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Rakitic: Croatian product made in Switzerland

Rakitic: Croatian product made in Switzerland

Faced with a choice between Switzerland, where he was born, and Croatia, the homeland of his parents, Ivan Rakitic made a painstaking decision that saw the midfielder line up against France in Sunday’s World Cup final. Swiss football is brimming with players of dual nationality such as former youth international Rakitic, whose loyalties are often […] …

Russia 2018: Hopes dashed again as Africa’s World Cup woes continue

Russia 2018: Hopes dashed again as Africa’s World Cup woes continue

Africa recorded yet another disastrous outing at the just-concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia, no thanks to several factors that have perennially confined the continent to football’s backwaters, reports ’TANA AIYEJINA The overwhelming rave reviews the recent triumph by France’s squad, made up majorly of players of African descent, at the just-concluded 2018 World Cup […] …

Bayern beat PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly

Bayern beat PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly

Bayern Munich hit three second-half goals as they beat French titlists Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, on Saturday in a friendly in Klagenfurt, Austria. PSG were without their World Cup winners, but they did start Adrien Rabiot, who refused to serve as a reserve for the French squad. Bayern were without their legion of German internationals, despite […] …

Nigeria thrash Mauritania 5-0, qualify for 2019 AYC

Nigeria thrash Mauritania 5-0, qualify for 2019 AYC

The Flying Eagles on Saturday affirmed their superiority over their Mauritanian counterpart by defeating them 5-0 to qualify for the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations. The match was played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria was quick to take off from where they stopped a week ago in the first leg match of […] …

Lagos to host 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Lagos to host 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers

The Federation of International Basketball (FIBA Africa), has announced Lagos, for the second time, as the host of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers. The Nigeria Basketball Federation said that the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifier 4th round was billed to take place between Sept. 14 and Sept. 16, at the Indoor Sports […] …

Monaco’s Diakhaby signs three-year contract with Huddersfield

Monaco’s Diakhaby signs three-year contract with Huddersfield

Huddersfield on Friday signed the former France Under-21 striker, Adama Diakhaby, from Monaco for an undisclosed fee. Diakhaby has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League club after completing a medical earlier this week. [READ ALSO] 2019 elections: Police anti-bomb unit to focus on North-East, Niger Delta, South-East The 22-year-old joined Monaco from Rennes last […] …

Odegbami guns for Governor

Chief Segun Odegbami declared for the Labour Party during the week. Here is Odegbami’s political diary, as recorded by the footballer-turned politician himself.
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