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Fifa President Gianni Infantino Says Biennial World Cup Can Help Save African Lives
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Fifa President Gianni Infantino Says Biennial World Cup Can Help Save African Lives

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has suggested reforms to football's calendar could help prevent Africans from dying at sea through migration. World football's governing body has put forward plans which include staging a World Cup every two years. Infantino says more regular World Cups can help provide hope for some nations but his comments on the impact on African migration have faced criticism. "We need to give opportunities and we need to give dignity," said Infantino. "Not by giving charity, but by allowing the rest of the world to participate. We need to give hope to Africans so they don't need to cross the Mediterranean in order to find, maybe, a better life, but more probably death in the sea." More than 23,000 people are missing as a result of attempts to cross th...
Cameroon 2021 not my last Afcon – Ghana captain Andre Ayew
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Cameroon 2021 not my last Afcon – Ghana captain Andre Ayew

Barring injury, the 32-year-old could head to his eighth biennial African football showpiece when Cote d’Ivoire host the continent   Ghana captain Andre Ayew revealed that Cameroon 2021 will not be his last Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars captain was sent off during Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat to Comoros – a result that saw the West Africans bow out of the competition without a win. Addressing media after the game, the 32-year-old was asked if the 33rd edition of the competition would be his last owing to Ghana’s failed expedition, Ayew said: “No, it is definitely not.”
Afcon 2021: Guinea-Bissau ‘will give everything’ for victory over Egypt – Pele
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Afcon 2021: Guinea-Bissau ‘will give everything’ for victory over Egypt – Pele

Cande’s men are determined to beat the Pharaohs to boost their hopes of reaching the competition’s knockout phase, the AS Monaco star has declared   Judilson Mamadu Gomes ‘Pele’ says Guinea-Bissau will give "everything" to secure a win over Egypt in Saturday’s Africa Cup Nations’ fixture. The West Africans, who are making their third appearance in the biennial African football showpiece, settled for a disappointing 0-0 draw against Sudan in Garoua. Despite dominating ball possession and creating numerous scoring opportunities, the Djurtus failed to silence the Falcons of Jediane.
Ighalo could miss Afcon 2021, Feyenoord’s Dessers the potential replacement
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Ighalo could miss Afcon 2021, Feyenoord’s Dessers the potential replacement

  Reports claim the Afcon 2019 top scorer will be out of Cameroon 2021 with the Netherlands based forward expected to take his place   Odion Ighalo could be out of Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon, according to reports. With Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Genk’s Paul Onuachu already ruled out of the 33rd edition of the African football showpiece, the former Manchester United striker was expected to lead the Super Eagles’ charge for goals. Nonetheless, that may not become a reality if the news coming from the three-time African champion’s camp is anything to go by.
“Come and tell us how you killed millions of Africans over 150 years ago and stole everything that belongs to them” – Seun Kuti writes
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“Come and tell us how you killed millions of Africans over 150 years ago and stole everything that belongs to them” – Seun Kuti writes

Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, son of Afro-beat legend, Fela, has called on some people to leave him out of their mess. It's however, not exactly clear who these people the singer was addressing in the Instagram post, are. "Oya come and tell us how you killed millions of Africans over 150 years ago. Tell us how you stole everything that belongs to them and when you are done, go home and drink tea, We forgive you! You can celebrate that all day but not this African. Leave me outta your mess." he wrote. "
Poverty abounds everywhere – Filmmaker Imoh Umoren tells Twitter user who claimed being born in Africa is a disadvantage
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Poverty abounds everywhere – Filmmaker Imoh Umoren tells Twitter user who claimed being born in Africa is a disadvantage

Filmmaker Imoh Umoren has countered a claim put forward by a Twitter user on being African. The Twitter user had claimed in his tweet that being born in Africa is a disadvantage. He went on to list various challenges one has to overcome to "equalize".     Reacting to this, Umoren stated that the claim is not entirely true as life happens no matter the country one lives in. He also urged everyone to travel far and wide and not just to fancy places, because poverty abounds everywhere.  
‘Messi deserves everything beautiful in this world’ – Eto’o reveals his Ballon d’Or verdict
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‘Messi deserves everything beautiful in this world’ – Eto’o reveals his Ballon d’Or verdict

