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‘I am like Jamie Vardy,’ ~Ahmed Musa. Africa English Premier League Latest News 

‘I am like Jamie Vardy,’ ~Ahmed Musa.

Leicester new boy Ahmed Musa insists he is just like Jamie Vardy: 'I have speed, I like to work hard… we are similar in lots of things'  I think I am like Jamie Vardy,' insists Musa. 'I have speed, I like to work hard, we are similar in lots of things. 'Am I faster? I can't say yet, I have never played with him, but I am looking forward to finding out. I'm looking forward to playing with Vardy. I like his style. I think we can fit well together.' …

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Rio 2016: U-23 Eagles Drawn Against Colombia, Sweden & Japan Africa Asia Latest News World Cup 

Rio 2016: U-23 Eagles Drawn Against Colombia, Sweden & Japan

Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles have been drawn to face Colombia, Japan and Sweden in Group B of the men’s football event of the Rio Olympic Games. The draw took place on Thursday at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil. Hosts Brazil will slug it out in Group A with South Africa, Iraq and Denmark. Men’s defending champions Mexico will battle the trio of Fiji, Germany and Korea Republic in Group C. Two-time champions Argentina are in group D with Honduras, Algeria and Portugal. The U-23 Eagles beat Japan 2-1 in the group…

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ANC: Nigeria can’t qualify after Egypt loss Africa Latest News 

ANC: Nigeria can’t qualify after Egypt loss

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday. Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted. Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points from three games and one game…

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How Kanu avoided training every week! Africa England Latest News 

How Kanu avoided training every week!

Monday mornings are always hard but no one hates them more than Nwankwo Kanu apparently. Harry Redknapp has been reminiscing about signing the former Nigerian star at Portsmouth, where he spent six seasons and scored 20 goals, including the winner in the 2008 FA Cup final. But the striker made a habit of skipping out on a Monday training session, as Redknapp told KingFut: "The most common thing I'd get from Kanu was a message every Monday morning that at some points it felt pre-recorded. "'Boss, the King cannot come…

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Romelu Lukaku just like George Weah Africa England Latest News 

Romelu Lukaku just like George Weah

Former Everton striker Daniel Amokachi has told BBC World Service that Romelu Lukaku reminds him of the former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah. Lukaku, 22, is one of the top scorers in the Premier League this season and in July 2014 cost Everton a club record fee of £28 million. “He has the speed, he has the skills, he is good with his head,” says Amokachi, who played for the Toffees between 1994 and 1996 and was part of the team that won Everton's last trophy, the 1995 FA Cup.

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Why Sunday Oliseh resigned as Nigeria coach Africa Latest News 

Why Sunday Oliseh resigned as Nigeria coach

Sunday Oliseh has quit as Nigeria’s football coach after claiming violations of his contract and receiving too little help from the national federation for next month’s crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash with Egypt. Nigeria host seven-time African champions and group leaders Egypt on March 25 in Kaduna before a return fixture days later, with only the overall group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon. “Oliseh has resigned as Super Eagles coach after he did not enjoy the right support from the Nigeria Football…

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Guardiola: Alaba will be a Bayern great Africa Austria Germany Latest News 

Guardiola: Alaba will be a Bayern great

The left-back has been linked with a move to Manchester City next season, but the future Catalan coach has indicated that he expects the Austrian to stay in Germany Pep Guardiola has backed David Alaba to become one of the greatest players in Bayern Munich history. The left-back has been a first-team regular for Bayern since the age of 19 and, now 23, has played in over 100 Bundesliga games and earned 42 caps for Austria. It has been suggested Guardiola could attempt to sign Alaba when he becomes the…

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My Arsenal success opened doors for African players Africa England Interviews Latest News 

My Arsenal success opened doors for African players

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu says that his success with the Gunners helped blaze a trail for African players to come to the Premier League. Kanu signed with Arsenal exactly 17 years ago — Feb. 17, 1999 — at a time when the African influence on English football was nearly non-existent. The former Nigeria captain went on to help Arsenal win two league titles and two FA Cups, scoring 44 goals along the way, and said his five-year stint in North London also helped raise the profile of the Premier…

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