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Baruwa: Why Nigerian keepers fail in Europe

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Abiodun Baruwa, believes poor preparation and the obsession to play in Europe are responsible for the failure of Nigerian goalkeepers in Europe’s top leagues. The former Sturm Graz goalie, capped five times by Nigeria, said failure to learn the goalkeeping trade remained the undoing of the new generation of keepers. “I …

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My passes started and ended Eagles’ ’94 AFCON triumph – Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain and coach Sunday Oliseh talks about his club and national team career, playing in Europe’s top leagues, losing his place at Juventus, winning the 1994 AFCON and 1996 Olympic gold, his unceremonious exit from the Super Eagles and more in this interview with JOHNNY EDWARD How did you start football? Well …

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Obafemi Martins Waiting On Ighalo Before Making Next Move

Former Super Striker, Obafemi Martins is currently training with Shanghai Shenhua in a bid to get a permanent deal at the Chinese club. The 35-year-old started training with Shanghai Shenhua in February, and it was reported in some sections of the Chinese media that the former Newcastle striker was on the verge of replacing Odion …

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Chelsea take concrete steps to complete club-record £107m Kai Havertz transfer

Chelsea news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Tatafo Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Stamford Bridge. Inter Milan are looking to sign Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri Antonio Conte also wants a new loan deal for full-back Victor Moses Chelsea have taken ‘concrete steps’ to sign …

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After Turning Nigeria Down For Denmark, Bournemouth Star Follows Super Eagles on Twitter

Super Eagles could have another famous player in their ranks as Premier League star Phillip Billing is on the verge of having a rethink about international future. In the past few days, several reports have suggested that AFC Bournemouth star Philip Anyanwu Billing has commenced the process of switching allegiance from Denmark to Nigeria because …

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Gary Neville issues stark warning after Troy Deeney decision on return to training (Video)

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has suggested that more players in the Premier League don’t want to return to training with key issues still unclear. As noted by Sky Sports, Watford captain Troy Deeney has already confirmed that he’s informed the club that he won’t be returning to training this week as he has concerns …

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Four Men Arrested In Egypt After Attempting To Rob Store Wearing Salah Masks

Four armed men were arrested by police in Cairo, Egypt using masks of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to disguise their identities to rob a store. The four suspects made the attempt at the store located on Hassanein Heikal Street, in the Nasr City neighbourhood in Cairo. The men tried to escape after being approached by …

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Ronaldo arrives back at Juve as PSG owner hints at stunning transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived back at Juventus for training on Tuesday – as Paris Saint-Germain’s owner hinted at a stunning transfer for the “relentless athlete”. The Portuguese star, 35, has been in quarantine in Turin after spending lockdown in his native Madeira. Ronaldo looked ready to get down to business as he drove to the club’s …

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Lukas Podolski backs Arsenal to complete new signings with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang money

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to be linked with a move away from north London. Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been backed to complete a “dream” move to Real Madrid by former Gunners star Lukas Podolski. Germany legend Podolski understands why Aubameyang would want to move to a club like Real but thinks Arsenal can …

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COVID-19 FALLOUT: Juventus set to offload 4 stars in bid to manage finances

Juventus are prepared to put four high-profile first-team players up for sale at the end of the season as they go about dealing with the financial connotations of the coronavirus pandemic. The club intends to introduce many cut-backs to help mitigate the inevitable impact, with Fabio Paratici, the club’s chief football officer, ready to introduce …

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“I’ve lost my dad and my son is struggling to breath”, Deeneey on why he won’t return to training

Watford captain Troy Deeney has disclosed he not ready to return to training this week. It was announced that premier league clubs are free to start training in groups this week ahead of possible June restart. Deeney however believed it is unwise and unsafe for football to return when the country is still battlling to …

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“I was surprised to win Ligue 1 Best Player ahead of Juninho”- Michael Essien