The PSG superstar claimed his seventh Ballon d’Or crown on Monday, a few weeks after he clinched the GOAL50 prize African legend Samuel Eto’o has defended Lionel Messi’s emergence as the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or - a record seventh win. The 34-year-old forward pipped Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski to the crown while Chelsea's Jorginho and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema finished in the third and fourth spots respectively. In the year under review, he led Argentina to Copa America glory and he also won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before he clinched La Liga's top scorer award for the eighth time after scoring 30 goals in 35 games last season.  
Mosimane’s Al Ahly protest Fifa Club World Cup dates
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Mosimane’s Al Ahly protest Fifa Club World Cup dates

The reigning African champions say they have at least seven players who are set to be in Cameroon next year Al Ahly say they will approach Fifa asking for a review of the Fifa Club World Cup dates which clash with the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Club World Cup is set to kick off on February 3, 2022, a period during which the Afcon finals will be underway.
World Cup Qualifiers: Cape Verde draw was like a victory for Super Eagles – Rohr
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World Cup Qualifiers: Cape Verde draw was like a victory for Super Eagles – Rohr

Regardless of the outcome against the Blue Sharks, the Super Eagles handler was pleased to see his team progress Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Cape Verde in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier was like a win, according to coach Gernot Rohr. Heading for the last Group C game against Bubista’s men, the three-time African champions knew that victory or a draw would power them into the third round. Like a house on fire, the Super Eagles took an early lead through Napoli star Victor Osimhen in the first minute, while Stopira levelled matters four minutes later after profiting from an assist from Kenny Santos.  
Moses on target for Spartak Moscow as Amartey rescues Leicester City from defeat
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Moses on target for Spartak Moscow as Amartey rescues Leicester City from defeat

The African stars were on target for their respective clubs, who were forced to settle for a point each on Thursday Victor Moses scored Spartak Moscow's only goal as Daniel Amartey rescued a 1-1 draw for Leicester City in Thursday's Uefa Europa League match. Moses broke the deadlock at the King Power Stadium in the 51st minute with his first goal of the season. The former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder nodded in Mikhail Ignatov's cross to give Spartak Moscow the advantage after beating Brendan Rodgers' men, who defeated them by 4-3 in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago.  
Caf Confederation Cup: Marumo Gallants stun AS Vita Club to reach play-off round
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Caf Confederation Cup: Marumo Gallants stun AS Vita Club to reach play-off round

  Bahlabane Ba Ntwa pulled off a surprise by eliminating the former African champions in their debut season in continental competitions Marumo Gallants FC reached the Caf Confederation Cup play-off round after stunning DR Congolese giants AS Vita Club in Kinshasa, DR Congo on Friday evening. Bahlabane Ba Ntwa fought back to hold Vita Club to a 1-1 draw in the second round second-leg clash at Stade des Martyrs and they emerged 3-2 winners on aggregate. Gallants came into the match leading on aggregate thanks to Celimpilo Ngema's brace which inspired the PSL side to a 2-1 victory at Peter Mokaba Stadium last week Friday.  
Salah deserves Ballon d’Or recognition but I don’t know how it works
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Salah deserves Ballon d’Or recognition but I don’t know how it works

The two-time African Footballer of the Year has scored at least a goal in each of his last eight matches for the Reds Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated Mohamed Salah deserves Ballon d'Or recognition as a reward for his consistency. Salah has been one of the most highest-scoring players in the Premier League since he moved to Anfield in July 2017. On Saturday, the Egypt star scored a goal in the Reds' 5-0 thrashing of Watford to become the joint highest-scoring African player in the English top-flight history alongside Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba with 104 goals.  
Redknapp: Liverpool’s Salah enjoying the form of his life ahead of Manchester City clash
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Redknapp: Liverpool’s Salah enjoying the form of his life ahead of Manchester City clash

The two-time African Footballer of the Year has been involved in 10 goals for the Reds across all competitions in this campaign already Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has stated Mohamed Salah is in 'phenomenal' form ahead of facing Manchester City on Sunday. Salah has played eight games for Jurgen Klopp's side in the Premier League and Champions League combined in this campaign, and he has a tally of eight goals and two assists to his name so far. The Egypt star has scored in all but one of the matches he has featured in this season, which was against Burnley back in August.  
Kayode, Gradel on target as Sivasspor defeat Musa’s Fatih Karagumruk
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Kayode, Gradel on target as Sivasspor defeat Musa’s Fatih Karagumruk

