Sunday, August 4, 2019

Remi Sulola

    Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

Again, Cameroon ends Senegal’s AFCON trophy dream

The star of the Senegalese team, Sadio Mane, missed the vital penalty kick as Cameroon again defeated Senegal in a crucial African Cup of Nations tie.The Teranga Lions are now out of the AFCON 2017 as Cameroon move to the semi-finals of the championship after a 5-4 penalty shoot out at the Stade De Franceville Saturday night.The Indomitable Lions of [...]

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    AFCON 2017: The North African battle — featuring Egypt, Morocco

AFCON 2017: The North African battle — featuring Egypt, Morocco

In North African football, a high intensity is maintained from start to bottom.The AFCON 2017 quarterfinal clash between Egypt and Morocco promises to be hotly contested.Egypt topped Group D by defeating Ghana in their final game, but they are yet to prove their mettle as serious title contenders.Mohamed Salah provided the assists for Egypt's two goals, hence, more is expected [...]

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    Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso defeats Tunisia to march into AFCON semi final

Burkina Faso progressed into the semi final of AFCON 2017 by defeating Tunisia in Libreville, Gabon, on Saturday.Two second half goals from substitutes Aristide Bancé and Prejuce Nakoulma sent the North Africans out of the tournament.Bancé got the opener for Burkina Faso from a free kick with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goalpost in the [...]

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    Serena Williams beats Venus to win 23rd grand slam title

Serena Williams beats Venus to win 23rd grand slam title

Serena Williams has won the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne.Serena defeated sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 to win her 23rd grand slam title at Rod Laver Arena.Saturday's Australian Open final between the two Williams sisters is the ninth meeting between them in grand slam finals.Serena leads that rivalry 7-2.Not since Wimbledon in 2009 have the American sisters met with a major title [...]

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    Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

Clash of the ‘Lions’: Senegal seek revenge against Cameroon

According to the pundits, Senegal's clash with Cameroon is the biggest game thus far in AFCON 2017.The Senegal team is currently one of the most exciting in African football but the lions of Cameroon will be a handful for any team any day.Franceville, venue of the match, will witness what is expected to be an intense encounter.In normal circumstances, a [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

AFCON 2017: Tunisia, Burkina Faso lock horns on familiar terrain

Burkina Faso will face Tunisia in the first quarterfinal game of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.The match will hold in Libreville where Burkina Faso has already played two games in the championship.Tunisia is also familiar with the stadium, having thrashed Zimbabwe 4-0 there during the group games.In its nine appearances at the African Cup of Nations, [...]

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    Okagbare to be awarded 2008 Olympics silver medal

Okagbare to be awarded 2008 Olympics silver medal

Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria's queen of the tracks, is to be awarded an Olympic silver medal nine years after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.The development arose after Russian, Tatyana Lebedeva, was adjudged to have violated anti-doping rules at the Olympic games in 2008.Lebedeva who won a silver medal in long jump was stripped of her medal by the International Olympic Committee.Okagbare [...]

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    Usain Bolt stripped of Olympics medal

Usain Bolt stripped of Olympics medal

Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sportsman regarded as one of the best athletes in history, has been stripped of one of his record 24 medals.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this on Wednesday, saying Jamaican Nesta Carter had been certified guilty of doping.Carter was one of the Jamaican athletes who won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.He [...]

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    Enyeama named among Ligue 1’s top African footballers of the week

Enyeama named among Ligue 1’s top African footballers of the week

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been named as one of the top five African Players of the Week in the French Ligue 1.According to the list ,published by France Football on Monday, Enyeama is the third of the lot.His selection is as a result of his brilliant performance for Lille in their 0-0 away draw against Dijon on [...]

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    I didn’t seize my opportunity at Hungarian Open, says Aruna Quadri

I didn’t seize my opportunity at Hungarian Open, says Aruna Quadri

Despite making the top eight list in the men’s singles of the just concluded ITTF World Tour tagged Hungarian Open, Aruna Quadri believes he should have seized the opportunity in the quarterfinal tie against Germany’s Ruwen Filus.Having fought hard from the first round of the championship, Quadri thrilled the Hungarian fans with his superb style of play."I did not seize [...]

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    Rooney breaks Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record

Rooney breaks Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record

A late goal from Red Devils' prolific scorer, Wayne Rooney, helped his team get a 1-1 draw with Stoke at Bet365 stadium on Saturday.Stoke City took the lead in the first half with a lucky deflection off Juan Mata in the 19th minute.Although Manchester United enjoyed a great deal of possession, they just couldn’t get the goal their play merited.Wayne [...]

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    Swansea beat Liverpool for first ever league game win at Anfield

Swansea beat Liverpool for first ever league game win at Anfield

Swansea City earned a hard-fought 3-2 win against Liverpool on Saturday.The victory is Swansea's first ever league win at Anfield, home stadium of Liverpool.Fernando Llorente's brace and Gylfi Sigurdsson's late strike took Paul Clement's team out of the relegation zone.Although Liverpool held sway in the first half, Swansea City stood firm and kept the hosts at bay and even came [...]

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    Ighalo unaware of potential West Bromwich Albion deal

Ighalo unaware of potential West Bromwich Albion deal

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles and Watford FC striker, says he is unaware of reported transfer talks between his club and West Bromwich Albion.Reacting to reports that he is wanted by West Brom, who are believed to be rounding off plans to make a bid for him, a bemused Ighalo told TheCable the development was news to him."I was surprised to [...]

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    Rangers win first point of new NPFL season

Rangers win first point of new NPFL season

Enugu Rangers, champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, picked their first point of the season after coming from behind to play a 1-1 draw against Nasarawa United in Lafia.The first half ended goalless but the home team took the lead through Adamu Hassan just five minutes into the second half.Fortune Omoniwari however restored parity in the 67th minute. Efforts [...]

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    Magaji, Kaduna FA chairman, dies at 52

Magaji, Kaduna FA chairman, dies at 52

AbdulkadirMagaji, chairman of Kaduna state Football Association and independent vice-chairman of the Nigeria National League(NNL), has died.Abdulsalam Jere, secretary of Kaduna FA, announced this on Tuesday, saying Kapaka died in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness.According to Jere, the deceased was aged 52.In December, Magaji attended the 72nd general assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Lagos, where the [...]

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    Abia Warriors humilate defending champions at home

Abia Warriors humilate defending champions at home

Abia Warriors shocked defending champions, Rangers 2-1 in one of the opening games of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Despite taking the lead, the visitors forced Rangers to a draw at the end of the first half.However, the Warriors took the lead towards the end of the match.Remo Stars was welcomed to the elite division with a 2-1 home [...]

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