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France seizes documents in probe targeting Blatter


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


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


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


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


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


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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Buhari rewards U-16 football team with N2m each after 31 years


President Muhammadu Buhari has rewarded members of the nation’s Under-16 Football Team that won the 1985 FIFA Championship when he was military Head of State with N2m each. The President on Thursday announced the reward to the then U-16 players at a presidential reception organised for outstanding athletes/officials who did ...

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Police want Kenya football chief prosecuted for misappropriation of funds


The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has recommended the prosecution of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss, Mr Sam Nyamweya, over misappropriation of funds. CID officers have forwarded Mr Nyamweya’s file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr Keriako Tobiko, for review and possible arraignment in court. Investigators want ...

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Neymar will become the best in the world – Eto’o


Samuel Eto’o is in no doubt that Neymar will be the best player in the world once Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo are past their peak. The trio make up the shortlist for the 2015 Fifa Ballon d’Or, an accolade which the Argentine and the ...

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Who is Brazil’s greatest No.10 after Pele?


The three-time world champion immortalised the famous jersey, but which of his star-studded successors have been the Selecao’s best?Pele made it the most famous shirt in the world. The greatest player of all time, the only man who can claim to have won the World Cup on three occasions, it ...

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Dream Team VI win African U-23 Cup


Nigeria’s U-23 team also known as Dream Team VI have won the African U-23 Cup in Dakar, Senegal.The Samson Siasia-led team drew the first blood in the first half through Ogenekaro Etebo through a penalty only to give away the lead to Algeria by an own goal to put the ...

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Champions League Review: Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona win


There were no bad surprises in the Champions League on Tuesday night, as most of the big guns strolled to comfortable wins. Arsenal crushed Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at home, thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (brace). The Gunners now need to defeat Olympiakos by a two-goal margin ...

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Pinnick: PMB Deserves Place In Guinness Book Of Records


President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) is worthy of a bold mention in the Guinness Book of Records, according to NFF President Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick spoke in Santiago on Monday morning as he boarded a flight to Buenos Aires on the way back home from a success story at the FIFA U-17 ...

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