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  • Poulter 'inspired' by Woods on Ryder Cup return from 'low of lows'

    Poulter 'inspired' by Woods on Ryder Cup return from 'low of lows'



    Ian Poulter calls Tiger Woods’ comeback “inspirational” as the Englishman prepares to return to Europe’s Ryder Cup team from the “low of lows” two years ago.

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  • Jonathan wins Coca-Cola golf tournament

    Jonathan wins Coca-Cola golf tournament



    Jonathan wins Coca-Cola golf tournament

    Johnathan Ukoko has won the third leg of the Coca-Cola golf tournament tagged ‘’Road to Mauritius’’ which held at the Ikoyi Golf club, Lagos over the weekend. The golf tournament was hosted in order to celebrate and honour Coca-Cola’s loyal customers across Nigeria.

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  • ‘We will not accept any threat from FIFA’

    ‘We will not accept any threat from FIFA’



    Sierra Leone’s Sports Minister reacted angrily on Monday to a threat by FIFA to ban or suspend the country for the suspension of the nation’s two top football officials in a corruption probe.

    “We will not accept or tolerate any threat from FIFA,” minister Ibrahim Nyelenkeh told AFP in Freetown.

    The global association, he insisted, had “no right or authority to suspend or ban Sierra Leone.”

    The minister said it was the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (AAC), not the government, which had asked Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen and Secretary General Christopher Kamara to step down pending an investigation into alleged misuse of donor and state funds.

    “We do not interfere into the operations of football administrators as a sports ministry,” he insisted and said the government “did not participate” in a raid on the SLFA.

    The ministry, Nyelenkeh added, has already recognised the new SLFA President Brima Mazola Kamara and secretary general Abdul Rahman Swarray.

    According to Sierra Leone law, any public official under investigation must step aside pending the outcome.

    A FIFA letter seen by AFP insisted that member associations, including the SLFA, “are obliged to manage their affairs independently and without undue influence from any third party.”

    It added: “Failure to meet these obligations may lead to sanctions as provided for in the FIFA status even if the third-party influence was not the fault of the member association concerned.”

    Recent developments, the letter stated, may constitute an undue interference in the affairs of the SLFA and would, therefore, have to be brought to the attention of the Bureau of the FIFA Council for consideration of sanctions including the immediate suspension of the SLFA.”

    (AFP)

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  • John Mitchell: England's new defence coach says commuting from South Africa is no issue

    John Mitchell: England's new defence coach says commuting from South Africa is no issue



    John Mitchell says his decision to remain living in South Africa will not affect his duties as England’s new defence coach.

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  • Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

    Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash



    Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

    Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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  • Spanish players association rejects US game

    Spanish players association rejects US game



    La Liga’s plan to host a game in the US suffered another blow on Monday when the Spanish Football Players’ Association announced they were against the idea.

    The league’s ambition to stage January 26’s Girona verses Barcelona fixture in Miami have been met with resistance from the Spanish soccer federation, which last week refused to back the idea until they received more information.

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    This led to a public war of words between La Liga Chief Javier Tebas and RFEF President Luis Rubiales.

    After receiving a more detailed analysis of the idea, the AFE aligned themselves with the RFEF, highlighting potential breaches of the collective agreement between the AFE and La Liga.

    “Also, the AFE points out that at the moment the necessary authorisations required to play said game in the USA have not been given,” the AFE said in a statement.

    (Reuters/NAN)

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  • Cricket Australia closes investigation into Moeen's 'Osama' complaint

    Cricket Australia closes investigation into Moeen's 'Osama' complaint



    An investigation into a claim that England all-rounder Moeen Ali was called ‘Osama’ by an Australia player in the 2015 Ashes is closed.

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  • ‘We want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s camp

    ‘We want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s camp



    ‘We want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s camp

    NO sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British/Nigerian fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing’s most glamorous division.

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  • I’m ready to dump England for Eagles – Sheyi Ojo

    I’m ready to dump England for Eagles – Sheyi Ojo



    England Under-20 World Cup winner Sheyi Ojo says he will  consider playing for  the Super Eagles – if  Nigeria came calling.

    The 21-year-old, who is on loan at French club Reims from Liverpool, is eligible to play for Nigeria  because his parents are Nigerians.

    Under FIFA  rules he can switch allegiances because he is yet to play for the senior side.

    And, despite 43 England caps from under-16 to under-21 level, Ojo is keen to fly with the Eagles.

    “To be honest, I don’t know much about it (Nigeria interest), but if they call me I’d be honoured to go to Nigeria,”  the winger  told BBC Sport.

    “It’s obviously a massive nation. I’m just really focused on club football at the moment, but I’m excited for the future, both club and country.

    “My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They’ve always been keen on the idea (to represent Nigeria)  but so far I’ve mainly been focusing on club football.

    “It’s starting to get to the time where I have to start thinking about my future. And of course, if Nigeria were to call me now it would be an honour.”

    Nigeria have previously succeeded in snapping up former England youth internationals like Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina.

    Ojo, who joined Liverpool from MK Dons as a youth prospect in 2011, would love to join such an illustrious list.

    “Of course, if I was to get selected I’d definitely think about it, I’d never turn down Nigeria,” said Ojo.

    “I’m from Nigeria originally so it’d be an honour, likewise with England as well. If I keep doing well, opportunities will come by for club and country.

    “It’s not really something I’m thinking about at the moment but you never know what could happen in the future.”

    For the moment, Ojo who has one goal in 13 appearances for Liverpool’s senior side, is focusing on establishing himself with Reims.

    After loan spells with Wigan Athletic, Wolves and, last season, Fulham, where he scored four goals in 24 appearances for the Cottagers, he opted for a challenge outside England to prove himself.

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  • Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose clinches FedEx Cup

    Woods wins for first time in five years as Rose clinches FedEx Cup



    Tiger Woods wins the season-ending Tour Championship to claim his first victory in five years, while Justin Rose secures the FedEx Cup.

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