NATIONS CUP QUALIFIER:NIGERIA VS SOUTH AFRICA, POSSIBLE LINE UP

NATIONS CUP QUALIFIER:NIGERIA VS SOUTH AFRICA, POSSIBLE LINE UP

Sources close to Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr revealed the proposed line up for the game against South Africa. Rohr drew up the list after yesterday turbo charged training session, and will from today begin serious tactical work with the players in the line up in their close door session. Here is list of the starting 11 Daniel Akpeyi ‎(GK) Sheh‎u Abdullahi Elderson Echiejile William Troost-Ekong Kenneth Omeruo Ogenyi Onazi (C) Wilfred Ndidi Oghenekaro Etebo…

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ARSENAL JOIN RACE TO SIGN REAL MADRID STAR

ARSENAL JOIN RACE TO SIGN REAL MADRID STAR

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, media reports in Spain suggested Thursday. Rodriguez has been linked with a few Premier League clubs including Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs. But Arsenal is understood to be interested in signing the talented Colombian international. Spanish television show El Chiringuito said Arsenal have made an official bid for the player. But journalist Jose Luis Sanchez said Real have rejected the bid with…

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SOUTH AFRICANS ARRIVE, VOW TO FRUSTRATE NIGERIA IN UYO

SOUTH AFRICANS ARRIVE, VOW TO FRUSTRATE NIGERIA IN UYO

The South African contingent was expected to arrive in Lagos yesterday and depart for Uyo today ahead of their Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles. The Stuart Baxter-led team, which believe they can get a good result in Nigeria to make their qualification for the 2019 AFCON seamless, were expected to arrive aboard a South African Airways flight by 8.00 p.m. yesterday. Looking forward to a fruitful outing in Uyo, Baxter…

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RAFAEL NADAL PROGRESSED TO THE FRENCH OPEN QUARTER-FINAL

RAFAEL NADAL PROGRESSED TO THE FRENCH OPEN QUARTER-FINAL

Rafael Nadal progressed to the French Open quarter-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retired mid-way through the second set. Nadal was leading the match 6-1, 2-0 when Carreno Busta decided he had had enough. Earlier, in the first set, Spaniard Carreno Busta pulled a stomach muscle and took a medical timeout in between sets. He came back to the court to give it a shot and soldiered on until he realised that he had had enough….

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PLAYING FOR SUPER EAGLES, A DREAM COME TRUE

PLAYING FOR SUPER EAGLES, A DREAM COME TRUE

Ado Den Haag defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has said his decision to play for Nigeria and not Holland will boost his promising career. Right back Ebuehi has won two caps in friendlies against Corsica and Togo for his father’s native country and he is now in the frame to make his official debut against South Africa on Saturday in Uyo. He also had the option to play for Holland, where his mother hails from and where…

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HONDA VALIDATES ENGINE TROUBLE BY WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500

HONDA VALIDATES ENGINE TROUBLE BY WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500

All the negative publicity Honda received in the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 washed away when Takuma Sato dumped a bottle of 2 percent milk over his head in victory lane. So what if three Honda engines blew up Sunday while they were running with the leaders? It only took one to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Fernando Alonso, of Spain, heads into the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto…

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ARSENAL LOOKING TO TIE RAMSEY, THE OX AND WILSHERE TO NEW DEALS

ARSENAL LOOKING TO TIE RAMSEY, THE OX AND WILSHERE TO NEW DEALS

One of Arsene Wenger’s first items of business this summer will be to sort out the futures of British trio Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere. The Premier League club are planning to enter talks with all three in the coming months with their contracts expiring at the end of next season. Arsenal will try to tie Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ramsey down to new deals, though they need to decide what to do with Wilshere….

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LACAZETTE WANTS ARSENAL MOVE — CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NOT A MUST

LACAZETTE WANTS ARSENAL MOVE — CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NOT A MUST

Alexandre Lacazette Lyon forward has admitted he could sign for a club that is not in next season’s Champions League. The 26-year-old has been linked with Arsenal, which will play Europa League football in 2017/2018. Lacazette has, however, left the door open for a possible transfer, by saying that it is not a dealbreaker. “Is the Champions League a deal breaker for my choice? No, but it is important,” he said in a live Facebook…

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TWITTER NIGERIA RUNS AMOK AS SERGIO RAMOS IS SPOTTED WITH ‘NIGERIAN FLAG’

TWITTER NIGERIA RUNS AMOK AS SERGIO RAMOS IS SPOTTED WITH ‘NIGERIAN FLAG’

Twitter Nigeria went amok when Real Madrid won the Champions League Trophy for the 12th time and Sergio Ramos was spotted with a flag that looks exactly like the Nigerian Flag. The flag is actually the Andalusian Flag.

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