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Rigobert Song Recuperating
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Rigobert Song Recuperating

Former Liverpool star Rigobert Song has been pictured for the first time since suffering a stroke nine weeks ago. The Cameroon legend, wearing a Southport under-21 shirt, can be seen looking frail but smiling as he sits alongside a friend on a hospital bed. The 40-year-old fell into a coma for two days back in October after having a cerebral aneurysm at his home in the Odza neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Government is said to have spent about £78,000 on his treatment.
Chinese Super League Club Willing to Pay Alexis Sanchez £20million a Year
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Chinese Super League Club Willing to Pay Alexis Sanchez £20million a Year

Arsenal have been stunned by Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands after the star used an astonishing £400,000-per-week offer from China to try and get the club to smash their wage structure to keep him. Sportsmail can reveal the 27-year-old striker has been inundated with offers from the Chinese Super League, with clubs willing to pay him £260,000 a week after tax. Arsenal are in talks with Sanchez about extending the remaining 18 months of his contract. Arsenal know they cannot get close to the sums being offered, but Sanchez’s representatives are using the Chinese cash to land a more lucrative deal with the Gunners — or elsewhere in Europe. Sanchez currently earns £130,000 a week and can expect a new deal worth about £200,000 per week before tax to make him the club’s best-paid player. ...
Manchester City, Chelsea Charged For Failing To Control Their Players
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Manchester City, Chelsea Charged For Failing To Control Their Players

The English Football Association have charged Manchester City and Chelsea for failing to control their players during Saturday's English Premier League clash at the Etihad on Saturday. The charge was confirmed on the FA's official website on Monday evening. Trouble broke out between both sets of players following a dangerous tackle by Sergio Aguero on Chelsea defender David Luiz. After much pushing and shoving, the referee sent off Aguero and Fernandinho. A statement in the FA's website reads: "Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. "It follows an incident in the 95th minute of the game on Saturday 3 December. "Both clubs have until 6pm on ...
Moses Bags Another Award
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Moses Bags Another Award

Chelsea’s Victor Moses has been named the English Premier League African Player of the Month of November by organisers New African Soccer, AfricanFootball.com reports. The Super Eagles winger edged Kenya’s Victor Wanyama of Tottenham and fellow Nigerian Victor Anichebe of Sunderland to win a second straight award in two consecutive months. Moses has flourished in a new right wing-back role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and has been instrumental in his team being top of the Premier League. New African Soccer in a statement, congratulated the Nigeria winger but also mentioned the competitiveness of the November award, especially in the votes. ‘Victor Wanyama, also a one-time winner of the award, put up a strong showing and this was rightly justified, considering his role in...
Male Fan Kneels Down For Oshoala After They Defeated Cameroon
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Male Fan Kneels Down For Oshoala After They Defeated Cameroon

A football fan took the forward by surprise by going on his knees right after the final of the African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon ‘Er... no chance!’ Arsenal Ladies’ Asisat Oshoala seems to shun a football fan who might be asking ‘Will you marry me?’. Shortly after the trophy presentation after the Super Falcons defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Yaoundé, this fan took to the pitch and knelt beside the tournament’s top scorer in what looked like he was making a proposition. What do we know, though, Oshoala turned away from him as she posed for a shot instead with injured teammate, Onome Ebi. Afterwards, the Arsenal Ladies star who might have survived a moment of embarrassment shared her experience via Instagram. “Not sure about what w...
Dejo Fayemi Is Dead (Pictures)
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Dejo Fayemi Is Dead (Pictures)

Former IICC Shooting Stars and Red Devils (now Super Eagles) striker Dejo Fayemi is dead. He died on Friday morning at his residence situated at Odo-Ona Elewe, Ibadan, at the age of 83 Fayemi first played for the Nigerian national team then known as the Red Devils in 1959 when they defeated Ghana’s Black Stars 3-1 in an Olympic qualifier. He had seven goals to show after his last international cap against Morocco in 1964 where Nigeria lost 2-1. Pa Feyemi inspired the Ibadan Lions to win the then Challenge Cup in 1959 and 1961 after losing in the 1960 final. Pa Feyemi also played professional football during his stay in the United Kingdom for further studies before he retired from active football in the early 1970s. He once worked as a member of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3S...
Victorious Super Falcons Arrive Nigeria
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Victorious Super Falcons Arrive Nigeria

