Covid 19: “Africa Is Not A Testing Lab” – Drogba, Eto’o Slams French Doctors Over Racist Comments

Ivorian football legend, Didier Drogba and Cameroonian football legend, Samuel Eto’o have joined other Africans in calling out two French Doctors who asked for the new Coronavirus drug to be tested in Africa. It was reported that Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht who spoke on a live TV interview, insisted that Africa is the best place to conduct such test as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa. Reacting to the video which has gone viral on social media, Didier Drogba stated that…

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Israel Adesanya retains UFC middleweight belt

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully fended off Yoel Romero’s bid for his middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC 248 from Las Vegas in the early hours of today. The Last Stylebender scored the win in a bizarre, uneventful affair that saw both fighters mostly play it safe as fans booed. In winning the unanimous decision, Adesanya won on all of the judges scorecards to retain his middleweight title to extend his undefeated record to 19-0 and solidifies himself as the best middleweight on the planet.…

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France starts probe of Qatar’s successful Cup bid

The French authorities have opened a corruption investigation into the circumstances that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup. The investigation, which will be led by a judge, follows a three-year operation by prosecutors specialising in financial crimes into the decision made in December 2010. More than half of the 22 members of world football governing body Fifa’s executive committee who voted have since been either accused of corruption or prosecuted for it. The French investigators have particularly focused on the case because of a meeting that took…

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IAAF confirms full refund of controversial money erroneously paid into AFN account

By Agencies The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has confirmed that it has received in full a payment it mistakenly lodged into the account of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). A spokesperson for the IAAF, according to insidethegames. bz, confirmed receipt of the $65,000 (£51,000/€59,000) which had been outstanding. Sunday Dare who replaced Solomon Dalung as Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development last month informed that he had approved money for the refund full refund of the IAAF’s claims. The balance of the money which Dare’s Ministry…

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Vincent Enyeama plans return to Super Eagles after 4 years

Vincent Enyeama, the former Nigeria goalkeeper and captain who resigned from the National team after his clash with former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, in 2015, has hinted of a possible return to the National team. The 37-year-old had an interview with Brila FM on Friday Sept. 13 where he stated  that should the country call for his services, he would oblige them. “I cannot say no to Nigeria, that’s the truth. If Nigeria tells me today ‘Vincent, we have goalkeeping problem; we need you’, I will be there. I…

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Super Eagles plays Ukraine in friendly today

As Super Eagles file out this evening to take on Ukraine in an international friendly in Dnipro, stand-in Captain of the team, William Troost-Ekong yesterday warned his colleagues not to expect a walk in the park as the hosts have a solid team capable of causing reputation damage. “Ukraine is a strong team with a lot of very good players across Europe. I know a few of those in Italy where I play. This game is definitely going to be very tough but we will give our best and also…

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Falconets win African Games football gold

Nigeria’s Under-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have won the women’s football tournament of the ongoing 12th African Games in Rabat Morocco. The Christopher Danjuma tutored team won the gold after a 3-2 penalty shoot-out triumph over their Cameroonian counterparts. Both teams had battled to a 1-1 draw in a group phase match eight days ago but their second meeting ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time at the Stade Boubker Aamar outside Rabat. The game was eventually decided by penalty shoot-out followed which saw the Nigerian girls emerging victorious. The…

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12th All African Games: Nigeria clinches 6 Gold medals in Weightlifting

Team Nigeria has won six gold medals in weightlifting and three silver at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. The weightlifting event was held at the Nahda Arena in Salle Nahda. A former national junior lifter, Emmanuel Appah, won three gold medals in the men’s 61kg, having lifted a total of 271kg, with 120kg in snatch. He also lifted 151kg in Clean and Jerk. Adijat Olarinoye also won two gold and one silver in the women’s -55kg, while former national champion, Chika Amalaho won 1 gold and 2 silver medals…

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I will give equal attention to Sports,Youth development — Sunday Dare

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development has pledged to give equal attention to the development of Sports and the Youths as he strives to reposition the ministry. Dare disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja at the sidelines of the 2019 International Youth Day. The minister who was performing his first official assignment after his swearing in on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside 42 other ministers said he his ready to hit the ground running. He assured that it was…

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Neymar rape case dropped by prosecutors

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against soccer star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. The former Brazil captain was accused of raping a model in a Paris hotel room but he alleged the encounter was consensual and prosecutors could not find evidence to contradict that. “There was an amorous relationship,” one of the prosecutors, Estefania Paulin, told reporters in Sao Paulo. “What was not proven is that there was violence…

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