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Amos Adamu lauds CAF over more slots for AFCON

A former CAF Executive Committee member, Amos Adamu, on Sunday said increasing the number of participating teams at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) would be beneficial to more countries in the continent. Adamu told newsmen in Lagos on Sunday that the increase would give room for more countries to have the experience of what the competition was all about. ...

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Sports ministry postpones federations re-run elections

The Federal Ministry of Sports on Thursday in Abuja, said it had postponed indefinitely the re-run elections of five affected federations. The five federations were expected to hold re-run elections into their various boards on Thursday after issues were raised about the credibility of the initial elections on June 13. The affected federations are Athletics, Judo, Gymnastics, Weightlifting and Taekwando. ...

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Nigeria draws Congo, Mali, Ivory Coast in men’s Afrobasket tournament

Nigeria’s senior basketball team, the D’Tigers have been drawn in Group A of the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia from Sept. 8 to Sept. 16. According to a report on the website of FIBA-Africa, the competition’s organisers, Nigeria, who are the reigning champions, have been drawn alongside DR Congo, Mali and Cote D’Ivoire. The official draw for ...

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Chelsea Sign £40m Bakayoko from Monaco

By Maxwell Adeleye Tiemoue Bakayoko has completed his £40 million move to Chelsea from Monaco after completing his medical on Friday and signing a five-year deal. Chelsea and Antonio Conte targeted Bakayoko as their first choice option to strengthen their midfield and they are now expected to allow Nemanja Matic to leave to make room for the France international. Talks ...

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Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju dispels rumours of Rohr’s resignation

Ex international, Mutiu Adepoju says reports of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr stepping down is completely a false story considering the fact that he’s in good terms with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). On Wednesday, it was reported in some media that Rohr was unhappy with recriminations he has received from particular sections of the Nigerian football fraternity after ...

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Kaduna United targets win against Adamawa on Saturday

In its bid to return to top flight football next season, Kaduna United FC, says it will not drop points in their away matches beginning with the Week 17 match against Adamawa United on Saturday in Fufore. The team’s Captain, Abubakar Hassan, told newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday after their training that the match was crucial to their dream of ...

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Reprieve for Kano Pillars, Sunshine Stars as LMC lifts ban on fans

Reprieve came for Kano Pillars and Sunshine Stars as the closed gate ban which prohibited the two clubs from admitting spectators was Wednesday, lifted by the League Management Company (LMC) which granted the two clubs two-match probation to test their security arrangement. In separate letters communicating the decisions to the two clubs, the LMC said the stadium ban was lifted ...

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8 Nigerian weightlifters set for world championships

Secretary-General of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Abdullahi Libata on Tuesday in Abuja said eight weightlifters were set to represent the country at the World Weightlifting Championships in France in August. Libata told the newsmen that the lifters, comprising three male and five female ones, were currently training in their various states. He said the players had gained qualification to the ...

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Manchester signs Everton’s striker Lukaku for £75m on 5-year deal

Manchester United have signed Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for an initial £75 million on a five-year contract. According to reports, the deal for the 24-year-old Belgian is believed to include £15 million in add-ons. English Premier League champions Chelsea had tried to sign him too, but they missed out on re-signing their former player. “Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester ...

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CAF sacks 3 clubs from Champions League, Confederation cup following FIFA’s suspension of Sudan

By Maxwell Adeleye The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified the three Sudanese clubs participating in its two interclub competitions. This was in the wake of the decision by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to suspend the Sudan Football Association (SFA). A statement on the CAF website on Friday disclosed that the decision by FIFA was contained in ...

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