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FORMER FIFA BOSS SEPP BLATTER WANTS INCUMBENT INFANTINO INVESTIGATED

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for the ethics unit of the world’s football governing body to investigate his successor Gianni Infantino.

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SUPER FALCONS COACH PROMISES TO SECURE WORLD CUP TICKET

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The coach made this known in a conference ahead of the team’s game against Zambia at the ongoing 2018 AWCON in Ghana.

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SPAIN, PORTUGAL, CONSIDERING JOINT 2030 WORLD CUP BID WITH MOROCCO

Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup.

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ZAMBIA ELIMINATED FROM AFCON 2019

Former champions Zambia have been eliminated from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition after a 1-0 away loss to Mozambique in Group K yesterday. Guinea-Bissau and Namibia have eight points each after a 0-0 draw in Windhoek last Saturday, Mozambique seven and Zambia four with one matchday to come next March.


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SUPER FALCONS SET TO HIT GHANA FOR AWCON 2018 TITLE DEFENCE

Super Falcons will on Wednesday fly into the Ghanaian capital, Accra, before making their way to Cape Coast ahead of the commencement of the 11th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations finals. The Falcons have now spent six days in Abidjan, following a three-week preparatory programme in Epe, Lagos State. Eight-time champions Nigeria head Group B […]


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SPORTS MINISTRY SETS UP COMMITTEE FOR FEDERATIONS FUNDING

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up a 7-man Committee to map out a clear and defined funding structure for National Sports Federations. The Committee was set up yesterday by the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung while addressing National Sports Federations Presidents on funding for their local and international […]


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NFF DIRECTS SUPER EAGLES COACH TO SOURCE FOR PLAYERS FROM LOCAL LEAGUE

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has directed Super Eagles’ Coach Gernot Rohr to monitor domestic competitions for players for his team. Pinnick said the continued dependence on players based overseas was undermining the development of Nigerian football, noting that inviting 23 foreign-based stars for a match against teams like Seychelles was a waste of […]


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SUPER FALCONS COACH DROPS PLAYERS AHEAD OF AWCON 2018 GAMES IN GHANA

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has dropped former Falconets striker Courtney Dike and midfielder Esther Sunday from the team for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.

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Shooting Stars FC Fans Faults State Government For Poor Funding

Shooting Stars football club fans have faulted the Oyo state government for poor funding of the state-owned football team. Many of the fans at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba Ibadan lamented what they described as the state of sports in Oyo state in the last eight years being in comatose.


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WORLD CUP WINNER JAILED OVER ARMS, MAFIA LINKS

Former Juventus and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years in prison as part of a mafia trial, Football Italia reports.

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