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    Falana calls for suspension of Morocco from AU

Falana calls for suspension of Morocco from AU

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called for the suspension of Morocco from the African Union over the alleged illegal occupation of parts of the territory of Western Sahara. The human rights lawyer made the call to African leaders at the recently concluded international conference on Western Sahara in Paris, capital of France. Falana, who is also the legal [...]

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    Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Six days after the end of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigeria moved twelve spots up from 45th to 33rd in FIFA's latest rankings. According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position in the continent. The Super Eagles moved from its June points of 1433 to 1481. The Eagles won [...]

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Espérance crowned winners in a ‘shameful’ CAF Champions League final

Esperance Sportive de Tunis have been crowned winners of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League in a "show of shame" after 61 minutes of Wydad Athletic Club refusing to continue to play, due to a referee decision at the Stade Olympique de Radès (Radès). The first leg ended 1-1 between the two North African countries in Morocco. Hosts Espérance took a deserved lead [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria has been seeded in Pot 1 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals draw ceremony which will hold in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday evening. It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time). It is the biggest Africa Cup of Nations finals in the history of the competition, due to feature [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year. The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday. Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield. Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

Super Eagles end 2018 as 44th best team in the world

The Super Eagles ended 2018 as number 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday. The three-time African champions maintained the fourth spot in Africa. The Teranga Lions of Senegal maintain their number one spot in the continent. Tunisia and Morocco are second and third respectively. Senegal and Tunisia are ranked 23rd and 26th respectively in the world. Belgium also maintained its [...]

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    CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

CAF strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 hosting rights

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The continental body made the decision at its extraordinary executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday. Owing to the development, CAF has called on countries interested in hosting the tournament to submit their official bids before the end of December. The statement [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari was given a heroic welcome when he arrived Morocco on Sunday. Buhari is currently on a working visit to the North African country. He was invited by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Tolu Ogunlesi, a presidential aide, shared a video of the reception. https://twitter.com/toluogunlesi/status/1006129981410500608 [...]

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    Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

Buhari heading to Morocco on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on Sunday. In a statement on Saturday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, said his principal was invited by King Mohammed VI. He said the two leaders would discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries following prior engagements in December 2016, during the king’s official visit to Nigeria. "In [...]

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    World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

The Liberian Football Association (LFA) has announced that it is supporting the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada over Morocco's bid to win the hosting rights of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. According to the LFA president, Musa Bility, who is also a CAF executive committee member, the decision was taken after due consultation with the country's president, George Weah, [...]

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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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    40 NGOs seek cancellation of $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project

40 NGOs seek cancellation of $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project

Forty non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have signed a declaration calling for the cancellation of the proposed $20 billion Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project. [...]

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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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Morocco back Cameroon to host 2019 AFCON

Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has declared that his federation is backing Cameroon to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations. There were reports in 2017 that Morocco could replace Cameroon in hosting the Continent's biennial tournament. But on Tuesday in Marrakech, Morocco at the CAF Women’s Football Symposium, under the patronage of His majesty the King [...]

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    Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Chinese lady rides bicycle ‘from Morocco to Lagos’

Huang Shuang, a Chinese cyclist, reportedly rode from Morocco to Lagos within five months. After the ride, Shuang, also known as CICI, says she is convinced that anybody can achieve anything he or she determines to do. According to Huang, she was inspired to embark on cycling around the world after riding around her country. She left Morocco for Lagos on September 6, 2017. “I [...]

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