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Eagles move up in FIFA rankings, now world’s 50th team

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The national football team, the Super Eagles has jumped one spot to 7th on the African continent.

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League Company signs partnership agreements with radio stations

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The League Management Company (LMC) has signed a partnership agreement with three radio stations.

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Ifeanyi Ubah beats Rangers to clinch Charity Cup

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Ten-man FC Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Rangers International FC of Enugu 4-3 on penalties to clinch the 2017 Charity Cup.

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Africa gets 9 slots for expanded 2026 World Cup

The expanded 48-team World Cup approved by world football governing body FIFA today will see Africa now getting nine slots, four more than they currently enjoy.

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Ndukwe Remo Stars’ keeper says team will make mark in NPFL

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The goalkeeper of newly promoted club, Mr. Chizoba Ndukwe has promised to give his best in order to help his club make their mark in the Nigerian Professional Football League.

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I’ll pick my team for March AFCON tie in February, says Rohr

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The coach of the Super Eagles, Mr. Gernot Rohr has revealed that he plans to name in February his squad for an AFCON 2019 qualifier in March.

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FIFA expands World Cup to 48 teams

. . . as Africa to get more slots By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The World Cup finals will be expanded to 48 teams from the 2026 edition, football governing body FIFA confirmed at a council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.

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Injury forces Morocco’s Amrabat out of Nations Cup

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Nordin Amrabat has been replaced in the Moroccan squad for the African Nations Cup finals by Omar El Kaddouri, the Morocco Football Federation confirmed on Saturday.

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Suspension of grants: ‘we’re yet to get FIFA’s letter’ says NFF

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The Nigeria Football Federation has reacted to publications indicating that the world’s football governing body, FIFA has suspending disbursement of annual grants of $1.5m to it.

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Ighalo is still with us, says Watford coach

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The Manager of Premier League club, Watford, Mr. Walter Mazzarri has insisted that Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo remains one of his players.

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