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Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

Imama Amapakabo: I knew that Sudan would defend

The head coach of Nigeria Under 23 team, Imama Amapakabo, has stressed that he knew that the defeated Sudanese side would park the bus in order to protect their slim first-leg advantage in the return leg of the 2019 U23 AFCON qualifier played on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Kelechi Nwakali: I’m fit for Mikel Obi’s shoes

Former Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali said he is still the heir apparent to John Obi Mikel and is a targeting a recall to the Nigeria national team ahead of the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Joy Nkoro scored a hat-trick on Thursday in Abuja to help Vera Gold Amazons Football Club to a 3-0 defeat of defending champions Blessed Unity Angels FC at the ongoing 2019 FCT Women’s FA Cup.

How African footballers in Europe spend their money

African footballers – like other players from developing countries – invariably earn sums of money far greater than their contemporaries back home.
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.

Vincent Mashami named new Rwanda head coach

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.
President of the Somali Football Federation Abdiqani Said Arab is looking forward to the nation’s participation in this season’s Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup.

Somali football chief relieved to return to Caf inter-club competitions

President of the Somali Football Federation Abdiqani Said Arab is looking forward to the nation’s participation in this season’s Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup.
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African qualifying draw for 2022 World Cup

The African preliminary qualifying round draw for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo Monday.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.
Super Eagles’ defender, Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.

Operation crush Algeria: We must play to instructions – Jamilu Collins

Super Eagles’ defender Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.

UN official tasks President Buhari on appointment of women into cabinet

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointment of competent women into his next cabinet.
Bafana Bafana recently started their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a defeat, and while head coach Stuart Baxter was defiant following the result, South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan was not as optimistic.

Afcon: Safa boss unimpressed by Bafana Bafana after Ivory Coast defeat

Bafana Bafana recently started their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a defeat, and while head coach Stuart Baxter was defiant following the result, South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan was not as optimistic.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

AFCON: We are not underrating Burundi – Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr has warned Nigeria to be wary of Africa Cup of Nations debutants Burundi as his side begin their bid for a fourth continental crown.
Delta Sports Commission boss, Tonobok Okowa has confirmed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host another game of the Super Eagles in June during the next FIFA free window for international friendly games.

Nigeria drop three places in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest global rankings released by the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa).
Kelechi Iheanacho

Gernot Rohr: Kelechi Iheanacho lacks confidence

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that Kelechi Iheanacho has changed his attitude to training and he is now working hard during sessions with the coaching staff.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Gernot Rohr: Kelechi Iheanacho has changed but lacks confidence

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that Kelechi Iheanacho has changed his attitude to training and he is now working seriously.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr hopeful Ikechukwu Ezenwa will be fit after knee injury

Nigeria’s senior national team’s chief coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Katsina United FC’ goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has sustained slight knee injury to his but is optimistic that he will make the final 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has praised the Eagles, the coaching crew and himself for pushing the team to the 3rd best position in Africa and 42nd best in the world having taking over the team when it was not faring well in the FIFA Rankings over two years ago.

AFCON: Super Eagles begin camping Sunday

Nigeria’s final preparations for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will hold in Egypt is set to begin on Sunday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Friday.

Airtel Africa eyes London stock market listing

Airtel Africa Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd, said on Tuesday it was considering a stock market flotation in London to reduce existing debt.

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CSO asks President Buhari to sack minister over $62 billion debt statement

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Nollywood diva Monalisa Chinda harps on actors’ welfare

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. 6

Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.