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Ghana Ready To Host ITTF Event - Sports Minister
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Ghana Ready To Host ITTF Event – Sports Minister

Fifteen years after hosting International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) major tournament in Africa, Ghana has affirmed its readiness to stage the World Junior Circuit (WJC) as well as the African Junior and Cadet Championship (AJCC) in April, 2019.  The WJC is one of the ITTF junior circuits, where players across the globe amass points to […]

Cyprus Women's Cup: Super Falcons Head To Cyprus On Sunday
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Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons Head To Cyprus On Sunday

African champions Nigeria will depart the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday to participate in the annual Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament which begins on Feb. 27 in Larnaca. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby selected 24 players for the tournament, which will also welcome another of Africa’s three flag-bearers at this summer’s FIFA […]

U20 AFCON: Paschal Replaces Injured Victor Okoh
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U20 AFCON: Paschal Replaces Injured Victor Okoh

Sweden-based forward Onyekachi Durugbor Paschal has been drafted in to replace injured Victor Boniface Okoh in Nigeria’s squad for next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals in Niger Republic. Team Administrator Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said on Thursday that medical examination on Real Sapphire FC striker Okoh revealed he had knee injury that would keep […]

Second NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1
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Second NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1

PHOTO: FIFA President Infantino, CAF President Ahmad and NFF chieftains at the inaugural edition of NFF-AITEO Football Awards in Lagos in February 2018. The second edition of the NFF-AITEO Football Awards, which inaugural edition held on 19th February 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, has now […]

Super Falcons up against Steel Roses in Meizhou Wuhua
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Super Falcons up against Steel Roses in Meizhou Wuhua

From: Dianabasi Effiong African champions Nigeria have an interesting start to their preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals as they tackle China’s Women National Team, nicknamed Steel Roses, in the Four –Nation China Tournament on Thursday evening. Korea Republic and Romania, the other participating teams, will clash in the tournament opening match, […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Match Schedule Confirmed
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FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Match Schedule Confirmed

By Dianabasi Effiong The Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 took place at La Seine Musicale in Paris this evening. Hosts France will take on Korea Republic in the competition’s opening match at the Parc des Princes on 7 June at 21:00 (local time). Norway and Nigeria were also drawn in Group […]

Eagles, Cranes set Asaba aglow in glamour friendly
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Eagles, Cranes set Asaba aglow in glamour friendly

Nigeria and Uganda go toe-to-toe again in an international friendly expected to attract a huge crowd to the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday evening. Both countries are celebrating qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following Matchday 5 games over the weekend. The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by South […]

Nigeria Qualify For 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations
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Nigeria Qualify For 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Three-time champions Nigeria flew majestically back to the biggest football house party on the African continent after being held 1-1 by South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday. It was certainly not one of the classics, but the result meant only one other team in Gourp E (either Libya or South Africa) could end up with […]

Super Falcons in Ghana for AWCON, As FIFA mourns passing of Ajuma Otache
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Super Falcons in Ghana for AWCON, As FIFA mourns passing of Ajuma Otache

Champions Nigeria flew into Ghana’s capital city, Accra on Wednesday on their way to Cape Coast for Group B attrition of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Falcons flew aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Abidjan, where they had camped for the past eight days at the Sol Beni Sports Centre, into […]

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Rohr Eyes Another ‘Ticket with match to spare’

Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is countenancing a second feat on-the-bounce of qualifying Nigeria’s Super Eagles for a major championship with a match to spare. The former Germany defender equaled a 20 –year old record when he led the three –time African champions to earn a slot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals after a […]