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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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Victor Moses’ Absence Against Palace Reveal Chelsea’Wing-back Weakness

Victor Moses’ absence caused ripples across Chelsea’s lineup in the loss to Crystal Palace. The Blues must develop back-up options at wing-back lest they become too dependent on one player. Victor Moses’ evolution as a wing-back may have gone a bit too far. Moses’ transition from a perennially on-loan winger to a world-class wing-back has been one of Antonio Conte’s …

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GUINNESS MATCHDAY “MADE OF BLACK” TOUR MAKES A STOP AT OWERRI

English Premier League lovers in Owerri were treated to an exciting “Matchday Made of Black” experience on Sunday 2nd April, as the Guinness Matchday train arrived for a screening of the Arsenal v Man City game. Football fans experienced an incredible afternoon with screenings of two EPL games, complete with live commentary from the Supersport crew of Mozez Praiz, and …

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DALUNG CONDOLES NFF OVER HAMILTON

Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has expressed deep shock and sincere sympathy to the Nigeria Football Federation, friends and family members over the death of former Super Eagles Coach, Paul Hamilton. Dalung said his death came at a time his experience was needed to develop other football coaches in the country as government continues its grassroots …

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Odemwingie Joins Indonesia’s Madura United

Peter Odemwingie has joined Indonesia topflight side, Madura United and was unveiled on Monday afternoon. The Nigeria international who had featured for La Louvière, Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow, West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Bristol City and Rotherham United was signed to help Gomes de Olivera’s navigate League 1. He was unveiled to the public on Monday afternoon in Jakarta. …

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Mikel Scores First Chinese Super League Goal

John Obi Mikel scored in Tianjin Teda’s 2-0 victory over Chongqing Lifan in a Chinese Super League encounter on Sunday. Mikel started the encounter alongside compatriot, Brown Ideye, who was making his second league appearance. The Nigeria international broke the deadlock in the 48th minute and an 82nd-minute own goal from Goran Milovic saw Jaime Pacheco’s side claim their first …

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We Won’t Put Much Pressure On Ndidi- Shakespeare

Leicester City coach Craig Shakespeare has revealed that Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi reminds him of French international N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman, who is now with Chelsea, was instrumental for Leicester as they won the English Premier League (EPL) title last season. Shakespeare has since compared the two central defensive midfielders after Ndidi scored his first EPL goal during Leicester’s 2-0 …

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Eguavoen Expects Big Gains From World Cup Qualification

Former Super Eagles Coach Austin Eguavoen believes the team stands to gain a lot more off the pitch if they secure their qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria tops group B on 6 points and the former defender and captain of the Eagles insists three more points will set Nigeria on course for a sixth world cup appearance …

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