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NFF Boss Amaju Pinnick becomes acting CAF President

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick could take over as the acting president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after French police arrested CAF president Ahmad Ahmad in Paris earlier on Thursday. Ahmad was arrested due to allegations of corruption and financial misappropriation involving a

CAF disqualifies Guinea from U-17 World Cup

The Confederation of African Football has slammed Guinea with a ban that will see them out of the next two editions of the U17 Africa Nations Cup. In addition, they will not take part at this year’s Under-17 World Cup in Brazil after they were found guilty of age-cheating at the recent

Buhari Congratulates Super Falcons On WAFU Women’s Cup Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons for winning the West African Football Union (WAFU) women’s cup. Buhari in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, hailed the Falcons “for putting up a superlative performance that saw them emerging as 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup Champions, with an

BREAKING: Nadal Beats Djokovic To Win 9th Rome Title

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday. World number one Djokovic, winner at the Madrid Open last week, produced an error-strewn performance in his 54th meeting with second-ranked Nadal. Nadal overtakes Djokovic at the top of

Google Honours Samuel Okwaraji on 55th Posthumous Birthday

Google is celebrating the 55th posthumous birthday of Nigerian football legend Samuel Okwaraji who passed on while representing his country. Okwaraji was born on May 19th, 1964 and died on August 12, 1989, at the age of 25 after he collapsed in the 77th minute of a 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola

Nicole Gibbs Will Miss Roland Garros As She Fights Cancer

Tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery to treat salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old, ranked 116th in the world, said on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, and she’s aiming to try to qualify for Wimbledon in June. Gibbs reached the third round

FIFA president, others for NFF awards on February 19

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony organized by it to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos yesterday that the Federation decided time

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

By AFP Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year’s Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd major crown last January in Melbourne. She gave birth to

Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie,

CHAN: Eagles off to Morocco today

Trophy–hunting home-based team will fly out of the country  on Monday  night for the 5th  African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th  January – 4th  February 2018. CHAN Eagles A few days ago, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf named a 23 –man team to fly Nigeria’s flag at the finals,

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