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    FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

FULL LIST: Falcons’ coach Dennerby names WAFU Cup squad

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons' head coach, has released the list of 21 players that will participate in the WAFU Women's Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire.Keeping faith with the usual suspects, Dennerby made no new inclusion in his first squad list as manager.The squad consists of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders and six attackers.Nigeria will tackle Benin Republic, Senegal [...]

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    Ajibade, Igbinovia among 35 Super Falcons stars invited for WAFU Cup

Ajibade, Igbinovia among 35 Super Falcons stars invited for WAFU Cup

Rasheedat Ajibade and veteran midfielder Osas Igbinovia are among the 35 players invited to the camp of the Super Falcons for the upcoming WAFU Women Cup of Nations.The list also has veterans like Joy Jegede and Mariam Ibrahim as well as junior internationals; Gift Monday, Anam Imo, and Mary Ologbosere.All the invited players have been advised to report at the Serob [...]

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    Nigeria is top goalscoring African nation in the EPL

Nigeria is top goalscoring African nation in the EPL

The English Premier League website has ranked Nigeria as the most productive African nation in terms of goalscoring.According to data on the EPL website, the three-time African champions are the 10th best goalscoring nation in the world since the start of the league in 1992.Nigeria has 471 goals followed by Ivory Coast with 321 goals and Senegal with 314.England is ranked [...]

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    Emmanuel Eboue reveals he contemplated suicide after going broke

Emmanuel Eboue reveals he contemplated suicide after going broke

Emmanuel Eboue, former Ivory Coast and Arsenal star, says he is broke and has been ostracised from his children by Aurelie, his wife.Eboue, a one-time Arsenal cult hero, says he is living from hand to mouth and practically begging for survival.The footballer opened up about his dire straits in an interview with the Mirror UK."I want God to help me,” he [...]

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    D’Tigers record narrow victory over Ivory Coast in Afrobasket opener

D’Tigers record narrow victory over Ivory Coast in Afrobasket opener

Nigeria’s D'Tigers have started the defence of their 2015 triumph by beating Cote d’Ivoire  78-77 in their first match of the 2017 Afrobasket tournament.The Nigerian team played their first Group A match in Tunisia on Friday.During the match, both sides keenly contested for a victory but D’Tigers won the first quarter 17-11 points.At the end of second quarter, D'Tigers won 42-33 points while the [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    ‘True professional, a great man’ — Benitez, football world pay tribute to Cheick Tiote

‘True professional, a great man’ — Benitez, football world pay tribute to Cheick Tiote

It was a sad day for the football world as one of the brightest Ivorian stars, Cheick Tiote, passed on.The former Newcastle United player was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on the training ground of his Chinese team, Beijing Enterprises, on Monday.Fellow Ivorians Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Newcastle United players and the football world took to Twitter to [...]

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    Ivorian midfielder, Cheick Tiote, dies after collapsing in training

Ivorian midfielder, Cheick Tiote, dies after collapsing in training

Cheick Tiote, Ivory Coast midfielder, has died after collapsing during training on Monday.The former Newcastle United player was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed on the training ground of his Chinese side, Beijing Enterprises.The 30-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital."It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training," said Emanuele Palladino, [...]

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    Yaya Toure signs new one-year deal with Manchester City

Yaya Toure signs new one-year deal with Manchester City

Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has extended his contract with Manchester City.Toure whose previous contract was due to expire this summer has penned a one-year extension at the Etihad.https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/870323221047934976The 34-year-old, who arrived at City from Barcelona in 2010, was frozen out of the first-team squad early in the season after a row between his agent and City boss Pep Guardiola.He returned to [...]

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    Don’t support mutineers, Nigerian govt tells Ivorians

Don’t support mutineers, Nigerian govt tells Ivorians

The federal government has told citizens of Ivory Coast to refrain from giving support to protesting soldiers.Last week, aggrieved soldiers took to the streets of Abidjan and Bouake, the two major cities in the country, to mount pressure on the government to pay their bonuses.The security personnel firied guns in the air and later sealed off roads, causing panic in a [...]

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    Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities

Heavy gunfire erupted in Abidjan and Bouake, Ivory Coast’s two largest cities, on Monday.This is as the military pressed an operation aimed at ending a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.Loyalist troops began advancing towards Bouake, the epicenter of the revolt, on Sunday and sporadic gunfire was heard overnight there as well as at military camps in Abidjan. Shooting in [...]

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    Didier Drogba joins US third tier club as player, co-owner

Didier Drogba joins US third tier club as player, co-owner

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has joined American club Phoenix Rising FC as a player and co-owner.Phoenix Rising is a third tier club in the US football league known as United Soccer League.The 39-year-old Ivorian has not played since leaving Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact in November.Drogba said: “This was the right offer because it was important for me to think [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria and Egypt, table tennis powerhouses, and 14 other African countries will participate in this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world championships in Germany.The qualification of the 16 African teams was based on their participation in the continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco, last year.Other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt are Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, [...]

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    US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

US restricts military personnel from travelling to West Africa

The Pentagon on Thursday restricted US service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region.Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for US Africa Command, said the order limits unofficial travel by US military personnel to Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana."It is just increased vigilance given the recent events that have happened in that area of [...]

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    ’11 killed’ as gunmen attack 2 hotels in Ivory Coast

’11 killed’ as gunmen attack 2 hotels in Ivory Coast

The Ivorian government on Sunday confirmed that there were at least 11 casualties, including a five-year-old child, from shootings at two hotels in the country.The hotles are: Etoile Du Sud in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with Western tourists, and Koral Beach Annexe.In series of messages on social media, the government quoted witnesses as saying the gunmen [...]

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    Ex-Cote d’Ivoire player, Gohouri, ‘found dead’

Ex-Cote d’Ivoire player, Gohouri, ‘found dead’

Former Ivory coast defender, Steve Gohouri, died on New Year's eve, almost three weeks after he was declared missing by his family on December 12.The body of the 34-year-old former Ivorian, who appeared 12 times for the Elephants, was found by the German police in a River in Rhine, in the western city of Krefeld.Gohouri had attended the Christmas party [...]

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