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Nigeria mourns Kelechi Emeteole, one its most respected coaches

The former Heartland coach died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, in an Indian hospital after battling with cancer of the throat, which has seen him bedridden for over six months Emeteole, up until his death, had difficulties in breathing and swallowing and had a pipe inserted in his throat to aid him. According to a family friend ...

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2017/18 English Premier League (EPL) fixtures released [View all 380 Matches]

Kick-offs are 3pm for Saturdays and Bank Holidays and 7.45pm for evening matches unless stated otherwise.   Fixtures are subject to change   Saturday, 12 August, 2017   Arsenal v Leicester City Brighton v Manchester City Chelsea v Burnley Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town Everton v Stoke City Manchester United v West Ham United Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Southampton ...

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Trouble for Cristiano Ronaldo over €14.7 million unpaid taxes

A Spanish state prosecutor has accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with defrauding Spain’s tax office of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes.   In a statement released on Tuesday, Madrid’s regional state prosecutor accused Ronaldo, 32, of four counts of tax fraud from 2011 to 2014.   It said the Portugal captain “took advantage of a business structure created in ...

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AFCON Qualifier: South Africa defeats Nigeria 2-0 at the Akwa Ibom Stadium Uyo

South Africa have recorded their first competitive win over Nigeria after defeating the Super Eagles 2-0 in a Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo, on Saturday.   Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau gave the South Africans the three points at the expense of their hapless hosts.   Bafana Bafana, ...

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Champions League Tragedy: 1,000 injured in stampede at Italian city of Turin after firecracker exploded [SEE PHOTOS]

About 1,000 people were injured in the Italian city of Turin after a firecracker provoked a stampede on Saturday night, police say. Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread. Piazza San Carlo, Turin, 3 June 2017. Many ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to catch up with Lionel Messi who has won Ballon d’Or 5 times!

Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realising a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or five times.   “I want to catch Messi,” Ronaldo confessed when collecting his third World Player of the Year crown back in 2015.   Now the Portuguese has four to his name, ...

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How police found and arrested Tiger Woods drunk and sleeping on steering wheel of his Mercedes

Golfer Tiger Woods was found “asleep at the wheel” with the engine running when he was arrested, US media reports say. The former world number one golfer was found at the wheel of his Mercedes, in the right lane, and had to be woken by a police officer early on Monday. Charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Mr Woods ...

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Tax Evasion: 21 months in prison for Lionel Messi

A Supreme Court in Spain on Wednesday upheld the decision last year of a Barcelona court that sentenced Barcelona forward and Argentine International, Lionel Messi, and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, to prison. The footballer and his father who manages his finances were both convicted in 2016 for tax evasion.   Messi, a five-time world footballer of the year, and ...

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Die-hard fan of Victor Moses names baby after him as Chelsea won English Premier League [READ]

The Nigerian international, Victor Moses, and his Chelsea team on Friday emerged champions of the English Premier League. Batshuayi celebrates with Moses. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters [Photo Credit: The Guardian] Although they still have two games to play, Chelsea now has an unassailable 87 points. Moses was on for 86 minutes on Friday evening as he and his teammates defeated West ...

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Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal finally defeats Mourinho’s Manchester United in English Premier League

Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger overlooked Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi for the crunch clash against Manchester United on Sunday. It turned out to be a justifiable decision as Arsenal secured a 2-0 win over their fierce rivals, Manchester United, and thus ended the unbeaten run of the Red Devils which had stretched to 25 games going into Sunday’s game. Granit Xhaka’s deflected ...

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