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Jose Mourinho finally wins a match against Chelsea as Rashford, Herrera shine

Apr 16, 2017

Jose Mourinho has finally been able to lead his side to victory over former club Chelsea after three attempts. Chelsea travelled to Old Trafford to face the Special One who left Henrikh Mhkitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial on the bench. Jose Mourinho left the likes of Ibrahimovic and Martial on the bench Chelsea were also missing injured pair of Thibait Courtios and Marcos Alonso and lost 2 – 0 to the Red Devils, NAIJ.com can report. United started the…

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Thousands of Football Fans Beg Sanchez to Leave Arsenal

Feb 18, 2017

A group of thousands in Sanchez’s homeland Chile have organised a peaceful protest to try and convince the star that he is wasting his time in London. Alexis Sanchez It seems as everything is slowly falling apart at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger’s 20-year reign in north London is likely to come to an end at the end of the season after a Champions League capitulation and many of the Gunners stars are set to follow him out of the club. Mesut…

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Champions League!! Arsenal Boss Wenger To Drop Cech For Bayern Clash (Read)

Feb 15, 2017

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, is set to drop Petr Cech for their Champions League knockout tie at Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Instead, the Frenchman will keep faith with second-choice David Ospina. Ospina has started every game for the Gunners in Europe this season, after he held talks with Wenger over his future last summer. The Colombian was promised that he there would be rotation between Premier League and Champions League fixtures. Although it would represent a small gamble, as…

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Barcelona Boss Enrique Takes Blame For Shocking Loss To PSG

Feb 15, 2017

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique accepted the blame for the heavy defeat at Paris St-Germain, which leaves the Spanish giants in danger of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Angel di Maria scored twice as PSG won the last-16 first leg tie at the Parc des Princes 4-0 on Tuesday. No side in the history of the competition has come back to win from such a deficit. “It was a disastrous night for us; we were clearly inferior,” Enrique said.…

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Diego Maradona Appointed As FIFA Ambassador

Feb 11, 2017

Diego Maradona has been given an ambassador role by FIFA. Maradona, 56, led Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986 but has been a harsh critic of the game’s governing body over the years. However, the former Boca Juniors and Barcelona man announced his new role with the organisation via his Facebook page. ` “Now it’s official,” Maradona said on his account. “Finally I can fulfill one of the lifelong dreams; to work for a clean and transparent FIFA…

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Cameroon win AFCON 2017

Feb 6, 2017

The indomitable lions of Cameroon have won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after coming from behind to defeat the pharaohs of Egypt. Cameroon celebrate winning AFCON 2017 Vincent Aboubakar’s 88th minute strike ensured the Cameroonians win the tournament for the fifth time. Arsenal’s Mohammed Elneny opened the scoring in the first half when he met Salah’s pass and scored at the near post. Cameroon brought on Nkoulou in the first half and he proved his worth in…

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Superb Manchester United thrash Wigan to qualify for FA Cup 5th round

Jan 30, 2017

Manchester United have secured their place in the fifth round of the 2017 FA Cup championship after thrashing Wigan 4 – 0 on Sunday, January, 29, 2017. After almost a year that he last played for the Red Devils, German professional footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger was among the goalscorers for United. The Germany international scored one and set up another, while Marouane Fellaini, Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were also on target for the Red Devils, with Anthony Martial getting two…

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Lionel Messi sets wedding date to marry his beautiful girlfriend, Antonella Rocuzzo

Jan 29, 2017

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has finally fixed a sate to get married to his girlfriend of nine years (and mother of his two kids), Antonella Rocuzzo. Reports say that the childhood sweethearts date is June 24, 2017 and the wedding will take place in Messi’s hometown, Rosario. The guest list is said to include up to 600 people and will definitely be ‘Argentina’s biggest wedding’. The couple have two sons together: Thiago (4) and Mateo Messi, (16 months). This…

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UPDATED: Algeria, Zimbabwe crash out of AFCON 2017

Jan 24, 2017

Pre-tournament favorites Algeria have crashed out of AFCON 2017 at the group stage after a 2 – 2 draw with Group B winners Senegal on Monday night. Islam Slimani scored both their goals, a two-yard volley from a Yacine Brahimi cross and a scuffed effort that wrong-footed Senegal’s goalkeeper. But Senegal twice equalised, Papakouly Diop and then Moussa Sow both firing in efforts from the edge of the area. Zimbabwe who came last in Group B crashed out of the…

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Really? Adebayor Says Arsenal Are Nothing Without Ozil And Sanchez

Jan 20, 2017

If Arsenal did not have Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , they would be nothing, according to former striker Adebayor. Both players have been responsible for 19 goals and 10 assists for the club. They both have 18 months left on their contract and have been linked with an exit from the club. They’ve refused to renew their contract with Arsenal until Wenger extends his stay at the club. “Arsenal have a good team but if Sánchez gets injured I…

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Just In: World Cup finals expanded to 48 teams

Jan 10, 2017

The World Cup finals will be expanded to 48 teams from the 2026 edition, football governing body FIFA confirmed at a council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday. The proposal was backed “unanimously” according to FIFA on Twitter and represents a 50 per cent increase from the present number of 32 teams. It was the favoured plan of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who pledged to increase the size of the tournament during his election campaign. Participating countries will be divided into…

