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Enugu Rangers Will Defend NPFL Title – Amapakabo
The Rangers head coach says the Flying Antelopes are focused on retaining the NPFL title and would recruit experienced players to achieve their aim.
Aguero is ”One Of The Best” – Guardiola
The City manager believes the Argentine has an ''important role'' to play in the club's quest for success this season.
ITTF Africa: 42-year-old Oshonaike Wins Title, Quadri Loses
Oshonaiki beat the defending champion, Egypt's Dina Meshref, 4-2 to win the title for the first time in two years. Meanwhile, Africa's number one Aruna Quadri failed to win the men's title as he was beaten by Egypt's Omar Assar 4-3.
FIBA Africa: Kano Pillars, First Bank Retain Titles
Both teams, including runners-ups Customs of Nigeria, and Etoile Filante of Togo, will represent the zone in the men's and women's FIBA Africa Club Champions Cup later this year.
NPFL: Wikki Appoint Ex-Pillars Coach Baba Ganaru
His appointment comes exactly one week after erstwhile head coach Abdul Maikaba left the Bauchi side for Akwa United.
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale Extends Real Madrid Contract Till 2022
The new contract will see the Welshman tied to the European champions for another three years. He is reportedly set to earn around Β£350,000 a week after tax until 2022.
Super Eagles
Moses, Ogu Return As Rohr Invites 24 Eagles For Algeria
The German also extended invitations to Den Haag of the Netherlands defender Tyrone Ebuehi, and Granada's Uche Agbo. Watford FC striker Odion Ighalo returns to the side after missing the 2-1 win at Zambia due to bereavement.
PL: Man City End Winless Run, Thump WBA 4-0
Manchester City maintain top spot on the Premier League table after a 4-0 defeat of West Brom. Arsenal also won to go joint top with 23 points.
Netherlands vs Germany: 'My Players Have Not Lost The Faith', Says Low
Joachim Loew To Stay Till 2020
The 56-year-old, who took charge in 2006, led Germany to their fourth World Cup title in Brazil two years ago. The deal will make him the joint second-longest serving Germany coach.
Wenger Angry Over Perez Injury
The Arsenal manager has accused Reading's Danzell Gravenberch of deliberately kicking Lucas Perez, who has been ruled out of action for eight weeks.
ITTF: Nigeria Earn Berth In 2018 Team Championships
The country's male table tennis team qualified on the back of their second-place finish at the ongoing ITTF African Senior Championships in Morocco.
World Cup Qualifier: Algeria Hire Leekens For Super Eagles
The Belgian takes over from Milovan Rajevac who was sacked earlier this month after only three months in charge. And his first task is a World Cup qualifying game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo.
Milan Takeover: Fassone To Meet New Owners Next Week
Milan's new director general is expected in China on Monday ahead of the takeover of the seven-time European champions.
Klitschko Wants Joshua Bout In March or April
Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight Anthony Joshua in March or April 2017 and believes he still has a lot of punch to reclaim his lost world titles.
IOC Strips Three Kazakh Weightlifters Of Olympic Medals
They were discovered in new testing of hundreds of samples from the London and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Russian weightlifter Besik Kudokov who won a silver in London also failed a doping test but the medal was not taken away because he died in 2013.
Champions League: Rangers Set Up Committee For Africa
The Nigerian champions have begun preparations for the 2017 CAF Champions League with the set-up of an eight-man committee to strengthen the side.
efl cup
EFL Cup: United See Off City, West Ham Edge Chelsea In Nervy Games
Manchester United, West Ham, and Southampton progressed to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday after picking wins in nervy games.
EFL Cup: Gundogan Expects ‘ Very Difficult’ Manchester Derby
The Manchester City midfielder is anticipating a feisty contest in Wednesday’s EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United as both sides aim to bounce back from recent setbacks.
EFL Round-up: Liverpool Eliminate Spurs, Arsenal Dismiss Reading
The Reds endured a late scare to overcome Tottenham at Anfield, while Arsenal eased their way past Reading at Emirates stadium.
AWC 2016: Omagbemi Impressed With Build-up
The Falcons head coach believes the seven-time African champions are on the right track in their build-up to the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
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