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Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported. Kanu, 41, who captained the Nigerian national team and played for Arsenal and Inter Milan, was robbed as he transferred to a flight to

I’m not lesbian or bisexual, I am just who I am, says former Falcons star, Cynthia Uwak

Cynthia Uwak, the former Super Falcons and Åland United FC of Finland striker, has responded to stories and rumours that she is either lesbian or bi-sexual. Uwak, one of the most decorated African female players, told TheCable that she does not care about people’s impression of her. Uwak, 29, excelled in African football, played at

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Mali, Senegal power through to semi-finals

Mali and Senegal, the two remaining African teams at the ongoing 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, early on Sunday caused major upsets at the competition, qualifying for the semi-finals with wins over stronger opponents. Mali defeated European soccer power house, Germany 4-3 on penalties after they tied 1-1 in regulation time in

Super Falcons hold Sweden to 3-3 thrilling draw

The Super Falcons produced a stirring comeback on Monday night to draw 3-3 with Sweden in their opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Sweden were two goals up within the first 31 minutes, profiting from a 20th minute Desire Oparanozie own goal and  a tap-in from Nilla Fischer after a corner was

Jonathan hails falconets performance at world cup

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, Jonathan applauded the Falconets’ scintillating display which earned them a 6-2 victory in