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2022 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria Draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, African qualifiers is out. Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the qualifiers. Information on the team’s Twitter handle has it that the four teams are in Group C for the African qualifiers. The group phase qualifiers will get underway in March this year, which ...

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Hayden’s Late Strike Lifts Newcastle Over Chelsea

Frank Lampard admitted he wants to sign a new striker after Newcastle damaged Chelsea’s bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a dramatic 1-0 win at St James’ Park on Saturday. With Tottenham held by Watford earlier in the day and Manchester United facing runaway leaders Liverpool on Sunday, Chelsea would have cemented their grip on fourth ...

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Quique Setien Moves In As Barcelona Sacks Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has been sacked by Barcelona with immediate effect – and has been replaced by Quique Setien. The Spanish coach has been dismissed, despite winning La Liga in each of his two seasons at the helm, and with the Blaugrana currently topping the table once more – albeit level on points with Real Madrid. Former star Andres Iniesta stated ahead of the official ...

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Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala Win Africa’s Best Player Awards

Liverpool’s striker Sadio Mane has been named the Confederation of African (CAF) Player of the Year for 2019, with teammate Mohamed Salah finishing in the top three. Mane and Salah were both named in the final three for the award, with Man City‘s Riyad Mahrez lining up alongside the Reds duo. The Liverpool’s talisman clinched the award, which took place ...

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African Footballer Award: Mahrez, Mane, Salah In Serious Battle

Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, plus Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City, were named as the three candidates for this year’s African Footballer of the Year award, to be decided next month. Senegal talisman Mane will be the favourite for the award ahead of his Egyptian club mate after Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League. However, he faces stiff ...

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Carlo Ancelotti Is New Everton Manager

Everton announced the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the club’s new manager on Saturday, with the experienced Italian taking charge at Goodison Park on a four-and-a-half year deal. Ancelotti will attend Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, but will not take charge until the Boxing Day visit of Burnley. AFP

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Former Golden Eaglets’ Striker, Philip Osondu, Dies At 48

Philip Osondu, former golden eaglets’ striker has died at the age of 48. The former El-Kanami warrior player was part of the nation’s squad that participated in the U-16 Canada in 1987. He reportedly died on arrival at a Belgian hospital he took himself to for treatment on Thursday after observing some abnormal physiology of his body system. Osondu, who was regarded ...

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Anthony Joshua Reclaims World Boxing Titles From Andy Ruiz Jr

Nigerian-British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has defeated defending champion, Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the world heavyweight titles he lost in June this year. Joshua won by unanimous decision as the three judges gave him the fight. Two cards have it 118-110, while the other scored the fight 119-109 – but all three judges were in favour of Anthony Joshua. The ...

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After Liverpool Tie, Everton Sack Marco Silva

Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after Wednesday night’s humiliating defeat against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Silva, who joined the club in May 2018, was on borrowed time after a run of form which has seen the Toffees win just once in their last six Premier League games. The loss on Wednesday saw Everton drop into the relegation zone ...

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Messi Wins Sixth Ballon d’Or Awards

Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to take the honours. Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished third in the voting. Messi, ...

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