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Ronaldo crowned The Best FIFA Men´s Player

Ronaldo crowned The Best FIFA Men´s Player

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the inaugural The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2016. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward was announced as the winner at Monday’s ceremony in Zurich. Ronaldo beat fellow finalists Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the new FIFA honour, the trio having topped a shortlist of 23 global stars. The triumph adds to the Ballon d’Or ...

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Mikel Obi writes open letter to his Chelsea Family after completing a move to China

Mikel Obi writes open letter to his Chelsea Family after completing a move to China

John Obi Mikel has confirmed he is signing for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in a goodbye message to Chelsea supporters. The Nigeria international has represented the Blues since 2006 and won 11 trophies, including the Champions League in 2012. Mikel now becomes the latest big name to move to China, will reported earn £140,000 per week, joining a ...

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore a t-shirt and cap to the African Player of the Year Awards after his baggage were missing in transit

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore a t-shirt and cap to the African Player of the Year Awards after his baggage were missing in transit

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore a t-shirt and cap to the African Player of the Year Awards after a slice of bad luck. Aubameyang finished as runner-up to Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez for the prestigious award, with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane third. A total of 361 votes saw Mahrez best Aubameyang’s return of 313, while Mane attracted 186 ...

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Chelsea finally lost against Tottenham after 13 winning streak

Chelsea finally lost against Tottenham after 13 winning streak

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are enjoying a purple patch of their own, having won five from five since losing at Manchester United on December 11 and scoring 15 times in the process. Chelsea’s rampant march had previously been tested as they fell behind to Spurs at Stamford Bridge and City at the Etihad Stadium, but the excellent Alli ensured there would ...

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Photos of Sunday Oliseh as he begins training with new club Fortuna Sittard

Photos of Sunday Oliseh as he begins training with new club Fortuna Sittard

Former Super Eagles  player and coach, Sunday Oliseh, on Monday began is first training session with his new club, Fortuna Sittard, who plys their trade in the Dutch Second Division. Oliseh made history in the process as he became the first African to manage a club in the Netherlands. Sunday Oliseh, expresses his happiness about his new job said: “I am ...

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Photos: Super Eagles striker Anthony Ujah weds in Lagos

Photos: Super Eagles striker Anthony Ujah weds in Lagos

Super Eagles striker, Anthony Ujah and his fiancee, Elizabeth Ameh recently tied the knot at the Ikoyi Registry, Lagos. The 26-year-old Ugbokolo, Benue state-born footballer, who is currently studying in Bradford University, is also a striker for the Chinese side , Liaoning Whowin. See photos below:

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Manchester City 2 Arsenal 1: Sane and Sterling seal comeback

Manchester City 2 Arsenal 1: Sane and Sterling seal comeback

Manchester City climbed above Arsenal into second in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 on Sunday. A first goal for the club from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side a much-needed victory and condemned the visitors to a second defeat in a row. Arsenal had been unbeaten in their last ...

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Real Madrid wins club world cup as Ronaldo makes another record

Real Madrid wins club world cup as Ronaldo makes another record

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid survived a major scare to beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time in a magnificent Club World Cup final. Karim Benzema had put Madrid ahead after nine minutes, but the Japanese side stunned the Spanish giants when Gaku Shibasaki scored either side of half-time to turn the match on its head. Ronaldo’s ...

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FG releases N471.8 million for payment of Super Falcons and Super Eagles

FG releases N471.8 million for payment of Super Falcons and Super Eagles

The Federal Government, following orders from President Buhari, today released the sum of N471.8 million to pay the Super Falcons and Super Eagles following their AWCON 2016 win and 2018 World cup qualifiers respectively. What almost turned to a national embarrassment after the Falcons players protested in Abuja on Wednesday following their 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations win in ...

