Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    ‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Egypt leads the African military [...]

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    Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Essam El Hadary has retired from international football at the age of 45.The Egyptian football legend was handed his debut in 1996 and went on to play in 159 matches in a career that spanned over two decades.El-Hadary made history at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he became the oldest player to feature in the mundial.He was in [...]

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    Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki: Why I signed for Egypt’s Ismaily SC

Okiki Afolabi, new Ismaily SC recruit, has explained why he joined the Egyptian Premier League side.The striker has joined Ismaily on a four-year contract from Ethiopian Premier League champions Jimma Aba Jifar."It feels great to be part of the ambitious Ismaily family," Okiki told TheCable."Ismaily are one of the biggest clubs in Egypt. If you can take Al Ahly and [...]

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    Salah signs new five-year contract with Liverpool

Salah signs new five-year contract with Liverpool

Mohamed Salah has signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool.The Egyptian committed his future to the club after a sterling performance last season in the English Premier League. Salah scored 44 goals in 52 appearances.With the new deal, Salah will be at Anfield until 2023 and there's no release clause in the contract.The deal will see him become the highest earning [...]

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    Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Mohamed Salah's solitary goal from the spot was scant consolation for Egypt who were defeated 3-1 by host nation, Russia, to crash out of the World Cup. [...]

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    Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Bassem Wahba, an Egyptian lawyer, has filed a €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos, claiming he "intentionally injured" Mohamed Salah during the Champions League final.Salah left the field in tears on Saturday when Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win a third straight Champions League title.Although there were fears that the 25-year-old may miss the World Cup, he assured fans on [...]

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    I’ll be in Russia for World Cup, injured Salah assures fans

I’ll be in Russia for World Cup, injured Salah assures fans

Mohamed Salah is confident that he will be in Russia for the World Cup.He was reduced to tears as he left the field during the first half of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev.The Egyptian forward was wrestled to the ground after battling Sergio Ramos for the ball.The 25-year-old, who dislocated his shoulder as a [...]

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    World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

Since the inception of the World Cup, no African team has ever gone past the quarter-final. Many are optimistic that it will happen someday, but hardened believers hope that someday is Russia 2018.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are Africa's five representatives at the upcoming World Cup and they will all be aiming to surpass the quarter-final achievements of Senegal in [...]

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    Salah is first African to win Football Writers’ player of the year award

Salah is first African to win Football Writers’ player of the year award

Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 Football Writers' Association (FWA) player of the year award.The 25-year-old Liverpool star beat Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to win the award. He polled more than 90 percent of the FWA member votes.Salah is the first African winner of the prize and only the second non-European player to win after former Liverpool striker Luis [...]

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    ‘Do something big’ — Enyeama’s message to African teams going to World Cup

‘Do something big’ — Enyeama’s message to African teams going to World Cup

Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has urged African teams to excel at the 2018 World Cup.He posted the message on Twitter shortly after the Super Eagles pipped Poland 1-0 on Friday night.Despite their lackluster performance in the last World Cup, the former Eagles goalkeeper believes that African sides have the arsenal to go far.Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia are Africa's [...]

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    Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time Nations Cup champions remain in seventh position in Africa.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents; Argentina maintain their fourth position, Croatia remain 15th in the world while Iceland are at 18th.Africa’s other representatives at the World Cup; Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are [...]

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    Egypt’s Assar overcomes Aruna Quadri to win ITTF Africa Cup

Egypt’s Assar overcomes Aruna Quadri to win ITTF Africa Cup

Omar Assar, Egyptian tennis star, has defeated Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri 4-3 in the entertaining final of the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.Assar and Quadri dazzled fans in an explosive finale on Saturday at the Kasarani Hall of Moi International Sports Centre -- but the Egyptian took the day and lifted the trophy.Another Egyptian, Dina Meshref, claimed [...]

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    Egypt’s Muslim president attends Christmas mass

Egypt’s Muslim president attends Christmas mass

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt on Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas mass in a new cathedral located in the country’s new administrative capital.El-Sisi’s appearance -his third- is said to be symbolic because it represents an act of solidarity with the nation’s embattled Coptic Christians.In attendance at the mass was Tawadros II, the Coptic pontiff, who led [...]

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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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    FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six spots from 38th to 44th in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.But the Eagles moved up two spots on the continent, going from sixth to fourth.Egypt, who remain first in Africa, dropped from 25th position to 30th in the world. The North African country remains the highest ranked African team.Cameroon, whom [...]

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    Buhari: I knew about Maitama Sule’s poor health

Buhari: I knew about Maitama Sule’s poor health

President Muhammadu Buhari says he knew about the poor health condition of Maitama Sule, elder statesman, but his death took him unawares.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said this in a letter to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.Sule, who is from Kano, died in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Monday.Shehu [...]

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