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    JUST IN: Cameroon defeats Egypt to win 5th AFCON title

Cameroon has won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Egypt 2-1.For the first time in three AFCON final meetings, Cameroon trumped Egypt to win the West African country’s fifth continental title.They had lost twice in the final to the North Africans in 1986 and 1998.Egypt took the lead in the 22nd minute but Cameroon equalised in the 59th […]

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    NPFL: Plateau United maintain top spot as MFM beat Sunshine Stars

Plateau United’s unbeaten start to the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) continued on Sunday as they forced hosts, Nasarawa United, to a goalless draw.The stalemate ensured Plateau United maintained their top spot on the table.The Jos-based team is yet to lose a game after six matches and have a point’s lead at the top of the table with MFM closely behind […]

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    Iheanacho missing as Jesus saves City

A Fernando Gabriel Jesus brace helped Manchester City overcome Swansea 2-1 at the Etihad stadium on Sunday.As Jesus continues to shine for the Citizens, Nigerian starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho, remained frozen out by coach Pep Guardiola.While the Manchester City team was extremely dominant in the first 45 minutes, they had only Jesus’ early goal to show for their efforts at the […]

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    Cameroon vs Egypt: A tough AFCON final to call

The final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is undeniably a tough one for football experts and bookmakers to call.Taking place on Sunday at the stade de l’Amitié, Libreville, Gabon, the clash is between two of the strongest teams in Africa.After their performance in the group stage, Cameroon was not expected to go far in the tournament, but […]

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    Moses shines, Iwobi quiet as Chelsea thrash Arsenal

Nigerian, Victor Moses, was lively as Chelsea avenged their early-season defeat in the hands of Arsenal with an emphatic 3-1 win victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.Arsenal started the game with purpose and intensity but a lapse in concentration defensively cost them early on as Chelsea took the lead through Marcos Alonso’s controversial goal.Although Arsenal could have equalised, they […]

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    Cameroon stop Ghana’s 35-year quest for Afcon gold

Cameroon defeated Ghana 2-0 to move to the final of the African Cup of Nations 2017 where they will meet Egypt on Saturday.The loss, for Ghana’s black stars, means their wait for another nations cup gold continues.They last won the tournament in 1982.The game started on a very fast pace as Cameroon, noted for starting slowly and being defensive, came […]

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    Frank Lampard retires from football — ‘after 21 incredible years’

Frank Lampard, former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City and England midfielder, has announced his retirement from professional football.Lampard, who earned 106 caps for England, left New York City FC in November after his contract expired.The Chelsea all-time record goalscorer on Thursday took to his social media accounts to announce his decision to retire despite receiving “a number of exciting offers […]

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    Egypt defeat Burkina Faso to book final place

Egypt, seven-time champions of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), are through to the final of the 2017 edition of the competition, holding in Gabon.The team defeated Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties at Libreville stadium.Essam El Hadary, the oldest goalkeeper in the competition, was the hero of the game, as he saved Herve Koffi and Bertrand Traore’s penalty kicks.It was […]

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    Dalung to bury wife, Briskila, on February 4

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, will bury his late wife on Saturday at Sabongida, Langtang south local government area of Plateau state.Dalung confirmed this in a statement signed in Abuja on Wednesday by Tolu Makinde, the director of information in the ministry.According to the statement, Dalung is still in pain over the demise of his wife.The minister […]

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    Odion Ighalo joins Mikel Obi in Chinese Super League

Watford FC has confirmed the sale of Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, to Changchun Yatai.Ighalo joins the Chinese Super League side for a reported fee of £20m.The farewell message on Watford FC website said:”It’s been in the offing – Odion Ighalo has completed his move to China with Changchun Yatai after a century of appearances and 40 goals in yellow.””Thank you, […]

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