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Dogara begs Dream Team not to boycott quarterfinal

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to Nigeria’s U-23 Dream Team at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics not to boycott their upcoming match against Denmark on Saturday. This is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr ...

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Keshi’s Burial Rites Begins Thursday

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The final journey of Nigeria football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi will begin in Benin City, Edo State on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that the final rites would now be confined to Edo and Delta States. The NFF delegation to the final rites will be led by ...

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Serena defeats Kerber to claim 2016 Wimbledon crown

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American Serena Williams on Saturday defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to win the 2016 Wimbledon women’s single title. The victory was third time luck for Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. It was her seventh Wimbledon crown. Williams was forced to ...

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Venus, Serena through to Wimbledon semi-finals

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The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, on Tuesday went through to the semi-finals of the 2016 Wimbledon Tennis Championships to set up prospects of an all-Williams final. Five-time champion Venus Williams reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2009 with victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova earlier in the day. ...

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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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