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Spiro Agnew unravelled 1

Spiro Agnew unravelled

Advertisement 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. Advertisement When Spiro Agnew targeted what were then the …

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Welcome to Hamtramck, the US city run by Muslim Americans 2

Welcome to Hamtramck, the US city run by Muslim Americans

Advertisement A walk down the main street in Hamtramck, Michigan, feels like a tour around the world. A Polish sausage store and an Eastern European bakery sit alongside a Yemeni department store and a Bengali clothing shop. Church bells ring out along with the Islamic call to prayer. Advertisement “The world in two square miles” …

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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

Advertisement 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.⁣⁣   Advertisement Swedish legend Gunnar Gren previously held the record when he scored …

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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]

Advertisement 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 …

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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]

Advertisement 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 …

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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

Advertisement   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). Advertisement Biodata Full Name: Haruna Olatunji Ilerika Advertisement Date of Birth: 27th …

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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

Advertisement 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 …

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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

Advertisement 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 …

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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

Advertisement 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. Advertisement Shocking for his family and his friends, shocking for all football lovers who saw him play for …

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Manchester United vs. Liverpool: An Historical Perspective

Advertisement Ayo Mathew Before the inception of the Premier League in 1992, the two sides that dominated the narratives of English football were Manchester United and Liverpool. These two sides share between themselves 38 league titles even though Liverpool are yet to win the Premier League in its new format. Advertisement This rivalry is one …

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