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Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team
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Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team

Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australia team-mates have broken their silence by releasing a strong statement after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying within Australia's international women's football team. Lisa De Vanna, one of the country's most decorated footballers who has 150 caps for her nation, revealed bombshell details inside the 'toxic culture' of the Australia women's national soccer team last week, claiming she'd been sexually harrassed and humiliated by other players. 'Have I been sexually harassed? Yes. Have I been bullied? Yes. Ostracised? Yes. Have I seen things that have made me uncomfortable? Yes,' De Vanna told News Corp. The current playing group responded on Monday afternoon, with each senior member issuing a comment on De Vanna...
Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas
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Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas

Members of Afghanistan's national junior girls' football team have fled across the border into Pakistan, officials said Wednesday September 15. This comes a month after the Taliban swept back into power, with members of the Afghan Girls National Youth Football Team reportedly sent into hiding as they feared for their safety. The girls who played for the under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams reportedly crossed the northern land border dressed in burqas, a campaigner said, before they later changed into headscarves. Campaigners told the Independent, the female athletes were at 'immediate risk' due to their association with women's football as reports surfaced of the Taliban searching hotels in an effort to track them down. Afghanistan's new rulers have indicated that wome...
Plane carrying the German National Football team Declares Mid-air Emergency at 29,000 Feet Over Scotland
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Plane carrying the German National Football team Declares Mid-air Emergency at 29,000 Feet Over Scotland

A plane carrying the German football team declared a midair emergency over Scotland this morning and was forced to land at Edinburgh airport. The team were heading back to Frankfurt following their 4-0 win over Iceland in Reykjavik on Wednesday night September 8. According to reports, the aircraft got into difficulty at 29,000ft about three miles west of Arbroath on the east coast and turned sharply west. It took 20 minutes to then land in the Scottish capital. However, the official twitter account for the national team confirmed that “as a precaution there has been a safe stopover in Edinburgh.” They have since added that “we are fine. Safety check on the machine is now running”. It is unclear what the issue was with Kla...
Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe
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Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe

21-year old Nigerian footballer, Okafor Kelechi has died just as he was selected to travel to Europe to play football, according to Vanguard. When Kelechi was selected alongside two of his football team members to travel to Azerbaijan, in  Eastern Europe where he was to be signed on to kick-start his career professionally he felt fate had finally smiled on him. The Anambra-state born started  with Lion heart Football Club domiciled in Ayobo community for three years, where he trained and honed his skills as a right full back,  and sometimes played as a central midfielder. Elated at the news which he described as prayer answered ,  kelechi started shopping for personal effects and other valuables   he would travel with, while his club processed all necessary travel documents. ...
Afghanistan WWomen’s national football team are Successfully Evacuated from Kabul
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Afghanistan WWomen’s national football team are Successfully Evacuated from Kabul

Afghanistan women's national football team have been successfully evacuated from Kabul after it was reported that the women were at risk of becoming sex slaves to the Taliban and being tortured to death. The footballers were among a group of more than 75 people evacuated on a flight from Kabul on Tuesday, August 24. Global football players' union FIFPRO thanked the Australian government for making the evacuation of players, team officials, and family members possible, with work continuing to help more leave Afghanistan. 'These young women, both as athletes and activists, have been in a position of danger and on behalf of their peers around the world we thank the international community for coming to their aid,' the union said in a statement. During Taliban rule from 1996 to...
We’ll unmask you – Pinnick reacts as Nigerian man harasses Super Falcons in Austria
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We’ll unmask you – Pinnick reacts as Nigerian man harasses Super Falcons in Austria

  Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, has vowed to unmask the unidentified Nigerian man who harassed the Nigerian Women football team, Super Falcons, in Vienna, Austria, while on a train to their way to training on Tuesday. The man had accused the Super Falcons of failing Nigerian Youths by representing ‘a terrorist government’. In a viral video, he accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of kidnapping Nigerian youths and killing them. Reacting to the development, Pinnick said the Falcons did not deserve to be subjected to such harassment. “We’re infuriated because these are young ladies [Super Falcons] who are our ambassadors and are there in Austria preparing for major international competitions. “That was a dastardly act by ...
Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners
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Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has conferred ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ honours on coach Roberto Mancini and his Euro 2020 winning football team. The honours were “a sign of recognition of the sporting values and national spirit that animated the Italian victory at the European championship,” a statement from the Italian residential palace said on Friday. Mancini and Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina were conferred with the honour of ‘Grand Officer of the Republic’ with team manager Gabriele Oriali and head of delegation Gianluca Vialli receiving ‘Commander of the Republic’ awards. Captain Giorgio Chiellini was named an ‘Officer’ and along with all the team were given the honour of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knights). Italy beat England last weekend on penalties in...
Super Falcons to Camp in Austria without star player and captain Asisat Oshoala
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Super Falcons to Camp in Austria without star player and captain Asisat Oshoala

Nigeria’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons, will camp in Austria without their star player and captain, Asisat Oshoala. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released a 26-woman list for camping in Austria ahead of a tournament in Lagos, Nigeria and the Barcelona star Oshoala was exempted from the list. Ghana’s Black Queens, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses, Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Morocco and Mali will compete against Nigeria in the tournament. The camp in Austria is the third gathering that the NFF has arranged for the Super Falcons this year, following an interesting three-wins-out-three account at the Turkish Women’s Cup in Antalya in February and the Summer Series in the USA last month. The 26-year-old Oshoala won a historic treble with ...
Super Eagles Rise Four Places in FIFA’s April ranking
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Super Eagles Rise Four Places in FIFA’s April ranking

Nigeria is now the 32nd best men’s football team in the world. This is according to the latest FIFA rankings published on Wednesday. The three-time African champions have climbed four places having garnered 1487 points. The Super Eagles are the third-best on the continent only behind Algeria and Morocco. This follows a month in which they beat Benin Republic 1-0 and demolished Lesotho 3-0 in their final 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Despite dropping two places, Senegal is ranked first in Africa and 22nd in the world with 1542 points. Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles remained 26th globally and second in Africa after accruing 1512 points. Guinea Bissau is the biggest mover in April – moving a massive eleven places to the 108th position in the world.
Kidnapped Adamawa FC Driver Finally Freed
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Kidnapped Adamawa FC Driver Finally Freed

The driver of Adamawa United Football Club who was kidnapped last weekend has finally been released. Kabiru Mohammed was released around 11.30pm on Wednesday, February, 24, according to The Nation Mr. Kabiru was reportedly kidnapped along Benin-Ore-Lagos road when the team bus was attacked by gunmen on Saturday, February 20, at round 6.30am, along the Benin-Ore-Lagos highway. The gunmen were said to have taken money and phones from players and officials of the team before abducting the driver. The football team had been on their way for a football clash with MFM Football Club, Lagos, on a week 11 NPFL fixture. After the driver was kidnapped, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N50 million. Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji ...
Playboy model Daniella Chavez once linked with Cristiano Ronaldo buys football team
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Playboy model Daniella Chavez once linked with Cristiano Ronaldo buys football team

A Playboy model once linked to Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly bought into a third division Chilean football club. Influencer Daniella Chavez has invested in Rancagua Sur Sports Club and hopes she can lift them into the top flight. Chilean Chavez claimed in 2015 she had slept with Ronaldo while he was in a relationship with Irina Shayk. She said: "Cristiano was very shy at first, but when he built up his confidence was quite a man, though still a bit fearful. He loved me, but the idea was not to show it. “I just wanted to fulfil a dream and have sex with him. "I love his body. He liked my face, my breasts and the fact that he had never slept with a Playmate." The 34-year-old comes from the Chilean city of Rancagua and boasts a whopping 13 million Instagram followers. But she to...
Burna Boy Seemingly Shades Davido over Greatest Singer Post’
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Burna Boy Seemingly Shades Davido over Greatest Singer Post’

