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At least nine countries have booked their spots at Euro 2024. Germany automatically qualified as hosts of the tournament. They have been joined by Austria, Turkey, Belgium, Scotland, as well as France, Spain and Portugal. England also qualified after defeating Italy 3-1 on Tuesday night. The competition kicks off next June and matches will take […]

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 Following are the results of Match Day 3 fixtures played on Sunday in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL): Enyimba International FC 3-2 Akwa United FC Bayelsa United FC 1-2 Remo Stars FC Shooting Stars FC 2-1 Gombe United FC Sporting Lagos FC 0-0 Doma United FC Abia Warriors FC 1-0 Kano Pillars FC […]

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Head Coach Jose Santos Peseiro has recalled defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Bright Osayi-Samuel, as well as midfielder Alex Iwobi and forward Terem Moffi to the Super Eagles’ squad. A statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said the call-up was for this month’s international friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique in Portugal. The […]

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Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan-Enoh, says he is committed to ensuring Nigerian athletes are accorded due respect and not discriminated against. The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja against the backdrop of a video on Napoli’s official TikTok which appeared to mock Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen over a penalty miss. Osimhen […]

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Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen put his social media storm with Napoli to one side to score as they return to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Wednesday. Last season’s Scudetto winners entered this fixture after a three-match winless run in Serie A, which had turned up the heat on new coach Rudi Garcia. […]

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Nigeria’s bid to co-host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations with Benin Republic has been dashed. This follows the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to award the rights to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) made the announcement at the end of its executive committee meeting on Wednesday. […]

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Nigerian international and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, could take a legal action against his club Napoli over a video mocking him on the club’s official TikTok page. According to a statement issued by his agent, Roberto Calenda, on Tuesday night, the video, which has now been deleted, was unacceptable as it has caused serious damage […]

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Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped a place in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world ranking. The Super Eagles who were ranked 39th in the rankings released in June, lost three points and dropped to 40th despite their  6-0 victory against  Sao Tome and Principe in their last game of the AFCON qualifiers. The ranking was […]

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Liverpool began their bid for UEFA Europa League glory by beating LASK in Austria on Thursday. The Reds fell behind to an early 20-yard strike from Florian Flecker but leveled in the 56th minute through a Darwin Nunez penalty kick. Goals from Luis Diaz and substitute Mohamed Salah then wrapped up a 3-1 victory for Jurgen […]

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Crowds of Iranian football fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo an excited welcome on Monday as his Saudi team arrived in Tehran for the first home-and-away club tie since the two countries resumed diplomatic relations. Fans chanted the name of the Portuguese five-time world player of the year as he arrived with his Al Nassr teammates to […]

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Nigerian track queen Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, US. The Sunday feat is her third consecutive Diamond League trophy. Amusan achieved this after finishing in 12.33 seconds to see off competition from Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quin in 12.38 seconds. US Kendra Harrison came third in the […]

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All 24 countries that will trade tackles at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote D’Ivoire have sealed qualification for the tournament. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five-time AFCON champions Cameroon on Tuesday spanked Burundi 3-O to complete the star studded list of qualified teams. A breakdown of the qualified […]

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been provisionally suspended from playing because of an anti-doping offence. Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal (Nado) said Pogba returned a test with elevated levels of testosterone after Juve’s 3-0 win at Udinese on 20 August. France international Pogba, 30, was an unused substitute but was selected at random for post-match drug […]

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Taiwo Awoniyi was named in the shortlist for the August 2023 Premier League Player of the Month prize.  The Nottigham Forest striker scored thrice in four games for Forest, stretching his impressive showing from last term. “The Nigerian striker scored in each of Nottingham Forest’s first three matches, extending his overall scoring streak dating back […]

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Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland are leading the 30-player list of candidates for the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards after France Football magazine announced the nominees on Wednesday. Messi’s nomination comes a year after he was omitted from the shortlist. Should he win the men’s category Ballon d’Or this year, it would mark his eighth time […]

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Here is a look at all the groups, Arsenal and Man City will be happy, but it’s tough for Newcastle. Group A: Bayern Munich, Man United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union BerlinGroup Group D: Benfica, Inter, Red Bull Salzburg Real Sociedad Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic Group […]

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Two Nigerian club sides, Enyimba International and Remo Stars have been knocked out of the CAF Champions League. Ghanaian side Medeama saw off Remo Stars via penalties to reach the next round, while Libyan side Al Ahli Benghazi defeated Enyimba. Enyimba now being handled by gaffer George Finidi have been two-time winners of the competition. […]

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Spanish World Cup star Jenni Hermoso has said she did not consent to being kissed by football president Luis Rubiales following the women’s World Cup final, as all 23 of the squad’s players sign a statement refusing to play until he is sacked. Members of the national men’s and women’s teams said on Friday, August […]

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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan says she will be back “stronger” next year after she lost her world women’s 100m hurdles crown to Jamaica’s Danielle Williams on Thursday in Budapest. In an interview with journalists after the game, Amusan said it was quite “a journey getting into the final” despite all she had gone through in the […]

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Defending world titleholder Tobi Amusan, on Wednesday, qualified for the final of the 100m hurdles event at the ongoing World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Running in lane seven, Amusan won the second semi-final despite having a slow start. She is now looking all fired up for Thursday’s final race and defend the title she won last […]