The 2016 Africa Women's Nation Cup Champion, Super Falcons arrived in Lagos on Sunday. The Nigeria women's football team beat host Cameroon by a lone goal in the final to claim their 8th AWCON.
5th Edition Of The Nigerian Sports Award: See Full List Of Winners (Pictures)
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5th Edition Of The Nigerian Sports Award: See Full List Of Winners (Pictures)

The 5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award has come and gone but would be remembered for a long time to come because of the glitz and glamour and the attendance by personalities from all parts of the country. Dignitaries were in no small amount present at the award ceremony. Right from the beginning when nominations opened, it was clear that each categories will be keenly contested though the categories are not as many as previous years owing to the general performance of Nigerian sports in 2016. A major high point of the night is the special recognition award dubbed #FirstSportingHeroes, where people who made Nigeria proud long time ago were recognized for their outstanding performances even till as far back as 1985. Below are the list of winners of the awards in each categorie...
Burial Pictures Of Joseph Izu Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers
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Burial Pictures Of Joseph Izu Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers

IZU'S BURIALS: PARENTS, 3SC, IJAW CONGRESS, NANPF CALL FOR JUSTICE The remains of footballer, Joseph Izu, was laid to rest at his hometown in Okarki village in Rivers State today December 3rd. The grieving parents of the slain Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph, Mr & Mrs George Joseph, have joined others to call on the Federal Government to bring the killers of their son to books.The calls came shortly after the burial rites of the player whose life was cut short by the bullets of armed security personnel in Okarki area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on 16th, October, 2016. It was indeed a free flow of tears, wailings and teeth gnashing when the body arrived at the burial site and a complete shut down of activities on all the streets passed by the long convoy.In his sermon b...
Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Your Victory Very Sweet, Well Deserved, Buhari Tells Victorious Super Falcons
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Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Your Victory Very Sweet, Well Deserved, Buhari Tells Victorious Super Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde. The President described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved”. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari commended the Falcons for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd. President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time”. According to him, this development has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians. He enjoined other Nigerian sports men and wo...
Motor Racing World Reacts to Nico Rosberg’s Retirement From F1
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Motor Racing World Reacts to Nico Rosberg’s Retirement From F1

German racing driver Nico Rosberg “broke the Internet” Friday morning by announcing his decision to retire from F1 just five days after winning the World Championship. Multiple motor racing personalities from across the globe were quick to take to Twitter after the shock decision, and congratulate Rosberg on his career in Formula One.
Ronaldinho & Juan Roman Riquelme ‘To Come Out Of Retirement And Play’ For Tragic Brazilian Club Chapecoense
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Ronaldinho & Juan Roman Riquelme ‘To Come Out Of Retirement And Play’ For Tragic Brazilian Club Chapecoense

Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme would consider coming out of retirement to play for tragic club Chapecoense, according to reports from South America. The Brazilian side have been devastated by the loss of 19 players, as well as a number of backroom staff, in a plane crash in Colombia on Tuesday. Despite the deaths of many of their squad, Chapecoense may still be required to fulfill fixtures in the coming weeks, before they embark on the process of rebuilding the club. Ronaldinho's agent and brother, Roberto Assis, said no talks had yet taken place - as Brazil continued to mourn the tragedy - but he confirmed that the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year will do all he can to help the club. 'It is a very difficult time,' Assis told Globo Esporte. 'Later on, if there is a contact,...
Late Brazilian Footballers Set For Burial
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Late Brazilian Footballers Set For Burial

The pictures shows the coffins containing the remains of Brazilian footballers killed in the devastating Colombia plane crash. The bodies of Chapecoense players killed when the LaMia airline plane smashed into a mountain have been identified and are being embalmed and prepared for transport by military aircraft back to their homeland.
Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager on a 4-Year Deal
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Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager on a 4-Year Deal

Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the new manager of England’s national team. The 46-year-old signed a four-year deal on Wednesday, two months after stepping up from his role as Under-21s manager to replace former boss Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis, BBC writes. He oversaw two wins and two draws during his time as interim manager and has signed a contract reportedly worth £2m per year with a break clause after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there is huge potential,” said Southgate. “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I am also conscious getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully. “I’m determined to give everything I have to give the ...
Usain Bolt Party With Justin Bieber at a London Nightclub
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Usain Bolt Party With Justin Bieber at a London Nightclub

Usain Bolt was joined by a myriad of sports stars for the premiere of his new film 'I Am Bolt' in Leicester Square, London, on Monday night. After Bolt mingled with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith and David Haye at the at the ODEON cinema event, the fun-loving sprint icon met up with music sensation Justin Bieber at the after-party. The nine-time Olympic gold medallist is renowned for his party antics, and hit up 22-year-old Bieber's favourite haunt, 'Tape London' in Mayfair, to celebrate his film release.
3 Nigerian Amazons Taking us to The Winter Olympics For The First Time Ever!
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3 Nigerian Amazons Taking us to The Winter Olympics For The First Time Ever!