The African duo had a decent game to help the Braves move to the tenth position pending these weekend's matches Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode and his Ivory Coast counterpart Max Gradel were on target as Sivasspor claimed a 4-0 win over Ahmed Musa's Fatih Karagumruk in a Turkish top-tier match played at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul on Saturday. Karagumruk had lost by a solitary goal the last time the two teams met at the same venue last season. In the previous four meetings in all competitions, the best Fatih's Grandchildren had done was a draw. They had lost three matches, conceding seven goals in the process, and scored three.  
Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective
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Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective

An African proverb says that it takes someone who knows the history of a place to locate the boundary of the land. This is the reason we all should be grateful that the teaching of history as a subject in secondary schools has been restored. The knowledge of history comes in handy in the current conversation on the administration of VAT in Nigeria. It seems, however, antithetical that the people who have the benefit of history on their side are the ones leading agitation that States in Nigeria should begin to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), which by extant laws is responsible for collection. To pry further may unearth a different matter altogether. For the benefit of the doubt, VAT was introduced in Nigeria in 1993 by the Federal Mi...
Emmanuel Boateng scores for New England Revolution as Kenya’s Wanyama features in CF Montreal loss
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Emmanuel Boateng scores for New England Revolution as Kenya’s Wanyama features in CF Montreal loss

The African stars featured for their respective sides during Saturday's games as the league resumed after the international break   Ghanaian Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng was on target for New England Revolution in a 2-1 win against New York City in a Major Soccer League encounter at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.Santiago Rodriguez scored for New York City in the 11th minute with an assist from Jose Gimenez before Boateng equalised for the home side in the 21st minute with Uganda's Emmanuel Kizza providing the assist. Boateng and Kizza's side scored the match-winning goal in the 65th minute through Tajon Buchannan, who had replaced Cameroon's Wilfrid Kaptoum a minute after the hour mark. New York City's Alfredo Morales was red-carded in the 53rd minute after receiving a second y...
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Aisha Buhari Cup: Barcelona’s Oshoala headlines Super Falcons squad

The reigning African queens have named a strong squad for the competition billed to be held in Lagos this month Nigeria women’s national team coach Randy Waldrum has invited 23 players for their Aisha Buhari Cup campaign. The Super Falcons will face Morocco and Mali in Group A of the preliminary round of the championship. Towards a successful outing, Waldrum has picked a strong squad made up of 18 foreign-based professionals and just five players who ply their trade in the Nigeria Women Football League. Making the cut is Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala alongside Atletico Madrid’s Rasheedat Ajibade, Sevilla’s Tony Payne as well as Madrid CFF’s Rita Chikwelu. Also in the team are veteran defender Onome Ebi, Minsk FC’s Regina Otu, Houston Dash’s Michelle Alozie with 34-year-old...
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mokwena reveals ‘emotional discussion’ with Tau over Al Ahly move
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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mokwena reveals ‘emotional discussion’ with Tau over Al Ahly move

The ex-Brighton & Hove Albion player sought the opinion of his former Masandawana coach before making up his mind Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena has revealed Bafana Bafana attacker Percy Tau consulted him first before the player decided to join Al Ahly. Mokwena says he had an “emotional” two-hour conversation with Tau who was unveiled as Al Ahly's new player on Thursday. The Bafana star left Premier League side Brighton to join the reigning African champions coached by former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.  
‘It will be a step back’ – Khanye against Brighton’s Percy Tau move to Al Ahly
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‘It will be a step back’ – Khanye against Brighton’s Percy Tau move to Al Ahly

The former Kaizer Chiefs player feels the proposed move to the African champions would be a huge step backwards for the Bafana Bafana forward Junior Khanye has revealed the reason he does not want to see South Africa international Percy Tau leave Brighton & Hove Albion for Al Ahly. The 27-year-old forward has been a transfer subject for the Egyptian giants in the current window and reports have indicated he could seal the move next week. Khanye, who formerly played for Kaizer Chiefs, Platinum Stars, and Maritzburg United in the PSL, believes a transfer to the African champions will be a step backward for the Bafana Bafana star and insists a stay in England will be good for his career.
Everton bench Iwobi as Salisu and Djenepo start for Southampton
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Everton bench Iwobi as Salisu and Djenepo start for Southampton

