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Kane A Bigger Threat Than Lukaku, Says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku did last weekend. The Reds boss succeeded in dousing the threat from in-form United striker Lukaku in the goalless draw at Anfield although the job was made easier by Jose Mourinho’s cagey tactics. But Klopp believes Kane, who has 15 goals in 15 appearances for ... Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Be Back This Year, Says Mourinho


Jose Mourinho said on Friday that he expects Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be ready to return to action from his career-threatening knee ligament injury before the end of the year. The Manchester United manager has stubbornly refused to put a timeline on the absences of long-term injury victims Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, who suffered a hamstring tear in mid-September. He has said he does ... Read More »

NFF To Conclude Talks On World Cup Bonus By Year End


Nigerian football bosses have promised to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses by the end of the year, to avoid a repeat of protests that have dogged the team in previous finals. The Super Eagles deliberately missed a training session in Brazil in 2014 in protest at the non-payment of a bonus for qualifying. Coach Gernot Rohr has said a similar situation would “be ... Read More »

Conte Hits Back At Mourinho Over Injury Jibe


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


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


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 »

Gateway FC Management Charged On Improved Performance

The Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Employment Generation, Hon Ganiyu Oyedeji has charged the management of the Gateway Football Club to improve on its performance so as to climb the Premiership ladder. Oyedeji gave the charge while leading other members of the Committee on oversight visit to the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta. He equally challenged ... Read More »

2018 World Cup: Wenger Tips Eagles To Do Well


Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to do well in the Russia 2018 World Cup. Wenger Wenger who made his feelings known in a social media post in the club’s officials page added that Nigeria will do well at the tournament. “Good morning congratulations to all our fans in Nigeria – I know that you are very, very many  and ... Read More »

Over 20 Ogun Athletes Recieve National Call Up- Afuape

Hon. Afolabi Afuape

afuape  In Ogun State, over 20 Athletes in different sporting activities have been called to the National Camp following their outstanding performances at the just concluded National Youth Game in Ilorin, Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the State, Mr. Afolabi Afuape has said. Afuape made this known when Members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Youth, Sport and Employment Generation visited the ... Read More »

CAF Picks Moses, Abdullahi


The Confederation of African Football has  named Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi  in its Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying  XI. Nigeria  defeated  Zambia 1-0  in Uyo on Saturday to qualify for  their sixth  World Cup, with Chelsea wing-back Moses and Cyprus-based defender  Abdullahi proving  themselves  in the encounter. This will be Moses’ third straight selection as he was also named in the ... Read More »

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