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Osimhen out of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers due to injury

Osimhen out of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers due to injury

NAPOLI striker Victor Osimhen will miss Nigeria's two upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers due to injury, the Nigeria Football Federation said. The federation gave no details about the injury but said the 25-year-old would be out for four weeks. Osimhen will miss the clashes against South Africa in Uyo on June 7 and Benin in neutral Ivory Coast three days later. His absence will make it difficult for recently appointed head coach Finidi George to get the side's qualification campaign back on track after surprise 1-1 draws with tiny Lesotho at home and Zimbabwe in neutral Rwanda.
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Tourist couple injured in militant shooting in India’s Kashmir amid elections

Tourist couple injured in militant shooting in India’s Kashmir amid elections

A tourist couple was injured in India's Kashmir after militants fired on them, police said, ahead of voting scheduled in the volatile region for India's ongoing election. The couple from the Indian city of Jaipur was evacuated to the hospital and the area where the attack took place was cordoned off, Kashmir police said on social media. The condition of the injured tourists is said to be stable, they said. India is in the middle of a marathon election with the remaining two seats in Kashmir going to polls on May 20 and May 25. Voters turned out in large numbers for…
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Ndidi out of Nigeria side for Cup of Nations

Ndidi out of Nigeria side for Cup of Nations

MIDFIELDER Wilfred Ndidi has withdrawn from Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations through injury and has been replaced by Belgian-based Alhassan Yusuf, the country's football federation said. Ndidi, 27, was injured during his club Leicester City’s 2-0 win at Cardiff City on December 29, although details of the injury were not made clear by either his club or Nigeria. Leicester teammate Kelechi Iheanacho is also struggling with injury but was still being assessed at Nigeria’s training camp in Abu Dhabi, the federation added in a statement. Iheanacho, also 27, had missed the last two matches for his club,…
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Fourteen miners dead in Sudan, dozens injured in mine collapse

Fourteen miners dead in Sudan, dozens injured in mine collapse

FOURTEEN miners have died and more than 20 have been injured in a mine collapse in Sudan's Northern state, a senior official in state-owned Sudanese Mineral Resources Company told Reuters. Part of a mountainside collapsed near the al Jabal al Ahmar mine, located 70kms away from Wadi Halfa city, causing the deadly accident on Thursday, Moataz Hajj Nour told Reuters. Witnesses said miners were digging for gold using heavy machinery which had caused the collapse, according to Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on Thursday. Thomson Reuters Foundation
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