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Dele Alli, Kane Signpost Absurdity of football’s Silly Season

A study by the CIES Football Observatory suggests that Dele Alli, Neymar and Harry Kane are the world’s three most valuable footballers – but while Neymar is being pursued for £196m, Kane and Alli cost Spurs £5m combined. Now that the Lions tour and Wimbledon are over, and with the Test series against South Africa yet to grab the attention, ...

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Change of Afcon timing long overdue, Says JJ Okocha

Former Super Eagles playmaker Austin Jay Jay Okocha has lauded CAF’s decision to change the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations from January to June. According to him, the decision was long overdue and will help football on the continent. There have been complaints about the timing of the Nations Cup tournament, making it difficult for European clubs to ...

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EFE NOT FALLEN HERO: Insists He’s Back in Hib’s Lennon’s Good Books

EFE AMBROSE insists he is back in Neil Lennon’s good books after going AWOL during pre-season. But the centre-back was worried about getting the hairdryer treatment from the Hibs boss following his late return to training from a break back home in Nigeria. Lennon previously conceded that he’d been unable to even make contact with Ambrose.But the 28-year-old was able ...

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How Batshuayi Scattered Arsenal’s Pre-season In China

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea hammered Arsenal 3-0 at the Bird’s Nest stadium on Saturday in a Chinese edition of the London derby. Batshuayi doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 42nd minute and then curled in a long-range effort shortly after the break to show new signing Alvaro Morata that he intends to fight for the main striker’s role next ...

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Iheanacho Nears Leicester Debut

Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare has suggested that Kelechi Iheanacho could make his debut for the former English Premier League champions this Wednesday. The Foxes’ boss gave the hint while speaking after their 1-2 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. Iheanacho’s fans will now fancy the lad’s move to King Power Stadium, after the ...

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Ighalo Scores Twice Again

-Victor Osimhen Loses Sparkle Changchung Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo maintained his fine form in front of goal for his Chinese Super League side, by scoring his second brace in as many games despite his team losing 2-3 to Shandong Luneng. Last week Ighalo powered his side to a 3-2 win over Guangzhou R&F with a brace, and ...

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Onyekuru Wins Belgian Super Cup

Summer signing at RSC Anderlecht of Belgium, Henry Onyekuru played a key role at the weekend in helping his new club win the Belgian Super Cup, as he came off the bench to put in a spirited display. Last season’s 24-goal hero with KAS Eupen in the Belgian top-flight showed a sign of things to come in his new team, ...

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Uzoho Makes Impact At Deportivo

Former Golden Eaglets second choice goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho enhanced his reputation as a future top bet with Deportivo La Coruna of Spain, by posting a superlative performance in their 6-1 win over Bergantinos in a pre season friendly. Just like his first game for the team in pre season, the 18-year-old back-up to Dele Alampasu in the UAE 2013 ...

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AFCON 2019: CAF Approves 24-team Format, All Eyes On Morocco

The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to hold in 2019, in Cameroon, will have 24 teams on parade instead of the traditional 16 teams. Fears are however rife that Cameroon may not be able to shoulder the responsibility and Morocco, where the CAF Congress held, may be drafted in as host. A report on BBC ...

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Fear Grip Victor Moses, Chelsea Fans As Morata Arrives

Alvaro Morata is set to meet his new Chelsea teammates next week when he finalises a £67million move from Real Madrid. And the fears have spread even to established stars in the club like Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses. See the reason why. Blues fans have been very excited ever since the news dropped that the 24-year-old would be signing ...

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