NIGERIA CRASH OUT OF WOMEN WORLD CUP

Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team has crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France. The Spanish team beat the falconets, 2-1 to advance to the semi-final stage of the competition. Spain scored the first two goals of the match in the first half before Nigeria’s Peace Efih responded with a goal in the second half of the match. All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love…

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Chelsea’s Victor Moses announces international retirement

The winger has confirmed his intention to step down from the Super Eagles after earning his first cap in 2012 Chelsea winger Victor Moses has announced his international retirement from Nigeria. The 27-year-old steps down after playing all three matches for Nigeria at World Cup 2018 in Russia, with the Super Eagles eliminated in the group stage. Moses ends his international career with 37 caps and 12 goals. He played in two World Cups, and also helped the Super Eagles lift the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Chelsea man announced his international retirement…

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FIFA has threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana

FIFA has threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference. In a statement signed on Tuesday by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick”, it warned that Nigeria will face the wrath of world football’s governing body unless “the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee. Nigeria put itself on a collision course with FIFA in July when the government’s sports ministry directed the NFF to comply with a court order to overturn Pinnick’s election and recognise Chris Giwa as its…

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Falconets qualify for quarter-final courtesy last gasp strike

Dou Jiaxing’s own-goal in the 95th minute gifted Nigeria a draw against China in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. The result was enough to qualify the Falconets to the quarter final, where they will face Spain. Nigeria needed at least a draw to qualify to the next round due to their superior goal difference compared to China. After a 1-0 loss to Germany in their opening group stage, the Falconets limped to a tepid 1-0 win over Haiti, that ended the whooping girls of the group. China…

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All you need to know about Nigeria’s Women’s team at the 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The Falconets are one of Africa’s representatives to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Here is all you need to know about Nigeria’s Women National Football U-20 team, Falconetsthat will be competing at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Falconets have engaged in the customary photo shoot sessions with the team officials ahead of the tournament. Falconets Travel arrangements According to the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) the Falconets, coaching crew and officials will depart for France the venue of the tournament on Thursday, August 2. Falconets group opponents The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s…

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: The Story So Far

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: The Story So Far The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is an International Football Association tournament, organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA, for women under the age 20. It was first conducted in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship with an upper age limit of 19. In 2006, the age limit was raised to the current 20. Starting with the 2002 maiden edition hosted in Canada, the 2018 edition in France will be the 9thedition of the junior cadet of Women football organised by FIFA. The 16 participating countries that…

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Nigerian Football Federation passed a vote of Confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee

The Nigerian Football Federation on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee, affirming that it remained the duly elected committee recognised by FIFA. It also warned that future litigation brought against the Federation before ordinary courts of law by any of its members would attract the automatic expulsion of the erring member. The decision came 24 hours after a Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State, refused to grant Pinnick’s request to stop Chris Giwa from taking over as the NFF President. Justice Musa Kurya…

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Aruna Eager To Impress, Justify ITTF Invitation To Liebherr 2018

Nigeria top ranked table tennis star, Quadri Aruna is excited to have been invited along with 19 others by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to take part in the Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup in Paris, France. The tournament will hold from October 19 to 21. Aruna admits his invitation was down to hard work and his impressive results at the Qatar and German table tennis Open, as well as some important wins at the World Championship in Sweden earned him a lifeline into the tournament. “After losing the…

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Pierluigi Collina steps down as UEFA’s Chief Refereeing Officer, to be succeeded by Roberto Rosetti

UEFA has announced that Roberto Rosetti is to replace Pierluigi Collina as its Chief Refereeing Officer, after Collina announced his decision to step down for personal reasons at the UEFA summer refereeing course in Nyon today. Pierluigi Collina, 58, was appointed as UEFA’s first ever Chief Refereeing Officer in 2010, following his retirement as a referee in 2005. In that time, he has achieved major advances in the professional handling of referees and overseen, among other important features, the establishment of the Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE). During his tenure,…

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Michelle & Barack Obama Praise LeBron James For Opening “I Promise” School

The Kin g of basketball just completed arguably the biggest & best accomplishment of his career this week when he opened up a new elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for underprivileged kids. The opening of the I Promise school saw several of his fellow peers & celebrity friends praising the King for his work off the court, and rightfully so. Everyone from OBJ & Steph Curry to Nas & Diddy have paid LeBron their respects on social media for his efforts, and now Michelle & Barack Obama are joining in as…

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