Saturday, March 23, 2019

Real Madrid making moves to appoint Solari on permanent basis – RFEF

Santiago Solari will become Real Madrid’s permanent coach until the end of the season, according to papers filed with the Spanish football association, the sports channel ESPN reported on Monday.
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Monaco boss backs Henry after dismal start

Monaco’s owners have backed Thierry Henry as coach, just hours after his side were beaten 4-0 by Paris St Germain to extend Henry’s winless run to six games.
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Etebo Delighted To Be Fit Again, Back In Action

By Johnny Edward: Stoke City midfielder, Peter Oghenekaro Etebo, is delighted to be back in action fully fit for club and country, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Etebo played for 76 minutes as Stoke City forced Nottingham Forest to an enthralling away goalless draw in their English Championship match at the City Ground on Saturday. He was replaced […]
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Baxter Confident Key Players Williams, Serero Will Be Fit For Bafana – Eagles Clash

Bafana Bafana of South Africa head coach, Stuart Baxter, is hopeful that the duo of Ronwen Williams and Thulani Serero will be fully fit for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Baxter has had to re-arrange his squad due to injuries to several of his […]
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Proptech to drive Residential Growth in Nigeria Abdulhakeem Sadiq APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest...

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Omeruo, Idowu, Chukwueze To Hit Super Eagles Camp Tuesday For Bafana Clash

By Adeboye Amosu: The trio of Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze are expected to hit the Super Eagles camp in Asaba for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Omeruo, who is on loan at Spanish club, CD Leganes from Chelsea […]
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Remembrance Day 2018 luncheon in Ghana to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice...

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Northeast Nigeria: Urgent need for improved hygiene facilities to combat deadly cholera outbreaks APO...

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Former Super Falcons midfielder Ameh-Otache dies at 33

Before her death, the former midfielder had been battling with a rare muscular disease . The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the passing of former Super Falcons midfielder Ajuma Ameh-Otache who died at the age of 33. Ameh-Otachewon the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) with the Super Falcons of Nigeria in 2004 and also the country at both the Olympic games and the Africa Games in the same year.”We are sad to hear of the sudden passing of former Nigeria midfielder, African Women’s Championship winner, Olympian, Ajuma Otache who passed on Saturday,” the NFF announced on Twitter.  “Our thoughts are with her young family. May her soul rest in peace.”Before her death, the former midfielder had been battling with a rare muscular disease and died around midday on Saturday, November 10. She is survived by husband Peter Otache and three children. Ameh-Otache made her name playing for Pelican Stars in Calabar and became a coach after her playing career. She worked with the Nigeria’s women U-17 team and later made headlines with her success in charge of a male side in the Nationwide League One .

Vantage-backed companies win prestigious awards from the South African private equity industry association APO...

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UEFA Nations League Preview: Belgium Meet Iceland Looking For Three More Points

Meanwhile, Austria host Bosnia while Hungary welcome Estonia in continental competition International week is upon us once again, and in Europe at least that means competitive fixtures with the UEFA Nations League. This coming Thursday (15 November) sees Belgium looking to score victory over Iceland, while Austria will welcome Bosnia and Hungary host Estonia.   […]
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Emery: Why I Subbed Off Iwobi At Halftime Vs Wolves

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has explained why he hurled off Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi at halftime in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Emery brought on Matteo Guendouzi for Iwobi in the second half as Arsenal fought back to earn a draw in the encounter. The Spaniard revealed that Iwobi was […]
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Cavani Bags Hat-Trick As Perfect PSG Thrash Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani scores a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Paris Saint-Germain on November 11, 2018 at the “Louis II Stadium” in Monaco. VALERY HACHE / AFP
 
Thierry Henry’s disastrous start as coach of Monaco continued on Sunday as Edinson Cavani’s VAR-assisted hat-trick helped Paris Saint-Germain to an easy 4-0 win that saw them extend their perfect record in Ligue 1 this season.
Neymar netted a penalty to complete PSG’s victory, as they made it 13 wins from 13 league games under Thomas Tuchel, further stretching their start to the season that is a record in France and in Europe’s so-called big five leagues.
The result for them came after a week marred by revelations from French investigative website Mediapart that youth scouts at PSG had subjected potential signings to racial profiling for several years.
But while they go 13 points clear of second-placed Lille at the Ligue 1 summit, the club who have been their main challengers continued their deeply worrying slump, with Henry again left to look on helplessly from the touchline.
Champions in 2017, Monaco are in the relegation zone and five points away from outright safety having failed to win in six matches in all competitions since the Arsenal and France great took charge.
The principality side have now gone 16 games without a win, with this result following a 4-0 home reverse against Club Brugge which knocked them out of the Champions League.
They are on their worst run in France’s top flight in 32 years, at a time when Football Leaks claims about their Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches and the arrest of their Russian billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev on corruption charges have cast a further shadow over the club.
 Injury curse 
Henry has picked up a squad who have been cursed by injuries, and here he was missing a dozen players due either to injury or suspension at kick-off.
Belgian international Nacer Chadli lasted just 20 minutes before coming off hurt, and his replacement Jordi Mboula pulled up with a hamstring injury at the start of the second half.
The average age of his bench here was under 19, while his starting line-up featured a 17-year-old debutant in defence in Benoit Badiashile. It was little wonder, then, that PSG — themselves showing six changes following their Champions League draw at Napoli — found the going so easy.
They went ahead in the fourth minute when Neymar drove the ball across goal for Cavani to convert.
The goal was initially disallowed before being given by the Video Assistant Referee, and the same thing happened in the 11th minute when Cavani turned the ball in again after the flag was wrongly raised for an offside against Moussa Diaby.
In contrast to those two goals, a fine Julian Draxler finish in first-half stoppage time was initially given before being disallowed on review.
However, Diaby squared for Cavani to complete his hat-trick in the 54th minute, and Neymar then rolled in a penalty after Kylian Mbappe had been fouled by France teammate Djibril Sidibe.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Lucas Ocampos and Adil Rami scored as Marseille bounced back from a run of four straight defeats to beat Dijon 2-0 on an emotional afternoon at the Velodrome.
A minute’s silence was held before kick-off in memory of the eight people killed when two buildings collapsed in the southern French city on Monday.
The result lifted Marseille up to sixth in the table, back to within three points of third-placed Montpellier, who beat them 3-0 last weekend.
Bordeaux were held to a goalless draw at home by Caen, while Rennes drew 1-1 with local rivals Nantes.
AFP
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Mourinho: United Fighting For EPL Top 4, Not Title

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United are in no position to speak about the title, with a derby defeat to Manchester City leaving them 12 points off the pace and chasing a top-four finish. The Portuguese saw his side suffer a 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with that result representing a fourth reversal […]
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Troost-Ekong Makes Serie A Team Of The Week

By Johnhy Edward: Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has been named in the Whosored’s Serie A Team of the Week for matchday-12, for the first time this season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Troost-Ekong who made his 12th start for Udinese in their 2-1 loss to Empoli away on Sunday was one of the Zebrette’s standout players in […]
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