Monday , 27 February 2017

Sports

Ibrahimovic mocks Arsenal, Liverpool after EFL Cup success

Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United lift the EFL Cup at the expense of Southampton. The 35-year-old struck twice, including an 87th-minute match-winning header, to secure a 3-2 win against a spirited Saints side who had come from two goals behind as Manolo Gabbiadini added his own strikes to cancel out …

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World Cup Ticket Still Open, Super Eagles Warned

Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Friday Ekpo, has warned the Super Eagles of Nigeria not to be carried away by their current table toping position in the group B Africa qualifying group for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, insisting that the group ticket has not been won yet. Ekpo urged …

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FG Summons NFF Over CAF Election

Ahead of the March 16 election into the executive board of the Confederation of African Football, (CAF) the federal government has through the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung summoned an emergency meeting with the executive board members of the Nigeria Football Federation. The mandatory emergency meeting which …

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Manchester United fan’s post makes Liverpool change their Twitter bio before EFL Cup final

English football club Manchester United will attempt to win the League Cup for the first time since 2010 when they take on Southampton on Sunday. The Red Devils are favourites to overcome the Saints at Wembley Stadium, but victory will do more than just boost morale at Old Trafford. It will also …

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American footballer says Lady Gaga halftime show contributed to Super Bowl meltdown

American footballer of the Atlanta Falcons has said that Lady Gaga’s halftime show contributed to their Super Bowl loss to New England Patriots in Houston. The Falcons entered halftime of Super Bowl 51 with a commanding 21-3 lead over the Patriots, but the wheels fell off in the second half when they squandered momentum …

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Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure

Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure Many Africans are backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou. Like Mugabe, CAF's Issa Hayatou & PSL's Irvin Khoza believe that the perfect folks to take their legacies 4ward ar themselves. …

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Manchester United, Southampton set to clash in EFL Cup final

Manchester United will be favourites when they take on Southampton in Sunday’s 2017 EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium, England. However, a United squad stretched by injuries and a hectic schedule should be wary of a Southampton side that’s already eliminated big clubs in this tournament. Among those injuries, Michael …

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‘My dream died’ – Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri who was recently sacked has said that his “dream died” after he was removed from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history. The 65-year-old’s axing came barely two weeks after Leicester offered him …

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Mourinho sends special message to Ranieri following Leicester sack

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho came out in support of Claudio Ranieri on Thursday night, hours after his counterpart was sacked by Leicester City. The Foxes parted company with Ranieri just nine months after he guided a team tipped for relegation to the Premier League title in one of modern football’s …

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Iwobi Is All Hype, A Big Flop – Arsenal Fans

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi may have been ruled out of Premier League ac­tions till March 4 against Liverpool at the Anfield. But Arsenal fans want the Super Eagles forward dropped from the starting line-up of the team in coming matches. Most of the fans in their recent tweets are of …

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Wayne Rooney’s agent in China to discuss possible move

Manchester United player Wayne Rooney may be set to ply his trade in China as his agent Paul Stretford has flown to the Asian country to speak with four clubs all hoping to agree a move for the forward before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Tianjin Quanjian …

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Real Madrid miss chance to open gap in La Liga table after Valencia defeat

Real Madrid missed the chance to move further clear at the top of La Liga as two early goals saw them slip to defeat at Valencia. Zinedine Zidane’s side had two games in hand on second-placed Barcelona heading into their clash at the Mestalla, but remain just one point clear having …

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Brown Ideye joins Mikel Obi at Tianjin Teda

Nigerian forward Brown Ideye has joined his compatriot Mikel Obi at Chinese Super League (CSL) side Tianjin Teda. Ideye is reported to be currently Teda’s most expensive signing in history following a deal is worth €12 million from Olympiakos. Prior to his move, the 28-year-old has been in fine form for the Greek club, helping his team win …

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Alex Iwobi shares photo of injured ankle following Arsenal’s win against Sutton

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Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has posted a picture of his foot in a bandage after Arsenal’s FA Cup win at Sutton. The 20-year-old started in the 2-0 win against the non-league minnows, but it looks like he had a tough time of things as he posted a picture on Snapchat after the game. Iwobi …

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Antonio Conte agrees new 3-year deal at Chelsea

English Premiership club Chelsea have reached an agreement with Antonio Conte to keep their manager at Stamford Bridge at least until June 2020, Italian source Tutto Mercato Web reports. Conte had initially signed a three-year contract last summer, but Roman Abramovich has already seen fit to give him an extension. The …

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English FA Cup quarter-final draw

Teams have been drawn against each other for the quarter-finals of the English FA Cup. Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday. Surprise quarter-finalists Lincoln – …

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Mourinho gives reaction to Chelsea FA Cup draw

Manchester United, who recently booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals after defeating Blackburn Rovers with a 2-1 margin, will be facing Chelsea next month. United’s manager Jose Mourinho fears that Chelsea may go full hyper in their FA Cup quarter-final clash as they’ve “already won the Premier League …

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Borno FA Appeals To State Govt Not To Convert Abandoned Stadium To Market

  The Borno Football Association, on Sunday appealed to the state government to rescind its decision to convert the abandoned multipurpose stadium project along Kano road in Maiduguri, to a market. The Acting Commissioner of Environment, Kakashehu Lawan, had recently announced the immediate conversion of the stadium to a market. …

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Arsene Wenger linked with jobs outside England

Arsene Wenger, whose Arsenal contract runs until the end of the English Premier League season, has already been linked with jobs. The Frenchman has already revealed that he won’t be quitting his managerial career should he fail to get a contract extension at Arsenal and there are many European clubs that …

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Mourinho makes vow to Man United fans ahead of FA Cup match with Blackburn Rovers

Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will treat the FA Cup with respect as Manchester United prepare for their fifth-round clash against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils head into the game in good form, having beaten Saint-Etienne 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night …

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