Burna Boy made a suggestive post on social media, as he seemingly threw a shade at Davido over his ‘greatest singer of all time’ post. Taking to Twitter earlier this afternoon, Davido wrote that he and Wizkid are the greatest Nigerian singers of all time. He wrote; “The 2 greatest of all time ! No Billed cap” In reaction to his post, many fans were quick to point out that Davido omitted Burna Boy – who had earlier referred to himself as the best. Not quite long after Davido made his post, Burna Boy took to Instagram to make a post of his, that suggested he was throwing a shade. Burna wrote on his Insta stories; ‘you cannot play football, everybody knows you cannot play football and you are an embarrassment to the team But your daddy bought the football team. “ T...
How Can Men Stick To One Football Team For Life But Struggle To Stay With One Woman? – Lady Asks On Social Media
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How Can Men Stick To One Football Team For Life But Struggle To Stay With One Woman? – Lady Asks On Social Media

A Nigerian lady is wondering on social media how it is that men can stick with one football team for their entire life but cannot stick with one woman for life. The lady took to Twiter to ask this huge question which most men are not quite sure how to answer. “Men will actually stick to one football club for life but can’t stick to one woman. Why this?” she wondered. Her question has generated debate with some men attempting to answer whilst others ask the same of women. “Lol. Will women stick to one man for life?” one person wondered. Another simply disagreed with her: “Men are loyal”. In your opinion, who is more loyal between men and women?
Real Madrid Team In Quarantine Because Of Coronavirus
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Real Madrid Team In Quarantine Because Of Coronavirus

Real Madrid squad are going into quarantine because of coronavirus. A Real Madrid basketball player was proving to have the virus. The basketball team and football team shares the same facilities. Furthermore, The Spanish club has closed the facilities of its sports city.
“If the people want me to buy the Newcastle team let me know.” – Floyd Mayweather
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“If the people want me to buy the Newcastle team let me know.” – Floyd Mayweather

Former pound for pound boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has teased he would be interested in buying Newcastle United. Mayweather, who retired from boxing undefeated having won world titles in five different weight classes, was in the region over the weekend as part of his 'an evening with' tour at the 02 City Hall. The 43-year-old, who was nicknamed 'Money' because of the lucrative paydays he attracted during his career, is a multi-millionaire and often flaunts his wealth on social media. He was a genius in the ring, though, and beat high profile names like Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez during his 20-year professional career. While talking about his boxing career with fans at the show, event host Steve Wraith briefly turned attention towar...
 Super Bowl 2020: Kansas City Chiefs Beat San Francisco 49ers to Claim their first Title in 50-years
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 Super Bowl 2020: Kansas City Chiefs Beat San Francisco 49ers to Claim their first Title in 50-years

American football team, Kansas City Chiefs have been crowned Super Bowl champions for 2020. The Kansas City produced an epic comeback as they overcame a 10-point deficit to stun the San Francisco 49ers 31-20, ending their 50-years wait to claim the title at Sat Super Bowl LIV which held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday. “We never lost faith,” Mahomes said after the game. “That’s the biggest thing. Everybody on this team, no one had their head down. And we believed in each other. And that’s what we preached all year long and we had this guy [head coach Andy Reid] right here to get us there.” After being trailed 20-10 at the end of the third quarter, the Chiefs came back in the fourth quarter to beat the 49ers 31-20. Mahomes, who was named MVP, finished the game co...
Real Madrid Players Pick Up Their New Club Cars
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Real Madrid Players Pick Up Their New Club Cars

The football team received the official Audi cars in an event that took place at the main entrance of the first team’s residence in Madrid City. The players and Zidane posed individually with their new vehicles before the values on which the successful relationship between Audi and Real Madrid has been based since July 2003 are still in force 16 years later.                    
Banned South African Female Athlete Semenya, Joins A Football Team
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Banned South African Female Athlete Semenya, Joins A Football Team

