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Falconets
U20 W/C: We Are Not Fully Prepared -Dedevbo
Coach Dedevbo lamented their rustiness due to limited training games and poor preparation for the tournament which starts on Sunday. The Falconets face Japan in their opening game on Sunday.
mikel
W/Cup Qualifier: Amoo Cautions Eagles On Tactical Approach
The former Super Eagles assistant coach has advised the three-time African champions to be ready for tactical battle as the Algerians have the guile to frustrate them in Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
Stefano Pioli Is New Inter Milan Manager
The 51-year-old Italian has signed a contract until June 2018. He takes over from Frank de Boer, who was sacked a week ago following a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria, Inter’s fifth loss in 11 outings.
AFCON 2019: I'm Always In Touch With The Team Despite Being Away, Says Mikel
Nigeria vs Algeria: A Draw Wouldn’t Be A Bad Result, Says Mikel
The Super Eagles captain expects a fierce response from the Desert Warriors, who were held at home by Cameroon in their opening game. But he believes the Eagles are equal to the task.
eagles
Take Algeria To The Sword, FA Chairman Charges Eagles
The Enugu FA boss wants the three-time African champions to take the Algerians seriously as they (Algeria) also have a lot at stake.
ighalo
Super Eagles: Ighalo, Onazi, Others Arrive For Algeria
Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Trabzonspor's Ogenyi Onazi Monday arrived the Super Eagles camp ahead of the World Cup qualifier against the Fennecs of Algeria.
Ronaldo Signs New Deal With Real, ‘Has 10 Years Left’
The Portuguese says he wants to continue playing for 10 more years after signing a new deal at Real Madrid on Monday. It has been reported that his weekly wage will remain at around £365,000.
rangers
Rangers To Test Six Foreign Players For Africa
The Nigerian champions have invited six foreign players for trial ahead of next season's CAF Champions League. The players are expected to join the club in their pre-season camp in Benin, Edo State.
Sudan's Military and Opposition Agree Three-Year Transition
Eight Football Fans Die As Gunman Attacks Bar In South Sudan
No fewer than eight football fans have died in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, following a gun attack on a bar by an unknown man at the weekend.
qardri
Quadri Remains Africa’s Best In Latest ITTF Ranking
Nigeria's Aruna Quadri maintained his 25th place in the October International Table Tennis Federation ranking for male players. The highest ranked African added four points to his previous 2441.
Kano Pillars Rehire Ikhana, Eye NPFL Title
The four-time Nigerian champions say they are aiming for the zenith of the league again and hence the reappointment of the 2003 CAF Champions League winner with Enyimba.
Eagles Will Beat Algeria, Ezenwa Assures Nigerians
The Super Eagles shot stopper believes they have the quality to extend their lead in Group B of the African World Cup qualifiers with a win over the North Africans on 12 November in Uyo.
High-flying Chelsea Reach Premier League Sky
Eden Hazard scored twice. Diego Costa made his name count. Marcos Alonso followed suit. And Pedro Rodriguez put the icing on the cake, as a fantastic night for Chelsea resulted in a nightmare for Everton.
World Number 1
Murray To End The Year As World Number 1
This caps a wonderful year for Murray as he becomes World Number 1 for the first time in his career. He ends Djokovic's 122-week reign at the top of the rankings.
basketball
Basketball: Impression, Jewel Bulls Gain Promotion To Div 1 league
Both teams booked their places in the higher league after emerging winners of the Atlantic and Savannah conferences respectively at the 2016 Division Two tournament.
Super Eagles To Face One Of ”The Best” Players In The World
The Super Eagles will potentially face one of ''The Best'' players in the world on 12 November, as Algeria's Riyad Mahrez has been named on the 23-man shortlist for the 2016 Fifa men's player of the year award.
qardri
ITTF Awards: Quadri’s Nomination Well Deserved, Says Coach
Coach Bello has described Quadri's nomination for the 2016 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards as commendable. He attributed it to the player's exploit at the Olympics.
City Get Toure Apology, 45 Days After Demand
The Ivorian has apologised to Manchester City for controversial comments made by his agent. It comes 45 days since Guardiola demanded an apology from his agent before he (Toure) would be considered for selection again.
plateau
Plateau United Unveil Kennedy Boboye As New Manager
The Jos-based side have unveiled the former youth international after penning a two-year deal. Meanwhile, the Plateau State Government has promised to provide all the club require as they aim to win laurels next season.
gateway
NFF Hammer Gateway With N1m Fine, Order Replay Of ABS Match
The hammer of the NFF's Disciplinary Committee has dropped on Abeokuta-based side Gateway FC as they have been fined N1m for failing to honour their final-day match of the Nigeria National League season against ABS.
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