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Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo on Wednesday said that he had tipped in-form CD Leganes FC player, Kenneth Omeruo, to step into his shoes as a regular centre-back.

NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.
D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.

Evelyn Akhator targets Olympics spot with D’Tigress

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.
Real Madrid defeated Copa Del Rey holder Valencia 3-1 to advance to the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia after a fantastic display from Toni Kroos, Isco and Luka Modric.

Copa del Rey: Barcelona, Real Madrid get round of 16 opponents

There were no restrictions involving the top-flight teams in the draw, except that the lower-division clubs would get to play at home.
Real Madrid were on Friday drawn away to six-time winners Zaragoza while Barcelona take on La Liga rivals Leganes in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid draw Zaragoza in last 16

Looking to win the Cup for the first time since 2014, Madrid will travel to La Romareda next week to face Zaragoza, who were relegated from the top flight in 2013 and have not been back but did beat Mallorca in the last 32.
Toni Payne netted once for Logrono but they crumbled 5-1 to Tacon in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture on Saturday.

Nigeria striker Toni Payne scores in Sevilla loss

Toni Payne netted once for Logrono but they crumbled 5-1 to Tacon in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture on Saturday.

Nominees for all Caf 2019 Awards revealed — full list

The 2019 Caf Awards will hold on January 7, 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt with the Confederation of African Football announcing the nominees on Sunday.
Simba SC goalkeeper Aishi Manula is among the eleven players axed from the Tanzania squad set to face Botswana in a World Cup qualifier.

WCQ: Tanzania drop keeper Aishi Manula for Botswana match

Simba SC goalkeeper Aishi Manula is among the eleven players axed from the Tanzania squad set to face Botswana in a World Cup qualifier.

Pep Guardiola: I don’t know if Neymar would be the same if he returned...

Pep Guardiola says he doubts whether Neymar would be the same player he was during his time at Barcelona if he opts to switch back to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Thiago Silva: I want Neymar to stay at Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Silva wants Neymar to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, but he is eager for his Brazil team-mate to be happy.
Valencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.

Valencia keen on signing Newcastle star Ayoze Perez

Valencia are interested in making a move for Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has named 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in his preliminary 39-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke reveals Tanzania’s 23-man squad

The Nigerian tactician has dropped nine players from his initial 32-man squad, including 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius, who impressed for Tanzania in the just-concluded U17 Africa Cup of Nations.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has said his new team Tanzania are in high spirits ahead of Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke unveils 23-man Tanzania squad

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has unveiled his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt.
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said on Saturday he would like to be remembered as the minister who sanitised sports administration in Nigeria by democratising the operations of federations.

Minister Dalung hails Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball Federation

Nigeria’s Minister for Youths and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has hailed the Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation for their achievements since coming into office at the NBBF Annual General Meeting held in Abuja on Saturday.
Table Tennis star Aruna Quadri, Super Eagles vice Captain Ahmed Musa and D’Tigress’s Evelyn Akhator were part of the biggest winners at Nigeria Sports Award held at Banquet Hall of the Eko Hotels on Friday in Lagos.

Quadri, Musa and Akhator win big at the Nigeria Sports Award

Table Tennis star Aruna Quadri, Super Eagles vice Captain Ahmed Musa and D’Tigress’s Evelyn Akhator were part of the biggest winners at Nigeria Sports Award held at Banquet Hall of the Eko Hotels on Friday in Lagos.
Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Wednesday in Spain escaped with the narrowest margin of one point to book their place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup.24

D’Tigress now 19th on FIBA world ranking

Nigeria’s D’Tigress, the reigning African champions, had the biggest move up on the FIBA World Ranking Women of any team, climbing a massive 15 places, from 34th to 19th in the latest listing.
Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Wednesday in Spain escaped with the narrowest margin of one point to book their place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup.83

D’Tigress move up 15 places in latest FIBA ranking

Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress are the biggest movers in the latest FIBA World Ranking released on Friday.
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The scariest thing about Nigeria

We see different things even when we are looking at the same picture. When CBN asked MTN to return the $8.1 billion dividends it “illegally” repatriated between 2007 and 2015, I was not thinking about MTN or CBN. Rather, my mind was on Econet, the ancestor of Airtel.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress exited the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife Spain after losing 71-40 to the USA in the quarter-finals of the competition on Friday.

FIBA Women’s World Cup: USA defeat gallant D’Tigress 71-40

Nigeria’s D’Tigress exited the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife Spain after losing 71-40 to the USA in the quarter-finals of the competition on Friday.

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