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Tammy Abraham to earn £50,000 per week in improved contract

Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham is on the verge of landing a boost on his Chelsea contract it has been revealed. The 21 year old who made his Three Lions debut in their 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in the Euro Qualifiers is about to get his per week wage shot up to £50,000. Abraham has been prolific for the Blues this season netting nine goals in 11 appearances and the reviewed contract is seen as a reward for hard work. Abraham’s contract officially expires in June 2022 but…

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Footballers more likely to suffer dementia over ball heading

Every profession has its own hazards and footballers are not left out.  Aside from the possibility of sustaining injuries in the course of play, a new research has also found that the possibility of developing dementia and other diseases after football cannot be ruled out. The report released Monday indicates that former footballers are approximately three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population. The report commissioned by the Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association, assessed the medical records of 7,676 men…

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Alleged $9.5m FIFA Grant : Court fixes Dec. 16 for AGF report

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday fixed Dec. 16 for the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to report on the harmonisation of the cases against some NFF officials in the alleged misappropriation of 9.5 million dollars FIFA grant. Justice Peter Affen had earlier fixed Oct. 22 for ruling in the application filed by the EFCC , to join the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi EFCC dragged three officials of Federation before the court in an alleged 9.5 million…

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The 30-Man Ballon d’Or: Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk listed

France Football have released a 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk favourites for the coveted gong. The Ballon d’Or has been awarded by the French magazine since 1956 and sees their editorial staff put together the initial 30-man shortlist. Last year, Luka Modric ended seven years of Ronaldo and Messi dominance when he scooped the award for winning a third Champions League in a row with Real Madrid – as well as captaining Croatia to the World Cup final.…

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Champions League: Dennis, Okereke set for PSG challenge

It will be a handful for the duo of Emmanuel Dennis and Chidozie Okereke as Club Brugge host PSG in the Champions league on Tuesday. Dennis who was part of the Super Eagles squad that played friendly matches against Ukraine and Brazil respectively was on fire against Real Madrid in the Champions league early this month and will be hoping to replicate his killer form at the an Breydelstadion. Dennis grabbed a brace against Madrid in the tie that ended 2-2. Brugge are heading into Tuesday match on the heels…

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Delta wins Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup

Delta State has won the 10th edition of the Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo Cup with five gold, two silver and two bronze medals which ended on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Kebbi came second with three gold, three silver and three bronze medals, while Kano came in third position with three gold and one bronze medal. Lagos finished fourth with two gold, five silver and six bronze medals. Nigeria Army came in joint fifth position with FCT two gold, two silver and two bronze. Q-Madi TKD Club, Oyo, Akwa…

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Two major reasons why I retired from National team – Mikel

Former Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel has underscored two major reasons he decided to retire from international football shortly after the last Nations Cup in Egypt. The Trabzonspor midfielder, who led the Eagles to third place finish in Egypt, said the first reason was to pave way for younger players and the need to soft pedal since he no longer has many years of football ahead of him after close to two decades romance with the round leather game. Mikel who revealed recently that it would be fun however…

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Anthony Joshua will regain title in Saudi Arabia -Eddie Hearn

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is optimistic Anthony Joshua can regain the world titles he surrendered in the June shocking defeat by Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz jnr. He hinged his confidence on the caliber of helpers that have been recruited to help the Nigeria born British boxer prepare for the all-important December 7 re-match in Saudi Arabia. He believes the sparring partners helping to tinker Joshua into shape for the showdown are equal to the task. ‘It’s madness. There’s eight weeks to go, and he’s been in camp for four weeks…

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AFCON QUALIFIERS: Rohr fine-tunes list for Benin, Lesotho

Coach Gernot Rohr has said that the squads that played the friendly games against Ukraine and Brazil will be considered for the next month African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Speaking with NationSport, Rohr hinted about the likelihood of recalling some of most trusted lieutenants for the upcoming international fixtures, stating also that some players that have returned from injury would also be called up for the game. “Now what would happen with all these injured players back? If Musa can come back, if Ola Aina…

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Dare to unveil 2020 NSF logo, team song in Benin

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare will today unveil the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) logo and team song in Benin, Edo State to begin the countdown of the Games bill for March next year. Before the unveiling scheduled for Edo State Government House, the Minister will inspect facilities at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium where the majority of the events will take place. The Minister will also visit other designated venues outside the stadium where other events like shooting, cricket and other outdoor games will take place.…

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