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Chan 2021: Mashami on Rwanda progress, police condemn ‘reckless’ Kigali celebrations
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Chan 2021: Mashami on Rwanda progress, police condemn ‘reckless’ Kigali celebrations

The Amavubi, who did not lose a group match, advanced to the knockout stages after a 2-1 win over Togo on Tuesday Rwanda head coach Vincent Mashami has explained why they deserved a place in the African Nations Championship quarter-finals. Rwanda did not have adequate time to prepare for the tournament given the challenges that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The tactician ended up selecting a squad dominated by players from AS Kigali and APR who reported late as they had club assignments in the Caf Confederation Cup and in the Champions League. Soccer activities had also been stopped after the coronavirus cases surged just as the 2020/21 season had begun.  
Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS
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Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS

Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, was yesterday, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike Sector.   Kanu said "I have the singular honour and privilege of endorsing and recommending their products. They are number one in their areas of business. Their quality and after sales service policy is demonstrated in their Workshops pan Nigeria”.  Simba TVS places strong emphasis on empowerment, and runs specific programs targeted at women, youths, welfare for the mechanics and rider communities.   Mr Mahendra Pratap,  Simba TVS - Business Head in Nigeria,  said “we are honored and humbled that, Kanu Nwankwo, is endorsing TVS King Tricycles and motorcycles, emphasizing that the two-time Afr...
Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Neymar, soccer’s costliest player, is one of three Paris St.-Germain players who played in last week’s Champions League final to test positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile soccer star to contract the virus ahead of the new season. Neymar suffered heartbreak last week when P.S.G. lost in its first appearance in the Champions League final, and now faces missing the start of its latest campaign because of strict local protocols that require players who have tested positive to isolate from the rest of the roster. P.S.G., which paid a record $263 million for Neymar, a forward from Brazil, in 2017, confirmed that three of its players had tested positive without identifying them. But people familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity because the p...
Chelsea move for young gun Paul Ibahadon after Aston Villa move collapse
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Chelsea move for young gun Paul Ibahadon after Aston Villa move collapse

Chelsea are moving for whizkid Paul Ibahadon. The Birmingham Mail reports that Ibahadon, 15, was due to sign for Aston Villa earlier this season, but that fell through. All Nigeria Soccer claim that international clearance issues prevented it happening then. But now Chelsea are set to show their hand, and have reportedly invited him to the academy for a trial. Ibahadon was born in Italy and was part of the Atalanta academy before a family move to the UK. He is described as "ball-playing central defender who is composed, strong and quick, Ibahadon can also be utilized as a holding midfielder".
Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption
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Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption

The country was the last to suspend soccer activities and have made official the day when teams will return to the pitch Burundi Football Federation (BFF) has set May 21 as the date when football action will resume. BFF was the last African federation to halt soccer activities due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement means Burundi is the first East African country to have an official day when football matches will be allowed back. Matches had been allowed to go on in the land-locked country with fans allowed too but after taking temperature tests and sanitizing their hands before every match outside the stadiums.
Beckham in talks with Real Madrid to bring James Rodriguez to Inter Miami
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Beckham in talks with Real Madrid to bring James Rodriguez to Inter Miami

It is understood that the hierarchy at the Santiago Bernabeu is open to selling the player this summer rather than losing him on a free next year Inter Miami owner David Beckham has been in contact with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to explore the possibility of signing James Rodriguez for his new Major League Soccer franchise, Goal has learned . Beckham shares a strong relationship with Perez, with the Blancos supremo having brought the former England captain to the Santiago Bernabeu as one of his 'Galactico' signings when securing his signature from Manchester United in 2003. Indeed, it is understood that Perez is willing to negotiate for Colombia international James, keeping the door open for the sale of a player who has barely featured under the stewardship of Zinedine ...
SNAPPED! Barcelona leak new Man Utd kit for next season
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SNAPPED! Barcelona leak new Man Utd kit for next season