Saints' two African players have been drafted into the starting XI for the season opener at Goodison Park, but the Nigerian international was benched Southampton have named a strong squad for their Premier League opener against Everton with Mohammed Salisu and Moussa Djenepo starting, while Alex Iwobi will be on the bench for the hosts. The Nigerian winger, who signed for the Toffees on a £34m-deal back in 2019 from Arsenal, struggled to nail down a starting role in the team under Carlo Ancelotti last season. And with the arrival of new signings Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend, the Super Eagle, who managed two goals last season, will have to improve on his game to get playing time at Goodison Park this campaign. With that in mind, it came as no surprise to see him benched by Raf...
Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma
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Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma

RUSHHOURSPORT brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world Mourinho targets Bailly reunion at Roma Jose Mourinho is looking to work with Eric Bailly at Roma. Sun Sport claims the Portuguese coach wants the 27-year-old to boost his defensive options in the Serie A club after he struggled for playing time at Old Trafford last season. Mourinho made Bailly his first signing at United following a move from Villarreal in 2016.
Patson Daka: Should bigger clubs have taken a look? – African Football HQ
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Patson Daka: Should bigger clubs have taken a look? – African Football HQ

Since the midway point of the 2020-21 season—if not before—Patson Daka had appeared primed to be one of the major African transfer talking points of the offseason. It’s proved to be true, as while the likes of Achraf Hakimi has made a move, and while Andre Onana, Serge Aurier and Hakim Ziyech continue to be linked with transfers, Daka has been one of the most noteworthy movers of the window. The striker signed for Leicester City last week, agreeing a five-year deal with the Foxes, who parted with a reported £22 million to sign him
Wijnaldum: ‘He’s a modern midfielder’ – Okocha in awe of North Macedonia-slaying PSG star
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Wijnaldum: ‘He’s a modern midfielder’ – Okocha in awe of North Macedonia-slaying PSG star

The African football great was very impressed the Dutch international’s stellar display against the Lions Georginio Wijnaldum is a “modern midfield player” according to former Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha, who claims he has been outstanding for the Netherlands at Euro 2020. A second-half double from the newly acquired Paris Saint-Germain man powered Frank de Boer’s Oranje to a 3-0 victory over North Macedonia on Monday evening. Memphis Depay had given the Dutch team a slim advantage at half-time before the 30-year-old cemented the win with a brace at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title
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Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title

  Asisat Oshoala on Sunday, became the first Nigerian and African to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The 26-year-old was introduced from the bench in the 71st minute, as they defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final. Barca had taken the lead within one minute, after Melanie Leupolz diverted the ball into her own net. Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also added more goals in the first half. Oshoala added a fifth goal in the final minutes, but her effort was ruled out for offside. Barca had lost the 2019 final to Lyon.
Moses Simon scores for Nantes, Delort, Balde, Wissa on target in Ligue 1
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Moses Simon scores for Nantes, Delort, Balde, Wissa on target in Ligue 1

The Nigeria international led other African stars to deliver eye-catching performances for their respective clubs in their French top-flight matches Moses Simon scored and provided an assist as Nantes demolished Brest 4-1 in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game at Stade Francis-Le Ble. The 25-year-old was handed a starting role for Antoine Kombouare’s men and made a key contribution to ensure his side continue in winning ways. The Canaries raced into the lead as early as the 15th minute when Simon fired home from close range after goalkeeper Gautier Larsonneur parried Imran Louza’s long-range effort into the way of the Super Eagles winger.
‘He’s a model player for the club’ – Eustace’s delight for Queens Park Rangers’ Kakay
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‘He’s a model player for the club’ – Eustace’s delight for Queens Park Rangers’ Kakay

The Sierra Leone international got his maiden goal for the Superhoops, to the pleasure of his club’s assistant manager John Eustace has expressed his delight with Osman Kakay following his first goal for Queens Park Rangers. The Sierra Leonean defender was on target as the Superhoops secured a 2-0 away victory versus Stoke City in Saturday’s EFL Championship encounter. Charlie Austin had given the visitors a 17th-minute lead before the African sealed the win against Michael O'Neill’s team 20 minutes prior to full-time after profiting from a Stefan Johansen assist.
Adamu Garba, Others React As Twitter Picks Ghana As African Headquarters
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Adamu Garba, Others React As Twitter Picks Ghana As African Headquarters