When we hear 'Winter', what comes to mind are snow and ice. Nigeria is a tropical country, which means this place is HOT (as most of us living here can testify), so it is therefore a surprise that three brave women want to put the country on the map by being the first representatives at the Winter Olympic Games come 2018...in Bobsled. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, all based in the USA are determined to add Nigeria to that exclusive list of African countries – which include Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. According to Konbini.com, Seun Adigun, who refers to the project as her ‘gift to Nigeria’, said: The success of this bobsled team will positively affect millions of people all over the world and will represent monumental international advancements in social, athletic, ...
Floyd Mayweather Replies Critics Calling Him Illiterate With $100m Cheque
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Floyd Mayweather Replies Critics Calling Him Illiterate With $100m Cheque

Boxing Champion, Floyd Mayweather has responded online critics, who said he cannot read, write or count by flaunting a $100 million cheque, gotten from boxing event, which he said he still has every dime of. He narrated all his big investments, which his mockers do not have. "Gotta love these backseat drivers so worried about another man's legacy instead of trying to write their own. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh. This is just one of my many checks, a cool $100,000,000.00 that I still have every dime of. Y'all still have to work however, I'm happily retired. At the end of the day, it's them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the jokes on you. I've made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn't read, write, or count. Y'all call them watche...
Woodburn Makes History as Liverpool Beat Leeds in EFL Cup
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Woodburn Makes History as Liverpool Beat Leeds in EFL Cup

Ben Woodburn became the youngest ever goalscorer in the club’s history as he netted a first ever senior strike to help Liverpool into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Leeds United at Anfield on Tuesday night. The 17-year-old pounced shortly after coming on a substitute on only his second ever competitive appearance for the Reds first team, turning home Georginio Wijnaldum’s pass from close range. In a difficult contest against a spirited Leeds side, Divock Origi had opened the scoring moments earlier, sliding in to convert a wonderfully-weighted Trent Alexander-Arnold centre at the near post with 14 minutes remaining. And it was Woodburn’s historic effort that ensured Jürgen Klopp’s side reached the last four of the tournament for a third successive s...
Paul Pogba Got a Kiss From Actress Julia Roberts
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Paul Pogba Got a Kiss From Actress Julia Roberts

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, was feeling very cheery as he got a kiss from film star Julia Roberts - who attended Sunday's 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford. Pogba shared the picture on his Instagram page with caption:
Plane Carrying A Brazilian Football Team Crashes
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Plane Carrying A Brazilian Football Team Crashes

A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Details are unclear but some reports say there are survivors. The chartered plane, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team. The team was due to play in the final of the South American club cup against Medellin team Atletico Nacional. The final has now been suspended. Reports say the plane crashed in a mountainous area outside the city shortly before midnight local time (05:00 GMT).
Chinese Club Shanghai SIPG Offer Mikel $212,000 NGN66m Per Week
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Chinese Club Shanghai SIPG Offer Mikel $212,000 NGN66m Per Week

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has been offered $212,000 a week (about N66m official rate) by Chinese Club Shanghai SIPG. The offer according to owngoalnigeria.com was made to the player’s agent after the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria. Mikel has been frozen out by Chelsea coach Antonio Conte despite being in a rich physical form. He has been linked to a move in January to French club Marseille. Mikel is now faced with the choice of taking the huge pay or settle for the former UEFA Champions League champions, where he faces a pay cut.
Mikel Obi Set to Move to China
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Mikel Obi Set to Move to China

Super Eagles’ player, John Mikel Obi might be waving goodbye to Chelsea FC come January 2017 as he has been offered a whopping $212,000-a-week deal by Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG. The offer was made to the midfielder’s agent after Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo, where he scored the second goal. Shanghai SIPG is rated third in terms of wealth and revenue in the Chinese league and the club is currently managed by former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas. Mikel Obi rejected a move to another Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, last season
Wayne Rooney Becomes Man U’s All-Time Scorer in Europe
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Wayne Rooney Becomes Man U’s All-Time Scorer in Europe