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Yaya Toure handed 18-month driving ban sentence for drunk driving

Yaya Toure handed 18-month driving ban sentence for drunk driving

Manchester City and Ivory Coast player, Yaya Toure has been handed an 18-month driving ban and a £54,000 fine after he was caught driving under the influence. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Appearing at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, the player did not contest the charge but insisted he wanted to make the judge aware any ...

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Super Falcons Protest against Non-Payment of Allowances & Bonuses

Super Falcons Protest against Non-Payment of Allowances & Bonuses

Nigeria’s Super Falcons, winners of the 10th African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) are currently protesting at the National Assembly, against their ill-treatment by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Federal Government. The athletes, who won the competition for the 8th time, had already said that they will hold on to the trophy until they get their allowances and ...

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Manchester City, Chelsea handed heavy fines

Manchester City, Chelsea handed heavy fines

The Football Association has imposed a fine of £100,000 and £30,000 on Chelsea and Manchester City respectively after an ugly confrontation in the teams’ Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2016 Ballon d’Or and the 2016 Ballon d’Or winner in Opta Stat

2016 Ballon d'Or rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Ballon d’Or, taking out the most prestigious individual prize in world football for the fourth time. Respected publication France Football named the 31-year-old forward as its player of the year on Monday, Ronaldo claiming the accolade ahead of arch-rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona. Ronaldo enjoyed a glittering 2015-16 season ...

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2016 Ballon d’Or rankings: Pogba misses out on top 10

2016 Ballon d'Or rankings

Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League title triumph was recognised in the voting for France Football’s 2016 Ballon d’Or, with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy both named in the top 10, as Cristiano Ronaldo won the award. Algeria forward Mahrez and England striker Vardy came seventh and eighth respectively in the final rankings for the prestigious individual accolade, ahead of stellar ...

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Anthony Joshua beats Eric Molina to retain IBF heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua beats Eric Molina to retain IBF heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua emerged victorious in the fight against Eric Molina after only three rounds, with Anthony dominating the fight in all the rounds. All through the fight Eric was mostly on the defensive and rarely succeeded in throwing a punch, making the fight look like a mismatch. It ended halfway into the third round with Anthony knocking Molina to the ...

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Champions League Draw: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich, see the full draws

Champions League Draw: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich, see the full draws

Here is the draw in full for you…. Manchester City v Monaco Real Madrid v Napoli Benfica v Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich v Arsenal Porto v Juventus Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid Paris St-Germain v Barcelona Sevilla v Leicester City

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Are you joking? – Conte baffled by points deduction talk

Are you joking? - Conte baffled by points deduction talk

Antonio Conte does not understand how Chelsea could be docked points for their role in a heated confrontation in last week’s 3-1 win at Manchester City, insisting the fault was not with his players. Tensions boiled over in the closing stages at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday after Sergio Aguero’s dreadful challenge on David Luiz, which saw the City striker ...

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Manchester United 1 Tottenham 0: Mkhitaryan winner earns United victory

Manchester United 1 Tottenham 0: Mkhitaryan winner earns United victory

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first Premier League goal led Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham that kept Jose Mourinho’s men in contact with the top five as the visitors’ miserable away form continued. Mkhitaryan netted after 29 minutes of a contest in which United looked as confident and composed as they have since Mourinho took over as manager at Old ...

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Chelsea 1 West Brom 0: Costa the hero as Conte´s men return to top

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0: Costa the hero as Conte´s men return to top

Chelsea returned to the top of the table with their ninth successive Premier League win as they beat West Brom 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal had temporarily toppled the Blues with victory over Stoke City on Saturday, but Antonio Conte’s side reclaimed pole position, Diego Costa finally breaking through a dogged West Brom defence for the decisive goal, which marked ...

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Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1: Gunners battle back to move top

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1: Gunners battle back to move top

Arsenal came from behind to record a 15th consecutive home win over Stoke City as Arsene Wenger’s side moved top of the Premier League on goals scored with a 3-1 victory. The hosts climbed above Chelsea, who face West Brom on Sunday, but had to do it the hard way at Emirates Stadium as they made it 14 top-flight games ...

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