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Murray may quit Aussie Open

Andy Murray says he will quit the Australian Open midway through the tournament to be at the birth of his first child, if the need arises. Murray’s wife Kim is due to give birth in mid-February, a couple of weeks ...

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Nigeria Won U-23 AFCON Trophy

The Dream Team defeated Algeria 2-1 for the 2015 U23 AFCON crown at the Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar. The Samson Siasia team will represent Africa at next year’s Rio Olympics  in Brazil alongside Algeria and South Africa.

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Feghouli named La Liga’s best African player

Valencia’s attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was named La Liga’s best African player of the 2014-15 season at the annual award ceremony on Monday. The 25-year-old Algerian winger succeeds his international teammate and former Granada playmaker Yacine Brahimi. Feghouli scored 6 ...

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Beckham backs Qatar 2022 World Cup

David Beckham believes the 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights. Swiss and US authorities are looking at claims of corruption in the bidding for both the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 events. Beckham ...

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‘De Bruyne is like Suarez in EPL’

Kevin De Bruyne’s blistering start to his Manchester City career has led to teammate Raheem Sterling comparing the Belgian’s impact to the influence Barcelona forward Luis Suarez had on his former club Liverpool. Suarez, in his final season at Liverpool, ...

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Feghouli named La Liga’s best African player

Valencia’s attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was named La Liga’s best African player of the 2014-15 season at the annual award ceremony on Monday. The 25-year-old Algerian winger succeeds his international teammate and former Granada playmaker Yacine Brahimi. Feghouli scored 6 ...

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Del Nero resigns FIFA position

The head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has resigned his post on Fifa’s Executive Committee, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said on Thursday. “Mr. Marco Polo Del Nero asked to leave the Fifa Executive Committee as Conmebol’s representative ...

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FIFA wants life ban for Platini

FIFA’s ethics committee wants to ban Michel Platini from football for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA chief’s lawyer has revealed. Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a £1.35m payment he received from FIFA president ...

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Umar makes Serie A debut

Nigerian starlet Sadiq Umar on Saturday made his Serie A debut for AS Roma in the 2-2 away draw at Bologna in a highly entertaining game. The 18-year-old came on for Juan Iturbe in the 89th minute as the home ...

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CHAN Eagles resume training in Abuja

Nigeria home-based Super Eagles will resume training for next year’s CHAN in Abuja in the first week of December, officials have announced. The 2015 CHAN will be hosted by Rwanda from January 16 and Nigeria have been drawn alongside Niger, ...

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Man Utd ready to pay £80m for Ronaldo

Louis Van Gaal revealed Manchester United are trying to re-sign £80million Cristiano Ronaldo. And LVG is also planning a £25million January swoop for Saido Berahino. The United boss confirmed publicly for the first time he wants Ronaldo back at Old ...

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FIFA bans: Blatter, Platini lose appeals

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini have lost their appeals against provisional 90-days bans by the global soccer body’s ethics committee, FIFA said yesterday. Blatter and Platini, who had been favorite to take over in ...

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Ayew wants Ghana to improve

Ghana deputy captain Andre Ayew wants to Black Stars to build on their win over Comoros to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Black Stars reached the group phase of the qualifiers for the tournament in Russia ...

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Heartland management sacked

The Task Force Committee on Sports Facilities on Wednesday sacked the management of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Heartland. This comes up three days after the management, headed by Okey Ibe, saw off the side’s campaign to a seventh ...

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Sunshine Stars coach Boboye quits

Kennedy Boboye has quit as coach of Nigeria premier league side Sunshine Stars. “I have quit as Sunshine Stars because it is the best time for me to move forward,” Boboye disclosed. “I am grateful for the chance to have ...

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Balotelli out for another month

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli will be out for a further four weeks after having surgery on a groin injury. The 25-year-old, on a season loan from Liverpool, has not played for the Italian club since 27 September having had ...

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UEFA:Euro matches to go ahead

UEFA has announced that all Champions League and Europa League matches are scheduled to go ahead next week as planned, in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Paris Saint-Germain are playing away on Wednesday, November 25 against Malmo in ...

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England squad’s in silence tribute

The England squad and coaching staff observe a silence in remembrance of the victims of last week’s Paris terror attacks The England squad paid their respects to the victims of the Paris terror attacks on the eve of their friendly ...

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Kane targets Rooney’s record

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is hopeful he can emulate Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record for England. Manchester United forward Rooney became England’s all-time leading goalscorer by netting his 50th goal for his country with a penalty in a 2-0 win over ...

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Man Utd announce record revenue

Manchester United are on course to become the first club to make more than £500m in a year, according to their latest financial results released yesterday. United’s total revenue for the three months to the end of this September was ...

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Tevez leads Boca to Argentine title

Carlos Tevez captained his boyhood club Boca Juniors to the Argentinian Primera Division title, the eighth league crown of the former Juventus and Pemier League striker’s career. Tevez, who won his last national crown with Boca in 2003 before moving ...

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Biwott and Keitany win in New York

Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany ran to a Kenyan sweep of the New York City Marathon titles on Sunday. Biwott took command by the 23rd mile and pulled away from his biggest challenger fellow Kenyan Geoffery Kamworor to claim the ...

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Ighalo heads player of the Month race

New African Soccer, organisers of the English Premier League African Player of the Month awards, have announced its shortlist for the October version of the initiative. A release put out by Awards Director, Tunde Adelakun named Southampton’s Senegalese forward Sadio ...

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