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Falcons set to fly over Lionesses

Officials for Tuesday’s 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Senegal have arrived in Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja. Florence Omagbemi Florence Omagbemi The Confederation of African Football appointed Zalikatou Traore Diallo from Guinea as the match commissioner, with Veronique Ike Ngomba from Congo as referee. Another Congolese, Julie Kyabuta Kanyembo will […]

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Lagos open water event for June

The Lagos International Open Water Championship 2016, which is organised by the Nigeria Aquatic Federation in conjunction with Geo Planning System Technologies, is scheduled for June 3 to 5 at the Lagos Water Regatta Village, Ikoyi. President of NAF, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, said the Nigerian winners of the event would be shortlisted to represent the country […]

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Iwobi’s impact surprised Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is surprised by Alex Iwobi’s sublime performances in recent weeks after he scored again versus Watford, AFP reports. Arsene Wenger says he did not expect Alex Iwobi to have such a big impact on Arsenal. The 19-year-old made his first-team debut in the 3-0 Premier League win over Swansea in October […]

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Egypt were afraid of Eagles – Aikhuomogbe

Egypt never believed they could beat Nigeria in their Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header, says former Super Eagles goalkeeper Andrew Aikhuomogbe. Italy-based Mohamed Salah snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw for the Pharaohs in  their first leg Group G class in Kaduna on March 25  to help the seven-time African champions maintain their […]

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El Clasico: Messi, Ronaldo, others eye Pichichi

Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid pits the two most expensive strike forces in history against one another. Barca hold a big 10-point advantage over Madrid in the La Liga title race, but the battle to be the league’s top scorer between Barca’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim […]

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Luis Suarez: I Won’t Change My Attitude

Luis Suarez said he will not change the way he plays but admits he must be more intelligent ahead of his return to competitive international football. Suarez is preparing to play a competitive match for Uruguay for the first time since the 2014 World Cup after he was found guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio […]

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JUST IN: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINAL DRAW IS OUT!

Manchester City were drawn against Ligue 1 holders PSG in the pick of the Champions League quarter-final draw. QUARTER-FINAL DRAW WOLFSBURG vs REAL MADRID Manchester City were drawn against Ligue 1 holders PSG in the pick of the Champions League quarter-final draw. QUARTER-FINAL DRAW WOLFSBURG vs REAL MADRID BAYERN MUNICH vs BENFICA BARCELONA vs ATLETICO […]

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I WOULD RATHER PICK MESSI’S LEFT FOOT TO RONALDO’S RIGHT FOOT – NEYMAR

Neymar has joked he would rather have Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi’s left leg than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s right. In a light-hearted exchange with UOL’s Mauro Beting, Neymar tackled several subjects including, unsurprisingly, the long-standing debate surrounding Messi and Ronaldo. But Neymar cheekily suggested he would rather Messi’s left leg than Ronaldo’s right. “I’d […]