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Covid-19 knocks off 2020 FIFA U-17, U-20 WWC, Flamingos qualification

Harry Awurumibe,  Head, Abuja Bureau Again, the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has forced the world football ruling body, FIFA to postpone the U-17 Women’s World Cup slated for India this November. Also postponed is the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup just as FIFA has said that new dates will be announced later. The recommendation to postpone activities including FIFA competitions was made ...

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Latest FIFA Women’s Ranking: Good, bad news for women’s football in Africa 

Harry Awurumibe, Africa’s Best Women’s Football Journalist, Abuja The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) latest Women’s Ranking which placed Zambia, Africa’s sole qualifier for the postponed  Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women’s football event in the 100th position in the world has shown that the game is progressing in the continent. This is against the backdrop that Zambia eliminated the ...

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Covid-19 knocks off Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Games now for 2021

Harry Awurumibe with agency report Apparently bowing to heavy global pressure and rising athlete dissent, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese officials sharply reversed course today (Tuesday) and agreed that the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games will not take place this summer in Tokyo in the wake of the growing novel coronavirus pandemic.   Organizers say they now hope ...

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Exclusive: Women’s football clocks 125 years today, Nigeria remain Africa’s No. 1

Harry Awurumibe, Africa’s best women’s football journalist Today, March 23, 2020 marks exactly 125 years when the first official women’s football fixture took place in London, England when the North and South made history at the Crouch End Ground on March 23, 1895 even as Nigeria has remained the most successful women’s football nation out of 52 countries in Africa. ...

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German Coach, Voss-Tecklenburg commends changes in women’s football

*Considers Germany to be among world’s best teams Harry Awurumibe with agency report Former Germany national women’s football team star and now Head Coach, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has commended the tremendous improvement in the women’s game , saying that the biggest milestone is that many more countries now have interest in women’s football. According to the ex-international, many nations have also ...

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Covid-19: CAF postpone  CHAN 2020, suspend General Assembly 

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja In solidarity with the global fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended all competitions including the qualifiers for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the Total African Nations Championship, which was due for Cameroon from 4-25 April 2020.    Also, the  42nd CAF Ordinary ...

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Coronavirus fears stop Edo 2020, FG postpone event indefinitely 

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau Determined to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic which is yet to record a casualty in Nigeria, the Federal Government today ordered the indefinite  postponement of the much advertised National Sports Festival code-named Edo 2020.    This piece of information was made public today in Abuja by Minister of Sports and Youth Development, ...

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Coronavirus:   Flamingos embark on two weeks break

Harry Awurumibe, in Lagos Nigeria’s U-17 women’s football team, Flamingos have embarked on two weeks break after eliminating the hapless Guinea Syli Starlets from the FIFA U-17 World Cup African qualifiers in Lagos  at the weekend on a 11-2 goals aggregate score.    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had asked the players and officials of the Flamingos on Sunday to ...

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