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Kanu Lists Emenalo As Most Influential African In Europe

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu has described Michael Emenalo as the most influential African in European football. Emenalo, who turns 52 on Thursday, is the Technical Director at Premier League cub Chelsea where he has oversight over the club’s academy and scouting departments. “From his position at Chelsea he pulls a lot of strings, and I can’t think of another ...

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Yak, Da Bull Lead Nigeria Sixes Past China

Nigeria legends again proved their class with Yakubu Aiyegbeni ‘The Yak’ fired a brace and Daniel Amokachi also hit target in a 3-2 win over China at the Star Sixes in London. Nigeria were captained by Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha with goalkeeper Peter Rufai showing some great reflexes on the night. Okocha’s team face a tougher challenge tonight when they ...

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Efe Ambrose Back To Hibs After Summer Break AWOL

Efe Ambrose’s representatives have claimed the defender has returned to Hibs – after gaffer Neil Lennon warned him over going AWOL. Ambrose was given an extended summer break but Lennon revealed he had been unable to get in touch with the Nigeria stopper. His team this morning put a message out via Twitter that reads: Efe Ambrose is Back.” Lennon ...

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Okocha, Amokachi, Rufai For Maiden Six-Aside Tourney In London

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will skipper an England side featuring Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and David James in the inaugural six-aside, featuring mostly ex-internationals who have retired from active football. Taking place at London’s O2 Arena, 12 teams of renowned former international players will roll back the years in pursuit of silverware. Nigeria team will see the dribbling skills of ...

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UCLA Bomb Threat: Man Utd, Real Madrid’s US Training Base Evacuated

The training base of Real Madrid and Manchester United football teams during their pre-season tour in the US has been evacuated following a bomb threat. Thousands of students were told to leave their dormitories at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) at around 10pm local time on Wednesday (12 July). The bomb threat was reported at the university’s Sunset Canyon ...

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Rohr Threatens To Dump Eagles

-Over Interference By NFF Technical Committee Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is said to be seriously considering his position with the Nigerian national team and may quit next week. A report by owngoalnigeria.com reveals that Rohr is not happy with recent regulations issued by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), detailing their technical committee to oversee the coach’s squad lists, and ...

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De Gea, Casillas Sympathise With Ikeme

-As Petrov, Thomas Give Survival Tips -Super Eagles Star Says Thanks To All Wolverhampton Wanderers of England goalkeeper, Carl Onuoha Ikeme has won words of sympathy and encouragement from Manchester United number one, David De Gea and former Real Madrid of Spain legend, Iker Casillas, as the Spanish duo join in teeming support for the leukaemia-afflicted Nigerian first choice. De ...

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Iheanacho Loses Court Case

-Summer Transfer From Man City Now In Doubt Manchester City of England youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho has lost a court case instituted against him and his agents by his former mentors, who feel shortchanged in recent deals for the player. The development means Iheanacho’s proposed move to either of two English Premier League rivals, Leicester City or Tottenham Hotspur may hit ...

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Nwakali Holds Talks At Emirates

Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning captain, Kelechi Nwakali is back at Emirates Stadium in London, as he and his minders continue talks with the top brass of English Premier League side, Arsenal over the direction of the player’s future. Having played away on loan at MVV Maastricht of Holland in the past season, despite sealing a long-term deal with ...

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Ambrose Faces Hammer In Scotland

-Hibernian Furious Over Late Return From Holiday Former Celtic of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose is heading for the hammer at Scottish lower division side, Hibernian, following his absence at the start of pre-season. Ambrose, who signed a two-year deal after an impressive display during his loan spell at the club last season, has missed all of Hibernian’s pre-season games. With ...

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