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NPFL: Amapakabo Appointed New El Kanemi Manager


Coach Imama Amapakabo was on Tuesday officially unveiled as the new manager of Maiduguri based Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team El Kanemi Warriors. The former manager of Enugu Rangers was unmasked to the public on Tuesday in Maiduguri after he signed his contract. The former Sharks and Enyimba coach replaces former Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso, who guided the side to a sixth-place finish ... Read More »

Rivers, Real Madrid Foundation Finalise Plans On Academy


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday met with the leadership of the Real Madrid Foundation as part of the requirements to establish a Real Madrid affiliated football academy in the state. Officials of Real Madrid Foundation were led by its Managing Director, Julio Gonzalez, and International Area Manager, Rosa Roncal Gimenez. The Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye, was also present at ... Read More »

Nigerian Weightlifters Win 18 Medals In Uganda


The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya, said that Nigerian Weightlifters won 18 medals at the just concluded African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championship in Uganda. Yahaya said on Wednesday in Abuja that the weightlifters were the products of the just concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin. “I am very happy with the results of the competition because our weightlifters worked hard and made us proud. ... Read More »

ISIS Threatens To Attack 2018 World Cup


ISIS propaganda chiefs have released a chilling threat to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia the Daily Mail reports. The terrorist group have published an image of a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb baring the regime’s infamous black flag in front of a football stadium. The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals is also included in the alarming promise to ... Read More »

Leicester Sack Manager Craig Shakespeare


Leicester City sacked Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday, just four months after handing him a permanent contract to manage the former Premier League champions, British media reported. Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February and in June he was handed a three-year contract. But the 2015-16 champions have struggled this ... Read More »

Madrid’s Marcelo Accused Of €.5m Tax Fraud


Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid’s Brazilian left-back Marcelo of tax fraud totalling nearly half a million euros, a judicial source confirmed on Tuesday. The tax authorities believe Marcelo hid 490,917 euros ($578,000) earned from his image rights using a network of shell companies outside of Spain. According to court documents, Marcelo earned 1,168,764 euros from his image rights in 2013, which were ceded to ... Read More »

Moses Injury Worries Chelsea Boss


ANTONIO CONTE hopes Victor Moses’ injury blow is not serious as he is a key member of Chelsea’s squad, according to Daily Star. The Premier League champions slumped a shock loss away to Crystal Palace on Saturday, going down 2-1 at Selhurst Park. Crocked Blues duo Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante missed the clash in South London and Conte’s injury issues were compounded following Moses’ ... Read More »

Dalung Urges N’Assembly To Plan Funding Of Sports In 2018


Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget. Nigeria will participate in three major sporting events in 2018 – the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15; the FIFA World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15; and the FIBA World Cup for women in ... Read More »

Goalkeeper Dies After On-Pitch Collision With Teammate

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Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate. Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time after Sunday’s accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon Rodrigues. Video footage showed the father of two clutching his chest in pain before he was rushed away on a ... Read More »

Guardiola Wants Mendy Replacement In January


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy. France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23. Guardiola can use Fabian Delph, Danilo or Ukrainian youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko in Mendy’s ... Read More »

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