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NANTES THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER LATE SALA’S FIFTEEN MILLION POUNDS TRANSFER FEE

The tragedy of the plane crash that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala has now entered an ugly aftermath as Premier League club, Cardiff City and French side Nantes threatened to go to court over his 15 million pounds transfer fee.

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FIFA LEADERSHIP OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 48-TEAM QATAR WORLD CUP

President of the World Football Governing Body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has said he was “optimistic” about organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams instead of 32 but warned that it would be “not easy”.

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FOOTBALL SUPERSTARS JOIN FIFA FOR FRANCE 2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CAMPAIGN

Former Super Eagles striker, Osaze Peter Odemwingie and former Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien are part of a 23-strong FIFA Legends squad for a campaign to promote the France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and women’s football in general.

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Finally, UK police confirm Sala’s dead body

Police authorities have confirmed that the body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala.

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FRANCE SENDS CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL CHIEF TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

France has extradited Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a member of Africa’s top footballing body to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces war crimes charges.

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TENNIS PLAYER, SERENA WILLIAMS KNOCKED OUT OF ON-GOING AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Tennis star, Serena Williams says she “did not choke” after missing four match points before succumbing to Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.

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LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMPANY POSTPONES FOUR NPFL MATCHES

The League Management Company has stood by its words to begin the 2018/19 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday after it released the fixtures for the first matchday yesterday. The abridged season of the NPFL is expected to hold between January and May with 24 teams in two groups. Following the conclusion […]

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FORMER SUPER EAGLES COACH CANVASSES EFFORT TO REVIVE NIGERIAN LEAGUE

Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia has charged the Nigeria Football Federation and the League Management Company to urgently intervene and chart a way forward for the Nigeria Professional Football League and the Nigeria National League ( NNL) season. The 2017/2018 season was halted in the heat of the power tussle between NFF […]

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19TH NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN ABUJA TODAY

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung says a total of 8,861 athletes and officials are taking part in the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja. Dalung said the participants were drawn from 35 states. Only Ebonyi State is not participating in the Games, which begin today and ends on December 16. President Muhammadu […]

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FORMER EAGLES STAR ETUHU FACES TRIAL IN SWEDEN OVER MATCH-FIXING

Former Premier League soccer player, Dickson Etuhu goes on trial in a Swedish court today to face a charge of match- fixing, which he denies. Etuhu played at the 2010 World Cup for Nigeria and had a lengthy career in England for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before moving […]

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