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SUPER FALCONS COACH PROMISES TO SECURE WORLD CUP TICKET

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The coach made this known in a conference ahead of the team’s game against Zambia at the ongoing 2018 AWCON in Ghana.

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WORLD CUP WINNER JAILED OVER ARMS, MAFIA LINKS

Former Juventus and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years in prison as part of a mafia trial, Football Italia reports.

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Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui as manager

Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager after four and a half months in charge at the Bernabeu. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane in June but the crushing 5-1 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Sunday was their fifth loss in six games. Real, Champions League winners for the past three years, are ninth […]

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LEICESTER CITY OWNER DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH

The owner of Leicester City Football Club died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiraled out of control and crashed in a fireball last Saturday. It had just cleared the King Power Stadium when it came down […]

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FIFA TO REVIVE CONTROVERSIAL PLANS FOR CLUB WORLD CUP, NATIONS LEAGUE

World football governing body, FIFA is set to revive controversial plans for a new Club World Cup and Nations League, that had previously been backed by Saudi Arabian cash. It comes after Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Reports suggest the Club World Cup would be held annually […]

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SUPER EAGLES CAMP OPENS IN UYO AHEAD OF 2019 AFCON QUALIFIER

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr is expecting no less than sixteen players to arrive Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital to commence preparations ahead of the crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against Libya on Saturday. Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, and William Troost-Ekong are expected to lead 13 other players into the Super Eagles’ camp today. Also […]

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SUPER EAGLES COACH RECALLS 23 PLAYERS FOR LIBYA AFCON QUALIFIER

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has invited Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for this month’s double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi will return alongside Italy–based duo William Ekong and Olaoluwa Aina. Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home–based professional. All invited players are to report […]

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SOUTH AFRICA DROPS TICKET PRICES FOR SUPER EAGLES REMATCH

The South Africa Football Association in what can be said to be its contributions towards ensuring a massive turn out of football fans ahead of the Super Eagles rematch in Johannesburg has slashed the match’s ticket prices. A Super Eagles win in Johannesburg on November 17 could determine South Africa’s qualification to AFCON 2019, as […]

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COACH SALISU YUSUF BANNED, TO PAY 5,000 DOLLAR FINE

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf for one year and fined him of 5,000 dollars after he was found guilty of taking a bribe. The ethics committee in its report submitted to the NFF, said it established from the admission of Coach Yusuf and also found as a fact […]

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VETERAN FOOTBALLER CHARGES SUPER EAGLES ON STELLAR AFCON PERFORMANCE

Sports veteran and Former Super Eagles’ Midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has advised the senior national team against underrating Seychelles in their second game of the Cameroon 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series this weekend. The Super Eagles’ players and officials are expected to start arriving in Victoria, capital of Seychelles today for the match, which holds […]

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