Former Black Stars and Chelsea star, Michael Essien, has opened up on how shocked he was at winning Ligue 1’s Best Player award in 2005 when he played there for Olympique Lyon. Essien joined Lyon from Bastia in 2003 and went on to make 71 appearances for them including a run in the UEFA Champions …

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Must Read: African players with the Biggest Impact at Arsenal

The Gunners have had their fair share of continental stars represent the club, but which players had the greatest influence? #11 Emmanuel Frimpong The Ghana midfielder came through the youth ranks at Arsenal, but was never more than a peripheral figure at the Emirates Stadium. Instead, he was farmed out on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers, …

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Ex-Arsenal striker recalls 2 occasions Wenger ‘went mental’

Former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere says he recalls only two occasions in which Arsene Wenger got out the hairdryer during his time at the club. Wenger wasn’t known for his outbursts like his rival at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, who had a reputation for giving his players the ‘hairdryer treatment’. However, Wenger did lose …

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Robert Lewandowski makes history as he joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with this impressive stat

Robert Lewandowski makes history as he joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with this impressive stat It’s so easy to take a great goalscorer for granted, but it’s only once you start to break down the numbers that you realise how special certain players are. We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will …

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Most Expensive Goal Keepers Without Bonuses in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues

Barcelona signed Neto in 2019 for a record fee of 26 million Euros, making him the tenth most expensive goalkeeper in his career The world’s ninth most expensive goal keeper is Fransisco Toledo, Inter milan obtained his signature from fiorentina for a 26.5 million euros world record fee. Jordan Pickford is the eighth most expensive …

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Fabregas Speaks Out On Arsenal’s Champions League Final Defeat To Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas has named the 2006 Champions League as the only ‘if only’ moment of his career as Arsenal were beaten by Barcelona, but he still takes the positives from coming so close to European glory. The Spaniard started the Champions League final at the Stade de France shortly after his 19th birthday, playing in …

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Temporary PL Rule Change That Is Great News Arteta, Arsenal Trio

The Premier League’s “Project Restart” plans are beginning to take shape. While there are ongoing debates about the use of neutral venues, what happens if players or coaches contact coronavirus and many other logistical hurdles, there is a growing belief that the Premier League will indeed play out their final 92 matches. For Arsenal, that …

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Eto’o: Mourinho convinced me to sign for Inter with a photo and a message

Samuel Eto’o lifted the lid on how Jose Mourinho unconventionally convinced him to join Inter from Barcelona, while a former teammate also played a big part. The pair enjoyed great success once the Cameroonian made the move, winning the treble in their only season together. “Mourinho convinced me in a simple way,” Eto’o told Gazzetta …

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“I didn’t give a f*** – I knew that now I would become a millionaire” – Ex-Arsenal star on decision to join Barcelona

Former Arsenal star Alex Song has opened up on how his move to Barcelona was largely motivated by money while he recalled a priceless story involving Thierry Henry. The 32-year-old spent seven years with the Gunners between 2005 and 2012, making 215 appearances for the club before joining the Catalan giants. After spending two seasons …

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Argentina’s ‘New Messi’ To Snub Man United Offer Because Of His Idol

Argentina’s “new Lionel Messi” Thiago Almada reportedly set to snub Manchester United’s offer due to his intentions to follow his idol who plays for a different club. The Sun reported Sunday that United is willing to put an impressive offer to sign the 19-year-old, a skilful forward playing for Velez Sarsfield. However, reports claimed that …

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Nigeria International Dennis Emmanuel Could Join Arsenal – Club Brugge Coach Reveals

The manager of Club Brugge says Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure could be on the move this summer with Arsenal reportedly the team heavily interested in his services. Valued at €22 million , he revealed he convinced the 22 year old to sign a contra extension at the club upon his arrival as he was …

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Leke James Deserves To be A Super Eagles Player – Kenneth Omeruo

Super Eagles and Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that Molde FK forward Leke James deserved to have been in the national team set-up, owngoalnigeria reports. Omeruo said that Leke is one player who he really wished was part of the Super Eagles, as he eulogized the qualities of the attacker. The defender …

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