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Fmr Super Eagles’ Capt, Coach Keshi Dies At 54

Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is died. According to a statement by his family, he died of cardiac arrest The death came as a huge surprise to the family that has been trying to bear the loss of late Keshi’s wife Nkem. Mr Emmanuel Ado, who announcing the death of Keshi popularly called […]


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Nigeria’s Sharubutu Excels At Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

Nigeria’s Philibus Sharubutu has finished in the top group at the Schneider Electric sponsored Paris Marathon 2016, which took place on Sunday, April 3. Sharubutu, who was sponsored to the race by Schneider Electric, clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, just 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, Cyprian Kotut of Kenya. By virtue of this performance, […]


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Infantino Emerges FIFA President

Gianni Infantino has succeeded Sepp Blatter as the new president of FIFA after winning an election that went to two rounds on Friday in Zurich. The 45-year-old UEFA General Secretary, a lawyer and sports administrator, who joined European football’s governing body in 2000 and rose through the ranks, became FIFA’s first new president in 18 […]


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Ambode Welcomes FC Barcelona’s Decision To Set Up Soccer Academy In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has welcomed the decision of Barcelona FC of Spain to establish its first football academy in Africa in the state. Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Alausa while receiving the senior management staff of the football club, said he was delighted with the development. He said it was […]


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8 Nigerian Athletes Barred For Doping, Including 4 Gold Medalists

…Long Jumpers, Weightlifter, Wrestler Stripped Of Medals Nigeria has banned eight athletes for doping, four of them gold-medal winners and one a silver medalist at the All Africa Games last year. Long jumpers Chinazom Amadi and Samson Idiata, weightlifter Elisabeth Onua and wrestler Patience Opuene were all barred following failed drug tests at the games […]


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FIFA Confirms Five Candidates For Feb 26 Presidency

FIFA’s ad-hoc Electoral Committee has formally admitted five candidates to contest for the presidency of soccer’s global governing body at an election scheduled for February 26, 2016. The world body gave the names of the candidates in statement to include:Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheik Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain and […]


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Adidas Hand Ozil Laceless Boots For Chelsea Tie

Arsenal mercurial midfielder Mesut Ozil is expected to wear revolutionary Adidas laceless boots against Chelsea when both sides file out for the Barclays Premier League week 23 fixture at the Emirates on Sunday. The new boot has a “larger surface area to generate more power and accuracy,” according to Adidas. Basically, players who previously blamed […]


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Arsenal Offer £6m For Nwakali, Chukwueze

English Premier League side, Arsenal, has offered a total of £6million for Nigerian youngsters, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze. The youngsters, who shone at last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in November, are expected with their guardians and academy officials in London this month to complete the transfer to the London Gunners, africanFootball.com […]


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Arsene Wenger Confirms £5m Elneny Is Close

… Predicts Busiest January Transfer Window Ever Arsene Wenger is predicting one of the busiest January transfer windows on record as clubs scramble to enhance their status in the top flight. The Barclays Premier League is wide open at the top and the bottom and Wenger expects this will encourage greater levels of spending. Arsenal […]


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Arsenal Tables N752.5m For Golden Eaglet’s Captain

English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal has reignited its interest in Nigeria Under 17 international Kelechi Nwakali. According to Vanguard Newspapers Jonathan Barnet’s Stellar Group has informed Diamond Academy Umuahia that Arsenal was ready to meet the central midfielder’s 3.5 million Euros about (N752.5million) asking price. However, it is understood that Arsenal will only offer […]