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USA book first World Cup ticket since 2008

The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is currently taking place in Guatemala Four World Cup tickets are at stake The USA became the first team from the region to qualify for Lithuania 2021 The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship is in full swing right now in Guatemala City, Guatemala. All matches in the seventh edition of this competition are being played at the Domo Polideportivo. Currently, the teams are fighting for a spot in the semi-finals, which is tantamount to one of the four coveted World Cup tickets to the FIFA Futsal…

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Two iconic women to help scale Africa’s best startup firms

– Advertisement – Telecel Group’s Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech today announced the creation of an industry advisory board to attract highly-regarded executives with a passion for supporting African startups. The founding members of the board are two accomplished female leaders who bring 55 years of combined experience – Eleanor Azar and Dale Mathias have been appointed as Director and Advisor to the Board respectively. ASIP offers several programs to support earlier stage African startups whose innovative ideas are making a profound difference in their communities, with the aim of helping…

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Alfonso: Olympic gold is like winning a World Cup or Champions League

Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 07 May 2021 © Others Perez won gold with Spain at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 Former striker says taking part was very special and exciting La Roja face tough challenge from Argentina at Tokyo 2020 For legions of sports fans in Spain, the Olympic Games hold some very fond memories, which is hardly surprising in country where swathes of the population are traditionally glued to their TV sets anytime a compatriot takes part. And while this has produced a host of memorable moments down the…

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Nigeria: Several university students kidnapped in fresh attack

– Advertisement – Several university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia. Reports say the students of the Abia State University Uturu were moving in a minivan when they ran into the armed gang. According to the authorities in Umuahia, they were kidnapped alongside other travellers. Their kidnapping coincides with the release of some 29 students seized last month in the north-western state of Kaduna, reportedly after the payment of a ransom. A statement by the Information Commissioner John Kalu said two of the students escaped from…

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Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– Advertisement – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Last year, Germany called a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue after former US President Donald Trump said Washington recognised Moroccan control on the disputed territory. Morocco…

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Update on African qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️

FIFA can confirm that in conjunction with CAF and taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams, it has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ that were due to be played in June 2021. The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022. Sourced from FIFA

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27 kidnapped Nigerian students freed

– – 27 students abducted from a forestry college in the Nigerian state of Kaduna have been freed. They were among 39 students abducted from their dormitories by armed criminal gangs in March. Some of them have already been released by the criminal gangs. The release of the remaining captives follows a protest by their distraught families outside the Nigerian parliament in the capital Abuja demanding more action from the authorities to rescue them. The college students were held for nearly two months by the gunmen and their release will be a…

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Africa’s oldest human burial site uncovered in Kenya

– – A team of researchers on Wednesday announced that they have uncovered Africa’s oldest human burial site in Kenya. The site has a child no older than three laid to rest sideways in an earthen grave 78,000 years ago. The child’s legs were carefully tucked up against its tiny chest, signalling the earliest known human burial on the continent. The scientists say the sunken pit was discovered in a cave complex along the coast of Kenya. Ornaments, offerings or ochre-coloured clay carvings were found in the region’s more recent…

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Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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Mexico dominate final four line-up

Semi-finalists confirmed for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League Winners will advance to the FIFA Club World Cup We bring you posts, stats, quotes and trivia about the teams The 2021 Concacaf Champions League has entered the home stretch and the final four has a familiar feel about it, however, with one exception. Once again, Mexico’s clubs have asserted their dominance in the region but surprise packages Philadelphia Union, making their debut in the continental competition, make up the quartet. 2014 champions Cruz Azul booked their place in the semi-finals with…

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