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Algeria’s Mahious scoops CHAN 2022 Golden Boot award

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Aymen Mahious has become the second Algerian to win the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Golden Boot award after being handed the gong in Algiers on Saturday night. The 25-year old scored five goals in the competition which earned him the...

Senegal win penalty shootout against Algeria to become CHAN champions

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Algeria’s hopes of winning the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on home soil were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Senegal in the final on Saturday. The Local Teranga Lions edged hosts in a very tense...

Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi ‘close’ to taking over Sheffield United

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A takeover of English Championship club Sheffield United by Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is at an advanced stage. The Championship promotion contenders' owner Prince Abdullah has been in talks with Mmobuosi, the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Tingo...

Friendly: Flying Eagles overpower Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo in 6-goal thriller

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Nigeria’s under-20 national football team, the Flying Eagles, on Friday in Abuja overpowered their Zambian counterparts, the Junior Chipolopolo, 4-2 at the end of a thrilling international friendly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match at the...

U-17 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Morocco , South Africa, Zambia

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Nigeria’s national U-17 football team, Golden Eaglets have been drawn to play Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the colourful ceremony was...

Nigeria qualify for 2023 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U-19 World Championship

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The Nigeria Under 19 female volleyball team on Monday qualified for the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U19 World Championship in Croatia and Hungary. This is contained in a statement signed by Yiting Cao, International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Department Project...

Victor Osimhen rated among the fastest Serie A strikers in Italy

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Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has been listed among the fastest Serie A strikers The 24-year-old, who is currently in form of his life, is a driving force for Luciano Spalletti’s side. Speed is also among Osimhen’s qualities that...

Dramatic victory for Algeria as hosts reach CHAN semi-finals

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Algeria marched into the semi-finals of the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in dramatic fashion, after a highly entertaining encounter with Cote D’Ivoire. The game had to be decided in the dying stages, courtesy of Aimen Mahious’ penalty kick conversion...

Everton sack Frank Lampard as relegation fears grow

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Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard after a run of nine defeats in 12 games that has left the club in the Premier League relegation zone, the club announced on Monday. Sources told ESPN that Everton are close to appointing...

Court strikes out appeal motion against Amaju Pinnick, others

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A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, struck out a motion to appeal against the ruling discharging and acquitting Amaju Pinnick and others in a criminal charge filed against them. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, struck out the matter...

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Zambia Abolishes Death Penalty

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Zambian rights activists Saturday hailed as a “huge milestone” a decision to scrap two British colonial-era laws: the death penalty and making criticism of...

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