Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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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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    Its stalemate for Nigeria and South Africa in Cape Town

Its stalemate for Nigeria and South Africa in Cape Town

South Africa and Nigeria played to a goalless draw in their Group A 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.The result earns Bafana Bafana second spot in the group on four points, two behind Congo who defeated Sudan earlier in the day to move to six points. Nigeria are third on one point.South [...]

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    Super Eagles face Bafana Bafana in crunch tie

Super Eagles face Bafana Bafana in crunch tie

South Africa and Nigeria will meet Wednesday (7pm Nigerian time) in Cape Town in their second group game towards qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco.Bafana Bafana head into the tie fresh from a 3-0 win over Sudan in Omdurman but will now face a different challenge in the reigning and wounded AFCON champions who lost 3-2 [...]

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    Court of Arbitration rejects Giwa faction’s appeal

Court of Arbitration rejects Giwa faction’s appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the request by some members of Chris Giwa's group to restrain FIFA from sanctioning Nigeria pending the determination of their appeal.Led by Obinna Ogbahe, the group of eight filed an appeal at the CAS to restrain FIFA from suspending the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the event that persons claiming [...]

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    Keshi: Media misled Nigerians on Uche brothers

Keshi: Media misled Nigerians on Uche brothers

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has laughed off reports that he handed invitations to Ikechukwu Uche and his brother, Kalu for Wednesday’s game against South Africa in Cape Town, saying the media is misleading Nigerians.Keshi had a media spat with the younger of the Uche brothers whom he accused of wanting to be begged before honouring Nigeria’s call – a claim the [...]

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    NFF secretary sure Eagles would bounce back

NFF secretary sure Eagles would bounce back

The general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Musa Amadu, has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles would bounce back from Saturday’s shock defeat to Congo and qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco.Speaking at the NFF secretariat in Abuja on Monday, Amadu called on football fans to continue supporting the team while not [...]

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