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Russia 2018: Firms shun World Cup sponsorship

Giovanni Infantino

World football governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), is having sleepless night as it is failing to attract backing, after firms appear to desert the sponsorship of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The development stems from the corruption scandals, hooliganism threats, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy in Syria and Ukraine. The once-booming and money-spinning FIFA ...

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Argentina sacks coach over poor World Cup run

Edgardo-Bauza

Disaster has hit the Argentina national football team, following the sacking of Edgardo Bauza, after eight matches as coach. He is said to be the shortest-serving Argentina coach since 1974. Bauza, 59, was appointed in August last year and guided his side to three wins, two draws and three defeats, placing the team outside the automatic qualifying place for the ...

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Russia 2018: Babangida advises Super Eagles

Tijani-Babangida

Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida, says the Super Eagles still have work to do if they must qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup. As some Nigerians celebrate the Super Eagles’ impressive run so far and the team’s likelihood to go through to the tournament, Babangida is however having some reservations.  He believes that the double header against the Indomitable ...

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Hayatou regrets not winning W/Cup for Africa

Issa-Hayatou

Embattled Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, has revealed that he regrets Africa did not win the World Cup during his 29-year reign. He made the revelation during an exclusive interview with Kwesesports, as he prepares for yet another election as CAF President fixed for March 16, in Ethiopia. “My biggest failure is that I never won the World Cup. ...

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Nigeria battle Italy, others at Beach Soccer W/Cup

nigeria-beach-soccer-team

African representatives, Nigeria and Senegal, have been slotted in groups A and B in the forthcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, slated to hold between April and May 2017 in Nassau, capital of Bahamas. The draws were held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on Tuesday, February 28 2017, with 16 countries in attendance. Nigeria, known as the “Sand Eagles”, ...

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