Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    NBBF crisis unresolved as Kida, Umar refuse to shift ground

NBBF crisis unresolved as Kida, Umar refuse to shift ground

The leadership crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation is far from over as the reconciliation meeting between the Nigeria Olympic Committee and the two factions of the body ended in a deadlock.The meeting, which was held on Thursday in Abuja, had in attendance the members of the NOC, Musa Kida and Tijjani Umar.Both parties, after explaining their positions to the [...]

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    Team manager of MFM FC resigns

Team manager of MFM FC resigns

Sunday Ojieh, MFM FC team manager, has resigned from his post.Ojieh's "sudden" resignation was confirmed by Olawale Quadri, the club's spokesperson, on Thursday.“He resigned this morning but not with any official statement, he told us he is moving on. We are yet to have a replacement for him.“But we will get a replacement for him as soon as possible because [...]

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    World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured Nigerians and the Super Eagles that there will be no challenges over funds at the 2018 World Cup. Shehu Dikko, NFF vice-president, said financial hitches will not mar the Super Eagles' participation at the World Cup in Russia.The federation on Wednesday reached an agreement with the players on pay structure for the mundial."We also agreed [...]

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    More funds needed to develop sports in Nigeria, Dalung tells lawmakers

More funds needed to develop sports in Nigeria, Dalung tells lawmakers

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, on Wednesday called on the national assembly to allocate more funds to sports in Nigeria.Dalung made the call in Abuja while receiving the victorious Nigeria Scrabble Federation National Team from the World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC) in Nairobi, Kenya.The team was led by its president, Suleiman Gora.According to Dalung, in the [...]

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    CHAN 2018 draw to hold Friday

CHAN 2018 draw to hold Friday

The Confederation of African Federation (CAF) organising committee for CHAN 2018 has released the schedule for the tournament.In a statement released by the continental body on Wednesday, the draw is scheduled to take place on Friday."The four pots consisting of the 16 qualified teams were decided on the basis of a ranking established taking into account the performances at the [...]

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    Ronaldo welcomes fourth child, first with model girlfriend

Ronaldo welcomes fourth child, first with model girlfriend

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the birth of his fourth child, his first with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.The Portuguese footballer made the announcement on Sunday, with an accompanying family photo taken at the Hospital Quiron Universal. [...]

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    I must have done well, says Moses on BBC, CAF awards nomination

I must have done well, says Moses on BBC, CAF awards nomination

Chelsea right wingback Victor Moses says his hard work earned him nominations for the BBC African footballer of the year and the CAF African player of the year awards.Moses was a major part of Chelsea's title-winning season and was instrumental in Nigeria's unbeaten run and eventual qualification for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.He attributed his recognition to his contribution [...]

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    Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Chelsea FC wingback Victor Moses has been nominated for the 2017 BBC African football player of the year.Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also shortlisted for the award for the fifth consecutive time, while Liverpool Sadio Mane is nominated for the third time.Moses, Guinean Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah of Egypt made the shortlist for the first time.The nominees were [...]

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    England didn’t really push for Alex Iwobi, says Wenger

England didn’t really push for Alex Iwobi, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alex Iwobi chose Nigeria ahead of England because the West African country "were more willing to have him".Iwobi, who was born in Nigeria but grew up in London, has in the past year established himself in the Super Eagles set-up.He scored the vital goal that secured a place for Nigeria at the 2018 World [...]

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    US goalkeeper accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US goalkeeper accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her at an awards ceremony in 2013.Solo told Portuguese newspaper, Expresso, that Blatter grabbed her ass backstage at the Ballon d’Or awards gala before Solo presented the women’s player of the year award.“I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass,” she said. “It was at the [...]

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    Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria ended its FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification on an unbeaten note, drawing 1-1 with Algeria on Friday night.Having qualified for the football mundial in Russia, the Eagles went into the game bereft of pressure, as a loss would have made no impact in the overall scheme of things.Nigeria had the majority of possession but lacked the final pass towards goal [...]

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    Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

As the Super Eagles prepare to go up against the Fennecs of Algeria, coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi have said the goal is to finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.Mikel, who will win his 80th cap for Nigeria if selected to play at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, said the team is focused on finishing the [...]

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    Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Super Eagles duo of Victor Moses and Leon Balogun have been named in the best 11 of Confederation of African Football (CAF) of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The continental body made the announcement on their Twitter handle on Thursday.The best CAF XI is in a 4-4-2 formation with Balogun as one of the center-backs and Moses as the right [...]

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    Oshoala wins best striker award in Chinese women’s league

Oshoala wins best striker award in Chinese women’s league

Asisat Oshoala has won the best striker award in the Chinese women's league.Oshoala, who ended the season on a high, not only won the league's golden boot but also the Super Cup and league titles with Dalian Quanjian.The Super Falcons striker scored twice and registered two assists as Dalian trounced Shanghai 5–3 to clinch the Chinese Super Cup on Tuesday.Subsequently, [...]

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    Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri's opening at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open ended on a disappointing note.His loss to Hungarian Bence Majoros in the preliminary round ended stay in the competition.After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republic’s Michal Obeslo.But the victory could not progress him [...]

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    Eagles land in Morocco… Onazi, Simon to miss Algeria World Cup qualifier

Eagles land in Morocco… Onazi, Simon to miss Algeria World Cup qualifier

The Super Eagles have arrived in Rabat, Morocco, ahead of preparation for Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria.The Nigerian side will take on the Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, Constantine, Algeria.Gernot Rohr, technical adviser, has replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo, while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses [...]

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