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Victor Ikpeba: Francis Uzoho will be Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper in Russia

Former Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba has claimed that Francis Uzoho will be the country’s first-choice goalkeeper at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

DStv, GOtv to air all Nigerian friendly matches ahead of Russia 2018

DStv and GOtv subscribers will have front row seats to watch the Nigerian friendly matches in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June on 14. The Nigerian friendly matches are exclusive to SuperSport, the world of champions.

FIFA women’s rankings: Nigeria drops to 38th position, U.S retains top spot

Germany dropped out of the top two in the FIFA women’s rankings for the first time since 2009 after a poor run of results while the United State retained top spot.

Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi matured enough to lead Argentina to glory in Russia

FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has the talent and maturity to carry Argentina’s hopes of a successful 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign this year, the national team’s manager Jorge Sampaoli says.

Spanish police rescue Nigerian girls sold for sex after voodoo threats

Spanish police have rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and forced them into prostitution after threatening them with black magic, Europol announced on Thursday.

European police break major Nigerian human trafficking ring

The European Union's law enforcement agency says police have smashed a Nigerian organised crime ring in one of the largest European operations against human trafficking.

Jorge Sampaoli: Sergio Aguero to miss clash with Italy

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not be fit enough to face Italy at the Etihad on Friday.

The best for Antoine Griezmann would be to stay at Atletico – Diego Costa

Diego Costa has told team-mate Antoine Griezmann he is best off staying at Atletico Madrid.

Prosecutor seeks five-year jail for Xabi Alonso over tax fraud

Spain’s prosecutor said on Wednesday it was seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of 4 million euros (£3.5 million) for former soccer player Xabi Alonso over accusations of tax fraud.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I always believe nobody is better than me

Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is — and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude.

Police free Mali consul’s wife after held by man in Barcelona

Police on Monday freed the wife of Mali's honorary consul in Barcelona after a man from the African country seeking to be allowed out of Spain held her for five hours, police said.

Gonzalo Higuain: Spain, Italy good test Argentina’s World Cup preparations

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain reckons the upcoming international friendlies against Spain and Italy will reveal La Albiceleste’s true potentials ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which kicks off in Russia in June.

Pedro Rodriguez halts slide, sends Chelsea into FA Cup semi-finals

Pedro Rodriguez came off the bench to halt Chelsea's slide with an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Sunday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Super Eagles’ Polish camp to open on Monday

The camp of the Super Eagles will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Poland, the Nigeria Football Federation have announced in a press release.

Lionel Messi: ‘I try not to be so selfish’ and more of a team...

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says he has become less selfish and has evolved into more of a team player.

Rafa Benitez: 40 points enough to secure Premier League safety for Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez believes 40 points will be enough to secure their Premier League status with his side eight points off that target.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata left out of Spain squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has not made the Spain squad for this month's friendlies against Germany and Argentina.

Venus Williams sets up semi-final clash with Daria Kasatkina

Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams reached the WTA Indian Wells semi-finals for the first time since 2001 on Thursday by routing Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-2.


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Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

Former England boss Mark Sampson threatened official with pole – UEFA

Former England women's coach Mark Sampson was being investigated for intimidating a female UEFA official with a metal pole at the 2017 European Championship before he was fired, the European governing body said on Friday.

William Troost-Ekong captains Super Eagles against Poland

Bursaspor of Turkey defender William Troost-Ekong will captain the Super Eagles against Poland in tonight’s World Cup warm-up.

MURIC: Return of Dapchi schoolgirls, an indictment of ex-President Jonathan

The Muslim Rights Concern has hailed the return of the Dapchi schoolgirls, saying it shows a difference between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and that of his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, under whose watch about 300 schoolgirls in Chibok were taken away in 2014.

Court orders destruction of N30 million fake polish in Anambra

A large quantity of fake Kiwi Polish worth about N30 million has been destroyed in Anambra State following an order by an Onitsha High Court presided over by Justice I U Ndigwe.