#HOUSEYARNS – EVERTON DENIES IFEANYI UBAH’S CLAIMS

Former FC Ifeanyi Ubah head coach Rafael Everton has denied claims by FC Ifeanyi Ubah management that he bridged his contract. According to an ealier statement from the club, Everton was accused of returning to Brazil without the notice of the club and that he also owes the club fifty…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – HIGUAIN BRACE GIVES JUVE 32ND STRAIGHT HOME WIN

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A brace from Gonzalo Higuain gave Juventus a 2-0 win at home to Chievo on Saturday and moved them closer to a sixth consecutive Serie A title as they forged nine points clear of their closest pursuers. Juve extended their run to 32 successive home league wins and left second-placed…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BARCELONA FALL TO SHOCK MALAGA DEFEAT AFTER MADRID DERBY DRAW

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Neymar was sent off as Barcelona suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at Malaga on Saturday that scuppered their hopes of going top of La Liga and handed control of the title race to leaders to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s Real were held to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – CHELSEA EASE PAST BOURNEMOUTH TO RE-ESTABLISH TITLE LEAD

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Chelsea re-established their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday. Chelsea blitzed the hosts in the opening exchanges and led when Diego Costa’s sliced 17th-minute effort deflected in off Bournemouth defender Adam Smith before Eden Hazard ghosted through to…

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#HOUSEYARNS – SUPER EAGLES PLAYERS NOT ALLOWED TO GO FOR HOLIDAY AHEAD OF SA CLASH – ROHR

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Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed their plans ahead of their first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on South Africa in the Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualification in June 2017. German tactician Rohr stated that the Super Eagles…

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#ASEDEYHOT – QATAR CUTS SPENDING TO BRING IN 2022 WORLD CUP FOR $8-10BN

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Qatar has agreed to heavily slash its budget for hosting the 2022 World Cup and is pressing ahead with eight stadiums, according to organising chief Hassan Al Thawadi. Al-Thawadi told CNN Money the original budget had been reduced by between 40% and 50%.   “We wanted to ensure there is financial…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – MANDZUKIC OUT OF NAPOLI-JUVE

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Max Allegri named the Juventus squad for tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Napoli, missing Mario Mandzukic. The first leg ended 3-1 in Turin and this decider is at the Stadio San Paolo just days after Sunday night’s 1-1 Serie A draw. Mandzukic played in that game, but was struggling with a…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – COSTA PEPS UP CHELSEA AHEAD OF MAN CITY CLASH

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Chelsea top scorer Diego Costa believes the Premier League leaders can effectively end Manchester City’s title hopes when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge Tonight (Wednesday). The alternative scenario, that fourth-placed City could win and help Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the top to four points, does not…

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2018 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER – NERTHERLAND SUFFER WORLD CUP SHOCK, RONALDO IN 70-GOAL LANDMARK

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The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria. The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ENGLAND WOLVES LEAVE LIVERPOOL REELING AFTER CUP SHOCK, SPURS SCRAPE THROUGH

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Liverpool sank deeper into their mid-season rut when Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a deserved 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Anfield as the competition lived up to its reputation for shocks on Saturday. Goals by Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann proved enough for Wolves, 18th in the second tier,…

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AFCON 2017 UPDATE – IVORY COAST COACH DUSSUYER RESIGNS AFTER NATIONS CUP EXIT

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Frenchman Michel Dussuyer resigned as coach of Ivory Coast on Sunday following the exit of the African Nations Cup holders from the tournament. The 57-year-old is the second coaching casualty of the tournament in Gabon after Algeria coach Georges Leekens quit following his side’s surprise first round elimination. Dussuyer had…

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#HOUSEYARNS – WE WILL PAY MORE ATTENTION TO WOMEN FOOTBALL IN 2017- AKINWUNMI

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The Chairman of the Lagos state Football Association, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi has declared 2017 as the year when more attention will be paid to women football in Lagos. Speaking during the one day seminar organized by the association for students and women footballers at the Teslim Balogun stadium to mark…

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#ASEDEYHOT – MARACANA TO LIGHT UP AGAIN AS BILLS ARE SETTLED

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The legendary Maracana stadium is expected to get its electricity switched back on after managers Odebrecht agreed on Friday to pay much of the outstanding bill. The stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, was plunged into darkness…

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#AFCON2017 UPDATE – EGYPT EMERGE FROM SLOW START AS NATIONS CUP CONTENDERS

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Ghana and Senegal were considered the early favourites at the African Nations Cup finals but as the group stage came to its conclusion, Egypt emerged from a slow start to show off their credentials as potential champions. Egypt have played at more finals and won more matches and titles than…

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#HOUSEYARNS – NPFL MATCH DAY 5 FIXTURES THIS WEEKEND

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MFM FC VS Kano Pillars, ABS FC VS Shooting Stars, Rivers United FC VS Lobi Stars, Wikki Tourists VS FC Ifeanyiubah, Rangers Int’l VS Niger Tornadoes, Katsina United VS Akwa United, Remo Stars VS El-Kanemi Warriors, Enyimba Int’l VS Nasarawa United, Plateau United VS Abia Warriors, Gombe United VS Sunshine…

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