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CAF Disqualifies Chad from 2021 AFCON Qualifiers

This suspension reiterates our disapproval of political interference in football across the continent – CAF By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Chad Republic from participating in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place next year. The African football ruling body made the decision on Monday following the country’s Ministry of Youths and Sports’ ...

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Edo State Reels out Guidelines for National Sports Festival

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Edo State Government has released guidelines for the delayed 20th National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games. The games, which were postponed from last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus, are scheduled to open from April 2 to April 14 in adherence to Covid-19 protocols. In a statement by the chairman of the Local ...

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19 Eagles Arrive Camp for AFCON Qualifiers, Begin Training

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh No fewer than 19 Super Eagles players have resume training in camp ahead of African Cup of Nations Qualifiers and the remaining two 2021 AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Babafemi Raji, Nigeria National team’s media officer stated this noting that the players were already in camp last Monday, March 22, 2021. The players ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Obaseki Adopts 400m Runner, Eraiyokan

By Alexander Johson Adejoh Nigeria’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games has been given a major boost by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, following  his adoption of quatermiler, Orukpe Eraiyokan. Obaseki made  a final financial commitment for the adoption of the UK-based athlete after a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare in ...

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NFF Boss Wins FIFA Counsil Seat as Infantino Congratulates Pinnick

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has won his election into the FIFA Council, describing it as a victory for Nigerians, Africa and global football. Fides gathered that the 50-year-old Pinnick last Friday defeated incumbent Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi 43-8 at the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco to become the ...

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Iheanacho Nets First Premier League Hat Trick

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho continued his resurgence with Leicester City in the English Premier League, EPL, last Sunday; scoring a hat trick in Leicester’s 5-0 demolition of Shelfield United at the King Power Stadium. Fides learnt that the in-form striker has now scored six EPL goals this season and in three successive EPL games Iheanacho who had ...

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8 Teams Ready For ‘My Anambra Football’ Super 8 Finals

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Eight football clubs are set for the ‘My Anambra Football’ Super 8 football finals scheduled for between March 29th to April 3rd 2021. A special seminar for the participating teams and relevant football stakeholders held on Wednesday at the Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) Secretariat Udoka Housing Estate Awka with the draws also conducted for the ...

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Eze, Madueke Named in England Squad for 2021 U21 EURO

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The English Football Association has announced a 23-man roster for the upcoming 2021 UEFA European U21 Championship group stages, with two players on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation making the cut. PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke is among three new faces in the Young Lions squad, while Crystal Palace attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze is ...

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‘Nigeria won’t Win Nations Cup’ says Gabriel Zakuani

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigeria will not win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations even if they clinch qualification later this month, says former DR Congo captain, Gabriel Zakuani. However, Fides learnt that the three-time African champions are currently top of Group L where all the teams, which include Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho, can still qualify for January’s finals ...

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Iheanacho Battles Barnes, Maddison, 4 Others for Leicester City Goal of the Month prize

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Kelechi Iheanacho is in the running to win Leicester City’s Goal of the Month prize for February 2021, with the official website of the Foxes listing the in-form Nigeria national teamer among the nominees. Fides learnt that Iheanacho’s strike against Fulham is on the seven-goal shortlist for the monthly accolade, alongside goals from first team stars ...

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