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Kelechi Iheanacho: Man City Striker Close To £25m Leicester Move

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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to making a £25m move to Leicester City. The 20-year-old Nigerian is in advanced talks with the Foxes and is thought to be keen to make the switch. Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in 64 games in all competitions since making his debut for Manchester...

FIFA Suspends Sudan Football Association

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The world football governing body, FIFA, has suspended the Sudan Football Association (SFA) starting from July 6. “We are obliged to inform you that the SFA is suspended in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council,” said part of the letter, addressed to the SFA General Secretary...

Super Eagles Remain 38th In The World, 4th In Africa In Latest FIFA Rankings

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‎Despite the 0-2 loss suffered by the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their last competitive game against South Africa in Uyo, the Nigeria senior national team maintained their position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by world soccer governing body. The Super Eagles pulled 730 points to maintain their spot of...

Lacazette Reveals That Countryman Henry Inspired 'Dream' Arsenal Move

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New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette has said that Thierry Henry was a major part of the inspiration for his “dream” move to the Emirates. Lacazette, 26, completed a reported €53 million move — which would be a Gunners club record — on Wednesday, and afterward he told the club’s website that...

John Terry Joins Aston Villa

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Chelsea legend, John Terry, has joined Championship side, Aston Villa,  after his glittering career at Stamford Bridge came to an end at the close of the 2016-17 season. The move was confirmed by Villa owner and chairman of Aston Villa,  Tony Xia, on Monday. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📞Welcome JT to Birmingham city...Aston Villa🌈!#UTV! @AVFCOfficial Announcement shortly! —...

Football Star Messi Weds Childhood Sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Lionel Messi said “I do” to childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the “wedding of the century.” Following the private ceremony, the couple appeared happy and relaxed as they walked a red carpet before...

England 2018 Bid Plan A ‘Form of Bribery’ – FIFA Report

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A plan for England to play a friendly in Thailand to win backing for their 2018 World Cup bid was “a form of bribery”, investigators were told. Ex-Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson made the admission when interviewed during an inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting bids. On Tuesday, football’s...

Nigeria’s Onyekuru Snubs Arsenal, Joins Everton

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Nigeria’s strike sensation, Henry Onyekuru, has signed to join Everton for £6.8m, snubbing a move to Premier League rivals, Arsenal. Henry, who scored 22 goals in 38 games for Belgium’s KAS Eupen last season, will, however, be loaned to Anderlecht next season. He is believed to have undergone a medical at Everton’s...

Former Heartland Coach, Kelechi Emeteole, Dies

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Former Nigerian International and Ex-Heartland Football Club coach, Kelechi Emeteole, has died. Emeteole, who was also a former head coach of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, reportedly died in an Indian hospital. Popularly known as The Caterpillar, Emeteole was part of the Green Eagles, and managed several clubs including Rangers of Enugu,...

Edo Govt To Upgrade Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has restated the commitment of his administration to re-position sports in the state by upgrading the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium to meet international standard in a bid to attract world class sporting events to the state. The Governor gave the assurance when he...

Mayweather, Mcgregor Agree To August Super Fight

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history. Mayweather and McGregor -- kingpins of their sports -- will climb into a boxing...

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua To Visit Nigeria In August

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World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August, during which he would pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja; and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states. He would also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife,...

Goalkeeper Ariyo Gets 12-Match Ban

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Sunshine Stars goalkeeper David Ariyo has been handed a 12-match suspension for "breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules." Ariyo was charged by the League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for assaulting an assistant referee during his team's 2-1 home loss to Plateau United on 7...

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of €14.8m Tax Fraud In Spain

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Prosecutor alleges footballer used shell company, failed to declare some earnings and under-reported others.

Kevin Durant, Warriors Beat Cavaliers In Game 5 To Win 2017 NBA Championship

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The Golden State Warriors exorcised the demons of their blown 3-1 lead last season and reclaimed their place atop the NBA summit Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant, who was named Finals MVP, led the way with a Finals career-high...

French Open: Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win The Tournament For A 10th Time

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Spain's Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to...

Gernot Rohr Reveals Why He Left Out Chinese-Based Players

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Gernot Rohr has revealed why he opted against selecting Chinese-based players such as such as John Obi-Mikel, Odion Ighalo and Anthony Ujah for his latest Nigeria squad. Along with the above-mentioned trio, Obafemi Martins and Brown Ideye were also left out of the Super Eagles’ squad for their upcoming 2019 Africa...

Riyad Mahrez Asks To Leave Leicester City

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Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has announced he wants to leave the club. The 26-year-old, who joined from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, said he had agreed "to stay for another season" following "a good discussion with the chairman" after the Foxes won the Premier League...

Arsene Wenger’s Future In Arsenal To Be Announced Soon

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A board meeting is taking place at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (May 30) with the future of Arsene Wenger as manager on the agenda. Wenger’s contract as manager of the club ended with the final match of the season and decisions on his future have been made by senior management. Board...

Alcohol Was Not Involved In My Arrest –Tiger Woods

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Former world golf number one,  Tiger Woods said alcohol was not a factor in his DUI arrest earlier on Monday and instead blamed an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. Woods, who is currently sidelined from competition after having his fourth back surgery in April, said in a statement he took full...