Wayne Rooney is out on his own as Manchester United’s record scorer in Europe. That goal No.39 came in a comfortable Europa League win over Feyenoord in front of a relatively modest Old Trafford crowd of 64,628, a dozen years after that memorable Champions League hat-trick against Fenerbahce, matters not one jot. Rooney deserves his place ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy and a pretty impressive list of names that includes Ryan Giggs, Denis Law, Paul Scholes and Sir Bobby Charlton. Only Charlton’s all-time record for United remains to be conquered, and surely Rooney has two more goals in him to do it. His latest personal milestone was reached at the end of an eventful few weeks, even by Rooney’s standards. The 31-year-old is not the force of nature he once was, no-one would suggest other...
Samuel Eto’o Facing 10-Year Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion
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Samuel Eto’o Facing 10-Year Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

Antalyaspor of Turkey striker, Samuel Eto'o faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a huge €14m fine for tax crimes committed while he played in Spain. According to Spanish paper, El Pais, the Cameroon footballer's alleged tax crimes date from 2006 to 2009 when he played for Barcelona, and he managed to defraud the Spanish government of about 3.5 million euros through an illegal, well crafted structure for his image rights. According to the report, 35 year old Eto'o, started two companies, one in Spain called Bulte opened in 2002 and one in Hungary called Tradesport which allowed him to cleverly divert his image rights and avoid paying for tax . He also through the company structure, allegedly avoided paying tax for the huge money (about 1.5 and 3 million euros a season) he received fr...
Thieves Raid Luis Figo’s Madrid Home
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Thieves Raid Luis Figo’s Madrid Home

Portuguese legend, Luis Figo's Madrid mansion was attacked on Wednesday night while the ex footballer wasn't around and the robbers made away with jewellery worth €500,000 according to reports in the Spanish media. According to top Spanish magazine, AS, who reported the story; 'The thieves – who apparently waited until Figo and his wife were out to ransack their home – did away with jewellery items and luxury watches with a value of approximately €500,000.' 'The ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid star reported the incident to a police station in Hortaleza and an investigation is now underway.' 'Figo’s house was also robbed in 2003 when three armed-men broke in and looted a great number of valuables.' Figo made 127 appearances for Portugal, scoring 32 goals and shockingly swapped Barc...
David Beckham And Sons, Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruz Spotted at Arsenal Champions League Game
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David Beckham And Sons, Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruz Spotted at Arsenal Champions League Game

David Beckham brought his sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 11, to the Arsenal v Paris Saint Germain game on Wednesday. And shared delightful pics on Instagram. The Beckham boys were seen chatting animatedly among themselves before the game, which resulted in a 2-2 draw. Despite their superstar dad drawing admiring glances from onlookers, the youngsters appeared perfectly at ease.
Jeffrey Schlupp Brags About Having 3 Other Cars to Choose From After Crashing His £190,000 Lamborghini
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Jeffrey Schlupp Brags About Having 3 Other Cars to Choose From After Crashing His £190,000 Lamborghini

Jeffrey Schlupp, who plays for Leicester City and the Ghana national team as a left back, escaped uninjured after wrecking his £190,000 Lamborghini. Eye witnesses reported that the former Brentford player skidded off the road in a heavy rain on the northbound M1, near Lutterworth on Monday. While being rescued by the traffic crews, the football reportedly star said: ‘Oh well, I’ve got three other cars to choose from.’
Nigerian Player Cycles 64 Miles Balancing Football on His Head to Break Guiness World Record
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Nigerian Player Cycles 64 Miles Balancing Football on His Head to Break Guiness World Record

A local Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu, remarkably broke the Guiness World record of cycling for 64 miles with a football balanced on his head. Wearing the Super Eagles jersey, Chinedu rode his bicycle with a ball on his head from the beach to the National stadium, Surulere, while fans, drivers and passers by, sang and cheered him on as he attempted the bizarre feat. According to Chinedu, he had tried the feat in March this year but failed when he reached 30 miles, but after several rehearsals and training, made up his mind to carry out the feat again. After the feat, he said: “My biggest motivation was that I believe in showcasing my God-given talent. I know I have the skill and I want to show the world what I can do. This one is a record created by me and I am happy that ...
Jurgen Klinsmann Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach
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Jurgen Klinsmann Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach

