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Nigeria premier league suspended after player dies

Nigeria’s football federation on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the country’s premier league to ensure proper medical support is put in place following the death of a player during a match at the weekend. Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins, 22, collapsed and died during Sunday’s league clash against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Read more

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El Clasico: Barcelona hold Real Madrid to goalless draw

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was briefly interrupted by Catalan independence protests when dozens of yellow beach balls were thrown onto the pitch at Camp Nou.  After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture. Protestors held banners, waved Read more

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I can’t say no to Nigeria – Enyeama hints on possible return to Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, who resigned from the National team after his clash with former coach, Sunday Oliseh, in 2015, has hinted of a possible return to the National team. The 37-year-old ex-national team captain had said, in an interview with Brila FM on Friday Sept. 13, that he was ready to return to Read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo – Messi ‘made me better player’

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry with the Argentine great. However, Portuguese star Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, admitted that the pair have never socialised Read more

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Zidane’s second coming begins as judgement day for Real Madrid beckons

Zinedine Zidane returned to save Real Madrid and the time has come for results. In a packed-out press conference under the Santiago Bernabeu in March, the club’s president Florentino Perez delivered the grandest of re-introductions. “We need to start working on a glorious new era,” said Perez. “That is why we welcome back Zinedine Zidane.” Read more

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Messi banned! Fined $50,000 for comments against CONMEBOL

Argentina star Lionel Messi was banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined $50,000 on Friday by CONMEBOL after he heavily criticised the South American football governing body during the Copa America. The 32-year-old Barcelona forward had accused CONMEBOL of “corruption” after he was sent off against Chile during the third-place Read more