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African soccer legends play for Mandela, Kanu foundations

The biggest football legends of African soccer will gather in Nigeria on April 8,2017 as the West African legends face the legends from Southern Africa in a fund raising match.‎Former African footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu, who is the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chairman disclosed on ThursdayAfrican soccer that most of the continents best legends are ready for the [...]

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CIES Rankings: Ronaldo defeats Messi again

‎Portugal and Real Madrid star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to dominate the headlines as he keeps winning the biggest laurels and awards for being the most outstanding player of 2016. ‎ After winning the FIFA Best footballer awards and the World Soccer Magazine World Player of the Year awards, Ronaldo, gold medalist at the UEFA Champions League as well as the European [...]

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    Nigeria move up one place to 50th in FIFA rankings

Nigeria move up one place to 50th in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles of Nigeria stepped up one spot in the latest grading released by the world football ruling body and are now seventh in Africa.Nigeria are now ranked 50th, with 619 points, having placed 51st at the end of the 2016 FIFA grading.With this, they are now seventh in Africa behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Congo DR.Argentina are number [...]

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Mikel loses on debut with Tianjin TEDA

‎Super Eagles captain and Tianjin TEDA of China star John Mikel Obi lost his debut game as his team was defeated 2-1 by the U-23 side of Borussia Monchengladbach of Germany in a friendly game at the Tianjin Olympic center Stadium.Obi could not rescue the Jamie Pacheco's men on his maiden appearance with his new club.The only goal credited to [...]

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Lack of concentration cost us the Nigerian game, says Leekens

‎Algerian coach George Leekens has revealed that his team lost the away FIFA world cup 2018 qualifier to Nigeria because they did not start strongly like they should and that it was too late when they hit the form he knew they had.‎Leekens who stated that he can not guarantee that Algeria will win the African cup of nations however [...]

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    FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

The FIFA Council has unanimously voted in favour of a 48-team World Cup from 2026 on Tuesday.The 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams after the FIFA Council unanimously voted to expand the competition.The World Cup will retain its present 32-team format up to the 2022 edition in Qatar.The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but [...]

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CAF increases AFCON prize money to $16.4M

‎The Confederation of African Football (CAF) the organizers of the African Cup of Nations have increased the prize money for the 2017 edition which starts January 14 and ends February 5, 2017 in Gabon.The prize money is now a total $16.4 million dollars (15.5million Euro) which is an increase of 64 percent from the 2015 edition won by Cote D'IvoireFor [...]

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    Iwobi competes with Sanchez, Ozil, for Arsenal player of the month award

Iwobi competes with Sanchez, Ozil, for Arsenal player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles and Arsenal FC striker, has been nominated for the Vitality of the Month player for December.Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are the other contenders as announced on Arsenal website on Sunday.Iwob, who was voted 2016 Youth Player of the Year on Thursday at the Glo/CAFAfrican Footballer of the Year Awards, was outstanding in [...]

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    Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Riyad Mahrez, Dessert Warriors of Algeria and Leicester City forward, says the English Premier League champions can not win the UEFA Champions League.Asked by TheCable if his club could shock Europe just like like it did England by winning the premiership, Mahrez said: "It will be impossible to win the Champions League. No! That will be impossible."‎Obviously, what happened last season was [...]

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    READ: Mikel’s emotional farewell letter to Chelsea fans

READ: Mikel’s emotional farewell letter to Chelsea fans

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has bidden Chelsea fans goodbye after 10 years with the London side.On Thursday, Mikel signed a three-year, £140,000-a-week deal with Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA, and the move was confirmed on Friday by Chelsea.The 29-year-old is one of a select band of five foreign players in Chelsea's history to have reached the 300-game landmark, others being  Petr Cech, Didier [...]

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    Fame and fortune won’t affect my son, says Alex Iwobi’s father

Fame and fortune won’t affect my son, says Alex Iwobi’s father

‎Chuka Iwobi, father of Super Eagles and Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi, who was named the Glo-CAF Youth Player of the Year on Thursday, says his son can only get better despite his rising fame and fortune.‎Iwobi, a renowned former soccer player in the Nigerian League, admitted that the achievement was a total surprise.The legal luminary told TheCable: "I didn't know he [...]

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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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    Aruna Quadri partners Omar Assar in doubles of ITTF World Tour

Aruna Quadri partners Omar Assar in doubles of ITTF World Tour

For this year’s ITTF World Tour, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has decided to partner his continental rival – Egypt’s Omar Assar in the men’s doubles event in their bid to make it to the World Tour grand finals later in the year.The Africa’s best two players will begin their quest by joining might in the men’s doubles event of the first [...]

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CAF president Hayatou in trouble as Egyptian authorities probe abuse of due process

Confederation of African Football(CAF) president Issa Hayatou, who is presently at Abuja, Nigeria for the Glo-Caf Player Awards will have more than present awards to players on his mind as Egyptian prosecutors are already investigating him.‎The prosectors are working on legal leads that the FIFA vice-president might have allegedly gone overboard in his duties.‎The bone of contention are allegations that [...]

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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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