Clarence Seedorf Sacked as Manager of Cameroon

Following the elimination of defending champions Cameroon from the 2019 AFCON, their manager Clarence Seedorf has been fired. Cameroonian Minister of Sports, Narcisse Mouelle Kombia announced on television that Seedorf was sacked with “immediate effect” because he is not “the ideal man to train the Indomitable Lions”. Kombi accused Seedorf of “failing to manage the team” and of having problems with his assistant Patrick Kluivert who has since revealed that he is interested in holding the head coach role rather than be an assistant. Share on: WhatsApp

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Lagosians condemn Sanwo-Olu’s N41.4m donation to Super Eagles

The $5,000 donated to each Nigerian player for the Round of 16 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been condemned by Lagos residents. The governor made the donation, which amounts to $115,000 (N41.4m) for 23 players in the team, excluding the technical crew and support staff, during the half time pep talk with the players. It was learnt that Sanwo-Olu made the donation as part of efforts to help revive the Eagles chances,…

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Nigeria faces South Africa as Bafana Bafana beat Pharaohs 1-0

Bafana Bafana of South Africa have knocked out Egypt, host of the on-going African Cup of Nations yesterday, to book a place in the quarterfinals. They will be facing Nigeria in the quarterfinals. Earlier in Alexandria, Nigeria had beaten Cameroon 3-2, while Bafana Bafana defeated Egypt 1-0 in Cairo. The South Africans, who did not show any sign of a side that barely managed to qualify for the second round, got their winner five minutes from time through Thembinkosi Lorch. South Africa will now meet Nigeria on Wednesday. Share on:…

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Juventus Coach: I smoke 60 cigarettes per day

Maurizio Sarri, new Juventus Coach admits his smoking habit is out of control. “It’s 60 a day, probably a few too many” he said. The tactician is currently on vacation in Ascoli-Piceno, where he sat down for a conversation with local site La Nuova Riviera. He discussed his love for the area and why he’s considering a second home there after renting for several years, even if he might be put off by a new rule banning smoking on the beach. “I smoke 60 a day, which is probably a few too…

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Ebonyi Pastor blames “deceitful spirit’’ for failed prophesy on Super Falcons

Rev. Simeon Ononogbu, an Ebonyi-based Pastor, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for the failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France. Ononogbu, a self-acclaimed forecaster, predicated in an interview that the Falcons would reach the semi-finals of the tournament, while the hosts, France would place fifth (best placed quarter-finalists). The former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi branch, sought the understanding of Nigerians on the failed prophesy, noting that he will be more careful in future prophesies. “It…

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Ahmad Ahmad accused of sexual harassment

A day after he was released by the French Police on Friday, Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of Africa Football has been accused of sexual harassment. A public relation consultant from Mali, Mariam Diakite, reported that she was fired by Ahmad for rejecting his advances. Diakite, 34 said she had confrontation with Ahmad in a hotel suite during a conference she was hired to organise in Rabat, Morocco in 2017. She stated that Ahmad informed her he was terminating her appointment because he had informed officials that they…

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Fidelity Bank reiterates commitment to youth development

Fidelity Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to youth development through sports. Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, stated this describing sport as a strong element in youth development. Okonkwo stated this at the closing ceremony of the Anambra State U13/U17 Academicals which took place at St. Mary’s High School, Ifitedunu, Anambra State at the weekend. He explained that Fidelity is pleased to partner with the state as a way of giving back to the society, stressing that through the initiative the bank also intends to…

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Anthony Joshua loses three titles to Andy Ruiz in one night

In a stunning loss to underdog Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Anthony Joshua’s bid to make a splash in his US debut ended in misery for the three belt heavyweight world champion. Ruiz recorded a monster upset, knocking down Britain’s Joshua four times to take the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization titles. Ruiz came into the fight as a massive 20-1 underdog. But he won it in the middle of the seventh round when the referee stopped it at 1:26 of the…

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Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Neymar, Brazilian star striker, has been accused of raping a woman at a hotel in Paris, media reports said Saturday, charges that the player’s father slammed as attempted blackmail. According to a complaint filed with Sao Paolo police, the Paris Saint-Germain star is accused of “using violence to have sex with the victim without her consent.” Sao Paulo’s security secretariat would not provide a copy of the complaint, confirming only that one had been filed but saying its contents were classified. The unidentified woman, who lives in Brazil, allegedly met…

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Austin Okocha in Scotland court over money laundering allegations

Austin Okocha, former Super Eagles captain has appeared in court in Aberdeen facing money laundering charges, Aberdeen Evening Express reports. Okocha, who is better known as Jay-Jay, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday. The 45-year-old, who describes himself on his social media profile as “The Football Magician”, made 124 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 14 goals for Bolton Wanderers between 2002 and 2006. The former Paris Saint-Germain and Fenerbahce star, who represented Nigeria at the 1994, 1998 and 2002, World Cups, faced two charges in the…

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