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    Everton ‘sign’ Henry Onyekuru despite Arsenal interest

Everton ‘sign’ Henry Onyekuru despite Arsenal interest

Everton FC have reportedly beaten fellow Premier League side Arsenal to the signing of Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru from KAS Eupen.The 20-year-old was the top scorer in Belgium last season with 22 league goals.Onyekuru attracted interest from Arsenal, West Ham, Birmingham City as well as Celtic but Everton have beaten them all to his signature.The KAS Eupen striker completed a medical [...]

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    World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has admitted that the 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Cameroon in August won't be an easy one for the team.Ikeme, however, is confident that the Eagles will do everything possible to overcome the Indomitable Lions."They were in the Confederations Cup but we are confident going into the games. Like I said, it's not going [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Nothing scares me on the football pitch, I’m like a pit bull, says Omidiji Jnr

INTERVIEW: Nothing scares me on the football pitch, I’m like a pit bull, says Omidiji Jnr

Most of the greatest Nigerian footballers in history had their roots at the youth level - from where they rise and develop into greatness.Lateef Omidiji Jnr, a 13-year-old Nigerian based in Las Vegas, US, hopes to tow that oft-travelled path of legendary footballers.The only difference between the Nigerian starlet and youth stars of old is that he's already quite known [...]

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    Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace manager on a three-year contract.The former Holland international will become Palace's fifth permanent manager in four years and the third manager in the last 12 months.The 47-year old is succeeding Sam Allardyce, who surprisingly resigned on May 24 after leading the Eagles to Premier League safety."We have undertaken a thorough interview [...]

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    Germany eliminate African champions Cameroon from Confederations Cup

Germany eliminate African champions Cameroon from Confederations Cup

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were on Sunday ousted from the FIFA Confederations Cup by world champions Germany at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi.The African champions fell 1-3 to the Germans, thereby ending their participation in the tournament.Kerem Demirbay thumped in the ball from the edge of the area to score his first international goal for Germany in the 48th [...]

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    My goal is to be the best in tennis, says 14-year-old Marylove Edwards

My goal is to be the best in tennis, says 14-year-old Marylove Edwards

Nigeria's young tennis prodigy Marylove Edwards has revealed that her goal is to be the best in her chosen profession.The 14-year-old defied logic with her unprecedented achievement for a junior category player at the just concluded Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) senior championship in Lagos.She was in the championship as a wildcard and was not expected to be among the [...]

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    Messi to swap suspended jail term for fine

Messi to swap suspended jail term for fine

Spanish prosecutors have agreed to swap Lionel Messi's 21-month suspended prison sentence for tax fraud for a fine.According to El Mundo, Messi will pay €255,000 as fine.The Barcelona star was found guilty of three counts of tax fraud along with his father.A lack of previous offence coupled with the fact that Messi and his father agreed to pay the €4.1 [...]

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    NPFL: Ivorian Seka Pascal wins goal of the week award

NPFL: Ivorian Seka Pascal wins goal of the week award

FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ivorian import, Pascal Seka, secured 338 votes to win the best goal award for Match Day 23 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Seka picked up 73 Twitter votes while Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu was close behind with 71 of the 198 votes cast by fans, leaving El- Kanemi Warriors’ Aghahowa Otakho with 54.On the league's website, [...]

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    Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud

Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud

Angel Di Maria has been sentenced to one year in prison after admitting to tax fraud.The PSG attacker was accused of two separate offences - each of which will carry a six-month sentence, according to el confidencial .Di Maria admitted to defrauding the Spanish government of £1.14 million during his four-year spell with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014.The former Manchester [...]

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    José Mourinho denies withholding tax at Real Madrid

José Mourinho denies withholding tax at Real Madrid

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has denied allegations that he failed to fully pay his taxes during his time in Spain.Mourinho says he has not received any notification from Spanish prosecutors despite being accused of tax fraud.He is alleged to have defrauded the Spanish tax authorities in 2011 and 2012, for a total of around €3.3m (£2.91m).A prosecutor claimed Mourinho [...]

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