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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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Victor Moses, Wahala: Are Centre-forwards Now interchangeable With Full-backs?

“There’s only two things for a full-back: you’re either a failed winger or a failed centre-back. Nobody wants to grow up and be a Gary Neville.” Thus spoke Jamie Carragher in 2013. And this wasn’t only a little jab at his fellow pundit, who was standing right next to him at the time: he really meant it. He continued: “I ...

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FIFA, CAF Bosses Praise Nigeria’s Impact

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino and his counterpart in CAF, Ahmad Ahmad have both rained accolades on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for playing a key role in reshaping the structure of Confederation of African Football (CAF). With reference to the role played by Nigeria in the recent CAF election, which ushered in the new tenure of Ahmad, in place of the ...

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Hannover Cautious Over Ujah Deal

Hannover 96 of Germany manager, Horst Heldt has stated that the Bundesliga side will not push beyond their limit in a bid to sign former FC Cologne striker, Anthony Ujah from his present base in China. Ujah, who was born in Ugbokolo, Delta State and has seven caps with the Super Eagles, played for Abuja FC and Warri Wolves before ...

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Moses, Tomori Eye Arsenal Clash

Chelsea of England duo, Victor Moses and Fikayo Tomori have stepped up training with their teammates, as The Blues prepare for a potentially explosive pre-season clash with London rivals, Arsenal. The game could be seen as a replay of this year’s FA Cup final between both teams, which The Gunners won 2-1 in controversial fashion, such that Moses and Tomori ...

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