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Pinnick Insists Super Eagles Can Win 2018 World Cup

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can win this year’s World Cup in Russia. Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Pinnick, who spoke at an event said that with hard work, prayers and support, the team can win the top prize “Again, people say why do I say that ... Read More »

EPL: Lukaku Reveals Mourinho’s Transfer Plans For Next Season


Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Jose Mourinho plans to make some major signings in the summer transfer window. Mourinho made Lukaku the second most expensive player in the club’s history when he paid Everton £75million for him. Lukaku has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, including the opener in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter final win over Brighton. Despite his efforts, ... Read More »

Russia Issues Security Guarantee To Arsenal Fans


Russia has issued a security guarantee to Arsenal fans who will visit Moscow for a Europa League clash in the heat of a diplomatic crisis over an ex-double agent’s poisoning. Moscow on Saturday announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tar response to London’s “provocative” measures over the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England. Britain issued a travel ... Read More »

FIFA Lifts 30-Year Iraq Ban


FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. “We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council in Bogota. The three cities had been allowed to ... Read More »

‘Champions League Quarter-Final: Dzeko Is Our Diamond’


From a possible sacrifice for his cash-strapped club in January, Edin Dzeko proved his worth to Roma Tuesday, sealing a first Champions League quarter-final berth in a decade. After the 31-year-old’s proposed move to Chelsea fell through in the winter transfer window, Dzeko helped the balance sheet of the club’s US owner James Pallotta by securing Roma’s place in the last eight of Europe’s lucrative ... Read More »

Leading UEFA Champions League Scorers


Leading UEFA Champions League scorers after Tuesday’s last 16, second leg ties: 12 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 8 goals: Ben Yedder (Sevilla) 7 goals: Cavani (Paris SG), Kane (Tottenham), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) 6 goals: Mane (Liverpool), Neymar (Paris SG), Salah (Liverpool) 5 goals: Aboubakar (FC Porto), Coutinho (Liverpool), Higuain (Juventus), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Lukaku (Manchester United) 4 goals: Aguero (Manchester City), Aubameyang (Dortmund), Dzeko ... Read More »

Kwara Unveil New Coach Today


Former Niger Tornadoes  coach Abubakar Bala  was on Tuesday named  Kwara United manager. The post became vacant following the exit of  former Flying Eagles coach John Obuh from the struggling Ilorin Premier League side on Monday. Kwara  confirmed on their  official Twitter account  that  Flying Eagles assistant coach Bala had taken up the reins as the new coach of the Harmony  Warriors. “The former Niger ... Read More »

MFM Vow To Beat Alger In Algeria


MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has said his team will  beat MC Alger in the second leg of their CAF Champions League first round tie in Algiers  on March 17. The Olukoya Boys beat  Algerian side  2-1 in the first leg tie at the Agege Stadium on Stadium on Wednesday. Ilechukwu told reporters after the match  that  his side would adopt a positive approach  for victory  ... Read More »

Europa League: AC Milan Coach, Gattuso Reacts To Arsenal 2-0 Win At San Siro


AC Milan manager, Gennaro Gattuso says his mistake caused his side’s loss against Arsenal. After four consecutive defeat, the Gunners bounced back and produced a spectacular display on Thursday night in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League match against Milan at the San Siro as they won 2-0. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal the deserved victory. Gattuso, believes technical ... Read More »

Serena Williams Wins In WTA Tour Return


Serena Williams shook off the rust from a 15-month layoff due to pregnancy to win her opening match at the WTA Indian Wells event with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas. The unseeded Williams was the top-ranked player in the world when she began her long layoff following her victory at the 2017 Australian Open, where she was already expecting daughter Alexis Olympia who ... Read More »

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