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DEVELOPING: I have Resigned as Super Eagles Head Coach, Ashamed Nigeria Failed woefully to Qualify for 2022 World Cup -AUSTIN Eguavoen … ‘I will now return to my role as Technical Director of all national teams’, as stated on Brilla Radio Sports FM * Nigerian Football Federation yet to release an official statement * Nigerians calling for a total overhaul of the football federation *BY TINA AMAECHI/SPORTS Correspondent, ABUJA

DEVELOPING: I have Resigned as Super Eagles Head Coach, Ashamed Nigeria Failed woefully to Qualify for 2022 World Cup-AUSTIN Eguavoen … ‘I will now return to my role as Technical Director of all national teams’, as stated on Brilla Radio...

Dreams come alive: Lagos boy turned Naturalized American, TOLULOPE JORDAN OMOGBEHIN reigns as WWE Superstar Giant Ninja…recalls encounter with basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Texas *28-year-old send notice to wrestlers in locker room, vow to win the coveted WWE Championship belt to make Nigeria proud *Former Raw Tag Team Champion graduates from Atlantic Shores Christian School, further studied at the University of South Florida where he played center position in basketball *Transferred to Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland actively played for Morgan State Bears *Plus why he turned against veteran co-athlete AJ Styles *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN International Editor

Dreams come alive: Lagos boy turned Naturalized American, TOLULOPE JORDAN OMOGBEHIN reigns as WWE Superstar Giant Ninja…recalls encounter with basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Texas *28-year-old send notice to wrestlers in locker...

The inspiring story of Rivers State born ANTETOKOUNMPO family in Greece: Parents flee Nigeria 30 years ago over death threat, suffered 21 years of hard labor without Citizenship, Greek kids relocate to United States to win NBA Finals after months of homelessness …Costas Antetokounmpo won family’s first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers *“I know I’m a role model. My mother is everything in our lives. I know our Dad is looking down on us from Heaven. But this should make every person, every kid, anybody around the world believe in their dreams. No matter, whatever you feel when you’re down, when you don’t think it’s going to happen for you or you might not make it in your career, be it basketball, might be anything; just believe in what you’re doing and keep working, success is on the way”-Giannis on behalf of Antetokounmpo brothers * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

The inspiring story of Rivers State born ANTETOKOUNMPO family in Greece:  Parents flee Nigeria 30 years ago over death threat, suffered 21 years of hard labor without Citizenship, Greek kids relocate to United States to win NBA Finals after...

Dignity in LABOR: I am Happy to be a Bus Driver in London, Bus drivers pay starts at £26,000 and rises to more than £31,000’ -RACHAEL ALADI Ayegba, former Super Falcons Goalkeeper …I am old, no longer playing football, you need to know when to stop to try something else *‘We are paid peanuts for playing for Nigeria’s Super Falcons in the World Cup’ *BY TOPE OLADELE/SPORTS Reporter, London

Dignity in LABOR: I am Happy to be a Bus Driver in London, Bus drivers pay starts at £26,000 and rises to more than £31,000’    -RACHAEL ALADI Ayegba, former Super Falcons Goalkeeper …I am old, no longer playing football, you need to...

‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional Footballer’-BENEDICT AKWUEGBU, retired Nigerian football striker …’I played for Nigerian national football team and was a 2002 FIFA World Cup participant’ * Says: ‘I regret representing my fatherland in international football instead of Austria that also offered me a great opportunity. It makes me feel the regret of playing for the Super Eagles. It makes me blame myself, and ask myself why I rejected Austria who were all over me then to play for their national team which I turned down in preference to Nigeria’ * ‘If I knew I would be treated this way, perhaps I would have been much wiser. But then, that’s the prize I had to pay for being patriotic, holding tight to my love for the green, white and green colours of Nigeria * ‘Till today, Austria still show me love, they still recognise me to the point that I now wonder how it would have been if I had adopted their nationally and represented them at the senior level’ * ‘ I’m just being honest to my conscience. I’m not against the leadership of the NFF. The field is large enough for them to increase the team [coaches] number. You have the Super Eagles, U-23 Olympic Eagles, Flying Eagles, U-17 Golden Eaglets. You also have the women teams – Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes (U-17). You can appoint one ex-international to each of these teams’ * BY NICOLE IBAKA/REPORTER, ABUJA

‘I Regret dumping Austria Citizenship for Nigeria as a Professional Footballer’-BENEDICT AKWUEGBU, retired Nigerian football striker …’I played for Nigerian national football team and was a 2002 FIFA...

Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson of Africa making waves in USA…defeats most opponents in round one * U.S.-based Nigerian 6-ft-7 heavyweight pugilist had 17 wins only one defeat * Fans compare him to Tyson, the original “Baddest Man on the Planet * Began career in 2003 in Oghara (Delta state), punched his way up to the top to become WBF International heavyweight title * Says: ‘I am ready to FIGHT for the World Championship belt’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Knock-out King: ONORIODE ‘Godzilla’ EHWARIEME, Nigerian born Mike Tyson of Africa making waves in USA…defeats most opponents in round one * U.S.-based Nigerian 6-ft-7 heavyweight pugilist had 17 wins only...

BORN TO REIGN: Lagos bullied boy, ISRAEL ADESANYA in New Zealand knocks-out opponent to become UFC World Middleweight Champion…endured Racial Abuse, street-fighting from the age of 10 *30 year old now celebrated as one of the best fighters in the world *Crushes Robert Whittaker’s dentition out in two rounds before a crowd of 57,000 in Melbourne * earlier trained in taekwondo in Nigeria, fighting professional kickboxing bouts in 2011 * ‘I struggled to fit in and never felt accepted in my adopted country because of my race and being an African immigrant. It was weird being the only black kid around. I had to defend myself a lot. ‘I’m cheeky, I’m annoying so I’d always get myself into trouble and eventually I had to learn how to defend myself. That’s when my search for fighting came through’-Adesanya BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BORN TO REIGN: Lagos bullied boy, ISRAEL ADESANYA in New Zealand knocks-out opponent to become UFC World Middleweight Champion…endured Racial Abuse, street-fighting from the age of 10 *30 year old now celebrated...

TRENDING GLOBALLY: Lagos-born 7ft 3 inches giant Wrestler, JORDAN OMOGBEIN takes over WWE in America…25year old signed mouth-watering deal, beats competitors to surrender in NXT *Debut in World Wrestling Entertainment in a Two-On-One Handicap match *earlier a college basketball player for the University of South Florida and for Morgan State University * After his Nigerian family migrated to the United States, he attended and graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia *Met basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwan during the USF Bull’s team trip to Houston, Texas, played center position for the Morgan State Bears from 2014-2015 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

TRENDING GLOBALLY: Lagos-born 7ft 3 inches giant Wrestler, JORDAN OMOGBEIN takes over WWE in America…25year old signed mouth-watering deal, beats competitors to surrender in NXT *Debut in World Wrestling...

Nigerian Born American Heavyweight fighter, EFE AJAGBA Reigns as Boxing Hero of Texas …Says ‘I am proud to have come from Ughelli, Delta state and always re-branding the image of the Nigeria in sports’ * 25 year old Olympic Gold Medalist had 10 Fights, 10 Wins, Zero Losses *Nicknamed ‘The One And Only’ Gold/Bronze winner in the 2015 African Games/2014 Commonwealth Games * Rising Heavyweight Pugilist proving his moniker *Defeats German Michael Wallisch in the second round to improve 10-0 as he made in Las Vegas debut on April 27, 2019 BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard

Nigerian Born American Heavyweight fighter, EFE AJAGBA Reigns as Boxing Hero of Texas …Says ‘I am proud to have come from Ughelli, Delta state and always re-branding the image of the Nigeria in sports’ * 25...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA dominates AMERICA’S NFL Africa draftee list…Many of them are Nigerian-Americans, still attending Colleges BY LOYE ABIMBOLA/SPORTS CORRESPONDENT, NORTH AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA dominates AMERICA’S NFL Africa draftee list…Many of them are Nigerian-Americans, still attending Colleges   BY LOYE ABIMBOLA/SPORTS CORRESPONDENT, NORTH AMERICA NIGERIA IS IN THE THRESHOLD OF HISTORY IN...