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NPFL: Enugu Gov. To Host Rangers On Dec. 19
The Enugu State Government has fixed December 19 and 20 as days to honour players and officials of NPFL champions Rangers International, who won their first trophy in 32 years in the recently concluded football season.
Iheanacho Urges Team To ‘Focus’ On United
The Nigerian international wants a positive response from his teammates as they hope to end a run of five games without a win when they confront city rivals Manchester United on Wednesday in the League Cup at Old Trafford.
Study Reveals Footballers Risk 67% Memory Loss
A study by the University of Stirling becomes the first to detect direct changes in the brain after players were exposed to everyday head impacts, as opposed to clinical brain injuries like concussion.
De Boer Unsure On Future Amid Sack Speculation
The Inter manager thinks he may not be in charge for the club's next game on Wednesday even as reports in Italy claim the former Ajax boss is on the verge of being fired after the club’s 2-1 defeat away to Atalanta on Sunday.
Renato Sanches
Renato Sanches Claims European Golden Boy Prize
The 19-year-old Bayern midfielder beat Marcus Rashford and Kingsley Coman to become the first Portuguese player to win the award.
Touchline Spat: Mourinho, Conte Maintain Silence
Both managers refused to make public the content of their touchline exchange after the Blues routed Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Maigari Scores LMC High In League Assessment
The immediate past NFF president believes the LMC’s effort toward repositioning the league is beginning to pay off, adding that the NPFL is on the right path.
FIBA Africa: Pillars Tip Off Title Defence With Win
The defending champions tipped off their title defence with a 90-75 victory over Benin Republic's Elan Sportif de Porto Novo, and are set to go against AS Modele of Togo on Monday in their second game.
Eight Teams Battle For Nationwide Trophy In Lagos
The five-day competition, scheduled to hold from October 24 to 29, will be used to determine the overall champions for the 2015/2016 Nigeria Nationwide League season.
ITTF African Championships: Congo Dares Nigeria, Egypt
The central Africans have stated their readiness to stop the dominance of both countries at the one-week competition, which has over 200 players in attendance.
Mamelodi Sundowns Win First CAF Champions League
Mamelodi Sundowns are the new winners of the CAF Champions League, making them only the second South African side to achieve the feat after a 3-1 aggregate win over five-time champions Zamalek in the final.
Chelsea Welcome Mourinho With Humiliation
Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahil, David Luiz, and Ngolo Kante were all on target as Chelsea produced a commanding performance to rout Jose Mourinho's Manchester United 4-0 in Sunday's heavyweight Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Iheanacho Returns City To Premier League Summit
The Nigerian starlet connected with Leroy Sane's low cross to level matters for struggling Manchester City, who have failed to win in five matches following the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.
Gerrard Hints At Liverpool Return
The Liverpool legend could return to the club in another capacity. Manager Jurgen Klopp said he is welcome but decline to announce the role he will play.
AC Milan
AC Milan Stun Bianconeri In Serie A
Milan move up into second place, two points behind Juve after a hard-earned 1-0 victory over their arch rivals. A stunning strike by youngster Manuel Locatelli in the 65th minute was the only difference in the encounter
Struggling Boro Hold Arsenal At The Emirates
Arsenal came into the game, seeking their seventh straight Premier League victory. But a resolute Middlesbrough side put a halt to their run. However, the draw was enough to see the Gunners move to the top of the log
China FA Put National Team In The Hands Of Lippi
The 68-year-old has a huge task of qualifying China for Russia 2018 World Cup as the Team Dragon currently lie at the bottom of Group A with just one point from four games in the Asian qualifying zone.
2018 World Cup: Russia Unveils Wolf As Mascot
The Russia 2018 mascot was unveiled to the public in the early hours of Saturday after a month of online voting.
John Terry Set For Mourinho’s Return
Terry has not played since suffering an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on September 11. Now, the Chelsea skipper is available for selection in Sunday's clash against Manchester United.
Neymar Extends Barca Stay Till 2021
The new deal is reported to have a net salary of €16 million a year, below the totals earned annually by teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
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