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Eagles 29th as FIFA rankings return after six months

Nigeria moved to 29th position as the FIFA World Rankings returned on Thursday after six months. The global order of national team’s seedings, updated monthly, had been halted since March following the outbreak of coronavirus, which disrupted the international match calendar. However, with games returning for the first time earlier this month, mainly across Europe,… Read More »

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Bayern Munich confirm Thiago Alcantara moving to Liverpool

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Thursday the club has agreed on a transfer with Liverpool for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara.“I can confirm that FC Bayern has finally agreed with Liverpool FC,” Rummenigge told German daily Bild. “It was Thiago’s big wish to once more do something new before the end of his career. It… Read More »

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Everton could be forced to sell Alex Iwobi

Everton could be forced to offload Alex Iwobi in a bid to balance the books, the UK Mirror reports. Iwobi, who only arrived from Arsenal last year, could be shown the door along Moise Kean. Neither Iwobi or Kean has established himself since arriving last summer and both could command decent fees, which would help… Read More »

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Okorodudu: How I survived before ministry paid my salary

Ex-Nigerian boxer and coach, Jerry Okorodudu, says he struggled to feed his family before the sports ministry paid his outstanding three-month salary allowance after two-years The PUNCH reports. The Olympian, a former national boxing coach, was in dire need of financial assistance for surgery in August, before help came from sports minister, Sunday Dare, and… Read More »

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Kwara to name stadium after Rashidi Yekini – Gov

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Thursday said the state Stadium Sports Complex, Ilorin will be named after the late Rashidi Yekini. Abdulrazaq, who held a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, in his office in Abuja said progress has been made in immortalising the football icon. He said,… Read More »

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Odion Ighalo named Dettol brand Ambassador

Announcing the partnership via his Twitter account, the Manchester United star striker, who won the Golden boot, at AFCON 2019, said that as a sportsman he shares very similar values with the Dettol Cool brand The values, according to him, include – staying protected and safe from germs, staying fit and healthy, and being the… Read More »

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Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100-goal mark for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Portugal beat Sweden 2-0 on Tuesday. It took his tally for his country to 101 international goals. Ronaldo netted the first just before half time in the UEFA Nations League fixture. The Juventus forward struck a fantastic free-kick from 25 yards over the wall and beyond goalkeeper Robin Olsen’s… Read More »

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Messi finally returns to Barcelona training

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has finally returned to the club’s pre-season training ahead of the 2020/21 season. Barcelona disclosed this known in a post via the club’s official Twitter handle on Monday. Messi now wants to reintegrate himself into the team following his failed attempt to leave Barcelona this summer. The Argentine was seen driving… Read More »

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Anthony Joshua denies alleged affair with Mahrez’s wife

Anthony Joshua’s team have come out fighting after the heavyweight superstar was linked to the wife of Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, reports dailymail.co.uk. Joshua, 30, has reportedly been spotted out and about with 26-year-old Rita, who has two children with Mahrez but is now separated from the footballer. Reports in the Sun stated that… Read More »

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Ivory Coast, Tunisia quality opposition for Eagles – Ex-stars

Ex-Super Eagles players, Austin Eguavoen, Mutiu Adepoju and Ike Shorunmu have applauded the Nigeria Football Federation for organising friendly games against Ivory Coast and Tunisia for the Super Eagles. NFF President Amaju Pinnick announced on Wednesday that the Eagles would file out against the Elephants on October 9, before facing the Carthage Eagles four days… Read More »