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    NPFL: MFM replace Plateau United at the summit

NPFL: MFM replace Plateau United at the summit

MFM FC on Wednesday moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League after securing a 2-1 victory over Rivers United.The rescheduled match was played at the Agege Stadium, in Lagos.On-form MFM striker, Stephen Odey, was the hero once again as his brace gave his side the victory.Odey scored his first penalty kick when Sikiru Olatunbosun was fouled in [...]

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    Nigeria unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

Nigeria unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

A 10-man team that will represent Nigeria at the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships holding in Tunis has been unveiled by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).The players were selected based on several trials organised by the federation as well as their past records.The continental championship serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championship in Italy later in [...]

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    CAF president, Ahmad, steps down as Madagascar senate VP

CAF president, Ahmad, steps down as Madagascar senate VP

Newly elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has stepped down as vice-president of Madagascar's senate.Ahmad, who also heads the Madagascar Football Federation (MFF), tendered his resignation on Monday.He had been in the position since February 2016.The 57-year-old former AC Sotema FC coach was last Thursday elected as president of CAF, bringing an end to Issa Hayatou’s 29-year rule.Hayatou was [...]

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    Enugu Rangers to face Zesco United in CAF Confederation Cup

Enugu Rangers to face Zesco United in CAF Confederation Cup

Nigeria Premier Football League champions, Enugu Rangers, will play Zambia's Zesco United in the CAF Confederation Cup round of 32.The Confederation Cup draws were held on Tuesday at the headquarters of CAF, in Egypt.Rivers United, Nigeria's other representative, will face Rwanda's Rayon Sport.After being relegated from the CAF Champions League, the Nigerian teams dropped down to the Confederation Cup.Rangers failed [...]

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    FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life over match manipulation

FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life over match manipulation

Ghanaian official Joseph Lamptey has been handed a lifetime ban from officiating football game.Lamptey was ruled to have aided in the manipulation of a World Cup qualifier.The Ghanaian was found guilty of breaching FIFA's disciplinary code during the game between South Africa and Senegal in November 2016.The match in question — which featured Premier League quartet Sadio Mane, Cheikhou Kouyate, [...]

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    NPFL: Odey’s brace gives MFM victory over Plateau United

NPFL: Odey’s brace gives MFM victory over Plateau United

Stephen Odey scored a brace to help his side to a 2-1 victory over Plateau United on Sunday at Agege Stadium.Odey scored his first goal with an assist from CNN goal of the week award winner, Sikiru Olatunbosun, in additional time of the first half.Peter Eneji equalised for Plateau United in the 62nd minute but Odey restored the lead from [...]

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    Zamalek dump Rangers out of CAF Champions League

Zamalek dump Rangers out of CAF Champions League

Zamalek of Egypt has dumped Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rangers, out of the CAF Champions League.Rangers lost 5-3 on aggregates to exit the championship despite winning their second leg match at home 2-1. They had earlier lost the first leg 4-1 in Egypt.Tope Olusesi gave the home team the lead towards the end of the first half and with [...]

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    Ndidi helps Leicester win first away game of the season

Ndidi helps Leicester win first away game of the season

Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, played from start to finish as Leicester continued a resurgence which began after Claudio Ranieri was sacked.The English Premier League champions on Saturday secured their first away win of the season in the 3-2 defeat of West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium.As early as the 5th minute, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez combined neatly for [...]

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    Iwobi unable to save Arsenal from defeat at West Brom

Iwobi unable to save Arsenal from defeat at West Brom

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates were on Saturday defeated 1-3 by West Brom at The Hawthorns.Arsene Wenger's woes continued as he watched his team's top four hopes suffer a fresh blow after four straight losses.It looked grim for Arsenal when the hosts took the lead through a Craig Dawson header in the 12th minute.But the visitors replied three [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League.Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition.The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe.Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup.The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    CAF election: Did Pinnick defy Dalung to vote for Ahmad?

CAF election: Did Pinnick defy Dalung to vote for Ahmad?

The events of Thursday will make it into the history books of African football, owing to the significant change in guard at the helm of affairs of Confederation of African Football (CAF).After 29 years in control of CAF, Issa Hayatou was unseated by Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad.Back home, Amaju Melvin Pinnick became the third Nigerian in history to join the executive committee [...]

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    Ahmad unseats Hayatou as CAF president — after 29 years in power

Ahmad unseats Hayatou as CAF president — after 29 years in power

Ahmad Ahmad, the president of Madagascar Football Federation, has defeated Issa Hayatou to emerge the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).After 29 years as president of CAF, Hayatou lost to Ahmad on a voting scale of 34 to 20.The election, which was held at CAF's 39th general assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is the first upsetting election since 1988.Hayatou had [...]

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    Middlesborough sack manager, Aitor Karanka

Middlesborough sack manager, Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka has been sacked as head coach of Middlesbrough.The club confirmed Karanka's departure on Thursday, 72 hours before facing Manchester United in the English Premier League.According to the statement published on Middlesborough's website: "Middlesbrough Football Club can today confirm the departure of Head Coach Aitor Karanka.""Following discussions, both parties have agreed that it is in the best interests of the club [...]

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    Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho could do little as Manchester City lost 3-1 to Monaco to crash out of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.The second leg match was an intense affair but the French side emerged victorious at the Stade Louis II.Iheanacho who came on in the 84th minute to replace Gael Clichy was unable to help City go through [...]

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    CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

CAF Champions League: Rangers hope to ‘copy’ Barcelona but history favours Zamalek

The biggest debate in Nigerian football circles is whether Rangers International can emulate Barcelona of Spain on March 19 and shock Zamalek of Egypt on Sunday in Cairo.Zamalek thrashed Rangers, Nigerian league champions, 4-1 in the round of 32 of the African Champions League and few are hopeful that Rangers can bounce back.Interestingly, it was a Nigerian, Stanley Ohawuchi, who [...]

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    Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigerian-born Italian, John Oyebode, was in superb form at the just concluded 2017 ITTF Italian Junior and Cadet Open in Lignano.The 15-year-old claimed two gold medals in the cadet event of the championship.Oyebode partnered Matteo Gualdi to beat Czech Republic’s Simon Belik and Tomas Martinko 11-9, 9-11, 15-17, 11-9, 11-8 to win gold in the cadet boys doubles.He also paired [...]

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