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Amaju Pinnick Re-Elected As NFF President

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Pinnick won the NFF election, held in Katsina State, by securing 34 votes out of 44 possible votes. His closest rival Aminu Maigari got eight votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi secured two votes. A fourth candidate, Chinedu Okoye …

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Mourinho Gives Detailed Defence On His Use Of Rashford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho turned on the media once more on Friday as he launched a detailed defence of his use of England international striker Marcus Rashford. The 20-year-old forward impressed for the Three Lions over the international break as he started, and scored, against both Spain and Switzerland. …

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Serena Williams Fined $17,000 after Defeat

Serena Williams has reportedly been fined $17,000 (£13,000) for her three code violations during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s U.S. Open final at Flushing Meadows. The six-time U.S. Open champion was initially handed a warning for coaching, was then docked a point for smashing her racket and was finally given …

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Beat Seychelles 3-0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are back in contention for a place at the 2019 African Nations Cup after defeating Seychelles 3-0 at the Stade Linite Stadium on Saturday. Goals from Odion Ighalo, Chidozie Awaziem and Ahmed Musa gave the Super Eagles a comfortable win at the stadium in Victoria, Seychelles. Gernot …

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Lukaku, Hazard Help Belgium Thrash Scotland 4-0

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium capitalised on a series of Scotland mistakes with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and a Michy Batshuayi double to thrash the hosts 4-0 in a friendly at Hampden on Friday. Roberto Martinez’s men showed their class and no hangover from their exertions in finishing third …

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AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Gernot Rohr And 47 Other Coaches

Seven French coaches are among 48 from 36 countries in charge of Africa Cup of Nations teams this weekend in 2019 qualifiers: Group A Equatorial Guinea (Juan Obiang Ndong), Madagascar (Nicolas Dupuis/FRA), Senegal (Aliou Cisse), Sudan (Zdravko Logarusic/CRO) Group B Cameroon (Clarence Seedorf/NED), Comoros (Amir Abdou), Malawi (Ronny van Geneugden/BEL), …

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Pogba Always Welcome At Barca, Says Suarez

Luis Suarez believes Paul Pogba should be challenging for more trophies than he is at Manchester United and would always be welcome at Barcelona. Pogba has endured a turbulent two years since returning to Old Trafford for a then world-record fee of 105 million euros ($121.7) and his relationship with …

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NFF Bans Salisu Yusuf, Fines Him For Misconduct

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Committee on Ethics and Fair Play has banned Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, for one year. A statement from the football governing body on Wednesday also revealed that Yusuf was handed a fine of $5,000. The sanctions were imposed on the 56-year-old …

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Ronaldo ‘Furious’ At Losing UEFA Player Of Year To Modric

Cristiano Ronaldo was hopping mad at losing out to Croatia star Luka Modric for the UEFA Player of the Year, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday. Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Modric beat his former teammate Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize which was awarded on …

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BREAKING: FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF President To Avoid FIFA Ban

The Federal Government has announced its recognition of the Amaju Pinnick-led executive as the authentic leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation. In a tweet on Monday, minutes before the 12 pm deadline given by FIFA for the resolution of the leadership tussle in the Nigerian football governing body, Mr Laolu …

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