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New boss Waldrum drums new agenda for Super Falcons

Newly appointed Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum has said his goal is to take the Nigerian team to new heights in women football development. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF settled for Waldrum to prepare the team for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations and the 2023 World Cup that follows. ALSO READ: WATCH: Ned Nwoko,Read More
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Premier League clubs splurge £1.24bn on signings

Premier League clubs splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window. Chelsea were the league’s top spenders, splashing £226.1m on fresh talent, including Timo Werner (£45m),Read More
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Podoroska makes French Open history

Nadia Podoroska made history at the French Open yesterday by becoming the first-ever qualifier to reach the women’s singles semifinals at Roland Garros. Ranked 131st in the world, Argentine Podoroska had never beaten a top 50 player coming into the tournament but stunned No.3 seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets — 6-2 6-4. ALSO READ: PremierRead More
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E2%80%95-lyon-president-aulas/ Depay will force Barcelona move in January ― Lyon president Aulas

Memphis Depay will do everything to force a move to Barcelona in January after being left disappointed this month, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas. The Netherlands international was a key target for Barca coach Ronald Koeman as he looked to sign a player capable of playing as a number nine or in supplementary positionsRead More
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Messi lends £12m private jet to Argentina pals for international duty

Lionel Messi has generously offered up the use of his £12million private jet to his Argentina team-mates for the international break. Argentina take on Bolivia and Ecuador in their first two 2022 World Cup qualifying matches on October 8 and October 13. And, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Messi has offered up his plane toRead More
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E2%80%95-wijnaldum/ There was nothing concrete in Barcelona links ― Wijnaldum

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says there was “nothing concrete” in Barcelona’s reported interest in him during the transfer window. Wijnaldum was linked with a move to Camp Nou after his former boss with the Netherlands national team, Ronald Koeman, took over from Quique Setien. His position in Liverpool’s midfield was also thrown into doubt following the PremierRead More
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Friendlies: Super Eagles ready for big games

The camp of the Super Eagles at the Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria is brimming with excitement following the arrival of all invited players, and stout confidence that the mixture of old boys and new acts are capable of turning back African champions Algeria and the continent’s second-ranked team Tunisia in twoRead More
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Ronaldo, Dybala, others reported for breaking coronavirus isolation

Cristiano Ronaldo and other top Juventus players could face legal action for rejoining their national teams despite coronavirus rules after two positive cases at the Italian champions, local health authorities in Turin said on Wednesday. As well as the Portuguese star, several South Americans including Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Danilo and Rodrigo Bentancur also leftRead More
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Saka: Why I rejected Nigeria for England

Bukayo Saka believes he was right to turn down Nigeria’s national team in favour of England because of how the Three Lions have transformed under Gareth Southgate. The 19-year-old was handed his first senior England call-up earlier this week and is likely to make his debut as the Three Lions face Wales, Belgium and Denmark.Read More
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Barcelona lose £88M in disastrous financial year

Barcelona have revealed they ended the 2019-2020 financial year with a £97million loss as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The club ended the year with a revenue of £775m, below their £950m target set in the budget. Before COVID-19 struck, the LaLiga side were forecast a revenue of 1.59 billion (£960m) – which wouldRead More
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Nigeria vs Algeria: Why I included former Germany captain, others in Super Eagles squad – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has insisted that he included players born abroad in his team’s squad to play against Algeria and Tunisia respectively in international friendly matches because they are now interested in playing for Nigeria. DAILY POST had reported that Rohr had included former Germany U-20 captain, Kevin Akpoguma, Belgium-born striker, Cyriel Dessers …
Nigeria vs Algeria: Why I included former Germany captain, others in Super Eagles squad – Rohr

Nigeria vs Algeria: 3 players to prove points against Algeria

Nigeria’s meeting with Algeria would be characterized by a lot of findings as quality beckons on the pitch. Both teams would test their steel as they prepare for the African Cup of Nations qualifier in November. With both sides enjoying a new lease of confidence at the moment, we evaluate a few players that have …
Nigeria vs Algeria: 3 players to prove points against Algeria

Nigeria vs Algeria: Three (3) Nigerian stars that have haunted Desert Foxes in the past

Nigeria and Algeria have come a long way in football history as both sides have met on a couple of occasions. While both sides cannot be said to be the biggest of rivalry, both sides do not take each other lightly on the pitch. In truth, Nigeria is more rivaled by Black Stars of Ghana …
Nigeria vs Algeria: Three (3) Nigerian stars that have haunted Desert Foxes in the past

Nigeria vs Algeria: What to expect from Super Eagles’ friendly in Austria

For the first time this year, the Super Eagles will be in action, when they face Algeria in an international friendly on Friday. COVID-19 has considerably affected football in 2020 and Gernot Rohr’s plans for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. But the game against the Desert Foxes ensures he hits the refresh …
Nigeria vs Algeria: What to expect from Super Eagles’ friendly in Austria

Can Nigeria get the better of Algeria in Friday’s international friendly

As the international fixture between Nigeria and African Champions Algeria takes center stage, expectations and interest have been generated as both teams prepare for the Friday game. With the Super Eagles taking on the North Africans side after losing 2-1 in the semi-finals, the Nigerian fans would be keen to watch their team with much …
Can Nigeria get the better of Algeria in Friday’s international friendly

Where is the weak link in Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles side

The Super Eagles have made giant strides under the watchful eye of German-French Coach Gernot Rohr over the last couple of years. However, there is more work to be done as the team continues to progress in its aspiration to greater heights. The Nigerian manager could be commended for the role he played in securing …
Where is the weak link in Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles side

Man Utd players are trying to get Solskjaer sacked – Roy Keane

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has said “disgraceful” players at the club will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job. Keane labelled United players as “bluffers”, following their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. “I’ve been saying it for the last 12 months, year and a half, their performance against Spurs was disgraceful. “You all have …
Man Utd players are trying to get Solskjaer sacked – Roy Keane

Aouar speaks on ‘disappointment’ of missing out on Arsenal move

Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, has insisted he is not disappointed about missing out on a move to Arsenal. The Gunners had several offers rejected for the 22-year-old by the French club who were demanding a €60million (£55.5m) fee. Arsenal eventually landed Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in a €50million (£45m) deal on deadline day. Aouar, …
Aouar speaks on ‘disappointment’ of missing out on Arsenal move

Nigeria vs Algeria: Former Germany captain reveals why he chose Super Eagles

Hoffeinheim defender, Kevin Akpoguma, has revealed his conviction about the potential in the Nigerian national team, swaying him to switch his allegiance from Germany. Akpoguma, born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, has played for Germany at youth level. He even captained the U-20 side, but has now been cleared by FIFA to …
Nigeria vs Algeria: Former Germany captain reveals why he chose Super Eagles

Man City vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Tierney doubtful for EPL clash

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has withdrawn from Gabon’s friendly against Benin Republic due to an ankle injury. Aubameyang was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Sander Berge during the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Sheffield United last Sunday. The 31-year-old however managed to complete the full 90 minutes of the game. But he …
Man City vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Tierney doubtful for EPL clash

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