Raineri Eyeing Italy Job

Raineri: Could land Italy job

Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach. The 66-year-old has been one of the names touted as a possible replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was forced to resign after Italy’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. “Any Italian coach would love to be in charge of the national side,” Ranieri, who guided Leicester to their first ever Premier League…

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UEFA Europa League: Ozil And Ramsey Out Of Ostersund Tie

Ozil and Ramsey: Preparing for Manchester City

Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League last 32 clash against Swedish clubside Ostersunds on Thursday. However, manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will feature in this weekend’s English League Cup final against Manchester City. Wenger took close to a full strength squad to Sweden for the first leg which his side won 3-0 last week. He will now be looking forward to giving his younger players some game time on Thursday. Ozil and Ramsey were involved in first team training on Wednesday…

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CAF Tournaments: Nigeria Club Sides Progress

All progressed

For years now, Nigerian clubs hoisting the nations flag at CAF Continental competitions has never had it so smooth. For the four clubs representing the nation to have progressed into the next round of CAF competitions has not happened for a while, but Plateau United an MFM Football clubs, representing the nation at the CAF Champions League and Enyimba FC and Akwa United representing the nation at the CAF Confederation Cup has brighten the hopes of the nation, as they all scale through to the Round of 32. Plateau United…

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PyeongChang 2018: Team Nigeria Crashes

Team Nigeria: Bows out

After weeks of the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nigerian’s athlete at the games finally bows out on a high note. Seun Adigun and  Ngozi Onwumere on Wednesday finished 20th in their bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  South Korea, after completing the four heats in 3:29.60. They finished +7.15secs behind Germany’s  Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz, who won the race. Meanwhile,  Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon  but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut in the…

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UEFA Champions League: Montella Plot Sanchez’s Fall

Montella: Aiming for victory

Ahead of today’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between Sevilla and Manchester United at the Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez when his team come up against Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday, AFP reports. “Manchester have fantastic players and Sanchez has improved hugely over the course of his career,” said Italian Montella, who knows the Chilean from the time he spent in Serie A with Udinese.…

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Messi Breaks Chelsea Hoodoo

Messi: Breaks goal drought

Lionel Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea to give Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Willian’s fine strike just after the hour mark had put Chelsea in command after earlier hitting both posts in the first half. However, one moment of carelessness cost Chelsea dear as Andres Iniesta intercepted Andreas Christensen’s pass to tee up Messi to swing the balance of the tie in Barca’s favour 15…

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PyeongChang 2018: Team Nigeria Make History

Bobsled Team: Made history

Nigeria’s  Akuoma Omeoga and  Seun Adigun made history on Tuesday  as the  first Africans to  feature  in  bobsleigh  at the Winter Games currently ongoing in PyeongChang, South Korea. The duo finished in 52.21 seconds  and 52.55 seconds to place  20th  (the bottom of the hill)  in  women’s  heats 1 and 2  at the 2018   Pyeongchang  Winter Games in South Korea. But the  American-born  athletes  have reason to celebrate as their  timing was an improvement  on the one  from their  training heats on Sunday – 52.96 and 53.60. In heat 1,…

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Arsenal FC Announces Record Shirt Deal With Emirates

Arsenal: Discloses profits

Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline, Emirates, by five years. The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until the end of the 2023/2024 season. “Our shirt partnership is the longest-running in the Premier League and one of the longest relationships in world sport,” said Ivan Gazidis, chief executive of the club, who have…

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NFF/AITEO Awards: FIFA President, Infantino, To Grace Award Ceremony

Infantino: To grace occasion

By Akinwale Kasali For the first time, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, alongside its top sponsor, Aiteo, will host the maiden edition of the Aiteo/NFF awards where players, teams and coaches that have shone like star over the past years will be honoured. The award ceremony which is scheduled for today, 19th February, 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. For the best Super Eagles player, Chelsea FC midfielder, Victor Moses has Leicester City FC midfielder, Wilfried Ndidi to contend for the award. In the female category, reigning…

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Former Enyimba FC Captain, Udoji, Dies

Udoji: Dies in auto crash

The management of Kano Pillars FC on Monday confirmed the death of their defender, Chinedu Udoji, who died in a ghastly auto crash in Kano late on Sunday. The Media Officer of the club,  Idris Malikwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the player was involved in a car accident after visiting his former teammates at Enyimba FC in a hotel. “This tragic accident happened along Club Road in Kano and his remains had been deposited at the Murtala Muhammad Hospital Mortuary.”‎ Malikawa said that an official of…

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