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C’da in tough in next stage of World Cup quest

C'da men's soccer coach BENITO FLORO
By Admin 11.11.2015

Canada will be tested as it enters the semi-final stage of the regional Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Associations of Soccer (CONCACAF) 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament. The national side meets Honduras in British Columbia on November 13 …

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Nigeria successfully defends World Cup Under-17 title

Nigeria U-17 head coach EMMANUEL AMUNEKE
By Admin 11.11.2015

Nigeria has retained the World Cup Under-17 soccer crown after shutting out Mali 2-0 in the final in Chile last Sunday. Victor Osimhen netted his record 10th goal of the finals in the 56th minute and Funsha Bamgboye sealed the …

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Anti-apartheid activist seeks to become FIFA president

TOKYO SEXWALE
By Admin 04.11.2015

Anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner-turned businessman, Tokyo Sexwale, is in the running to become the next International Soccer Federation (FIFA) president. The election to replace Sepp Blatter – the organization’s eighth president since June 1998 – takes place on …

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CBL president Butch Carter prepares for inaugural season

Butch Carter
By Admin 04.11.2015

Butch Carter, who coached the Toronto Raptors to their first winning season and playoff appearance in 1999-2000, heads the new Canadian Basketball League (CBL) that will begin play in late December. Governed by International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, the league’s …

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Cameroon soccer team seeking new coach

CSF president TOMBI ROKO SIDIKI
By Admin 04.11.2015

Cameroon is seeking a new soccer coach after Volker Finke was dismissed last week. The country’s soccer federation fired the coach after he lost popularity with the public. “People have rejected him,” said Cameroon Soccer Federation president, Tombi Roko Sidiki. …

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Musa Bility, Tokyo Sexwale to run for FIFA presidency

MUSA BILITY
By Admin 29.10.2015

Two Africans are in the running to replace Sepp Blatter as the International Soccer Federation’s (FIFA) president. Liberian Soccer Association president, Musa Bility, has received the backing of the required five member associations. “I am a very happy man,” he …

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Nigeria coach stunned by Emenike retirement

EMMANUEL EMANIKE
By Admin 29.10.2015

Nigerian soccer player Emmanuel Emenike’s sudden decision to retire has shocked national coach Sunday Oliseh. The 28-year-old striker revealed last week that he would no longer be available to play for the national team. “When I first heard about it, …

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Kadeisha Buchanan, John Herdman nominated for FIFA honours

KADEISHA BUCHANAN
By Admin 29.10.2015

Teenager Kadeisha Buchanan is among the nominees for this year’s International Soccer Federation (FIFA) World Player of the Year Award. Awarded the Best Young Player honour at last summer’s FIFA Women’s tournament in Canada, the 19-year-old dynamic centre back is …

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Toronto doc wins Edmonton Film Festival honour

Trevor Daley and Damon Kwame Mason (right).
By Admin 21.10.2015

Back at home in Scarborough three days after his first feature film premiered at the annual Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), Damon “Kwame” Mason was awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call. It was to inform …

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Canada men’s soccer team fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

SAM PIETTE
By Admin 21.10.2015

It has been three decades since Canada last appeared in the Olympic men’s soccer tournament. The drought will continue for at least another four years after the Americans shut out the national team 2-0 in last week’s Confederation of North, …

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