Barcelona have accidentally leaked Manchester United's new kit for next season, it has been claimed. The Mirror says United were not planning to reveal their new kit yet, but Barcelona seem to have accidentally done it for them in a blunder while simulating a match between the two sides on the popular video game Pro Evolution Soccer. When uploading the video, Barcelona included Paul Pogba modelling the new kit on the thumbnail, and although they swiftly deleted the image, many supporters had already screenshotted the image and shared it on social media. The new shirt is somewhat unusual, and includes a yellow and black striped pattern in addition to the traditional red that United wear at home.
Mikel has nothing else to prove in football, says Udeze
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Mikel has nothing else to prove in football, says Udeze

Former Super Eagles Defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has thrown his weight behind ex-Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi’s planned move to Brazilian top club, Botafogo FC, saying the former Chelsea midfielder’s outstanding performance over the years has shown that he has nothing to prove anymore in the game. Udeze said Mikel’s decision to play in Brazil would expose him to another culture and pattern of football, adding that the Brazilian league is different from the European league where the 32-year-old has spent all his years playing professional football. The ex PAOK Salonika of Greece defender, however, advised Mikel to be more focused and committed while in Brazil, stressing that a large number of Nigerian young players are looking up to him as a role model. “Mikel’s planned move to ...
Gazzaniga urges Spurs to raid Boca Juniors for young star
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Gazzaniga urges Spurs to raid Boca Juniors for young star

Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is urging manager Jose Mourinho to raid the Argentine transfer market. Mourinho wants to build his own squad at Tottenham and he'll want to make a few additions in the summer transfer window. Having managed all over Europe, Mourinho already has a vast scouting network. But Gazzaniga has offered some advice to the Spurs boss should he consider looking at players further afield. "If Mourinho asks me for a reinforcement of Argentine soccer, I tell him to bring Jorman Campuzano," he told TYC Sports. Campuzano is a 23-year-old midfielder who recently joined Argentine giants Boca Juniors. He helped them win the top flight last year as they lost just one game with Campuzano in the starting line-up.
‘Our lives have changed’ – Madagascar’s Andriatsima recounts experience in quarantine
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‘Our lives have changed’ – Madagascar’s Andriatsima recounts experience in quarantine

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the 35-year-old is confined to Saudi Arabia and he has described what life in isolation is like Faneva Andriatsima has opened up on what life is like in isolation as football-related activities are suspended across the globe due to Covid-19. The Saudi Arabian Premier League was put on hold with the 35-year-old boasting of just five appearances for new team Al Feiha after a move from Abha. The Madagascan has had to stay in the Asian country as there was no chance for him to travel back home, and he has described the situation as "delicate". “For several weeks, our lives have changed. As the virus spreads in Europe, we started playing matches behind closed doors,” Andriatsima told RFI. “We played two games under these conditions. Then the a...
David Beckham Inter Miami Plans To Sign Ronaldo And Messi
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David Beckham Inter Miami Plans To Sign Ronaldo And Messi

A new franchise in Florida is considered to be an attractive prospect to any player, with Minnesota United’s coach talking up their pulling power. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could each end up joining David Beckham at new MLS franchise Inter Miami, claims Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath. Various big names are said to figure prominently on the recruitment radar of those in Florida. No marquee signing has been tied up as yet, but a number of main lights presently gracing a European stage are drawing admiring glances from America. Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Beckham is eager to raise the profile of his US venture through bringing in a superstar performer. Messi and Ronaldo have been linked with moves to see out their respective playing careers in t...
Here Are Some Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Kobe Bryant
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Here Are Some Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Kobe Bryant

