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John Obi Mikel: An Agent Once Offered Me $70,000 When I Was 15

Agents are known for their unscrupulous conduct in football as the story of John Obi Mikel’s protracted a controversial transfer move to Chelsea in 2006. The Former Chelsea midfielder revealed how a mysterious agent representing an anonymous club attempted to lure him to sign as a youngster with a briefcase …

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CAF List Of Nominees For African Player Of The Year Award

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the list of 30 finalist vying for African Player of the year. They also included Super Eagles’ Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong among 30 finalists for the 2017 CAF African Player of the Year Award. For the player of the year award …

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FIFA Increases World Cup Prize Money To $400 Million

FIFA has increased the prize money for teams participating at the FIFA World Cup in Russia to $400 million. The figure is a 12% increase from the $380 million paid in 2014 in Brazil. FIFA made the announcement after its Council meeting in Kolkata, India, where the FIFA U-17 World …

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Rohr Confirms Fresh Two Year Deal

Gernot Rohr has confirmed Owngoalnigeria.com report on his two year contract extension as coach of the Super Eagles following qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, Rohr’s contract carries a clause that triggers a two year extension if he qualifies Nigeria for the World Cup, …

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FIFA Player Of The Year Award: See List of Winners

Cristiano Ronaldo won the men’s award for the fourth time in five years while Lieke Martens was named best female player and Oliver Giroud won best goal So Ronaldo wins the Fifa player of the year award for the fourth time in five years. That’s five awards apiece for him …

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Nigeria Can Win 2018 World Cup – Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amadu Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday. …

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England Approaches NFF Over Friendly With Super Eagles

England has reportedly reached out to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a bid to arrange a friendly match with the Super Eagles, ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Both countries have already secured their spots at next year’s tournament in Russia and are now drawing up their preparations. reports …

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Aiteo Takes Over Sponsorship Of CAF Awards

Nigerian oil company Aiteo Group has taken over the sponsorship of the annual CAF Awards organised by the Confederation of African Football. Telecommunications company Globacom has been sponsoring the awards since 2005 but Aiteo announced on Sunday that they are the new sponsors. The CAF Awards recognise the best players, …

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Nobody Died In Uyo On Saturday – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation has stoutly denied a report making the rounds that five football fans died during stampede at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium before Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Zambia.Nigeria won 1-0 courtesy a 74th minute goal by Alex Iwobi to become the first …

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FIFA And CAF Investigating Nigeria-Zambia Match In Uyo

FIFA and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening. FIFA is reacting to photographs showing the Zambia fans displaying a banner,’H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU’ in the stands at the …

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Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi On FIFA Best Player Shortlist

Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday.Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($266 …

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I Want to Sleep with Mayweather – Maheeda Says

Nigerian nudist based abroad, Maheeda has given reasons why she desperately wants to bonk American boxer, Floyd Mayweather. One-time Gospel singer-turned nudist, Maheeda in a recent interview with Punch has revealed why she is obsessed with American boxer, Floyd Mayweather. The married woman who is fond of posting her n*de …

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Super Eagles To Receive N20m From Buhari Over Game Victory

Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has applauded Nigeria’s Super Eagles for their massive 4-0 triumph over visiting Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Friday. The Senior men’s national team will receive N20million Naira …

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Nigeria Qualifies For 2018 Africa Nations Cup

Nigeria has booked their place in next year Africa’s Nations Championship after beating Benin Republic 2-0 in Kano to qualify on a 2-1 goal aggregate. Rabiu Ali put the Eagles ahead in the 22nd minutes before Kingsley Eduwo doubled the lead for The Nigerians, two minutes after the restart. Goalkeeper …

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Aliko Dangote To Buy Arsenal And Sack Arsene Wenger

Dangote, Africa’s richest man with a net worth of $11.1 billion , has coveted the team since becoming a supporter in the mid-1980s, he said in an interview. He’ll consider making an offer once the construction of an $11 billion oil refinery in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is completed toward …

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“Chelsea Treats Me Like A Criminal” – Diego Costa

Diego Costa has accused Chelsea FC of treating him like a “criminal”, in a forthright newspaper interview which will deepen the breach with the Premier League club. The striker is seeking a move back to Spain in the transfer window. He has not played for Chelsea since the FA Cup …

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Leicester City Complete The Signing Of Iheanacho From Man City

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Leicester City Football Club has completed the signing of striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee. Iheanacho Hoping To Achieve Something Special Iheanacho Delighted To Join The Foxes – Kelechi Iheanacho completes transfer to Leicester City from Manchester City – The 20-year-old forward signs a five-year contract …

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Neymar Shows Signs That He Wants To Leave Barcelona

Neymar has his mind set on the move to Paris Saint-Germain, the French team is reportedly willing to activate €222 million release clause on his contract and spend €40 million a year on wages. The Brazilian won three major trophies at Barcelona but is reportedly eager to leave Camp Nou …

