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Nigeria, Guinea clash: Flamingos’ Coach targets away victory in Conakry

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja With two weeks to the first leg of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifier match between Nigeria and host Guinea, the interim Head Coach of the national U-17 women’s football team, the Flamingos, Abimbola Olowookere is upbeat about a favorable result for his squad away from home. Speaking today after his team’s morning training session ...

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NBA All-Star Game: How Nigeria’s Adebayo won 2020 Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau Nigeria-American and Miami Heat All-Star, Edrice “Bam” Adebayo at the weekend (early Sunday morning in Nigeria) eliminated his rivals including Domantas Sabonis in the final round of the 2020 Taco Bell Skills Challenge to emerge winner. The Newark, New Jersey, United States-born Nigerian by this feat joined the league of some National Basketball Association (NBA) ...

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Disputed CAF Accounts: PwC shun Executive Committee’s Doha meeting

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau Efforts by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to resolve the allegations of misapplications of funds contained in the report of the audit firm, Price waterhouse Coopers (PwC) today failed to materialize as the officials of the firm shunned the CAF Executive Committee held in Doha, Qatar. This much was disclosed today in the press ...

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Super Eagles job: Why NFF prefers Joseph Yobo as Rohr’s assistant

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau More facts have emerged why the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed the former Nigerian international defender and captain, Joseph Tambari-Ikpo Yobo as an Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles even as he replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three –time African champions’ technical crew. Yobo, who played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – ...

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Ighalo in United squad for Chelsea EPL clash

Harry Awurumibe with agency report Ex-Nigerian international, Odion Jude Ighalo will be in the Manchester United squad for the English Premier League clash with Chelsea next Monday despite missing a training camp in Spain due to fears he could be denied re-entry into Britain if restrictions against the outbreak of Coronavirus are tightened. The 30-year-old international striker joined Man. United ...

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Allegations of unethical deals: CAF Executive Committee meets February 14

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja Apparently to discuss the allegations of mismanagement of funds in the Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee will on February 14, 2020 meet in Egypt to deliberate on the burning issues affecting it and to validate the 2020-2021 CAF roadmap just as it has said that the structural changes undertaken by it ...

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Zambia appoints Micho new Chipolopolo coach

Harry Awurumibe with agency report Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been confirmed as the new Head Coach of the Zambian senior national team. The Serb popularly calledv’Micho’ was unveiled on early in the week (February 3, 2020 to be precise) in Lusaka after agreeing to lead the 2012 Africa champions on a two-year deal. “Knowing what football means to you ...

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Ahead India 2020: Flamingos humble Academy boys 3-2, warn Guinea

Harry Awurumibe, Abuja National U-17 women’s football team, Flamingos Friday morning in Abuja defeated Mees Football Academy (MFA) boys 3-2 in a keenly contested training match ahead of the team’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifiers first round first leg match against Guinea in March 1. The match played at the FIFA Goals Project pitch at Package B of ...

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Tokyo Olympic 2020: World Cup Champs, USA 90 minutes away from qualifying

Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and reigning FIFA Women’sWorld Cup Champions could be just 90 minutes away from qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The stars-ladden team will on Friday, February 7 at the on-going 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying championship battle Mexico in the second semi final match which ...

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