Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Mahrez is Glo/CAF 2016 African footballer of the Year

Mahrez is Glo/CAF 2016 African footballer of the Year

‎Riyad Mahrez, Algeria and Leicester City winger, has been voted the African Footballer of the Year at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards held on Thursday night at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon and Borrusia Dortmund striker, emerged runner-up.Of 27 appearances for Algeria, Mahrez has scored six goals since his debut on October 15, 2014 till date. He also helped Leicester [...]

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    Alli’s brace ends Chelsea’s winning run, sends Arsenal out of Top 4

Alli’s brace ends Chelsea’s winning run, sends Arsenal out of Top 4

Dele Alli bagged a brace on Wednesday night to end Chelsea's 13-match winning run at White Hart Lane.It was a perfect payback for the Blues, who stopped Spurs' Premier League title dream back in May 2016 with a 2-2 draw at the same venue.Dele Alli’s expertly-taken header was the difference after the first 45 minutes.Kyle Walker ran at Alonso and [...]

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    Rohr: Better for Mikel to play in China than stay at Chelsea

Rohr: Better for Mikel to play in China than stay at Chelsea

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says it is better for his captain John Obi Mikel to play with any top Chinese club than‎ continue in his non-playing role at Chelsea.Mikel has been completely out of the Chelsea team not even making the bench for once this season, after missing the club's pre-season in order to lead the Dream Team to [...]

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    It’s official. Wilfred Ndidi is now a Leicester City player

It’s official. Wilfred Ndidi is now a Leicester City player

Leicester City has officially confirmed an agreement between the Foxes and KRC Genk for the permanent transfer of Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.According to Leicester City website, the Nigerian international midfielder, 20, has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2022 once a work permit has officially been granted.He will wear City’s No.25 shirt.”The Foxes said [...]

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    Iwobi, Giroud push Arsenal to 3rd on EPL table

Iwobi, Giroud push Arsenal to 3rd on EPL table

Alex Iwobi and Olivier Giroud's goals against Crystal Palace secured the third spot for Arsenal on the English Premier League (EPL) table.A 2-0 win for Arsenal is the 200th premier league game contested at the Emirates, which the Gunners have now won 130, drawn 47 and lost 23 of the 200.Giroud’s incredible scorpion kick in the 17th minute had earlier [...]

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    Wijnaldum heads Liverpool ahead of title rivals City

Wijnaldum heads Liverpool ahead of title rivals City

Georginio Wijnaldum's bullet header after eight minutes made the difference at Anfield against Manchester City on Saturday night.Liverpool took a slender lead into the break after a first half which, quite simply, failed to live up to pre-match expectations.Manchester City were contained easily by Liverpool and failed to register a single shot on target throughout the first 45 minutes.Adam Lallana [...]

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    Pogba, Martial help United to comeback win on Ferguson’s 75th birthday

Pogba, Martial help United to comeback win on Ferguson’s 75th birthday

Manchester United won its sixth straight game in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Aitor Karanka's Middlesborough at Old Trafford Saturday evening.Manchester United had the right to feel aggrieved for a goalless scoreline at half time, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw his strike ruled out harshly for a high boot towards on Victor Valdes in the 39th minute.Middlesbrough led at [...]

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    Chelsea thrash Stoke for 13th straight EPL win

Chelsea thrash Stoke for 13th straight EPL win

English Premier League leaders Chelsea made it a 13th win in a row after defeating Stoke 4-2 at the Stamford Bridge Saturday evening.Gary Cahill headed Chelsea into the lead at Stamford Bridge in the 33rd minute.There was a flying start to the second half at Stamford Bridge, Bruno Martins Indi lumbering forward to equalise for Stoke in the 46th minute.Victor Moses [...]

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    Moses came to life at Chelsea, Mikel struck gold… how Super Eagles stars fared in 2016

Moses came to life at Chelsea, Mikel struck gold… how Super Eagles stars fared in 2016

The outgoing year has been a mixed one for the fortunes of Nigerian footballers; there have been many highs and lows.The biggest low must be the absence of the Super Eagles from its second consecutive African Cup of Nations, after winning it in 2013. The compensation, though, is that the Super Eagles are topping their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification group [...]

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    Bradley, first American EPL coach, sacked after 11 games

Bradley, first American EPL coach, sacked after 11 games

Bob Bradley, first American to manage an European club, has been sacked as manager of Swansea City after just 11 games in 85 days.Bradley’s position effectively became untenable after Swansea lost 4-1 against West Ham on Boxing Day.A large section of the crowd at the Liberty Stadium chanted 'We want Bradley out' during the game, which was Swansea’s third defeat [...]

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    Oliseh resumes coaching career at Dutch club

Oliseh resumes coaching career at Dutch club

Former Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh is returning to club management ten months after he resigned as handler of the Nigerian national team.Oliseh is the new coach of Fortuna Sittard, a second division football club in Holland.The Dutch team officially confirmed the appointment of Oliseh, revealing an 18-month relationship.The contract comes with an option of an additional season of extension.Isitan Gün, [...]

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    Toure says Iheanacho is hungry for success

Toure says Iheanacho is hungry for success

Cote D'Ivoire soccer Icon Yaya Toure has praised Kelechi Iheanacho, Nigerian striker and his team mate at Manchester City, for his performance as well as his ability to listen to advice.Both players scored goals in their club’s victory over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Boxing Day.In an interview with Daily Star, Toure said Iheanacho would go places.“When you’re [...]

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    Iheanacho, Toure fire City to second spot

Iheanacho, Toure fire City to second spot

Yaya Toure and Kelechi Iheanacho sealed the win for Manchester City against Hull City on Monday night.Man City were drifting towards a draw, and showed little punch up front for 70 minutes.Pep Guardiola guided his side to second after sub Iheanacho finally sparked them to life.Robertson brought down Raheem Sterling in the box eighteen, as Toure stepped up to give [...]

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    Kanu Nwankwo makes list of 48 football legends

Kanu Nwankwo makes list of 48 football legends

Kanu Nwankwo, ‎Nigerian soccer Icon, has been named as one of the 48 legends in the history of world football.The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) released the list on Monday.‎This is one of the biggest recognition for the ex-Arsenal striker.‎Kanu made history by leading the Nigerian U-23 team to gold medal at the 1996 Olympic games.As a teenager, he was [...]

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    Deeney’s goal denies Allardyce first win as Eagles manager

Deeney’s goal denies Allardyce first win as Eagles manager

Troy Deeney scored his 100th goal to square up for Watford in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday afternoon.But for Deeney, Sam Allardyce would have secured his first victory for his new club.A poor offside trap from Watford allowed Yohan Cabaye to break in behind, and latched on to a pass from Townsend before a finish into the bottom [...]

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    Watching 2017 AFCON at home will be very painful, says Ighalo

Watching 2017 AFCON at home will be very painful, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Watford FC of England and Super Eagles striker, says it will be very painful to watch the 2017 African Cup of Nations at home.The Super Eagles of Nigeria have not qualified for AFCON since winning the tournament in 2013."Its going to be very painful for Nigerians and as well the Super Eagles players ‎to watch the AFCON 2017 at home," Ighalo told [...]

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