SOUTH AFRICA BIDS FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP HOSTING
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SOUTH AFRICA BIDS FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP HOSTING

The South Africa Football Association has joined a host of countries interested in staging the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Following its invitation to all member associations (MAs)…

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NFF MAN, BABAGANA TO OVERSEE GHANA/GABON CLASH
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NFF MAN, BABAGANA TO OVERSEE GHANA/GABON CLASH

Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Babagana Kalli will take charge as match commissioner when Ghana’s Black Meteors, 1992 Olympics bronze medalists, take on their…

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SEYCHELLES’ COACH FORESEES BAD OFFICIATING AHEAD OF NIGERIA CLASH
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SEYCHELLES’ COACH FORESEES BAD OFFICIATING AHEAD OF NIGERIA CLASH

The Seychelles national football team players are already in Nigeria ahead of Friday’s formality match with the Super Eagles in the last match day of the 2019 Africa…

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OLYMPIC EAGLES SET TO OVERPOWER LIBYA IN TUNISIA
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OLYMPIC EAGLES SET TO OVERPOWER LIBYA IN TUNISIA

CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations’ defending champions, Nigeria, begin the race towards a successful defence of their title in Tunisia on Wednesday when they take on their…

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PIRATES LAND IN NIGERIA, HEAD FOR ASABA
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PIRATES LAND IN NIGERIA, HEAD FOR ASABA

The delegation of Senior National Team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles.…

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SUPER EAGLES’ OPPONENTS, SEYCHELLES LOSE TO ETHIOPIA U-23, ROUND UP TRAINING ON WEDNESDAY
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SUPER EAGLES’ OPPONENTS, SEYCHELLES LOSE TO ETHIOPIA U-23, ROUND UP TRAINING ON WEDNESDAY

The eliminated Seychelles team facing Nigeria in a dead rubber encounter of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series has had a poor run to Friday’s encounter in…

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EFFIONG REPLACES INJURED AINA FOR NIGERIA’S MATCHES WITH SEYCHELLES, EGYPT
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EFFIONG REPLACES INJURED AINA FOR NIGERIA’S MATCHES WITH SEYCHELLES, EGYPT

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a swift reaction, has replaced injured Chelsea defender Ola Aina with Akwa United forward Ndifreke Effiong for the dead rubber AFCON qualifying match…

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21 YEARS AFTER, JOHN FASHANU OPENS UP ON HIS BROTHER JUSTIN’S DEATH BY SUICIDE
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21 YEARS AFTER, JOHN FASHANU OPENS UP ON HIS BROTHER JUSTIN’S DEATH BY SUICIDE

The year was 1988 and John Fashanu was in his element.  The Wimbledon centre forward was in the glitzy Dorchester Hotel, celebrating with his team-mates after their astonishing…

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AWONIYI, NWAKALI TOP OLYMPIC EAGLES’ SQUAD FOR LIBYA CLASH
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AWONIYI, NWAKALI TOP OLYMPIC EAGLES’ SQUAD FOR LIBYA CLASH

Ahead of their first round, first leg Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya in the Tunisian city of Bengerdan on Wednesday, the Nigeria U23 squad…

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FRANCE 2019: DENNERBY CALLS 30 HOME GIRLS TO SUPER FALCONS’ CAMP
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FRANCE 2019: DENNERBY CALLS 30 HOME GIRLS TO SUPER FALCONS’ CAMP

Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has called to camp 30 home –based professionals for a preliminary camp of the Super Falcons as preparations for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World…

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MATCHES IN MARCH: IGHALO, IWOBI, AJAYI ARE EARLY BIRDS IN EAGLES’ CAMP
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MATCHES IN MARCH: IGHALO, IWOBI, AJAYI ARE EARLY BIRDS IN EAGLES’ CAMP

Forward Odion Ighalo and midfielders Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began…

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EMMANUEL AMUNEKE SET TO GIVE TANZANIA FIRST AFCON QUALIFICATION IN 40 YEARS
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EMMANUEL AMUNEKE SET TO GIVE TANZANIA FIRST AFCON QUALIFICATION IN 40 YEARS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. The qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations comes to a close this week with 24 matches on the card. Already, 14 of the…

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MESSI HUMBLED BY RIVAL TEAM’S FANS’ APPLAUSE
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MESSI HUMBLED BY RIVAL TEAM’S FANS’ APPLAUSE

“I do not remember the last time a rival audience applauded me… Betis fans always treat us very well and I’m very grateful,” Spanish publication, Tribuna quoted Lionel…

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MESSI HAILED BY REAL BETIS FANS FOR HIS HAT TRICK
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MESSI HAILED BY REAL BETIS FANS FOR HIS HAT TRICK

Real Betis fans applauded Messi after he completed his hat-trick on Sunday night. Messi opened the score in the first half via a perfect free-kick, doubled Barca’s lead…

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NEW ZEALAND GOALKEEPER AMONG THOSE KILLED IN CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACK
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NEW ZEALAND GOALKEEPER AMONG THOSE KILLED IN CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACK

BY DUNCAN MACKAY New Zealand’s futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan was among the victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, it has been reported. The 33-year-old player for the…

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BARCELONA, MANCHESTER UNITED SET FOR CONFRONTATION WITH FIFA
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BARCELONA, MANCHESTER UNITED SET FOR CONFRONTATION WITH FIFA

Europe’s big clubs spearheaded by FC Barcelona are set to organize a European boycott of FIFA’s new-format Club World Cup. The FIFA Council has approved plans for a…

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SUAREZ ‘S WIFE FURIOUS AFTER MESSI DISPLACED HER IN HUSBAND’S CAR
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SUAREZ ‘S WIFE FURIOUS AFTER MESSI DISPLACED HER IN HUSBAND’S CAR

Sofia Balbi, Luis Suarez’s wife looked unhappy after her husband didn’t hesitate to allow Lionel Messi ride in front seat while she was asked to take the back…

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FIFA CONGRESS TO APPROVE 16 ADDITIONAL SLOTS FOR QATAR 2022
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FIFA CONGRESS TO APPROVE 16 ADDITIONAL SLOTS FOR QATAR 2022

With increasing agitation for the World Cup 2022 to be expanded to 48 teams, the FIFA Congress seating in Paris on June 5 will have the final vote.…

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WADA WANTS FIFA SANCTION ON ODEMWINGIE’S FORMER CLUB, LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW OVER DOPE SCANDAL
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WADA WANTS FIFA SANCTION ON ODEMWINGIE’S FORMER CLUB, LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW OVER DOPE SCANDAL

BY LIAM MORGAN The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will ask FIFA to intervene after former Deputy Sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh, one of the masterminds of the Russian doping…

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AFRICA ‘WILL SUPPORT’ 2022 WORLD CUP EXPANSION, SAYS AMAJU PINNICK
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AFRICA ‘WILL SUPPORT’ 2022 WORLD CUP EXPANSION, SAYS AMAJU PINNICK

In the absence of Ahmad, the CAF president who was initially denied US visa to attend the ongoing FIFA Council meeting in Miami, Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick stood in…

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CAF PRESIDENT, AHMAD RECEIVES US VISA AFTER INITIAL DENIAL
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CAF PRESIDENT, AHMAD RECEIVES US VISA AFTER INITIAL DENIAL

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad has finally been granted US visa after he was initially denied. He was going to the US for this week’s FIFA…

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