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Moses, Mikel, Iheanacho Aim To Increase Goals’ Tally


A total of six players have scored Nigeria’s 10 goals so far in the qualifying race for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Chelsea FC of England’s Victor Moses has top –scored with three goals, two of them against Algeria’s Fennecs in Uyo in November 2016 (the first and third goals) and the other (the third goal) in the 4-0 whitewash of Cameroon’s Indomitable ... Read More »

Eagles’ Camp Opens In Uyo, As Iwobi Fires Zambia Warning


The duo of John Obi Mikel and Odion Jude Ighalo have arrived ahead of this weekend’s all-important Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo. Competent camp sources hinted that Ighalo arrived Lagos on Thursday last week and would be jetting off to Uyo today (Monday). Mikel, however was expected to arrive last night and would also connect Uyo for camping ahead of the ... Read More »

CHAN 2018: Morocco, E/Guinea Bid To Replace Kenya


At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, two federation’s had submitted their bids to the General Secretariat of the Confederation Africaine de Football for the organisation of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Namely, Equatorial Guinea and Morocco. At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to complete the process of selecting ... Read More »

Falconets Whitewash Tanzania 6-0 To Qualify For Next Round


Nigeria’s Falconets whitewashed their Tanzanian counterparts 6-0 yesterday in Dar es Salaam to zoom to the next round of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers. Four goals in the first half and two in the second half were enough to earn the Falconets the massive win. Rasheedat Ajibade opened the scoring in the 20th minute before making it a brace for herself six ... Read More »

Klopp Laments ‘Unfair’ Football After Newcastle Draw


Jurgen Klopp assessed Liverpool’s latest failure to win a Premier League game after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United by saying: ”Football is not fair.” Liverpool’s German manager found it difficult to accept that the visitors emerged with only a point thanks to a spectacular long-range goal from Philippe Coutinho after enjoying twice as much possession as Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle at St James’ Park on ... Read More »

Bayern Surrender Two-Goal Lead As Post-Ancelotti Era Begins


Bayern Munich again surrendered a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday in their first match since Carlo Ancelotti’s shock sacking as the German giants slipped five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. With Willy Sagnol in temporary charge after Ancelotti’s dismissal on Thursday, Bayern went 2-0 up at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with goals by Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski. But Berlin ... Read More »

Empty Stadium A Protest Not Security Related – Barca Boss


Playing Sunday’s La Liga match against Las Palmas behind closed doors was a protest against violent clashes between police and activists in Catalonia rather than a security issue, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said.At least 91 people have been injured as Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations over an independence referendum for Catalonia deemed illegal by the ... Read More »

Lukaku Wants Man Utd Fans To Drop Offensive Chant


Romelu Lukaku has asked Manchester United fans to “move on” from their controversial chant about the Belgium striker. Lukaku has quickly become a favourite of United supporters since his close-season move from Everton, but their vocal praise of the star has angered anti-racism groups. One United chant, to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone, prompted anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out to protest ... Read More »

Costa To Return To Atletico From Chelsea

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Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club. “Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement. “The agreement is pending the formalisation of the contract between our club and the Spanish international forward. “The ... Read More »

Manchester United Announce Record Profits


Manchester United announced record revenue on Thursday after a successful season in which they won the Europa League and the League Cup and qualified for the Champions League. The Old Trafford club earned revenues of £581.2 million ($783 million, 659 million euros) in the 12 months to the end of June and made an operating profit of £80.8 million. Debt, linked to the purchase of ... Read More »

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