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Adams Appeals To FG, Multinationals To Sponsor Sports

……As His U13 Football Tourney Ends The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged the Federal Government and multinational companies operating in the country to recommit themselves to the development of sports in the country. He made the appeal on Thursday at the final of the Aare Gani Adams U13 football tourney at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Aare Adams said it was a shame that the National Stadium was in such a bad shape, recalling his growing up days when he…

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CAF Names Egypt As 2019 Nations Cup Host

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt beat South Africa, the only other nation to submit a bid, in a vote held at a CAF Executive Committee meeting. Original host nation Cameroon was stripped of staging the tournament in November because of slow preparations. Egypt, which will host the tournament for a fifth time, has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kick off in June. CAF has since offered Cameroon the chance to…

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Real Madrid Win Club World Cup 4th Time

…Beat Abu Dhabi side 4-1 Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final. Luka Modric curled home the opening goal from the edge of the area after Karim Benzema’s lay-off. Marcos Llorente hit a stunning 25-yard half-volley – his first professional goal – and Sergio Ramos headed in the third from Modric’s corner. Tsukasa Shiotani nodded in for Al Ain before Yahya Nader’s own goal. Real could have won by…

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Britain Honours Anthony Joshua With OBE Award

Nigerian-born World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua representing Britain was honoured at Buckingham Palace as he received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding services in professional boxing. Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace presented the award as reward for the boxer’s services and success in the sport. Joshua holds the World Boxing Association, (WBA), World Boxing Organisation, (WBO) and International Boxing Federation, (IBF) heavyweight titles and he may meet Deontay Wilder in the nearest future for the World Boxing Council, (WBC) crown. The boxing…

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Manchester United Sack Manager, Mourinho

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club. The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool. The club decided a change was needed after no progress with results or style despite spending £400m on 11 players. The club also says the new manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including its attacking traditions. It is understood that players and staff are…

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Champions League: Liverpool Face Bayern

Liverpool will take on German side, Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain. Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs playing Borussia Dortmund. The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March. Group winners will be away from home in the first legs. Teams could not be drawn against sides from the same country in the last 16, nor…

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Champion League: Real Lose To CSK Moscow

Real Madrid suffered their biggest ever home defeat in Europe as they were thrashed by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The European champions, who had already won Group G, named a weakened team. Fedor Chalov curled home CSKA’s opener against the run of play and Georgy Schennikov volleyed in a second after Mario Fernandes’ shot was saved. Icelandic teenager Arnor Sigurdsson completed the convincing win with a strike from the edge of the box. Real brought on Gareth Bale at half-time and the Welshman suffered an ankle injury, although…

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Ghana 2018: Buhari Congratulates Victorious Super Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa Saturday in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018. The President expresses particular delight at the discipline and commitment exhibited by the country’s senior women football team despite the stiff resistance of their South African counterparts. Noting that the Super Falcons had earlier qualified to represent Nigeria at the FIFA Women World Cup tournament in France next year, President Buhari describes winning the…

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CAF Strips Cameroun Of AFCON 2019 Hosting Rights

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup Of Nations, says the Confederation of African Football. African football’s governing body (CAF) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 hours. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad says it will work to “determine a new organising country by the end of the year”. In a statement, CAF said “a number of compliance…

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2018 AWCON: Super Falcons Beat Cameroon To Play Final, Secure World Cup Ticket

Nigeria’s female soccer team, the Super Falcons, on Tuesday, defeated their Cameroonian counterparts,  the Indomitable Lionesses 4-2 goals on penalties in the semi final of the ongoing 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON). Captain Onome Ebi, Ajibade, Asisat Oshoala and Ngozi Ebere  all converted their spot kicks to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory. The victory guarantees the team a place at next year’s World Cup in France. Nigeria finished second in group B after two wins and a loss, while Cameroon were top of group A with two wins and a draw. Super Falcons head coach, Thomas…

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