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Nigeria’s Jighere emerges World Scrabble champion; 1st African winner of English-language championship

32-year-old Wellington Jighere, from Nigeria, beat 129 competitors to win the World English-language Scrabble Players’ Association championship, Sunday, defeating Englishman Lewis MacKay with four straight wins in the best-of-seven final round. The finalists, Jighere and Mackay, are in another room, hopefully outside shouting distance. One of the supervisors in the …

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2018 W/Cup: Oliseh calls up Arsenal’s Iwobi, Man City’s Iheanacho; recalls Obafemi Martins for Swaziland qualifier

Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi have now been officially handed their potential international debuts in the Super Eagles’ roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Swaziland. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had initially announced a list of 23 players, Thursday, without the former under-17 …

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Sepp Blatter: Russia was chosen as 2018 World Cup host before vote; calls England ‘bad losers’

Embattled,  suspended FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has caused more controversies claiming, Wednesday, that the decision to award Russia the hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup was made before actual voting had taken place. The remarkable revelation by the suspended Fifa president means England, who unsuccessfully bid for the tournament …

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Nigeria qualify for 2016 CHAN

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) in Rwanda, following a 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso in the second leg of their qualifying tie at the Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Sunday. A first half penalty miss represented Burkina Faso’s best chance to open …

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