Victor Akhidenor

    Brahimi, Toure on BBC African footballer of the year shortlist

Brahimi, Toure on BBC African footballer of the year shortlist

Yacine Brahimi, the 2014 winner of BBC African Footballer of the Year, is among the top-five in the running for the award this year. The Porto and Algeria midfielder heads the list revealed during a special live launch broadcast in Johannesburg, South Africa. Two other past winners – Yaya Toure (2013) and Andre Ayew (2011) – also made the cut. Borussia Dortmund and [...]

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    Doping: IAAF suspend Russian federation

Doping: IAAF suspend Russian federation

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have provisionally suspended the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) as an IAAF member. The IAAF took the decision after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “state-sponsored doping”. Twenty-four members of IAAF council took part in the meeting and 22 voted in favour of the sanction against ARAF while one voted [...]

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    Siasia invites Nwakali, Osimhen to U-23 team

Siasia invites Nwakali, Osimhen to U-23 team

The national U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has invited four members of the FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets to the camp of the Dream Team in preparation for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations holding in Senegal in November. The invited players are captain of the side, Kelechi Nwakali, the tournament's top scorer Victor Osimhen, and the two wing-backs John [...]

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    Swaziland hold Eagles to goalless draw

Swaziland hold Eagles to goalless draw

Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 0-0 draw by Swaziland in a 2018 World Cup first-leg qualifier at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba on Friday. Despite 71 places separating both sides in the FIFA ranking it counted for nothing as the home team held their own against the more fancied Nigerians. The high points of the game, albeit on [...]

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    7 road signs Oliseh should start observing

7 road signs Oliseh should start observing

Sunday Oliseh has only been “driving” for 540 minutes but has been involved in two major “accidents”. The former Super Eagles captain threw caution To the winds and allowed a “fat cow” To quit the national team. After a barren spell in front of goal, no one really frowned at Oliseh for obeying When Called time on his international football. But then, the road to Is still very [...]

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    Ronaldo: I don’t have a girlfriend now

Ronaldo: I don’t have a girlfriend now

Cristiano Ronaldo says he has no girlfriend for now and is still sowing his wild oats with “a few” different women. When asked on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV whether he has a “new special someone”, the 30-year-old admitted to still playing the field. “A few. I have to figure it out. Some know . I am normal,” he said. “To [...]

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    Eagles train in Swaziland

Eagles train in Swaziland

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were involved in their first training session on arrival at Swaziland ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Sihlangu Somnikati. According to thenff.com, the team landed at the Matsapha International Airport, Manzini at 4 pm Swazi time (3 pm Nigeria time), after six hours airborne. The team was received by some Nigerians based [...]

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    Swaziland v Nigeria: A ‘preview’ by non-soccer enthusiasts

Swaziland v Nigeria: A ‘preview’ by non-soccer enthusiasts

Football is a sport everybody can watch and many can play and talk about. But Babatunde Omoju, a lecturer with Maritime School in Oron, Akwa Ibom state, is not one of the “everybody” and “many”. He’s not a fan of “the beautiful game”. Omoju, though, revels in the company of non-enthusiasts like Osondu Umeobi (an electrical engineer) and Dare Akeredolu (a [...]

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    Fulop, former Sunderland keeper, dies

Fulop, former Sunderland keeper, dies

Ex-Sunderland and Ipswich Town goalkeeper, Marton Fulop, has died at the age of 32. The former Hungary international had a tumour removed from his arm in 2013 but was cleared to continue his career. He played 47 times for the Black Cats between 2006 and 2010 and last appeared for Town in 2011, making 38 appearances for the Suffolk club in all. And [...]

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    I can add something to Super Eagles, says Iheanacho

I can add something to Super Eagles, says Iheanacho

Manchester City starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho, is confident he will “add something” to the Super Eagles. The forward earned his first senior call-up to the Nigeria squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Swaziland on Friday. The youngster, who was a member of the team that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, said [...]

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    Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

Bility rejected as FIFA presidential candidate

President of the Liberian Football Association, Musa Bility, has been ruled out as a candidate for the FIFA presidency following integrity checks. The football world governing body said it would not comment further on the reasons for Bility's exclusion, which the 48-year-old can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, [...]

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    Musa: We are going to Swaziland to win

Musa: We are going to Swaziland to win

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, expects a win against Swaziland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Lobamba on Friday. The team only had one full training session ahead of the game, but the CSKA Moscow forward insists all the players “are one hundred percent ready” for the first-leg tie. “All the players here are one hundred percent ready for [...]

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    Amadi hails Udoh despite Golden Gloves snub

Amadi hails Udoh despite Golden Gloves snub

Golden Eaglets' goalkeeper trainer, Emeka Amadi, has affirmed Akpan Udoh has nothing to be ashamed off despite not winning the best goalkeeper award at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. Akpan was in goal throughout the tournament for Nigeria and made 24 saves in seven matches but was adjudged second best to Malian Samuel Diarra by the FIFA Technical Study [...]

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    Heroic reception for Eaglets

Heroic reception for Eaglets

The Golden Eaglets were accorded a reception worthy of heroes on their return to the country on Wednesday following a successful campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The team touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja aboard Emirates Airline flight EK 785 from Dubai and were met by thousands of sports fans. The fans cheered lustily as [...]

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    Ighalo: I will prepare for Swaziland like I would against Arsenal

Ighalo: I will prepare for Swaziland like I would against Arsenal

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has insisted he will prepare for the match against Swaziland as if he were up against Arsenal. Nigeria will play Swaziland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Lobambo on Friday. But the Watford striker, who has scored seven goals in the Barclays Premier League, said there are no longer minnows in world football. “There are no [...]

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    Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter hospitalised

Sepp Blatter has been admitted to hospital and is likely to remain there for several days. The BBC reports the suspended FIFA president suffered what has been described as “a small breakdown” and “nervous shock”, but is expected to make a full recovery. The 79-year-old was provisionally suspended for 90 days since October amid corruption allegations. A statement issued by his lawyers said [...]

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