The sudden demise of Kobe Bean Bryant who died on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 10.am, alongside his 13-year old daughter Gianna and three others in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, California, at the age of 41 has left many around the world to extend their heartfelt condolences. Prior to his death, Kobe was known to have had experiences added to his sporting career in basketball in several fields such as music, business, philanthropy, soccer, etc. to prove his prowess in those fields. Here are some amazing facts you may not have known about the basketball legend. Bryant, born on the23rd of August 1978, was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. Bryant started playing basketball when he was 3 years old. The Lakers were his favourite team growing up. Kobe, who was...
Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami have appointed Diego Alonso as their first manager
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Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami have appointed Diego Alonso as their first manager

The Uruguayan, 44, was fired by Mexican side Monterrey in September, despite leading them to victory in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League. Alonso also spent four years at Monterrey's rivals Pachuca, leading them to Champions League success in 2017. "It's an ambitious and winning project - that's what I'm all about," he said. Inter sporting director Paul McDonough added: "In Diego we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans." Former England captain Beckham, who played for MLS side LA Galaxy from 2007-2012, is owner and president of the new franchise, and announced the club name, colours and new stadium plans in September 2018. Their first MLS match is at Los Angeles FC on 1 March.
Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money on Instagram than playing for Juventus – New Report
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money on Instagram than playing for Juventus – New Report

Fresh reports and data have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo apparently earns more from Instagram than he does from playing soccer for Juventus. The 34-year-old pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts, according to a study by social media firm Hopper HQ on Buzz Bingo. In contrast, his salary at Juventus is reportedly $34 million, according to Goal.com. Ronaldo's reported income from Instagram makes him the platform's highest earner, ahead of Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner. Receiving a reported average of $975,000 per advertised post, Ronaldo's Instagram earnings far eclipse the world's biggest celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski. He also beats footballing rival Lionel Messi, who is said to have earned less than half of Ronaldo'...
USA’s Sydney Leroux plays for Orlando Pride three months after giving birth
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USA’s Sydney Leroux plays for Orlando Pride three months after giving birth

World Cup winner Sydney Leroux was back in action for Orlando Pride on Sunday - just three months and a day after giving birth. The Orlando Pride striker was an 88th-minute substitute in her side's 1-1 draw with Sky Blue FC in New Jersey. Leroux, who has 77 caps for the USA, gave birth to daughter Roux on 28 June and was back training with her club on 27 July. It was her first match since September 2018, although she had been training with her team as late as March this year when she was five-and-a-half-months pregnant. "It's been a long road but I did it," tweeted the 29-year-old, who was a member of the USA's World Cup-winning squad in 2015 and an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012. Leroux is married to US men's international Dom Dwyer, 29, who was born in England and w...
US coach Jill Ellis resigns after second Women’s World Cup win
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US coach Jill Ellis resigns after second Women’s World Cup win

Jill Ellis has resigned as the United States women's national team head coach after leading the female team to its second consecutive Women's World Cup title.   The American citizen who was born in England will stay on until October for an upcoming five-game victory tour of friendly games around the US before leaving the role she has held since 2014.   "The opportunity to coach this team and work with these amazing women has been the honor of a lifetime," Ellis said in a statement. "I want to thank and praise them for their commitment and passion to not only win championships but also raise the profile of this sport globally while being an inspiration to those who will follow them."   The 52-year-old coach led the USWNT to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019 a...
Beckham’s Inter Miami makes first signings with Pellegrini and Carranza
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Beckham’s Inter Miami makes first signings with Pellegrini and Carranza

The two 19-year-old attackers will trade the Argentine top-flight for Major League Soccer as the expansion franchise locks up its first players David Beckham’s Inter Miami has made the first signings in club history, acquiring teenagers Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza, the MLS expansion side has announced. Miami is scheduled to begin play in the 2020 MLS season, and sporting director Paul McDonough had previously told the Miami Herald the team was closing in on its first players. Now those players have been confirmed as a winger in Pellegrini and a forward in Carranza, who are both 19 years old.
‘I’m better than him right now’ – Vela hits back at Ibrahimovic after Swede’s claim he’s best in MLS
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‘I’m better than him right now’ – Vela hits back at Ibrahimovic after Swede’s claim he’s best in MLS

