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Super Eagles vice captain leads seven others to camp Tuesday

Troost Ekong would be ready for Brazil

Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong would report for national duty on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Squirrels of Benin Republic. Ekong is expected to arrive at the team’s Le Meridien camp in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital in the morning. Seven more players are also expected to […]

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VAR Controversy: Guardiola escapes FA’s axe

Pep Guardiola escapes FA axe

The FA would not take any disciplinary action against Pep Guardiola over his “sarcastic” congratulation of officiating referee Michael Oliver in the aftermath of Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The City manager was seen raving at the match officials for not awarding two penalties in the course of the game. […]

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Redknapp: How City can pip Liverpool to the title

Jamie Redknapp on Liverpool and Manchester City

Jamie Redknapp says that only “crazy injuries” to Liverpool players would give Manchester City any sort of chance to win the Premier League. Liverpool’s 3-1 victory at Anfield over City put Jurgen Klopp’s side nine points clear of the defending champions, in fourth, and eight ahead of Leicester and Chelsea. They have taken 34 points […]

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Arsenal make U-turn, pass vote of confidence on Emery

Unai Emery has been given a vote of confidence by the Arsenal hierarchy following the club’s poor run of form. The Gunners have gone five games without a win in all competitions and now sit eight points adrift of the top four following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City. Arsenal’s poor results have seen Emery […]

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FIFA, World Leagues Forum sign cooperation agreement

FIFA and the World Leagues Forum, the body representing the professional football leagues at worldwide level, have signed a cooperation agreement to work together on the development of professional football. The agreement was signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and World Leagues Forum Chairman Christian Seifert (also the CEO of the Bundesliga) at the Home […]

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AFCON Qualifiers: Idowu Out, Enyimba’s Anaemena in

Super Eagles defender Bryan Idowu is out of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers due to passport issues, SportingLife.ng gathers. Idowu, who stars for Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia, will be out of Eagles’ game against Benin Republic at Uyo on Wednesday and Lesotho away at the Setsoto stadium, Maseru on Sunday Home based Ifeanyi Anaemena of Enyimba […]

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Xhaka: I’m ready to battle for Arsenal place

Granit Xhaka may have been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy due to his public run-in with the club’s fans but he says he will be staying and fighting for his place in the team. The volatile 27-year-old Swiss international midfielder has not played since he mouthed an obscenity at a section of Gunners fans jeering […]

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Super Eagles job: Pinnick lists conditions to keep Gernot Rohr

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has listed conditions Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr must meet to extend his contract when his current deal expires next summer. Pinnick during an interview with Channels Television on Monday morning, November 11, Pinnick stressed that the Franco-German tactician will have a clause that makes it important to […]

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Champions League: Top European club axe Senegal forward for unruly act

Belgium’s Club Brugge have suspended striker Mbaye Diagne for missing a penalty in their narrow Champions League loss at Paris St Germain that he was not listed to take. The striker got up off the turf after being fouled by Thiago Silva in the 74th minute of the game at the Parc des Princes on […]

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Nigerian lifter faces eight-yr ban for doping offences

A Nigerian weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, stripped of a Commonwealth Games gold medal for doping when she was 16 years old has tested positive again and faces an eight-year ban from the sport. The lifter, whose sample showed traces of steroids, is the third Nigerian woman to have twice tested positive in recent years – all […]

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