AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Battle Senegal Ahead Of Championship

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to trade tackles against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly encounter ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted in Egypt. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Senegalese Football Association reached a conclusion that the two African soccer power house will play each other in testing the strength of their teams and their preparedness ahead of the championship. Earlier, the Zimbabwean Football Association has also indicated interest to play the 2013 AFCON champions…

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Iheanacho’s Dwindling Career A Major Concern To Rohr

By Akinwale Kasali It wasn’s surprising to football analysts over the omission of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho from the Super Eagles squad that faced Seychelles and Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and International friendly last month. Coach Gernot Rohr openly criticised the performance and lackluster attitude of Iheanacho during international duties. He said for Iheanacho to remain in contention for the 2019 AFCON tournament, he has to be more serious minded. Since Claude Puel was sacked by Leicester City earlier this year, Iheanacho struggled to…

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2019 WWC: Super Falcons Faces Canada’s Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali Coach Thomas Dennerby’s side, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are gearing up to stage a superlative performance against the Canadian ladies in a friendly match in preparation for the 2019 FIFA World Cup to be held in France in few months time. The nine-time African champions pummeled Iceland first division side,  UMF Selfoss 6-1 on Friday, the Super Falcons face a big test when they square up against their Canadian counterparts in a friendly match in Murcia, Spain later this evening. Following earlier tests against the likes…

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Mikel Obi Joins Boro, As Moses Moves To Turkey

By Akinwale Kasali Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has joined Championship side, Middlesborough, in the England division one league. After parting ways with Chinese Club, Tiajin Teda, after two years, the former Chelsea and Lyn Oslo midfielder, decided to retrun to England where his wife and his twins reside. Mikel, 31, who penned a short term contract with Middlesbrough, was unveiled by the club on Thursday. He also had his first training at the Championship club same day. The former Chelsea midfielder became a free agent in November after a…

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Australian Open 2019: It’s Nadal-Djokovic Final

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time, Spaniard, Rafael Nadal and Serbian born tennis player, Novak Djokovic will be challenging each other for the grand slam title of the year. Djokovic earlier today continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal. The world number one committed just five unforced errors in a flawless display and moves into a first Melbourne final since 2016. He will face second seed Nadal…

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Bribery: Ghanaian Journalist That Exposed Salisu Yusuf Shot Dead

By Akinwale Kasali The Ghanaian Police has began investigation to unravel the killers of Ghanaian Football Investigative Journalist, Ahmed Husein. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries were also banned, including Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf, for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. Husein was shot in the neck and the chest by unknown gunmen on his…

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Emery Poised On Rebuilding Arsenal

Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League. After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points behind Chelsea in the battle for a top-four finish. However, the Spaniard is confident that he is not working under the same time pressure to succeed as he was at…

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Mourinho Sacked By Manchester United

By Akinwale Kasali The handwriting was boldly written on the wall. The stargazers has predicted that the end was near for the Manchester United to part ways with their Portuguese manager. The body language of Manchester United Chairman, David Wood, spoke volume. Immediately Mourinho substituted Ander Herrera, in their Sunday 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, Wood was disappointed as he made hand gesture towards the substitution to one of the board members beside him, showing his displeasure towards the move. It was there and then, Manchester United fans knew…

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Mourinho Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abysmal display of the Manchester United players over the weekend against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw against the London Club in the Barclays English Premier League match, coach of the team, Jose Mourinho has told the players to stay back at their respective homes if they are unable to withstand the pressure the Manchester club is facing at the moment. Mourinho said the words is directed at the underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to…

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AFCON 2019: Bafana Bafana Gears For Super Eagles Clash

By Akinwale Kasali With less than two weeks to the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Stuart Baxter led Bafana Bafana of South Africa and three time AFCON champions, The Super Eagles of Nigeria, the coach of the former apartheid country is not leaving any stone unturned as he has named a strong 23-man squad that will trade tackles with Gernot Rohr side in Pretoria on Saturday November, 17th, to know who tops Group E. The Southern Africa country had earlier defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 at the…

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