The Swede claimed that he was "by far" the best player in MLS before the Los Angeles derby on Friday, then backed his words up with a hat-trick Los Angeles FC striker Carlos Vela has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic's claims that he's "by far" the best player in Major League Soccer. The LA Galaxy striker talked a big game leading up to Friday's derby against LAFC, dismissing comparisons to Vela by saying he is easily the league's best player . With his words as the backdrop, the 37-year-old delivered on Friday night with a hat-trick in the Galaxy's 3-2 win over LAFC.
This team is good at compartmentalizing’ – USWNT ignoring new developments in discrimination lawsuit
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This team is good at compartmentalizing’ – USWNT ignoring new developments in discrimination lawsuit

The team says that its focus is strictly on Monday's last-16 women's World Cup match against Spain as the suit moves towards a process of mediation The U.S. women's national team is looking to ignore new developments in its pay discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, saying its focus is entirely on winning a World Cup. On Friday, U.S. Soccer confirmed that it has tentatively agreed to pursue mediation with the 28 U.S. women’s national team players who have filed a pay discrimination lawsuit. The players filed the suit in March, seeking financial damages as well as an end to what they call "discriminatory practices".
Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall announces retirement
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Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall announces retirement

The 34-year-old ends his career as one of the most decorated defenders in Major League Soccer history Seattle Sounders center back Chad Marshall has announced his retirement midway through the 2019 MLS season. The 34-year-old was forced to retire due to a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since May 4. Marshall ends his career as one of the greatest defenders to ever play in MLS, having become the only player in league history to win MLS Defender of the Year three times (2008, 2009, 2014).
Mino Raiola has received a three-month worldwide ban by FIFA
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Mino Raiola has received a three-month worldwide ban by FIFA

World football governing body FIFA has confirmed it has given super agent Mino Raiola a three-month worldwide ban. The Italian Football Federation handed Raiola a three-month ban on Wednesday but FIFA has extended the sanctions worldwide. The ban was issued by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Friday and takes immediate effect. The sanction runs until August 9th, the day after the English summer transfer window closes. The Italian Football Federation did not give the reasons for the ban. The 51-year-old represents players such as Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matthijs de Ligt. Vincenzo Raiola, cousin and business partner of Mino, was suspended for two months, and is also affected by FIFA's ruling. Click the link in our bio, goto Football News...
Yale expels student whose parents paid over $1m in bribes for admission
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Yale expels student whose parents paid over $1m in bribes for admission

Some 50 people have been indicted so far in a scam to help children of the American elite gain entry into top US colleges. They include sports coaches who provided bogus recommendations, university administrators who manipulated test scores, and 33 parents accused of paying bribes totaling some $6.5 million to guarantee admission for their children. In a statement published on its website on Tuesday, Yale said it had first learnt about the scheme in mid-November, when it was approached by the Boston US Attorney’s Office requesting information about head women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith. According to the university, Meredith, who left Yale just before it was approached by authorities, provided fraudulent athletic recommendations to “two applicants only.” One of the two was acc...
Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria
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Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria

As part of efforts to promote professional boxing in Nigeria and also give the youths a veritable platform to exhibit their skills in beach sports, the Ooni of Ife Global Outreach, an international organisation has concluded plans to organise two major events in Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Oni of Ife Global Outreach, Dr Ayobami Oyedera said the essence is not only to promote sports but also the African culture CEO Sal 2019,Yann Craven said  the  African Beach Games is a new International Olympic Committee project that will feature beach versions of soccer, handball, volleyball, tennis (doubles and mixed doubles), freestyle football and 3×3 basketball. Others are athletics (Half Marathon), Karate (Kata), Coastal rowing (beach sprints), Kiteboard, Boardercross and Open Wate...
Champions League: What happened to Juventus after 3-0 win over Atletico
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Champions League: What happened to Juventus after 3-0 win over Atletico

