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Champions League: Guardiola Vows To Attack Liverpool

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola promised to stick by his principles and attack Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, despite admitting he is playing into his opponents’ hands, AFP reports. Liverpool are the only side to beat runaway leaders City in the Premier League this season in a 4-3 thriller at Anfield in January. The hosts’ fearsome front three of Mohamed ... Read More »

Messi, Busquets For Roma Clash

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Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets are both set to return for Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Roma at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, AFP reports. Messi sat out Argentina’s two friendlies over the international break with a hamstring problem and only came off the bench against Sevilla on Saturday, when he scored an 89th-minute equaliser. However, he trained on Tuesday, along ... Read More »

Big Baby Dares Joshua To Fight In America

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Anthony Joshua has been dared to fight in America by Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, who has taunted “he’s not as powerful as he thinks”. Joshua has long been linked with a Stateside debut although, moments after beating Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday to unify the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts, he claimed,  “We’re staying right here.” Unbeaten New York ... Read More »

Okagbare To Shun 100m, 200m At Commonwealth Games

blessing Okagbare will not defend her sprints double titles at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia  as she will feature in only the women’s 4x100m relays, according to information on the competition’s website. Okagbare won the women’s 100m and 200m titles at Glasgow 2014  and has been expected to defend both titles in Australia. The 29-year-old  on Saturday set a new African record ... Read More »

Rohr Slams Iwobi As Mikel, Ekong Make Eagles Vow

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Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has slammed Alex Iwobi’s performance in the  Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to  a disciplined Serbia in a pre-World Cup preparatory affair in London on Tuesday, criticising the Arsenal forward for showboating in the encounter. Three-time African champions Nigeria, who defeated  Poland 1-0  in a friendly in Wroclaw on Friday,  were punished  for their defensive mistakes by Fulham  striker  Aleksandar Mitrovic, who ... Read More »

African Players Should Storm China For Money – Ighalo

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Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been pleasantly surprised by the quality of football in China and says that he would encourage other players to make the move, Hertfordshire Mercury reports. The 28-year-old left the Hornets in January 2017 to join Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai for £20m. The Nigeria forward  bagged 15 goals in 27 games during his debut season, having netted 20 ... Read More »

Nigerians Suffer Humiliating Defeats At Lagos Squash Classics

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More Nigerians  crashed out in the preliminary rounds of the 2018 Lagos International Squash Classics at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday. The competition enters its main draw on Wednesday after the completion of the preliminary rounds on Tuesday. Nigeria’s Adegoke Onaopemipo lost 3-0 in the second round to South Africa’s  Jean-Pierre  Brits   while Abdurahaman Yusuf lost 3-0 ... Read More »

Usman Targets ABU Title At Gotv Boxing Night

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The 14th GOtv Boxing Night will hold at  the National Stadium, Lagos, on April 14, organisers have announced. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday. The event returns to the National Stadium, Lagos, after it was staged at the Landmark Centre in December. GOtv Boxing Night 14 will feature seven bouts, including the African Boxing Union featherweight title bout between ... Read More »

Why I’m The Best In The World – Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is the best player in the world because he proves himself “year after year” with Real Madrid and Portugal, Eurosport.com reports. Speaking after winning Portugal’s Best Player of 2017 – to go with the fifth Ballon d’Or which equalled Lionel Messi’s haul – Ronaldo, 33, said he was determined to succeed for his children. Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 46 games ... Read More »

Mikel Doubtful, Etebo Out As Moses, Ighalo Hit Poland

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It will be a full house on the training pitch for Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr  on Wednesday as most of the players he invited for  the  friendly affair with Poland in Wroclaw on   Friday  arrived at the Super Eagles’ camp in the Polish city  on Tuesday. The Eagles are scheduled to travel to London for another  warm-up clash against Serbia on March 27 ahead of  ... Read More »

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