On Thursday, Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States national men’s soccer team, dined with President Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, a number of Nobel laureates and a couple of astronauts at a gala in Berlin. The sausages were “excellent,” he said. On Friday, Klinsmann returned to his home in California and was bemused by the criticism he was receiving in the news media for two recent losses by his team, which had damaged — but not erased — its chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. On Sunday, Klinsmann aggressively defended his record as coach in an interview, saying that he was “very comfortable” in his position and was not especially concerned about being removed. On Monday, Klinsmann was fired. The announcement, which was made by U.S. Soccer, the f...
Female Ref Claudia Romani Turns Heads as She Almost Bursts Out of Her Top
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Female Ref Claudia Romani Turns Heads as She Almost Bursts Out of Her Top

Claudia Romani, a qualified FIFA referee in Italy's Serie A and Serie B leagues, turned heads as she posed in sexy lingerie during a trip to Miami beach on Monday. The referee who also is a reality TV star and a model in Italy, showed off as much flesh as she shows of yellow cards and her pictures on Instagram has already amassed her over 200,000 followers on the social network.  
Kelechi Iheanacho Celebrates Yaya Toure’s Return
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Kelechi Iheanacho Celebrates Yaya Toure’s Return

Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho celebrated Yaya Toure as he made a huge come back to the team on Saturday, after sitting on the bench for months. The talented goal scorer took to Instagram to announce his excitement over the return of Toure. "He's back yaya yaya #yayatoure great team spirit we fight to the end #mcfc," he said.
Ihezuo Leading Nigeria’s Comeback
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Ihezuo Leading Nigeria’s Comeback

One of the biggest shocks of the first two days of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 was undoubtedly Nigeria’s 6-0 defeat by Japan, as the 2014 finalists suffered their worst-ever loss in this competition in their opening match against the Asian champions. "I don’t know how it could have happened," striker Chinwendu Ihezuo admitted to FIFA.com. "We weren’t able to show what we can do. We just kept conceding goals. If we were to play against Japan again now, it would be a totally different story. We wouldn’t make it so easy for them this time." Nevertheless, the African side must now deal with the burden those six strikes have placed on their goal difference. Things looked similarly ominous when Gabrielle Carle gave Canada the lead 15 minutes into Nigeria’s second ...
World Cup Bombshell For Buhari: Dalung Kicks Against Nigeria’s Participation
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World Cup Bombshell For Buhari: Dalung Kicks Against Nigeria’s Participation

Attention President Muhammadu Buhari: This is what the man you appointed the general overseer of our sports told an international media organisation,Voice of America, Hausa Service: Nigeria does not need to attend the next World Cup holding in Russia. The World Cup is not just a football competition. It also represents a bigger avenue for nations to showcase their football artistry to a global audience, with players getting to secure new and bumper contracts and endorsements, which in turn, impact positively on the country’’s Gross Domestic Product and Foreign Direct Investment. Football is business and the World Cup fetches money for all participants. It is top in entertainment and business. Qualifiers even earn more than $5m from Fifa. Besides the Olympics, the World Cup is by far the...
Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking

The Presidency yesterday lamented the execution of a Nigerian footballer, Chijoke Obioha, in Singapore for drug trafficking. The 35-year-old footballer was said to have gone to the Asian country for trials when he was caught trafficking in hard drugs on April 9, 2007. Consequently, he was sentenced to death about four years ago and remained on the death row until he was executed yesterday. Reacting to Obioha’s execution in a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described it as heartbreaking, given repeated calls for Nigerians to desist from criminal activities like drug peddling. The statement signed by Dabiri-Erewa’s Special Assistant on Media, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja said since Sing...
Nigerian 2-time African Female Footballer Of The Year Cynthia Uwak Survives Ghastly Motor Accident
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Nigerian 2-time African Female Footballer Of The Year Cynthia Uwak Survives Ghastly Motor Accident

Former Super Falcons forward and two time African Women footballer of the year, Cynthia Uwak is counting her blessings after surviving a ghastly motor accident. The Akwa Ibom-born striker who currently plies her trade in Finland took to her Instagram page to share the photo of the ugly accident showing a badly damaged SUV turned upside down and badly snatched in the course of the incident. The post was however silent on the exact spot where the incident took place. The 30 year old Åland United of Finland forward followed the photo with a heart touching submission appreciating God on one hand and expressing pity for those who say that there is no God on the other. “It is only a FOOL that says there is no God! Sometimes all you have to do is offer him Thanksgiving, take a moment sto...
Super Falcons Release New Team Pictures Ahead #AWCON2016
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Super Falcons Release New Team Pictures Ahead #AWCON2016