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”If I Were A Man, I’d Have Been A Legend Long Time Ago” – Serena Williams

Dec 29, 2016

Serena Williams may not have achieved her goals in 2016, but her expectations is that she should be called a legend in the sport that brought her fame and fortune. She reached three Grand Slam finals, but won only one in the follow-up to a year of such dominance and grace. Along the way, she lost her No 1 world ranking after 157 weeks, but she made up for that in a different, typically distinctive way. In an interview with…

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I won’t kill myself to win Ballon d’Or – Neymar

Dec 27, 2016

Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar says winning the Ballon d’Or is one of his goals but he will not lose any sleep if he never takes home football’s top individual award, AFP reports. “If I don’t win the Ballon d’or, its okay,” he said in an interview posted on the La Liga website on Monday when asked if he was disappointed that he was not named as one of three finalists for the prize this year.   “I don’t play football…

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‘Man United Have Lost Traditions’- Sunderland Manager David Moyes Says Ahead Of Clash

Dec 24, 2016

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club have abandoned their traditions ahead of his return to Old Trafford with Sunderland on Boxing Day. Moyes, 53, lasted just 10 months as United manager after succeeding his Scottish compatriot Alex Ferguson at the helm in May 2013. His two successors, Louis van Gaal and current manager Jose Mourinho, have invested heavily on new players and Moyes believes the present-day United are a different club to the one he joined. “Manchester United…

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Man City Plot $61M Bid For Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk

Dec 23, 2016

Manchester City are planning a 61 million dollars swoop for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. Discreet talks over a move for the Holland star have taken place over the last two weeks as City position themselves to get a deal done next month. Van Dijk is aware of City’s interest and would find it difficult to resist the lure of Champions League football. City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain is working on the deal, but if he is unable to…

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Okocha Reveals Shocking Reason Why He Retired Early From Football

Dec 22, 2016

Former Super Eagles skipper, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has revealed he retired football due to lack of playing time. The midfield maestro was a pleasure to watch and commands a lot of respect in the footballing world despite retiring from the game in 2008 after a successful career in Europe and on the national team. However, Okocha has opened up that he left the game because he was getting less playing time and felt frustrated at his lack of game…

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Jose Mourinho Says Manchester United Are Not Interested In Finishing Fourth In The Premier League (Read)

Dec 22, 2016

Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, has said they can finish higher than fourth place in the Premier League this season. The Red Devils have rediscovered some form ahead of the festive fixtures and have gone unbeaten in eight top-flight matches. Mourinho’s men find themselves four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and seven behind Liverpool, who occupy second spot after 17 games. Although the Portuguese refused to set a definitive target, he remains confident of a strong finish. “For me to be…

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Mikel Obi In New Transfer Talks With Olympic Marseille

Dec 20, 2016

Reports claim Mikel’s potential move to France could have a significant impact on the European transfer window. Mikel is yet to make an appearance under Antonio Conte and was due to enter the final six months of his contract come January. Gernot Rohr revealed on Sunday that Mikel was on the verge of joining Marseille on a free transfer, saying: “I saw him in London. He is in advanced discussions with Marseille.…

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Super Eagles Star Alex Iwobi Explains Why Arsenal Lost To Manchester City (Read)

Dec 19, 2016

  Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has admitted that he and his team-mates took the foot off the gas against Manchester City and were punished for it. The Gunners threw away a one-goal lead at the Etihad in the second half, to lose 2-1 to City on Sunday . “I guess you could say we took our foot off the gas,” Iwobi told club website. “Man City took advantage very well in the second half. We were up against a tough…

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‘I Can Play Till I Am 50-Years Old’- Manchester United Striker Ibrahimovic Reveals

Dec 19, 2016

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has insisted he can keep on playing until he is 50. The 35-year-old has scored 16 goals for the Red Devils this season, following his summer switch from Paris Saint-Germain. Ibrahimovic, who is expected to sign a new deal to stay at Old Trafford, says he feels younger in his mind and is ready to keep playing. “I feel happy, I feel good,” he said. “Even if I’m 35, in my mind I’m 20. “I…

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We Were Shortchanged! – Super Falcons Players Laments as FG Fails to Pay Them Full Bonuses

Dec 17, 2016

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Friday, finally got paid by the federal government, but what they received was not their full entitlements as they may embark on another protest. Super Falcons protesing We reported on Friday that the outstanding winning bonuses for Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Matches and for the Super Falcons’ participation in the 10th Women’s Africa nations Cup was finally released by federal government. The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation had…

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World Famous Footballer Lionel Messi Set To Get Married By Next Year

Dec 15, 2016

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, is set to marry childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017. The couple have been together since they were teenagers, before Messi left for Spain when he was 13. Messi and Antonella have two children, Thiago and Mateo, but their union have not been officially formalized. According to Argentine journalist Juan Pablo Varsky, that will change next year. “The only thing I will say is that I found out by chance. But next year Argentina will be…

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Mourinho dedicates win over Tottenham to Fellaini

Dec 12, 2016

Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, has dedicated their 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday, to Marouane Fellaini. The midfielder was booed by home fans, as he warmed up on the touchlines during the match, after he conceded a late penalty against Everton last weekend.   Fellaini was eventually introduced into Sunday’s match with a minute left and Mourinho has attributed the victory to him. “I want to dedicate this victory to Fellaini because he deserves it,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.…

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