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Keshi seeks S’African league job

Former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi could soon be coaching a club in South Africa, The PUNCH has learnt. The former captain of New Nigeria Bank club is interested in coaching in the Premier Soccer League, according to agent Tim Sukazi. Keshi, who is currently without a job after leaving the Super Eagles last year, has […]

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Eto’o, Terry To Be Honoured At Yobo Game

Four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o and some other top footballers would be honoured at the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game scheduled for May 27 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The event, planned to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football, is bankrolled majorly by the Rivers State Government with […]

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No Olympics For Messi

Argentina captain Lionel Messi concedes he is disappointed he will not represent his country at the Olympic Games in Rio, ESPN reports. The Barcelona talisman was left out of his nation’s Olympic squad in order to take part in the Copa America Centenario, which begins on June 3 and will be held in the United […]

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Match Commissioner Dies In Kano Hotel

ONE of the match commissioners for the Week 15 matches of the Nigeria Premier League, Tanko Nuru, was on Monday found dead in his hotel room in Kano. Nuru, who oversaw the match between Kano Pillars and Ikorodu United in Kano on Sunday, was reported dead on Monday morning by the hotel staff, who reportedly […]

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Taraba, Ekiti Rule Aso T’tennis

Taraba and Ekiti states on Saturday won the  men and women’s singles at the 2016 Aso TableTennis Naional Championship, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The four-day tournament at the Abuja  Stadium saw Seun Ajetunmobi of Taraba beating  Onaolapo Ojo of Ondo 4-0 in the men’s singles final  to become champion with a cash award […]

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My City best yet to come —Iheanacho

Manchester City can expect more from Kelechi Iheanacho next season as 19-year-old seeks to build on an impressive debut campaign. The Nigeria striker has vindicated Manuel Pellegrini’s decision not to buy another striker this season with his dynamic performances – often from the substitutes’ bench – scoring 13 goals. A tally of seven in the […]

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WEEKLY | FIXTURES

WEEKLY | FIXTURES All times CAT (SA, GMT+2) 07 May 2016 Absa Premiership 15:00 Free State Stars v Platinum Stars Goble Park 15:00 Chippa United v Golden Arrows Buffalo City Stadium 20:15 Orlando Pirates v Maritzburg Utd Orlando Stadium CAF Confederation Cup MO Bejaia v Esperance El Merreikh v Kawkab Marrakech Ahli Tripoli v Misr […]

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Romanian Cup Final Postponed After Ekeng’s Death

The Romanian Cup final has been put back a week following the death of Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng during a league match, the Romanian Football Federation announced Saturday. Ekeng, 26, died after collapsing on the pitch while playing a first division match on Friday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest. The midfielder fell to the […]

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Nigeria Beat Egypt To Rio 2016 Spot

Nigeria have beaten Egypt to Africa’s sole qualification spot for the table tennis men’s team event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. But the Egyptians took the sole ticket on the continent for the women’s team event of the Games ahead of their West African rivals. According to the May rankings released by […]

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I Deserve Ligue 1 Keeper Gong —Enyeama

Former Super Eagles  captain Vincent Enyeama insists he is the clear favourite to win the goalkeeping award of Ligue 1. Enyeama, 33, has  produced a number of top-draw performances between the sticks for sixth-placed Lille in the French topfight – after keeping 14 clean sheets in 21 out of 35 matches. The most-capped Nigeria football […]

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Terry FOR Yobo Centenary Game

Chelsea Captain, John Terry, is the latest player from the English Premier League to confirm his availability in Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game scheduled for May 27 to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football. The centre-back, who captained the Three Lions between August 2006 and February 2010, […]

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Olympics: Oguchi, Antetokounmpo Make D’Tigers List

AnwilWłocławek of Poland shooting guard Chamberlain Oguchi, New York Knicks small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo and captain Olumide Oyedeji are among the 27 players named by coach William Voigt in D’Tigers’ preliminary list ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The list, dominated by overseas-based players, also has the Aminu brothers Al Farouq and Alade; Ike […]

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Leicester City Breaks 132-Years Jinx… Wins EPL

Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting achievements in English history was complete. In the second tier two […]

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Ronaldo Trains Ahead Of City Clash

Real Madrid’s hopes of Cristiano Ronaldo being fit for their Champions League semifinal, second leg with Manchester City on Wednesday were boosted as the Portuguese returned to training on Sunday. Ronaldo has missed Real’s last three games due to a thigh injury, but may be risked against City with the tie finely balanced at 0-0. […]