Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    ‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, stating that the governor is very responsible.Speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the week, Buhari said Ganduje was very responsible to have continued and completed the projects started by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from France where he attended the Paris Peace Forum.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced his arrival via a post on his Facebook page.The president departed the country on Friday to participate in the forum organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).He was accompanied by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, Willie [...]

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes.This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

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    Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

Bordeaux agree deal in principle to sign Samuel Kalu

KAA Gent have reportedly agreed to sell Samuel Kalu to Bordeaux in a deal worth around €8m.Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland.Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

French superstar Paul Pogba says his country's 2018 World Cup win is a gift from God.The Manchester United midfielder said it had always been his childhood dream to win football's biggest tournament."I still can't believe it. It's like I am dreaming," Pogba told TheCable before departing from Russia."It's unbelievable that we are world champions."I don't know if it's a premonition [...]

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    France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France says his country can not help Nigeria  and Africa solve the problem of insecurity but would intervene, especially, in the fight against terrorism.Speaking after bilateral talks with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, Macron said the bigger responsibilty is that of African countries who should come together and find a way to fighting terrorism.“First [...]

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    Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

A tap-in by history-making youngster, Kylian Mbappe, helped France overcome an impressive Peru team who deserved to earn a draw from the encounter. In a match of two halves, France dominated the first while the second belonged to the Peruvians.  [...]

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    Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Antoine Griezmann scored the first Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assisted goal in World Cup history during France’s 2-1 Group C win over Australia at the Kazan Arena. [...]

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    World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup via a 2-0 defeat to France in the second round.Prior that game, the team drew 0-0 against Iran, pipped Bosnia 1-0 and lost 3-2 in a thrilling game against Argentina.The 2014 mundial was a competition that brought about mixed feelings for Nigeria but the most unforgettable game of the tournament [...]

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    Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Super Falcons’ huge defeat to France ‘a bitter pill to swallow’

Ngozi Okobi-Oke, Eskilstuna United attacking midfielder, has attributed the Super Falcons' 8-0 loss to France to a lack of adequate preparation.The African Women's Cup of Nations champions were roundly drubbed by the European side at the Stade MMArena on Friday.Okobi, who featured in the game, described the defeat as a "bitter pill to swallow"."Yes, I know that in a game of football, [...]

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