Sunday, August 4, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    ‘Minor injury’ stalls Brown Ideye’s Super Eagles return

‘Minor injury’ stalls Brown Ideye’s Super Eagles return

Brown Ideye's return to international duty with the Super Eagles suffered a setback with a “minor injury” forcing him out of the team.Ideye has not played for Nigeria since 2013 but was named in a 28-man squad for the team’s friendly games against Uganda and South Africa later in the month.The in form striker, who missed West Bromwich Albion's [...]

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    South African minister, Chabane, dies in road accident

South African minister, Chabane, dies in road accident

Collins Chabane, South African minister for public service, and two of his aides have lost their lives in a road crash in the north-eastern city of Polokwane.The car in which the deceased was travelling collided with a truck.The South African Press Association quoted the police as saying that the truck driver, who was not injured, has been arrested and would be [...]

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    Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Year 2014 would be remembered for many things, one of which would be the year that the world had its first successful penis transplant.According to BBC, a surgical team in South Africa has recorded the first successful penis transplant in a bid to meet up with the penile needs of many South African youths.The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being [...]

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    Don’t join Nigeria to fight Boko Haram insurgents, South Africa warns citizens

Don’t join Nigeria to fight Boko Haram insurgents, South Africa warns citizens

The South African government has expressed concern over the involvement of its citizens in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.Earlier in the week, Leon Lotz (pictured right), a private security contractor with South African military experience was killed alongside his Namibian manager and five Nigerian soldiers in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.Commenting on the development, Joy Peters, the country’s defence [...]

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    Pistorius could get more than five years of jail time

Pistorius could get more than five years of jail time

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius may get more jail time as his bid to stop the appeal of the five-year jail time handed to him has been dismissed by a South African court.At the South Gauteng high court in Johannesburg on Friday, Pistorius' counsel attempted to stop the state’s appeal against the 28-year-old who was sentenced to five years in prison [...]

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    Supersand Eagles qualify for ABSC after Libya’s withdrawal

Supersand Eagles qualify for ABSC after Libya’s withdrawal

Supersand Eagles have qualified for the 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship (ABSC) finals after Libya withdrew from the qualifying competition.The North Africans’ withdrawal has been communicated to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), meaning the 2007 and 2009 champions go through to the finals scheduled for Seychelles between April 14 and 19 without kicking the ball.But Nigeria’s coach, Audu Adamu Ejo, [...]

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    After Jonathan, Mbeki, Abdusalami meet Buhari

After Jonathan, Mbeki, Abdusalami meet Buhari

Thabo Mbeki, the immediate past president of South Africa and Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Nigerian head of state, held a closed-door meeting with Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.The meeting comes less than 24 hours after both men met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.Just as was the case with Sunday's meeting, details of [...]

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    South African rapper, Flabba, stabbed to death

South African rapper, Flabba, stabbed to death

Well-known South African rapper, Nkululeko Habedi, who goes by the stage name ‘Flabba’, was stabbed to death at his Alexandria home early Monday morning.According to the South African police service, the 38-year-old rapper was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend before he was killed at 2am in the morning. The police also confirmed that the woman had been arrested [...]

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    Supersand Eagles claim bronze in Durban

Supersand Eagles claim bronze in Durban

The national beach soccer team, the Supersand Eagles, defeated host South Africa in Durban 9-3 to claim the bronze medal at the Power Horse invitational tournament.A 6-5 loss to Senegal on Saturday denied Nigeria a place in the final, but they were able to rescue something from the invitational with a third place finish.Warri Wolves’ forward Abu Azeez was the [...]

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    Bafana, Eagles clash again

Bafana, Eagles clash again

Bafana Bafana of South Africa will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly at Mbombela Stadium on March 29.The venue hosted Nigeria’s first two matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – 1-1 draws against Burkina Faso and Zambia.Both teams are preparing for the 2017 AFCON and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.The two countries [...]

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    DAY 11 AFCON 2015

DAY 11 AFCON 2015

COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN GIVES GHANA QF TICKETThe Black Stars of Ghana came back from the brink of elimination with two goals in the last 17 minutes to beat South Africa 2-1 and make the Orange Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.Substitute John Boye scored from close range in the 73rd minute and Andre Ayew headed home 10 minutes later for a [...]

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    DAY 7 AFCON 2015

DAY 7 AFCON 2015

MBODJI HEADER DENIES BAFANA BAFANASouth Africa and Senegal played out to a 1-1 draw in their second Orange Africa Cup of Nations Group C match at the Estadio de Mongomo on Friday.Oupa Manyisa gave Bafana Bafana the lead at the start of the second half with a low strike but a header from Kara Mbodji just after the hour [...]

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    DAY 3 AFCON 2015

DAY 3 AFCON 2015

ALGERIA BEAT BAFANA BAFANAAlgeria began their Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a 3-1 over South Africa at the Estadio de Mongomo.The North African side dominated the early changes but couldn’t translate it to goals as the first half ended goalless.It was the Bafana Bafana though, who started the second half much stronger and took a deserved [...]

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    Mikel: We could have done more to qualify for AFCON

Mikel: We could have done more to qualify for AFCON

Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has blamed the team for not doing enough to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The 2015 edition of the competition is going on in Equatorial Guinea without the defending champions Nigeria who needed a win, by any margin, in their last qualifying game against South Africa to book a place in [...]

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    Nigeria records best ranking in four years on Transparency International’s corruption index

Nigeria records best ranking in four years on Transparency International’s corruption index

Nigeria has recorded its best ranking on Transparency International's corruption perception index (CPI) under President Goodluck Jonathan.In the latest report by TI, Nigeria is ranked the 136th out of the 175 surveyed.Nigeria was ranked 144th in 2013, 139th in 2012 and 143rd in 2011 ─ with the 2014 position bettering that of 2013 by eight places.According to Transparency International's report on corruption perception [...]

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    FG terminates US training of Nigerian soldiers

FG terminates US training of Nigerian soldiers

The federal government has requested that the United States suspend the training of a Nigerian Army battalion.Prior to the request, the American experts groomed the soldiers on how to effectively tackle the security challenge facing the country.According to the US embassy in Nigeria, the federal government cited no specific reason for terminating the programme at its final phase, as two [...]

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