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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Nigerians stranded in Moscow, Russia at the end of the 2018 World Cup Tournament would be evacuated today. The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement issued in Abuja said over two hundred and thirty stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight […]

Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the Portugal FA’s Player of the Year award for 2017 along with his national teammates Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio.   The thirty-three-year-old had a tremendous year in which Real Madrid won five trophies, including the Champions League and La Liga double. He […]

Arsenal striker AlexandreLacazette has been ruled out for four to six weeks after undergoing a minor procedure on his knee, limiting the club’s attacking options for their upcoming Europa League tie against Ostersund. Arsenal said today that the striker “had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London” and that he “will now undergo a […]

Arsene Wenger has agreed that Arsenal’s hopes of ending their Champions League exile are in severe danger after Harry Kane condemned them to a damaging one-nil defeat against bitter rivals Tottenham. Kane’s second half header at Wembley on Saturday left Wenger’s sixth placed side languishing six points adrift of the Premier League’s top four. Worryingly […]

Nigerian champions, Plateau United, are hopeful of a good outing as they kick-start their continental cup campaign against Eding Sport of Cameroon in one of this weekend’s Total CAF Champions League preliminary round-first leg fixtures Previously known as Nigeria Standard FC, the Jos-based club in North Central Nigeria, has not won the league title since […]

Enugu Rangers recorded their first win in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL this season following a hard-fought 1-0 victory against South-East rivals Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Sunday. In Umuahia, champions Plateau United lost for the first this season as they were handed a 1-0 defeat by Abia Warriors. At the […]

Manchester United will charge Sevilla fans eighty-nine pounds to attend the Champions League last-16 tie at Old Trafford on 13 March in response to the Spanish club’s “unfair and excessive” ticket pricing. United say they will use the proceeds to subsidise fans attending the first leg in Spain on 21 February. Sevilla are charging Man […]

Super Eagles dependable defender, Leon Balogun has successfully undergone surgery after suffering a fracture to his left hand on Friday. The Nigerian international star did not suit up for his clubside, FSV Mainz 05 in their one-nil win over Cologne on Saturday afternoon. The German club confirmed the situation on their twitter handle, but said […]

La Liga leaders Barcelona will appeal the yellow cards handed to defender Gerard Pique and striker Luis Suarez during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Leganes, the Spanish club has said.   Pique was booked in the first half for fouling Leganes midfielder Nordin Amrabat and will miss Barcelona’s league game against second-placed Valencia through suspension if […]

France and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Tuesday’s friendly against Germany with a thigh injury and has returned to the Premier League club for treatment, the French Football Federation (FFF) has said.   The thirty-one-year-old scored his twenty-ninth goal for France during Friday’s two-nil win over Wales but was substituted in […]

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