Nigeria Vs Zambia: I Have No Doubt About Defeating Zambia Today – Mikel

Nigeria Vs Zambia: I Have No Doubt About Defeating Zambia Today – Mikel

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel John Obi has declared the players have no need to say too much before Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo. The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions visit the 2013 winners in a match of high importance at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, which should determine the swing of Africa’s Group B ticket to football’s biggest house party in Russia next year summer. “We know…

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Barcelona Vs Real Madrid: Why We Lost – Valverde

Barcelona Vs Real Madrid: Why We Lost – Valverde

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has admitted his side were not as clinical as Real Madrid, in their 3-1 defeat in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. Lionel Messi had equalized for Barca after Gerard Pique’s own goal opened the scoring at Camp Nou, but late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also sent off, and Marco Asensio handed Madrid the advantage ahead of Wednesday’s second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Valverde, who replaced…

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CHELSEA: DIEGO COSTA WILL BE A ‘BIG MISS’ – CAHILL

CHELSEA: DIEGO COSTA WILL BE A ‘BIG MISS’ – CAHILL

England and Chelsea defender, Gary Cahill has said losing Diego Costa will be a blow for Chelsea. Costa looks certain to leave Stamford Bridge after being told he has no future under Antonio Conte. Chelsea have already replaced Costa with Alvaro Morata but skipper Cahill admits his inevitable departure was a blow. The Spain striker wants a return to Atletico Madrid, although their transfer ban is proving an issue with the club unable to register…

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MANCHESTER UNITED NOT UP TO THE BIGGEST CLUBS IN EUROPE – MOURINHO

MANCHESTER UNITED NOT UP TO THE BIGGEST CLUBS IN EUROPE – MOURINHO

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted it could take another two years to restore the club to its former glory. United were outclassed by Real Madrid, in their 2-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat to the reigning Champions League holders, in Skopje on Tuesday. After the game, Mourinho conceded they remain some way behind the likes of Real and it could be some time before they are back at that exalted level. “Manchester United are…

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MBAPPE PREFERS MOVE TO PSG

MBAPPE PREFERS MOVE TO PSG

Kylian Mbappe has decided he wants to continue his career at Paris Saint-Germain, as the Ligue 1 side prepare a €155million bid for the Monaco striker. Telefoot reports that PSG are not done spending this summer, after they smashed the world record to land Neymar from Barcelona for €222million. Real Madrid and Manchester City have been leading the chase for Mbappe all summer, but now look set to lose out to the big spenders backed…

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THIERRY HENRY SPEAKS ON IHEANACHO’S MOVE TO LEICESTER CITY

THIERRY HENRY SPEAKS ON IHEANACHO’S MOVE TO LEICESTER CITY

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, has given his verdict on Kelechi Iheanacho’s transfer from Manchester City to Leicester City. Iheanacho completed a 25 million move last week and has already featured for the Foxes, in their 2-1 win over Borussia Mochengladbach. Henry described the move as “an amazing opportunity” for the Super Eagles forward. He told Sky Sports: “It’s an amazing opportunity for him. I think back to Manuel Pellegrini’s last season at Manchester City….

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UEFA SUPER CUP: WHY MOURINHO GAVE AWAY HIS MEDAL

UEFA SUPER CUP: WHY MOURINHO GAVE AWAY HIS MEDAL

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has explained why he gave away his runners-up medal, after they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. Goals from Casemiro and Isco secured Zinedine Zidane’s side victory in Skopje on Tuesday night, despite Romelu Lukaku’s first competitive United goal for United. After they went up to collect their medals, Mourinho handed his own to a kid in the stands in Macedonia. The Portuguese claims…

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EDEN HAZARD IS READY TO MOVE TO MADRID

EDEN HAZARD IS READY TO MOVE TO MADRID

Eden Hazard is ready to push for a move away from Chelsea and realise his ambition of playing for Real Madrid. Don Balon reports that the Belgium midfielder, who is currently nursing an ankle injury, is desperate to sign for the La Liga champions this summer and will force it to happen. Blues boss, Antonio Conte, last week admitted that there is little he can do to prevent a transfer if Real or Barcelona come…

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COUTINHO WILL BE JOINING BARCELONA TODAY- JORGE RAMOS

COUTINHO WILL BE JOINING BARCELONA TODAY- JORGE RAMOS

ESPN Brazil journalist, Jorge Ramos, said on Twitter that Liverpool attacking midfielder, Phillpe Coutinho will be joining Barcelona today, as both clubs have already reached an agreement. Barca have been working hard to secure several new signings, including Guangzhou Evergrande, midfielder Paulinho, Liverpool Phillpe Coutinho, Juventus attacker, Dybala and a host of others. After Neymar joined French giants, Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of €222m, it is widely reported by Spanish media…

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ALEXIS SANCHEZ ACCEPTS ARSENAL’S DECISION TO REMAIN IN THE CLUB

ALEXIS SANCHEZ ACCEPTS ARSENAL’S DECISION TO REMAIN IN THE CLUB

Alexis Sanchez has accepted Arsenal’s decision to keep him for the last year of his current contract. Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger, has always insisted that he has no plans to sell the 28-year-old and made it clear that he has the board’s backing. According to MirrorSport, Sanchez is now dropping hints to his team-mates and friends that he is now resigned to staying. The Chile international will now leave as a free agent at the…

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