The Nigeria team ahead of their international friendly soccer match against Scotland at Craven Cottage in London on May 28 2014. (Pic: Reuters)
Nigeria shuts sports bars in bid to stop World Cup attacks
June 12, 2014 Posted by :
Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches on Wednesday, hoping to ...
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Super Eagles midfielder Abdullahi Shehu (C), striker Ejike Uzuoenyi (L) and keeper Chigozie Agbim (R) pose with Nigeria's new official jersey for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in Abuja on February 27. (Pic: AFP)
Nigeria on $100 000-a-man bonus to win World Cup
March 12, 2014 Posted by :
Nigeria’s footballers stand to gain more than $100 000 each, should the African champions win every game at the World Cup and win the tournament, according to ...
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South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrates his victory against France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin during their men's singles match on day five of the 2014 Australian Open. (Pic: AFP)
Dreaming of an African tennis champion
February 14, 2014 Posted by :
While football is wildly popular in Africa, tennis is an almost invisible sport. However, this could be changing if new developments in two small West African countries, ...
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Members of the ASD Mineo soccer team at a training session at the immigration centre in Mineo. (Pic: Reuters)
African asylum seekers in Sicily dream of soccer glory
February 13, 2014 Posted by :
Like many young men in Italy, the soccer players who put on their cleats for an afternoon match in this small Sicilian town dream of international stardom ...
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Yaya Toure. (Pic: AFP)
Yaya Toure wins 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year
December 3, 2013 Posted by :
Côte d’Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday. It was the fifth straight year the Manchester City star ...
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