Football

FIFA approves maternity leave for Falcons, others

FIFA, yesterday approved the introduction of maternity leave for women football players across the globe.   The cheering news is part of the landmark reforms backed by the FIFIA Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC), to strengthen the protection of female players, as well as football coaches.   According to the world football ruling body, the new …

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Ejaria awaits FIFA’s clearance to play for Super Eagles

Former England youth international, Ovie Ejaria is waiting for FIFA’s clearance, in order to play for Nigeria at senior level.   The 22-year-old Reading midfielder, who spent six years at Liverpool but only made eight senior appearances for the Premier League champions, helped England win the 2017 Under-20 World Cup.   The Nigeria Football Federation …

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Two months after surgery: Ndidi resumes training

Nigeria international, Wilfred Ndidi is seemingly on the road to full recovery after spending two months on the sidelines, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.   The official website of Leicester City posted training pictures showing the holding midfielder training with his teammates on Wednesday as they stepped up their preparations for the visit to Anfield, where they face …

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Football stars’ wives clash in “WAGatha Christie” court case in London

A courtroom battle between the wives of former England football stars Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy kicked off in London on Thursday.   The battle is an escalation in a tale of betrayal and amateur detective work which has titillated the British public.   Rebekah Vardy is suing her former friend Coleen Rooney for libel. …

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: African referees, assistant referees to feature

Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.   The candidates will join the “Road to AUS/NZL” project, …

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AFCON Qualifiers: Tunisia, Mali confirm tickets for Cameroon 2021

Tunisia and Mali have joined 2019 finalists Senegal, holders Algeria as well as hosts Cameroon as the qualified teams for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).   This was after both picked favourable results in matchday four games.   Tunisia progressed in spite of a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, while …

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