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Sierra Leone Face FIFA Ban After Anti-Graft Officials Raid FA Offices

Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday. The ACC had threatened the move last week after sending a letter to Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president Isha Johansen, telling her to step down over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team. Johansen and her secretary general Chris Kamara have been banned from the SLFA offices by ACC officials, but the remainder of the…

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Ronaldo Gets First Goal For Juventus

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus and then added a second in Sunday’s fourth Serie A game of the season, against Sassuolo in Turin. The 33-year-old tapped in on the line after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a second 15 minutes later to give the reigning seven-time champions a 2-0 lead. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was the star signing of the summer transfer period, arriving amid great pomp and ceremony following a 100 million euro ($117 million) deal from…

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Team Lagos Dazzles At National Youth Games, Wins 14 Gold Medals

Lagos State athletes have won 14 Gold, 10 Silver and 16 Bronze Medals so far at the ongoing 4th Edition of the National Youth Games (U-15) holding at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. According to the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, despite participating in the games for the first time, the investment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in Grassroots Sports Development has continued to yield positive results with the performance of Team Lagos. Dr. Tandoh attributed the performance of the State’s contingent to…

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President Weah Returns To Football, Plays Against Super Eagles

Liberia President and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to international competition in Monrovia on Tuesday, playing in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria. The match came up a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday and Liberia had arranged the friendly to retire the number 14 jersey made famous by Weah. However, fans were in for a shock when, 16 years after his last international appearance, the striker led the national team onto the pitch wearing it instead. Media reports said Weah, who led…

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Judges, Top Freestylers Arrive Lagos For African Championship 

The participants and judges for the first-ever African Freestyle Football Championship have all arrived in Lagos for the continental competition billed to start On Thursday, this week. Judges that have arrived in Lagos for the epoch competition are Tobias Brandal Busaet from Norway, Gautier Fayolle from France and  Szymon Maciej Skalski. They were joined by Daniel Wood World, the Co-founder of World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), the umpire body, in addition to other members of the WFFA including Lukas Skoda, the Director of Operations. The championship will also host international freestyle…

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Nigeria Loses 2022 Olympic Games Rights To Senegal

Nigeria may have lost the hosting rights for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022 to Senegal, which submitted a better proposal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hinted this development in a release in Abuja on Saturday. Nigeria, Botswana, Tunisia and Senegal bided, but the IOC Executive Board (EB) on Friday made the decision to propose Senegal as host for the Games in 2022. The host will be elected by the IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Oct. 8 and 9. This proposal is based on the…

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First African Freestyle Football Championship Appoints Fashanu, Akanni, Siasia, Henshaw, Dikeh  Ambassadors 

Feet and Tricks International, organisers of the first ever African Football Freestyle Championship in Africa has named former professional English footballer, John Fashanu; Former Nigerian defender and former Head of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni; and former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, Superstar actresses, Kate Henshaw and Tonto Dikeh as brand ambassadors for this year’s Championship. All with enviable careers and celebrated globally are undoubtedly a perfect representation of the sporting excellence the brand stands for. Confirming this, the Chairman, Feet ‘n’ Tricks International, Valentine Ozigbo noted that ”…

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Ex-Arsenal Manager, Wenger, Arrives Monrovia To Get Liberia’s Highest Honour

Arsenal’s former manager Arsène Wenger has arrived in Liberia ahead of an award ceremony on Friday when he  is due to receive the country’s highest honour. Wenger was President George Weah’s first European football coach and brought him to Monaco in 1988. The president is the only African to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award. He retired from football in 2003 and took up politics. Liberians have been tweeting photographs of Wenger being welcomed to the country. Wenger will be inducted into the country’s Order of…

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Nigeria’s U20 Squad Out Of Women’s World Cup, Lose 1-2 To Spain

Nigeria girls have been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup after first-half goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patricia Guijarro sealed a 2-1 win for Spain on Thursday in Concarneau. Despite a much-improved and purposeful second-half showing against the Europeans, which culminated in Peace Efih halving the deficit, the hard-fighting Falconets lacked the extra quality to complete a fightback. The Falconets were second-best early on in the contest, and duly fell behind to an exquisite Bonmati finish 13 minutes into the game, a strike that beat goalkeeper…

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Super Eagles Striker, Victor Moses, Retires From Football

Chelsea winger Victor Moses stunned the Nigerian football community by announcing his international retirement on Wednesday. The 27-year-old stated his desire to focus on his club career with his Premier League team, his young family, and encourage the progression of the next generation of Super Eagles players. “I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will…

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