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Youssef Essrayri

Nigeria vs South Africa: CAF picks Tunisian referee for clash

The referee will be supported by countrymen.

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CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United Beat Moroccan club

No Nigerian team has won the CAF Confederation Cup in its present format and Rivers United are hoping they can break that jinx.

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Messi loses appeal, gets 21-month jail term

Messi, a five-time world footballer of the year, and his father defrauded Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.6m) in taxes.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford shoots to score his side’s first goal. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

Europa Final | Shootout between two 19-year-old strikers

Man. United and Ajax will clash for the top Europa price.

Ahmed Musa with his new lover, Juliet Adeh Ejue.

Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa, weds new lover

The wedding took place in Abuja.

Super Eagles arrive Corsica for friendly match

Super Eagles arrive Corsica for friendly match

The Super Eagles will take on the Corsica Senior Team on Friday

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Festac Town: Lagos cultural town turns football nursery

Notorious for internet fraud and prostitution, Festac Town is also a pillar in Nigerian football.

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Victor Moses targets double with Chelsea

The 26-year old Nigerian star says their attention is on Saturday’s FA Cup.

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Arsenal begin talks to sign Nigerian striker

The 19-year-old is the top scorer in the Belgium domestic league with 23 goals.

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Score and Reaction from 2016 El Clasico | (Credit: Bleacher Report)

Winners, losers in top 5 European leagues

There were no surprises in Germany and Italy, but in France, England, there were upheavals.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic hires Agassi as new coach

The 12-time Grand Slam winner parted company with his entire coaching team earlier in May.

Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger[Photo Credit: Carlow Nationalist]

Arsene Wenger speaks on Arsenal’s miss of top 4 spot, Champions League

“Psychologically the atmosphere was absolutely horrendous.”

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Nigeria League: Violence at Akure Stadium as Lobi beat Sunshine

The police had to fire tear gas to disperse the mob.

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Real Madrid reclaim La Liga title from Barcelona

Real Madrid secured their 33rd La Liga title, and their first since the 2011-12 season.

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Sunshine, Shooting Stars suffer home defeat

For the first time this season, there were no goals to cheer as the MFM FC vs Akwa United game ended in a stalemate at the Agege Stadium.

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LIVE UPDATES: Real Madrid out to dethrone Barcelona in LaLiga

Jose Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid the last time they were crowned domestic champions in 2012.

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EPL Season Ends: Chelsea Crowned Champions In Style, Arsenal Miss Out On Champions League

Liverpool and Manchester City both secured victories in their matches.

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Nigerian-born French wins GSL Tennis Open

The player dominated a Guatemalan in both second and third sets to win.

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Score and Reaction from 2016 El Clasico | (Credit: Bleacher Report)

La Liga final day showdown: Real Madrid out to dethrone Barcelona

With conspiracy theories, emotional farewells and a league title on the card, Sunday’s finale looks set to end with a bang.

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Injury scare for Nigeria’s Leon Balogun as team escapes relegation

Balogun’s Mainz 05 were beaten 2-0 by FC Koln.

The Real Madrid players celebrate in front of their fans. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Four matches to watch | Real can’t afford Malaga slip; MFM seek revenge

Juve meanwhile can win a second trophy.

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Nadal suffers first clay loss in Rome

Dominic Thiem made a statement with a 6-4 6-3.

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Home-based Eagles to depart for Corsica, Togo friendly Monday

Nigeria will play Corsica on Friday.

Michael Babatunde

Qatar Club to hand Babatunde Michael new deal

Babatunde says he remains focused on winning a spot in the national team.

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AFN Elections: Thomas Vows To Reposition Nigeria Athletics

The former journalist said he has gathered enough knowledge and experience for the position.