Monday, September 3, 2018

Jonathan Ledger

    Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has been awarded the 2018 UEFA men’s player award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah.The 33-year-old Croatian captain who won the golden ball at the 2018 World Cup was Real Madrid's midfield engine and chief creator on the road to a third consecutive Champions League crown.This is the first time the award is being handed [...]

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    UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

Real Madrid start a third consecutive defence of their UCL crown against Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage.The draws, handled by Real and Atletico Madrid players, Kaka and Diego Forlan respectively, placed the 13-time champions in the same group as Roma, the slayers of Barcelona last season.Barcelona, who have won their group in the last 11 [...]

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    Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released a 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles.Four uncapped players -- Semi Ajayi, Jamilu Collins, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu -- were included in the list.The list, released on Friday, also includes 18 of the 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.As earlier reported, John Obi [...]

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    Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.This was made known on Thursday by national team manager, Gernot Rohr, who spoke to Kwese Sports.Rohr said the Tianjin TEDA of China midfielder called him to withdraw from possible selection because he just recently returned from injury and would need to concentrate [...]

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    We won’t ban Nigeria, FIFA replies FG

We won’t ban Nigeria, FIFA replies FG

Nigeria have officially escaped being banned from football activities by FIFA following resolution of the internal leadership crisis which engulfed the country's football body, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).The world football governing body made its decision known in a communique posted on its website following the expiration of the deadline given the country to put its house in order.The federal [...]

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    Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Nigeria's midfield lynchpin and Leicester City's energetic enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi, has signed a new six years contract with the Premier League side.The Super Eagles player, who's previous contract was due to end 2022 made this known on his Twitter account that he has signed on for two more years, extending till 2024."Happy to extend my contract with @lcfc special thanks [...]

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    Balogun holds fort in Brighton win over Manchester United

Balogun holds fort in Brighton win over Manchester United

Brighton and Hove Albion, with the presence of Super Eagles' centre back, Leon Balogun, defeated a poor Manchester United side 3-2 at the Amex stadium.United handed starts to Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young after a long summer in Russia, while Anthony Martial got into the first 11 due to Alexis Sanchez's injury.Lukaku should have put United ahead 10 minutes into [...]

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    Ronaldo begins Juventus adventure with late win at Chievo

Ronaldo begins Juventus adventure with late win at Chievo

Defending Serie A champions, Juventus, armed with new signing Cristiano Ronaldo, began the seventh defence of their title with a 3-2 comeback victory over Chievo with the winning goal scored in added time.The party started on three minutes through Sami Khedira, the German midfielder pouncing on captain Giorgio Chiellini's knockdown to score through the keeper's legs for 1-0.A workaholic Ronaldo dazzled [...]

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    Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi got his first start of the season at Stamford Bridge where his Arsenal side lost 2-3 to Mauro Sarri's Chelsea.Starting alongside the 24-year-old in the attacking third were Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Nacho Monreal also got his first game of the season at left back.Chelsea coach, Sarri, named an unchanged side [...]

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    Allegri says Ronaldo will make Juventus debut Saturday

Allegri says Ronaldo will make Juventus debut Saturday

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has revealed that new signing from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, will make his Serie A debut in the season opener against Chievo on Saturday.The 51-year old coach made this known while fielding questions from reporters at his first conference of the season."Cristiano will make his Serie A debut for us tomorrow," he said.Allegri, who rejected advances [...]

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    Atletico trash Real Madrid to win Super Cup

Atletico trash Real Madrid to win Super Cup

Atletico Madrid scored four goals, two from Diego Costa, for the first time ever against Real Madrid as the Europa Cup winners defeated Champions League winners 4-2 to win the UEFA Super Cup in an entertaining match played at the Le Coq Arena in Tallinin, Estonia.Real Madrid's new coach, Julan Lopetegui, was managing his first competitive match for the club [...]

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    Dembele fires Barcelona to Super Cup win over Sevilla

Dembele fires Barcelona to Super Cup win over Sevilla

Ousmane Dembele's fierce shot was the winning goal for Barcelona as the Catalan club came from behind to defeat Sevilla 2-1 win in the Spanish Super Cup.Playing against a team they walloped 5-0 to win the Copa Del Rey trophy last season, the Spanish champions had to work hard for the win against a sturdy Sevilla side.In the first [...]

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    EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

Liverpool opened their EPL season with a commanding 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield — their biggest opening day win since 1994 — with three goals scored by their dangerous African attacking duo of Saido Mane who contributed a brace, and Mohamed Salah.Salah, the league's top scorer last season, needed only 20 minutes to continue from where he stopped and [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Manchester United opened the 2018/19 English Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opener thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.Claude Puel retained Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester's line up, while Kelechi Iheanacho who had a goal-laden preseason led the attack, and both players were on the pitch for 90 minutes.Old Trafford, more [...]

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    Chelsea sign goalkeeper Kepa for record fee

Chelsea sign goalkeeper Kepa for record fee

Chelsea have smashed the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper with the arrival of Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga for £71 million.The Spanish number two keeper, who is to replace Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois, comes at a price higher than what Liverpool paid in July for Alisson Becker (£66.8 million).The 23-year-old goalkeeper was close to joining Real Madrid in January.He, however, [...]

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    Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Can Arsenal win the English Premier League (EPL)? It's going to be a miraculous feat, says Nwankwo Kanu, a Super Eagles legend.Speaking to BBC, the 42-year-old who spent five seasons with the Gunners does not fancy the North London club, who are starting their post-Wenger era after 22 years, to win the league."If it happens and they win the league, [...]

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