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CAF jacks up AFCON prize money to $7m

· Super Eagles to get owed allowances The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a 40 per cent increase in the prize money for the Winner of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Côte d’Ivoire 2023.CAF said on…

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FULL LIST: 2023 FIFA FIFPro Team of the Year

The FIFPro award is the only worldwide football honour decided by professional football players, with over 28,000 players voting for it.The chosen players must have participated in at least 23 games during the time that the nominations were made, which…

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SuperSport won’t air Nations Cup matches as DSTV fails to secure AFCON 2023 broadcast rights

SuperSport Channel will not broadcast African Cup of Nations games as DSTV failed to secure the tournament’s right to broadcast. MultiChoice announced this in a statement on Wednesday as football lovers prepare for another edition of AFCON. “SuperSport Channel will…

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Rooney sacked by Birmingham City after disastrous 15-game spell

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United legend, was on Tuesday sacked by Birmingham City FC, the English Championship side. The 38-year-old English international’s sacking comes in the aftermath of Birmingham’s 3-0 loss at Leeds United on New Year’s Day. The former Derby…

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JUST IN: Peseiro names Osimhen, Musa, 23 others in Super Eagles final AFCON squad

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has announced his final 25-man squad for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations in Cote’d’Ivoire. The African football showpiece will run from January 13 to February 11, 2024. The Nigerian side, gunning for its fourth…

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Welch emerges first English premier league’s female refree

Rebecca Welch became the first woman to referee an English Premier League football match when she oversaw Burnley’s 2-0 win away to Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Welch, a 40-year-old from Washington in northeast England, was working for the…

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Osimhen signs new Napoli contract

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has signed a new contract for his Napoli side as confirmed on Saturday. Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed this development via his X account on Saturday. He wrote, “Victor Osimhen signs new deal at Napoli —…

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FULL LIST: NFF Unveils 40-Man Provisional Squad For AFCON 2023

As the anticipation mounts for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 in Côte d’Ivoire, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the provisional squad of the Super Eagles, consisting of 40 talented players poised to represent the nation in…

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Messi’s 2022 World Cup Shirts Sell For $7.8million

Six football shirts worn by Argentine megastar Lionel Messi at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have sold for $7.8 million at auction, the auction house told AFP on Thursday. There were three bids in total on what auction house…

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Messi, Bonmati nominated for FIFA best player awards

Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmati were named as finalists for the FIFA best players of the year awards by world football’s governing body on Thursday. Messi was awarded a record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or crown in October in Paris, while Bonmati…