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Let Costa Go To China! Conte

The Premier League leaders should cash in on their unsettled top-scorer and replace him with a younger, better No.9 of huge potential Chelsea coped quite comfortably without Diego Costa against Leicester last weekend and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink argued that his former club would be able to sustain their Premier League-leading form without their star striker for a sustained period of ...

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Van Gaal Announces Retirement From Football

The renowned Dutch coach, 65, has revealed his sabbatical will not end as he plans for a future away from the sport Former Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football. The 65-year-old enjoyed a very successful career as a manager, carving out a career at top clubs in Spain, England, ...

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Mikel Scores First Goal For Tianjin TEDA

The Nigerian was on target for the Tianjin Tigers, though they crumbled to the Buccaneers of the League in a friendly encounter John Obi Mikel opened his Tianjin TEDA account as they crumbled 6-2 to St. Pauli FC on Saturday. The signing of Mikel, coupled with other arrivals in Jaime Pacheco’s squad were meant to strengthen the squad after a ...

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Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin Sign New Long-Term Deal With Arsenal

  Arsenal have extended the contracts of France striker, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin. The announcement was made by the club on Thursday. Giroud’s contract was set to expire at the middle of next year, while Koscielny and Coquelin had theirs till 2019 but all three have agreed new “long-term contracts” with the North London club. In a ...

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I Moved To China For Nigeria Not For Money- Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel explained why he accepted to move to Chinese Premier League to team up with Tianjin Teda. He said it was done to help Nigeria’s push to be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mikel had been primarily snubbed from playing with the first team by Chelsea Coach, Antonio Conte, but he still remained a regular for the ...

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Ronaldo Battles Bolt in Laureus World Sportsman Award

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is in the running for another prestigious award less than three days after emerging FIFA best player of the year. This time around the Portugal international has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the year. The 31 year old will however not been clinching the award on a platter as he ...

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Mikel Debuts For New Chinese Club

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel made a debut for his Chinese club Tianjin Teda Wednesday in a friendly against Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. The former Chelsea star showed signs of satisfaction as he posed with his teammates before kickoff. The match which ended 1-2 in favour of the visiting Bundesliga side stood at 1-1 at first half. The visitors ...

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Flavour and Diamond Platnumz to Light up AFCON 2017 Opening Ceremony

Award winning high-life singer, Flavour ‘N’ abania will be performing alongside Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz at the opening ceremony of 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. With exactly three days to go before the tournament kicks off on Saturday, January 14, 2016, the pair who had performed at the just concluded Glo-CAF Award 2016 in Abuja, will be thrilling the ...

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AFCON 2017 Fixtures With DSTV/GOTV Channel Broadcast Details

Broadcast details 14-Jan-17 Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau 17:00 SS4; SS Select Go; SS6; SS Select; Maximo2 14-Jan-17 Burkina Faso vs Cameroon 20:30 SS4; SS Select2 Go; SS6; SS Select2; Maximo360 15-Jan-17 Algeria vs Zimbabwe 17:00 SS4; SS Select2 Go; SS6; SS Select2; Maximo360 15-Jan-17 Tunisia vs Senegal 20:30 SS4; SS Select2 Go; SS6; SS Select2; Maximo360 16-Jan-17 Ivory Coast vs Togo ...

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McCarthy, Yobo Headlines Afcon 2017 Broadcast

Having had to man-mark Benni McCarthy every time Everton faced Blackburn Rovers between 2006 and 2009, former Nigeria skipper Joseph Yobo was always in close proximity to the South African striker. The duo will once again find themselves side by side, this time with a common goal as they team up to provide their expert opinion during SuperSport’s broadcast of ...

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Just In: FIFA Approves 48-Team World Cup

  Controversial proposals to increase the size of the competition have won the backing of the game’s governing body, splitting opinion in the game FIFA has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup to a 48-team tournament in 2026. Mourinho proving he’s still the ‘Special One’ The new format, which will see the finals comprising 16 groups of three teams ...

