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Maradona Lauds ‘Revelation’ Mbappe

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Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris...

Federer Voted BBC Overseas Sports Personality Of The Year

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Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam titles. The Swiss, 36, returned from six months out with knee trouble to win the Australian Open before picking up...

‘Honest’ Conte Says Title Still A Pipe Dream

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Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte, says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic contenders for the Premier League title. Conte claimed after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United that his side’s defence of their title was effectively over. He was happy with the way his...

National Sports Festival: Swan Tells FG, Cross River To Complete Abandoned Projects

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The federal and Cross River State Governments have been told not to abandon various sports projects meant for the national sports festival littered across the state capital in the interest of the sports loving people in the state Chairman of sports writers association of Nigeria, swan, cross river state chapter, Comrade...

Brussels Loses Euro 2020 Matches To Wembley – UEFA

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Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday. The European football governing body’s executive committee decided “unanimously” to strip Brussels of its four matches due to the inability of Belgian organisers to guarantee the new...

UEFA To Reject Milan’s Voluntary Settlement – Reports

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European football governing body UEFA is set to refuse AC Milan’s application for a voluntary agreement regarding Financial Fair Play rules, Italian press said on Thursday. With a loss of some 255 million euros ($300m) over the last three seasons, fallen Italian giants Milan are some way from complying with UEFA’s...

Zidane Struggling To Shore Up Madrid Defence

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The French international limped off holding his left leg as Madrid edged out Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday. However, with the defending champions already having secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League behind Tottenham Hotspur in Group H, Zinedine Zidane was more...

Klopp Calls For Liverpool Focus After Euro Spree

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Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool players not to succumb to the hype generated by their own scintillating performances after they crushed Spartak Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout rounds. Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ shone in a 7-0 trouncing of Spartak on Wednesday, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick, Sadio Mane claiming...

Super Eagles World Cup Preparation To Gulp N3bn

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Minister of youth and sports development Solomon Dalung has assured Nigerians of government's determination to assisting the super eagles stage a successful outing in the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia.  Speaking to state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, Dalung said...

Sterling Bounces Back From City Brink

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From the “hated one” to the hero of Manchester City’s record-setting run, Raheem Sterling has come a long way in the last 18 months. When Sterling arrived for pre-season training with City, the England winger faced an uncertain future amid talk Arsenal wanted to sign him as part of a deal...

Flamingoes Leave For Ethiopia For U-17 World Cup Qualifier

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The national Under-17 women team, the Flamingoes, on Thursday departed the country for Ethiopia ahead of their Uruguay 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier. Flamingoes will clash with Ethiopian counterparts in Addis Ababa on Sunday, December 3 in their first qualifying match for the World Cup finals. Coach Bala Nikyu led...

‘Godfather Of Shanghai Football’ Inspired By Man Utd

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He is known as the “Godfather of Shanghainese football”, is a former player and manager of the Chinese national team, and owns a side in the Spanish league. Now, at the age of 73, the charismatic Xu Genbao is taking on his toughest assignment yet: forming a club from scratch to...

Petr Cech Refuses To Abandon Title Hope

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Petr Cech believes Arsenal could be in contention for the Premier League title come the end of the season despite trailing leaders Manchester City by 12 points going into Wednesday’s match with Huddersfield. A win would probably still leave the Gunners well adrift of record-breaking City, with Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten side...

Bale Finally Back For Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale is set to feature for the first time in two months when Real Madrid host third-tier Fuenlebrada in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday, but Zinedine Zidane has pleaded for patience with the Welshman’s fitness. Bale’s four-year spell in the Spanish capital has been dogged by injuries, particularly in...

BREAKING: AC Milan Appoint Gattuso As Coach

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Fallen Italian giants, AC Milan, have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said Monday. The seven-time European champions are lying seventh in Serie A after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday. “AC Milan announces the exemption of Vincenzo Montella...

Gernot Rohr Hopes Kevin Akpoguma Will Choose Nigeria Over Germany

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes former German youth international Kevin Akpoguma decides to play for his team. This comes after the manager was in Europe to embark on a scouting mission last weekend where he watched the Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Rohr revealed his delight after...

Real Madrid Cruise Into Last 16, Liverpool Blow Three-Goal Lead

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL,...

Udinese Sack Coach Del Neri

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Luigi Del Neri was fired as Udinese coach on Tuesday with the club 14th in Serie A just three points above the drop zone. The former Juventus and Roma coach is 67 and looks set to be replaced by Massimo Oddo, 41, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning...

British Royal Pays Tribute To Late Jana Novotna

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British royal the Duchess of Kent has paid tribute to former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna following the Czech player’s death from cancer, saying the tournament “will not be the same without her”. Novotna captured hearts in Britain in 1993 when she featured in one of the most enduring images in the...

Dybala, Messi Renew Rivalry In Champions League Clash

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Juventus star, Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona. The 30-year-old Messi scored two goals to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Juventus, last season’s finalists, at the Nou...


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