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Abramovich Becomes Israel’s Wealthiest Citizen


Billionaire Roman Abramovich of Russia became Israel’s wealthiest citizen on Monday, JNS.org reports A Jew entitled to Israeli citizenship by law, Abramovich is now a permanent Israeli resident. The owner of Chelsea, he had been living in London for years, but was informed that his UK visa would not be renewed. The UK has attempted to push out Russian oligarchs in recent months following the poisonings of ... Read More »

Moses Sets Eagles London Camp Alight


Victor Moses joined up with the Nigeria squad on Thursday after taking some time off to celebrate a second honeymoon following his FA Cup final win with Chelsea. The forward arrived at the team’s  camp  before the rest of the squad touched down from Nigeria ahead of their friendly game against England at Wembley on Saturday. The 2013 Africa Cup of  Nations winner did not ... Read More »

FIFA Lifts Suspension On Guatemala


FIFA on Thursday lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala 18 months ago over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules. The suspension prevented Guatemalan teams from participating in international competitions such as the Gold Cup, the Central American Games and the CONCACAF Champions League. “FIFA has today lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Guatemalan Football Association” Fedefut, it said in a statement. Football’s ... Read More »

Super Eagles Meet Buhari Today


resident Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday receive the Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles at the Presidential Villa. The event slated for the Council Chambers is meant to afford the President the opportunity of bidding the players farewell as they depart for their  sixth appearance at the World Cup.The reception was earlier slated for Tuesday evening. It will hold instead of the weekly meeting of ... Read More »

Ronaldo Absent From Real Kit Launch


Cristiano Ronaldo was a conspicuous absentee as Real Madrid launched their new shirts for next season, Skysports reports. Moments after securing his fourth Champions League title in the last five seasons with the Spanish giants, Ronaldo appeared to cast doubt on his Real Madrid future. Following Saturday’s memorable 3-1 win over Liverpool, he told BeIN Sports Spain, “It was very nice to be at Real Madrid. In the next ... Read More »

Dalung Wants NFF To Put Off Its Elections


Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to put off its election  billed for September to enable the NFF concentrate on the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Dalung noted that the Federal government has invested so much towards qualifying and achieving a respectable World Cup result, stressing that a call for purchase of forms and setting up of an electoral committee ... Read More »

Transfer News: Liverpool Makes First Summer Signing After Champions League Defeat

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Liverpool have announced the signing of midfielder, Fabinho from Monaco for a fee of £39million plus bonuses of up to another £4million. The move for the 24-year-old comes less than two days after Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten by Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League final. The Reds have said the Brazilian international’s move will complete on July 1, having finished a medical and ... Read More »

Egyptian Lawyer Sues Ramos Over Salah


An Egyptian lawyer has launched a €1bn lawsuit against Sergio Ramos after Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah was injured in a challenge with the Real Madrid captain during Saturday’s Champions League final, Goal reports. Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder after grappling with Ramos during the Kiev showpiece and ligament damage around the joint placed his World Cup participation in doubt. The Premier League Golden ... Read More »

Thousands Rush For Tickets As Messi Set To Hit Jerusalem


Tickets for an Israel-Argentina friendly in Jerusalem next month with Barcelona star Lionel Messi expected in the line-up sold out within 20 minutes, the Israeli company handling sales said, AFP reports. The Le’an agency said on its website that nearly 100,000 fans applied for 20,000 tickets when they went on general sale  on Sunday evening. “No sporting event has ever caused such hysteria in Israel,” it wrote. ... Read More »

Nigeria vs DR Congo: Mikel Obi speaks about friendly match


Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has stated that the international friendly match against DR Congo on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt will not be an easy one for Gernot Rohr’s men. The former Chelsea star believes that the Leopards are very talented side and the game will serve as preparation for Rohr’s men ahead of next month’s World Cup in ... Read More »

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