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Spiro Agnew unravelled 1

Spiro Agnew unravelled

Spiro Agnew is best known for resigning as Richard Nixon’s vice president after pleading no contest to tax evasion and bribery charges. But it was his instigation of a campaign that lasted more than four decades, portraying the mainstream media as biased, liberal, and aristocratic. When Spiro Agnew targeted what were then the Big Three …

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Video of the day: Roger Milla makes World Cup history at Italia '90 3

Video of the day: Roger Milla makes World Cup history at Italia ’90

Roger Albert Milla, Cameroon superstar sealed his legendary status in 1990 as, at the age of 38, he became the oldest player to score at the World Cup when he bagged a brace in the Indomitable Lions’ 2-1 win over Romania.⁣⁣   Swedish legend Gunnar Gren previously held the record when he scored at the …

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Watch Odegbami recreate his first goal in the 1980 AFCON final [Video] 4

Watch Odegbami recreate his first goal in the 1980 AFCON final [Video]

Hero of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, Segun Odegbami rolled back the years to recreate the goal which set Nigeria on the path to victory in the 3-0 victory over Algeria in the final. Odegbami, fondly called ‘Mathematical’, scored three goals to emerge joint top scorer at the competition but his first goal in …

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How Nigeria won AFCON in 1980 – Segun Odegbami with Mumini Alao [Video] 5

How Nigeria won AFCON in 1980 – Segun Odegbami with Mumini Alao [Video]

40 years ago, on March 22 1980, Nigeria joined the list of countries to lift the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) when the Green Eagles (as they were then called) trounced the Desert Warriors of Algeria 3-0 in front of thousands of delirious home fans at the National Stadium, Lagos. Star of that memorable triumph, …

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Super Eagles of Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations: Ethiopia 1976 6

Super Eagles of Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations: Ethiopia 1976

  Haruna Ilerika was one of the shinning stars of the national team in 1976 when the Super Eagles of Nigeria, then known as the Green Eagles, won  the first ever medal for the nation at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Biodata Full Name: Haruna Olatunji Ilerika Date of Birth: 27th October, 1949 Nicknames: …

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The Goalsfather! How Super Eagles of Nigeria legend Rashidi Yekini got his nickname 8

The Goalsfather! How Super Eagles of Nigeria legend Rashidi Yekini got his nickname

Interview by Mumini Alao (December 1993) This is the first story where Rashidi Yekini was called GOALSFATHER. The nickname was coined by the reporter, MUMINI ALAO, as headline of an interview published in the December 1993 edition of COMPLETE FOOTBALL magazine. BBC Africa Radio programme Fast Track promoted the iconic nickname and it became accepted …

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How I was sabotaged as Super Eagles of Nigeria coach at AFCON 1984 - Adegboye Onigbinde 11

How I was sabotaged as Super Eagles of Nigeria coach at AFCON 1984 – Adegboye Onigbinde

The Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire in 1984 was about one year away when I took over the national team of Nigeria towards the end of January 1983. But almost immediately after I resumed, we went into the preliminaries for two major competitions – the 1984 Olympics and the Nations Cup. We got …

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The legend of fallen Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji - Part one: The day football died 14

The legend of fallen Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji – Part one: The day football died

SAM OKWARAJI: THE DAY FOOTBALL DIED Complete Football editorial on Okwaraji’s death in 1989 The transition of Samuel Okwaraji (1964–1989), the Nigerian wizard of ‘distributive football’ will go down in our sports history as a shocking event. Shocking for his family and his friends, shocking for all football lovers who saw him play for the first …

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