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Nigerian FA and Sunday Oliseh embroiled in row

The Nigerian Football Federation and former national team coach Sunday Oliseh have traded insults following the latter’s resignation. Oliseh quit on Thursday, blaming contract violations and unpaid wages. On its website the NFF said it “categorically denies the allegations” and accused Oliseh of not reciprocating the respect it showed him. “We find it strange that Mr Oliseh waited to receive ...

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Amadu Nurudeen walks out of Aduana Stars job

Amadu Nurudeen has resigned from his post as head coach of Aduana Stars FC. He lay down his tools only 24 hours after the team suffered their second successive defeat in the ongoing Ghana Premier League at home to Wa All Stars. The campaign has gotten of to a disastrous start for the Dormaa based side who were among the ...

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Louis van Gaal dive: Man United boss admits ’emotions were too high’

Louis van Gaal caused a social media storm with his touchline antics during Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal. The former Netherlands manager theatrically dived to the ground to remonstrate with fourth official Mike Dean over an incident involving Alexis Sanchez, in what will go down in history as one of the most entertaining touchline moments in the Premier League. While ...

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Man City beat Liverpool to lift League Cup

Willy Caballero was the hero as Manchester City beat Liverpool on penalties to lift the League Cup for the fourth time at Wembley. Sergio Aguero hit the post in the first half before Fernandinho’s strike downed the Reds after the break. Liverpool hit back with less than ten minutes of the game remaining when Philippe Coutinho finally gave the travelling ...

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CAF congratulates new FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Issa Hayatou, the head of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), has formally written to Gianni Infantino to congratulate him after being voted in as the new president of football’s world governing body Fifa. Infantino succeeds fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter, after polling 115 votes, 27 more than closest rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, at Friday’s election. Infantino was not ...

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EPL: Man U thwarts Arsenal’s title dream in 3-2 defeat

Teenager Marcus Rashford scored twice and set up the third as Manchester United derailed Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge at Old Trafford. Rashford, who scored twice on his debut against FC Midtjylland on Thursday, steered in a loose ball for the opener then headed in three minutes later. Ex-United striker Danny Welbeck nodded Arsenal back into the game, but Ander ...

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EPL Preview: Arsenal test title credentials at Man Utd

Manchester United will assess Anthony Martial, who missed Thursday’s win against Midtjylland with a tight hamstring. Injury-hit United, who were missing 14 players in midweek, will also monitor David De Gea and Chris Smalling. Arsenal will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who injured his knee against Barcelona. The Gunners will assess Gabriel, who is nearing a return from a hamstring problem. ...

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Capital One Cup final Preview: Man City face Liverpool at Wembley

Liverpool midfielders Adam Lallana (calf) and Joe Allen (hamstring) and defender Martin Skrtel (also hamstring) are all back in training, although might not play. Centre-back Dejan Lovren has recovered from illness. Boss Klopp played midfielder Lucas at centre-back in the Europa League win over Augsburg on Thursday, Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, winger Jesus Navas and defender Eliaquim Mangala could ...

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Chelsea fights back to beat Southampton 2-1

Chelsea moved up to 11th after coming back from a goal down to beat Southampton courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic header. Shane Long headed high for the home side but atoned when he pounced on a Baba Rahman blunder before clipping a shot over keeper Thibaut Courtois. Diego Costa volleyed wide for Chelsea but the visitors equalised when a Cesc ...

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West Ham beats Sunderland 1-0 in 13th home win

West Ham extended their unbeaten home run to 13 games with a win over Sunderland, who missed the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone. Michail Antonio’s first-half goal, his fifth in 15 starts for the club, proved the difference. The forward weaved into the box and struck low into the bottom corner of Vito Mannone’s goal. Jack Rodwell ...

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