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Nigerian Basketball Federation invites 18 players for FIBA World Cup qualifier
Nigerian Basketball Federation invites 18 players for FIBA World Cup qualifier

The Nigerian Basketball Federation has invited eighteen players for the FIBA World Cup qualifier in Angola. This list includes thirteen foreign-based players and five home-based players, which is expected to reduce to twelve players before the game on Friday this week. However; the management of Rivers Hoopers is not happy that only one of its players was…

NFF asks me to go – Gernot Rohr
NFF asks me to go – Gernot Rohr

The Nigerian Football Federation has asked Super Eagles coach, Rohr to resign. The Franco-German coach confirmed that the NFF wants him to go, but said he was yet to be sacked, as some online media had claimed. The move to remove Rohr follows the Eagles poor performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, which the team…

2 persons die at Abba tribute concert in Sweden

Former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland. Swiss prosecutors say Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs to Platini in 2011. Prosecutors say the payment damaged FIFA’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini.

5 Eritrean women’s U20 players go missing in Uganda
5 Eritrean women’s U20 players go missing in Uganda

Five Eritrean footballers from the women’s Under-20 national team have gone missing during a regional tournament in Uganda. The players disappeared from their hotel in Jinja on Tuesday morning. The players were part of the Eritrea squad for the Cecafa Women’s Under-20 Championship, which began on Saturday and runs until 9 November in nearby Njeru. This is…

Amnesty International urges David Beckham to speak out on human rights situation in Qatar
Amnesty International urges David Beckham to speak out on human rights situation in Qatar

Amnesty International has called on former England football captain, David Beckham to speak out about the human rights situation in Qatar. This comes after Beckham signed a huge deal to serve as the 2022 Qatar World Cup ambassador. Amnesty International claims that Qatar has not investigated the deaths of migrant workers who were brought in to help…

Super Eagles drop two places in latest FIFA ranking
Super Eagles drop two places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped two places in the latest ranking by football world governing body, FIFA. The Super Eagles lost fourteen points to finish at the thirty-sixth position in FIFA’s ranking for the month of October. The ranking was released after the Nigerian national football team lost one-zero at home to Central African Republic…

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