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Serena Williams suffers another loss at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has suffered another loss against Czech Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati. She lost 6-3 2-6 6-3 in the second-round to Petra Kvitova. The loss to Petra Kvitova followed Serena Williams heaviest career defeat, a 6-1 6-0 loss to Britain’s Johanna Konta in the Silicon Valley Classic first round. Since having given birth to her baby girl last year, Serena Williams, arguably the best female tennis player in the world has been struggling to find…

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Ronaldo discharged from hospital after suffering from pneumonia

Brazilian football superstar Ronaldo has been discharged from a hospital in Ibiza after suffering from pneumonia. Ronaldo was reportedly taken ill during a holiday in Ibiza, Spain. The 41-year-old Brazil World Cup winner, who assured fans on Sunday on social media, after he was taken to the hospital, that he would be alright, thanked his doctors, nurses, girlfriend Celina and fans for their help and support during his admission in the hospital. Ronald has since returned home on Tuesday. Ronaldo…

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Bwalya vows to appeal FIFA ban

Former Football Association of Zambia President Kalusha Bwalya has announced he will appeal the two-year ban handed him by FIFA on Friday. FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee announced the ban of the African great reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. The Zambian was banned for allegedly receiving benefits from banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam according to a statement on FIFA’s official website. Bwalya, reportedly received $80,000 cash “gift” from the disgraced Qatari business mogul Bin Hammam in 2016 but…

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Tanzania names Amuneke national coach

Former Nigeria attacker, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been named as the coach of Tanzania national team. Wallace Karia, President of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) who announced the deal on Monday said Amuneke will also oversee the other Tanzania teams, including the U-17 and U-20 groups. The former winger who signed a two-year deal with the Tanzanian FA was until recently coach of Sudan’s Premier League side, Al Khartoum SC. “I am happy to start this new job and work hard…

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Mesut Özil Stops Playing International Football For Germany

Mesut Özil, the talented Arsenal midfielder has decided he would no longer play international football for Germany. The 29-year-old Özil, who made his decision known some hours ago, in a lengthy statement, blamed his decision on the way he claimed he was treated by the German Football Association (DFB), following unexpected Germany’s early exit in the just concluded World Cup. The German footballer alleged that the DFB blamed him for the terrible performance of the German team. To him,…

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Mikel thanks everyone, says he was shaken by father’s abduction

Pius Ayinor Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has spoken of his deep appreciation to the public and particularly the Nigeria police following the rescue of his father from the den of kidnappers on Monday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Super Eagles captain expressed his gratitude through his Twitter and Instagram platforms. He wrote on Tuesday: “I would like to thank the police authorities involved in ensuring the safe return of my father after the ordeal this week. I will also like to…

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Messi reveals he wore good-luck charm against Nigeria

Lionel Messi has revealed that he wore a good-luck charm as they entered their do-or-die Group D clash with Nigeria in St Petersburg on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Argentineans were condemned to be eliminated if they had less than outright win in the game having accrued only a single point from their opening two World Cup fixtures. The pressured Barcelona attacker scored a quality goal, controlling a pinpoint pass from Ever Banega with two immaculate touches before blasting into…

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Argentina – Nigeria Match: I don’t understand how it wasn’t a penalty – Mikel

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has been left disappointed with the referee from Turkey after the Super Eagles were denied a penalty in the Group D match against Argentina in Saint Petersburg which the South Americans won by 2-1 on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The teams were at that stage tied at 1-1 with Nigeria just needing a draw to progress to the Round of 16 when Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo headed the ball onto his own arm in the penalty…

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Mikel suffers fracture, to play with a cast against Argentina

Pius Ayinor, St Petersburg, Russia Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that his captain Mikel Obi suffered a fracture when on Friday but that the Super Eagles medical team members are working very hard to get him fit for the last Group D match against Argentina on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Rohr added that the midfielder could play with a cast. The coach said in a video uploaded by the Nigeria Football Federation’s media team that the scan conducted on Saturday showed that the…

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Super Eagles to get winning bonus for Croatia loss

Pius Ayinor, Russia Super Eagles have been handed a rare opportunity to recover the $10,000 they each lost when they were beaten 2-0 by Croatia in their opening match of the 2018 World Cup, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The First Vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi, who announced the development to journalists in St Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday, said the federation had worked out a pattern for the players to recover the money purely as an incentive. The NFF…

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Never Let Corruption Kill The Beautiful Game

  Corruption in sport is as old as sport itself. From the FIFA-Blatter scandal in Russia-doping, corruption in sport has many forms, faces, and dimension. It might take in the form of match-fixing by players, referees, and criminals. Or blood and urine lab officials demanding monster pay from athletes to influence results, club owners and administrators insisting on kickbacks for players’ transfers, government officials rigging bids for construction contracts. Money laundering in the form of purchase of clubs, players…

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World Cup: Eagles to Land Russia Monday in Naija Outfit

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will end their pre-World Cup camp in Austria on Monday and leave for Russia on the same day aboard a chartered flight. They arrive in Moscow ahead of their opening Group D game against Croatia in specially designed Nigerian outfit instead of the tracksuits they had always used, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. They will face Russia on Saturday, June 16 in the start of their World Cup campaign. The Eagles entered the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf…

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