Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Moses out of Eagles squad for Congo, South Africa games

Moses out of Eagles squad for Congo, South Africa games

Stoke City winger Victor Moses was excluded from the list of 23 players called up for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Red Devils of Congo and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.Moses, who just secured a season-long loan deal with the Potters, tops the names of players who were in the last World Cup in Brazil [...]

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    Drogba ends 12-year national team career

Drogba ends 12-year national team career

One of Africa’s greatest players, Didier Drogba, has announced his retirement from international duty with the Ivory Coast.The 36-year-old, who has just returned to Chelsea for his second stint with the Blues, scored 63 goals – a national record – in 104 appearances, the last of which came against Greece in the World Cup in BrazilDrogba made his international [...]

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    Earthquake in South Africa kills one

Earthquake in South Africa kills one

An earthquake has struck South Africa, killing one person and injuring some gold miners south-west of Johannesburg.The US Geological Survey said the 5.3 magnitude tremor was near Orkney, a centre of gold-mining operations.One person died after a wall in Orkney collapsed but miners who were feared trapped in some mine shafts have been brought to the surface.The earthquake was felt [...]

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Commonwealth Games final medals’ table

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total1 England 58 59 57 1742 Australia 49 42 46 1373 Canada 32 16 34 824 Scotland 19 15 19 535 India 15 30 19 646 New Zealand 14 14 17 457 South Africa 13 10 17 408 Nigeria 11 11 14 369 Kenya 10 10 5 2510 Jamaica 10 4 8 2211 Singapore 8 5 4 1712 Malaysia 6 7 6 1913 Wales 5 11 20 3614 Cyprus 2 4 2 815 Northern Ireland 2 3 7 1216 Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 217 Cameroon 1 3 3 718 Uganda 1 0 4 519 Grenada 1 0 1 220 Botswana 1 0 0 120 Kiribati 1 0 0 122 Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 5 823 Pakistan 0 3 1 424 Bahamas 0 2 1 324 Samoa 0 2 1 326 Namibia 0 1 2 327 Mozambique 0 1 1 227 Mauritius 0 1 1 228 Bangladesh 0 1 0 1  [...]

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    Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events

Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events

Odunayo Adekuoroye beat India’s Lalita Lalita to win the women’s free style 53 kg category gold medal match in mere 31 seconds at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Lalita was overwhelmed after a display of raw power from the Nigerian 21-year-old who must have learnt from her first round defeat in Delhi 2010 to the then Olympic and world champion, Carol [...]

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    Dunga returns as coach of Brazil

Dunga returns as coach of Brazil

Carlos Dunga has been appointed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final and third-place thrashings by Germany and Holland respectively.Dunga, Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning captain is back as coach after being in charge of the Selecao between 2006 and 2010."I am immensely happy — thank you [...]

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    After lifting the World Cup, Lahm quits international football

After lifting the World Cup, Lahm quits international football

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain, Philipp Lahm, has decided to bow out of the national team to end that chapter of what has been an illustrious career.The 30-year-old Bayern Munich defender who made his international debut 10 years ago led his country to World Cup glory against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro last week in what was his 113th international appearance.He scored [...]

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    D’banj, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage to perform with Nicky Minaj

D’banj, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage to perform with Nicky Minaj

Nigerian music stars, D'banj, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are among the African stars selected to perform at the TribeOne Dinkeng festival taking place in the city of Tshwane, South Africa, from September 26 - 28, 2014.The three-day event will see D'banj, Tiwa and Wizkid share the stage with international hip-hop/rap star, Nikky Minaj, who will be performing in Africa for [...]

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    Germany win 2014 World Cup

Germany win 2014 World Cup

Germany have won the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup courtesy of a 113th minute extra-time strike by Bayern Munich forward, Mario Gotze.The goal gave Germany their fourth World Cup title – the second at the expense of Argentina – and it is the first time a European team has won the World Cup in either North or South America.When the final whistle [...]

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    Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as manager of the national team if his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is renewed.Speaking to reporters in Abuja after his team's arrival from Brazil, Keshi said he would love to finish what he started with the team if given the opportunity to continue.“Although I have not spoken [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round.Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round.So, how important is it to [...]

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    Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Ahmed Musa scored a double against Argentina to become the first Nigeria player to bag a brace in a World Cup match, and the CSKA Moscow forward has come out to reveal that his mates and coaches told him before the match that he would score.Musa, who scored Nigeria's fastest-ever goal at a World Cup, on four minutes, was beaming with smiles after the [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has acknowledged that Monday’s opponents Iran are something of an unknown quantity.Nigeria meet Iran in their Group F opener, and with red-hot favourites Argentina in same group, the most realistic aim for both is likely a second-place finish behind the-two World Cup champions.Picking the maximum points against Carlos Queiroz's men could prove vital in avoiding [...]

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    Holland crush Spain in Group B opener

Holland crush Spain in Group B opener

Defending champions Spain suffered their heaviest defeat in recent years on Friday, losing unimaginably to a near-perfect Holland 1-5.Not only did Spain concede five goals while being completely outclassed in the second half, their only goal came via a controversial penalty.Xabi Alonso converted the controversially-awarded 27-minute spot kick to give Spain a 1-0 lead that was, in truth, deserved at [...]

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