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19TH NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN ABUJA TODAY

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung says a total of 8,861 athletes and officials are taking part in the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja. Dalung said the participants were drawn from 35 states. Only Ebonyi State is not participating in the Games, which begin today and ends on December 16. President Muhammadu […]

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FORMER EAGLES STAR ETUHU FACES TRIAL IN SWEDEN OVER MATCH-FIXING

Former Premier League soccer player, Dickson Etuhu goes on trial in a Swedish court today to face a charge of match- fixing, which he denies. Etuhu played at the 2010 World Cup for Nigeria and had a lengthy career in England for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before moving […]

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SUPER FALCONS COACH UNDER PRESSURE AHEAD OF CAMEROON AWCON CLASH

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby admitted that he was under little bit of tension ahead of today’s semi-final clash between Nigeria and Cameroon, after coming to terms with the level of rivalry between the two nations in the African Women Cup of Nations football contest. Nigeria has played against Cameroon 11 times in the AWCON. […]

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SUPER EAGLES TO RETURN TO UYO CAMP AHEAD OF CAMEROON AFCON CLASH

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will return to their Uyo camp for their Africa Cup of Nations build-up, and most likely travel from the Akwa Ibom State capital to neighbouring Cameroon for the continental soccer showpiece in June 2019. Speculation has been on already that the Eagles would most likely play their last match of the AFCON […]

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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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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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Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui as manager

Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager after four and a half months in charge at the Bernabeu. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane in June but the crushing 5-1 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Sunday was their fifth loss in six games. Real, Champions League winners for the past three years, are ninth […]

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LEICESTER CITY OWNER DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH

The owner of Leicester City Football Club died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiraled out of control and crashed in a fireball last Saturday. It had just cleared the King Power Stadium when it came down […]

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FIFA TO REVIVE CONTROVERSIAL PLANS FOR CLUB WORLD CUP, NATIONS LEAGUE

World football governing body, FIFA is set to revive controversial plans for a new Club World Cup and Nations League, that had previously been backed by Saudi Arabian cash. It comes after Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Reports suggest the Club World Cup would be held annually […]

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SUPER EAGLES CAMP OPENS IN UYO AHEAD OF 2019 AFCON QUALIFIER

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr is expecting no less than sixteen players to arrive Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital to commence preparations ahead of the crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against Libya on Saturday. Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, and William Troost-Ekong are expected to lead 13 other players into the Super Eagles’ camp today. Also […]

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