FIFA’s takeover of CAF an embarrassment to Africa – Felix Owolabi

Felix Owolabi, an ex-international, on Friday described the decision of world football governing body FIFA to take over the affairs of CAF as an embarrassment to the continent. Owolabi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was a development that should not be coming at this point in time. NAN reports that FIFA in agreement with CAF arrived at the decision as a result of allegations of corruption and administrative hiccups. “It’s a shame, honestly, that this is happening now. The timing is wrong. So many…

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Facts emerge why Iheanacho got dropped from Super Eagles’ 2019 AFCON squad

Facts are beginning to emerge why Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr dropped Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho from the list of 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rohr on Sunday named his final 23-man list to the 2019 AFCON leaving out Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi. Iheanacho, was said to be struggling for regular playing time at English Premier League outfit Leicester City in the 2018/2019 season which appeared to have affected his form. He eventually…

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Qatar versus Flying Eagles: Makanjuola vows to score goals as birthday gift

Highly rated Flying Eagles young star Success Makanjuola has vowed to score and win the Man of the Match as a birthday gift for himself when Nigeria take on Qatar on Friday in Tychy, at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. The Water FC of Abuja skillful Winger who is already attracting interests from top football clubs in Europe will turn 18 years on May 24, the same day the Flying Eagles are playing their first match at the World Cup. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

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Asian Games: JAPAN SENDS HOME BASKETBALL PLAYERS FOR SPENDING NIGHT WITH WOMEN

Japan have sent home four players from their Asian Games basketball team for spending the night with women in a Jakarta hotel, the head of the delegation Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Monday. The players left the athletes’ village, following their game against Qatar on Thursday to eat at a restaurant where they met a Japanese-speaking local, Reuters reports. They were then told about a bar where they could meet women, Mr Yamashita told a news conference. The quartet, who were wearing their team uniforms, spent a couple of hours at…

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N’GOLO KANTE BECOMES CHELSEA HIGHEST PAID PLAYER, TO EARN £290K PER WEEK

Chelsea have offered to double N’Golo Kante’s money and make him their highest-paid player in a bid to keep him out of the grasp of Paris Saint-Germain, Dailymail UK reports.. The central midfielder’s stock has risen since he moved to Stamford Bridge, where he won the Premier League in his first season. He was also an integral part of Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad in Russia this summer and a new report has claimed that he has been rewarded with a new deal worth £15million a season, £290,000 a week…

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Told My Mum I Will Make it At 16, I was Late by 11 Days -Romelu Lukaku (An Inspiring Story)

I’ve Got Some Things to Say BY ROMELU LUKAKULUKAKU I remember the exact moment I knew we were broke. I can still picture my mum at the refrigerator and the look on her face. I was six years old, and I came home for lunch during our break at school. My mum had the same thing on the menu every single day: Bread and milk. When you’re a kid, you don’t even think about it. But I guess that’s what we could afford. Then this one day I came home,…

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Pogba denied goal against Australia

Agency Report Paul Pogba has been stripped of France’s winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 Group C victory over Australia in Kazan, with his 81st-minute strike ruled as an Aziz Behich own goal. In the final 10 minutes, Pogba was teed up by substitute Olivier Giroud but it was Behich, not the Manchester United man, who got the final touch to deceive goalkeeper Mathew Ryan as the ball bounced over the line via the bar. Speaking after the match about the possibility of the goal being awarded to Behich, Pogba admitted…

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We have no choice but to beat Iceland -Mikel Obi

Nigeria can still progress to the World Cup knockout stage, despite their 2-0 defeat to Croatia on Saturday, according to John Obi Mikel. The former Chelsea midfielder, who captains Gernot Rohr’s side, acknowledged Nigeria must improve ahead of their clash with Iceland on Friday. “We have to play better. I think we can play better, we can do better,” Mikel told reporters. “It’s difficult to say I think. We have to go back to the drawing board and see what we can do better, together as a team. “It’s not…

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Super Eagles To Wear All Deep-Green New Away Kit Vs Croatia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will don their new all deep-green shirt in their tonight’s first 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D match against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Super Eagles first wore the new away jersey designed by Nike when they crashed with Poland in a pre-World Cup international friendly match on March 23 2018. Nigeria won that friendly clash 1-0 through a Victor Moses 61st minute penalty goal in front of 4,208 fans that graced the Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw. The Nigerian team’s home jersey…

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Arsenal Signs Deal With Jay-Z’s TIDAL

Arsenal football club has signed a new deal with Jay-Z’s TIDAL in a partnership worth around £1 million pounds (N360 million) a year. According to reports, the collaboration includes features from up and coming artistes and a pre-installed playlist put together by Arsenal players Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Reiss Nelson. A part of the agreement is that Arsenal paid members will have access to TIDAL music platform. “Football and music are great passions of so many of our global supporters. This partnership combines these two passions in a unique…

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