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Nigeria vs Cameroon: Ebonyi fans give praises, knocks to Super Eagles list

Some soccer fans in Ebonyi have expressed mixed feelings over the calibre of players invited by Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr for the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon. Super Eagles training Rohr invited 23 players to camp for the encounter billed for Uyo on Sept. 1 and Yaounde on Sept.4. …

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Security ramped up for Barca’s emotive La Liga opener

A huge security presence on Sunday will oversee Barcelona’s first match since two terror attacks in Catalonia killed 14 people and left 120 more injured. Barcelona observing a minute of silence for the victims of the crash before their training session. (Image: Twitter/FCBarcelona) Barca host Real Betis (1815GMT kick-off) at …

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Zidane shows Real support to Barcelona victims

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent a message of support to those affected by terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that have left 14 people dead and over 100 injured. Zidane “On behalf of the club, of everyone, I want to say we had a minute’s silence and we are …

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Twin-striker Nigeria aim to bombard Benin

Nigeria plan to bombard Benin in Kano Saturday as they try to avoid a second humiliating qualifying exit from the African Nations Championship (CHAN). Benin caused a first leg shock in the final round eliminator for the 2018 tournament in Kenya with a 1-0 home win thanks to late goal …

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Ronaldo ban sours Madrid’s march towards more silverware

Cristiano Ronaldo is banned, but it would take a huge upset for Real Madrid’s trophy-winning streak to be ended by Barcelona on Wednesday (kick off 2100GMT) as they carry a 3-1 lead into the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo challenging the referee Ricardo De Burgos after bagging …

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NPFL: We’re champions in making — MFM Coach

With the Sunday’s top of the table clash in Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, done and dusted, Lagos-based MFM FC Coach, Fidelis Illechukwu, says he is graceful in defeat and described his players as champions in the making. Fidelis Ilechukwu The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 34 clash of …

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How Burnley stunned nine-man Chelsea

Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top-flight history. Chelsea’s English defender Gary Cahill (C) is shown a red card by English referee Craig Pawson after a foul on Burnley’s Belgian …

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Real ready to go without Cristiano Ronaldo against United in Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to training with Real Madrid but the defending European champions are set to be without the Portuguese superstar in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Manchester United in Skopje. Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO Ronaldo’s summer has been overshadowed by accusations …

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Don’t come to China just for money – Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro has warned that foreign stars who move to China in the belief that it will be an easy payday are doomed to fail. Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) receives the FIFA Ballon d’Or award from Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro (C) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the FIFA …

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Neymar needs competition for place, says PSG coach

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said on Saturday he wants to keep his top players to give superstar signing Neymar competition for a starting berth in the team. Neymar Brazilian Neymar was introduced to fans before kick-off at the Parc des Princes in Paris ahead of PSG’s 2-0 win over …

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