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    Senegal president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Senegal president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Senegal President Macky Sall is undergoing self-isolation for a period of two weeks after meeting with a COVID-19 patient. Seydou Gueye, the president's spokesman, announced this in a statement, on Thursday. He said though the president of the West African country has tested negative for the disease, the decision to self-isolate was based on medical recommendations. "His Excellency President Macky Sall, having been [...]

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    315 Nigerians evacuated from UAE, Senegal

315 Nigerians evacuated from UAE, Senegal

The federal government has announced the evacuation of 315 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Senegal. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Monday. While 298 Nigerians arrived Lagos from UAE on Monday, 17 others were brought back to Abuja from Senegal on Sunday. He noted that the evacuees will undergo 14-day self-isolation as directed [...]

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    Pape Diouf, ex-president of Marseille, dies from COVID-19

Pape Diouf, ex-president of Marseille, dies from COVID-19

Pape Diouf, former Olympique Marseille president, has died after suffering complications from Covid-19, the club said. The French club broke the sad news via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday night. He died at 68. "It is with great sadness that Olympique de Marseille learned of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one [...]

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    Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round qualifying. The draw ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening. The Eagles will be facing Cape Verde for the first time ever in a World Cup qualification series. https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1219676102169432064?s=21 Algeria, African champions, [...]

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    Akon finalises deal to build own city in Senegal

Akon finalises deal to build own city in Senegal

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    Kunle Afolayan seals production deal with Cape Verde for ‘Citation’

Kunle Afolayan seals production deal with Cape Verde for ‘Citation’

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FIFA rankings: Super Eagles drop to 35th position on the globe, remain 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 34 to 35 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent. The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its September points of 1482 to 1481 in October. On October 13, the Nigerian national team played [...]

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    FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 33 to 34 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent. The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its August points of 1481 to 1482 in September. In July, the Nigerian national team won the bronze [...]

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    Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World Cup preparation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The Eaglets have been placed in the same group (Group A) as Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala for the tournament. The tournament, which is strictly by invitation and a test of the team's form ahead of the [...]

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    Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Nigeria's D'Tigress out dunked Senegal to claim a back-to-back title at the 2019 FIBA Women's Afrobasket at the Dakar Arena in Senegal. D'Tigress becomes the first team to win back-to-back Women’s AfroBasket titles since Angola followed up their 2011 triumph with another in 2013. The Otis Hugley tutored side clinched their fourth Afrobasket title after defeating 12th-time African champion, Senegal 60-55 on [...]

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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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    Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria pipped Senegal 1-0 to claim their second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy at the Cairo International stadium. The Dessert Foxes joined the list of those who confirmed the group stage supremacy at the 32nd AFCON in Egypt on Friday night. Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on June 27 when both sides met in the [...]

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    Egypt 2019: Super Eagles lose to Senegal in pre-Afcon friendly

Egypt 2019: Super Eagles lose to Senegal in pre-Afcon friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Senegal in a Pre-Afcon friendly at the Ismailia Stadium on Sunday evening. The game served as a test for the two teams who are all preparing for the competition in Egypt. Coach Gernot Rohr also used the match to assess his 23-man squad for the Cup of Nations. In a game which had Samuel Chukwueze, [...]

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    Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Seven days to Africa Cup of Nations kick-off, Nigeria dropped three spots down from 42nd to 45th in FIFA's latest ranking. According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position on the continent. The Super Eagles dropped from its April points of 1435 to 1432. The Eagles on Saturday took on Zimbabwe in [...]

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    Nigeria crash out of Fifa U-20 World Cup

Nigeria crash out of Fifa U-20 World Cup

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria were bundled out of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland on Monday night by Senegal. The Nigerian team failed to book their place in the quarter-final after losing 2-1 to Amadou Sagna-inspired Senegal following a series of poor defending and finishing at the Stadion Widzewa. Coach Paul Aigbogun was dealt a terrible blow when winger Maxwell [...]

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    Salah, Mane, Aubameyang share 2018/19 EPL Golden Boot

Salah, Mane, Aubameyang share 2018/19 EPL Golden Boot

Africa's trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all English Premier League Golden Boot winners for the 2018/19 campaign season. The trio netted 22 times in the EPL with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero just missing out on the party with 21 goals for the season. Salah won the Golden Boot during his first campaign at Anfield in the 2017/18 [...]

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