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The Leicester City Story: The power of the underdog and why we love them

In another David and Goliath story, an unremarkable football club from an unremarkable city beats…

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Manchester United to hire Jose Mourinho

Manchester United football club of England will appoint Jose Mourinho as their next​ manager, the…

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Rooney leads United to first FA Cup win in 12 years

Manchester United came from a goal down and a man down to beat Crystal Palace…

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Nigeria League: Rangers, Heartland fire blanks in Oriental Derby

Enugu Rangers and Heartland FC fired blanks on Friday night as the Oriental Derby in Enugu ended in a barren draw. Rangers were hoping they could build on the 4-1 win they recorded against Ikorodu United in their last home game as they faced the Naze Millionaires on Friday at…

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4 matches to watch this weekend| Bayern, PSG and Juventus go for double

It is a weekend of FA Cup finals from Germany all the way to France, Italy and England. And apart from England, all the other countries have seen a dominant team chasing a domestic double even though their different opponents would want to end disappointing seasons on a high.  …

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Police arrest, release Giwa after inauguration of factional FA chairmen

Police on Friday in Abuja arrested and released Chris Giwa after the inauguration of factional chairmen of State Football Association (FA). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the police, led by the Divisional Police Officer for Gwarimpa, arrived at the venue of the inauguration with three Hilux truck-loads…

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Giwa FC expelled from Nigeria League

Giwa FC has been expelled from 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football league season, the League Management Company (LMC) has announced. The LMC on Friday stated that Giwa FC was expelled from League after failing to honour three consecutive home games after being banished to Ilorin owing to crowd violence that greeted…

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ANALYSIS: From NFA to NFF, Nigeria’s football administration struggling without focus

I have watched in astonished silence as Nigeria’s football administration has become a circus show over the last few weeks. Some friends also called to ask for my take on the disturbing scenario that is playing out. To give a good assessment, I took a peek into the past, from…

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Europa League: Sevilla emerge champions again

Spanish club Sevilla on Wednesday night set a new UEFA record following their 3-1 victory over Liverpool to secure a historic hat trick of Europa League title in consecutive years in Basel. Sevilla’s dominance of the Europa League seemed as though it was under threat as Liverpool led at half…

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Nigeria Premier League Review: Shooting Stars end six-match poor run

Shooting Stars have finally ended their six-match win-less streak in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they piped second-placed Abia Warriors 2-0 in their Match Day 18 tie at the Lekan Stadium in Ibadan on Wednesday. It was the duo of Kabir Umar and Muyiwa Lawal that gave the Oluyole…

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African Basketball League: Cote d’Ivoire’s Ramblers keep top spot after Abdijan Challenge

Abidjan Ramblers are top on the standings in the African Basketball League (ABL) following their fair performance in their native country in last weekend’s Abidjan Basketball Challenge where four of the franchise teams in the ABL competed against each other. Though the Ramblers lost 72-84 to Lagos Islanders in a…

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Extra-strong condoms to be provided for Australian team going to Olympic in Brazil

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials said. Brazil has been the epicenter of the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is blamed for birth defects in babies born to women infected with the virus. While condoms…

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CAF U-20 Cup of Nations Qualifiers: Amuneke names squad for Burundi clash

Flying Eagles Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has announced a list of 18 players for this weekend’s 2017 CAF U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burundi in Bujumbura. As widely expected, Amuneke is keeping faith with a good number of his boys from the FIFA U-17 World Cup winning squad, with…

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Plateau United sack Coach Zakary Baraje

Veteran Coach, Zakary Baraje is the latest manager to be fired from his position in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as Plateau United announced on Monday that he has been told to step aside. Officials of the Jos-based club explained that Baraje was given the boot due to a…

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Basketball: Savannah Conference wins third consecutive DStv All Star Game in Abuja

The Savannah Conference won their third straight DStv Premier Basketball league All Star game at the weekend inside the indoor hall of the National Stadium, Abuja, in a tightly contested match to beat the Atlantic Conference 81-77 points. In an ebullient display of skills, the Savannah Conference, tutored by Sani…

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Iheanacho’s gift to Guardiola, and the 7 sporting things we saw last week

Iheanacho’s golden kick  There was the danger that Pep Guardiola was going to inherit a Manchester City side that would have to play the UEFA Europa League instead of the prestigious UEFA Champions League. But Kelechi’s Iheanacho’s fifth minute goal ensured that there would be Champions League football at the…

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Nigeria Golden League: Ogho-Oghene wins 100 metres

Nigerian sprinter, Egwero Ogho-Oghene, has emerged the winner of the 100 metres race of the 2016 first leg of the Athletics Golden League. The Nigerian returned in a time of 10.24 seconds to clinch victory at the event which held at the National Stadium, Abuja. The golden league is the…

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Nigeria League Review: Rangers keep top spot with big win

Enugu Rangers cling on to top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, having recorded a 4-1 win over Ikorodu United in their Match day 17 clash at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu. The Flying Antelopes have endured a bad patch in their recent outings but they turned…

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EPL Round-Up: Iheanacho helps City to Champions League

Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho ended his season on a high as he scored a vital goal that virtually sealed Champions League football for Manchester City next season. The goal was City's only one as they drew 1-1 away to Swansea City on Sunday, the final day of action in the…

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EPL: Bomb scare at Old Trafford, match abandoned

A bomb scare at Old Trafford, home ground of English Premier League club, Manchester United, has resulted in the quick evacuation of fans from the stadium. The Red Devils were billed to play AFC Bournemouth in their last game of the season. But the discovery of a package, suspected to…

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FIFA President, Infantino, to visit Nigeria

Following a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, the president of football’s world governing body, Gianni Infantino, has promised to visit Nigeria in a few weeks. NFF President Amaju Pinnick told thenff.com on Saturday that during the visit, which…

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Nigeria League: Enyimba win Oriental Derby in Umuahia

Enyimba International posted a 2-0 victory in Saturday’s Oriental derby in Umuahia over regional rivals, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. The Peoples’ Elephant scored a goal in each half as they romped to another win over the big spenders who they beat 4-0 in this same fixture last season. Still fresh from…

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Suarez seals La Liga title for Barcelona with hat-trick

Luis Suarez netted a hat-trick on Saturday as Barcelona got the desired 0-3 win over Granada to successfully defend their La Liga title albeit in a frenzy note. Barcelona had just a point advantage over their closest rival, Real Madrid, going into the final day of action and they were…

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FA Cup: Nigeria’s Oshoala wins with Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies with their Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala have won the Women's FA Cup in England for a record 14th time after defeating Chelsea Ladies 1-0 in Saturday's final at Wembley Stadium. Even though Oshoala had a couple of chances to cap her wonder display with a goal, Dan Carter…

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4 matches to watch | Barcelona can’t afford a slip as Man City need 3 points

It is down to the last game in La Liga as both Barcelona and Real Madrid go hunting for the three points that could make them league champions. In Kano, Pillars will be seeking to go top of the table while Pellegrini needs to deliver a gift to the incoming…