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Mikel to join Valencia

Valencia beat several teams including big spending Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, French side Olympique Marseille and Serie A duo of AC Milan and Inter Milan to the midfielder’s signature, Owngoalnigeria.com reports. Talks were held in England between representatives of the …

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Mikel almost made me quit, says ref Clattenburg

Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg has broken his silence over the row with Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi. The EPL referee was accused of saying “shut up you monkey” to the January 2. Super Eagles’ captain international in 2012. The …

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Players pay to play for national teams, says Amokachi

Former Super Eagles captain, Daniel Amokachi has said the practice of local coaches being bribed to invite players onto the country’s national teams is endemic. Despite no one being found guilty of the accusation, there have long been suspicions it …

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Buhari orders payment of Falcons’ arrears

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the full payment of all outstanding accruable to the Super Falcons. The Falcons had won the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) trophy a fortnight ago. The team, which had been protesting non-payment of …

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Professional footballers beg NFF to pay Falcons

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation to pay all outstanding allowances due to the Super Falcons. The association, in a statement by its General Secretary, Austin Popo, on Tuesday said that the Super Falcons …

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Why Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or

For the fourth time in his career Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best player in the world by winning the Ballon d’Or on Monday. Here, AFP Sports looks at five key moments from 2016 that landed the Portuguese the biggest …

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NFF sends Falconets home with N30,000

Players of the country’s team to the FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup have finally been paid N30,000 each on their return to the country. However, officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have promised that their win bonuses of $2,000-a-player …

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Messi, Argentine team rode on crashed plane — reports

  Football star Lionel Messi and the his Argentine teammates earlier in the month were in the same aircraft that crashed and killed players of Brazilian club Chapecoense. Argentina newspaper Ole reports that the plane took Argentina to Belo Horizonte …

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