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Luis Enrique Named New Spain Head Coach On 2-Year Deal

Luis Enrique has been named Spain’s new boss following the pre-World Cup sacking of Julen Lopetegui, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has affirmed on Monday La Roja’s World Cup campaign plummeted into chaos just two days before their opening Group match with Portugal, as Lopetegui was relieved of his duty because of agreeing to join Real Madrid after the ...

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World Cup: What Happened In 1966 Is Happening In 2018!

England last won the World Cup in 1966 but there’s historical proof that the side will be crowned champions of the world once again, at this summer’s tournament in Russia. In 1966, England smashed Germany 4-2 at Wembley to win their first ever World Cup. But it’s also the year Real Madrid won the European Cup, Burnley qualified for Europe, ...

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Mikel Obi – Why I Rejected Man United For Chelsea

John Obi Mikel has revealed that he rejected a move to Manchester United and opted for Chelsea because the London club were prepared to sign three more Nigerian players. Mikel was 18 at the time and playing for Norwegian club Lyn Oslo when he was filmed accepting a Man United shIrt from club representative Jim Ryan with the number 21 ...

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Leonel Messi Reveals What They Did To Win Nigeria Yesterday

Lionel Messi, the Argentine ace player, who scored the opening goal against Nigeria in the last group D match of the FIFA World Cup in Russia has referred to the encounter as ‘a difficult one’. Speaking at the post-match conference shortly after his team beat Nigeria 2-1 at St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday, Messi who agreed that the match was ...

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Super Eagles Begin Their First Training In Russia Ahead Of World Cup

The Super Eagles who have arrived Russia for the world cup – held their first training session in Essentuki on Tuesday evening before departing their base for Kaliningrad on Wednesday. The Eagles’ first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup comes up against Croatia on Saturday at the 35,000 –capacity Kaliningrad Arena. The 2013 African Cup of Nations winners are ...

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N’golo Kante Drives A N9.6m Mini Cooper S

27 year old N’golo Kante moved to Chelsea after helping Leicester win the title in 2015-16 season. He won his second Premier League crown the following season under Antonio Conte. His amazing performances and ability to be everywhere on the pitch made some to joke that 70% of the earth is covered by water and the rest by N’Golo Kante. ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson In Intensive Care After Brain Sugery

Legendary former football manager Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage after being rushed to hospital amid fears for his health. The 76-year-old suffered a fall at his Cheshire home as a result, and was quickly taken via an ambulance to Macclesfield district hospital. The Scotsman was subsequently transferred, with a police escort, to be treated at ...

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Blessing Oborududu Wins Gold At Comonwealth Games

Nigerian wrestler and 8-time African champion, Blessing Oborududu, came from behind to defeat Canada’s Danielle Lappage 4-3 and claim the gold medal at stake in the 68kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. On her way to claiming the gold medal, the 29-year old Niger Delta University undergraduate had brushed aside Lilian Ntigha (Kenya), Sherin Sultana (Bangladesh) and ...

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Galadima Claims 8th Gold For Nigeria

Nigeria’s Suwaibidu Galadima on Friday won gold in the men’s T47 100m at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. T47 is a disability sports classification for athletes with disability, primarily for competitors with a wrist or below amputation. Galadima recorded a time of 11.04 seconds to win his first prize. James Arnott from England won silver with a time of ...

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Injured Obafemi Martins Set For Surgery In UK, Ruled Out For 7 Months

Injured Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins will undergo surgery on his ruptured quadriceps tendon in the United Kingdom, his Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua have announced. Martins suffered a quadriceps tendon rupture while in action for Shanghai Shenhua in an Asian Champions League game against Kashima Antlers which ended 2-2 in midweek. “Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. ...

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Alex Iwobi’s Roommate Brings Microwave With Him On International Duty

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi’s roommate couldn’t turn up on international duty without his home comforts. The 21-year-old Super Eagles forward uploaded an Instagram video of his international compatriot appearing to sort out his team kit while the microwave is heating up his food. Alongside the clip was the caption: “Only person I know, who brings a microwave on International Duty.” ...

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Nigerian Athlete And Official Investigated For Doping In The Commonwealth Games

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday inaugurated a 5-man committee to investigate the alleged violation of doping rules and improper conduct in the ministry. Inaugurating the committee, Dalung charged the committee to be fair and thorough in its investigation on the matter that has brought lots of misconceptions in the ministry. Dalung informed the committee that ...

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