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African Football Is Difficult, Says Aiyegbeni

Coventry City forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has highlighted factors that make playing in Africa difficult. The former Super Eagles forward while speaking on the importance of Senegalese Idrissa Gueye to his former side, Everton, the ‘Yak’ explained why playing on the continent was always not palatable. “It can be difficult in Africa, a lot of the pitches aren’t great which makes …

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Pirates Shun Siasia, Appoints Swede As New Manager

Former coach of the senior Nigeria national team Samson Siasia has lost out in his bid to be named coach of Premier South African League (PSL) side Orlando Pirates. Siasia applied for the job alongside other coaches but the club picked 54 year old Swede Kjell Jonevret as their new manager, and he will be assisted by Harold Logendi. The …

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Ighalo To Open Orphanage In Nigeria

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is using some of his £190,000-a-week wage from Changchun Yatai to open an orphanage in Nigeria. The 27-year-old moved to the Chinese Super League side in January for £20million, receiving a huge boost in wages. He has now revealed on his Instagram that he is set to open an orphanage in Lagos, the city where …

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Lawal Credit NFF For Oliseh’s Sittard Early Success

Sunday Oliseh’s fine run as coach of Dutch side Fortuna Sittard is down to the effort of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) according to a member of the Technical Committee of the Nigerian football house. Oliseh has tasted defeat just once since taking over the reins as coach of the troubled Dutch second division side, a run that includes three …

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Iheanacho Is Happy At Man City-Pellegrini

Former boss of Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini who is now the head coach of Chinese side Hebei China Fortune has spoken out about his plans to sign some players he has worked with in the past. Pellegrini, who gave Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho his breakthrough at Manchester City last season, listed the Nigerian as part of the players he would …

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Bosnian Side Unveils Musa Muhammed

Super Eagles defender Musa Mohammed has been presented to the fans and media of Bosnian side Fudbalski Klub Zeljeznicar following his loan move from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. The Nigerian, who found games hard to come by at high flying Turkish side Basaksehir, has been in fine form for the Bosnian side in friendly games ahead of the commencement of …

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Blackburn Rovers Backs Akpan Against Extended Ban

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle said a three-game ban handed Hope Akpan should be enough punishment for him as the Nigeria midfielder faces an extended suspension following his red card at Sheffield Wednesday. The coach said Akpan did not pushed the referee as it was said. Akpan was sent off for raising his hands towards referee Scott Duncan as he protested …

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Victor Moses, Iwobi Receive FIFA 17 Upgarde

…. Hazard, Sanchez, Mane Too Nigerian stars, Victor Moses of Chelsea and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi have continued to maintain a strong showing the in the FIFA 17 global rating of players which was released at the weekend. There were also spaces for Premier League stars including Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Sadio Mane who have all been given an upgrade …

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Dele Alli Worth N40bn, Says Redknapp

…Bigger Than Pogba Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is worth £100million about N40billion according former manager Harry Redknapp, who insists he is worth more than the world’s most expensive player Paul Pogba. And while the 69-year-old thinks that Tottenham have got themselves a keeper, Alli’s girlfriend must think so too, after she posted a picture of his Valentine’s Day gift. Ruby …

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Amaju Too Small For CAF Exco, says Anjorin

Benin Football Federation President, Musharaf Anjorin, has reacted angrily to reports in the Nigerian media, launched by high flying Sports Radio, Brila FM, that the Nigeria federation will rather back Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar rather than Issa Hayatou of Cameroun in the forthcoming CAF polls. Anjorin, who spoke through the same medium on Friday morning was livid with rage when …

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