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Messi and I are not good friends—Ronaldo

  Cristiano Ronaldo has downplayed the significance of his rivalry with Lionel Messi and stressed that there is a mutual respect between them, even though the two are not friends. The Real Madrid star and his Barcelona counterpart have dominated the Ballon d’Or election over the past eight years and they are widely regarded as the two best players in …

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No NPFL Players For World Cup Qualifier Against Algeria – Yusuf Salisu Confirms

Chief coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, has revealed that he does not expect any player from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), to make the squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying game again Yusuf explained that with the domestic league on break, the national team coaches cannot guarantee the fitness level of the players. “I don’t think any …

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Barca playmaker Iniesta out for 8 weeks

Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta is set for between 6-8 weeks lay-off following a horrible challenge from Valencia’s Enzo Perez. The playmaker was injured in the 14th minute of the first half. Iniesta being stretchered away at Valencia. Photo credit: Barcelona Iniesta being stretchered away at Valencia. Photo credit: Barcelona Iniesta who was in tears as he left the pitch on …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Made Himself, I Didn’t Make Him – Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson Former Manchester United Manager said he believes that he can take little credit for Cristiano Ronaldo’s development into one of the finest footballers of all time. Ferguson brought a teenage Ronaldo from Sporting to Manchester United in 2003 and oversaw his development to Ballon d’Or winner in 2008 before a then world-record move to Real Madrid a …

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I Will Never Sell Rooney Even I Feel Forced – Mourinho

Manchester United Manager says he will never sell Wayne Rooney even where he feels forced. Rooney has been in and out of United’s side since Mourinho took over from Louis van Gaal during the summer, with his last three Premier League appearances all coming as a substitute. But Mourinho feels Rooney’s stature as a United great, after playing more than …

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Ozil treble, Sanchez gem inspire rampant Arsenal

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez showed why their value to Arsenal is priceless as the peerless duo inspired a 6-0 thrashing of Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has urged Ozil and Sanchez not to get greedy after reports they both plan to demand Arsenal increase their wages to £250,000-per-week ($307,000, 279,000 euros) …

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CAF Award: Esin dismisses Mikel, Iheanacho, Musa’s chances

  Former Nigeria international, Etim Esin, has played down the chances of Super Eagles stars Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho emerging as 2016 CAF Africa Player of the Year. On Saturday, CAF released a list of 30 players for this year’s award and included the three Nigerians. Among the players names include: Algeria and Leicester City forward, Riyad …

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Klopp: Mourinho moans

Ahead of tonight’s heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has rapped Jose Mourinho for moaning while in the technical area. Klopp irked his rival at Stamford Bridge 12 months ago not only with his coaching acumen but also some characteristic animated touchline antics. Of Mourinho’s post-match gripe last season, Klopp says: “Did he speak to …

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AC Milan to be Sold for $825.4m to Chinese Company

AC Milan President, Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to sell the Club to Chinese investors under a deal set to end his trophy-laden three decades in charge of the Italian giants by the end of this year. Fininvest, the Berlusconi family’s private company, announced that after months of negotiations a preliminary agreement had been signed between the media tycoon and the prospective …

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Arsenal Sign Nigerian Midfielder Kelechi Nwakali

Nigeria Flying Eagles international Kelechi Nwakali has finally signed for Arsenal on a five year deal. The midfielder, who was first linked with the Gunners in December 2015 after impressing at the under-17 World Cup, penned his deal on Wednesday after seeing the Flying Eagles fail to qualify for the U-20 AFCON tournament. The CEO of ASJ Academy- Nwakali’s former …

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Jeremy Menez to Undergo Ear Surgery

The French International is set to undergo surgery after appearing to have lost a chunk of his right ear during a Pre-Season Friendly. The 29-year-old striker joined Bordeaux from AC Milan early this week and turned out for a debut against FC Lorient on Wednesday, where he clashed with Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong. Ndong accidentally caught Menez’s ear as his …

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WATCH:Ahmed Musa stuns Barcelona with brace in a Debut for Leicester

Leicester’s new striker Ahmed Musa scored two great goals in 20 minutes against Barcelona in the International Champions Cup Ahmed Musa almost sparked a stunning Leicester City comeback against La Liga champions Barcelona, as the half-time substitute scored two superb goals and transformed the game to give the Foxes hope of an unlikely comeback. Leicester’s summer signing came on with …

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