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Mourinho: I consulted Terry, Cahill on Falcao

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho consulted with central defensive duo John Terry and Gary Cahill before bringing Radamel Falcao in on loan. According to Soccerway, eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Mourinho opted to sign Falcao on loan, after the Colombian endured a difficult temporary spell at Manchester United last ...

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FG approves fund for All Africa Games

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The Federal Government has approved fund for the All Africa Games holding from September 4 to 19 in Brazzaville, Congo, the Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut, has said. The Nigeria Olympics Committee has tentatively listed 21 sports for Team Nigeria ahead of the continental events, but a ...

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Rooney set for Everton return

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will once again pull on an Everton shirt after agreeing to play in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial next month. Everton fan Rooney came through the youth ranks at Goodison Park and played alongside fellow striker Ferguson after breaking into the first-team as a 16-year-old, according to ...

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REPORT: Oliseh eyes Jordon Ibe

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New Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh is planning to meet with Jordon Ibe to persuade the Liverpool’s rising star to commit his international future to Nigeria, AfricanFootball.com reports. Ibe, who was born in London to Nigerian parents, has represented England at the U-18 and U-19 levels. However, the teenager is still ...

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Messi To Flag Off Afcon 2017 Countdown

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Argentina and Barcelona winger, Lionel Messi will flag off the official countdown to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. President of the host nation, Ali Bongo Odinmba, will, in company of the four-time Fifa Ballon d’Or winner, perform the foundation-laying ceremony at the proposed 20,000-capacity Port-Gentil stadium ...

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Spurs Table £8m Bid for Chelsea’s Victor Moses

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Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in Chelsea FC forward, Victor Moses, as they prepare to lose Andros Townsend this summer. The White Hart Lane club have tabled an £8m offer for the former Crystal Palace winger, according to several reports in UK tabloids. Negotiations between both London clubs ...

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Oliseh Wants More Changes to Eagles Back-Room Personnel

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Sunday Oliseh has demanded for further reshuffling of his back-room staff, according to a top official. The new Super Eagles coach is determined to inject freshness into the management of his inherited team and has moved for extra changes to his back-room staff. Keshi, you could recall, earlier favoured the ...

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Oliseh Gets N15m Advance, Says ‘I’m No Messiah’

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it has concluded plan to pay the new Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh three months salaries in advance. NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed yesterday during the official unveiling of the former Juventus midfield maestro as Coach Stephen Keshi’s successor at the media center ...

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Mayweather ‘Bad For Boxing’ – Khan

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Floyd Mayweather Jr is “bad for boxing” according to Amir Khan, who remains hopeful of facing the unbeaten welterweight champion. The boxing world is still waiting for ‘Money’ (48-0-KO26) to confirm his opponent for September 12 but despite reports suggesting it will be Andre Berto, Khan is not giving up ...

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LMC names goal scorer award after Rashidi Yekini

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he League Management Company (LMC), has confirmed that the yet-to-be-unveiled highest goal scorer award for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), will be named after Rashidi Yekini. LMC chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko, explained that the decision was arrived at, in order to immortalise the late Super Eagles striker, who scored ...

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Arsenal start pre-season with 4-0 win over Singapore XI

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Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick, as Arsenal began pre-season preparations with a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of a selected Singapore side. Manager, Arsene Wenger left out nine of his regular starters, but names like Jack Wilshere, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Francis Coquelin started the match. But it was ...

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Sunday Oliseh To Emerge As Nigeria’s New Coach

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The 40-year-old former midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, who captained Nigeria and won 63 caps, is set to be appointed in the coming days.The NFF have acted quickly to fill the vacancy following the sacking of Stephen Keshi on Saturday. Oliseh was part of the Nigeria squad that won the Africa Cup ...

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Dutch coach to manage Falcons –Report

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Nigeria are in advanced talks with Dutch coach Hesterine de Reus, who has managed Australia women’s team, to take over the Super Falcons, AfricanFootball.com has revealed. The 53-year-old has also worked with the Dutch FA, PSV Eindhoven women’s team as well as the Jordan women’s team, leading them to win ...

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Serena wins battle of Williams sisters

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On what has been described as ‘Manic Monday’ by tennis fans and analysts, yesterday saw the last 32 male and female players in the world take to the stage for the last 16 spots in the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing Wimbledon. In the highly-anticipated clash of the top sisters ...

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BREAKING: Mario Balotelli’s Father Is Dead

Italy's soccer player Mario Balotelli attends a training session for the Euro 2012 at the city stadium in Poznan, in this file photo taken June 17, 2012. Italian striker Mario Balotelli's starring performance in the Euro soccer championship last month has focused a rare spotlight on the serious but neglected problem of racism in Italy. According to a 2011 Human Rights Watch report, Italy has failed to take effective action to prevent and prosecute racist violence and consistently understated the problem. To match story ITALY-RACISM/                 REUTERS/Tony Gentile (POLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY)

Mario Balotelli will fly back to Italy for the funeral of his father Francesco.The Liverpool striker and Italy international was born in Palermo to the Barwuah family, but adopted by the Balotellis in Brescia before he turned three. Father Mario died after a long illness and the funeral will be ...

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NFF fires Keshi, Amodu takes over

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The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles. A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and ...

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Higuain Could Join Arsenal If They Trigger His Release Clause

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New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has admitted they could be tempted to allow Gonzalo Higuain leave the Serie A club this summer if the players’ buy-out clause is triggered. Premier League side Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for the Argentina international, and have reportedly had an opening ...

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Lukas Podolski Joins Galatasaray from Arsenal

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The 30-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Turkish club for a fee reported to worth £2.8m. Podolski scored 31 goals in 82 appearances in two-and-a-half seasons at the Emirates stadium, after joining from German club FC Koln. He helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2013 but spent ...

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