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Falconets Face South African Challenge On Saturday

The Falconets will on Saturday take on their South African counterparts in the final round of African qualifying competition for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals. The match, a first leg tie, will hold at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, starting from 3 p.m. South Africa time (2 p.m. Nigeria time). The 9th FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in five cities in France from Aug. 7 to Aug. 28.   To reach this stage, the Nigerian team overwhelmed their Tanzanian counterparts 9-0 on aggregate, before sending…

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CAF Congratulates Newly Elected Liberian President, Weah

Confederation of the African Football (CAF) was among the earliest global football family to send congratulatory message to the newly elected president of Liberia, George Opong Weah shortly after the result of the re-run was announce on Wednesday. Shortly after his declaration, Weah took to his Twitter handle saying, “it is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is great hope. #Liberia#Liberia2017” he stated. The AC Milan legend had indeed reaped the most votes in the first…

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Football Talents Discovered In Oko Prison After Inmates Tournament

The Finals of Oko Prison Football Tournament tagged ‘DCP CUP 2017′ which commenced on the 20th of October, 2017 came to a climax at the Prison Yard. In all, 14 football teams of prison inmates divided into 3 groups participated in the tournament in which Team A3 which is the defending champion emerged the winner to retain the 1st Prize and the DCP Golden Trophy by defeating Team D3 by 4 quality goals to 2. Teams D3 and C1 won the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Football talents were discovered…

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FIFA Sanctions Nigeria For Fielding Ineligible Player Against Algeria

The world soccer governing body, FIFA, has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying encounter against Algeria, but it will not affect the country’s participation in Russia next year. The Super Eagles fielded right-back Abdullahi Shehu – who was on one-match suspension – in their final qualifying clash against the Desert Foxes on November 10 which ended in a 1-1 draw. But the tie has been forfeited and a 3-0 victory has been awarded in favour of the North Africans, with the…

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