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Germany Players To Get €350,000 Each For W’Cup Title


The German Football Association  announced on Wednesday that each member of their squad would  receive a €350,000  bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia, AFP reports. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the €300,000  they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. ... Read More »

FIFA Sanction: Onigbinde Backs Punishment For Culprits


  Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has backed the   Nigeria Football Federation’s decision to probe the circumstances leading to the sanction imposed on the country  by FIFA for  fielding  an ineligible player for the 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Constantine on November 10. The world football governing body  on Tuesday docked Nigeria three points and awarded the game, which ended 1-1 draw,  in ... Read More »

FG Restates Sports Commitment


President Muhammadu Buhari has restated  the Federal Government’s commitment to sports development in the country. The President made the remark while declaring open the 1st Session of the African Union Sports Council Minister’s meeting  at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja on Wednesday. He said  the purpose of the meeting affirmed the seriousness that African countries  and other stakeholders attach to sports on the continent. Buhari ... Read More »

Salah Beats Moses To BBC Award


LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports. The Liverpool winger emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded five-man shortlist. Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita. Moses finished fourth and soon-to-be Liverpool player Keita came fifth. ... Read More »

Giroud Gives Wenger Selection Poser For West Ham Clash


  Olivier Giroud came to Arsenal’s rescue against Southampton but it remains to be seen whether the striker has done enough to earn his first Premier League start of the season at West Ham United. The 31-year-old French international came off the bench for the 13th time in the league to head a late equaliser that ensured Arsene Wenger’s side left St Mary’s Stadium with ... Read More »

Donnarumma Wants AC Milan Deal Cancelled Over Moral Abuse


Teenage goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma is claiming he suffered “moral abuse” at the time of renewing his AC Milan contract last summer and wants to cancel the deal, according to Italian press reports on Tuesday. The 18-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola has reportedly asked Milan bosses to cancel the contract on the grounds of “psychological pressure” suffered by Donnarumma to renew last July, Corriere della Sera ... Read More »

Manchester City go 11 points clear, Liverpool held in Derby


Manchester City have opened an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, following their 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday evening. Pep Guardiola took complete control of the Derby from the blast of referee Michael Oliver’s whistle at Old Trafford and took the lead through David Silva. Silva fired in a loose ball inside the area, after Romelu Lukaku headed it into ... Read More »

Arsenal draw 1-1 with Southampton


Second half substitute Olivier Giroud rescued Arsenal with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s on Sunday after Southampton had looked like holding on for all three points. The France international, who replaced compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the 72nd minute of a lively game, scored two minutes from full time with a glancing header off an Alexis Sanchez cross. Southampton had made ... Read More »

Martins: Should Be Given Eagles’ Chance Ahead Of World Cup – Adepoju


Former Nigeria midfielder Mutiu Adepoju believes Shanghai Shenhua striker Obafemi Martins has done enough to return to the Super Eagles ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Martins, who joined Shenhua in 2016, returned to the news recently after he scored a scorcher in his team’s Chinese FA Cup win over city rivals Shanghai SIPG. The 33-year-old has successfully relegated world’s highest earning footballer, Carlos ... Read More »

Real Madrid President, Perez Speaks On Plans To Sign Neymar, Mbappe


Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has hinted that the La Liga giants could sign Paris Saint-Germain forwards, Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe, in future. Both players are the most expensive footballers in the world, but that has not stopped Perez from keeping an eye on them. “Mbappé is 18 years old, let’s leave him to develop and see how far he can go,” he told ... Read More »

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