Juventus shares soared more than 20 per cent and were on track for their biggest one-day gain in five and half years on Wednesday. The Italian soccer team overturned a two-goal deficit to defeat Atletico Madrid in a key Champions League match. The victory on Tuesday night puts the Turin side through to the quarter finals of the competition, qualifying them for about a 10.5 million euro (£9 million) payment. The cash would be on top of the 9.5 million euros the club received for getting through to the final 16 teams. At 08:31 GMT, the shares were up 16 percent after hitting their highest since late January in early trading. The shares were on track for their best day since October 2013.
David Beckham’s Statue Unveiled Outside LA Galaxy’s Stadium On MLS Opening Day
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David Beckham’s Statue Unveiled Outside LA Galaxy’s Stadium On MLS Opening Day

On Saturday, Major League Soccer kicked off a new season with 10 games and a tribute to football great David Beckham, whose arrival in 2007 helped usher in a new era for the American league. A statue of the former England captain was unveiled by the LA Galaxy outside its stadium in an emotional ceremony. Beckham's former Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and teammate Robbie Keane, as well as Beckham's wife, Victoria, attended the ceremony. “From day one when myself, Victoria, and the kids arrived in this city we felt at home and for that we will be forever grateful. This city has always felt like home for me. My wife, my kids, my parents, and my friends, I couldn't have had the career I had without the support from you guys” said Beckham. Beckham made headlines around the wor...
Mbappe Gives PSG Narrow Win Before Man Utd Return Leg
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Mbappe Gives PSG Narrow Win Before Man Utd Return Leg

Kylian Mbappe continued his prolific form with a brace as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to win 2-1 at struggling Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday, their final outing before their Champions League last 16, second leg against Manchester United. France and PSG striker Kylian Mbappe: rated as the future of soccer A week after reaching a half-century of goals in France’s top flight at the age of 20, Mbappe netted a penalty for the first time in his Ligue 1 career just before the hour mark. That cancelled out Chadian forward Casimir Ninga’s opener for Caen, and Mbappe then grabbed the winner in the 87th minute for his 29th goal in all competitions this season. Of those, 24 have come in the league — two more than the entire Caen team — including six in the last four games. This ...
Chukwuma Agbo: Super Sand Eagles Coach is Dead
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Chukwuma Agbo: Super Sand Eagles Coach is Dead

DHe died on Wednesday barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who died February 11. His death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) via a tweet expressing how sad it is: “Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo. ‘Our prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul rest in peace,” the NFF said.
Where Next for Joel Obi?
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Where Next for Joel Obi?

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 07: Joel Chukwuma Obi of Torino FC in action during the Serie A match between Torino FC and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 7, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images) When Nigerian international Joel Obi moved from Torino to Chievo at the beginning of the season, he felt he had at last found a new haven. However, with 11 appearances and just a goal to show for his effort, the management of Torino is already thinking of shipping out the Nigerian. The question on the lips of observers is where next would Obi take soccer trade to as the winter transfer market opens? After the signing for Torino from Chievo Verona, Joel Obi said “A new adventure is about to begin,” but it was not to be as the management of the Do...
Siasia, Yobo, Others Set for Tap initiative PVC-football Awareness Match
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Siasia, Yobo, Others Set for Tap initiative PVC-football Awareness Match

Super Eagles 1994 and 2013 AFCON winners will be playing a PVC novelty match at the Legacy Pitch, inside National Stadium Surulere, Lagos on the 9th of February, 2019. This novelty match tagged ‘#PVCFootball’ is organised by TAP initiative, a non-governmental and non-partisan organization that advocates for young people’s role in the national reawakening of socio political and economic systems for sustainable development. The goal of the #PVCFootball novelty match is to use soccer games as a tool to organise and galvanize voices of young people to participate in the upcoming elections. According to the Executive Director of Tap initiative, Mr Mbasekei Martin Obono, “Young people between the ages of 15 and 35 years constitute one-third of Africa’s population. However, youth’s i...
Onyekuru Eyes Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 Squad
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Onyekuru Eyes Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 Squad

