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    Oba Martins Flying Back to Tyneside

    BBC reporting the quarter final between Ghana and Nigeria was ended in a drama. Ghana was coming from behind and reduced to ten men on the hour, but the Black Stars team earn a semi-final place with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria.

    Nigeria took the lead on 34 minutes through a Yakubu penalty, but Michael Essien's glancing header put the Black Stars level on the stroke of half-time. Their captain John Mensah was sent off …

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    Obafemi Martins Team Goes Through To Quarter Finals

    Nigeria's 2-0 win over Benin at Essipong stadium, Sekondi has secured their hopes to get through from Africa Cup of Nations group B thanks to Ivory Coast who beats Mali 3-0.


    Both Mali and Nigeria have four points after playing all three group games, but Nigeria gets through to the quarter finals in goal difference.

    Mali scores 1 goal from their win against Benin and conceded 3 goals today. Mali's game against Nigeria ended with …

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    Kids Stalemate, Woody Will Not Coming Back While Geremi Scores

    Newcastle United juniors extended unbeaten start to 2008 as they were held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough in the Tyne-Tees derby, said the official club.

    Ben Tozer and Tamas Kadar played in the full 90 minutes at the club's Little Benton Academy. Kadar teed-up James Marwood for the hosts' best opening chance before the break, while Michael McCrudden point blank header saved by Matt Atkinson before Dan Leadbitter almost caught out the Boro stopper …

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    Obafemi Martins New Contract Deal Until 2013

    Newcastle United have offered Nigerian international striker, Obafemi Martins a staggering £26 million deal to stay at St James' Park until 2013.


    He is currently away on Africa Cup of Nations duty, with three-and-a-half years of his current contract, but Mike Ashley has sanctioned a two-year extension to Martins' contract and a fifty per-cent rise from his current wages to £90,000 per week.

    As part of the deal, Martins has agreed to forfeit his £13m …

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    Newcastle United’s Goal of the Year 2007 Winner Is…

    Obafemi Martins! The official club site poll to pick the Goal of the Year has reach its final conclusion and announced Martins strike against Spurs as the winner.

    imageMartins goal when Newcastle playing Spurs at White Hart Lane in January 14, 2007 collected 49% votes from a total of 2,000 voters.

    Martins unstoppable 25-yard shot on goal beyond Paul Robinson help United back in the level game before Nicky Butt sealed the win 3-2 for …