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BREAKING: Atletico beat Bayern to Champions League final

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 03:  Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid (7) celebrates with Gabi (L), Koke (2R) and Fernando Torres (R) as he scores their first goal during UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Club Atletico de Madrid at Allianz Arena on May 3, 2016 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid have dumped Bayern Munich out of the Champions League to return to the final for second time in three seasons. Diego Simeone’s men put in a disciplined display in the second leg of their semi-final qualifier to shatter Pep Guardiola’s dream of leaving Bayern with the coveted trophy. ...

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Messi provokes outrage in Egypt

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A charitable gesture by Argentine football star Lionel Messi has provoked outrage in Egypt, where a lawmaker and football official took umbrage at the donation: his sneakers, AFP reports. Messi, in an interview with the private satellite channel MBC Misr, had donated his shoes to the channel to auction them ...

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Egypt 1-0 Nigeria (Super Eagles say goodbye to AFCON 2017)

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The Super Eagles are now doomed in their aspirations to qualify for next year’s AFCON tournament in Gabon after losing 0-1 to Egypt in Alexandria tonight. The task before the Eagles became tougher after Friday’s 1-1 draw with Egypt in Kaduna and the withdrawal of Chad from the AFCON race. ...

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Dutch Football legend, Johan Cruyff dies at 68

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Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers in history, died on Thursday at the age of 68 after losing his battle with cancer, it was announced on his official Twitter account. The Dutchman won three European Cups as a player with Ajax as well as three Ballon d’Or titles (1971, ...

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ONE FOOTBALLER DIES, NINE INJURED IN BAUCHI ROAD ACCIDENT

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At least a footballer is said to have died while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries in a road accident on Monday night at the Four Square Church Junction, Rafin Zurfi,Yelwa, a densely populated suburb of Bauchi State. The footballers were said to have been returning from a football ...

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Mourinho signs pre-contract with Man Utd

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Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United with a view to replacing Louis van Gaal as manager of the English giants next season, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Sunday. Citing sources from Gestifute, the agency company owned by Mourinho’s representative Jorge Mendes, El Pais suggest a ...

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Nigeria will beat Egypt – Balogun, Samuel

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Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, and his teammate, Aaron Samuel, believe Nigeria will beat Egypt in both legs of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Egypt and Nigeria will clash on March 25 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna with the return fixture billed for the Borg El- Arab ...

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Eagles’ new foreign coach to earn $50,000 monthly

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Eagles’ new foreign coach to earn $50,000 monthly Cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are willing to pay a new foreign coach $50,000 a month, which is double what former coaches Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh were paid. The NFF have already been sounding out several candidates for the top coaching ...

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Gohcome plans big for Yobo testimonial match

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THE organisers of the forthcoming Joseph Yobo Centenary and Testimonial match, Gohcome Associates, are planning big for the event. The Chief Executive Director of Gohcome Associates, Waidi Akanni, said the event was unique in many ways and the organizing body was working hard to make Nigerians appreciate the essence of ...

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Kanu Soccer Academy to hold summer camp in Canada

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FROM August 1, 2016, kids from all over the world, from ages 11 to 18 will converge on Toronto, Canada, for the First Residential Soccer camp being put together by the Kanu Soccer Academy. The camp which has been divided into two phases will see over 400 kids from Africa, ...

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France seizes documents in probe targeting Blatter

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French authorities have seized documents from the the country’s football federation in connection with the Swiss criminal investigation targeting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, Switzerland said Wednesday. The search was conducted Tuesday — two days before Blatter’s 80th birthday — with Swiss officials present while French investigators ...

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Managing football in Nigeria tough, says Pinnick

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The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick , says that managing football in Nigeria is a tough call that requires patience and perseverance. Pinnick made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after he watched the derby between Ikorodu United and MFM FC on ...

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Siasia picks Moses, Samuel for Egypt games

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Samson Siasia has recalled Victor Moses and Aaron Samuel while selecting fresh players; Fanendo Adi, Umar Aminu and Stanley Amuzie, for this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt. The 42-man list which has 22 players from the domestic league with 20 pros from abroad does not reflect ...

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Siasia to recall Enyeama, Emenike to Super Eagles

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Super Eagles’ Interim Head Coach Samson Siasia on Friday assured that the consortium of coaches put together for the team would secure a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ticket. Siasia gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen in Abuja shortly after the Technical and Development Committee of the ...

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FIFA election heats up as rivals slam Infantino World Cup plan

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FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino’s plan for an expanded 40-team World Cup came under fire from two of his rivals as the campaign to secure the top job at the corruption-hit organization heated up on Thursday. Four of the five candidates to replace Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election ...

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Businessman Sues Football Star Nwankwo Kanu for N1 Billion

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Businessman/Lawyer, Ayoola Gam-Ikon, has asked a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja to order a former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, to pay him N1 billion, for what the claimant termed his malicious prosecution by the police. Gam-Ikon claimed to have on March 5, 2013 been arraigned on 19 counts ...

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