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[Sports] Paul Le Guen Paul Le Guen is a football manager; was once a France international. His name is pronounced [p ɔ l l ə ɡ w ɛ n] or in Breton [pawl lø ɡ w ɛ n ː ] . He was born on 1 March 1964. He played with FC Nantes and PSG and won 17 caps for the French national team . He has also managed Olympique Lyonnais, Stade Rennais , Paris Saint-Germain , Glasgow Rangers , the Cameroon national team and the Oman senior team, most recently. The Nigerian Football Federation under Ahmadu Pinnick announced 18 July, 2016, that Le Guen was selected as the new technical adviser for the Nigerian senior team, the Super Eagles, having analysed his credentials compared with those of the other two candidates considered. Now let’s look at his credentials. His Successes He won 17 caps for the French national team. He played at Stade Brest for six years, Nantes Atlantique for two years, and then left Brittany for Paris St. Germain where he played for seven ye

2nd Leg of GLO Super 4 Tourney Kicks Off in Uyo Nest of Champions

The 2nd leg of the Glo Premier League Super Four Competition kicks off today, February 1, 2016 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, the Nest of Champions. Akwa United will take on Warri Wolves while Nassarawa United will challenge Enyimba FC later on the same day. Contrary to a information posted on the NFF website before the first fixtures, that announced the games for 2pm and 7pm, it has been confirmed that the games will hold by 5pm and 7pm. The League Management Company (LMC) organise a mini-tournament for the top four teams of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and another for the Nigeria National League (NNL). This is the Super Four tournament. The NPFL is the highest professional football league in Nigeria, that was once called NFF. It was ranked Number 1 in Africa in 2012, and 24th in the World - ahead of the Scottish Football league. It is fed by the immediate lower league, the Nigeria National League (NNL). According to, "


The Akwa Ibom state Government has concluded plans to engage a high caliber football club in Germany to set up and manage a Sports Academy at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium before the end of 2016. The state commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang who disclosed this in an interactive session with online media practitioners in his office on Thursday January 7, hinted that talks are already ongoing with the English Emirates Premier League to create a Sport Academy and invest in kids under ten in the state, that would spring up to become international soccer stars to recon with in the near future.   The commissioner however explained that the sports facility was not built only for football or for short term revenue, saying that the idea behind the edifice of such magnitude was to create wealth for the state in the long term. “For example; if you take a ten year old, and start to train, create an academy; I told you how passionate the Governor is and that

Chile 2015: What Happens To The World When Eagles Flock

Uduak Umo Eagles don’t flock. But not Emmanuel Amuneke’s boys at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup holding at Chile. These ones field one of the youngest squads; play with a deadly combination of energy, appetite and intellect. With the sharpest attack edge in the tournament, the most painstaking midfield, an amazingly brave and athletic goalie, a shaky defence unit notwithstanding, this Nigerian Golden Eaglets prove the danger when Eagles flock. Announcing Prospect Soccer is like a religion in Nigeria. And it wouldn’t be out of place to say that the English Premier league only began to gain significant followership in Nigeria when Nigerians ran out of patience for the national teams and local clubs following decay in the administration of the game in the country. In the last decade and more, Nigerians have been deprived the joy of watching their national teams dominate the world. Hence, publicity for Chile 2015 in Nigeria was met with sad indifference. The people no longer i