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UEFA on Wednesday overwhelmingly elected Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin, almost unknown three months ago, as its new president to lead the world’s most powerful football confederation into a new era after Michel Platini was forced to resign. Ceferin, 48, beat Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in the first …

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There were reports making the rounds yesterday that Super Eagles’ technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, rejected a three-bedroom apartment that was offered to him in Jabi, Abuja, by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr reportedly said it was too big for him and insisted on a smaller apartment. However, according to thenff.com, the Franco-German coach has …

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Chelsea captain John Terry will be sidelined for 10 days after suffering an ankle ligament injury against Swansea on Sunday. Terry strained ligaments in his left ankle during the 2-2 Premier League draw and left the Liberty Stadium on crutches. The 35-year-old will miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Friday …

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Living the dream like Odion Ighalo The Maracana is famous worldwide as a theatre of dreams in football. It is the largest stadium in Rio de Jenario, Brazil, a country renown for football prowess and for producing some of the world’s best talents. Maracana has hosted many high-profile football tournaments and recently played host to …

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Mourinho points finger after Man Utd derby loss Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho singled out some of his players for stinging criticism following their 2-1 loss to derby rivals Manchester City. The United manager hauled off Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard at half-time and said it was only because he did not want to “destroy …

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The last is yet to be heard of Nigeria’s chaotic preparations for Rio 2016 as team captain, Mikel Obi has revealed just how much he was involved behind the scenes. Speaking with goal.com the Chelsea midfielder said: “I think if we talk about the money that I put into the team I think it was …

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FIFA has suspended Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from signing new players from now till January 2018 following irregularities in the signing of minors. The two clubs went to a FIFA court to contest the ban handed to them for not properly signing players under the age of 18 earlier this year, but …

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Nigerian teen sensation Kelechi Iheanacho has won the CNN Goal of the week award for his wonder strike that helped Nigeria beat Tanzania 1-0 in a dead rubber AFCON 2017 qualifiers tie. The organisers took into consideration, all the goals scored during the recently concluded international break and, the 19- year-old well hit effort from …

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