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Paul Pogba Angers Man Utd Fans By Dropping A Transfer Hint

Paul Pogba has dropped a shock transfer hint for liking an Instagram post that suggested he should leave Old Trafford and join Barcelona as he angers Manchester United fans. Pogba was one of the best performers for Manchester United in their 1-0 loss to Barcelona in Maryland, United States. The …

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CAF Expands AFCON (Africa Cup Of Nations) To 24-Teams

The Confederation of African Football have confirmed that the continental championship will increase by eight teams The Confederation of African Football have confirmed that the Africa Cup of Nations will be expanded from 16 teams to 24 as of the 2019 edition. The expansion of the biennial tournament was one …

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Iwobi Scores as Arsenal Beat Bayern in China

Nigerian international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi scored a dying minute header as the Gunners defeated Bayern Munich in China via a penalty shootout in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday. Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger was without Olivier Giroud and many other key players because of food poisoning. New signing Sead …

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Dani Alves Marries Model Joana Sanz In Secret Ibiza Wedding

Dani Alves has tied the knot with model Joana Sanz in a secret Ibiza wedding. Brazilian Alves took time out closing his move to Manchester City by getting married to his long-term girlfriend. Alves braved an all white suit complete with light shoes to channel his inner Liverpool. Spaniard Joana …

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Nigeria Drops to 39th Position on FIFA Ranking

Nigeria dropped a spot to 39th in FIFA’s latest World Ranking released on Thursday. The drop comes on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. On the continent, however, the Super Eagles remain the sixth best country behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo …

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Former Chelsea Captain Terry Signs for Aston Villa

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has joined Championship side Aston Villa, the club’s owner said on Monday. “Welcome JT to Birmingham city…Aston Villa!@AVFCOfficial Announcement shortly!,” Tony Xia posted on Twitter in a sideways dig at the club’s cross-city rivals, Birmingham City, who had also sought to sign the …

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Venus Williams Sued For Man’s Death After Car Crash

Tennis superstar Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a man who died after an automobile accident earlier this month. We reported yesterday that Williams, 37, was blamed for the accident that killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson. Speaking on “Good Morning America” Friday Michael Steinger, attorney for Linda Barson, …

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Tyson Fury Said He Want to Fight Anthony Joshua in Lagos

Tyson Fury wants to fight Anthony Joshua in front of 180,000 – in Nigeria, The Sun reports. The two heavyweight boxers are continuing their trash-talking over a potential “Battle of Britain” clash. And one week after the self-titled “Gypsy King” said he “was more Nigerian” than Joshua, Fury has hinted …

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Manchester United Coach Jose Mourinho Loses Dad

Red Devil’s coach, Jose Mourinho’s father, Felix Mourinho has died. Felix who died on Sunday June 25th after a protracted Pneumonia and other illnesses, made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Portuguese club, Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses in his career along with one for the national team. The …

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Tax Fraud: Messi’s Jail Term Exchanged With €225k Fine

Lionel Messi won’t be going to jail any more, as Spain’s public prosecutor has agreed to substitute his suspended 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud with a fine. The soccer superstar was given the jail term last July after being found guilty – alongside his father Jorge – of three …

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Manchester United manager Accused Of $3.7m Tax Fraud In Spain

Spanish prosecutors have had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities €3.3m ($3.7m), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday, adding it had presented …

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UEFA Champions League Qualifying Draw

Draw for the first two qualifying rounds of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, made in Nyon, Switzerland , on Monday: First qualifying round Vikingur (FRO) v Trepca 89 (KOS) Hibernians (MLT) v FCI Tallinn (EST) Alashkert (ARM) v FC Santa Coloma (AND) The New Saints (WAL) v Europa (GIB) Linfield …

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Chelsea Set to Sack Antonio Conte? (See Shocking Reason)

Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has become an uncertain, after it emerged that the club is not happy with their manager, over the text message he sent to Diego Costa . No firm decision has yet been made, but Sportsmail reports senior figures at Stamford Bridge are angry with Conte …

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Wenger Reportedly Blocks Henry Move To Emirate

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has dashed the hopes of Henry Onyekuru, who was hoping to complete a move from KAS Eupen to the Premier League side. Onyekuru has admitted his dream to play for Arsenal and he was believed to be close to signing for the Gunners, after they reportedly …

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Floyd Mayweather Charity Fight in Nigeria Canceled

Some organisers of the planned charity boxing fight involving American champion, Floyd Mayweather, on Tuesday announced their withdrawal from the event. The fight tagged: “Floyd Mayweather Charity Boxing Match,’’ was scheduled to hold on June 14, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja . The organisers including Play Network Nigeria, Transcorp Hilton, George …

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