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Amaju Pinnick
President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday. The NFF president said that the country was well positioned now after...
Rabah Madjer
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has confirmed that Rabah Madjer has been appointed as their new national team manager. Madjer, 58, is the fifth coach to take charge of the Fennec Foxes in the past three years and succeeds Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked earlier this month after Algeria’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Madjer is a legendary...
Rivers angels
Rivers Angels FC claimed the first AITEO Cup trophy on Wednesday after defeating hard-fighting Ibom Angels 3-1 on a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. The battle by both teams proved the two fully merited their places in the final, with Rivers Angels scoring first through Falconets’ ace Cynthia Aku before the girls from Uyo replied...
Eni Aluko
England women's Football star, Eni Aluko has accused the Football Association of having "an agenda to protect Mark Sampson and an agenda to protect the FA's reputation" during her evidence to a sports governance inquiry. Aluko said she feels "vindicated" after an investigation concluded former Lionesses manager Mark Sampson made remarks which were "discriminatory on grounds of race" towards her and...
Eguavoen
Former Super Eagles head coach Austin Eguavoen has gone spiritual, praying for the team to have easy opponents at the Mundial. Speaking in Benin to our reporter, Eguavoen commended the team, saying, "It's a good thing that the Super Eagles finally picked the World Cup ticket, but the race has just started, they have crossed the first hurdle, it is...
Mourinho
Jose Mourinho made his case for the defense and took aim at his Premier League rivals after injury-hit Manchester United edged closer to the Champions League knock-out phase. Despite being two points off league leaders Manchester City and already on the brink of qualifying for the next round in Europe, there is a lingering air of negativity. Mourinho’s tactics were widely condemned after Saturday’s...
2019 AFCON , Super Eagles
All the players that featured for Super Eagles on their way to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup will share from the N4.5 billion largesse due Nigeria for being among the 32 teams to vie for honours in Russia. FIFA will pay the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) $12.5 million (about N4.5 billion), which is $10 million (N3.6 billion) for qualifying...
Hazard
Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea battled to a 3-3 draw with Roma to stay top of Champions League Group C. Chelsea had surrendered a two-goal lead through David Luiz and Eden Hazard to trail 3-2 with 20 minutes remaining after former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko's quick-fire double. But Hazard headed in to prevent Antonio Conte's side slipping to a third straight loss for the first time under...
Victor Moses
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has criticised the display of Davide Zappacosta as compared to Victor Moses in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against Roma in the UEFA Champions League. Zappacosta was picked by coach Antonio Conte to start in place of the injured Moses against the Italians at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea appeared to be cruising when they took a two-goal...
Manchester United Boss, Jose Mourinho
Paris Saint-Germain is ready to test Jose Mourinho ’s loyalty to Manchester United in the summer, according to reports. Mourinho piled praise on PSG last week, branding the French club 'special' and saying he was 'sure' he would not end his career at Old Trafford, comments that raised doubts about his own future. PSG's admiration for Mourinho is no secret, having failed with a...
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