New Rugby Africa Gold Cup Perpetual Trophy Unveiled Ahead Of Rugby World Cup Qualifiers

The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played across seven match days between 16 June and 18 August 2018 The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, has launched a new trophy and brand at the AIPS congress in Brussels on Tuesday 8 May. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played across seven match days between 16 June and 18 August 2018 and features Africa’s top teams that have not already qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2019 – Namibia, Kenya,…

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El Clasico, Barcelona vs Realmadrid – A Battle For Supremacy

The stage is set once again as Barcelona and Real Madrid will take to the centre floor to lock horns in yet another epic El Clasico battle at the Camp Nou. The first leg of this encounter ended in a convincing fashion with Barcelona thumping Real Madrid 3 – 0 right in front of the Santiago Bernabeu faithfuls. From that period the Catalans’ have only recorded two losses in all competions. Succumbing to a narrow 1 – 0 loss to their Catalan neigbour, Espanyol in the first leg of the…

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SA Rugby Accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 Vote Outcome

  Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, ruled out any suggestions that his organisation might challenge the vote SA Rugby (www.SArugby.co.za) said it was “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and instead voted for France to host the tournament in a secret ballot. “We are bitterly disappointed at this decision and would like to apologise to the people and government of South Africa for raising their hopes,” said Mr Mark Alexander, president…

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Argentine FA: Aguero Now Better After Collapsing At Halftime Against Nigeria

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead, has now recovered. The Argentine Football Federation (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half of the friendly, was taken away for routine examinations but added: “The player is well”. His English Premier League club Manchester City said the 29-year-old Aguero had been cleared by doctors to return to England as planned after he suffered what they called…

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Nigeria Beats Senegal 76-71 In Afrobasket Encounter, To Meet Tunisia

Nigeria’s Senior men Basketball team, D’Tigers, have again proven their commitment to defend the continental title in basketball by beating Senegal 76-71 points in a semi-final FIBA Afrobasket encounter on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Nigeria will meet Tunisia, who jointly host the competition with Senegal, having won their semi-final encounter against Morocco 60-52 points. Nigeria’s match against Senegal was tagged ‘final before final’ by fans of African basketball and it proved its tag. Even as Senegal made the first few droppings after the jump ball, Nigeria…

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FIFA Stops $1.5m Grant To Nigeria, Amidst Corruption Scandal

Football’s world governing body, FIFA has stopped the annual $ 1.5 million development grant to Nigeria after discovering “traces of corruption” on  how previous funds were spent by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). AfricanFootball.com reports that FIFA went further to issue the NFF a final warning “to straighten its financial records.” The Nigerian government is now expected to quickly step into this latest development after Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, first expressed serious misgivings on the back of a FIFA query on how NFF used grants paid the federation. NFF this…

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FIFA President, Infantino, Scribe Samoura Arrives Nigeria

The President of world football –governing body, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, arrived in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, on Sunday. They were accompanied by executive assistants Mattias Grafstrom and Veron Mosengo-Omba. The world football governors were received on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by NFF President Amaju Pinnick, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, and other officials. A 10–year old girl handed the 46 –year old multi –lingual Infantino a bouquet of flowers as the train emerged from the arrival hall, and a cultural troupe entertained in…

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David Moyes Assumes As Sunderland New Manager

David Moyes has been appointed as Sunderland new manager to replace Sam Allardyce. The new boss at the Stadium of Light, who was a former boss of the Manchester United, is believed will change the fortunes of the perennial Premier League strugglers, The club made the announcement on Saturday. Moyes — the northeast England club’s ninth permanent boss in less than eight years — signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats and was chairman Ellis Short’s “first choice” to take over after Allardyce was named the new England manager this week. Moyes, 53, who…

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Four More Years With The Blues As Willian Sign New Contract

Chelsea’s Player of the Year Willian has committed his future to the Blues by signing a new four-year contract on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Brazilian is extending his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020 following an excellent 2015/16 season in which he was voted our best player by both fans and his team-mates. Willian said: ‘I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It’s a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies. ‘It’s been…

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FIFA’s New Secretary General Samoura Passes ‘Eligibility Check’

World football governing body, FIFA, said on Tuesday that Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has successfully passed the eligibility check conducted by the independent Review Committee. The Senegalese will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General on June 20. A statement on FIFA website said the Review Committee was established at the recent FIFA Congress in May, in particular to protect the organisation against any potential conflicts of interest in the approval of appointments. It consists of former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Miguel Poiares Maduro, former Indian…

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