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Strengthen Eagles’ Defence For Cameroon, Coaches Tell Rohr

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Top Nigerian coaches Adegboye Onigbinde, James Peters and Solomon Ogbeide have raised concerns over the Super Eagles defence and goalkeeping departments, and have advised national team coach, Gernot Rohr, to solve both problems ahead of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Nigeria lost 2-0 to South Africa in their last match – a 2019 ... Read More »

Djokovic Hopes To Imitate Take-A-Break Federer

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July 26, 2016: Roger Federer announces he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury and will return in January 2017. July 26, 2017: Novak Djokovic announces he is shutting down his season to rest an elbow injury and will return in January 2018. Same day of the year, similar injury-connected storyline — but identical outcome? Djokovic, struggling on and off for 18 ... Read More »

CHAN QUALIFIER: Home-Based Eagles To Train Twice Daily

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Super Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf has revealed to SportingLife that Home-based Eagles will be having two training session every day. The nation’s local professional players are camping in Kano in preparation for their fifth African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Benin Republic. Yusuf said the team will have morning and evening training which will begin at 7am and 4pm respectively. The former Kano Pillars ... Read More »

I’m Staying At Real Madrid – Ronaldo

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Ending weeks of speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware. “To win important trophies with my club and the personal honours last season was brilliant, to do it again would be nice,” Ronaldo told the sports daily Marca on Tuesday in an interview from Shanghai. Ronaldo’s declaration of intent to ... Read More »

Barcelona, PSG Announce Press Conferences As World Awaits Potential €222m Neymar Deal

As rumours of a potential move to Ligue 1 swirl around Barcelona’s Brazillian forward, Neymar, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have announced press conferences for Tuesday night. The La-Liga giants and the Ligue 1 outfit both announced simultaneous press conferences, sparking speculations that PSG, who have been lining up a world record deal for the Brazillian, have triggered the 25-year-old £196m release clause (€222m). It is ... Read More »

Neymar Reportedly Agrees £500,000 Per Week, Six-Year Contract With PSG

Barcelona forward Neymar has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a six-year contract. According to reports, the Brazillian will earn a whopping £500,000 per week should he eventual join the Ligue 1 side. According to Carlos Carpio of Marca, Neymar’s father recently met with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and board member Sophie Jordan to finalise the transfer. Carpio suggested the deal will go through when PSG ... Read More »

Dont Fight Tyson Fury, Evander Holyfield Warns Anthony Joshua

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Anthony Joshua must forget all about the idea of fighting Tyson Fury and concentrate on a much more serious contest, that is according to former boxing icon Evander Holyfield. Joshua has been linked with an all British bout with Fury the next time he steps into the ring, with both camps talking up a potential showdown. The two men have been trading insults ever since ... Read More »

Danish Keeper Sorensen Retires

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Former Denmark international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen said Monday he is retiring from professional football after a playing career spanning 24 years. A veteran of over 350 matches in the English Premier League with Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke City, Sorensen played 101 times for the Danish national team. The 41-year-old ends his career after two seasons with Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League, where he was ... Read More »

Ozil To Sign New Arsenal Deal

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is close to signing a new contract with the Gunners, according to British media reports on Friday. The German World Cup winner’s current deal runs out at the end of the 2017/18 season, but Arsenal are confident of wrapping up negotiations in the next couple of weeks. According to reports, the terms for the 28-year-old’s proposed new deal are around £280,000 ... Read More »

CAF Expands AFCON To 24 Teams

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The CAF Executive Committee on Thursday passed a resolution to increase the number of participating teams in the Africa Cup of Nations  from 16 to 24. The change will take effect from 2019 when Cameroon hosts it, according to Citifmonline. The 55 members of the committee met in Rabat, Morocco,  earlier this week to discuss the growth of African football and the possibility of expanding ... Read More »

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