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    EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

Nigeria's hope of reaching the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup second round as one of the four "best losers" brightened with the 3-3 draw between Scotland and Argentina on Wednesday.Brazil and China have already been certified for the round of 16. The World Cup group stages are coming to a close, with groups E and F set to be decided [...]

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    New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Arderm of New Zealand says her cabinet had made decisions around the reform of gun laws following the mass shooting of Friday.On Friday, the country had witnessed a mass shooting attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, leaving at least 50 persons dead.Brenton Tarrant, the suspected gunman, had filmed and live streamed the attack.He was [...]

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Nigeria has been drawn alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Despite being ranked number one in Africa and 32nd in the world, Nigeria is still the lowest ranking team in the group.Hosts Australia finished fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and are ranked 10th in the world.New Zealand will be taking [...]

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    After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

A tsunami has hit New Zealand after an earthquake of about -7.8 magnitude occurred in the country on Sunday.According to CNN, the tsunami happened in the north-eastern coast of the country about two hours after the quake.The US Geological Survey said the quake struck around 50 kilometres (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch.Also Waves of 2.49 meters [...]

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    Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada battled New Zealand and a 30-minute first-half stoppage to end their match 0-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium.The match was stopped as lightning lurked around Edmonton, but the physical contest between the two sides didn’t relent from the first minute to the last.There were numerous near-misses at either end of the field with both teams hitting the post, which included [...]

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    Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has blamed the team’s ouster from the FIFA U-20 World Cup on loss of concentration.Nigeria lost 1-0 to Germany in a round-of-16 clash after a 19th-minute strike from German midfielder Levin Oeztunali proved the difference in front of 5, 288 fans at AMI Stadium.Germany, who have played all four of their matches at the tournament in Christchurch, [...]

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    Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Hosts Canada left it late to secure a 1-0 win over China as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Vancouver.Captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host to a tense win in front of a record crowd.Canada cast aside any early nerves, coming close just three minutes into the game with central defender [...]

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    To New Zealand to conquer

To New Zealand to conquer

If everything fits well, expectations of a glorious outing hit feverish level; Nigeria could be the team on everyone’s lips in New Zealand.Never has there been so much faith on a group of boys who have found, perhaps, for the first time, an inexplicable joy and satisfaction of playing for Manu Garba, a coach whose knack for strict camp discipline [...]

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    Mali begin U-20s with victory over Mexico

Mali begin U-20s with victory over Mexico

Ten-man Mali made their numerical strength count by beating nine-man Mexico 2-0 in their opening Group D match of the FIFA U-20 world cup in New Zealand.After a goalless first half, the match degenerated into an ill-tempered affair in the second half which saw Mali reduced to 10 men in the 56th minute. German referee Felix Zwayer gave Hamidou [...]

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    It is either the cup or nothing, says Flying Eagles coach

It is either the cup or nothing, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, insists his team will make history by becoming the first Nigerian side to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup.The Flying Eagles won silver medals at the 1989 and 2005 tournaments, but Garba expects the current team to go a step further in New Zealand.”It is either the cup or nothing else for Nigeria,” he said.“There [...]

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    Iheanacho: Brazil’s 5 world cups will not count when we meet

Iheanacho: Brazil’s 5 world cups will not count when we meet

Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, is not in awe over Brazil’s pedigree in FIFA U-20 World Cup championships, saying the Flying Eagles hope to beat them in New Zealand.The African champions are in the same group with the five-time winners Brazil, North Korea and Hungary in the first round.They play Brazil in their first match on Monday afternoon at [...]

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    Flying Eagles land in New Zealand after 25-hour flight

Flying Eagles land in New Zealand after 25-hour flight

The Flying Eagles have finally arrived in New Zealand ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals after a trip across three continents spanning more than 25 hours.The African champions started out at the Frankfurt Airport on Sunday night for a six-and-a-half-hour flight on Emirates to Dubai.After a three-hour stopover, they then headed to Melbourne, Australia. The flight lasted over [...]

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    Ghana name U-20 World Cup squad

Ghana name U-20 World Cup squad

Ghana coach, Sellas Tetteh, has released a 21-man squad for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.Manchester City's Yaw Yeboah, who was voted the best player at the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal, is in the squad that will be captained by Joseph Owusu Bempah of Accra Hearts of Oak.Ghana, who are the only African country to [...]

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    My defenders do not recover in good time, says Flying Eagles coach

My defenders do not recover in good time, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, admits he still has a lot of work to do on the team’s defence ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.Despite conceding just three goals in their three warm-up games in Germany, Garba is not entirely satisfied with the marking abilities and the recovery rate of his back four.But he hopes to [...]

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    Iheanacho made Flying Eagles team on merit, says coach

Iheanacho made Flying Eagles team on merit, says coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has disclosed that he picked Kelechi Iheanacho and other foreign-based players on merit and not because they play outside the country.The Manchester City starlet as well as Spain-based Success Isaac and Belgium-based forward Moses Simon  made Garba’s 21-man list of players who will wear the nation’s colours at this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup finals [...]

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