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Ballon d’Or: Ending Messi and Ronaldo’s dominance a ‘victory for football’ – Modric

Croatian and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Monday night pipped Juventus’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona Lionel Messi to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Modric, who was closely followed by Ronaldo and Antonio Griezmann as second and third respectively, won the Ballon d’Or after he played an integral role in Real Madrid winning a Read more

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EPL: Arsenal guns down Spurs in explosive north London derby

Arsenal won an explosive north London derby as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace and Alexandre Lacazette’s crucial strike inspired a pulsating 4-2 win over bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in all competitions after fighting back from 2-1 down in arguably the Premier League’s game of the season Read more

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Super Falcons win record 9th AWCON trophy, beat South Africa

After 120 minutes of energy-sapping epic final, Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi emerged the hero as she saved Linda Motlhalo’s penalty to ensure a record ninth African Women’s Nations Cup for the Super Falcons. Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final after a goalless regulation time. Onome Ebi missed Nigeria’s first spot-kick as Read more

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Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket despite match officials’ questionable calls

The Super Eagles of Nigeria picked their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in the match against their South African counterparts on Saturday despite officials’ questionable calls. Two lawful goals by Nigeria were ruled off-side by the referee in questionable circumstance. The Nigerian side booked their place in the Read more

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EXTRA: The history-making 1976 *SHOOTING STARS* – Where are they now – by Segun Odegbami

Well, it may still seem like yesterday but the reality is that it has been 42 years since that eventful day in November of 1976, when Shooting Stars FC of Nigeria played against Tonnerre Kalala FC of Cameroun in the first leg semifinals of the Africa Cup Winners Cup in Ibadan and defeated the team led by Read more

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Zenith Bank CEO Amangbo Charges Golden Eaglets Over Discipline, Affirms Bank’s Commitment To Youth Sports

The MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has charged the players of the country’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to be more disciplined as their talents alone cannot take them to the pinnacle of their career. Amangbo made this appealed during the visit of the Golden Eaglets and the Nigeria Football Federation Executive board members Read more