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


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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


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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Japan beat England, face USA in final


Edmonton (Canada) (AFP) – Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett, setting up a Women’s World Cup final rematch against the United States. The Asian champions, who defeated the Americans on penalty kicks in the 2011 championship match, take ...

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Okagbare-Igho in Dicey 100m Meeting Areva Field this Weekend


The IAAF Diamond League returns in Paris this weekend with the women’s 100m list providing the most unpredictable lineup of athletes; five of them who have run sub-11 seconds times this season. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be looking to upstage the favourites at Meeting Areva after dropping down the leaderboard ...

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Wimbledon 2015: Murray, Federer, Kvitova Into Last 32


2013 champion Andy Murray advanced into the third round at Wimbledon with a commanding win over Dutchman Robin Haase. The third seed sealed a 6-1 6-1 6-4 win on court one in one hour and 27 minutes. He will face Italian 25th seed Andreas Seppi or Croatian teenager Borna Coric ...

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