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Nigerian judokas continued their downward plunge in the International Judo Federation rankings due to their non participation in international tournaments since the start of the year.

Nigeria on Thursday escaped the wrath of FIFA as Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High court sitting in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday withdrew the suit filed against the Nigeria Football Federation by the Chris Giwa-led board.

Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, will on Thursday rule whether he has jurisdiction to entertain the suit filed by the Chris Giwa-led board of the Nigerian Football Federation.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday welcomed the Super Falcons, female football champions, who just won the African Women Championship.

Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo and four-time winner Lionel Messi are among 23 players on FIFA's shortlist for this year's award honouring the world's top player.

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Chairman who was restored to office on Thursday by a Jos court ruling, Chris Giwa, on Monday resumed duties at the association’s secretariat in Abuja.

Giwa, alongside some members of his board who were elected on Aug. 26, arrived at the Glass House secretariat around 3 p.m.

President Issa Hayatou of African soccer’s governing body, CAF on Monday expressed shock and dismay at the shooting to death of Orlando Pirates player, Senzo Robert Meyiwa.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and one of the top prospects of the past several seasons, died today in an auto accident in his native Dominican Republic, Dominican police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed Sunday night in the Vosloorus township near Johannesburg, according to information posted on the South African Police Service's Twitter account.

A stoppage-time strike from Robin Van Persie was all Manchester United needed to salvage a point in a breath-taking encounter with League leaders and title favourites, Chelsea at old trafford.

Stakeholders in the sport industry have been urged to contribute their meaningful quota to the development of football at the grassroots.

The Manchester United striker has suffered a knock in training, with Louis van Gaal stressing the problem is not a recurrence of an earlier knee concern

Having won the CAF African Women's Championship on Saturday, President Goodluck Jonathan said with this victory, the FIFA Women's World Cup is within reach.

Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday to ensure veteran manager, Arsene Wenger, avoided his worst start to a Premier League season.

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