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African stars sparkle as Arsenal return to wining ways

Arsenal returned to winning ways in English premier league on Sunday with their two African forwards - Pierre Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, scoring a goal apiece.Another African import, Bukayo Saka provided his assists in all competitions for the season,...

Sadio Mane strikes as Liverpool moves 25 points clear

Senegalese international Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp's runaway league leaders were short of...

Solskjaer backs Ighalo to make instant impact against Chelsea despite quarantine

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists new signing Odion Ighalo does not need to know his Manchester United team-mates to be an instant hero at Chelsea on Monday.Ighalo will only meet the rest of United's squad for the first time on...

Man City handed 2-year ban from Champions League, fined €30m

European football governing body, UEFA has banned defending English champion, Manchester City from competing in the Champions League for two years.UEFA handed down the punishment, which includes a €30 million fine (£25m/$33m), to the Premier League giants for breaching...

Odion Ighalo kept away from Manchester United team mates over Coronavirus fears

Odion Ighalo, Manchester United's January signing from China, has been training away from the club's facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday.The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the...

Nigeria names Joseph Yobo as assistant Super Eagles coach

Nigeria have appointed former captain and ex-Everton of England defender, Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of the senior national team, Super Eagles.The 39-year-old will work with manager Gernot Rohr and replaces Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew, according...

Federer beats Nadal in front of 51,000 record breaking crowd in South Africa

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in a three-set exhibition match, on what felt like a homecoming for him by 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at a soccer stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday.It was Federer’s first match in his...

Odion Ighalo becomes 1st Nigerian player to sign for Man. United

Nigerian international and former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo is on his way back to the Premier League, after signing a six-month loan deal with Manchester United.The Red Devils began hunting for an extra striker after seeing top scorer Marcus...

Trevor Noah, Nadal to play against Bill Gates and Federer in Cape Town

South African comedian Trevor Noah announced in 2019 that he will step on the court with tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as well as billionaire businessman Bill Gates as part of the 'The Match in Africa' campaign.The...

Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager Thierry Henry.Okonkwo, 22, joins from Italian side Bologna, after his eight goals in the 2019...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...