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Issa Hayatou voted out after 29 years as CAF president

Cameroonian football administrator, Issa Hayatou, has lost his quest to become President of Confederation of the African Football (CAF) for the eighth successive time. The 70-year-old ex-acting FIFA president lost to less-fancied Madagascar FA boss, Ahmad Ahmad, by 34 to 20 votes in Thursday’s election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hayatou became the fifth head of Africa’s soccer body in 1988 ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Musa hopes to end goal drought at CSKA Moscow

Nigeria international, Ahmed Musa, hopes that he will soon regain his scoring form at his Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow. The speedy forward has failed score in his first four competitive matches for Moscow since rejoining the club during the January 2018 Transfer Window. Musa joined Moscow from English Premier League outfit Leicester City on a short-term loan deal ... Read More »

Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy, CHAN Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, received the World Cup trophy from FIFA Governing Board ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari also received local eagles who participated in the just concluded African Cup of Nations (CHAN) which took place in Morocco without announcing any cash reward for the players and the technical crew. ... Read More »

I’ve signed for a football team – Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, the 100-metre world record holder, says he has agreed to sign for a football club. Bolt partied with his devoted fans in an emotional farewell at the National Stadium on June 10 as he ran his final race on Jamaican soil. Bolt is retiring in August following the London World Championships. He retired from athletics last summer after ... Read More »

Dutch club sacks Sunday Oliseh

Despite creating several records and being on the verge of getting Fortuna Sittard promotion from the second division to the elite cadre, Sunday Oliseh has been fired by his Dutch employers. The club on Wednesday explained that the sacking of Oliseh was not particularly about the results no longer going his way, but more of his interpersonal relations with others ... Read More »

Iwobi: We can beat Argentina again at W’Cup

Nigerian attacker, Alex Iwobi, believes the Super Eagles can beat Argentina for the second time in the space of a few months when the teams meet in the World Cup. Iwobi helped Nigeria record a 4-2 win over Argentina in a friendly match held in Krasnodar in November 2017. The teams will renew their rivalry at the World Cup in ... Read More »

Eagles pocket N144m as 2018 CHAN runners-up

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted. Official figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn ... Read More »

We’re ready for 2018 National Volleyball League — NVBF

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Wednesday said it was confident of executing the 2018 National Volleyball League scheduled to begin in the second quarter. The NVBF President, Musa Nimrod, made the assertion in an interview in Lagos, saying a Zonal Qualification from April 6 to April 15 would herald the league. He added that all necessary preparations had been ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Saraki celebrates Nigerian Bobsledding Team

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled to hold in PyeongChang, South Korea, Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate, has thrown his weight behind Nigeria’s female bobsledding team who are set to make history as the first African team to compete in the sport at the winter olympics. In a tweet on his personal Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki, the president of ... Read More »

NPFL: Defending champions Plateau United stun Nasarawa United

A resilient Plateau United Football Club of Jos beat hosts Nasarawa United FC 1-0 on Sunday at the Lafia Township Stadium. It was an entertaining encounter worthy of kick-starting the visitors’ 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season on a positive note. The fixture was watched by a massive crowd of spectators who trooped in to capitalise on the Nasarawa ... Read More »