eagle’s defender, Joseph Yobo, who will play in his third FIFA World Cup finals after he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014.

Meanwhile, African Nations Championship Most Valuable Player, Ejike Uzoenyi and AFCON winner, Sunday Mba did not make the list. 

NFF Unveils Eagles New Jersey

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday in Abuja unveiled new sets of jerseys for the Super Eagles, ahead of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

NAN reports that the jerseys came in three sets of Green and lemon, white, lemon and green, as well as orange and black, for the goalkeepers.

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