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The Captain of Sierra Leone's National Soccer Team is Paying Heavily for Missing a Penalty

Umaru Bangura's house has been badly damaged by fans.

On Sunday, Sierra Leone faced off against Liberia in the second leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The match took place in front of a vibrant crowd in Sierre Leone's capital city, Freetown. After Kei Kamara scored the first goal of the match and put the team in the lead, hopes were high that Sierra Leone would win on home soil. However, the game came down to penalties and when the captain of Sierra Leone's national team and FC Zürich midfielder, Umaru Bangura, went in for the winning shot, Liberia's goalkeeper, Ashley Williams, made an impressive save and the talented 18-year-old ultimately took Liberia through to the group phase of the qualifiers.

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Caster Semenya is Taking up Professional Soccer

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has joined the Gauteng-based JVW Football Club.

South African athlete and two-time 800m Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya, is beginning a new chapter in her life. After her woes with the IAAF and both the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) and Swiss Federal Court having ultimately ruled that she cannot compete in the 800m without using testosterone-regulating medication, it seems Semenya is setting out on a new course altogether. The South African reports that Semenya has joined the Gauteng-based JVW Football Club. The club is owned by Janine van Wyk, the captain of South Africa's national women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana.

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This Nike Short Highlights the Power of Women Soccer Players In Nigeria

"A Game for All," directed by Amarachi Nwosu, reminds us of how much women have contributed to the game of soccer.

A Game for All is a new Nike short that recognizes the contributions that women have made to soccer in Nigeria.

Directed by Nigerian-American filmmaker Amarachi Nwosuone of OkayAfrica's 100 Women honorees—and shot in Lagos, the short clip follows several young female players as they practice, build community, and prove that the sport is as much there's as it is anyone else's.

"They could talk to you about their struggles, but they'd rather show you how they overcame," says Nwosu, who appears in the film as a radio host and narrator.

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Nigeria's Super Falcons Were Forced To Threaten a Sit-In Protest Over Unpaid Bonuses After Women's World Cup

After negotiations, the Nigerian Football Federation have agreed to run the players their money.

Nigeria's own Super Falcons had a great run during the Women's World Cup. But instead of the players heading back home or to their respective professional clubs after losing to Germany 3-0, they were forced to strong-arm the Nigerian Football Federation to pay what they're owed.

According to ESPN's initial report over the weekend, the Super Falcons threatened to stage a sit-in protest at their hotel in France until all of their unpaid bonuses dating back to two years ago were paid, along with their World Cup allowances and bonuses.

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