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Ex-Super Eagles, Rayo Vallecano keeper, Agbonavbare, dies of cancer

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G: Former Nigerian goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare Dies

A former Nigeria and Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, has died of cancer at the age of 48. He died on Tuesday morning in a Madrid, Spain, hospital. His former club confirmed his death on the club’s website. The former New Nigeria Bank of Benin goalkeeper played at Rayo from 1990 to 1996 and was […]

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G: Former Nigerian goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare Dies

Former Nigerian International goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare has reportedly lost his battle with cancer. The ex-Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper who had been receiving treatment at a Spanish hospital was said to have died yesterday January 26th. Agbonavbare, who was a member of Nigeria’s U-21 Mexico 1983 Flying Eagles, lost his wife three years ago to breast cancer. […]

5 things we learnt from Manchester City vs Arsenal

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Wenger finally delivers a master class Today is the day most Arsenal fans have been waiting for. When the Frenchman will tactically set up his men against a big team, to grab a result. Last season, the Gunners left themselves exposed and were hammered 6-3. Today, Wenger opted to control City and their waves of […]

AFCON 2015: Winners To Go Home With $10m

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The 16 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of $10 million with the champions earning $1.5 million (1.3m euros, £990,000) the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said. The beaten finalists will receive a million dollars with the other two semi-finalists taking home $750,000 each. A further breakdown […]

Why I’m not moving to Chelsea – Messi

Messi Lionel

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has shot back angrily at rumours that he could leave Barcelona after clashing with coach Luis Enrique and the club’s board, AFP reports. The Argentine was in top form with a goal and two assists as the Catalan giants ended and unsettling week off the field with […]

BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or!

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Cristiano Ronaldo was just named 2014 Ballon d’Or winner ahead of Messi and Neuer…

BREAKING NEWS: Yaya Toure wins African Player of the Year for the 4th year in a row. #GloCafAwards2014

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure wins African Player of the Year for the 4th year in a row. #GloCafAwards2014

Folarin picks Oyedepo as running mate

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Twenty-four hours to the deadline for the final submission of candidates by political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, on Wednesday, unveiled his running mate for the 2015 election, Mr Ezekiel Oyedepo. ADVERTISEMENT Oyedepo was a former chairman of Oriire Local Government Area in the state. Also, […]

AFCON: Why we can’t sack Keshi — NFF finally opens up

Keshi and Amaju

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation have admitted that their hands are tied where Stephen Keshi’s tenure as coach of the Eagles is concerned. Nigerians are calling for the resignation of Keshi following his failure to qualify Nigeria for next year’s AFCON defence of the title he won in 2013. But the Edo born […]

AFCON: I’m still the right man for Eagles- Keshi insists

Stephen Keshi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is adamant that he is the right man to lead the Super Eagles into the future. Disaster struck last week for Nigeria when they failed to qualify for Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament they won in its most recent edition, 2013. Keshi, who was relieved of his duties before being […]


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