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CHAN Eagles plan road trip to Cotonou on Friday

  The home-based national team, who are in Kano preparing for the 2018 CHAN qualifiers against Benin Republic, are expected to depart Lagos by road to Cotonou on Friday. The CHAN Eagles players will resume training this morning in Kano after leaving camp to play for their clubs at the weekend. Super Eagles

Usain Bolt dethroned in last competitive race

This was supposed to be his last competitive race. At 30 years, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wanted to leave the stage with a loud ovation as the greatest 100 and 200 metres runner ever at the London World Athletics Championships. It turned out to be a disastrous outing. Bolt breasted the tape at 9.95

Mikel scores first goal for Chinese Club

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has opened a goal account in the Chinese Super League. On Sunday, the former Chelsea player scored his first goal which equally gave Tianjin TEDA their first victory in the super league this season. TEDA won the match against Chongqing Danladi Lifan by 2-0. Tianjin TEDA are now

Ex- Man United boss van Gaal retires

Ex-Manchester United and Netherlands boss, Louis van Gaal, said he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. Van Gaal, 65, has been out of work since being sacked by United hours after winning the FA Cup in May 2016, the BBC reports. “I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought

Joel Matip: Liverpool defender could miss six more games

Liverpool could be without defender Joel Matip for a further six games because of confusion over availability. Matip 'refused to play' for Cameroon after being named in the preliminary squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. The 25-year-old, who has made 14 Reds appearances this season, last played for Cameroon in September

Dimitri Payet: West Ham reject Marseille’s improved bid

West Ham have rejected a second bid from Marseille for France forward Dimitri Payet. The improved offer from the Ligue 1 side - reported to be £1m higher than an initial £19m bid - was turned down by Hammers chairman David Sullivan. He is said to be taking a tough stance and

Del Piero tips Juventus to outplay Fiorentina

Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero said he scored "perhaps the best goal of my career" against Fiorentina, and he expects the Old Lady to continue outplaying La Viola when the sides meet on Sunday. For Del Piero, Juventus v Fiorentina is a "derby" and one in which he struck a superb

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