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Yusuf named Ezenwa, Odey, 28 others for CHAN

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde and Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has invited goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and 29 other players to camp for next month’s 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying fi xture against the winner between Togo ...

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Akande eyes CHAN opportunity

Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande wants a chance to strut his stuff for Nigeria at senior level and will relish a call-up when the squad for the upcoming African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifi ers is announced. Akande produced a manof-the-match ...

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Top five (5) world record transfers

£89m – Paul Pogba. Juventus to Manchester United, 2016 £86m – Gareth Bale. Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013 £80m – Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009 £75.3m – Gonzalo Higuain. Napoli to Juventus, 2016 £75m – Luis Suarez. ...

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Man Utd agree £75m fee for Lukaku

Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku, senior club sources have told the BBC. The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season. United, who have been chasing Lukaku for ...

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Eagles drop to 39th in World ranking

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Th e Super Eagles have slipped to 39th position in the world football and as well dropped to fi fth in Africa based on the latest world rankings released by world football governing body FIFA. Super ...

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Wimbledon 2017: Kerber starts safely

Last year’s runner-up Angelique Kerber began her Wimbledon campaign with a straight-sets victory over world No 247 Irina Falconi yesterday. World No 1 Kerber lost to Serena Williams in the 2016 fi nal but, returning to the Grand Slam as ...

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Tanzania FA president detained

The president of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), Jamal Malinzi, has been arrested by the country’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau. He was detained along with the TFF’s secretary general Selestine Mwesigwa. Th e duo were held overnight and ...

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Ikeme eyes Eagles return

Worrisome Nigerians over the leaking Super Eagles goal post can now heave a sigh of relieve as fi rst choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, is gradually inching nearer to manning the sticks in the coming weeks if his recovery is anything ...

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Geneva to host Davis, Fed cup finals

Geneva was chosen as preferred bidder to host combined Davis Cup and Fed Cup fi nals from 2018 as part of reforms to transform the season-ending events, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday. Under the plan, it said, ...

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FIFA cleared Man Utd in Pogba’s deal

FIFA have cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba’s world record transfer, football’s governing body announced on Wednesday. Th e France midfi elder returned to United in a deal worth more than $111 million, 105.2 ...

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Ahmad, Ikefe, Suleman seek VAT Wonder goal

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 24 recorded a rich harvest of 27 goals, six from the penalty spot but the strikes from Ahmad Usman of Wikki Tourists, Andrew Ikefe of Niger ...

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FIFA probe Uganda FA chief

The head of Uganda’s football association Moses Magogo said that he was under investigation by FIFA over his alleged involvement in the illegal sale of 2014 World Cup tickets. According to a letter sent from FIFA to Magogo that was ...

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Mourinho accused of $3.6m Spanish tax fraud

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He ...

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