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UEFA doubles prize money at Women’s European Championships to 16 million euros

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UEFA is tripling the prize money for teams at the Women's European Championships to 16 million euros (18.8 million dollars) ahead of next year's edition in England. UEFA's executive committee decided on a new distribution scheme the day before in...

Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells after US Open failure

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Naomi Osaka, former world number one, withdrew from the Indian Wells Masters in October, citing a desire to take a break from tennis after her breakdown at the US Open. The absence of Osaka was confirmed by organizers on...

D’Tigress defeat Angola 85-65 to enter quarter-finals of the Women’s AfroBasket tournament

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D'Tigress, Nigeria's senior women's basketball team, defeated their Angolan counterparts 85-65 on Monday in Yaoundé to advance to the 2021 FIBA Women's AfroBasket Championship quarter-finals. Nigerians defeated the Angolans, who were leading the group, in their last Group B game...

FIFA to hold online meeting with associations over biennial World Cup

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Football’s world governing body FIFA will hold a meeting with its member-associations over the controversial plan to hold the World Cup every two years. An online summit on the international match calendar will take place on Sept. 30, FIFA announced...

I want to place Nigerian Badminton in a proper pedestal to complete globally, says...

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By Tom Chiahemen (ABUJA) - Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Badminton Association, Mr. Gabriel Gbayan, has explained that his interest in the presidency of the Badminton Federation of Nigerian (BFN) is to take the sports to greater...

Nigeria remains world’s 34th, Africa’s 5th in FIFA world ranking

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Despite their two victories in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Nigeria's Super Eagles still ranked 34th in the FIFA September rankings. Overcoming Liberia 2-0 and Cape Verde 2-1 in qualifying matches, Nigeria still has the same 1,492 points as in...

PHOTO: Morocco storm Lagos for Aisha Buhari Cup

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Atlas Lionesses of Morocco have arrived in Lagos for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament. The Moroccans touched down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport at the early hours of Monday. Other participating teams – Ghana, Mali, Cameroon and South Africa are...

Ronaldo set for Old Trafford homecoming party

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Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming party at Old Trafford on Saturday will certainly be the focus of attention, with the Portuguese star due to return to Manchester United FC after a 12-year absence. The 36-year-old re-joined United from Juventus in August on...

Spurs to fine Romero, Celso for or defying orders to play for Argentina against...

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Tottenham are set to fine their three South American stars who disobeyed orders NOT to return home on international duty. The club told Argentina pair Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, and Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez they were not to...

Qatar to inaugurate sixth World Cup stadium in October

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Qatar is set to inaugurate it's sixth stadium for the 2022 World Cup on Oct. 22 with the 49th Amir Cup final, according to organisers late Sunday. The Al Thumama Stadium joins the Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad...

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Ghana’s Election 2020: NDC files petition to challenge results at Supreme...

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will go to court on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, to start the process to challenge the Presidential and Parliamentary election...

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