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    Omoyele, Ashadi among 23 players called up for friendly with Atletico

Omoyele, Ashadi among 23 players called up for friendly with Atletico

Salisu Yusuf, head coach of Super Eagles 'B', has invited 23 players for the friendly match with Atlético Madrid.Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele and Katsina United defender Destiny Ashadi are among the invited players.There were also call-ups for Olorunleke Ojo, Isiaka Oladuntoye, Adeleye Olamilekan and Lobi Stars’ trio, Kadiri Samadi, Olufemi Kayode and Ebube Duru.Foreign-based players such as Alhassan Ibrahim, [...]

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    Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions also maintained the sixth position.Nigeria's World Cup opponents also maintained their position, with Argentina ranked fifth, Croatia 18th and Iceland 22nd.Germany retained the number one position in the world followed by Brazil.The top ten world rankings [...]

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    Atlético win third Europa Cup title

Atlético win third Europa Cup title

Atlético Madrid defeated Marseille 3-0 to win the Europa Cup for a third time in Wednesday.Marseille failed to become the first French team to win a major European competition since 1995/96, when PSG beat SK Rapid Wien in the Cup Winner’s Cup.Atletico Madrid led 1-0 at the break in the Europa League final.Antoine Griezman's strike separated the two sides as [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba humbled in Brazzaville

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba humbled in Brazzaville

Cara Brazzaville thrashed Enyimba in a CAF Confederation Cup game on Wednesday.Goals from Racine Louamba, Cabwey Kivutuka, and Dicha Liema helped the Congolese side register a comprehensive 3-0 victory.The People's Elephants started on a positive note in the fifth minute as a gilt-edged opportunity presented itself to Wasiu Alalade, but he fired over the bar.Subsequently, Nelson Ogbonnaya saw his header get [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season.He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do".He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    Moyes sacked by West Ham

Moyes sacked by West Ham

The EPL managerial sacking claimed it's second victim in less than 24 hours with news of David Moyes' departure from West Ham.Following the end of Sam Allardyce's six months tenure at Everton, their former manager, Moyes, gets similar treatment at West Ham where he also managed six months with the Hammers.Moyes was hired by West Ham to help them survive [...]

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    Sam Allardyce ‘shocked, disgusted’ over sack as Everton coach

Sam Allardyce ‘shocked, disgusted’ over sack as Everton coach

Sam Allardyce has blasted Everton FC management for making sweeping boardroom changes without informing him or his staff.Allardyce discovered that he had been sacked during a meeting with owner Farhad Moshiri in London on Wednesday.The 63-year-old veteran coach will be paid an estimated £6m, which is a chunk of what he would have earned in the final 12 months of [...]

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    Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

FIFA World Cup defending champions, Germany, have announced their 27-man party to the Russia Mundial next month.The 2014 champions who disgraced Brazil 7-1 at the semi final stage before overcoming Argentina 1-0 in extra time have kept faith with injured Manuel Neuer, despite their first choice goalkeeper being out with a broken foot since September last year.However, there is no [...]

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    18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

Eighteen people were reported injured while watching Andres Iniesta's television interview in Barcelona on Tuesday.The 34-year old Albacete-born midfielder who announced his summer exit from Barcelona recently was being interviewed by a local television producer when the temporary seating gave way, injuring 18 in the process.According to Barcelona city hall, 11 persons, including two minors, were taken to a nearby [...]

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    Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup list released on Monday comprised mainly of regular Super Eagles players and a few first-time invitees.However, a few players who have been impressive for their respective clubs of late were overlooked by Gernot Rohr, gaffer of the national team.They are:Olarenwaju KayodeDespite his good form in Ukraine, Kayode was left out of the provisional squad. [...]

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