Category Archives: Ere Idaraya

RIP Football: Death of the Beautiful Game

This article has been on my head since the World Cup finished in the rainbow nation about 6 months ago. I just had a feeling that football would never be the same again. The beautiful game saw so many upsets, scandals and scary occurrences that

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The greatest showmanship in the World is here. History has been made! Africa has arrived. The word is KENAKO, and yes the spirit of Ubuntu is already showing itself in EGOLI, the land of gold. Mzansi is hosting the biggest event in the World, the

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All thanks to Ivory Coast yesterday for winning Mali in a comprehensive way. I was just so disappointed that Naija will have to wait for CIV to beat Mali in order to secure Q-Final qualification leaving us at the mercy of the squirrels of Benin

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Up Eagles!

Nigerian Super Eagles start their African Cup of Nations challenge next Monday. As far as I am concerned, we have a great team though we are not sure of their cohesiveness. Despite that fact, I still remain very optimistic of singing victory song at the

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In truth, we bluffed our way to ANC bronze!

By: Deacon Ayo Ositelu THE odds against our determined ambition to win the just concluded African Nations Cup title were mightily daunting, even if we did not realise it. For ages, we have always been told by our elders that “a house divided against itself

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Nigeria’s quest for a third Nations Cup triumph ended yesterday on a very scrappy note. It was a painful loss, not because we were knocked out of the competition but because we lost to a side that has not shown real class since the competition

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Here comes the Nations Cup

I love Nigerians because of the very optimistic spirit they possess. I have been ‘priviledged’ to listen to different set of people analysing the inability of our great country to qualify for the most glamorous and popular sporting fiesta in the world – the World

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The Enigma, called Ronaldinho!

Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho has been named the 2005 European Footballer of the Year. The Brazilian edged out English duo Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard to win the 50th edition of France Football magazine’s prestigious Ballon D’Or award at a gala ceremony in Paris. Ronaldinho, named

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Why are champions detested?

For those of us with great passion for the round leather game – football and especially the English Premier League, we have witnessed all sorts of emotions in the past and present. This is a game that breaks barriers and makes every Nigerian become 1