Galatasaray of Turkey attacker, Henry Onyekuru has admitted that part of his targets for next year is to make Nigeria’s squad to the Africa Cup of Nations. While pointing out that he wants to continue scoring great goals for his club in the Turkish Super Lig, Onyekuru stressed that he also wants to be at AFCON 2019 and help make Nigerians proud. Onyekuru said he was delighted to hit a brace last Sunday and a good way to end the year on a high, but says his next target is to make Nigeria’s 2019 AFCON team and winning the soccer showpiece. He confessed: “It feels good ending the year with a brace and most of all getting the three points at home for the club and fans. “The national team is also there for me. Part of my target, if not number one, is to make the team, and then m...
Dennerby: Falcons Not Going to Make up the Numbers in France
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Dennerby: Falcons Not Going to Make up the Numbers in France

Thomas Dennerby FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP Duro Ikhazuagbe Super Falcons Swedish Coach, Thomas Dennerby, has warned other qualified countries for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that the African champions are not just going to France to make up the numbers but to make an impact in global women’s soccer. After the Nigerian senior women’s team defeated South Africa in penalty shoot out to win the 2018 AWCON and grabbed a ticket as one of the few countries that have never missed the World Cup since inception in China in 1991, Dennerby is upbeat about his team. “We should have the mission to come here (France) and make an impact at the World Cup. Nigeria is ripe for that, but adequate preparation will be key,” observed the coach who was among the country’s delegation that inspec...
Lobi, Rangers Advance In Continental Soccer Campaign
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Lobi, Rangers Advance In Continental Soccer Campaign

Nigeria representatives in continental club soccer contests, Lobi Stars of Markudi and Enugu Rangers both advance into the preliminary rounds of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively. Lobi beat visiting USM de Loum of Cameroon 2-0 to book their place in the Champions League, while Rangers defeated Ethiopia’s Defence Force S.C 3-1 to advance with a 5-1 aggregate score.
Okocha Shrugs off Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana Rivalry Tag
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Okocha Shrugs off Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana Rivalry Tag

Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has shrugged off the rivalry tag between Nigeria and South Africa. The two teams have well documented tough games since the early 90s and football followers see the Group E Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier today as an avenue to reignite old rivalry. However, former Bolton of England midfielder has a contrary opinion. Though he sees Bafana Bafana as a good opponent but not a rival to the three-time AFCON champions. “No, we do not see South Africa as our rivals, but we know that they are very tough opponents,” he told Soccer Laduma. “Maybe the Nigerians who are living here (in South Africa) see that as bragging rights, but I do not have to go with what fans make of the game. “I speak as a football personality, somebody who has ...
Predictions For Premiership Weekend 10th – 11th October By Darren Glover
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Predictions For Premiership Weekend 10th – 11th October By Darren Glover

Cardiff City ​​1-0 ​​Brighton ​​​​2.55​ 3.15​ 3.15 Huddersfield​​ 1-1​​ West Ham United​​​ 3.45​ 3.25​ 2.30 Leicester City ​​2-1​​ Burnley ​​​​​1.50​ 4.40​ 7.00 Newcastle​​ 1-0​​ Bournemouth ​​​​2.85​ 3.40 ​2.60 Southampton​​ 2-2​​ Watford​​​​ 2.55​ 3.30​ 3.00 Crystal Palace​​ 1-3 ​​Tottenham ​​​​4.30​ 3.80​ 1.85 Liverpool​​ 3-0​​ Fulham​​​​​ 1.12​ 11.00​ 24.00 Chelsea ​​​1-1​​ Everton ​​​​​1.45​ 5.00​ 7.00 Arsenal​​​ 2-1​​ Wolves​​​​​ 1.70 ​4.25​ 4.90 Man City​​ 0-0​​ Man Utd​​​​ 1.40 ​5.50 ​7.50   Everton draw @5.00,  Watford draw @3.30, Man Utd draw @5.50 and West Ham United draw @3.25. N1,000 pays N299,406.25 Bet Code is 180943314 ...
Arsenal, Chelsea Fans Set For Europa League On StarTimes
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Arsenal, Chelsea Fans Set For Europa League On StarTimes

