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2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in pictures - Punch
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in pictures
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3SCSack Coach FataiAmoo - Daily Independent
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ibadan The Management of Shooting Stars Sports Club has relieved the Team's Technical Adviser, Fatai Amao, of his post. The management equally said that it is reviewing the status of all the remaining technical crew members, saying that decision will soon be made on them. In a statement issued in Ibadan by the club Media []The post 3SCSack Coach FataiAmoo appeared first on Independent Nigeria.
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4-Time Iditarod Champ Dallas Seavey Denies Giving Banned Drugs to Race Dogs - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Iditarod Trail Committee confirmed four of Dallas Seavey's dogs tested positive for Tramadol, a banned opioid pain reliever, the Associated Press' Rachel D'Oro reported Monday.Seavey posted a statement on YouTube denying he gave four of his dogs a banned substance. He also said he has withdrawn from the 2018 Iditarod.Seavey won the Iditarod in 2012 and then again in 2014, 2015 and 2016.In astatementon Oct. 9, the Iditarod Trail Committee announced it was amending its rules aft
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4th Lagos Taekwondo Classics: Newly acquired ESS for use, says LSTA - Nigerian Pilot
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Jimi Ogunowo, Chairman, Lagos State Taekwondo Association (LSTA), says the Electronic Scoring System (ESS) equipment, acquired recently by the body will be used at the 4th Lagos Taekwondo Classics. 'The use of ESS in this year's edition of the Classics is part of our effort to improve the standard of the championships. 'We are determined []
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Again, King Ronaldo rules the world - New Telegraph
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Its Ronaldo 5 Messi 5 Giroud wins best goal Cristiano Ronaldo was named the worlds best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelonas Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germains Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo, 32, helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real Madrids Zinedine Zidane was named best mens coach and Netherlands Sarina Wiegman the best femal
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Akwa United hails Udom, fans - New Telegraph
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Management of Akwa United at the weekend commended the Governor of Akwa Ibom State Emmanuel Udom for his support for the team which won the Federation Cup Competition about a week ago. Mr. Bassey while addressing Management, Technical Crew and players of the Club in Uyo was full of praise for the overwhelming support he got in his first full year as Chairman of the Club. 'On January 1st this year (A Sunday) we took this club to God and asked Him to take control. God responded in the...T
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Akwa Utd commend Gov Udom, thank media, fans for support - Vanguard
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
"Without God on our side, without the total support of 'World Cup Governor Udom' the media, Supporters and fans, we would not have achieved what has turned out to be the best season for the Club since its inception in 1997" - says Paul Bassey Chairman of Akwa United F.C.The post Akwa Utd commend Gov Udom, thank media, fans for support appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Akwa Utd praise gov, supporters - Punch
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Akwa United have praised Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel and supporters of the Uyo Premier League club for their support during their Aiteo Cup (Federation Cup) triumph in Lagos last week. Chairman of the outfit Paul Bassey, who addressed the management, coaching staff and players of the Club in Uyo on Saturday, expressed his []
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Amoo loses battle to save Shooting Stars job - Punch
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi and Idris Adesina Shooting Stars on Monday sacked coach Fatai Amoo a year after his appointment. Amoos job reportedly came under threat beginning from the first stanza of last season following the Ibadan clubs poor performance in the Premier League. But the management of the Oyo State-owned side allegedly came under pressure to []
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Argentina friendly excites Ezenwa - The Sun
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has described his side's international friendly match against
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Ben McAdoo: 'I Have 100 Percent Confidence' in Eli Manning Amid 1-6 Start - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo dismissed the possibility he could bench Eli Manning after the team lost 24-7 to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday to fall to 1-6 in 2017.McAdoo told reporters he'd consult with general managerJerry Reese and team ownership before replacing Manning but that he hasn't yet reached that conclusion."It's a coaching decision, but it'd be something that if it ever would get to that point, I'd want to have a conversation with Jerry and ow
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Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year award - Vanguard
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo was named the 2017 Best FIFA Mens Player of the Year at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese forward, who won last years inaugural award, fired Real Madrid to the La Liga title and scored 12 goals as the Spanish giants won the Champions League.The post Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2017 Best FIFA Mens Player of the Year award appeared first on Vanguard News.
