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PLATEAU UNITED SACKS 11 PLAYERS

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Champions, Plateau United FC of Jos has sacked 11 of its players as they intensify preparations ahead of the new season. A statement by Albert Dakup, the club’s Media Officer, disclosed that the players were sacked for low productivity, age and indiscipline. The statement gave the names of the players...

SMOOTH WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION SHOWS GERNOT ROHR IS THE MAN FOR NIGERIA

After a year of uncertainty, Gernot Rohr deserves the plaudits for how he's led Nigeria back to prominence. 2016 was a low year for Nigeria, as the country was facing its worst ever economic downturn. Hardship started to set in for the citizens and there seemed to be no hope things would turn around soon enough....

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP

The start of the 2018 World Cup is just eight months away, and after the latest round of qualifiers the line-up for the tournament is almost complete. England will be in Russia and could be joined by Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland if they make it through the play-offs. But what are the key dates...

LUKAKU’S NEXT BIG TEST

Romelu Lukaku has answered every question so far but Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool is a new test. Can he do it at a top-six rival? They said he missed chances but he has scored more than anyone. They said his first touch was not good enough but the ball seems to end up in...

ROBBEN RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Arjen Robben announced his retirement from the Netherlands after his two goals against Sweden were not enough for the Dutch to qualify for the World Cup. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger, 33, steered his side to a 2-0 win against Sweden on Tuesday in what proved to be his final international appearance as...

RUSSIA 2018: SUPER EAGLES WILL MAKE US PROUD – AMIESIMAKA

The current crop of Super Eagles players will bring glory to Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a former Green Eagle player says. Adokiye Amiesimaka, a former attacking midfielder on Thursday in Lagos said that the players had shown commitment to the task ahead. “I think we are privileged to have youthful, relatively youthful,...

CHILE’S VIDAL RETIRES FROM NATIONAL TEAM

Arturo Vidal says he is retiring from international football with his “soul crushed” after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals. Vidal missed Chile’s final shot at qualification on Tuesday through suspension, the South American champions losing 3-0 to Brazil to miss out on the tournament in Russia next year on goal...

Messi wins for Argentina, Brazil knocks out Chile

Argentina have won their place in the Russia FIFA World Cup, but Chile, the South American champions are out. Brazil, first to qualify in the CONMOBEL group, handed out a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Chile, with second half goals by Paulinho and a brace by Gabriel Jesus, ending their hope of qualifying for Russia. They...

NIGERIA WINS 9 GOLD MEDALS AT WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP IN UGANDA

The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Mohammed Yahaya, says the country’s weightlifters have won nine gold medals so far at the ongoing African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championships in Uganda. The 2017 African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championships which started on Saturday is expected to end this Saturday in Entebbe. Yahaya disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday that the athletes...

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