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BREAKING: Former Super Eagles Coach Is Dead!

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A former coach of the Nigerian senior national team, Super Eagles, chief Paul Hamilton, is dead. Hamilton who also coached the Super Falcons had battled several ailments that led to the amputation of his leg at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) earlier this year. He died at the military hospital on Thursday at the age of 75. More details …

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BREAKING NEWS: Shanghai Shenhua Football Club’s Stadium Engulfed In Fire

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The stadium of the Chinese club Obafemi Martins plays for was, on Tuesday, engulfed by a fire outbreak. A part of Martins’ Shanghai Shenhua football club’s stadium was damaged in the fire incident. According to reports, the fire broke out at the Hongkou Stadium early Tuesday and was extinguished by mid-morning. The fire was prevented from spreading to the other …

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Ronaldo world highest-paid footballer, Mourinho best-paid coach

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Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has been adjudged the best-paid footballer in the world for the 2016/2017 season. According to France Football, Ronaldo earned $95.3million in that period. The media outlet said it based its figures on salary, bonuses and advertising income. His eternal rival Lionel Messi, is in second place with $76.5million, while his Barcelona team-mate Neymar …

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Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings

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Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday’s edition of France Football. Messi’s Brazilian teammate Neymar is third with 55.5 million euros ahead of Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale (41m) …

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Euro World Cup qualifying round-up

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Sunday’s round of World Cup qualifiers involving European nations saw Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia all pick up important wins. Czech Republic’s World Cup hopes remain in tact after they thrashed Group C basement boys San Marino 6-0 at Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle. A brace each from Antonin Barak (17′, 24′) and Vladimir Darida (19′, 77′ pen) set up the …

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Rohr wants Chelsea youngster for Nigeria

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Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr is eager to see Chelsea youngster Ola Aina switch international allegiance to the Super Eagles. The 20-year-old was born in London and has represented England at youth level, but he is now considering ditching the Three Lions to represent Nigeria. Aina was in the crowd for Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Senegal, and Rohr admitted after the …

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Rohr promises better outing against Burkina Faso

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‘Friendlies Will Help Eagles Against Cameroun’ Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has promised Nigerians a better outing when the national team plays against Burkina Faso on Monday.Although many football pundits have praised the Eagles for the 1-1 draw they got from the game against Senegal on Thursday, Rohr believes his would be better prepared for Burkina Faso after three …

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Africa elected Ahmad for change, says Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was “a vote for change” after almost 30 years under Cameroonian Issa Hayatou. Ahmad, head of Madagascar’s football federation, won the election in the Ethiopian capital this month by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20. “The African confederation needed to decide what it wanted …

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Iheanacho preserves Rohr’s unbeaten Nigerian record

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s penalty seven minutes from time secured a 1-1 draw with Senegal, preserving Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s unbeaten record on Thursday. Veteran striker Moussa Sow had given the Senegalese — ranked five places higher than the Nigerians in the African football rankings — the lead early in the second-half. That goal looked like giving the Teranga …

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Uefa wants to end big clubs ‘hoarding’ talent

during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2014 in London, England.

The Uefa president has said he wants to make changes to the transfer system in a bid to prevent big clubs from hoarding all the best players. Speaking to a conference in Lisbon, Aleksander Ceferin, president of football’s governing body in Europe, said a “luxury tax” and squad limits were needed to stop rich clubs dominating the game. The “excessive …

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Podolski signs off in style

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Lukas Podolski brought the curtain down on a glittering international career with the winner in his final game as Germany beat England 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday. The script seemed to be written for the FC Koln youth product, who retires one goal shy of the 50-mark, in his 130th appearance for Die Mannschaft. The Three Lions will …

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Eagles’, Lions’ friendly goes on despite terrorist attack in London

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says the friendly match between the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal slated for today at the Hive Stadium in London will hold despite a terrorist attack in the city yesterday. A woman was killed on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police said was a terrorist incident yesterday afternoon. A police officer …

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Eagles’ reunion excites Iheanacho as Ezenwa, Etebo join team today

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Super Eagles’ striker, Kelechi Iheanacho is happy to reunite with his Super Eagles colleagues, as they prepare for tomorrow’s international friendly against Senegal. About 19 players were in the Super Eagles’ camp yesterday. According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), home-based Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Oghenekaro Etebo (Portugal) and Musa Muhammed (Bosnia Herzegovina) are expected today, while South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi …

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IVORY COAST APPOINT WILMOTS AS COACH

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The coach has agreed to a two year deal which sees him replace Michel Dussuyer who resigned following their disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaign Former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has been appointed head coach of Ivory Coast, it has been confirmed. The 48-year-old has been out of football since his departure from the Red Devils after Euro 2016, having …

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FIFA to decide Senegal, South Africa fate

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FIFA are deliberating whether the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal should be replayed in light of new match-fixing regulations. The match, which Bafana Bafana won 2-1 in November, has been marred by reports that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey deliberatly influenced the outcome. He handed South Africa a penalty when the ball came off a defender’s leg, …

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