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Retired Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, made the headlines last week after making the CAF Team of the Decade from 2011-2020, published by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner is the only Nigerian on the list which included stars like reigning African Footballer of the Year, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah of Egypt, Kalidou Koulibaly of Senegal, and more.

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Former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo, bade farewell to his boyhood dream club, Manchester United, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and now returns to his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua of China after his loan spell in England. In an emotional farewell, Ighalo thanked United for the opportunity of living his childhood dreams and declared his loyalty to United forever.

In the Matchday 7 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Plateau United on Friday, January 29, 2021 beat visiting Nassarawa United 1-0 to kick off the games for the weekend. A 36th-minute strike from Zulkifilu Muhammad Rabiu was all the Jos-based side needed to get all three points from the encounter.

Courtesy of a 29th-minute strike from Ndifreke Udo Effiong, Akwa United on Saturday, January 30, beat visiting Kano Pillars 1-0, while Sunshine Stars of Akure recorded a vital 3-1 home win over visiting Enugu Rangers on Sunday, January 31.

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Enyimba International 1-0 Katsina Utd
Rivers Utd 1-0 Adamawa Utd
Jigawa GS 2-1 Heartland
FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Wikki Tourist
MFM 0 -0 Kwara Utd
Lobi Stars 0-0 Abia Warriors
Sunshine Stars 3-1 Rangers International
Dakkada 2-0 Warri Wolves

Coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team, Otis Hughley, on Saturday, January 30, released a 16-player list for the 10 days camping programme in Atlanta which is part of preparations for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. The camping exercise which commenced on Sunday, January 31, is aimed at keeping the team in shape ahead of the biggest global sporting event.

See The Full List Of Invited Players Below:

Ezinne Kalu  (Landerneau BB, France)

Promise Amukamara  (Charnay BB, France)

Evelyn Akhator (Flammes Carolo, France)

Adaora Elonu (Uni Girona CB, Spain)

Elo Edeferioka (Celta de Vigo Baloncesto, Spain)

Atonye Nyingifa (EnsinoLugo Club de Baloncesto, Spain)

Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah (Pallacanestro Vigarano, Italy)

Sarah Imovbioh (Basketball Club Namur-Capital, Belgium)

Elizabeth Balogun (Louisville Cardinals, USA)

Aisha Balarabe (KB Bashkimi, Kosovo)

Elizabeth Williams (Atlanta Dreams, USA)

Erica Ogwumike (Minnesota Lynx, USA)

Amy Okonkwo (Club Deportivo Zamarat, Spain)

Oderah Chidom (Tsmoki-Minsk BC, Bulgaria)

Sarah Ogoke (Ferrviario De Maputo, Mozambique)

Nicole Enabosi (Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, USA)


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