Month: November 2018

Gernot Rohr, Oshoala, Musa, others, nominated for CAF Awards 2018

  The Confederation of African Football has released the list of nominees for various categories of the CAF Awards 2018.  3 Super Eagles players have been nominated for 2018 Africa Player of the Year; they include Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, and Odion Ighalo. Leicester City’s Winfred Ndidi has been nominated for 2018 Africa Youth Player of the Year. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr also picked a nomination. For the women’s category, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozia, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi were shortlisted in the Womenr African player of the year. The winners for the African Player of the Year and...

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How about 3 Sitting Presidents for Nigeria? |By: Tony Ogunlowo

The 2019 Nigerian Presidential elections are just around the corner and the electorate are going to be faced with the age-old problem of electing one from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly( – and I’m not providing any clues to who is who!) Whoever gets elected will face the age-old problem of tribalism, Corruption and Religious differences that has dogged Nigeria as a nation since 1960. Faced with all these problems any new President will spend his entire 4-year tenure battling them instead of doing anything positive for the nation: as a result progress will become stagnant, nothing...

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Didier Drogba confirms retirement from football

Former Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from football calling time on an illustrious 20-year career. The ivorian who had been lacing his boots for US-based began his career at French side Le Mans in 1998, but did not play top-tier football until he was 23 when he was signed by Guingamp in 2002. He moved to Olympique de Marseille and Chelsea in 2003 and 2004 respectively.   He made more than 100 appearances for the Ivory Coast and was voted African footballer of the year twice. Speaking on his retirement, the 40 year-old told BBC. “It’s the best way to...

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Super Eagles qualify for 2019 AFCON after holding Bafana Bafana

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have booked a ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. The team qualifies for #AFCON2019 with a game to spare after failing to qualify on two occasions. The Africa Champions took an early lead via an own goal from South Africa’s Buhle Mkhwanazi in the ninth minute of the game, South Africa’s Lebo Mothiba however levelled the score in the 26th minutes of the match. Nigeria still tops group E with 10 points while South Africa come behind...

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Premier League clubs agree to introduce VAR from next season.

Premier League clubs have agreed to introduce Video Assistant Referee (VAR) from the 2019/2020 season. The decision was reached at a shareholders’ meeting on November 15, 2018, where clubs were provided with an update on the non-live VAR trials being undertaken by the League and Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) this season. It is not unlikely that the successful implementation of the technology at the World Cupin Russia, contributed to its approval in Premier League club next season. The VAR was already in use in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, EPL will now join other top leagues across...

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REPORT: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under the age of 5 years.

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. Speaking at a conference on how to end Pneumonia in Africa, Mr. Aboubakar SYLLA, the President of ONG AGIS, said that “Despite the efforts that have been made so far, much more work still needs to be done, particularly in poor communities. Every child, regardless of where they were born, need to access life-saving vaccines and medicines.” The most affected...

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