We’re not just professional on set-pieces’ – Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss

We’re not just professional on set-pieces’ – Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss

The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer Nigeria’s only undoing against Croatia was defending set-pieces and not the tactical approach, according to coach Gernot Rohr. The Super Eagles failed to break their World Cup opening game jinx with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty, both coming off mistakes from corner kicks, condemning them to a 2-0 defeat at the Kaliningrad Stadium. The west African side have now failed to win their first games at…

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Ghana Dissolves Football Association Amid Corruption Claims

Ghana Dissolves Football Association Amid Corruption Claims

Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”. Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football. He has not commented on the allegations. Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been “dissolved with immediate effect”, GhanaWeb reported. Correspondents say the undercover investigation by controversial journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas has raised questions about the nature of football in Africa. His documentary, entitled When Greed and Corruption Become…

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GTBank – Lagos State Principals Cup Season 9 Enters Group Stage

GTBank – Lagos State Principals Cup Season 9 Enters Group Stage

The draws for the 2018 Principals Cup football competition held at the Corporate Head Office of Guaranty Trust Bank on Thursday 31st May 2018. The season began on April 17, 2018 with zonal preliminaries which featured 594 Teams from 335 Schools in the male and female categories. The competition is open to Schools from the 6 educational districts in Lagos State. A total of 586 matches were played during the zonal preliminaries with 1,448 goals scored. Thirty Two (32) of these teams – 16 each from the two categories qualified…

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Nigeria’s World Cup kit sells out on first day

Nigeria’s World Cup kit sells out on first day

Nigeria may not be favourites for the World Cup, but they seem to have won fans over with their new kit for Russia. Three million people pre-ordered replica shirts, according to the Nigeria Football Federation, and shoppers queued outside Nike’s flagship store in London on Friday to try to get their hands on the clothing. The home and away shirts, priced at £64.95, were sold out on the sportswear giant’s website soon after they were released. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi is among the players who modelled the kit, which was first…

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BREAKING: Zidane Resigns as Real Madrid Manager

BREAKING: Zidane Resigns as Real Madrid Manager

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid today. The Frenchman announced his decision after calling for an impromptu press conference following a meeting with club President Florentino Perez. While the reason for the presser was not given, most of the Spanish news outlets had already come to the conclusion that Zidane had resigned. And it was proved right by the French great who confirmed the decision to step down. Zidane enjoyed sensational success with the Los Blancos in two and a half years, winning the Champions League thrice…

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Raheem’s M16 assault rifle tattoo sparks criticism

Raheem’s M16 assault rifle tattoo sparks criticism

Man City star, Raheem Sterling, has triggered the fury of anti-gun campaigners by unveiling a new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle on his right leg. Sterling posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates at St George’s Park, with  the  tattoo on his  right calf clearly visible. They called for the striker, 23, to be dropped from the England World Cup squad, with one saying: “That tattoo is sick.” An anti-gun campaigning mother  whose son was shot dead said Sterling’s new tattoo is “an absolute disgrace.” Lucy…

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Bale Stars in Kiev as Real Madrid Win 13th Champions League

Bale Stars in Kiev as Real Madrid Win 13th Champions League

Gareth Bale came off the bench to score one of the great goals in Champions League history and add to Loris Karius’ personal ordeal by sealing Real Madrid’s third consecutive European title with a 3-1 win over Liverpool. Much of the pre-match build-up centred on the anticipated battle between star forwards Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo in Kiev, but the duel was cut short before the half hour when Liverpool’s talisman suffered an apparent shoulder injury. The 25-year-old landed awkwardly on his left shoulder after grappling with Sergio Ramos, while…

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Coach warns girls not to visit Super Eagles’ camp in Russia

Coach warns girls not to visit Super Eagles’ camp in Russia

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles Coach, has said that only wives and children of the players would be allowed into the team’s camp during the World Cup in Russia. According to him, the measures are aimed at avoiding distraction and instill discipline in camp during the World Cup. He, however, noted that although other players may not be able to pay fares for their wives to visit them in camp, the captain, Mikel Obi, who married a Russian woman, would be given the freedom to see his wife after the match….

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Ronaldinho set to marry two women

Ronaldinho set to marry two women

Ronaldinho, Brazilian football legend is reportedly set to marry two women at the same time. The Samba ace will tie the knot in August with his pair of “fiancées”, Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza. The two women have been living “harmoniously” with the former Barcelona star since December at his £5m Rio de Janeiro mansion, according to reports. Ronaldinho started dating Beatriz in 2016, but continued his relationship with Priscilla, which began several years earlier. According to reports, both lovers receive an “allowance” of around £1,500 from the footballer to…

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