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Big coaches like Mourinho have helped me reach another level – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola was quick to downplay the soon-to-be-renewed rivalry with Jose Mourinho, insisting that such encounters have helped take his coaching to a new level. Jose and Pep endured a fierce relationship during their time at Barcelona and Real Madrid, ...

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Ronaldo’s record breaking goal fires Portugal to Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo’s thumping header, in the 50th minute of Portugal’s semifinal encounter with Wales, ensured that the former, defeated Wales 2-0 at the Stade De Lyon to get to the final of the Euro 2016 Championship, awaiting the winner between ...

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Lionel Messi sentenced to 21-months in prison for tax fraud

Ace Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has been given a 21-month jail sentence for tax evasion, as a Barcelona court found Messi and his father guilty of three counts of tax fraud. Messi and his father, Jorge, were served the same ...

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Eguavoen: I am not interested in Eagles job

Former Super Eagles player and Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has ruled out the possibility of his return as coach of the country’s national football team, at least for now. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, Eguaveon said although he ranked ...

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Hodgson Quits as Iceland eliminate England

England manager, Roy Hodgson, has quit his job after an embarrassing UEFA Euro 2016 defeat at the hands of Iceland.“I’m extremely disappointed, of course, about tonight’s result and ultimately our exit from the competition,” Hodgson said. “We haven’t progressed as far ...

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2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria get Algeria, Cameroon, Zambia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Friday placed alongside Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B for the Africa Zone Qualification Round 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was the outcome of the draw held at the ...

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Olympics: Mikel, Ighalo, others in Siasia’s 35-man provisional squad

Samson Siasia has released a provisional 35-man squad for the Rio Olympics which has names like Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo and others. Aside Mikel, the list officially released by the Dream Team VI Coach on ...

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Nigeria’s preparation for Olympics, the worst ever – Toriola

Segun Toriola, who has been involved in six build ups to the Olympics Games, has lamented that the preparation for Rio 2016 is the worst ever he has experienced. Toriola, who at 42 is Africa’s most decorated table tennis player, ...

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EPL: Arsenal vs Liverpool in opener, Mourinho vs Guardiola in week 4

Lovers and followers of the English Premier League (EPL), do not have to wait a long time before enjoying explosive matches in the 2016/17 season, as the league opens with a cracker. Fans will be thrilled to view Arsenal vs ...

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Reps urge NFF to pay Shuaibu, Keshi entitlements

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to immediately pay entitlements due to late former Super Eagles’ coaches, Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu.The house mandated its Committee on Sports to liaise with the NFF to ensure ...

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