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Despite losing the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, crown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked the 28th national team in the world. AFCON winners Côte D’Ivoire reaped the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil by being the 39th team in the table. The new ranking released by FIFA today saw Nigeria make their biggest jump from 42nd in December 2023 to 28th globally. A run that saw the country reach the...

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Despite the failure of Super Eagles to win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s vice-president, Kashim Shettima has eulogized the team for its performance. The Super Eagles fell to a 2-1 defeat against hosts, Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the competition on Sunday night. Shettima, who watched the game live at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, revealed that the players will be rewarded for their effort in the game....

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Asisat Oshoala, the six-time African women’s footballer of the year, has officially bid farewell to Spanish giants FC Barcelona after five solid years. The Super Falcons forward announced her departure for Bay FC, a new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club, via a social media post on Thursday. Bay FC also released a statement confirming her signing following a “transfer fee” between the American club and FC Barcelona Femení. “To have the opportunity to add...

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Oluwatobilola ‘Tobi’ Amusan has bounced back from last year’s heartbreak at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary where she finished sixth to win the African women’s indoor 60-meter hurdles. But Amusan did not only win, she also set a novel record of 7.77s, what Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development John Enoh called an “amazing accomplishment.” At the Qazaqstan Athletics Sports Complex in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 27 January, Amusan breezed past American Nia Ali...

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The Super Eagles have scaled to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament. This followed Nigeria’s victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday night. The score line was 2-0 in favour of the Nigerian team. Ademola Lookman netted the first goal in the 36th minute and doubled it seconds before the referee blew the final whistle in the 90th minute. The Super Eagles’ next game will be with the...

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Nigeria has qualified for the quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) by beating Cameroon 2-0. The two teams played desperately to prove a point at the game at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, but Atlanta forward Ademola Lookman scored the two goals that sealed Nigeria’s win, for the Super Eagles with one goal in each half. Lookman goals came from an impressive team effort of the Nigerian squad and the super...

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Nigeria on Thursday stood tall in the face of intense Ivorian pressure to beat the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Abidjan. William Troost-Ekong secured the win for the Super Eagles midway through the second half, in the 55th minute with a penalty kick. The game was Nigeria’s first win at the AFCON tournament. The Super Eagles entered the game under immense pressure following their 1-1...

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The Super Eagles dashed the hopes of Nigerians on Sunday for failing to win Equatorial Guinea in their first match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holding in Cote D’Ivoire. Ivan Salvador opened the scoring for Equatorial Guinea when he pulled a fast one on Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, in the 37th minute. But Napoli’s star Victor Osimhen netted in the 38th minute, levelling the score. The game ended in a stalemate...

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…Okocha cries foul, seeks rematch Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, who goes by the stage name Portable, is the winner of a boxing match staged between him and Nollywood actor Charles Okocha. Videos of the ring fight that has gone viral on social media showed Portable, in blue, pouncing on Okocha, in red, who tried to block the heavy punches but with little apparent success. Portable wins Charles Okocha in celebrity boxing match pic.twitter.com/S566S0KsJf — Pastor...

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…Sports Minister, President Tinubu hails award winners. Monday night was Nigeria’s night of glory as the country’s football stars Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala were crowned the 2023 African Players of the Year in the male and female categories respectively. Osimhen was selected as Africa’s best player ahead of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Morocco’s right-back Achraf Hakimi, ending Nigeria’s 24-year-old wait for Africa’s top individual football prize. Oshoala added another feather to her cap,...

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