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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Senate passes NFF adoption bill

Amanju Pinnick

The Senate has passed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body. This followed the adoption of the report of the NFF establishment bill 2017 by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ubah, stated that it had become necessary to repeal the extant laws guiding football in ...

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Manchester United most successful team in England

José-Mourinho

José Mourinho is now walking tall amongst fellow managers in the English Premier League. His team, Manchester United, is the most successful team in England, after picking up two trophies during the 2016/17 season. Mourinho’s side has triumphed in the League Cup and the Europa League, during an otherwise disappointing campaign, taking Manchester United’s tally of major trophies to 41. ...

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Tiger Woods denies arrest on drug influence

Tiger Woods

Golf multiple champion, Tiger Woods, has revealed that alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida, USA, early on Monday, May 29, 2017. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. Police records show the 41-year-old golfer was pulled over at about 3.00 local time, about 7.00 ...

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Pogba dedicates Europa trophy to Manchester victims

Paul Pogba

World’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, has dedicated the Europa victory over Ajax to victims of Monday’s attack in the city of Manchester, England. Pogba, who starred for Manchester United, scored one of the two goals that ensured that the British team triumphed over the Dutch side in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He said that his goal ...

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Friendlies: Super Eagles land in Corsica

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Super Eagles touched down in Corsica, France, on the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and have since checked into the Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amivante, for a friendly match. The players already in camp for training include home-based quartets of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odeh and Sikiru Olutunbosun. Other early arrivals in camp are Ebuchi, William Ekong, ...

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Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager

David Moyes

David Moyes resigned in the afternoon of Monday, May 22, 2017 as Sunderland manager without compensation. Moyes, who was Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager, departed after a meeting with Sunderland’s owner, Ellis Short and the Chief Executive, Martin Bain in London. He leaves the relegated club without compensation after presiding over only six Premier League wins all season, ...

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Cycling Association, Cycling Lagos sign MoU for ‘Cycling Lagos 2017’

Lagos-Cycling-MoU

Lagos State Cycling Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cycling Lagos team to stage Cycling Lagos 2017, one of the biggest cycling events in Africa. Cycling Lagos is an annual event designed for cycling enthusiast, professionals and corporate organisations in Nigeria. Beyond the central idea of encouraging healthy living through regular exercise among corporate executives, the ...

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Asaba 2018: LOC members emerge

ifeanyi okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has inaugurated a 17-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 Senior Africa Athletics Championship, tagged “Asaba 2018.” Asaba, the state capital, will host the event. The governor, who is keen on seeing the LOC hit the ground running, charged the members to organise a world class championship that would leave a lasting mark in ...

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