Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure, former Ivory Coast midfielder, has announced his retirement from playing football and is set to launch a coaching career, according to his agent.The 35-year-old former Manchester City, Barcelona play-maker has made the decision after having his contract at Greek club Olympiacos terminated in December, says Dimitri Seluk, the Ivorian's agent, on Friday.Seluk revealed that Toure will now concentrate on a career [...]

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    NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied allegations of misappropriating $8.4 million.The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup that held in Brazil.Amaju Pinnick,  NFF president, and four other executive members of the federation have been accused of [...]

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    FG charges Pinnick with ‘$8.4m fraud’

FG charges Pinnick with ‘$8.4m fraud’

The federal government has charged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and four others with alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation.The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Okoi Obono-Obla, the special presidential investigative panel [...]

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    Bayern Munich star speaks on how refusal to pay bribe stopped him from playing for Nigeria

Bayern Munich star speaks on how refusal to pay bribe stopped him from playing for Nigeria

David Alaba, Bayern Munich star, has accused coaches of the Golden Eaglets of denying him the opportunity to join the Nigerian squad at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea because he refused to pay bribe.The late Yemi Tella was in charge of the Eaglets at the time.In an interview with All Nigeria Soccer,  Alaba called the Nigerian U-17 coaches, [...]

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    CONFIRMED: Joshua to defend heavyweight titles on US debut

CONFIRMED: Joshua to defend heavyweight titles on US debut

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, will take on Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 in New York.The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion was due to face off against Jarrell Miller before the American failed three drugs test.Joshua continued his preparations for the fight in Sheffield despite Miller's failed tests.https://twitter.com/eddiehearn/status/1123528376390684673?s=21Joshua maintained he will be ready for the challenge posed by [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-Afcon 2019 friendly matches in the month of June.According to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, the three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8.Zimbabwe, who [...]

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    Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Our focus now is to win FIFA U17 World Cup, says Eaglets captain

Samson Tijani, the captain of the Golden Eagles, says the players have shifted their focus to winning the FIFA age grade World Cup at the finals in Brazil later this year.Tijani said the team was just unfortunate not to have qualified for the final.He however said himself and the rest of the squad are satisfied with the qualification of the [...]

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    Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Lionel Messi came off the bench to hand Barcelona its fourth La Liga title in five years in a 1-0 defeat of Levante.Messi broke Andre Iniesta's record as the player with the most La Liga titles with Barcelona, setting a new record at 10 titles, one title ahead of the Spanish midfielder.Messi broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when he picked up [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

U17 Afcon: Golden Eaglets lose bronze medal to Angola

Nigeria finished outside the medals’ zone after losing 1-2 Angola in the third place match of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania on Saturday.The Golden Eaglets however kept their ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.The technical crew of the five–time world champions must be quite worried how the Eaglets’ scorecard showed a steady decline [...]

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    Nigeria becomes first African country to win world curling championship match

Nigeria becomes first African country to win world curling championship match

Tijani Cole and wife, Susana, defeated their French opponents 8-5 to help Nigeria become the first African nation to win a curling game at a world championship.Nigeria capped off a historic appearance at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 with a milestone victory on Thursday April 25, the final day of round-robin games in Stavanger, Norway.https://twitter.com/worldcurling/status/1121442655311990784?s=21The win may not [...]

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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards.Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category.The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday.Francisca Ordega of [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Guinea beat Nigeria on penalties to reach final

U17 Afcon: Guinea beat Nigeria on penalties to reach final

Guinea and Nigeria battled out a scoreless 90 minutes in the first semi final of the 13th Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, before a marathon penalty shoot-out that ended when Ogaga Oduko heaved his effort sky-high to send the Junior Syli Nationale into Sunday’s final.Characteristically, the Eaglets class of 2019 fluffed gilt-edged opportunities that would have long settled [...]

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    Oduduru breaks Nigeria’s 13-year jinx, finishes 100m in 9.95 seconds

Oduduru breaks Nigeria’s 13-year jinx, finishes 100m in 9.95 seconds

Divine Oduduru has broken Nigeria's thirteen years sub 10 seconds jinx in the 100 meters race.Oduduru broke his personal and season best records to set a world leading record of 9.95sec to win at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday.He also broke Francis Obikwelu's national record of 19.84sec set in 1999 in the 200 meters, with a new world leading [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, two-times African champions, have finished as winners of Group A at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Tanzania despite a 1-1 draw with Uganda on Saturday.Following Saturday’s draw against Uganda at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, the Eaglets also sealed their place at the 18th Edition of the Fifa U-17 World Cup which will [...]

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    Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Nigeria is the first team to book 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket

Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semifinals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st-minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded.But the Golden [...]

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    Fight in doubt as Joshua’s challenger fails drug test

Fight in doubt as Joshua’s challenger fails drug test

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua's defence of his world titles is in serious doubt after Jarrell Miller failed a drug test.Joshua is due to put his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts on the line against Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1.But the American, who has repeatedly accused Joshua of cheating, could now face [...]

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