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Guardiola backs Catalonia independence, dedicates win to jailed separatists

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain. “This win is dedicated to them,” Guardiola told reporters at

Victor Moses out for four weeks

Super Eagles and Chelsea striker, Victor Moses is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a hamstring injury. The injury could force the Chelsea star out of Nigeria’s dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier

Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley puts club up for sale

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to end his controversial reign after putting the Premier League club up for sale on Monday. Mike Ashley Ashley has been a polarising figure at Newcastle since taking over at

Goalkeeper dies after on-pitch collision with teammate

Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate. Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time

Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first

A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity,

Toure pledges help to fight racism at World Cup

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has warned that the World Cup in Russia could be a “big mess” if the tournament is blighted by racism, but vowed to help tackle the problem. The 34-year-old Toure has personal

Gernot Rohr plans new team for Russia 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles’ Technical Manager, Gernot Rohr has revealed his plans to build a formidable team before the Russia 2018 World Cup. The coach believes some of the current players in the Super Eagles are not the materials

Moment of truth as Argentina seek World Cup berth

The once unfathomable prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina could become reality on Tuesday as South America’s thrilling 2018 qualification battle reaches its climax. Two years after Argentina kicked off their troubled campaign

Eagles qualify for sixth world cup

Again, Iwobi Is Zambia’s Nemesis Victory Over Zambia ‘Very Sweet’ – Buhari Nigeria, yesterday, became the first African nation to book a place in next year’s FIFA World Cup, after beating boastful Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 at

Fashola to represent Buhari at Nigeria, Zambia match

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the disclosure