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    France elects first transgender mayor

France elects first transgender mayor

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    PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as COVID-19 ends French football season (updated)

PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as COVID-19 ends French football season (updated)

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have been crowned French Ligue 1 champions after the government's decision to cancel the remainder of the season due to the COVID-19 crisis. Edouard Philippe, France prime minister, had on Tuesday announced that football activities will not be returning until at least September, which made it impossible for the country's professional football to finish its domestic campaigns. Following a [...]

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    France records first coronavirus death outside Asia

France records first coronavirus death outside Asia

An 80-year old man has died from the coronavirus disease in Paris, France. His demise makes it the first recorded death from the disease outside Asia. China recorded the first case of the disease in December. Only three deaths had previously been reported outside mainland China--in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan. France has 11 confirmed cases of the disease, officially named Covid-19. Agnes [...]

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    Super Eagles end 2019 at 31st in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles end 2019 at 31st in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained the 31st position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also took 3rd position in the continent. Belgium secured the FIFA ranking’s 'Team of the Year' for the second successive time after a record-breaking year for the global ladder. The Red Devils held on [...]

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    Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Twenty-four Nigerians suspected to be members of a sex trafficking ring will face trial in France on Wednesday. The suspects, including one Stanley Omoregie, pastor, are accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe. Similar gangs have also been dismantled in Italy and Britain. The gang in Italy was busted after an investigation by the police in Lyon, following a tip-off accusing Omoregie [...]

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    Jacques Chirac, ex-French president who opposed US war in Iraq, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, ex-French president who opposed US war in Iraq, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, former French president, has died at age 86. Frederic Salat-Baroux, Chirac's son-in-law, confirmed the death of the former president on Thursday. “President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” he said. The former president served as the French head of state for 12 years, from 1995 to 2007. He also served as prime minister for two spells, 1974-76 and 1986-88, [...]

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    World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

World Cup: We won’t let France beat us 8-0 again, says Nnadozie

Nnadozie Chiamaka has sounded a warning to Super Falcons group A opponent at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, France, that the team will not lose to the host nation on Monday night. Nnadozie was in goal when the Falcons lost 8-0 to the France side in a friendly match in 2018. The 18-year old Rivers Angels shot-stopper is however confident, In [...]

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    Police arrest CAF president in France

Police arrest CAF president in France

Ahmad Ahmad, president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been arrested in Paris, capital of France. According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad was picked up around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, where he was staying ahead of the FIFA congress. It said the arrest may be related to the alleged misappropriation and corruption involving French company, Tactical Steel. Before he [...]

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    France 2019: How ready are African teams?

France 2019: How ready are African teams?

Exactly five days to the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup kick off in France, TheCable is taking a closer look at the three countries that will represent the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the mundial. It has been a drought of sorts for African teams, and making quarter-finals in France will not be any easier for the threesome. African teams have [...]

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    Ebi becomes first African player to feature in five Women’s World Cups

Ebi becomes first African player to feature in five Women’s World Cups

When the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup gets underway in France on June 7, Super Falcons legend, Onome Ebi will be the first African woman to appear in five mundials if she features for Nigeria. It is on record that Brazil's Formiga and Japan's Homare Sawa hold the highest record of playing in six different Fifa Women's World Cup. Formiga featured at [...]

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    Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy is expected to arrive the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigerian on Thursday. The Women’s World Cup trophy’s stop-over is coming 13 months after the FIFA World Cup trophy (for men) which also made a stop in Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. World football –governing body, FIFA has informed the [...]

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    Mo Abudu, EbonyLife CEO, bags Médailles d’Honneur in France

Mo Abudu, EbonyLife CEO, bags Médailles d’Honneur in France

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    3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

3×3 D’Tigers handed ‘tough’ World Cup qualification draw

The senior men's basketball national team has been grouped alongside France, Germany and Italy in tough Group A for a place in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World cup. The men's team currently ranked 76th in the world and 10th in Africa failed to secure an automatic qualification after falling short of the FIBA Africa Cup title in Benin Republic. They face the [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup. According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7. The team [...]

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    Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Pogba’s mother appointed women football ambassador in Guinea

Yeo Moriba, mother of Paul Pogba, has been appointed as Guinea's ambassador for women's football. The announcement was made by the Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) on Friday. Moriba's nomination followed a meeting with Mamadou Antonio Souare, president of Feguifoot. Souare says he hopes that France international, Pogba, and his twin brothers, Florentin and Mathias, will support their mother in her new role. "I am proud [...]

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    Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons to lock horns with France, Norway at Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against host nation, France, as well as Korea Republic and Norway in Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The draw ceremony was held in Paris on Saturday. World Cup debutant, South Africa, are in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain. Africa's third representative at the mundial, Cameroon, are in Group E against [...]

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