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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick has said that his organization will need to work very hard to ensure players from the country get to win individual awards after goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama lost the African Player of the Year title last week.
Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure took the title for a fourth consecutive year to extend Nigeria’s barren 16 years spell after beating John Obi Mikel in 2013.

English Premier League champions, Manchester City have informed Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) they will not release Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali for the 2015 African Youth Championship in March in Senegal.
Both players were among nine foreign-based pros called up by the Flying Eagles for the AYC.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that they have begun contract talks with out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi
Keshi ran out of contract with the NFF after Nigeria’s exit at the last World Cup in Brazil and even though he handled the team albeit on a temporary basis during Nigeria’s ill-fated Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying campaign, the Glass House had yet to offer him fresh terms.

Nigeria international striker, Emmanuel Emenike could be playing his football in England in the nearest future if the declarations of his agent, Edem Konyar are anything to go by.
Konyar claims English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur is considering an offer for the Fenerbahce forward.
The player agent also claimed that Italian clubs, AC Milan and Fiorentina are interested in the forward.

Nigeria’s Lolade Holmes says she is inspired by American tennis superstars, Venus and Serena Williams and has declared intention to put up a top-class performance at the 2015 ITF West and Central Africa Junior Championship which will serve of from January 9-14 in Lome Togo.
Holmes partnered her younger sibling, Reya to take on the sisters, who have won a combined 25 singles Grand Slams, in an exhibition match in Lagos when the Williams sisters came on tour to Nigeria in October 2012.

Heartland FC have described the departure of their former Technical Adviser, Kelechi Emeteole from the club a big relief for the club.
General Manager of the Owerri based outfit Prince Okechukwu Ibe said Emeteole’s departure was worth celebrating having endured a lot of unprofessional conduct from him.
“I think it’s better that way. Since yesterday (Tuesday), people have been calling to ask me about the things he is saying in the newspapers against Heartland FC management including the ones against his subordinates,” Ibe stated.

Super Eagles stand-in coach, Daniel Amokachi, has told that he will not miss Emem Eduok, after the striker was dismissed from the team ahead of the friendly games against Ivory Coast and Sudan due to what the NFF have termed ‘bad image’.
The forward is currently enmeshed in a transfer storm between his Nigerian club, Dolphins, Esperance of Tunisia, Sarpsorg 08 of Norway and a certain A&B Academy in Nigeria over his ownership.

CHELSEA midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was named the English Premier League African Player of The Month for December.
The Super Eagles midfielder beat out competition from West Ham United’s Alex Song and Southampton’s Sadio Mane to claim the award.
The Awards Director, Tunde Adelakun, admitted it was tough decision to determine who the winner would be.

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