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Les Lionnes have qualified for their second African Women Championship final and will challenge Edwin Okon’s ladies for the trophy on Saturday.

Thursday marked the 15th year to the day when Kanu Nwankwo’s exquisite touch brought a bit of magic to the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. It was the day the Nigerian Olympic gold medalist rescued Arsenal from the brink of defeat to a 3-2 victory. 

A Jos High Court on has nullified  the September 30 elections of Nigeria Football Federation held in Warri that brought in Amaju Pinnick and new executives into the football federation.

Nigeria’s senior national team has dropped five places to 42nd in the latest Fifa world ranking released on Thursday.

The Port Harcourt-based outfit got their biggest win of the season as they hammered visiting Nembe in a Nigeria topflight game played on Wednesday afternoon

The Kwara State capital, will next Wednesday host the cream of athletes from Niger, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, and Nassarawa states in the inaugural edition of North Central Athletics Championships.

UEFA president, Michel Platini, has hit back in a row with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after it was alleged he called for the postponement of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to the Ebola outbreak.

Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at suggestions that he is partly to blame for Manchester United’s decline, insisting it is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an “antiquated” club and distancing himself from the common belief that he was solely responsible for the appointment of David Moyes.

The Ochendo Warriors must snatch the maximum points to brighten quest for continental places when they face their visitors the Naze Millionaires in an Oriental derby at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

The Seasiders will ultimately be anxious to restore their title bid with outright victory at the Warri Township Stadium Wednesday when the host the Ajilete Boys, who won the first leg 2-1 in Ibadan.

Former Premier League referee, Graham Poll, has suggested that Stoke City’s Victor Moses should be given a retrospective ban for simulation against Swansea City.

The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to send the best of Nigerian referees to the United Kingdom for a special refresher course beginning in the first week of December.

Late strike from Daley Blind spared Manchester United’s blushes and rescued them a point against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

By Yakubu Salisu
 
BAYELSA UNITED 3-0 FC TARABA
 
The Restoration Boys were back to winning ways at home to the Jalingo Boys courtesy of the individual brilliance of Ebitimi Agogo and Bernard Okorowanta who shared the three goals the Yenagoa side had against hapless FC Taraba. Agogo raced Seriake Dickson’s boys into the lead before Okorowanta turned the heat on with the last two goals.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the 2014 Glo-CAF Awards will take place on in Lagos on January 8, 2015

The newly appointed Super Eagles Head Coach, Shaibu Amodu, said on Sunday that there was no cause for alarm in Nigeria’s chase for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ticket.
 

Chelsea stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Sergio Aguero nets four times for Manchester City and Southampton go goal crazy against Sunderland.

Enyimba and Dolphins will finally have a go at each other after the NFF confirmed the dates for the delayed finale of the oldest football competition in the country.

Reliable sources from Addis Ababa confirmed that the Ethopian Football Federation (EFF) have shortlisted Stephen Keshi and two other coaches for subsequent interviews to replace underfire Mariano Barreto.