Former Arsenal Captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Retires From International Football

Gabon captain and Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international football, a fortnight before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign begins. The 32-year-old made a total of 68 appearances for the Panthers and scored 29 goals, making him the nation’s all-time leading scorer. The Gabon Football Federation (Fegafoot) said it had received a letter from Aubameyang announcing his decision. “After 13 years of representing my country with pride, I would like to tell you that I am ending my international career,” the former Arsenal star wrote. “I…

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EPL To Make Plans For Title Presentation In Both Etihad, Anfield Stadiums

Premier League officials have confirmed they will set up identical presentations at the Etihad Stadium and at Anfield as the title race has gone down to the wire. It looked as though the title race was over when Southampton led Liverpool on Tuesday evening as a victory for the Saints would have handed the title to Manchester City.  However, Jurgen Klopp’s side fought back to win 2-1. Therefore, the winners of the 2021-2022 Premier League season will be decided following City’s clash with Aston Villa and Liverpool’s game against Wolves.…

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MTN Nigeria Joins Okpekpe International 10km Road Race Sponsorship

MTN Nigeria has joined the growing list of blue-chip companies who have identified with the historic, World Athletics Elite Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. Race Director, Zack Amodu, confirmed yesterday that MTN, the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Nigeria has affirmed its support for the eighth edition of the race which holds on Saturday May 28, 2022, in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State. “We are delighted to have MTN identify with the first World Athletics label road race in West Africa and I think it is only fitting…

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New Beginning: Super Eagles Now Have A New Head Coach

At long last, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Mr Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of Nigeria’s senior men national team, the Super Eagles. The appointment takes immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro. José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62, is a Portuguese, who played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. An…

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Pay Gernot Rohr Off, FIFA Directs Nigeria Football Federation

Ademola Olajire, Director of Communication, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has explained why world football governing body FIFA ordered the NFF to pay former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, compensation after the federation parted ways with the German last December. Olajire revealed this on a WhatsApp platform, ‘Family United By Sports.’ FIFA Monday ordered the NFF to pay the former Eagles coach $377,879.46 (N157m) in compensation after he was shown the exit door just a month before the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January. Despite moves by the NFF…

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Arsenal Beat Struggling Leeds United 2 – 1 At Emirates To Remain On Drivers Seat Of Top Four Race

Arsenal took a huge step towards securing Champions League football next season as they saw off an ill-disciplined Leeds United, with the 10-man visitors dropping into the Premier League relegation zone. It was a fourth successive win for Mikel Arteta’s side and one that puts them firmly in the driving seat for a top-four spot before Thursday’s north London derby at Tottenham. But Leeds’ early capitulation was entirely of their own making, with goalkeeper Illan Meslier gifting the hosts an opener before captain Luke Ayling was sent off for a…

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Finally, Chelsea Agree Terms With LA Dodgers’ Boehly

After weeks and months of back-and-forth Chelsea Football Club of England have agreed terms on the £4.25bn ($5.2bn) sale of the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team. The club was put up for sale before owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned for his alleged links to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine. A Chelsea statement on Saturday said the new owners will pay £2.5bn for the club’s shares. The proceeds will go into a frozen bank account to be…

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Arsenal Managers Arteta, Eideval Sign Contract Extensions

Arsenal men’s manager Mikel Arteta and women’s boss Jonas Eidevall have signed new contracts with the Gunners. Arteta was appointed in December 2019 and his new deal runs until the end of the 2024-25 campaign. Eidevall joined the London club last summer and his contract extension takes him to the end of the 2023-24 season. Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, whose father Stan owns the club, said the deals provide “stability and clarity for the future”. Arteta has guided his side to fourth in the Premier League as they try to…

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Crowdfunding: FIFA Moves Against Feyenoord’s Dessers Transfer Fee

The world football-governing body FIFA has stepped into the controversy caused by the decision of supporters of Dutch side Feyenoord to contribute Genk’s asking fee for their prized Nigerian forward, Cyriel Dessers. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, has banned Feyenoord from crowd-funding the €4 million transfer fee needed to acquire the services of Nigerian striker on permanent basis. Dessers has spent the last eight months at Feyenoord on loan from Belgian side KRC Genk. But a clause in his temporary contract makes the Rotterdammers obliged to cough out…

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Football: Real Madrid Wins 35th Spanish La Liga Title

Even with four more games to play in the ongoing campaign, Carlo Ancelotti and his Real Madrid team has made history at the weekend as the first manager to win all the five top major leagues in Europe as Real Madrid defeated Espanyol 4-0 to win the La Liga title. Before he made the latest history with Real Madrid, Ancelotti has also won titles in Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, the Premier League in England and the German Bundesliga. Two goals from Rodrygo and strikes from Marco Asensio and…

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