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Austrian Women’s Football Team States Regret over Cancelled Game with Vatican Club

Vienna’s FC Mariahilf football team has issued a statement of regret after a friendly with the Vatican women’s football team was cancelled Saturday after several FCM members lifted their jerseys whilst the Vatican anthem was playing, displaying painted ovaries and pro-abortion messages. The Vatican soccer team, who had been invited to Vienna by FCM, decided not to go ahead with ...

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Fr. Mike Muonwe Tennis Tournament Ends

By Chinecherem Efobi Saturday May, 15, 2019 marked the end of Fr Mike Mounwe Tennis Tournament. The competition held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Lawn Tennis Court Awka. The tournament which was played by Awka Diocesan Catholic Priests in doubles category, was won by the pair of Frs Peter Ibeazor and Justin Ezechukwu. The pair defeated Frs Kevin Ezemmaduka and Augustine ...

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AFCON 2019: FIFA takes over CAF administration

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in the wake of corruption scandals consuming the Confederation of African Football (CAF).   The CAF executive committee took a stunning decision on Wednesday to cede control of the running of the organisation ...

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Sports: Can Anambra Regain Past Glory?

By Jude Atupulazi Once upon a long time, Anambra State was the home of great sports men and women. From track and field to wrestling and then to football, the state produced national champions. Many believed it was down to a well-articulated sports development programme based on grassroots sports development. With such competitions as School Sports and Academicals, the state ...

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Lionel Messi Edges Out Cristiano Ronaldo To Head Forbes Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking. Juventus’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $109m (£85.6m) with Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar in third on $105m (£82.5m). Last year’s highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped off the list. ...

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Aubameyang, Salah and Mane share Golden Boot

Arsenal forward nets twice on the final day as three players share the award for the first time since 1998/99. Three players have shared the Golden Boot award after Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalled Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as the top scorers in the 2018/19 Premier League, on 22 goals each. It is the first time three players ...

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Anambra FA CUP :Aspire FC Dethrones FC Ifeanyi Ubah

By Uchechukwu Enem It was a joyous celebration last Sunday April 28, 2019 as Aspire FC Adazi-Ani defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the just concluded Anambra FA Cup tournament. The tournament which took place at Neros Stadium Nanka, saw the youngest Club in Anambra State beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah in a penalty shoot out with four goals to three, after ...

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Barca Close In On La Liga Title With Win Over Alaves

Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a comfortable victory at Alaves. After a goalless first half, midfielder Carles Alena, 21, opened the scoring with a close-range finish following a sweeping attack by the visitors. Barcelona were awarded a penalty soon after following a VAR handball review and Uruguay’s Luis Suarez converted. Victory means Barcelona ...

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