Nigerians have taken to social media to make their opinions known after social networking service, Twitter, decided to make Ghana its African headquarters. Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, revealed on Monday that it had finally set up an office in Africa and it would be in Ghana. He thanked the people and President of Ghana. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo,” he tweeted. Reacting, Ghana’s President thanked Twitter for its decision, adding that he had met with Dorsey and he was confident the move would be the beginning of new things. Akufo-Addo tweeted, “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. The government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence repos...
Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits
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Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits

The 25-year-old has received recognition from the African body after his top display against the African champions at Mkapa Simba SC winger Luis Miquissone has been named the best player of the week by Caf, after the Mozambican scored the winner for the Msimbazi giants during their Champions League home game against Al Ahly, when they beat the Egyptian giants 1-0. The goal by Miquissone came in the 31st minute after he exchanged passes with midfielder Clatous Chama, before he unleashed a right-footed effort from outside the box which beat Al Ahly keeper Mohamed El Shenawy to the top corner before sinking into the net. The 25-year-old has taken to his social media pages to welcome the decision by Caf to pick him as the best player of the week.
New Trump Rule May Require Some African Tourists To Pay Up To $15,000 In Bonds
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New Trump Rule May Require Some African Tourists To Pay Up To $15,000 In Bonds

The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States. The U.S. State Department said the temporary final rule, which takes effect Dec. 24 and runs through June 24, targets countries whose nationals have higher rates of overstaying B-2 visas for tourists and B-1 visas for business travelers. The Trump administration said the six-month pilot program aims to test the feasibility of collecting such bonds and will serve as a diplomatic deterrence to overstaying the visas. Trump, who lost a re-election bid earlier this month, made restricting immigration a central part of his four-year term...
“ÒPEN EYE”: 2Face has shared his thoughts on African liberation
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“ÒPEN EYE”: 2Face has shared his thoughts on African liberation

2Face has shared his thoughts on African liberation and young people taking over power from old African leaders. The singer in tweets he shared, stated that "open eye" has made Africans think "their things are inferior and foreign accent is intelligence". 2Face who further averred that African liberation is a serious problem for people who have wronged Africa and people who wish to continue to 'rape' Africa, added that Africans leaders are out of ideas and too proud to ask young people to take over because they've done "bad things" in government.   He tweeted;   "ÒPEN EYE" in pidgin English mean say u sabi oyibo thing and u dey live oyibo life. "ÒPEN EYE" don wound us plenty. E make us think say London or yanky accent na intelligence. E make us think say our t...
Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them
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Brazilian Club Botafago Slam Yaya Toure After he Refused to Sign for Them

Brazilian football club Botafogo have slammed African football star Yaya Toure for allegedly backtracking on their transfer agreement after he appeared in a video with rival club Vasco da Gama. Botafogo started negotiations with the Ivorian in February after Toure became a free agent after leaving Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai last November. Toure was supposed to be signed in March by Botafogo when football was suspended due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. Surprisingly Toure appeared in an Instagram video of aspiring Vasco da Gama president Leven Siano saying, “I want to thank Leven for inviting me for this project. I cannot wait to see all the Vasco fans very soon. It's going to be Vasco." A video that infuriated Botafogo officials who were hopeful that Toure ha...
African Languages Will Die Over Lack Of Speakers In 50 Years Time – Reno Omokri
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African Languages Will Die Over Lack Of Speakers In 50 Years Time – Reno Omokri

Ex-Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has taken a shot at the African Language and the refusal of many to celebrate them as well as speak them as often as possible. Taking to his IG page, Reno revealed how surprised his kids were when they visited Nigeria for the first time and discovered not so many people spoke their native languages and bore the names. ”As the late Chinua Achebe said, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” The above quote from Achebe is why our children are still taught stupid lies, such as that it was Mungo Park that discovered the source of the River Niger, or that John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile. ”In fact, if we had taught history in schools, young Nigerians who voted for Gene...
Madagascar asks Nigeria to pay N78.2m for COVID-19 herbal remedy
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Madagascar asks Nigeria to pay N78.2m for COVID-19 herbal remedy