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BREAKING: Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman - Nigerian Pilot
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton. The 54-year-old Dutchman ' who guided Everton to seventh in his first season in charge last term ' paid the price for a desperate start to the season despite having spent 140million in the close []
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BREAKING: Ronaldo Wins 2017 FIFA Best Player Award - Complete Sports
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the FIFA Best Player for 2017 after beating Lionel Messi and Neymar on Monday night in London. More to follow
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Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman Accept Jinder Mahal's WWE Survivor Series Challenge - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
On Monday's episode of Raw, Universal champion Brock Lesnar accepted WWE champion Jinder Mahal's challenge for a match at the Nov. 19 Survivor Series pay-per-view.WWE shared Paul Heyman's comments directed toward Mahal:Many praised Heyman for building hype for the event:Wrestling Inc looked ahead to the actual match:After vanquishing the likes of Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura, Mahal said recently on SmackDown that there is nobody left on the blue brand for him to defeat.That l
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C'Ronaldo Emerges Best FIFA Men's Player - Osun Defender
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared as the Best FIFA Men's Player in London. Elated Ronaldo received the award from 'Original' Ronaldo and Diego Maradona who jointly presented the Best Men's Award In his acceptance speech Ronaldo said; 'I want to mention Leo and Neymar to be here. Real Madrid supporters, my teammates, my coach, they..."The post C'Ronaldo Emerges Best FIFA Mens Player appeared first on OsunDefender.
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Carson Wentz's 4 TDs Propel Eagles Past Kirk Cousins, Redskins on MNF- Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
It's Carson Wentz's world, and the rest of the NFL is living in it.The second-year quarterback drove the Philadelphia Eagles to a league-best 6-1 record with a 34-24 victory over Washington on Monday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are now in firm control of the NFC East, while Washington dropped to 3-3, tied for second place with the Dallas Cowboys.Wentz already torched Washington in a season-opening win with 307 passing yards and two touchdowns and was even more effective Mond
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Coach wants Brazil to play fair in World Cup - Nigerian Pilot
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
A Brazilian player who handles the ball into the net during the World Cup or gains advantage by cheating should admit his mistake to the referee, Brazil coach Tite said in an interview published on Monday. 'A player of mine who sees the referee give something wrong in his favour, he can speak up,' Tite []
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Competing for $9.25 million on South Korea's volcanic isle - CNN
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Jeju Island's Nine Bridges golf club hosted the first ever PGA Tour event in South Korea. With a $9.25 million prize purse and 500 FedExCup points up for grabs, the field featured many of the game's leading stars. Final leaderboard
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CR7 Wins FIFA Player Of The Year Award - Daily Independent
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2017 at a gala held at the London Palladium,on Mondaynight. The win further confirmed his status as the worlds best footballer. Ronaldo, who was up against rival Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Paris Saint Germains Neymar for the award he won last year, was swayed []The post CR7 Wins FIFA Player Of The Year Award appeared first on Independent Nigeria.
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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best male player award - BBC
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London for the second successive time.
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Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's FIFA awards triumph - Vanguard
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men's player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The post Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrids FIFA awards triumph appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player of 2016-17 - Goal
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Real Madrid star has won the award for the second year in a row after leading the Blancos to a Liga and Champions League double
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Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA best player 2017 - The Sun
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has clinched the top award as the best FIFA men's player
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best 2017 FIFA Player Of The Year - NET
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Portugal and Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the recipient of the 2017 FIFABest FIFA Mens Player Awardat Best of FIFA ceremony held in London. The 32 year old player is regarded by many football fans as the best in the world with only Argentine forward Lionel Messi as the closest Continue reading "Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best 2017 FIFA Player Of The Year"The post Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best 2017 FIFA Player Of The Year appeared first on Nigerian Entertainm
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Critiano Ronaldo beats Messi Neymar, Messi to win FIFA 'The Best' awards - New Telegraph
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the 2017 FIFA footballer of the year in The Best awards ceremony held in London, England. The 31 year old beat fellow finalist Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain. Also, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane beats both Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri to win The Best FIFA manager for 2017.The post Critiano Ronaldo beats Messi Neymar, Messi to win FIFA The Best awards appeared first on New Telegraph Online.
