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Super Eagles Wives Approved, Coach Bans Call Girls

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has stated that Super Eagles players would be allowed to have their wives and girlfriends visit them at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He, however, added categorically that the players will not be allowed to cosy up with call girls in Russia, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Rohr who spoke on Friday at a town hall meeting in Uyo insists there is no harm in allowing the players’ family members to visit them after games at the World…

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Mikel Arteta to Replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta the former Gunners midfielder’s has agreed in principle to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal Manager. The club is believed to make the announcement soon, immediately the 36-year-old Spaniard signs the contract in the coming days. It may sound surprising to many, who might have been expecting a high profile coach to replace Arsene Wenger, but the club settled for Arteta, Pep Guardiola’s current assistant coach at Manchester City because Arsenal wants a young and dynamic coach, who…

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World Cup: Nigeria’s Provisional List

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has named Mikel Obi, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa; defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun but it is debutant Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa that underlines the opportunity available to all as the countdown to Russia 2018 World Cup continues. The attacker is the current highest goal scorer in the Nigerian league. There had been quite some clamour to give the player a chance to complete the long list of strikers from abroad. The provisional…

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Nike, NFF to Renew Deal Before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation is deep in negotiations with their partner and giant kit manufacturers, Nike. The fresh contract is expected to be concluded and signed before the Super Eagles play their first game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. We gathered from a top NFF official familiar with the details of the negotiations that both sides are almost satisfied with what is on the table right now. He said, “Both sides have been talking and…

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Wages Of World Cup Managers

 Germany coach Joachim Low is listed as the highest earning coach for the 2018 World Cup, going by the report published by The Mirror UK. In the reverse, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked at number 24 out of 32 of the coaches heading to Russia for the World Cup. The English newspaper referenced Dutch media and entertainment company Zoomin TV for the detailed research work. According to the report, Low takes home £3.31million annually which is approximately eight…

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Former Manchester United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson In A Critical Condition After Emergency Surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson the respected, non-nonsense former Manchester United manager is recovering in an intensive care unit, following an emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage. According to the statement from the club, the surgery of the 76-year-old Scot “had gone very well;” however, the former coach “needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery”. While he is recovering from the emergency operation in Salford Royal Hospital, Ferguson’s family has requested privacy both from the media…

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I’m Ready for the World Cup – Iwobi

Nigeria and Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has said he is ready for the 2018 World Cup billed for Russia. Iwobi told FIFA.Com he is already prepared as he has a very good idea of what to expect in his first appearance at the Mundial. The Super Eagles striker hopes that the regular trainings with world-class players have helped his game move up. He said, “The fact that I have been training with world-class players every day has given me…

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Fears Over Eagles World Cup As Supreme Court Delivers Judgement

The hope of Nigerians seeing the Super Eagles feature with quite very high expectations in Russia at the World Cup in June may be dashed if the Supreme Court sacks the FIFA-recognised Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The court will deliver its judgement on the Pinnick-led board versus Chris Giwa group on Thursday. Giwa and his board had dragged the current board of the NFF to the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict…

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Wenger Leaves Arsenal After 22 years

Arsene Wenger will resign after this season as the trainer of Arsenal. The Frenchman has been the trainer of the London club for almost 22 years. Mr Wegner still has a contract with the club until the middle of 2019 The 68 -year old Wegner started as Arsenal’s trainer in 1996. Under his illustrious career, the club won three Champion League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Super cup titles. However, Arsenal won the last Champion League under Mr…

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Commonweath Games: Assessing African’s Performance

    How would you assess the performance of African countries at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia? Please tell us your opinion   Medal Table: Rank Nation Total 1 Australia 80 59 59 198 2 England 45 45 46 136 3 India 26 20 20 66 4 Canada 15 40 27 82 5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46 6 South Africa 13 11 13 37 7 Wales 10 12 14 36 8 Scotland 9 13…

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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing $24 million if they play in the final match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup will hold from June 14 to July 15 in various Russian cities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pinnick told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the money was part of the agreement reached with the players to…

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Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

  President George Weah’s dramatic victory in the Presidential election in Liberia did set a strong political earthquake in Liberia and Africa in general. The historic defeat of the ruling party by a man who struggled in the ghetto as a child, trying to find food to survive and later spent much of his life as a footballer, gave hope to many young Africans that nothing can be impossible with much persistence and determination. Perhaps, Weah knows more than…

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