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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.

Stephen-Keshi-902Stephen Keshi has been appointed Nigeria coach for the third time and signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.

In his first spell he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but the deal was not renewed after the 2014 World Cup.

He later returned on a match-by-match deal, which ended in November after failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup.

John MoshoeuJOHANNESBURG — The South African Football Association says former international midfielder and African Cup of Nations winner John Moshoeu has died. He was 49.

Moshoeu's agent also announced his death, saying he died in a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday after "a long but brave battle" with cancer.

mayweather01Mayweather set to become the highest earning sports star

Floyd Mayweather's blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter's 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman's annual pay, calculated.

EgyptvNigeriaNigeria and Egypt were drawn together and so were Cameroon and South Africa in the highlights of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made Wednesday in Cairo.

The Nigerians and Egyptians are in Group G with Tanzania and Chad, and the Cameroonians and South Africans in Group M with Gambia and Mauritania.

gabonfaGabon won a three-country contest against Algeria and Ghana on Wednesday to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.

The result of a vote among 14 Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee members was announced mid-afternoon in a Cairo hotel after the three candidates made short presentations. The Gabonese were co-hosts with neighbours Equatorial Guinea of the 2012 Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles on winning AFCONThe Super Eagles will today know their group opponents for the qualification tournament of the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. The draw will be held in Cairo immediately after the announcement of the host nation for the tournament.

The qualifiers for the 31st edition of the AFCON will begin this midyear in the FIFA international window from June 8-16.

Super Eagles battling it out with Bafana BafanaThe Mbombela Stadium in Nel­spruit, South Africa will come alive tomorrow afternoon when 2013 African Cup of Nations winning team, The Super Eagles of Nigeria locks horns with its hosts, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an international friendly encounter.

D'Tigers. Nigerian National Basketball TeamIt was a glorious moment for the D’Tigers of Nigeria as they emerged champions at the just concluded four-nation invitational challenge tournament in South Africa.

The likes of Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique were no match for the D’Tigers as the team inflicted defeat on their opponents.

Flying Eagles celebrating their victorySix-time Af­rican U20 Champion­ship win­ners, the Flying Eagles yesterday confirmed their superiority over the Black Satellites of Ghana in the semi final tie at the ongoing Sene­gal 2015 African Youth Championship.

A handfull of Nigeri­an whistle blowing fans were trilled to football spectacle as the Flying Eagles cruised past the Ghanians at Stade LS Senghor, Dakar.

Danny JordaanSouth African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan has been talking up the March 29 friendly international between South Africa and Nigeria, calling it a grudge match that both sets of fans are excited to experience.

Ese BrumeAS it happened two years ago in Mauritius, where Team Nigeria rescued the top spot in the last minute, the battle for supremacy between the country and South Africa at the on-going Addis Ababa 2015 African Junior Athletics Championship may go down the wire, as events end today.

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