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Football: Mane, Oshoala crowned 2019 African king and queen

Africa crowned the footballing kings and queens of the mother continent at a star-studded ceremony in Hurghada, Egypt. Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year after an outstanding calendar year. Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi was rewarded for his Read more

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Top of the Table Clash: Ndidi, Iheanacho set for crunch EPL battle against Liverpool

The English Premier League (EPL) will be buzzing with 10 matches on Boxing Day with the pick of the bunch being the top of the table clash between Leicester City and Liverpool. Two Nigerians, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, are expected to play a part in what has been termed a potential title decider by Read more

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Champions Liverpool target Premier League Trophies after Club World Cup victory

Liverpool have made winning trophies a habit in 2019 and Jurgen Klopp’s side return to England and to their push for the Premier League title galvanised after being crowned world champions in Qatar on Saturday. It is an honour the Anfield side had never before claimed but which is now theirs after Roberto Firmino’s extra-time Read more

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria lose 2020 hosting rights to Costa Rica, Panama

The world football governing body (FIFA) on Friday announced on its website that the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup would be hosted by Costa Rica and Panama. The Nigeria Football Federation had hoped to win the hosting rights following the visit of FIFA officials to the country in August for inspection. Nigeria showed interest in Read more

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El Clasico: Barcelona hold Real Madrid to goalless draw

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was briefly interrupted by Catalan independence protests when dozens of yellow beach balls were thrown onto the pitch at Camp Nou.  After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture. Protestors held banners, waved Read more