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NFF Boosts Amputee Team’s Mexico 2018 World Cup Dream

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NFF Boosts Amputee Team’s Mexico 2018 World Cup Dream

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has risen in solidarity with the national amputee team to support their attendance at the Amputee World Cup scheduled to kick off in Mexico on October 24.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick, while in Lagos at the weekend to grace the finals of the Lagos SWAN Cup, announced a donation of N2.5 million for the team’s preparations and travel expenses, and a further $5, 000 for their upkeep during the competition.

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Pinnick, who was presented the team’s jersey and shared some moments with the players, said the gesture was to show that football is one family in which the physically challenged are an integral part.

“Even though we are under different bodies, football is football, there is no difference. The team is going to represent Nigeria that is what is important. It is also gladdening to see how football provides a window for our brothers to continue to pursue their dreams to achieve a place in the world sports.

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“It opens new opportunities and hope for all physically challenged people. I urge the team to remain focused and keep their spirit high, and I plead with all Nigerians to support them as they support the Super Eagles,” Pinnick said.

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The Nigeria Amputee team recently launched a public appeal for funding support to foot their bill to the World Cup following non-response to their requests for sponsorship from the sports ministry and corporate organisations.

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

National U-19 cricket team, the Junior Yellow Green, are closer to the South Africa 2020 World Cup qualification, doing so well to remain the only unbeaten team at the African qualifiers in Namibia.

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Nigeria struggled in the opening stages of the game losing four wickets in the opening 15 overs with just 14 runs on the board.

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