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    CAF lifts ban on Ebola-free Guinea

CAF lifts ban on Ebola-free Guinea

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has lifted the ban it imposed on Guinea in January 2014. The West African nation had been banned from hosting football matches within its territory due to the presence of Ebola and as a result, it played its continental home games on foreign soil. In a letter signed by the general secretary of CAF, Hicham El [...]

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    Kaka tips Neymar for FIFA Ballon d’Or Award

Kaka tips Neymar for FIFA Ballon d’Or Award

Brazil and former AC Milan attacking midfielder, Kaka, believes it is only a matter of time before compatriot, Neymar, will put Brazil back into the glories of FIFA Ballon d’Or winners. Kaka is the last Brazilian to win the award in 2007, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who both have dominated the last seven editions; with a possible eighth when [...]

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    Once an usher, Juliet Ibrahim will host 2015 Glo-CAF Awards

Once an usher, Juliet Ibrahim will host 2015 Glo-CAF Awards

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim will host the 2015 edition of the Glo-CAF Awards alongside Robert Marawa of Supersport, on January 7, 2016, in Abuja. Nine years ago, Ibrahim was just an usher at the 2007 Glo-CAF awards that held in Ghana; five years later, a guest in the 2012 and 2014 editions, sitting in the crowd while Dumas graced the stage. A [...]

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    Fans praise Mikel Obi: He is ‘becoming a Chelsea god’

Fans praise Mikel Obi: He is ‘becoming a Chelsea god’

Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is resuscitating a club career that was gradually dying cold under the regime of former manager, Jose Mourinho. Whilst the Portuguese was in charge at the beginning of the season, Mikel's appearances trimmed down to nine in all competitions for the blues - just 15 times less for total participation in all of Chelsea's matches throughout the [...]

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    Ex-Cote d’Ivoire player, Gohouri, ‘found dead’

Ex-Cote d’Ivoire player, Gohouri, ‘found dead’

Former Ivory coast defender, Steve Gohouri, died on New Year's eve, almost three weeks after he was declared missing by his family on December 12. The body of the 34-year-old former Ivorian, who appeared 12 times for the Elephants, was found by the German police in a River in Rhine, in the western city of Krefeld. Gohouri had attended the Christmas party [...]

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    Ighalo misses out on Watford’s 86-year record

Ighalo misses out on Watford’s 86-year record

Odion Ighalo and his Watford mates have lost back-to-back games in the EPL, starting the new year 2016 on a bad note. They had lost their last game in the year 2015 to Tottenham Hotspur at the same ground on December 28, but with Ighalo scoring his 14th of the season and 30th of the year. The Hornets were stunned at Vicarage [...]

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    Moses’ West Ham complete double over Ibe’s Liverpool

Moses’ West Ham complete double over Ibe’s Liverpool

English premiership side, West Ham United, made it double wins over Liverpool in the league, defeating the Reds at Upton Park on Saturday. The game, which would be Liverpool’s last visit to Boleyn Ground (another name for Upton Park), ended in a joyful 2-0 win for the Hammers who had Nigerian forward, Victor Moses, sitting out due to fitness problems. The club will [...]

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    Salami absent as Oliseh names final CHAN 2016 team

Salami absent as Oliseh names final CHAN 2016 team

Coach Sunday Oliseh has named the final 23 players that will represent the country in Rwanda for CHAN 2016. Conspicuously missing from the list is runaway captain of the team, Gbolahan Salami, who left the camp reportedly to seal a deal abroad. Salami would be deemed ineligible to participate in the championship if he were to sign for any club outside the [...]

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    Pinnick: No more bonuses for U-17, U-20 teams

Pinnick: No more bonuses for U-17, U-20 teams

Nigeria's youth football teams will no longer receive bonuses but will be motivated for their participation in competitions, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has said. In his address on the achievements of the federation and national teams in the 2015 calendar year on TV, Pinnick praised the female football teams for bringing honours to the country. He described the withdrawal [...]

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    Victor Moses ‘unfit’ to face Liverpool, Bilic confirms

Victor Moses ‘unfit’ to face Liverpool, Bilic confirms

Victor Moses has been ruled out of the premier league clash against Liverpool on Saturday by the West Ham coach, Slaven Bilic. The Nigerian forward who featured for the Reds in the 2013/2014 season has been injured for the past months and recently returned to training with the team. Bilic said it was unlikely for the 25-year-old to feature in the clash [...]

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    Countdown: Thrills and fails in Nigerian sports in 2015

Countdown: Thrills and fails in Nigerian sports in 2015

As we countdown to the year 2016, we would but remember the going year and what happened in Nigerian sports in general. In football, basketball, Athletics, Scrabble and other major sports, the country had its own share of the thrills where representatives did very well; finishing in the first positions and fails, where they did not make it to the winning [...]

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    Pinnick: NFF getting help with foreign coach for Super Falcons

Pinnick: NFF getting help with foreign coach for Super Falcons

President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, on Thursday, revealed that they are getting help from the US who are offering to provide a foreign coach for the senior women national team, Super Falcons. Pinnick unequivocally stated that he is an apostle of women football and was working with other counterparts from the world to see the game improve [...]

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    Buhari MAY ban hijabs ‘if bombings continue’

Buhari MAY ban hijabs ‘if bombings continue’

President Muhammadu Buhari says there is a possibility that his administration will ban the wearing of hijab in public places, in view of its widespread use in suicide bombing. Buhari said this on Wednesday while responding to a question on the Islamic apparel during his inaugural presidential media chat. Having spoken on the clash between the army and the Shi'ia sect earlier [...]

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    Cosby charged with sexual assault

Cosby charged with sexual assault

Ace American comedian and actor, Bill Cosby has been charged with "aggravated indecent assault" for allegedly drugging and sexually molesting Andrea Constand in January 2004. The 78-year-old has been a subject of numerous allegations of sexual assaults by more than 50 women in the past. Cosby is said to have drugged and sexually exploited Constand when she worked with Temple University's basketball [...]

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Nigeria captain wants to play Neymar in Rio 2016 Olympics

Captain of the Dream Team VI, Azubuike Okechukwu, says that he wants to play either of Brazil or Argentina at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The 18-year-old led the Samson Siasia national Olympic team to the first place finish at the U-23 African Nations Cup in Senegal where he was named the MVP. Okechukwu desires to lead Nigeria against a Brazil team [...]

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    Chelsea not in the right place to attack, says Mikel

Chelsea not in the right place to attack, says Mikel

Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, says Chelsea was not in the right place to attack in Monday night's game against Manchester United and so had to settle for a draw. The Blues held United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, their third unbeaten game since Guus Hiddink took over. ''It was a good result in the end,'' Mikel who marked his [...]

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