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Aubameyang: Why I Wore T-Shirt To CAF Awards

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has explained why he attended the Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday in casual clothes. Aubameyang drew criticism on Twitter for wearing a sports cap and t-shirt. “When you arrive for the ceremony…. and they lost our baggage!! So that’s how we dress tonight. Thanks Lufthansa,” he  wrote on Instagram. Fellow player of the year ...

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Ikeme: I’ll Not Watch Any AFCON Match

Carl Ikeme has said that he will avoid watching the 2017Africa Cup of Nations as a result of his disappointment after Nigeria failed to qualify. The Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper has been part of a new look Super Eagles squad led by Gernot Rohr who are in pole position to clinch a World Cup 2018 ticket after two qualifying games. “We ...

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Ronaldo? FIFA Picks World Best Today

FIFA will recognise the world’s best football players and coaches in its inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday. The winners will be presented with the new FIFA iconic platinum trophies. Zurich’s TPC studios will host the awards, with the winners of each category decided by the global football community. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already won Ballon ...

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Robin Van Persie Suffers Horrific Eye Injury

The former Manchester United striker sustained the horrific problem during his side’s 3-1 win over Akhisar Belediyespor on Sunday Robin van Persie suffered a grim eye injury during Fenerbahce’s 3-1 victory over Akhisar Belediyespor on Sunday. The former Manchester United striker opened the scoring for his side in Turkey before sustaining the problem in an accidental clash with an opposition player in ...

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FIVE Referees Who Made COSTLY Mistakes Last Weekend

Match officials do make mistakes sometimes but it can be very frustrating when they make a decision that end up influencing the outcome of any football match. English Premier League referees have had their fair share of criticism in recent years but it is the fact that things don’t seem to improve that bothers viewers and pundits all over the ...

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Coins, Bottles And Even Seats Thrown As West Ham And Chelsea Fans Clash At London Stadium

Police said seven public order arrests were made on the night and promised an investigation to identify any more troublemakers   Crowd trouble once again marred a game at West Ham‘s London Stadium after their victory over Chelsea became tainted by violence. Record amounts of police were deployed for the fixture between these two rivals but it wasn’t enough to ...

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EFL Cup Draw : Arsenal Host Southampton While Manchester United Face West Ham In Quarter-Finals

The draw for the Quarter-Final stage of the EFL Cup has been made. It was shown live on Sky Sports following the conclusion of the Round Four tie between Manchester United and Manchester City. Here is the draw in full: Liverpool  vs  Leeds United Manchester United  vs  West Ham United Hull City  vs  Newcastle United Arsenal  vs  Southampton Quarter-Final ties ...

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Aliko Dangote Says He Plans To Buy Arsenal ‘Within Four Years’

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has reiterated his intention to buy Arsenal, but insists any takeover will take “three to four years”. The 59-year-old, a lifelong Arsenal fan who has a net worth of $16.7bn (£12.86bn) has previously stated his plans to purchase the Premier League club, but will wait for gas and oil investments to develop before focusing his ...

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Revealed! How Arsenal Star Leaked Training Tactics To Mourinho

appears there was a mole in the Arsenal dressing room during the Premier League 2014/15 session as reports now have it that one Arsenal player secretly messaged Jose Mourinho to reveal training tactics. According to a new biography about the Manchester United coach titled ‘Jose Mourinho: Up close and personal’ by Rob Beasley , In January 2015, an unnamed Arsenal ...

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Jose Mourinho Sets A New Annoying Record At Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has set an unwanted record with Manchester united following their Europa League defeat to Feyenord Thursday night. The Red Devils were left disappointed after Tonny Vilhena’s second-half strike ensured Feyenord had one over Mourinho’s men in the Europa League. United were condemned to a poor start as the players failed to step on the gas with Paul Pogba ...

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