Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    2017 AFCON MVP, Bassogog, joins Chinese club

2017 AFCON MVP, Bassogog, joins Chinese club

Christian Bassogog, Cameroonian midfielder, has joined Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye from Danish side Aab Fodbold.The 23-year-old midfielder who led Cameroon to their fifth Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Gabon was reportedly traded for $8.7 million."AaB have sold Bassogog to Chinese club Henan Jianye FC for a record transfer for AaB,” the club said in a statement.The 2017 AFCON [...]

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    Mikel scores as Nigeria set up semi-final clash with Germany

Mikel scores as Nigeria set up semi-final clash with Germany

Dream Team VI, Nigeria's Under-23 team, have qualified for the semi-final of the male football event of the Rio Olympics after defeating Denmark 2-0 at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.Nigeria went into the match without team top scorer Oghenekaro Etebo, who suffered a hamstring injury in the dead rubber loss to Colombia, and was consequently replaced by Umar [...]

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    US: ISIS, Boko Haram planning fresh attacks

US: ISIS, Boko Haram planning fresh attacks

The US state department has raised alarm that militants groups like Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram are planning to carry out attacks in different parts of the world.In a global travel alert issued in Washington, the department of states cautioned American citizens to be on guard.“Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups [...]

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    7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

The French were there for the taking and a quarter-final place was looming large, but instead of eating French, Fries the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended up eating humble pie after the painful 2-0 loss.The song of “what-if” gets released after a yet-so-close-but-yet-so-far loss. It was played in 1994 after the loss to Italy. A remix was made after the [...]

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    Why it is important to win your World Cup group

Why it is important to win your World Cup group

The Netherlands wanted to top their group at all costs in order to avoid a ‘strong’ Brazil in the next round.Their coach, Louis van Gaal, fielded a strong team against Chile in a game that was to decide the group's winner. Holland won 2-0 and will now meet a ‘weak’ Mexico in the second round.So, how important is it to [...]

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    Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is a jinx-buster is not in doubt.When bronze medal at the Africa Nations Cup almost became our ‘birthright’, it was Keshi who broke that 19-year jinx by winning the AFCON in 2013 — the last being the 1994 triumph that was followed by four third-place finishes in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2010.When a victory [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

Going into major international competitions, the mantle of leadership and inspiration of any Italian national team are handed to veterans. Therefore, it is no news that the focus is once again on veteran midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, to deliver the goods in Brazil.Do not get me wrong, the Azzurris are filled with some exciting players: they have the enigmatic duo of [...]

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    Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

England manager, Roy Hodgson, claims leaving Ashley Cole out of his World Cup squad is one of the hardest decisions of his career.Cole, 33, announced his international retirement on Twitter last night after turning down a place on Hodgson’s standby list of seven players in support of his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil, which begins on June 12.It [...]

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    Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Former Super Eagles manager, Clemens Westerhof, has backed Jose Mourinho’s tactics, which have come under the spotlight in recent days.The Chelsea boss was roundly criticised for his ultra-defensive tactics after his team's 3-1 aggregate loss to Spanish club, Atletico Madrid in last week’s UEFA Champions League semifinal.Morten Olsen, Denmark’s head coach, was the most vociferous, declaring on Monday that Mourinho’s [...]

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