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Mali edges Ghana out of FIFA U-17 World Cup


Mali on Saturday held on to defeat Ghana by 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. The result followed victory over their West African rivals in this year’s CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final, and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. The News ...

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Nigeria, Argentina clash in Russia

Three –time African champions Nigeria and two –time world champions Argentina will square up in a high –profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th November 2017, NFF said. Venue is the Krasnodar Arena Stadium. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed at the weekend that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, ...

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Independence crisis: Barca President says Club will stay in LA Liga

FC Barcelona

MADRID – Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday confirmed the club’s wishes to continue playing in La Liga, even if Catalonia is granted independence from Spain. The Spanish Government is holding a special cabinet meetingc to deal with the crisis after Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont wrote Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a letter, threatening a formal declaration of independence. Bartomeu ...

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EPL: Manchester United slip


Manchester United on Saturday fell to a shock 1-2 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town, with Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City taking advantage of the slip. City moved five points clear on the English Premier League (EPL) table by beating Burnley 3-0. Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s Stadium to give Huddersfield a first win over United ...

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Door still open for Aluko – England Coach


By Omobolaji Oyegunle LONDON – After 1-0 defeat to France female national team on Friday, Mo Marley, the new England national coach said that she would be 100 percent willing to recall Eniola Aluko back into the team. The 102 cap Chelsea player said she felt vindicated when the Football Association apologised for racist remarks made to her by former ...

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Ex-Club Captain urges Young ladies to take to golf


ABUJA – Agatha Nnaji, the first Lady Captain of IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, on Friday urged young Nigerian ladies to take to the golf sport for its immense benefits. Nnaji who spoke at the ceremonial tee-off of the 18th IBB Ladies Closed Golf Championship in Abuja said golf was a game which would do them a lot ...

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Wenger says Arsenal’s Wilshere will get Premier League game time

Jack Wilshere

LONDON – Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere will get a chance to prove himself in the Premier League, Manager Arsene Wenger, said after the midfielder impressed in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Red Star Belgrade. Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth before sustaining season-ending leg injury in April, returned to action for Arsenal in their Europa League opener ...

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Mourinho’s pragmatism reaping rewards for United


Accustomed to winning trophies with prolific scoring more than by cagey, safety-first displays, Manchester United fans may have to get used to Jose Mourinho’s preferred strategy. Manchester United’s dour 1-0 Champions League win over Benfica came against the backdrop of a typical Mourinho pragmatic approach to such matches. The result left United on the verge of reaching the Champions League ...

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Nigerian Breweries Backs Abuja Golf Tournament

NB Abuja Golf Tourney

Nigerian Breweries Plc has once again thrown its weight behind the IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja to hold the Heineken Golf Tournament at the club’s lush golf course in Abuja. The tournament which attracts wide participation from across Nigeria, saw Mr. Effiong Etifit emerge overall winner ahead of 248 other golfers who participated in the competition. Sponsors of the ...

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