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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for a highly impressive outing at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. He commended the team in a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, after Nigeria beat the Senegalese side 60-55 to win the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Daura, Katsina, urged more young men and women in Nigeria to pursue sporting careers, which can bring rewarding incomes, promote healthy local and global relationships, and ensure unity. The President said the health benefits in sports should make it more attractive to both young and old. President Buhari, who received […]

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in […]

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata hopes Paul Pogba remains at Old Trafford next season and rubbished suggestions the Frenchman could be a disruptive influence if he is not allowed to move. Pogba has publicly stated his wish for a “new challenge,” amidst interest from Real Madrid. The World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola also told […]

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in the US state of Nevada a decade ago, prosecutors said on Monday. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had declined to prosecute the Portuguese star because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred. […]

Newcastle United announced on Wednesday that Steve Bruce has been appointed head coach following the departure of Rafael Benitez from the Premier League club. “Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach,” the club said on its website, adding that the former Manchester United player had […]

Clarence Seedorf has been sacked as head coach of Cameroon, the country’s Football Federation has confirmed, according to Insideworldfootball. This decision was reached on Tuesday, after Cameroon’s Sports Minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi declared on state television, CRTV, that Seedorf would not continue as head coach of the Indomitable Lions with immediate effect because “he is […]

The police have confirmed the kidnap of Beauty Siasia, the mother of former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia. In a statement on Monday, spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said the octogenarian was abducted by gunmen at a village in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state. “On 15 July, 2019 at […]

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said Algeria were worthy winners after Riyad Mahrez’s last-gasp free-kick sent his team through to a first Africa Cup of Nations final in 29 years. Manchester City winger Mahrez fired in from 20 yards with the last kick of the game in Cairo to clinch a 2-1 victory after Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo […]

Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 to enter AFCON Finals on Sunday. Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic victory over three-time champions Nigeria and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Algeria led through a first-half own goal by William Troost-Ekong before Nigeria equalised with […]


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