UEFA Approve New Club Competition From 2021

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European football’s governing body approved the creation of a third-tier UEFA club competition on Sunday, a tournament which will mirror the current Champions League and Europa League format from 2021. At their meeting in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finalised plans to introduce the event, with the working title ‘UEL2′, in…

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Kwara United Begin Pre Season Closed Camp Today

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Kwara United FC is to commence their preparations for the next Nigeria Professional Football League season with a closed camping in Abuja on Nov. 5. The coach of the club, AbubakarBala, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Ilorin. He said the invitation to the camp was…

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‘Usual Suspects’ Already Battling At The Bottom of the EPL Mountain

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After 11 matches the Premier League table is beginning to take shape, and though it remains a little early for panic stations to be deployed, there is a hint of familiarity about the sides already battling for top flight survival. Between them, the bottom seven of Crystal Palace, Burnley, Southampton,…

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Unai Emery Downplays Arsenal’s Record Chances

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Arsenal’s 1-0 Europa League win over Sporting on Thursday was their 11th victory in a row and left them three shy of matching their all-time record but coach Unai Emery is reluctant to look beyond Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace. Since defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in his first…

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FIFA Plans For News Global Tournaments – Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with soccer officials set to discuss the proposals on Friday. FIFA’s ruling council meets in Kigali, Rwanda and Infantino’s plan for a new ‘mini World Cup’ and an expanded Club World…

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Super Eagles Needs to Attack Libya In Sfax – Siasia

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Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has advised the Super Eagles to attack the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in their Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia, on Tuesday. The Eagles play the North Africans in Sfax in the return leg of the qualifiers after beating them 4-0…

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Bolt Offered Contract with Malta Football Club

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Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday (Oct 16), following his goal-scoring exploits in Australia. Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in…

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Super Eagles Need All Six Points Against Libya – Gernot Rohr

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Having missed out of the last two editions of AFCON back-to-back in 2015 and 2017, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, said that Nigeria must pick all six points at stake in the AFCON 2019 qualifying clash with Libya to stand any chance of topping the group. Super Eagles are…

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Modric, Marta Win The Best FIFA Player 2018 Awards

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Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride’s Brazil forward Marta won the women’s award at a ceremony on Monday. Modric won the Champions League with Real and then played a major role in Croatia’s run to the…

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African Sports Tourism Summit 2018 Returns After The World Cup

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The African Sports Tourism Summit – the pan-african platform where sports and tourism stakeholders exchange a hand of fellowship, towards socioeconomic growth for Africa and her nations – will return on the 25th of August, 2018, following its postponement because of Russia 2018 World Cup. The event, which is one…

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Victor Moses Announces shock International Retirement

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Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football. The announcement was made by Victor Moses himself through a tweet. To say that the announcement was a shock would be an understatement; Moses is still just 27. In his statement, Victor cites some of the usual reasons given in these…

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Coach Salisu Yusuf Caught Taking Bribe To Select Players For Tournament

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Nigeria chief coach Salisu Yusuf has been caught on camera accepting bribe from undercover journalists posing as football agents. The secret recording was captured by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and handed to BBC News Africa, it was shot in September 2017 and showed Yusuf receiving bribe to ensure two…

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Africa Looks For Answers After Disastrous World Cup

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African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent’s sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup. Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal were all eliminated in the group phase in Russia, leaving Africa without a…

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Enrique To Be Named Spanish coach

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Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is to be named as the new Spain coach, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Monday. Leading newspaper Marca said on their front cover the 48-year-old has been chosen by Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales as the successor to Julen Lopetegui,…

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Eddie Howe Rues Transfer Difficulties During World Cup {Audio}

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The World Cup and the shortened transfer window are partly to blame for Bournemouth’s difficulty in signing new players ahead of next season, according to manager Eddie Howe. In September, Premier League clubs backed a rule amendment to end the transfer window at 17:00 local time on the Thursday before…

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