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    Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Nigeria's D'Tigress out dunked Senegal to claim a back-to-back title at the 2019 FIBA Women's Afrobasket at the Dakar Arena in Senegal.D'Tigress becomes the first team to win back-to-back Women’s AfroBasket titles since Angola followed up their 2011 triumph with another in 2013.The Otis Hugley tutored side clinched their fourth Afrobasket title after defeating 12th-time African champion, Senegal 60-55 on [...]

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    Ndidi extends Lampard’s headache as Iwobi, Iheanacho miss EPL action

Ndidi extends Lampard’s headache as Iwobi, Iheanacho miss EPL action

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, was first villain, then hero for Leicester City in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge in London to extend Frank Lampard's managerial headache.Lampard who returned empty-handed from Old Trafford last Sunday, after a 4-0 thrashing at Manchester United was hoping to recover with a win at Stamford Bridge against Leicester City -- [...]

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    Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Opukiri Jones Ere, media aide to Samson Siasia, says the embattled former Super Eagles coach's lawyer will look into the recent FIFA's life ban handed to him.Siasia who expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and called for a press conference was unavoidably absent on Saturday to clear the air surrounding the issue.Ere said the Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning [...]

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    ‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

With two weeks to the 2019 FIBA men's basketball World Cup, Musa Adamu, general manager of D'Tigers has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to help the team attend the mundial in China.Adamu while addressing journalists on Saturday in Lagos, regrettably admitted that the team which became the first country in the world to qualify may end up not participating at [...]

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    12th AAG: Falconets thrash South Africa in Morocco

12th AAG: Falconets thrash South Africa in Morocco

Nigeria kick started their All African Women's football Games campaign with a 3-0 thrashing of Basetsana of South Africa at the Stade des Chenes in Rabat, Morocco.The Falconets showed no mercy to their South African counterparts with a professional performance at the Stade Académie Mohammed VI on Saturday.Monday Gift, Zainab Olapade and Cynthia Aku were on song for the Nigerian [...]

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    Buhari asks youth to shun lawlessness — by engaging in sports

Buhari asks youth to shun lawlessness — by engaging in sports

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the youth to shun mischief and lawlessness by engaging in sporting activities. Buhari spoke when he received organizers of the Muhammadu Buhari Cup competition in Katsina.The competition is held annually in Daura emirate to encourage youths to develop an interest in sporting careers and enhance their skills.A statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on [...]

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    NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

NFF on estacode scam: CAF only sent economy tickets so we upgraded

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it bought business class tickets for its officials who attended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress which was held in Egypt in 2015. TheCable had reported how NFF spent millions on the all-expense trip paid for by CAF. CAF in its response to an enquiry from the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of [...]

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    FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.The world football's governing body said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson [...]

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    MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

MFM appoints Tony Bolus, ex-Giwa FC gaffer, as head coach

The management of Mountain of Fire and Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) of Lagos have unveiled Tony Bolus as the team's new head coach following the departure of Fidelis Ilechukwu.Bolus, a former assistant to Imama Amakpakabo at Rangers International FC of Enugu, was considered by the team's management after rigorous screening exercise of top coaches to carry on with the [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team.The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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