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Nigerian football team Sunshine Stars FC were the victims of a terrifying attack as they travelled across the country ahead of their Premier League away match this weekend. The club, which is based in the city of Akure in Ondo State, were en route to Benin City in Edo State on Thursday for a match with Bendel Insurance FC when gunmen attacked them. Sunshine Stars’ ball boy was hit by a bullet and has since...

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The Super Falcons has beat Cape Verde with 2-1 at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia to secure spot in the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON). In the previous encounter at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja last Thursday, the Nigerian team displayed dominance with a commanding 5-0 victory. The Super Falcons pressed for an equalizer, Cape Verde maintained their one-goal advantage into halftime, showcasing resilience. But the second half saw...

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John Fashanu, Nigerian lineage and England international has described Nigeria’s sportsmen and women as the most talented in Africa. Fashanu scored 134 league goals in a career spanning 17 years in England and retired at the end of the 1994–95 seasons. Fashanu who represented England twice at the senior level, was speaking at a grassroots Football and Basketball Super Cup organized to mark the 20th Anniversary of African International College (AIC) and Africa Community School...

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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, on Sunday, bounced back from last month’s World Athletics Championships heartbreak in Budapest to win the 2023 Diamond League 100m hurdles final in Eugene, Oregon, US. In a race where the top six athletes all ran under 12.5s, Amusan clocked a season’s best 12.33s to hold off a fast-finishing Jasmine Camacho Quinn of Puerto Rico and former American world record holder Kendra Harrison, who clocked 12.38s and 12.44s, for second and third,...

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The stocks of Super Eagles, Nigeria’s senior national men’s team, and Napoli frontman, Victor Osimhen, have continued to rise having earned a nomination for the latest edition of FIFA ‘The Best Men’s Player of the Year’ award. 🏆 The Best FIFA Women's Player🏆 The Best FIFA Men's Player🏆 The Best FIFA Women's Coach🏆 The Best FIFA Men's Coach🏆 The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper🏆 The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper🏆 The FIFA Fan Award Voting is now...

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are among the 24 national teams that have sealed qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire next year. Other countries that secured a spot in the upcoming game are Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire (host), DR Congo, Egypt, and Equatorial Guinea. Also on the list are The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal (title holder), South Africa, Tanzania,...

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Super Falcons forward Desire Oparanozie announced her retirement from professional football on Wednesday. “To my fans, family, and friends, thank you for the show of love and support over the years. It’s time to take a bow, as I believe there’s no better time than now,” her post on X read. “I’m officially announcing my retirement from professional football for both club and country. To every team and coach I have played for, to every...

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American Sean Strickland took over as the new middleweight world champion on Sunday after defeating Nigerian-born New Zealander Israel Adesanya in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 293. Expectations were high for Adesanya. He enjoyed all the cheers from the crowd at Qudos Bank Arena in Australia, who thought the 32-year-old Strickland was no match for him. But the Nigerian disappointed his fans. Strickland gave him no chance to unleash the dynamic striking he is known...

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Nigeria’s senior national women’s football team, Super Falcons, has been ranked the 32nd national women’s team in the world and first in Africa in the latest FIFA women’s ranking. The ranking was released on Friday – five days after the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup ended. Super Falcons previously ranked 40th in the rankings released in June before the World Cup but in the latest ranking, the team moved eight places, gaining 94.14 points to...

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, says it is no longer owing the senior national female football team, Super Falcons, as all pending match bonuses and allowances have been reimbursed. There has been a dispute between the Super Falcons and NFF over the backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances which dates back to 2019. Last month, the Super Falcons’ coach, Randy Waldrum said the NFF owed him 14 months’ salary but only cleared seven months pending...

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