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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 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

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

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.

Nigeria Premier League Review: Shooting Stars suffer another home defeat

Shooting Stars suffered another home defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday as they were piped 2-1 by visiting Warri Wolves in their Match Day 16 tie at the Lekan Salami Stadium. The home loss was the It was the second time Shooting Stars would be beaten at home this season having started

Visa hitch threatens Super Eagles friendly matches

Technical and administrative officials of the Super Eagles are yet to receive travelling visas needed from the Embassy of France in Nigeria ahead of the two international friendly matches fixed for the national team in Europe at the end of May. In this light, the Nigeria Football Federation has appealed to the French Embassy to

EPL: Moses, Emenike overlooked as West Ham deny Man U Champions League ticket

The Nigerian duo of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike were relegated to the bench for all 90 minutes as West Ham said farewell to Upton Park with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Manchester United on Tuesday, denting United’s hopes of a UEFA Champions League campaign next season. Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho put the Hammers in