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Rugby, Race, and South Africa

15958 12 by John Campbell June 3, 2016 Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula (2nd R) gestures after the appointment of the new Springboks rugby coach Allister Coetzee (2nd L) as the president of South African Rugby Union Oregan Hoskins (L) and the CEO of South African Rugby Union Jurie Roux look on

Nigeria Golden League: Ogho-Oghene wins 100 metres

Nigerian sprinter, Egwero Ogho-Oghene, has emerged the winner of the 100 metres race of the 2016 first leg of the Athletics Golden League. The Nigerian returned in a time of 10.24 seconds to clinch victory at the event which held at the National Stadium, Abuja. The golden league is the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s, AFN,

Nigeria League Review: Rangers keep top spot with big win

Enugu Rangers cling on to top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, having recorded a 4-1 win over Ikorodu United in their Match day 17 clash at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu. The Flying Antelopes have endured a bad patch in their recent outings but they turned on style on Sunday to

EPL Round-Up: Iheanacho helps City to Champions League

Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho ended his season on a high as he scored a vital goal that virtually sealed Champions League football for Manchester City next season. The goal was City’s only one as they drew 1-1 away to Swansea City on Sunday, the final day of action in the Premier League. Iheanacho’s goal in

Nigeria League: Enyimba win Oriental Derby in Umuahia

Enyimba International posted a 2-0 victory in Saturday’s Oriental derby in Umuahia over regional rivals, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. The Peoples’ Elephant scored a goal in each half as they romped to another win over the big spenders who they beat 4-0 in this same fixture last season. Still fresh from their midweek heroics, coming to

FA Cup: Nigeria’s Oshoala wins with Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies with their Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala have won the Women’s FA Cup in England for a record 14th time after defeating Chelsea Ladies 1-0 in Saturday’s final at Wembley Stadium. Even though Oshoala had a couple of chances to cap her wonder display with a goal, Dan Carter turned out to be the

FIFA appoints first female Secretary-General

Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as FIFA’s first female secretary general. The 54-year-old will be stepping into the shoes of erstwhile scribe, Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activities for 12 years. “It is essential FIFA incorporates fresh perspectives as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation,” FIFA president Gianni

Babatunde Michael returns to Super Eagles

After last featuring for the Super Eagles in a friendly game against South Africa in March 2015, Raja Casablanca of Morocco midfielder, Babatunde Michael has been recalled to the Nigeria national football team. Interim Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf, extended an invitation to the Morocco–based midfielder after the duo of John Obi Mikel and Ahmed

CAF proposes 16-club group stage for Champions League, Confederation Cup

The CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup will see major new reforms with effect from 2017, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt on Wednesday. A report on the 38th Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), held in Mexico City, Mexico, indicated that CAF was ready to make the changes.