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Xavi: Neymar needs to mature to reach Lionel Messi’s level

The former Barcelona midfielder was asked to assess the merits of his two ex-team-mates and, although he remains a fan of Neymar, thinks Messi is a step ahead at the current time.
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In Pictures: Maradona wins first game in Mexico as coach of Dorados

Diego Maradona won on his Mexican coaching debut on Monday, as the Argentine legend's new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.
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Diego Maradona seeks rebirth in Mexican club

Argentine legend Diego Maradona described his decision to coach second-division Mexican club Dorados as a rebirth after years battling addictions, as he officially became the team’s new manager Monday.
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Maradona’s new club owned by powerful clan with shady ties

The latest chapter in Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's colorful career will be coaching Mexican second-division club Dorados, a team owned by a powerful family that has faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking.
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Diego Maradona upset at not being considered for Argentina job

Diego Maradona has expressed his disappointment over not being considered by the media as a candidate for the Argentina job.
Diego Maradona was repeatedly shown on television during Argentina’s victory against Nigeria at the St Petersburg Stadium. Sergio Perez|Reuters

Diego Maradona hit by blood pressure after Nigeria, Argentina match

Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.

Signs bad for Lionel Messi’s last chance to emulate Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist.

Headies: Davido, Simi, Wizkid win most awards

Davido has won the Artist of the Year award at the 12th edition of the Headies Awards which ended on Sunday morning at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Diego Maradona leaves job in UAE after failing to secure promotion

Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division club Al Fujairah on Friday after his team failed to gain promotion.

Headies 2018: Full list of nominees

The music awards academy released this year’s nomination list on its Instagram page after shortlisting thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).

Etim Esin reveals missing 1994 World Cup forced him to drugs

Etim ‘Maradona’ Esin has opened up on the many controversies that dogged his once promising career – from going into drugs after he did not make the 1994 World Cup to the rape case that forced him to flee Belgium.

Diego Maradona: VAR wouldn’t have denied my Hand of God

Diego Maradona has welcomed an increased use of technology in football but scoffed at suggestions VAR would have denied his iconic 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup.

What exactly is Babangida saying?

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable.

Davido wins big at Soundcity MVP Awards

The 2017 Edition of Soundcity MVP Awards which held at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, ended on Saturday morning.

I have lost faith in CAF Awards – Godwin Izilien

Former handler of the Super Falcons and National U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, Coach Godwin Izilien, says the Confederations of African Football (CAF) Awards held in Accra, Ghana, last week fell short of expectations of the people in many ways.

Ex-Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde tips George Weah to succeed in Liberia

Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has congratulated Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah, saying the former World Footballer of the Year will make a good leader for the West African country.

Diego Maradona backs Mohamed Salah to beat Victor Moses, Sadio Mane to BBC African...

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has backed Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to win the 2017 BBC African Player of the Year ahead of Nigeria winger Victor Moses and three other nominees.

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