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Lewandowski wins FIFA Best  Player Award
Lewandowski wins FIFA Best  Player Award

Polish footballer, Robert Lewandowski, who plays for Bayern Munich, has won the FIFA Best Player of the Year Award for men. Also, Alexia Putellas of Spain, who plays for Barcelona, was voted FIFA’s Women Best player of the Year. Senegalese and Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy won the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper. The FIFA Fair Play Award went…

Djokovic admits breaking Covid-19 isolation rule
Djokovic admits breaking Covid-19 isolation rule

Novak Djokovic has admitted breaching isolation rules after testing positive for Covid-19 last month. The Serbian in an Instagram post, admitted meeting a journalist for an interview two days after he tested positive on 16 December, describing it as an error of judgement. He also blamed his agent for making a mistake on the travel form he…

Nigeria defeat Egypt 1-0 in AFCON opener
Nigeria defeat Egypt 1-0 in AFCON opener

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have won their first match in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Nigerian national defeated their Egyptian opponents one-zero in their opening Group-D game, which was played in the Cameroonian city of Garoua. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game in the thirtieth-minute. Super Eagles head coach Austine…

Egypt delays AFCON departure
Egypt delays AFCON departure

Egypt have delayed their departure for the Africa Cup of Nations and were forced to cancel training after Coronavirus cases were reported in their camp. The Pharaohs who have won the competition a record seven times, were due to depart today but will now fly to Cameroon tomorrow. The Nations Cup starts on Sunday with Egypt facing…

Watford release Sarr for Africa Cup of Nations
Watford release Sarr for Africa Cup of Nations

Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has joined Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations after being released by his club. The Premier League club said Sarr was injured after Senegal accused Watford of refusing to release him for the tournament which starts on 9 January. Senegal confirmed that the 23-year-old left London for Cameroon on Tuesday. Sarr has…

23 players arrive Super Eagles camp ahead of 2021 AFCON
23 players arrive Super Eagles camp ahead of 2021 AFCON

No fewer than 23 Super Eagles players have arrived at the team’s camp in Abuja. This comes ahead of the team’s departure to Cameroon tomorrow for the African Cup of Nations tournament. Five more players are still being awaited, while Odion Ighalo is yet to get clearance from his club, Al Shabab to join the team.

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