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FC Barcelona says Messi agree to prolong contract until 2021

By Victoria Hanson Lionel Messi will extend his contract with Barcelona until June 30, 2021, the Spanish top club announced Wednesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, 30, has spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou after moving to Spain from his native Argentina at the age of 13. Barcelona in a statement, said: “the club is very happy with ...

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Nigeria/Cameroon: NFF, FIFA yet to agree on new date

  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to accept the proposed new date by FIFA for the 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Cameroon in Uyo. FIFA shifted the date for the clash at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo from the original date of September 1st to the 30th of August due to issues bordering on Television broadcast. ...

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Vincent Enyeama’s Lille future is in doubt

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is one of 11 players who has been told they are no longer required by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa. The French club’s new Argentine boss has also sent messages to Zambia’s Stoppila Sunzu, Tunisia’s Naim Sliti and Ivory Coast’s Junior Tallo saying they are not part of his plans. Enyeama, who played 101 times ...

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Unnamed stakeholders want Joshua v Klitschko re-match to hold in Abuja

Some unnamed officials in the nation’s capital, Abuja are said to have indicated the country’s interest in hosting the much touted rematch between former holder, Wladimir Klitschko and Nigerian born world heavyweight champion , Anthony Joshua. Though it remained unclear who are those rooting for the rematch, sources close to the seat of power hinted the prospects of putting up ...

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MFM’s victory over Saraki boys cut Plateau United’s lead to two points

By Victoria Hanson The Mountain of Fire (MFM) Football Club on Sunday defeated Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin 2-1 at the Agege Stadium to close in on league leaders Plateau United. The 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 27 fixture helped MFM FC to reduce Plateau United’s lead to two points. Their cause was further helped by the ...

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MFM’s victory over Saraki boys cut Plateau United’s lead to two points

By Victoria Hanson The Mountain of Fire (MFM) Football Club on Sunday defeated Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin 2-1 at the Agege Stadium to close in on league leaders Plateau United. The 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 27 fixture helped MFM FC to reduce Plateau United’s lead to two points. Their cause was further helped ...

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Arsenal to sell Chamberlain to Liverpool as Reds Completes Mo Sallah’s signing

…Makes $100 million Mbape’s Bid   Arsenal are ready to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool with as many as eight other first-team players following him out the exit door.   The England international is yet to agree a new deal with the club and with only a year remaining is likely to be sold this summer with Anfield understood to ...

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Ex-football star Beckham makes acting debut in ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Former footballer and England national team captain, David Beckham has made acting debut in a new classical movie “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.” The ex-international made cameo appearance in the trailer of the highly awaited blockbuster released on Tuesday ahead of the film’s premiere on May 19.

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Former Arsenal defender Lauren says Wenger will not resign

Former Arsenal defender Laureano Etamé-Mayer on Wednesday said pressure would not force Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to resign. Arsenal side face Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL) on Wednesday and a win would lift them into fifth position. The Frenchman, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has been criticised by some fans. Etame-Mayer, popularly known as Lauren, ...

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Nigerian Government Congratulates Newly-Crowned World Heavyweight Champion

Rachel Okporu   The Federal Government has congratulated British professional boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, who recently defeated Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified World Heavyweight Champion.    In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria is proud to be associated with the new unified World champion, whose Nigerian heritage he has ...

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