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KESHI01One of African football's best-known figures, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54, the Nigeria Football Association has said.

A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

Friday, 09 October 2015 06:37

Enyama quits Super Eagles

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Vincent Enyeama Credits Getty ImagesABUJA - Nigeria’s most capped international Vincent Enyeama has quit international football after a meeting with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Belgium on Thursday.

Coach Sunday Oliseh of NigeriaSunday Oliseh has released a 24-man list of players for the friendly matches in October against Congo and Cameroon, and making a comeback to the Super Eagles team are Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi, who had served out his suspension.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:48

Benni McCarthy gets a coaching job in Belgium

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Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy (R), who is in the process of completing his UEFA A licence, was unveiled alongside Belgian topflight side STVV new head coach Chris O’Loughlin on Tuesday 8 September 2015.Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy (R), who is in the process of completing his UEFA A licence, was unveiled alongside Belgian topflight side STVV new head coach Chris O’Loughlin on Tuesday 8 September 2015.

Bafana Bafana all-time leading goalscorer Benni McCarthy has been appointed assistant coach of Belgian Premier League club Sint-Truidense (STVV).

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica can hardly believe it after winning the women's 100m breaststroke finalin Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty ImagesA big congratulations to Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson, who is a new 100m breaststroke champion. Atkinson completed the race in 1 minute and 2.36 seconds at the Fina World Swimming championships in Doha at the weekend, equalling the record set by Lithuanian swimmer Rūta Meilutytė.

Jordon IbeSuper Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that Liverpool winger, Jordon Ibe, will decided whether to commit his international future to Nigeria next year December.

SAFA House JohannesburgCape Town - The South African Football Association has finally broken its silence on allegations that South Africa paid bribes in order to secure the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Barcelona celebrate after Neymar scored its third goal against Juventus in the Champions League final. ReutersLuis Enrique's men have matched Pep Guardiola's treble of 2009 this season, adding the final prize with a 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. Barca adds its name to an elite list with five European Cup wins.

Barcelona has won their fifth European Cup after a 3-1 win over Juventus at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. The Spanish champions complete the second treble in their history, having won both the domestic league and Cup this season.

Ex-President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa flanked by Sepp Blatter and Danny Jordan on the left and right respectivelyFormer President Thabo Mbeki was the one who decided to donate the $10m to the soccer associations of North America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands (Concacaf).

This is according to Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, in an interview with Beeld newspaper, a day after he told reporters at a media briefing that this controversial transaction was "government's idea".

Luis Figo has withdrawn from the Fifa presidential race, eight days before an election where Sepp Blatter is expected to win a fifth term. Photograph: Matt Dunham/APAfter the Dutch FA president, Michael van Praag, also withdrew, as expected, Blatter is left with the Jordanian former Fifa executive committee member Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein as his only challenger.

Figo, the former world footballer of the year who, like Van Praag, launched his candidacy with a strident speech and glossy manifesto,

Sunday, 03 May 2015 09:50

'Money' Mayweather is champ!

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Mayweather wins the greatest boxing fight of the centuryLAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag.

BBC Female footballer of the year nominees 2015BBC World Service has revealed the five names in contention for its inaugural Women's Footballer of the Year award.

Spain's Veronica Boquete, Germany's Nadine Kessler and Scotland's Kim Little are joined by Brazilian forward Marta and Liverpool and Nigerian youngster Asisat Oshoala.

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