Players, Coaches and Referees Will Take The Front Seat – Doherty

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Development of football back home has been my ultimate and Paramount push and desire since as an ex player and an administrator as well as a philanthropist. David Doherty is a popular figure in terms of sports development and advocacy of good governance of Nigeria football, reason he braved it to pick up form to contest for the prestigious seat for …

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Boost for Leicester City as Ndidi escapes serious injury

Wilfred Ndidi has reportedly escaped a serious injury after returning early from international duty with Nigeria. Ndidi was released from Nigeria’s camp in Constantine, Algeria last week Wednesday. Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro explained that Leicester City’s fitness team had passed on a message that Ndidi had a hamstring tweak following the club’s 6-2 defeat to Tottenham prior to the international break. The 25-year-old …

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Super Eagles arrive in Oran ahead of Algeria friendly

Nigeria players and coaching crew have touched won in Oran on Monday, ahead of their international friendly against Algeria. 22 players and technical crew members travelled to the costal city from Constastine. The Super Eagles players will have their final training session before the game at the Stade Olympique d’ Oran later today. “We’re in Oran, Algeria. Stage is set for the international friendly against …

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Why I fought Ronaldo at Ballon d’Or award – Dani Alves

Dani Alves has spoken about how he got into a “scuffle” with Cristiano Ronaldo at a Ballon d’Or ceremony while he played for Barcelona. The Brazilian opened up on the “incident while speaking on a podcast with UNAM Pumas team-mate Efrian Valverde. Alves, who left Barca in the summer after a short second stint at the club, also spoke of his admiration for Ronaldo. “There …

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How Ronaldo suffered bloodied nose in Portugal vs Czech Republic clash

During Portugal’s Nations League match against Czech Republic on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo collided with goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and suffered injuries. The star player for Portugal leapt to meet a high ball, but the goalkeeper caught him and gave him a nasty blow to the face. The attacker needed a plaster across his nose because he was bleeding from his face. The 37-year-old was knocked down …

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Why Whatsapp should be renamed ‘billing app’ – Footballer Asisat Oshoala

Footballer Asisat Oshoala has proposed a name change for popular app, Whatsapp.  The Super Falcons star said Whatsapp should be renamed “billing app” because there are many people asking for things on the app.  Oshoala added that she is now scared of updating her status because of this. She tweeted;  YOU SEE THAT WHASAPP EHN, THEM SUPPOSE DON RENAME AS BILLING APP……………..CUS YOU SEE THAT …

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EPL: He’s unbelievable – Paul Merson mentions ‘indispensable’ player in Manchester City

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has insisted that Manchester City midfielder, Rodri, is an indispensable player in Pep Guardiola’s side. Merson described Rodri as an unbelievable player, adding that he has replaced Man City legend Fernandinho at Etihad. Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “I genuinely believe we underestimate holding midfield players. In such a role, you are not expected to do something spectacular, …

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Why I hired a witchdoctor – Paul Pogba opens up

France midfielder, Paul Pogba, has admitted that he indeed hired a witch doctor. However, according to the Mail on Sunday, the 29-year-old insists he paid the sorcerer to help him with his injury-plagued career. Pogba denies it had anything to do with international team-mate, Kylian Mbappé and says he “never intended to harm anyone”. The player, who moved to Juventus this summer, explained to investigators …

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Mouktar, Emeruwa Impress As Abuja SWAN Organises NFF Presidential Debate

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, on Thursday in Abuja held a first of its kind Presidential debate ahead of the Nigeria Football Federation elections. The event saw CAF’s Chief Safety & Security Officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa, and FCT’s FA Chairman, Adam Mouktar Mohammed go head to head as the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, …

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EPL: ‘I don’t know what your problem is’ – Jack Grealish calls out Liverpool legend

Manchester City midfielder, Jack Grealish has slammed Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, for his constant criticism of him. Since making his record-breaking £100m transfer from Aston Villa to Man City last year, Grealish has come under plenty of scrutiny from fans and pundits alike, with Souness, perhaps his most vocal critic. Many have commented on Grealish’s lack of goal contributions at Man City, having scored just …

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No Champions League games to be played outside Europe, UEFA president says

Berlin – UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin has dismissed rumours the governing body could take European Champions League games out of Europe. Media reports emerged this week suggesting UEFA’s executive committee were exploring options to stage marquee group stage encounters in neutral territory, such as the U.S., China and the Middle East. These proposals would come on the back of a dramatic revamp of the competition …

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Euro 2024: Why Russia was banned

Russia will not participate in the 2024 Euro. UEFA confirmed on Tuesday it has banned the country and would not allow it participate in the qualification for Euro 2024. Recall that Russian national team and Russian clubs were banned from international competitions earlier this year by UEFA following the invasion of Ukraine. “All Russian teams are currently suspended following the decision of the UEFA Executive …

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FIFA hits Nigerian footballer with more ban

Former Nigeria junior international Orji Okonkwo has had his four-year ban for doping violation by the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal extended worldwide by world football –governing body, FIFA. In its ruling on the case for worldwide extension of the ban, brought before it by Italian NADO, Chairperson of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Jorge Ivan Palacio affirmed that the player had been cited properly, he has …

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Why I failed as a Real Madrid winger – Drenthe reveals

Royston Drenthe, a former Real Madrid winger, has talked about his time at Real Madrid. He said that he failed at Santiago Bernabeu because he loved women and parties too much. Drenthe joined Real Madrid from Feyenoord after featuring at the 2007 Under-21 Euro for the Netherlands. The 35-year-old, who admitted that he was distracted during his time at Real Madrid and paid the price, …

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International Friendly: Peseiro names Musa, Ekong, 23 others to face Algeria in Oran

Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has opted for captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and 23 other players to take on former African champions Algeria in an international friendly match in the Algerian town of Oran on Tuesday, 27th September. Also called are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Calvin Bassey, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and …

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LaLiga: Real Madrid react to racist attack on Vinicius Jr

Real Madrid have rejected the ‘racist and xenophobic’ attack on their player, Vinicius Jr. In a statement via its website on Friday, ahead of their LaLiga derby with Atletico Madrid this weekend, Real Madrid said that the club had directed its legal services to take legal action against anyone who uses racist expressions toward their players. Real Madrid’s statement read, “Real Madrid CF rejects all …

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