Republic of Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros (N78.2m) for the COVID-19 herbal remedy sent to the country, TheNation reports. . . “For our consignments in Guinea Bissau, Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000. We have received the invoice because the African country has made us to realise that the drugs are not being given out free.
Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco
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Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco

The African football governing body has refused to punish the Southern African nation for failing to honour their away tie The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has rescheduled Morocco's second leg of the second round tie of the 2020 U17 Women's World Cup qualifiers against Botswana. The match originally scheduled to be played at Stade Boubker Ammar in Sale on March 14 following a 1-0 first-leg triumph at the National Stadium, Gaborone, saw the visitors not show up because they boycotted the match due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Reports say that the match's abandonment was due to the travel ban by Botswana's government on citizens to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Finidi George Makes Laliga African All-time Best Eleven
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Finidi George Makes Laliga African All-time Best Eleven

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has been included in LaLiga’s African All-time Eleven list, MCI reports. The Africa LaLiga All-time best list which is a five minutes video of the selected players – past and present – was compiled by SuperSports and published on their verified Twitter handle. Finidi’s inclusion in the list is due to his impressive performance for Real Betis whom he joined from Dutch giants Ajax in 1996. During his time at Betis, Finidi netted in double digits in nearly every season, with the Andalusian club finishing fourth in his first year. The club also reached the final of the Copa del Rey in Finidi’s debut season where they lost 3-2 after extra-time to Barcelona, where he scored. Among other top African stars who were included in the conti...
‘You Disrespect COVID-19 Cure Because It’s African’, Madagascar President Fires At The West
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‘You Disrespect COVID-19 Cure Because It’s African’, Madagascar President Fires At The West

President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, believes the only reason the rest of the world has refused to treat Madagascar’s supposed cure for the coronavirus with urgency and respect is that the alleged remedy comes from Africa. In an interview with French media at the beginning of this week, President Rajoelina reportedly said he has noticed what he believes stems from usual condescension toward Africans. “I think the problem is that (the drink) comes from Africa and they can’t admit… that a country like Madagascar… has come up with this formula to save the world,” said the man who is Africa’s youngest head of state. “If it wasn’t Madagascar, and if it was a European country that had actually discovered this remedy, would there be so much doubt? I don’t think so,” Rajoelina ad...
COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’
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COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’

• China Chamber of Commerce In Nigeria Willing, Ready To Look Into Any Malpractice By Members • Sino-Nigeria Partnership Mutually Beneficial – Cui • It’s Our Responsibility to Give Back To A ‘Great Host’ – Jun “A good and capable guest can come to the aid of its host in time of needs,” so says an African proverb.  It is perhaps in the light of this that Chinese businesses in Nigeria have been pulling their widow’s mite together to join forces with Nigeria, a country that has become their second home to wage war against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since the lethal virus, which is ravaging the world arrived in the country’s shores on February 27, 2020, governments at various levels have been mobilising resources to fight the scourge. These governments are not waging th...
Singer, Paul Okoye Throws Jabs At Social Media Advisers
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Singer, Paul Okoye Throws Jabs At Social Media Advisers

Nigerian singer, King Rudy advises a troll (keypad advisers) who come to his page to advise him on how to spend his money. According to him, he imagined himself on his phone telling African richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote on what to do with his money and how to spend it. He said “Sometimes, I imagine myself on my keypad advising Dangote on what to do with his money and how he should spend it. Shey if I was that good as an Adviser… Why didn’t I advise myself… If you know you know… Shoutout to all keypad advisers.”   View this post on Instagram   Paul Psquare throws jabs at social media advisers A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on Apr 25, 2020 at 12:15am PDT
“African Soil Can Feed The Whole Of Europe, America, Asia But Their Problem Is Just One ” Their Leaders – Vladimir Putin
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“African Soil Can Feed The Whole Of Europe, America, Asia But Their Problem Is Just One ” Their Leaders – Vladimir Putin

