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Conte Hits Back At Mourinho Over Injury Jibe

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Antonio Conte warned Jose Mourinho to stop talking about Chelsea after the Manchester United boss criticised managers who complain about injuries. Defending United’s cautious tactics in last weekend’s draw at Liverpool and Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Benfica, Mourinho made it clear he had opted for a conservative approach because his side are missing key players. But Mourinho insisted that wasn’t making excuses, a charge he ... Read More »

Nigeria Can Win 2018 World Cup – Pinnick

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The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday. The NFF president said that the country was well positioned now after it had overcome ... Read More »

FIFA In Deal To End FIFPro Transfer Complaint

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FIFA on Thursday reached a deal it hopes will lead to footballers union FIFPro withdrawing its complaint to the European Commission over “transfer market madness”. World football’s governing body FIFA plans to launch an investigation into transfers after this summer’s record-breaking window sparked renewed unease at FIFPro. Neymar’s staggering world record 222 million euros move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was described by the union ... Read More »

NPFL: Amapakabo Appointed New El Kanemi Manager

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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