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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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    No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

Lionel Messi, a favourite among Barcelona fans, will not be a contender for the 2018 edition of UEFA men's player award.The Barcelona forward, who is a three-time winner of the award, was however shortlisted for the forward of the season award.Cristiano Ronaldo, newly-signed Juventus player, Mo Salah, Liverpool forward, and Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder, are the three finalists.The trio [...]

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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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    FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

FG endorses Pinnick as NFF president to avoid FIFA’s hammer

The federal government has recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Laolu Akande, special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement via Twitter handle on Monday.The announcement comes shortly before the deadline given by FIFA for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the Nigerian football governing body.“The FG has already conveyed [...]

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    Football match lasts 90 minutes — but Arsenal fans’ reaction to it lasts for 11 years

Football match lasts 90 minutes — but Arsenal fans’ reaction to it lasts for 11 years

Wenger was the problem.  Arsene was the reason why there was division in the fan base. He was the reason why the Emirates Stadium was empty. He was the reason why fans were losing their heads and being abusive to the players. Once he leaves, the fan base will be united again. AFTV will become a proper fan channel with positive messages and [...]

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    CAF CC: Enyimba edge Djoliba Athletic in Bamako

CAF CC: Enyimba edge Djoliba Athletic in Bamako

Enyimba on Sunday pipped Djoliba Athletic 1-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup Group C match in Bamako, Mali.NAN reports that Farouk Mohammed scored from the penalty spot to seal three massive points for the Aba Elephants.It was the hosts who started the game on the front foot, dominating possession in the first 10 minutes as they went in search of [...]

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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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