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DeShone Kizer on Bar Video Distraction: 'That Is Not Who I Am - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
After admitting to being out late Friday night into Saturday morning prior to the Cleveland Browns' 12-9 overtime defeat to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, DeShone Kizer addressed the story in more depth Monday."When you become the centerpiece of a distraction for a week, it definitely is very frustrating on my part," Kizer said, per ESPN.com's Pat McManamon. "That is not who I am. My mother wouldn't be proud of this. ... The biggest takeaway is do whatever you can
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Dwight Freeney Rumors: Free-Agent DE to Visit with Seahawks - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly eyeing a seven-time Pro Bowler to bolster their pass rush.On Monday evening, Dave Softy Mahler of Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle reported free agent defensive end Dwight Freeney was "in town as we speak."According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Freeney will meet with the Seahawks on Tuesday and take a physical. Freeney is an NFL legend who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts and earned a spot on the First Team All-Pro three different times,
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Eric Bledsoe Told Suns 'I Dont Wanna Be Here' Tweet Was About Hair Salon, Per GM - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Phoenix Suns general managerRyan McDonough didn't buy the explanation of point guard Eric Bledsoe, who appeared to tweet his discontent with his current situation Sunday.With no other context, Bledsoe wrote "I Dont wanna be here" a day after the Suns lost 130-88 to the Los Angeles Clippers to fall to 0-3 for the season:According toMcDonough, Bledsoe told the team the tweet referred to his not wanting to be at a hair salon."I didn't believe that to be true,"McDonough
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Eric Bledsoe Trade Rumors: Knicks, Clippers, Blazers, Nuggets Interested- Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Phoenix Suns reportedly aren't lacking for suitors as they shop starting point guard Eric Bledsoe around the league.Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto reported Monday the Denver Nuggets have shown interest in Bledsoe, with Emmanuel Mudiay and Kenneth Faried potentially part of the package going to the Suns.According to ESPN.com's Ian Begley, the New York Knicks have thrown their name into the hat, while the New York Times' Marc Stein reported the Milwaukee Bucks are in t
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European friendies vital for Eagles ' Rohr - New Telegraph
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has laid emphasis on why the Super Eagles of Nigeria need to play friendly games against European opposition before the World Cup in Russia next year. Already Nigeria have secured a high profile friendly against South America powerhouse Argentina for the 14th of November in Russia, but Rohr is keen on his team facing European countries in the build up to the World Cup. 'We will be playing friendly games against some European countries
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Everton Sack Koeman - Daily Times
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
With Sundays thrashing by Arsenal, the Everton hierarchy have decided to wield the big stick and Koeman has been sent packing. Ronald Koeman has emerged as the latest managerial causally in the Premier League. The Dutch coach has failed to get the desired results for the Toffees despite the huge cash spent in the last []The post Everton Sack Koeman appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Everton Sack Ronald Koeman Following 5-2 Defeat ToArsenal - Daily Independent
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Everton Football Club have sacked Ronald Koeman following their 5-2 defeat to Arsenal on SuperSunday. The Dutchman was already under severe pressure and the loss at Goodison Park left the club in the relegation zone. Koeman had been in charge of the club for 16 months, managing to lead them to a seventh place finish []The post Everton Sack Ronald Koeman Following 5-2 Defeat ToArsenal appeared first on Independent Nigeria.
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Ex Liverpool Winger Could Cost Spurs 44m to Prise Away From AC Milan - FTBpro
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
AC Milan winger Suso will be a target for Tottenham Hotspur this January according to Italian outlet'Calciomercato, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino looking to strengthen his options on the wing. The Spaniard was allowed to leave Liverpool on a freeafter the expiry of his contract in 2015, and the potential mega deal would rub salt deeper into Scouse wounds after their'dismal display against Tottenham in Sunday's 4-1 defeat. Suso only signed a new contract at AC Milan last mont
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F1: Max Verstappen hits out at 'idiot' F1 steward - CNN
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has accused Formula One's stewards of "killing the sport" after a five-second penalty saw him demoted from the podium to fourth place at Sunday's US Grand Prix.
