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CAF: Ahmad Ahmad begins work in Cairo

Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Sunday in Cairo at the confederation’s headquarters formally started work in his new position. According to a report on the CAF website, Ahmad chaired a meeting with staff ...

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Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday announced that Super Eagles’ second international friendly against Burkina Faso in London on Monday, has been called off. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, said in a statement that the development ...

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Nigeria climbs to 34th in FIFA Women’s World Rankings

Nigeria’s women have moved up one place on the monthly FIFA world rankings to 34, retaining their place as the top-ranked African side. The rankings released on Friday showed Nigeria as having amassed 1613 points to maintain their status as ...

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Eagles earn draw against Senegal in friendly game

The Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday played out a 1-1 draw in an international friendly played in London. Senegal’s playmaker Moussa Sow had put his team in front in the 54th minute of the ...

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Podolski ends international career in style as he captained Germany to 1 – 0 win over England

German international and former former Bayern Munich and Arsenal forward, Lukas Podolski ended on his international career by firing Germany to a 1-0 win over England on Wednesday. Podolski captained Germany on his 130th and final cap for his country. ...

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Ivory Coast hires Wilmots as head coach

Ivory Coast  on Tuesday named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The  48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and led them to the World Cup finals in Brazil ...

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Barca, Madrid, Atletico win, see full La Liga results and standings

Week 28 of the La Liga season started with a defeat 1 – 0 for Villarreal at the hands of Las Palmas. Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points with a narrow win ...

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Federer defeats friend, Wawrinka to win 5th Indian Wells title

Roger Federer has defeated his close friend and compatriot,  Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win his fifth  BNP Paribas Open title, in Indian Wells. It was Federer’s  90th tour-level crown and 25th in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. He has ...

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Rivers United, Rangers ousted from CAF Champions League

Rangers International Football Club beat Zamalek FC of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday, but failed to achieve the target of advancing to the group stage of the 2017 CAF Champions League. In the return leg clash of their second round pairing ...

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Chelsea, Spurs and United win, Arsenal lose, City and Liverpool draw, See latest EPL results

It was a weekend that saw fresh pressure mount on Wenger’s Arsenal side, as the Gunners were beaten by 3 goals to 1 in the opening fixture of the weekend. It is a result that moves Arsenal to position six ...

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