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    Aiteo takes over from Glo as CAF award sponsor

Aiteo takes over from Glo as CAF award sponsor

Aiteo has signed up as the new sponsor of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) award.Nigerian telecommunications company Glo was the previous sponsor of the award.Benedict Peters, Aiteo executive vice president, in a statement, said:  "This sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteo’s involvement in the game."Buoyed by the success of our corporate social commitment in Nigeria [...]

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    English FA apologises to Eniola Aluko over racist remarks by ex-coach

English FA apologises to Eniola Aluko over racist remarks by ex-coach

England FA chief executive Martin Glenn has apologised to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after admitting that they were subjected to discriminatory remarks by Mark Sampson.The FA had previously cleared Sampson in two separate investigations before eventually sacking him after it was claimed he had “inappropriate” relationship with a player while in a previous job at Bristol Academy.Glenn said: "On behalf [...]

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    Joshua on Takam fight: I don’t want a loss on my record right now

Joshua on Takam fight: I don’t want a loss on my record right now

Anthony Joshua says he does not want the "blemish" of getting defeated by Carlos Takam, his next opponent.Having defeated Wladimir Klitschko, the boxer was on a mission to reunify the heavyweight category titles before Bulgarian Kabarat Pulev got injured.Joshua, who is unbeaten in 19 fights, says he will not underrate Takam on October 28 in Leeds."In boxing, I think it's [...]

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    2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding from October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium.Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, secured the services of the former Germany coach for the Nigerian.Adomeit was part of the Nigeria’s technical crew to the 2015 African Games, where Nigeria humbled Egypt to win the men’s team event of [...]

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    Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by Leicester City after a dismal start to the season at the King Power.The 2015/16 English Premier League champions are in the bottom three after just one win from their opening eight Premier League games.The Foxes decided to part ways with Shakespeare less than 24 hours after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.Shakespeare had assisted [...]

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    El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El-Kanemi Warriors appoint Amapakabo as new coach

El Kanemi Warriors football club of Maiduguri have appointed Imama Amapakabo as their new head coach.The duration of Amapakabo's contract is one year.Imama takes over from Ladan Bosso who helped the Desert Warriors finish seventh in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season.The former Enugu Rangers coach was unveiled during an event held in Maiduguri, Borno on Tuesday.Speaking at the ceremony, [...]

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    Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Meet Carlos Takam, Joshua’s new opponent for world title fight

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua may have to modify his plans after Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev pulled out of the anticipated heavyweight bout due to injury.Eddie Hearns, fight promoter, says Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against French-Cameroon boxer Carlos Takam."I received a call from Kalle Sauerland late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and maybe ruled out [...]

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    PHOTOS: Wike meets Ronaldo in Spain

PHOTOS: Wike meets Ronaldo in Spain

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, met with Christiano Ronaldo and some players of Real Madrid Football Club in Spain on Monday.Wike, who was accompanied by Boma Iyaye, the state commissioner of sports, toured training facilities of the club.According to Simeon Nwakaudu, spokesman of the governor, the visit is part of the process for setting up of a Real Madrid Academy [...]

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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt.The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament.Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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    Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

The Super Eagles coaching crew will field several players yet to taste action in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers for the upcoming game against Algeria.Salihu Yusuf, coach of the Super Eagles, made this known on Monday.Yusuf said the aim of including other players in the last game of the qualifiers is to create an increased pool of players ahead [...]

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