FIFA passes Morocco World Cup bid for vote against North America

Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup has been passed by FIFA and will be allowed to proceed to a vote runoff against the North American bid on June 13, a bid official told AFP Friday. “The Moroccan bid has been accepted,” Moncef Belkhayat, a former sports minister who sits on the committee, said after the bid passed further scrutiny from More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Real fan Nadal hails ‘good, humble’ Zidane

Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal said he was sorry that Zinedine Zidane had quit as coach of the European champions but hailed the Frenchman as a “good, humble person”. Spain’s Rafael Nadal PEDRO PARDO / AFP Zidane More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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FIFA to hold Annual Awards in London

FIFA’s “Best” awards, which recognise football’s best men’s and women’s players and coaches, will be staged in London on 24 September, world football’s governing body said on Thursday. FIFA’s President, More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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World Bicycle Day: Cycling Federation intensifies plan to revive sport

The celebration of United Nations (UN) World Bicycle Day will help to resuscitate the culture of cycling in Nigeria and improve healthy living, an official said on Thursday. Cyclists during a competition Giandomenico More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Mikel Obi leads 25 Eagles to London

. Simon for further checks in the UK  Skipper Mikel John Obi was joined on the chartered flight from Abuja to London on Wednesday afternoon by deputy skipper Ogenyi Onazi, defender Kenneth Omeruo, pacy winger Ahmed More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Salah will make World Cup, Egyptian FA confirms

Mohamed Salah could still play a role for Egypt at the World Cup after the Egyptian Football Association announced Wednesday that the injured Liverpool striker would be out for “not more” than three weeks. Mohamed More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Eagles to meet President Buhari on Wednesday

The Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent will on Wednesday meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. In a statement on Tuesday, the scheduled More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Int’l Friendly: Why Nigeria, DR Congo match ended 1-1 – Disu

Former National Football Team Coach, Tunde Disu says the Super Eagles played with caution to avoid injuries following the team’s 1-1 draw with the Simba of DR Congo. Super Eagles striker, Alex Iwobi Disu made More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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2018 FIFA World Cup: Mo’Salah confident he will be fit for Russia

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah says he is “confident” of being fit for the World Cup after hurting his shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final. PHOTO: Mohamed Salah left the Champions More...