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FIFA awards : Ronaldo remains world number one - The Sun
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By Monica Iheakam Cristiano Ronaldo last night successfully defended his crown as the world's best
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FIFA Best Awards: How Mikel, Rohr Voted As Hazard Picks Kante - Complete Sports
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By Nurudeen Obalola and Johnny Edward: FIFA have revealed how national team coaches and captains voted in The Best Football Awards with Nigerias Gernot Rohr and Mikel Obi making largely different choices. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was named the FIFA Best mens player for a second year running while his manager Zinedine Zidane picked []
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FIFA Best Men's Player 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins over Lionel Messi, Neymar - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2017 FIFA best men's player award at the governing body's illustrious gala ceremony in London on Monday.The Real Madrid icon was chosen ahead of Neymar and Lionel Messi in recognition for his achievements over the past year.Ronaldo was given the award after he helped Los Blancos achieve a remarkable double of La Liga and UEFA Champions League glory last season.PerJJ Bullof theTelegraph, as he collected the accolade,Ronaldo said:"I want to mention Leo and
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FIFA Best Women's Player 2017: Voting Results, Reaction for Lieke Martens' Win - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Lieke Martens of Barcelona was named best women's player at the 2017 FIFA The Best awards held in London, England, on Monday.The Netherlands international beat Carli Lloyd andDeyna Castellanos to the prestigious gong.The 24-year-old won the Golden Ball for her country as they prevailed at the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, with the talent scooping the player of the tournament honour.The Barca midfielder adds her latest award to her trophy cabinet after being named the best women
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FIFA moves to prevent bonus strike by African players - Vanguard
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
World soccer ruling body FIFA is said to be considering paying World Cup bonuses to member associations that qualified for the FIFA World Cup tournament, a move geared towards preventing row over bonuses especially by African players.The post FIFA moves to prevent bonus strike by African players appeared first on Vanguard News.
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FIFA Puskas Award 2017: Voting Results, Reaction for Olivier Giroud's Goal - Bleacher Report
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal was awarded the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year at the 2017 The Best ceremony in London, England.The player beat all nominations on Monday night for his improvised backheeled strike against Crystal Palace.Giroud's goal made the final shortlist after the votes were counted, with his effort being picked ahead of a number of spectacular goals.Arsenal congratulated the striker for his achievement:PerJJ Bullof theTelegraph, Giroud gave an emotional response as he
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FIFA U-17 WWC: Ethiopia to host Nigeria December 1 - Vanguard
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ethiopia will play Nigeria in the second round qualification match of the FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup after Kenya pulled out of the tie.The post FIFA U-17 WWC: Ethiopia to host Nigeria December 1 appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Fletcher joins elite club, plus Rashford v Rooney - Premier League stats - BBC
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Darren Fletcher joins an elite club, Diego Maradona is part of a record crowd and it's goals galore in the best Premier League stats.
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Giggs interested in Leicester and Everton jobs - BBC
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Manchester United and Wales legend Ryan Giggs says he would be interested in the vacant manager's jobs at Leicester and Everton.
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Giggs: I'm Interested In Coaching Everton, Leicester City - Complete Sports
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has said that he is interested in filling one of the managerial vacancies at Leicester and Everton. Everton fired Ronald Koeman on Monday after a 5-2 Premier League defeat at home to Arsenal, while Leicester sacked Craig Shakespeare just days earlier. Giggs has not done any coaching since leaving his []
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Gimba says Kwese Final 8 endorsed by FIBA - Daily Trust
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Chairman Gombe Bulls Basketball Club, Ibrahim Gimba, has reacted to reports asking the club to explain why they participated in the Final 8 of the Kwese Premier League in Kano where they booked one of the two tickets to represent Nigeria on the continent.
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Gumel saves volleyball team in Cairo - New Telegraph
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Nigerias first match against Cameroon at the ongoing Africa Men Volleyball Nations Tournament in Cairo, Egypt earlier slated for October 22nd has been rescheduled for Wednesday October 25th 2017. The rescheduling was a result of flight schedule that hampered the early take off of the National volleyball team, an action that compelled the team to arrive late to Cairo, Egypt The president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod, said it took the intervention of the former president o
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How Twitter reacted to Oscarine Masuluke losing Fifa Puskas Award - Goal
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olivier Giroud took the prize for his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace last season but fans feel the South African should have won
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How Twitter reacted to Oscarine Masuluke losing Fifa Puskas Award - Goal
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olivier Giroud took the prize for his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace last season but fans feel the South African should have won
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