Soccer fans are in for another round of live Europa League action today, with Arsenal on the road to face Sporting Libson, Chelsea hosting BATE Borisov. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are at home to Spartak Moscow while Celtic visit RB Leipzig. StarTimes Nigeria said that it was going to show the games live on its  World Footbal and Sport Premium channels Arsenal manager Unai Emery is expected to make a number of changes to his starting XI  against Sporting Lisbon, following theirPremier League clash against Leicester on Monday. Arsenal have now notched up 10 consecutive victories across all competitions but their squad depth will be severely tested with a tricky away trip against Sporting.
Asaba Stands Still As Rangers, Pillars Clash In Aiteo Cup Final
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Asaba Stands Still As Rangers, Pillars Clash In Aiteo Cup Final

Asaba, the capital of Delta State will today become the soccer capital of the nation as all roads lead to the 25,000-capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium for the third edition of the Aiteo Cup final between Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars. Rangers have won the cup five times in the past when it was known as the Challenge Cup. That was in 1974, 1975, 1976,1981 and 1983. . Delta State Government, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left); Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Tony Okowa (right); Dr. Patrick Egbase (2nd right) and Engr. Marks Macilineon, during the Governor’s Inspection at the On-going Completion of Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, Delta State They reached the final on three occasions, in 2000, 2004 and 2007 but amazingly lost to Niger Tornadoes (0-1 in 2000),Dolphins (now RIVERS...
Bolt Secures Contract With A-League Mariners
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Bolt Secures Contract With A-League Mariners

Sprint legend, Usain Bolt, will live his dream as a footballer after all. Reports said Australia’s Central Coast Mariners have offered him a contract. However, Mariners’ coach said he knows nothing about it. Usain Bolt with his new Australian football club: takes one week leave from soccer The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with the A-League side since arriving in August to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He scored two goals in a pre-season friendly last week and on Thursday turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese champions Valletta. “I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners,” the Jamaican’s agent Ricky Simms told the BBC. The club had no immediate comment on Monday, but Sydney’s...
South South Stakeholders To Honor Pinnick In Uyo
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South South Stakeholders To Honor Pinnick In Uyo

Football stakeholders in the South South zone would tomorrow (Friday) roll out the drums to honor president of the nation’s soccer governing body, Amaju Melvin Pinnick in Uyo ahead of the AFCON 2019 qualifier between the Super Eagles and Libya. Pinnick Amaju who is also the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is being honored by the zone over his numerous achievements as NFF president and for breaking the jinx of incumbents at the Glass House not doing a second term after winning the September 20 elections in Katsina. A leading stakeholder, Dr Peter Singabele who is a patron of the South South zone said yesterday that Amaju as a worthy son of the South South deserves to be recognized and honored by his people for doing the zone proud. In Singabe...
Breaking: Ronaldo Denies Attack Accusation, Calls Rape ‘Abominable Crime’
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Breaking: Ronaldo Denies Attack Accusation, Calls Rape ‘Abominable Crime’

Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday categorically denied accusations by a former model who says the soccer star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009. Ronaldo “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,” tweeted the 33-year-old, who plays for Juventus in Italy’s Serie A. “Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.” “My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations,” he added.
Wife Angry With Husband For Crying Over Soccer Match And Not On Their Wedding Day
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Wife Angry With Husband For Crying Over Soccer Match And Not On Their Wedding Day