Two-time Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya has joined a South African women's football team. The 28-year-old is unable to compete without taking testosterone-reducing drugs following a rule change by the IAAF, athletics' governing body. It means she cannot defend her 800m World Championship title in Doha this month - though she is fighting the rule change through the courts. She is now training with Gauteng-based women's football club JVW. The three-time world champion, who announced in July that she would not be defending her 800m world title, cannot start playing for JVW until the 2020 season, having joined outside the South African transfer window. "I am looking forward to this new journey, I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team," Semenya ...
iSON to Groom Next Set of Nigerian Female Football Stars
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iSON to Groom Next Set of Nigerian Female Football Stars

iSON BPO, Africa’s leading customer experience provider with presence in 14 countries in Africa, has inaugurated the first iSON female football team in Nigeria – Abeokuta centre. . The initiative serves as a discovery platform in which talents are groomed. It is also designed to groom the future Nigerian Female Football Stars. The inaugural match which was played in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was organized by the company’s inbound and outbound teams. The club was setup strictly for employees and has helped in improving employee engagement which also helps in improving job satisfaction amongst staff members, and portrays iSON as an advocate in women empowerment. iSON BPO’s Group CEO, Pravin Kumar, in expressing his delight said “We are very proud to launch the first iSON female footba...
Home-based Eagles Draw Bye in Opening Round
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Home-based Eagles Draw Bye in Opening Round

The home-based national football team of Nigeria will face the winners of Benin and Togo as the team draws bye in the opening round of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) which final matches will be held in Ethiopia. The draw for the qualifiers held Wednesday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the sidelines of the Organising Committee of the competition. Forty-seven teams are engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues. The draw was the highlight of the meeting of the 25-member committee, which saw the format and procedure approved. The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis ...
Usain Bolt Reveals He Has Signed For A Football Team
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Usain Bolt Reveals He Has Signed For A Football Team

Usain Bolt has announced he has 'signed for a football team' and will disclose who he has joined tomorrow, February 27. The eight-time gold medal Olympian is a well known fan of Manchester United and has previously had a trial with German side Borussia Dortmund in a bid to kickstart his football career. At the age of 31, the sprinter is eyeing a fresh challenge having retired from the athletics track following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. After his disclosure, fans have been quick to speculate as to who will be the team Bolt has chosen to represent with United, Dortmund, Arsenal, Real Madrid and even Accrington Stanley suggested.
Man Admits Bombing Borussia Dortmund Football Team Bus
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Man Admits Bombing Borussia Dortmund Football Team Bus

"I deeply regret my behaviour," the man, identified only as Sergei V under Germany's strict privacy laws, told a court in the city of Dortmund on Monday. The dual German-Russian national has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder and causing an explosion for the April 2017 attack that prosecutors say was part of an elaborate money-making scheme. He faces a possible life sentence. Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured along with a police officer in the blasts, after three home-made pipe bombs left by the road exploded as the bus left the team's Dortmund hotel.
2 High School Football Players Kicked Off Team For Kneeling During Anthem
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2 High School Football Players Kicked Off Team For Kneeling During Anthem

Trying to follow the footsteps of protesting professional football players, 2 high school students were kicked off the football team for protesting during the anthem. Larry McCullough kneeled while the anthem played, while his cousin Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised a fist. Immediately after the anthem ended, the students said, their coach, Ronnie Mitchem, told them to remove their uniforms because they were being kicked off the team, Houston Chronicle reports. “He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated,” Ingram-Lewis said, “told us to take off our uniform and leave it there.” Mitchem, the coach, said the boys left him no other option. He said he had told the students beforehand that while it was alright to protest, they were not allowed to do it in that manner – kneeling d...
Qatar Football Team Faces FIFA Sanction For Emir Shirt
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Qatar Football Team Faces FIFA Sanction For Emir Shirt

Qatar’s national football team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after its players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea wearing t-shirts showing support for the country’s Emir. The show of support for Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani came after several Gulf nations and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed economic sanctions on Doha for allegedly supporting “extremism”. Qatar denies the accusations. The white shirts worn by the players were emblazoned with a profile portrait of the Emir, an image that has become a widely used symbol of defiance by Qataris in response to the diplomatic crisis. The t-shirt was also waved by midfielder Hasan Al-Haydos after he put the Qataris 1-0 ahead from a free-kick in the 25th minute. After scoring, Haydos spri...

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