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Nigeria Loses 0-2 To Libya In AFCON Qualifiers

Nigeria began the race towards defence of its African Under-23 title on Wednesday on a sour note with a 0-2 loss to Libya in Tunisia. The match played on the artificial turf of the Ben Guerdane Stadium in Bergandan, near Tunis, is a first round first leg encounter in the qualification series. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Chelsea Suffer Shocking Defeat At Everton As Liverpool Go Top

Everton football club on Sunday dented the hope of Chelsea of making the top-four as they overpowered the Maurizio Sarri’s tutored side by 2-0 in one of the English Premier League (EPL) matches decided on Sunday. Meanwhile, Liverpool overtook Manchester City to climb to the summit of the Premier League after James Milner converted a spot kick nine minutes from ...

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La Liga: Messi, Suarez Lead Barca To Rayo Victory

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might have been rested but instead, both played and scored as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, ahead of their crunch Champions League second leg against Lyon. Raul de Tomas’ scintillating strike gave struggling Rayo a surprise lead at the Camp Nou but Messi converted a penalty and Suarez finished a ...

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Ronaldo Back In Real Madrid, Ready To Tackle Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid. The former Real Madrid player was sent off after 28 minutes in his first European game for Juventus in Spain last September against Valencia but the Italians went on to win 2-0 ...

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Mourinho Accepts One-year Jail Sentence For Fraud

Portuguese football coach Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year jail sentence he won’t have to serve and a fine of close to two million euros for tax fraud. Agency reports on Tuesday indicate that it was part of a deal with prosecutors. The 56-year-old Mourinho allegedly committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he coached Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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Lagos Marathon: Ethiopians Dislodge Kenyans As Winners Of Top Prizes

…Ambode gifts upcoming artiste N2,5m, says road race has come to stay …as over 100,000 athletes from 58 countries participate in 2019 edition   East Africans on Saturday retained their dominance of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon carting away the star prizes in the male and female categories of $50,000 each. This time around, however, an Ethiopian, Sintatehu Legese won ...

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Barcelona Sign De Jong From Ajax For 75 Million Euros

Barcelona have won the race to sign highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday. Agency reports indicate that the 21-year-old will join Barca on July 1 for 75 million euros ($85 million), with a further 11 million euros due to Ajax in additional payments. De Jong, who is considered one of the most exciting young ...

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BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. Details Later… (The Punch)

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Solskjaer Tipped As Interim Successor To Mourinho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s interim manager after the club appeared to accidentally announce the appointment on their website. Mourinho was axed on Tuesday after just two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford and the troubled Premier League club are reportedly ready to bring back one of their old heroes to take his ...

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