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Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires From Football At 35

Former Super Eagles forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has officially announced his retirement from playing football. Yakubu, popularly known as ‘The Yak’, declared his retirement from professional football on Wednesday at the age of 35. He had been a free agent after being released by Coventry City earlier this year and decided to end his playing career having failed to secure a ...

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Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament in 1998 by beating Nathalie Tauziat. Novotna captured the hearts of fans when she ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup Eagles pocket N1.2bn bonus

  Super Eagles have agreed to get 30% of the $9.5 million FIFA will pay Nigeria for qualifying for next year’s World Cup as their qualification bonus.  It was the same percentage employed for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.   But in the case of Russia 2018, the amount will be higher at $2.85 million, about $3 million, which ...

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Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle: Paul Pogba shines on return in comfortable win

Manchester United came from a goal down to beat Newcastle 4-1 in the Premier League as both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to action.     The visitors took the lead early on through Dwight Gayle’s tidy finish from inside the box after fine work by DeAndre Yedlin, but Anthony Martial levelled with a header from man-of-the-match Pogba’s cross. ...

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West Brom v Chelsea preview: David Luiz returns to Blues squad

Chelsea will return to the scene where they won the Premier League title last season as they take on struggling West Brom on Saturday.     Baggies boss Tony Pulis has admitted he’s under pressure after a poor start to the season.     Pulis, whose West Brom side are winless in their last nine, has lost 12 Premier League ...

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Arsenal v Tottenham preview: North London giants collide

All eyes will be on north London Saturday lunchtime when Arsenal host Tottenham in a monstrous Premier League encounter on Sky Sports Premier League. The north London derby is the sixth highest scoring fixture in Premier League history. Whether it’s brilliance by David Bentley or heroics from Thierry Henry, there have been some magical moments over the years. Mauricio Pochettino, ...

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VIDEO: Watch How Iheanacho, Iwobi Fired Nigeria To Victory Over Star-Studded Argentina From 2 Goals Down

Just like the Nigerian Dream Team I of Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, Dosu Josep and the rest came from behind to beat the then star studded Argentine side that had Bebeto, Ortega, Simone and co in the football event to win gold medal of the Atlanta, USA 1996 Olympics, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi and Kelechi ...

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Mikel: Ferguson promised me riches but Mourinho assured me playing time

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi says he has no regret dumping Manchester United’s mouth-watering contract in order to join Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team during the 2006 transfer saga. The former Lyn Oslo star was in high demand after his splendid performance at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Netherlands, where the Flying Eagles finished second behind Argentina.   This ...

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