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Mikel Obi: How naughty I was at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has admitted he used to be a naughty chap during his early days at Chelsea under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho.
Super Falcons and Barcelona forward Assiat Oshoala was all smiles as she finally got an opportunity to pose for a photo with Argentina international Lionel Messi easily one of the most talked about footballer in the world.

Assiat Oshoala relishes photo outing with Barcelona legend Lionel Messi

Super Falcons and Barcelona forward Assiat Oshoala was all smiles as she finally got an opportunity to pose for a photo with Argentina international Lionel Messi easily one of the most talked about footballer in the world.

FIBA World Cup: Every team in our group is a threat – D’Tigers’ Ike...

Nigeria’s men’s basketball senior national team, D’Tigers’ captain, Ike Diogu, has played down talks of having an easy draw as he says every team in Group B is a threat.
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Morocco frustrated by Lionel Messi’s friendly absence

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) sought clarity regarding Lionel Messi's injury, having been frustrated to learn that Argentina would be without their star man for Tuesday's friendly.
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Diego Maradona slams players and ‘inept’ Argentine FA chief Claudio Tapia after Venezuela defeat

The build-up to Friday's game was dominated by Lionel Messi, who returned from his self-imposed post-World Cup hiatus for the friendly at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened for business on Sunday, with a 3-1 win over Southampton U18s. GETTY IMAGES

Mauricio Pochettino hails ‘dream come true’ as Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium stages first match

Mauricio Pochettino said everyone connected with Tottenham Hotspur “needed to cry” after the club’s new stadium finally staged its first football match.
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Mikel Obi reveals fears over father’s kidnap

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, revealed that he had fears his kidnapped father would be shot as he played against Argentina in Nigeria’s final group game in the 2018 World Cup.
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Lionel Messi ruled out of Argentina’s friendly against Morocco

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Argentina's friendly against Morocco on Tuesday "as a precaution" after suffering a groin injury in the 3-1 defeat by Venezuela.
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Lionel Messi to start Venezuela friendly on Argentina return

Lionel Messi will start Friday’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed.
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Lionel Messi could be cloned using current techniques – genetics scientist

Genetic scientists believe they could clone Lionel Messi in the future by using current scientific practices.
France's Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud: I have no place in Chelsea’s Premier League attack

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has stated he is likely to move back to France at the summer, when his contract expires at the end of the season after growing frustrated by lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.

Lagos among 10 cheapest cities in the world

Lagos is among the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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FIFA clears AZ Alkmaar’s Oussama Idrissi to play for Morocco

Football's world governing body Fifa has given Oussma Idrissi permission to switch international allegiance from the Netherlands to Morocco.

Musa Kida: We’ll be well prepared for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Musa Kida, the President, Nigeria Basketball Federation, on Tuesday said that the national senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, would be well prepared for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.
Manchester City's Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi

Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi out of Argentina squad with ankle injury

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi has withdrawn from the Argentina squad due to an ankle injury, the Argentina FA has confirmed.
Juventus lost their first Serie A game of the season as Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev sealed a memorable 2-0 win for Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.

Juventus suffer first Serie A defeat of the season at Genoa

Juventus lost their first Serie A game of the season as Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev sealed a memorable 2-0 win for Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday.
Sergio Agüero (left) celebrates Man City’s winning goal with Bernardo Silva. John Sibley-Action Images via Reuters

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero told not to slack off by Pep Guardiola

Aguero came off the bench to rescue the Premier League champions from an FA Cup quarter-final upset at Swansea City, heading his 28th goal of the season to seal a 3-2 victory from 2-0 down against the Championship club.

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Nigerian Army, youths play football match in Yobe

Troops of 159 battalion, Nigerian Army, Geidam in Yobe state on Tuesday evening played a football match with youths from the host community to foster understanding in order to defeat the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in Geidam and other parts of Lake Chad.
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Federal government flags off 2019 school census

The Federal Government has flagged of the 2018/2019 annual school census (ASC) for schools in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
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AFCON: Super Eagles to play two more friendlies in June

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendlies in the next FIFA free window in June in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
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Pound rebounds above $1.32 on Brexit deal hopes

Sterling rallied above $1.32 on Tuesday on fresh hope that British Prime Minister Theresa May would avoid a chaotic no-deal Brexit, while global stock markets recovered.
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia, causing concerns for Juventus as a Champions League clash with Ajax looms.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘minor thigh injury’ confirmed by Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a "minor thigh injury" in Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia on Monday, Juventus have confirmed.