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July 16, 2018

My dad was in kidnappers’ den during Argentina match, says Mikel

Nigeria’s skipper, Mikel Obi has opened up on the trauma he went through as he led the Super Eagles in the futile effort to get past the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup. In a statement released by his publicists, Mikel remarked: “Following various speculators about recent occurrence with my father. I can confirm I had to suppress emotional trauma to lead Nigeria out against Argentina last Tuesday 26th June in Saint Petersburg. “Four hours before kick-off, I received a call from Nigeria that my father Pa Michael Obi had been kidnapped for the second time. “He was…

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World Cup: 2 men commit suicide after losing bets as Mexico wins Germany

A Nigerian who lives in Guangzhou, China, Mokwuelum Ifeanyi, has shared videos of two men who committed suicide separately after allegedly losing all their money which they bet on the world cup match between Germany and Mexico. While one jumped from a building, the other jumped from a bridge. On Monday, defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a 0-1 shock defeat by Mexico. Hirving Lozano’s strike helped Mexico beat , Germany, 1 – 0 in their Group F match at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. Despite facing some sustained late…

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Zidane reacts to Ronaldo’s FIFA Best Player award

Zidane reacts to Ronaldo FIFA Award

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s win of 2017 FIFA Best Player award. According to him, Ronaldo deserves the recognition despite his faltering La Liga form so far this season. “He is the best by a long way,” said Zidane when asked if Ronaldo was the best player of his generation. “He has shown it many times, he is always there in the big games. “All the awards are deserved because he always wants to be the best and he is,” added Zidane. Ronaldo missed Real’s first four La Liga games through suspension, but has managed…

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Russia 2018 World Cup: Eagles’ll prepare well for Zambia – NFF

Commends Aspire Football Dream project The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured that the Super Eagles would prepare well for the October 9 battle of Ndola against Zambia. The encounter is one which both Zambia and Nigeria would do everything to win, in a bid to make a good start in a group that also has Algeria and Cameroon. Zambia last week called up 33 players to camp ahead of the tie, while Super Eagles German coach, Gernot Rohr invited 23 players who are to start camping in Abuja from October 2. NFF’s image maker, Demola Olajire who spoke in…

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Messi sentenced for tax fraud … As Pistorius gets six years for murder

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been handed a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud but is unlikely to serve time in prison. Any sentence under two years can be suspended under Spanish law, meaning Messi is expected to avoid spending a day behind bars, according to widespread reports. Messi, one of the world’s highest-paid footballers, was tried alongside his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for deceiving Spain’s tax authority of 4.1 m euros (3.l9m) between 2007 and 2009. The forward, who recently announced his retirement from the Argentina national team, has also been fined six weeks’ wages worth £1.7 million. The…

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NFF unveils three-day burial programme for Keshi

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled a three day burial programme for late Super Eagles gaffer, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. The soccer federation after a meeting with the Keshi family yesterday in Abuja agreed that the burial rites of the coach would run from July 27-29. According to a competent source at the meeting, the burial activities will start in Abuja on the 27th, move to Benin on the 28th and rounded off on the 29th in Illah, his Delta State ancestral home, where he would be commit- ted to mother earth. Daily Sunsports further gathered that Sports minister, Solomon…

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Vincent Enyeama quits Super Eagles

  Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has announced his retirement from the national team, a day after he was officially stripped of the captain’s armband for the Super Eagles. Enyeama, who recently had an altercation with the Coach of the Nigerian team, Sunday Oliseh, said on his Instagram page he is no longer available for national team duties and would henceforth face his club career. He wrote, “I have fought a good fight for more than 13years.I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and sang the anthem with passion. henceforth, there is laid for me a crown which only…

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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini

FIFA has provisionally Thursday banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days. The international football organisation has also banned its former vice president Chung Mong-joon for six years, and its secretary general Jerome Valcke for 90 days. The move follows an investigation by FIFA into allegations that officials abused their positions to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. The announcement comes just hours after Mr Blatter criticised the criminal investigation against him in Switzerland, describing it as “outrageous”. He also defended his decision to remain as head of the football organising body and not…

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