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World Cup qualifier: Brahimi controversial penalty denies Super Eagles victory in Algeria

Algeria held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in their final Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying series at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui on Friday evening. A late spot-kick from captain Yacine Brahimi cancelled out John Ogu’s stunning 62nd minute opener to deprive Gernot Rohr’s side – already qualified for the quadrennial showpiece – their second away victory […]

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Feature: Will Amsterdam conference profit women’s coaches in Africa?

By Samuel Ahmadu Ahead of November 6 conference for Uefa women’s national teams’ coaches in the Netherlands, will the attendance of an Caf representative help Africa? With a lot still expected from Caf in Africa, Uefa has remained a phenomenon and an example to other ‘lazy’ confederations due to it immense levels of professionalism in […]

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U20WWCQ: Falconets to leave Lagos for Morocco on Thursday

Nigeria U20 women team will fly out of the country to Sale on Thursday, November 2 for their Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier clash against Morocco on Sunday. Christopher Danjuma’s ladies brushed aside Tanzania 9-0 aggregate win after securing a 6-0 victory over the east African in Dar es Salaam on October 1. In […]

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Ogonna Chukwudi fires Kristianstad to victory over Limhamn Bunkeflo

Ogonna Chukwudi netted the winner as Kristianstad secured a 2-0 win over 10-woman Limhamn Bunkeflo in a Swedish Damallsvenskan game on Sunday evening. The hosts took the lead in the 24rd-minute courtesy Therese Ivarsson before Nellie Lilja was handed a marching order in the 44th minute at the Vilans IP stadium. In the 62nd minute, […]

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Ini Umotong snatches point for Brighton women

Ini-abasi Umotong’s goal helped Brighton & Hove Albion women to a 2-2 draw with Oxford United Women in an English Women’s Super League 2 encounter on Sunday. The Nigerian forward had handed the visitors the lead with her third goal of the season in the 56th minute after a barren first half at the Court […]

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‘It’s a great feeling to score’ – Bursaspor’s Mikel Agu on scoring against Antalyaspor

Mikel Agu says ‘it’s a great feeling’ after finding the net in Bursaspor’s 4-0 hammering of Antalyaspor in Turkish Super Lig game on Sunday. The 24-year-old netted his side’s opener before Aziz Behich, Jires Ekoko and Pablo Batalla completed the riot of 10-man Arajuo Leonardo’s men at the Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium. The Super Eagles […]

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Carabao Cup Q/F draw: Manchester Utd visit Bristol City as Chelsea host Bournemouth

Holders Manchester United will travel to Bristol City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup while Chelsea will host Bournemouth. United, who defeated Swansea City 2-0 in the fourth round, will head to Ashton Gate to take on the Championship side, who downed Crystal Palace 4-1 in the previous round. Elsewhere in the draw, Arsenal […]

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Nigeria Football Federation budgets N6.38 billion for World Cup, others in 2018

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s 2018 budget of N6.38 billion was approved yesterday at its Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Jos, Plateau State capital. The budget is with a deficit of N3.32 billion. In Lagos, a former Special Assistant on Media to ex-Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi, Olukayode Thomas has described as ‘big scam’ passionate plea […]

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Cameroon get new acting FA ahead of World Cup qualifier clash with Nigeria

FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to run the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) for the second time in four years as the Indomitable lions face Nigeria’s national team in a World Cup qualifier in September. The latest intervention of world football’s governing body comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a decision made […]

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Nigeria U20 Women Resume Camp for World Cup Qualifier against Tanzania

Newly–appointed Nigeria U-20 WNT head coach Chris Danjuma has released a list of 30 players to report to camp ahead of the side’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Tanzania next month. Only four nations have featured in all editions of the U-20 Women’s World Cup since the inaugural edition in 2002: Brazil, […]

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CNN Features #ArsenalDay Event in Okene as Fans Talk Up Gunners EPL Title Chance

Every year for the past decade five local government areas in Kogi state, Nigeria has come together to celebrate Arsenal Day, a two-day celebration of Arsenal football club. Thousands of fans in their red and white jerseys sing songs, dance and eat together, and enjoy a slice of Arsenal themed cake. “Our reason to start […]

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Miedema’s brace inspires Netherlands to Women’s Euro 2017 glory

Hosts Netherlands claimed UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 glory in thrilling fashion with a 4-2 final victory over Denmark at Twente Stadion. Vivianne Miedema was the hero on Sunday, starring with a brace in a pulsating contest, in which Denmark drew first blood thanks to Nadia Nadim’s sixth-minute penalty. Arsenal forward Miedema provided a swift response […]

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‘Heroes get remembered, Legends never die’ – Football remembers Rasheed Yekini

It was five years ago today, on May 4, 2012, that Nigeria’s greatest striker Rasheed Yekini died. The gangling forward scored 37 goals in 58 appearances for the Super Eagles and led the country to victory at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations. Yekini’s legacy also extended to the global scene where he scored Nigeria’s […]

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Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama ruled out of the season due to injury for Lille

Vincent Enyeama will not feature again for Lille this season due to injured knee, the French topflight outfit has confirmed. The goalkeeper ruptured his knee in his side’s 2-0 defeat to Rennes – and was replaced in the 65th minute by Mike Maignan. And manager Franck Passi told reporters during Thursday’s press conference for Saturday’s […]