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Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was lost on 21 January on its way from Nantes, France to Cardiff, with the Argentine striker and pilot David Ibbotson on board. David Mearns, who directed a privately-funded search operation on behalf of the Sala family, said the wreckage was located off Guernsey on Sunday morning. The Air Accident Investigation Branch are at the site to recover the plane. In a series of tweets, marine scientist Mr Mearns said: "The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have…
Nigeria Professional Football League produced all sorts of results in matchday 5 games played across the country on Sunday. While Lobi Stars were celebrating the big win over Kwara United, Kada City and Wikki Tourists were condemned to home defeats by FC IfeanyiUbah and Sunshine Stars respectively. FC IfeanyiUbah stretched their unbeaten run as they recorded a lone goal victory over newly promoted side Kada City at Kaduna Township stadium. Chibuike Eze found the back of the net in the 62nd minute and it was enough to give the Anambra warriors the maximum points. Elsewhere, Sunshine Stars made up for…
So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor’s pink brim. Trudged to the locker room between sets with a towel draped over her head. And then, after returning to the court, Osaka turned it all around just as quickly as she had dropped 23 of 27 points. Refocusing and reasserting herself, Osaka edged Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night to win the Australian Open…
After disappointing results in their first two games of the season, Kwara United finally got it right on Sunday; beating seven-time Nigeria League champions, Enyimba, in a five-goal thriller at Ilorin Stadium. Kwara United had settled for a draw in their first game at home this season and it was already looking like another bad day at the office as it was Enyimba who scored first in the Match Day 3 encounter. Ibrahim Mustapha put the visitors in front in the 16th minute before Segun Alebiosu levelled up for Kwara United in the 31st minute as the first half ended…
League Management Company (LMC) has come hard on former Nigeria League champions, Plateau United, for the crowd violence that greeted their opening game of the season. LMC in a statement on Tuesday said Plateau United were charged for breaching the Framework and Rules of NPFL during their Match Day 1 game vs FC Ifeanyiubah in Jos on Sunday. Plateau United failed to provide adequate security for match officials leading to some of its supporters and unidentified persons assaulting referees after the match. Plateau United further breached the rules when some of its supporters threw objects and projectiles at match officials…
Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought an end to Mourinho’s turbulent 2½-year spell at the storied English club by firing him on Tuesday, an inevitable move that follows a pattern of bitter endings at the Portuguese coach’s recent teams. “Be careful,” Mourinho said to reporters and photographers through the open window of a car that whisked him away from the city-center hotel where he lived throughout his time at United. Indeed, these are worrying times for…
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League's player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season."It's a great feeling to win again. I'm happy and I would like to win it also next year!" said Salah. As well as inspiring his club to the Champions League final, Salah scored twice for Egypt at this year's World Cup, having netted both goals in the…
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann and PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe…
Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the 2019 TOTAL Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON, in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalty shootout after the game ended scoreless draw. Super Falcons were champions in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2016. Daily Trust
Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Three Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for the final of 2018 African Women Cup Of Nations (AWCON). The match ended in penalties with Falcons winning 4-2. The highly competitive semi-final match in the Ghanaian stadium ended 0-0 after 90 minutes of football. An extra time of 30 minutes also produced no goal for either side. While Cameroon scored their first two penalties and missed the next two, Super Falcons scored all four penalties they played. Falcons will now await winner of the second semi-final between South Africa and Mali. Tuesday’s victory also guarantees Falcons…
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FG brokers oil supply deal between crude producers and refineries

Nigeria's oil regulator has struck a deal with producers to allow sales of crude to…
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Kenya protesters win another round, forces president to fire entire cabinet

Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday fired his entire cabinet apart from the foreign minister,…
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A very unfortunate Florida man was having breakfast in a diner when a sneeze caused…
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Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 280

Israel bombards Gaza City in one of the fiercest weeks of war, killing 26 Israel…
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Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
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Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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