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Mikel Obi retires from professional football

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Nigerian star Mikel Obi has retired from professional football after a sparkling career spanning twenty years.  “There is a saying that ‘all good things must come to an end’, and for my professional football career, that day is today,” the...

FIBA investigates fight between Mali players at Women’s World Cup

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The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has launched an investigation on Tuesday after two Mali players were filmed fighting with each other after their team were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup. The incident took place after Mali lost 68-81 to...

CAF disqualifies Volcan Club de Moroni from Champions League

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The Interclub Organising Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Volcan Club de Moroni from the ongoing 2022/2023 CAF Champions League. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the club from Comoros were disqualified after they...

Flamingos’ coach, Olowokere picks 21-girl squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

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By Orkula Shaagee (ABUJA) Flamingos' Head Coach, Bankole Olowookere has selected team captain Alvine Dah-Zossu, midfield jewel Taiwo Afolabi and top scorer Opeyemi Ajakaye as part of Nigeria’s 21-girl squad for this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals. There are...

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, Chukwueze out of Algeria friendly due to injury

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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, and Samuel Chukwueze have been ruled out of Nigeria’s international friendly against Algeria. The pair have been replaced with Godwin Saviour and Ebube Duru. The friendly against Algeria will take place at the Miloud Hadefi...

“Irreproachable” Neymar gives us best balance, PSG coach says

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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Christophe Galtier has heaped praise on “irreproachable” Neymar following their 1-0 win over Lyon, suggesting the Brazil international gives the Ligue 1 leaders “the best balance.” Neymar marked his 100th appearance in the French top-flight with...

RB Leipzig’s Mintzlaff shuns Chelsea job offer

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Chelsea Football Club contacted RB Leipzig Managing Director Oliver Mintzlaff about joining the English Premier League side in a similar role but the German declined the offer. The 47-year-old was one of several candidates but after the transfer window closed,...

CAF Club Competitions: Plateau United advance as Remo Stars crash out

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Plateau United Football Club of Jos beat AS Stade Mandji of Gabon 1-0 in Abuja on Sunday in the second leg match of their first preliminary round fixture in the 2022/2023 CAF Champions League. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Ex-Eagles’ Akpala gets coaching job in Belgium

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By Orkula Shaagee (ABUJA) A former Super Eagles striker, Joseph Akpala has been appointed assistant coach of Belgium Pro League side, KV Korjrik. The club announced Akpala's appointment on their official website on Friday. “KV Korjrik expands the technical staff with Jimmy...

FIFA slams 4 year ban on Okonkwo over doping

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 By Orkula Shaagee (ABUJA) World football governing body, FIFA, has slammed a four year ban on former Nigeria junior international, Orji Okonkwo for doping violation by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal extended worldwide. In its ruling on the case for worldwide...

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Ethiopian wins ‘African Champion of the Year’ Award

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By TOM CHIAHEMEN Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has won the prestigious African Champion of...

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