A wife wasn’t happy when her husband cried watching football – and didn’t on their wedding day. Lottie Ryan said her husband Fabio was in “complete ecstasy” watching the Champions League quarter final between Real Madrid and Juventus. “He went from being in a normally relative mood to complete ecstasy – screaming and shouting in Italian,” she said. “He was running around the place, I had to ask him to calm down a little bit, the neighbours might be frightened because he was screaming so much.” Lottie is currently presenting on RTÉ’s 2fm Breakfast Republic show in the morning and spoke about the incident on Thursday, reports RSVP Live. The daughter of the late Gerard Ryan said: “He was happier than he’s ever been and at one I had to say to him ‘sorry, are you crying?’ “He didn’t cry on o...
Virgil van Dijk Had Revealed That Barcelona Are His Go-To Team On FIFA
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Virgil van Dijk Had Revealed That Barcelona Are His Go-To Team On FIFA

Barcelona endured a difficult summer with Neymar leaving against their wishes to join PSG, while they were also hammered 5-1 by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. However, Ernesto Valverde has managed to turn things around with Barcelona well ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga and leading their group in the Champions League. When asked about his favourite team on FIFA, Virgil van Dijk, speaking at the launch of EA SPORTS FIFA 18, said: “Always Barcelona. I am, obviously, a big fan of Barcelona on the game and back in the day the way they play, and the players they had, and still have. I think it’s an amazing team to watch. “And I think also when you play against friends it’s always going to be Barca-Real anyway because most of the time those are the two strongest teams on...
Jose Mourinho On His Second-Season Title Record: “I Don’t Really Understand It.”
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Jose Mourinho On His Second-Season Title Record: “I Don’t Really Understand It.”

The Manchester United manager has never failed to win the domestic title in his second season at any of the teams he has managed - Porto, Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan and Real Madrid. It's a trend United fans hope will continue this season and while Mourinho, speaking exclusively to Soccer Saturday ahead of his side's clash with Everton, admits he has been more hands-on in his side's preparations for this campaign, he has downplayed his second-season record. "I don't know why people speak of the second season because I won in the first season and I won in the third season," Mourinho told Soccer Saturday. "I don't really understand it. "I just think that the second season is a good season for evolution in relation to the first season because in the first season you arrive and somet...
Man Slams Chichi Igbo: “You Don’t Have A Dick, So You Can’t Be Us”
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Man Slams Chichi Igbo: “You Don’t Have A Dick, So You Can’t Be Us”

Footballer, Chichi Igbo shared some hot photos of her rock hard abs. When a follower told her she can never be a man because she is d-kless, she fired back. She shouldn't be blamed for firing back at the guy anyways, it just shows the level some people will go to display their folly on the Internet. What impression does he have that she can never get a male organ. Nigeria needs to start breeding intelligent internet users and not just dumb and blind followers.
Ex-Big Brother Africa Star Pokello Shows Off Her Favourite Boys
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Ex-Big Brother Africa Star Pokello Shows Off Her Favourite Boys

Ex-BBA star, Pokello Nare took to her Instagram to show off her 3 favorite boys; her husband, Elikem Kumordzie and their son Tristan, and also her first son, Nathan who she had before she got married. She shared the photos and wrote; "These 3 Boys.The wrestling.The noise. The playstation.Soccer. Clothes always on the floor.Socks and Shoes removed and left anywhere.Always picking up after them. Boys will be Boys huh. #MyFavouriteBoys"
Who’s Your Favourite Football Player Of 2016?
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Who’s Your Favourite Football Player Of 2016?

2016 has been really interesting in the football world, lots of players picked up incredible forms and the best in the world still remained the best christian Ronaldo was judged to be the best in 2016 according to the France Balon D'or but lemme ask my esteemed rreaders Who did impress you the most in 2016?
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...
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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