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Kida Predicts Success For D’Tigress At FIBA Championship

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Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Musa Kida strongly believes the women’s senior national team will give a good representation of Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain.

The Nigerian team is currently in Lagos preparing for the World Cup and Kida believes the chosen players are the best squad available for the country across the world.

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Speaking on yesterday, which marked exactly one year D’Tigress won the 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Mali to qualify for the World Cup, Kida said he is hopeful of a good performance in Spain.

The 2017 set went on an eighth game unbeaten run to clinch the Afrobasket title after 13 years of endless wait, but the NBBF president said the present squad is an upgrade on that team.

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“I think this is one of the best women’s team that we have going to such a tournament and I am also very hopeful and quite encouraged by what I have seen them do,” he said.

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He assured that the federation would work closely with the technical crew to ensure that the best players were picked from the pool available to represent the country at the World Cup.

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-1

The Super Eagles on Friday defeated the Pirates of Seychelles in their last group Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. The encounter ended 3-1 in favour of the host, Nigeria. The Super Eagles finished top  of Group E with 13 points.

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Nigeria have already qualified for the AFCON in Egypt after they were held to a 1-1 by South Africa in Johannesburg last November.

Libya will host South Africa on Sunday in the last game of the group. The Bafana Bafana are currently sitting second in the group with nine points followed by Libya with seven points.

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Seychelles ended their AFCON qualifying campaign with just one point.

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life Over Corruption Charges

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FIFA Bans Togolese Referee For Life

FIFA has banned for life Togolese referee and football official Kokou Fagla after finding him guilty of corruption.

Football’s world governing body ruled he accepted bribes to manipulate an unspecified international friendly.

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The findings came from FIFA’s investigation into various international matches that convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal tried to manipulate for betting purposes.

Fagla has been “banned for life from all football-related activities at both national and international level.”   a three-thousand- dollar fine has also been slapped on him.

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South Africa 2020: Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Close To Qualification

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