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Yaya Toure named BBC Africa Soccer Player of the Year

YAYA TOURE
By Admin 17.12.2015

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has become just the third player to capture the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Soccer Player of the Year Award. Soccer fans around the world voted for Toure, who also plays for Manchester City, ahead …

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An honour to be nominated for Premier’s Award – Felicien

Perdita Felicien
By Admin 09.12.2015

For once, winning didn’t matter for retired hurdler, Perdita Felicien. Just to be among the 116 nominees for this year’s Premier’s Awards was quite an achievement for the 10-time Canadian and two-time world 100-metre hurdles champion. Awards were presented in …

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C’da women’s soccer team off to good start in quest for Olympics

By Admin 09.12.2015

Canada made a good start in its bid to advance to next year’s Rio Olympics women’s soccer tournament. They shut out Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 in the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Associations (CONCACAF) Under-20 qualifying series in …

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Guyana women’s soccer team advances to CONCACAF tournament

MARIAM EL-MASRI
By Admin 02.12.2015

Canadian soccer players of Guyanese heritage played a major role in the South American country’s qualification for next year’s Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Associations of Soccer (CONCACAF) Women’s Olympic tournament in Texas. Finishing third in a four-team …

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Brampton native to play for English soccer club

DONEIL HENRY
By Admin 02.12.2015

National defender Doneil Henry will spend the next six weeks on loan with English soccer club Blackburn Rovers. It’s his second spell with the club in the last year. The first stint was cut short last March by a hamstring …

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Kennedy Faulknor among athletes at women’s soccer team camp

Kennedy Faulknor
By Admin 25.11.2015

Teenager Kennedy Faulknor, who helped Canada capture the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Associations of Soccer (CONCACAF) crown last year, is in the national women’s camp in Vancouver. The Bill Crothers Secondary School student was voted to the …

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National men’s team off to good start in World Cup quest

C'da men's soccer coach BENITO FLORO
By Admin 25.11.2015

Canada has made a promising start in its attempt to reach the World Cup soccer finals for the first time since debuting at the quadrennial tournament in 1986. The national team opened the semi-final round two weeks ago with a …

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Marc Rainford inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

MARC RAINFORD
By Admin 18.11.2015

Since graduating from Dalhousie University nearly two decades ago, Greater Toronto Area resident Marc Rainford has made a few visits to Halifax to visit friends and watch the university’s soccer team home games. However, his trip last weekend was different. …

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Young Canadian is MLS Rookie of the Year

CYLE LARIN
By Admin 18.11.2015

A Canadian is Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year for the first time in the league’s 19-year history. Cyle Larin proved that Orlando City Soccer Club made the right decision by selecting him with the first pick in …

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Nigeria U-17 team receives heroes’ welcome after winning title

Nigeria U-17 head coach EMMANUEL AMUNEKE
By Admin 18.11.2015

The Nigeria youth soccer team returned home to a heroes’ welcome last week after capturing the International Soccer Federation (FIFA) Under-17 title in Chile. Thousands were at the Abuja International Airport to greet the team, which shut out Mali 2-0 …

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