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NFF: Presidency Denies Involvement In Allege Prosecution Of Pinnick

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NFF: Presidency Denies Involvement In Prosecution Of Pinnick

The presidency has said the claims are wrong that president Muhammadu Buhari may have approved the immediate prosecution of the president of the Nigerian football federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, over an alleged multi-billion naira fraud in the football house and also banning him from international travel.

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This comes at a time when Amaju Pinnick is working on convincing Victor Moses to rescind his decision to quit the super eagles.  He is also set to travel to England for talks with the Chelsea winger.

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Uganda: Government Bans Sports Betting, Stops Renewal Of License

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Uganda: Government Bans Sport Betting, Stops Renewal Of License

Ugandan government says it will not renew the licenses of betting companies as part of a plan to ban sports betting.

The State Minister of Finance David Bahati says, President Yoweri Museveni has given a directive to the regulating board to stop licensing sports betting, gaming and gambling companies.

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Betting on English football has become big business and growing one in Uganda.

The minister said the president issued the directive because of the negative impact betting was having on young people.

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Bahati says from now on, no new companies are going to be licensed and no renewal of licenses for those that are already registered, when they expire. He said that church leaders, who have been against sports betting, could now rejoice because quote “their prayers have been answered” end quote.

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Australian Open: Serena Williams Defeats World No.1 Simona Halep To Reach Quarter Finals

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Australian Open: Serena Williams Defeats World No.1 Simona Halep To Reach Quarter Finals

Serena Williams defeated world number one, Simona Halep in a three sets encounter 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Australian Open quarter finals.

The game which was held at Melbourne Park on Monday saw Williams, who did not play the Australian Open last year following the birth of her daughter came out victorious at the end of a game that lasted an hour and forty-seven minutes which also happens to be her first game against a world number one after her childbirth.

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“It was really intense match and some incredible points but I love playing tennis and being out here, I really needed to elevate my game, I had to play like I knew I could and that was hopefully the difference”, the 23 times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams said after the match.

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She added that she never gave up and she will continue to be a fighter. “It’s definitely something that’s innate. It’s a miracle I’m here and I get to do something I enjoy. I keep fighting for every point,” she said.

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Calf Injury Taints Man Utd’s Fellaini’s January Transfer

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Calf Injury Taints Man Utd's Fellaini's January Transfer

Marouane Fellaini has suffered a calf injury and will be out for up to four weeks thereby ruling him out of January move away from Manchester United.

Interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer disclosed this in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Brighton that the, Fellaini “will be out for at least three or four weeks. He’s got a calf problem and that is sad.”
The 31-year-old was linked with a move to AC Milan and Porto but the injury he suffered during training means he will is staying put at Old Trafford.

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The Belgian midfielder has made just one substitute appearance since the interim manager took over from Jose Mourinho.

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