Russia President, Vladimir Putin has stated that Africa will never be independent because they believe in Europeans, Americans and Chinese more than themselves. Putin show his concerns on Africa how they didn’t believe in themselves. According to him, “Africa will never be independent, Africans believe in Europeans, Americans, and Chinese more than themselves. “They don’t trust themselves at all, African technocrats/Engineers aren’t given the platform to practice what they studied instead they hire Chinese to construct roads for themselves. “A white man will commit a crime in Africa but no action will be taken because the African authorities view us as Demigods, far from the truth. “A black man can be abducted in Europe get harassed and even be killed but no African a...
Nigerian Model, Felicia Boco Emerges Most Beautiful African Model 2020 (Photos)
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Nigerian Model, Felicia Boco Emerges Most Beautiful African Model 2020 (Photos)

The Most Beautiful African Model (MBAM) is an International Beauty pageant aimed at promoting the African culture through online display of beauty and elegance at it's peak. The 2020 edition saw 17 delegates from different African countries who contested for the crown and a prize of $5000. The three weeks online voting procedure saw Miss Busiswe Mkhize who represented her country South Africa as the first runner up with a total of 1004 votes, while Miss Felicia Boco who represented her country Nigeria, had a total of 1,165 votes which made her emerge the winner of the just concluded MBAM contest. The coronation of Queen Felicia Boco took place at Casalinda hotel Abuja, Nigeria. The Queen is expected to carry out her pet project and other humanitarian services that will make her rei...
4 African Talented Players Who Could Seek Transfer This Season
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4 African Talented Players Who Could Seek Transfer This Season

There are times when youngsters dream of playing in faraway Europe or alongside their childhood or youth heroes. In a proof to show their worth, they are usually enticed by deals and transfers that could make or mar their development. These transfers are in loans, swaps or tournament-clauses. African players fall in this category as they come from a continent where they are under-appreciated and they see overseas as their best destination for their development and livelihood. Victor Osimhen The 21-year-old Nigerian forward is enjoying a breakout season at Lille after being signed as the replacement for Nicolas Pepe who left for English Premier League side Arsenal. He adapted quickly to life in Ligue 1. Osimhen has netted 12 goals in 23 league outings so far and he is joint-fifth t...
Cameroonian Student Survives Coronavirus Because Of His Blood Composition
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Cameroonian Student Survives Coronavirus Because Of His Blood Composition

The Chinese government and the African community in China have hailed the first African to survive the deadly coronavirus in China. Doctors seeking for a cure to treat the dreadful virus were amazed to see Senou still alive and fit even after contracting the virus which has claimed 1,112 lives since it broke out in Wuhan couple of weeks ago. The Chinese doctors confirmed that he stayed alive because of his blood genetic composition which is mainly found in the genetic composition of subsaharan Africans. Senou has left the hospital, cured and in good shape
A Twitter User Tweeted “No Help Given by African Parents to their Kids is Genuine or Completely Selfless”
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A Twitter User Tweeted “No Help Given by African Parents to their Kids is Genuine or Completely Selfless”

A Twitter user took to the platform to deliberate on the help given by African parents to their children and according to him, it is not genuine or completely selfless. @maxvayshia alleged that the help given by African parents is laden with all sorts of unspoken expectations. He averred that the popular line of "to sit back and reap the fruits of their labour", is a cliche forged and polished in the most ruthless selfishness and lack of consideration while cloaked in the most exquisite garments of "family togetherness". Read the tweets below;  
Nigerian Cooking Makes House Smell: London Landlord Denies Gambian Accommodation
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Nigerian Cooking Makes House Smell: London Landlord Denies Gambian Accommodation

RACE ROW Landlord accused of ‘shocking racism’ after she refuses to rent room to Gambian man as Africans ‘make the house smell’ A LANDLORD has been accused of race discrimination after banning African tenants from renting her property – because “they make the house smell”. Ebrima Mboob, originally from Gambia, West Africa, arranged over Facebook to view a double room to rent in central London from landlord Elina Vimbsone. Mr Mboob claims that once Ms Vimbsone realised where he was from, she back-peddled by declaring: “It’s only for European people”. The 24-year-old – studying performing arts at the University of the Arts London – said he “could not believe it” when his viewing was abruptly cancelled because of his ethnicity. He said: “I was completely shocked at the landlo...
The Rift Between African-Americans And Recent African Immigrants To The US
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The Rift Between African-Americans And Recent African Immigrants To The US

