African sports

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NFF President ‘Aminu Maigari’ Impeached

President of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], ‘Alhaji Aminu Maigari’ has been impeached earlier today [Thursday], just days after resuming his office following FIFA intervention in Nigeria Football activities. Maigari was impeached by eight votes to five of the 13-man Executive Committee as members reconvened to review Nigeria’s participation at the just concluded World Cup

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Namibia Coach admits tough task ahead

Namibian national women soccer team head coach, ‘Jacqueline Shipanga’ has acknowledged that she’s got some tough battle to conquer after the draw held on Saturday. Though believes that her girls are determined and confident to do well against Nigeria’s Super Falcons and the other teams in Group A. Shipanga told CAFonline that Namibia have been

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Governor Liyel Imoke Urges The Golden Eaglet To Win In Congo DR

Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke, has urged the Golden Eaglets to aim for a win in the first-leg of their African Under-17 Youth Championship qualifier away to DR Congo on Saturday. The Governor who has been one of the pillars behind the success of the Golden Eaglets in recent time has enjoined the team

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DOLPHINS FC Media Officer Described SHARKS FC As Their Noisy Neighbour

Dolphins’ media officer, China Acheru has described Sharks as their noisy neighbours. Dolphins will be away to Sharks in the League on Saturday and Acheru says Sharks have been all noise and no achievements since their formation as a football club. “From 1972 to 2014 makes it 42 years and the only thing they have

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NFF President ‘Aminu Maigari’ Impeached

President of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], ‘Alhaji Aminu Maigari’ has been impeached earlier today [Thursday], just days after resuming his office following FIFA intervention in Nigeria Football activities. Maigari was impeached by eight votes to five of the 13-man Executive Committee as members reconvened to review Nigeria’s participation at the just concluded World Cup

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Federation Cup: EMEKA INYAMA Hails PRIME FC For Reaching The Semi Finals

Chairman of the Nigerian National League (NNL), High Chief Emeka Inyama has given kudos to the duo of Prime Football Club of Osogbo and Gateway Football Club of Abeokuta for showing the world that there is quality in the country’s second tier league. Speaking against the backdrop of the Quarter Final clash between the two

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Heartland declare 3-day mourning for late Godwin Eke

Nigeria Premier League club ‘Heartland’ have declared three days of mourning for their former star ‘Godwin Eke’ popularly known as Goddy Eke. Eke who was a key member of Iwuanyanwu Nationale FC between 1984 and 1994 gave up the ghost at the Aladinma hospital in Owerri on Tuesday after a brief illness. According to Heartland’s

US Sports

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The Cleveland Indians claimed a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka’s bid to become the major league’s first 13-game winner was ruined by Brantley, who hit a leadoff homer in the seventh and also had RBI doubles in the first and fifth. Nick Swisher also hit a go-ahead two-run shot for the Indians during a dismal day for Tanaka (12-4), who allowed season worsts

Cricket

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Afghanistan earned a 2-2 draw in their one-day series against Zimbabwe

Left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf claimed 3-29 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 159 chasing a target of 260 in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe slumped to 29-6 in the 13th over and, although ODI debutant Richmond Mutumbami led a recovery with 64 from No 8, Sharafuddin took three of the last four wickets as the home side were

formula1

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Hamilton fastest in first practice

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday’s first free practice and championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg behind him. Hamilton, who has won this race four times in seven years, is keen to eat into Rosberg’s 14-point championship lead before the summer break.

Golf

Tennis

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Juan Martin del Potro has returned four months after undergoing wrist surgery

The 25-year-old from Argentina struggled through the first three months of the season, even managing to win January’s Sydney International event, before opting to undergo a career-saving operation. He played through the pain at the Australian Open in Melbourne before being ousted by Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round. Del Potro was having

Cycling

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Wiggins rule out Tour de France ride

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he won’t ride the Tour de France again and admits he is tired of the “cut throat” nature of road cycling. The news comes just weeks after Wiggins claimed he would continue to ride for Team Sky next season despite his omission from their Tour squad who instead opted for Chris

Boxing

Rugby

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Top level rugby league in England enters a new era in 2015

From next season, rugby league chiefs have decided to implement a new structure by introducing three divisions incorporating 38 clubs. At the end of the 2014 Super League campaign, the leading 12 will remain in the top flight while the bottom two – Bradford Bulls and London Broncos – will join up with the leading

athletics

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Mo Farah has been forced to pull out of the Commonwealth Games

Farah, who won two golds at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains earlier this month but had subsequently been cleared to return to training. The 31-year-old had been expected to race in the 5000m and 10,000m in Glasgow. “I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the

racing

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Michael Scudamore died aged 81

Scudamore, who won the Grand National aboard Oxo in 1959, rode in the race for 16 consecutive years from 1951. He also partnered Linwell to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1957 and during his career claimed nearly every other major National Hunt prize apart from the Champion Hurdle. Forced to retire at 34 with