Monday, February 18, 2019

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    Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Enyeama, Onazi sure of AFCON qualification

Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and midfielder Ogenzi Onazi have assured Nigerian soccer fans that the country will qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the unconvincing start in the qualifiers.The Eagles are in a precarious position after picking one point in two games against Congo and South Africa, but the duo wants Nigerians not to press [...]

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    Omeruo: We’ll pick the available 12 points

Omeruo: We’ll pick the available 12 points

The Super Eagles is targeting the maximum 12 points at stake in their remaining four qualifiers to guarantee qualification to next year’s AFCON in Morocco, defender Kenneth Omeruo said on Tuesday.The African champions risk missing out of the competition like in 2012 when they failed to qualify under Coach Samson Siasia.They are third in Group A with a point after losing [...]

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    Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Ahmed, Mo Ibrahim to discuss Africa at Paris summit

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, and renowned African entrepreneur, Mo Ibrahim (pictured), are among a high-powered panel scheduled to discuss new pathways to African growth and development at a summit in Paris, capital of France.The event, tagged 'Africa: The Future is Now', will be organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) between October 7 and October 8.The programme will [...]

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    Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Out-of-contract Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, insists he is focused on managing the Super Eagles in the win-or-bust Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sudan despite having no contract in place.Talks between Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over a new contract have been on and off since it expired during the World Cup, but the 52-year-old was brought back [...]

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    Boko Haram: Nigeria’s military ‘finally gets arms’

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s military ‘finally gets arms’

Amid concern over Nigeria's inability to source arms to scale up the war against Boko Haram, minister of finance and co-ordinating minister for the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says the country has had a breakthrough.Following reports by international human rights groups that the Nigerian military was carrying out extra-judicial killings in the north-east, western countries are said to be stalling [...]

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    Ideye bags first West Brom goal

Ideye bags first West Brom goal

Brown Ideye scored his first goal for West Bromwich Albion in a 3-2 win over Hull City in a Capital One Cup match.Ideye fired the hosts ahead after 15 minutes, tapping home from close range after Steve Harper saved Sebastian Blanco's header.But it proved to be his last contribution of the game as he was substituted for Giorgos Samaras due [...]

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    South Africa’s pro-gay mosque to shut down

South Africa’s pro-gay mosque to shut down

South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque must close because of lack of parking spaces, Cape Town council has ruled.According to a BBC report, the Open Mosque has violated municipal by-laws.The mosque officially opened its doors on Friday despite criticism from members of the local Muslim community.Women are also allowed to lead prayers, contrary to established Islamic practices.But the founder, Taj Hargey, [...]

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    House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

There was tension at the federal house of representatives on Tuesday, as the lawmakers got torn along party lines over the controversial $9.3m smuggled to South Africa for the procurement of arms.The issue had been generating different reactions among Nigerians, particularly because Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was linked with the aircraft that conveyed [...]

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    S’Africa claims Synagogue death toll now 115

S’Africa claims Synagogue death toll now 115

South Africa has urged the Nigerian government to probe the collapse of the guest house of Synagogue Church of All Nations, claiming the death toll is now 115.Official toll remains 86, with 84 South Africans killed in the September 12 tragedy.South African minister Jeff Radebe was quoted by Reuters on Monday as hailing the efforts of his country's air force [...]

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    Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles slip in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped four places to 37th in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.Nigeria fell on the ranking, following a poor start to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations this month. The team lost 3-2 to Congo in Calabar before playing out a goalless draw with South Africa in Cape Town.Congo’s victories over Nigeria [...]

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    No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian ref for 9th AWC

No Nigerian referee will be on duty during the 9th African Women Championship (AWC) finals scheduled for Namibia.In the list of referees released on the website of African Football Confederation (CAF) on Tuesday, 27 referees were listed to officiate in the championship.Twelve centre referees and 15 assistant referees were named to officiate matches at the eight-nation continental championship scheduled to [...]

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    Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

Synagogue collapse: NEMA announces 62 deaths, S’Africa mourns 67 dead citizens

The South African government has revealed that 67 of its citizens lost their lives when a guest house collapsed around 1:50 pm at the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos, on Friday.Lamenting the loss, it said an unspecified number of its citizens also sustained injuries in the incident, which occurred during the construction of [...]

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    Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Keshi to sign new contract before Eagles’ next game

Secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu, has confirmed that Stephen Keshi will sign a new contract before Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman on October 11 before the return leg in Abuja four days later.While Amadu is sure that the deal would boost the morale of the team in securing [...]

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    4 things to note after Eagles’ woeful AFCON qualifiers

4 things to note after Eagles’ woeful AFCON qualifiers

Postmortem: 1) (on somebody) a medical examination of the body of a dead person in order to find out how they died. 2) (on something) a discussion or an examination of an event after it has happened, especially in order to find out why it failed.With the Super Eagles, the two definitions suffice after the team picked up one point [...]

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    Igiebor backs ‘tired’ Mikel

Igiebor backs ‘tired’ Mikel

Super Eagles midfielder, Nosa Igiebor has backed his under fire teammate John Obi Mikel, saying the Chelsea player does not deserve all the criticism he gets.To fans and pundits, the former Lyn Oslo playmaker is to be blamed for Eagles poor showings against Congo and South Africa. But Igiebor, who has been in the national team since 2011 albeit [...]

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    South Africa draw not bad, says Keshi

South Africa draw not bad, says Keshi

Despite the goalless draw with South Africa Wednesday, Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said the team played better than their last match and will get better in subsequent games.The team needed the maximum points against Bafana Bafana after the 3-2 loss to Congo to kick-start their quest for qualification for AFCON 2015 but only ended up with a 0-0 draw, [...]

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