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Conte Has Allowed Moses To Blossom, Says Redknapp

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has allowed Nigerian Victor Moses to blossom, according to former West Ham United and Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp. The Nigerian spent the previous three seasons on loan at Stoke City, Liverpool and West Ham United after failing to establish himself as a regular with the Blues. However, Chelsea’s switch earlier this season to a 3-4-3 formation …

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NFF Will Be Worried If Lookman Plays For England Seniors- Bewarang

The Nigerian Football Association (NFF) is hoping to convince Everton FC starlet Ademola Lookman to choose the Super Eagles over England’s Three Lions. The 19-year-old forward was born in London, England to parents of Nigerian descent and he’s eligible to play for the national teams of both countries. Lookman, who has been playing for England’s Under-20 side, is expected to …

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Mikel Missing In Tianjin Teda’s Draw

John Obi Mikel was missing in action as Tianjin Teda forced hosts Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng to a 0-0 draw in a Chinese Super League game. The Super Eagles star who got his first league goal in his side’s 2-0 win over Chongqing Lifan was side-lined from the encounter owing to injury. Despite his absence, the Tianjin Tigers held their nerves …

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Eagles Must Play Well To Attract Sponsors – Rohr

Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr believes the senior national team would start attracting quality sponsorship if they continued doing well on and off the field of play. He added that apart from success on the pitch helping the team to qualify for tournaments and do well in such competitions, their performance in many ways also dictates their marketing. The German, …

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Tammy Abraham Snubs Nigeria For England

Highly rated Chelsea teen forward Tammy Abraham has asked to be left out of Nigeria’s squad for their upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifiers against South Africa, as he wants to focus on playing for England. Abraham who is on loan to Bristol City went into the record books when he scored his 19th league goal of the season in the English …

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Odartey Lamptey To Name Academy After Keshi

Ghanaian goal scoring legend, Nii Odartey Lamptey, has jump frogged Nigerian government at all levels by announcing that his Soccer Academy in Accra, Ghana, will have a section of the huge football structure named after Nigerian legend, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. Lamptey, who said he owned all his achievement to Keshi who took him from the scratch to Belgium giants, Anderletch, …

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Victor Moses Back In Training Ahead Bournemouth Clash

Chelsea star Victor Moses has been spotted back in training ahead of the side’s trip to Bournemouth this weekend. Moses was forced off with a toe injury in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United last month and has struggled to regain full fitness following the knock at Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old played 70 minutes against Stoke on March 18 but …

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Utaka Eager To Bond At FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo striker Peter Utaka admits he is pinching himself at the thought of playing alongside all-time J. League top scorer Yoshito Okubo as the capital city club goes in search of its first-ever title. “Yoshito says to me, ‘Oh Uta, I can’t believe you’re here,’ and I say, ‘I can’t believe I’m playing with you too,’ ” Utaka told …

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Leicester Star Ndidi To Submit Transfer Request

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi would hand in a transfer request if it helped to secure a move to Manchester United, the player’s agent has claimed. The 20-year-old, who was signed from Genk for a reported £17million in January, has played a key role in the Premier League champions’ resurgent form under manager Craig Shakespeare. Speculation has mounted that Ndidi …

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Efe Ambrose Targets Stoke Move

Efe Ambrose has hinted to Own Goal Nigeria that he could well leave Celtic this summer. Ambrose’s contract at Celtic expires in the summer, and there does not appear to be much chance of the 28-year-old being offered fresh terms. Brendan Rodgers seems to have doubts over utilising Ambrose, and loaned the centre-back out to Hibernian in January. Ambrose has …

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