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Ezenwa Hero As Eagles Qualify For CHAN 2018

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Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the hero on Saturday as the home-based Super Eagles beat Benin 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, to qualify for next year’s African Nations Championship 2-1 on aggregate. The Eagles overturned a 1-0 first leg defeat in Cotonou a week earlier. Goals from Kano Pillars forward Rabiu Ali and Lobi Stars striker Kingsley Eduwo in the 22nd and 47th minutes ... Read More »

Guardiola Wary Of Everton Threat

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The Premier League title credentials of Pep Guardiola’s new-look Manchester City face an early-season examination on Monday when Ronald Koeman’s ambitious Everton visit the Etihad Stadium. With around £150 million ($193.1 million, 164.1 million euros) of new players on show, City made an assured start to the campaign by winning 2-0 at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. But Everton are also stronger, taking ... Read More »

Arsenal Don’t Get Fair Share Of Penalties – Wenger

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Arsene Wenger believes his side does not receive its fair share of penalty decisions, a view he claimed was demonstrated in their 1-0 Premier League defeat at Stoke City. The Arsenal manager was left beaten by an early second half goal from Stoke’s new Spanish forward Jese, signed on loan this week from PSG and whose training had been curtailed by his new-born son requiring ... Read More »

Liverpool Reject Barca £113m Bid For Coutinho

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Philippe Coutinho Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, according to Sky Sports. Sky Sports News understands the latest offer was worth an initial £113m and the fee could have risen to £118m based on the Brazil international’s potential appearances at the Nou Camp. Barca have failed with their two previous offers worth £72m and £90.4m. Liverpool have insisted Coutinho will ... Read More »

I’m Disappointed Klitschko Retired –Joshua

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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says Wladimir Klitschko’s decision to retire and decline a rematch was a “massive” disappointment, BBC Sport reports. Briton Joshua, 27, knocked out Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April and had hoped they would fight again in Las Vegas on November 11. However, the Ukrainian, 41, announced his retirement earlier this month. “In my heart of hearts I kind of knew ... Read More »

SuperCup: Madrid Wait For Ronaldo Appeal

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Real Madrid expect today the final word by the Spanish Football Federation on the appeal lodged by the club on the five match ban on star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach Zinedine Zidane gave the hint Tuesday during a preview of the second leg of the SuperCup between the club and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Ronaldo and the club are upset that ... Read More »

Governor Udom,Pinnick Strategize Ahead World Cup Qualifier

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday met with Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and members of the State’s cabinet as the countdown begins for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying battle between Nigeria and Cameroon in Uyo. The NFF President, alongside Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Barrister Chris Green and Chairman of the ... Read More »

Championship Qualifier: National Women Volleyball Team Heads For Abidjan

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The Nigerian female volleyball team will depart the country on Thursday for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to honour the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship qualifier. Maikano Adamu, Secretary of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that 13 players were selected to represent the country at the championship. “Thirty-four players were invited to camp but only ... Read More »

Table Tennis: Oyebode Explains Why He Chose Italy Over Nigeria

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Nigerian-born Italian table tennis player, John Oyebode, says his decision to play for Italy is to associate himself with the numerous opportunities available in the Italian table tennis circuit. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyebode is representing Italy in the ongoing “Seamaster ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open, holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Oyebode, who claimed two ... Read More »

Neymar In Line For Debut As PSG Go To Guingamp

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Neymar is poised to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when they travel to Guingamp in their second game of the Ligue 1 season. The French Football Federation finally received the necessary documents to register the Brazilian on Friday after Barcelona confirmed the 222 million-euro ($261 million) cheque used to pay his buyout clause had cleared. “Neymar’s contract will be ratified during ... Read More »

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