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Thierry Henry’s Monaco adventure

Thierry Henry needs little or no introduction to the football world. A terrific and meticulous player he was, who was a nightmare to the defence of his opponents and had mesmerized many goalkeepers during his impeccable football days. His prolific career came with fame and money. After retiring from the active football, the 41-year-old Frenchman went into coaching, working as the assistant head coach of the Belgium national team, which displayed excessive class and success during the last World…

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Nigeria’s Uzoho sad to miss South Africa, Uganda games

Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is sad that he will be out of action for four weeks after he suffered a rib fracture, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Elche goalkeeper will therefore not take part in the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against South Africa on November 17 and the friendly against Uganda billed for Asaba, Delta State. The on-loan Deportivo La Coruna keeper was in action for Elche when they lost 5-1 Cadiz in Sunday’s Segunda…

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Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic explains his refusal to wear poppy

Manchester United’s midfielder Nemanja Matic explained why he did not wear a poppy on Saturday during their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth. Matic said the poppy reminds him of the bombing of his village in 1999 when he was 12 years old. The 1999 bombing was part of a NATO-led military campaign aimed at driving out Serbian forces from Kosovo and eventually led to the independence of Kosovo. Nemanja Matic was the only Manchester United player, who did not wear…

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FIFA issues Ghana’s Nyantakyi life ban

Ex-Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules, FIFA announced on Tuesday. Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, the world football governing body said. FIFA launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter earlier this year. FIFA also fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000). Before his fall from power, Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a…

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Nigeria: Rohr drops Onazi, Mikel still out, Osimhen returns for S’Africa

Mikel Obi has again been left out as Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr calls back former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen after a long time out, with another U17 World Cup winning forward Samuel Chukwueze earning the first call Stand-in Captain Ahmed Musa and 20 others were also invited for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg on November 17. The same group will prosecute the…

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Nigeria: NFF officials granted bail in $9.5m FIFA grant fraud

An FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja has adjourned hearing in the case of three Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials dragged before the court on allegation of fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to November 27. The court presided by Justice Peter Affen upheld the administrative bail granted to the three NFF officials, Christopher Andekin (Director of Administration and Finance), Reagan Zaka (Cashier) and Fadanari Mamza (Head, Finance and Account Department) who are accused of mishandling…

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Can Mo Salah Lead The EPL In Scoring Again?

Mohamed Salah is off to a slightly slower start in the 2018/19 Premier League. The “Egyptian King” has established himself as one of the true offensive stars of arguably the best football league on the planet. Yet his biggest headline thus far on the young season came when he was given a controversial award. Salah was recognized for having the best goal of last season, while most (including some of his teammates) believed Gareth Bale ought to have earned…

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Are Jose Mourinho’s days numbered at Manchester United?

With the latest painful defeat at West Ham on Saturday, coupled with what many sports analysts have called the worst start to a top-flight season since 1989 – 90, many football pundits are wondering whether Jose Mourinho’s days as Manchester United manager are numbered. Will the Portuguese, regarded as one of the best and most decorated coaches in the world survive this season with the Red Devils before the dismissal hammer from the top hits his head? The tornado-like…

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Nigeria: Pinnick explains Dangote, Otedola visit to FIFA

  President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has spoken further on why he invited business moguls Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola to the FIFA Best Awards ceremony in London on Monday night, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Dangote, who holds Nigeria’s second highest national honour (GCON) is the President of Dangote Group and is ranked as the richest person of African descent in the world. The Dangote Group has interests in various commodities in Nigeria and other African countries….

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We’re not scared of Nigeria – Seychelles manager

  Nigeria may have been to the World Cup six times but that performance does not scare their next opponents Seychelles. The island country’s coach Gavin Jeanne has announced that his team has no fear of Nigeria ahead of the teams’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. While admitting that it is their biggest football match ever he is quite hopeful that anything can still happen. Jeanne told Brila FM, “Yes, we are very ready and positive…

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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo buys controlling stake in Real Valladolid

  The former Brazil striker, and World Cup winner Ronaldo has bought a 51% controlling stake of Real Valladolid, making him the majority shareholder of the Spanish club. The 42-year-old terrific striker played for various clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona in his 18-year illustrious playing career and scored 62 times for Brazil, including both goals during the Brazil 2.0 win over Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. According to the president…

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Nigeria’s Victor Moses announces retirement from international football at the age of 27

Victor Moses has announced his retirement from the international football at the age of 27. The Nigerian born Chelsea winger, who represented his country 37 times and scored 12 goals made his debut in 2012. “I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime…Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country…. However, I…

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