Nigeria’s women national football team, Super Falcons are ready for the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.The NFF posted new pictures of the players with with Head coach, Florence Omagbemi and other officials. Goodluck to them!
Rita Chikwelu Now Super Falcons Captain
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Rita Chikwelu Now Super Falcons Captain

Barely 48 hours to the commencement of the 10th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Super Falcons of Nigeria now have a new team captain. Rita Chikwelu, the Umea IK Swedish Damallsvenskan player replaced the former captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku of French club, En Avant de Guingamp, who was ruled out due to injury. The 28- year old attacking midfielder made her senior national team debut in 2007 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in China. Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi said: "Ladies, you all know why the captain is not here with us, so we will be needing someone else to fill in for her in this competition. "Alongside my assistants, we have decided to pick Rita Chikwelu to be the captain and Osinachi Ohale as the assistant. And I want you all to co-operate with them...
Jose Mourinho Blames England For Not Protecting Wayne Rooney
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Jose Mourinho Blames England For Not Protecting Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho has accused the Football Association of failing to provide adequate protection for Wayne Rooney on England duty as the Manchester United manager expressed concern that his embattled captain has been left in a “fragile” state by the latest storm engulfing him. Rooney issued a public apology this week after being rebuked by the FA for apparently getting drunk in the team hotel 24 hours after England’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley last Friday. Gareth Southgate had seen Rooney and members of England’s staff drinking at The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire but the caretaker manager – who will be formally interviewed for the job by the FA on Monday – did not intervene because he was under the impression they were heading to bed. Southgate is understood to...
Benzema Fit To Play For Real In Madrid Derby
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Benzema Fit To Play For Real In Madrid Derby

Real Madrid will be able to count on Karim Benzema for the Madrid derby at Atletico on Saturday. Coach Zinedine Zidane picked the France striker for the Spanish league match at Vicente Calderon Stadium, but he didn't reveal if he will start Benzema or place him in the reserves. "He is better, and if he is on the squad then he can play," Zidane said on Friday. Benzema was in doubt because of a lingering hip problem. He has five goals in 13 appearances this season. While forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are also ready to play, Zidane will be without his other pure striker Alvaro Morata, who injured a hamstring while playing for Spain over the international break. Atletico, meanwhile, is hoping star forward Antoine Griezmann will be fit after hurting his left foot whi...
Messi Bans Himself & Teammates From Talking to Media After Allegations That His Teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi Smoked Marijuana
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Messi Bans Himself & Teammates From Talking to Media After Allegations That His Teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi Smoked Marijuana

Argentina Lionel Messi helped Argentina in their world cup qualifier match against Colombia with a 3-0 win on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning but that's not what caught the headlines-the Barcelona star organized a march with his Argentine teammates to the post match press conference and informed the journalists present that he and his teammates will not give any briefings, interviews or communication to the media till further notice. Messi's shocking revelation comes after Argentine press accused Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi of smoking marijuana at the Argentina training ground the day before the Colombia match coupled with numerous reports blasting Messi for not performing for his country the way he performs for his club side. Messi said in a statement: “Hello, good evening, ...
It’s An Insult To Compare Me To Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Rants
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It’s An Insult To Compare Me To Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Rants

Retired multi-millionaire boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who has never lost a fight has launched a rant against UFC multi millionaire champion Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor, became the first fighter in UFC history to be crowned with double championship belts after defeating lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on Saturday prompting Forbes magazine to write that McGregor should be compared with Muhammad Ali and not Mayweather. and now the boxer has reacted sensationally in a new video obtained by TMZ Sports. 'Don't compare Conor McGregor to me, it's disrespect. I'm an elephant, elephants don't beef with ants' 'Elephant is so large, he don't even see ants' "I mean if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? ...
Steven Gerrard Says Goodbye to LA Galaxy
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Steven Gerrard Says Goodbye to LA Galaxy

Former Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard took to social media to thank LA Galaxy management and fans for a wonderful experience as he says goodbye to the club that signed him from Liverpool FC 18 moths ago. "When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup, I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight playoff appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch. As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy. I would like to thank Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity. I w...

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