There is a huge chasm between African-Americans and African immigrants in the United States. That chasm has widened over the years. It has caused deep animosity between many African-Americans and their African immigrant cousins. The chasm has prevented African-Americans from participating in the current economic boom in Africa and it has shut many African immigrants out of opportunities for economic advancement here in the United States. The problem stems from deep misconceptions, sometimes fueled by the U.S. media. Astonishingly, many African-Americans believe that Africans are backward and primitive. Some make crude jokes about Africans or do not acknowledge the great contribution Africa has made to the world. For their part, many African immigrants buy into the erroneous no...
Daddy Showkey Discloses what made him Decide Never to cut his hair Again
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Daddy Showkey Discloses what made him Decide Never to cut his hair Again

Daddy Showkey has revealed what led to his decision never to cut his hair again. The Nigerian singer, who wears his hair in long locs, revealed that he made the decision to never cut his hair after he met a woman popularly known as Sister P. Sharing a throwback photo of himself and Sister P, the veteran Nigerian singer said she made him realize who he is as an African, and made him proud of who he is as a Nigerian. This led to his decision never to cut his hair again. He added that he has been looking for the woman for years until he came across a video of her online. Sharing the video, he wrote: "She is Sister P, the person that change my life and my way of thinking I met sister P, in rototom sunsplash in Italy in year 2000 , she made me to realize who I am an African and ...
22-Year-Old Nigerian, David Adeyemi Becomes First African World Student Organisation Appointee
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22-Year-Old Nigerian, David Adeyemi Becomes First African World Student Organisation Appointee

A Nigerian innovator, David Adeyemi, has became the first Nigerian and African appointee of The World Student Organisation. David, 22, was appointed as the Nigeria Country Director for World Student Organization, after beating over 11,000 other African innovators. He had record breaking scores in all the assessments he was put through during the interview period. “His versatility swept us off the floor during our interview session and the entire World Student Organization community is looking forward to his exploit and contributions,” Dimas Satrio Pradhana, World Student Organisation Founder, said in a statement sent to The Guardian Nigeria. “We have been watching his sustainability, community development, security and environmental projects and innovations for about 3 year...
Nigerian student Taoheed Bayo designs sneaker for Nike
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Nigerian student Taoheed Bayo designs sneaker for Nike

Taoheed Bayo, a Nigerian student at the University of Minnesota is making waves after designing a sneaker for Nike, that mirrors his Nigerian and African heritage. Bayo’s roommate had messaged him about a Nike design challenge that he thought Bayo could not pass up. Nike had put the word out it was seeking designers to deliver a unique riff on the company’s classic sneaker. Weeks later, the Nigeria native and model was among the three dozen across the country chosen to compete in the Nike BY You X Cultivator contest. Each had two weeks to create their own Nike shoe and develop a unique backstory that could appeal to consumers. Once that was done, they had to market and sell their custom sneakers. Bayo, 21, reached back to his Nigerian roots and youth for inspiration, creating...
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Kouyate Gives Reason Why Messi Won 2019 Ballon D’or Ahead Of Mane

Senegal midfielder, Cheikhou Kouyate, has said his team-mate Sadio Mane was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or, because he is African. Mane finished in fourth at the event on Monday, behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine 2019, scoring 54 goals for club and country last term, as he helped Liverpool to the Champions League. Mane also led Senegal to second place at AFCON and Kouyate insists his teammate would have landed the award had he not been African. “For me this Ballon D’or is for Sadio Mane, there is no doubt about that. “Listen, if Sadio was a Brazilian or a European there would not have been no debate. “It would have been him for the award straight away and it’s not because I play with him at international level...
Nigeria’s Mo Abudu Becomes The First African To Chair International Emmys Gala
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Nigeria’s Mo Abudu Becomes The First African To Chair International Emmys Gala

Media mogul, Mo Abudu has become the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala, Vanguard reports. Abudu performed the role at the recently concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City. In June, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had appointed the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Media to chair the gala. This followed her appointment as the first African director of the Academy, signalling a change in the opportunities opening up for television content producers on the continent. Sharing the moment on her Instagram page on Wednesday. Abudu wrote @moabudu, “Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers. “Now we have our foot in the d...

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