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Saraki, others to watch Super Eagles match in Volgograd — NFF

Saraki, others to watch Super Eagles match in Volgograd — NFF

Some top Nigerian leaders and politicians are to watch the Super Eagles Group D second match against the Strakkamir Okkarr (Our Boys) of Iceland in the ongoing World Cup in Russia. It has been established according the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that Nigeria’s number three man, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will attend the big match.

BREAKING: Croatia thrash Argentina 3-0

Argentina slipped to the brink of an embarrassing World Cup group-stage exit on Thursday after Croatia beat the South Americans 3-0 to progress to the last 16. A goalkeeping howler from Willy Caballero allowed Ante Rebic to give Croatia a 53rd-minute lead, and late goals from Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic left Lionel Messi and

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported. Kanu, 41, who captained the Nigerian national team and played for Arsenal and Inter Milan, was robbed as he transferred to a flight to

Breaking: Zidane resigns as Real Madrid boss

Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss, five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph, claiming the club needs “a different voice”. Zidane told a news conference that “everything changes” and “that’s why I took this decision”. He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive

Messi overtakes Ronaldo

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has overtaken a Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario among the top goalscorers in South American history. He now needs only 14 more goals to become the all-time record scorer, according to Soccer Laduma. The Argentine netted a hat-trick in his side’s 4-0 friendly win over Haiti on Wednesday morning, taking his overall

NFF organises seminar for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it has concluded arrangements for a seminar on wealth creation, investments and portfolio management for players and officials of the Super Eagles. Malam Shehu Dikko, NFF second Vice-President/Chairman of Strategy Committee, said on the organisation’s website, thenff.com, that the seminar would take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

Ronaldo wants Real to pay his £26.45m fine

CRISTIANO Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants them to pay his fine to the Spanish tax office, according to The Sun. The former Manchester United man was hit with a charge for allegedly defrauding the government of £13m last year. And El Confidencial reports that, as things stand, he has struck a deal to

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