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Ex-Enugu Rangers winger Ejike Uzoenyi is expected to soon quit South African club Mamelodi Sundowns, where he is reportedly on 100 million Naira a year.

Former Nigeria international Uzoenyi has not been registered for this season’s Premier Soccer League after injuries caused him to fall down the pecking order at ‘The Brazilians’.

“He will certainly be playing somewhere else in January,” said the Johannesburg-based agent, who claims there are interests in South Africa and overseas for the player.

Uzoenyi’s agent Mohammed Lawal said he hopes to agree with Sundowns to release the player in January and Uzoenyi was recently in Nigeria to celebrate the birth of his child.


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Newcastle are lining up former AC Milan midfielder and coach, Clarence Seedorf as replacement for Steve McClaren, according to Claciomercato.
McClaren has managed only two wins since taking over at St James’ park in the summer and his side sit just one point above relegation after 13 games.
Claciomercato reports that Seedorf held positive ‘secret’ talks with Newcastle directors and may be installed as the club’s new manager should the magpies lose their next premier league game away to Crystal Palace.
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Tottenham Hostspur have reportedly signed Golden Eaglets striker, Victor Osimhen. The 16 year striker was in blistering form in the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup where he scored a record 10 goals.

He had been linked with Tottenham immediately the competition ended and it appears that Tottenham have beaten all other interested parties to his signature.

Victor Osimhen will no doubt be encouraged by the progress of 19 year old Kelechi Iheneacho, who also joined Manchester City at 17 and has managed to become a part of the first team set up.

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Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins has been handed a call up to the Nigeria side for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland by coach Sunday Oliseh

The 31-year-old had been out of the Super Eagles since 2013 when he played in a World Cup qualifier under Stephen Keshi. He had talked about retiring from the national side after being ignored by the former coach who he claimed did not like him.

The Seattle Sounders striker has been in impressive form this year scoring 15 goals in Major League Soccer (MLS) so far. He made his Nigeria debut more than a decade ago and has 18 goals in 39 appearances.

Oliseh announced his squad of 23 invitees for the double-header against Swaziland on Thursday afternoon with the inclusion of several young players that include Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Feirense goalkeeper Dele Alampasu and Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.

However, Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho was overwhelmingly overlooked a day after he scored for the Citizens in their demolition of Crystal Palace in the League Cup.

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Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars); Dele Alampasu (Club de Sportivo Feirense, Portugal)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Kalu Orji (Enugu Rangers); Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco, France); Chima Akas (Sharks FC); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy); Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars); John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Rabiu Ibrahim (AS Trencin, Slovakia); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Sylvester Igbonu (FC UFA, Russia)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Ezekiel Bassey (Enyimba FC); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders, USA)
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The home-based Super Eagles are through to the 2016 edition of CHAN, after they held Burkina Faso to a 0-0 draw, to qualify on 2-0 aggregate.

Nigeria were without head coach, Sunday Oliseh, who was flown to Belgium during the week for medical attention, but held their own to progress.

Hosts Burkina Faso dominated the return leg, but failed to translate their dominance into goals.

The Eagles also had their chances, but could not add to their two-goal advantage.
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world football governing body, FIFA, has announced a 90 day suspension for FIFA President, Sepp Blatter and UEFA President, Michel Platini.

Chung Mong Joong who is also a FIFA Presidential candidate has also been banned for six years and is facing a $103,000 fine, putting paid to his chances of succeeding Blatter.

FIFA general secretary, Jerome Valcke is also facing a provisional Ban.

79 year old Blatter has been at the helm of affairs in FIFA for years and has continually been dogged by allegations of corruption.

Through the years, Blatter has stood firm and refused to resign. He finally announced his retirement this year after investigations were opened in the U.S.
The Swiss justice department opened a criminal investigation two weeks ago, alleging that Sepp Blatter made a “disloyal payment” to UEFA President, Michel Platini.

Sepp Blatter’s counsel claims that Blatter has not been notified of his suspension. It is unclear whether Sepp Blatter will continue as President after his 90 day suspension.
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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Pep Guardiola was his first choice to replace him as Manchester United manager, not David Moyes.

The Scot stepped down at Old Trafford in 2013 after 27 years and David Moyes was appointed as his successor on a six-year deal.

However, in his new book titled ‘Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz’, Ferguson spoke about how he was keen on Guardiola, who beat him in two Champions League finals with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

“I had dinner with Pep Guardiola in New York in 2012, but couldn’t make him any direct proposal because retirement was not on my agenda at that point,” said Ferguson.

“He had already won an enviable number of trophies with Barcelona…and I admired him greatly. I asked Pep to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club, but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013.”

Ferguson also revealed that by the time he was leaving, United had a long list of managers they were considering, but who were unavailable in the end.

He added: “When we started the process of looking for my replacement, we established that several very desirable candidates were unavailable. It became apparent that Jose Mourinho had given his word to Roman Abramovich that he would return to Chelsea, and that Carlo Ancelotti would succeed him at Real Madrid.

“We also knew that Jurgen Klopp was happy at Borussia Dortmund and would be signing a new contract. Meantime, Louis van Gaal had undertaken to lead the Dutch attempt to win the 2014 World Cup.”
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Nigerian women’s basketball team, will play in the final of the women’s basketball event of the All Africa Games, after they defeated Angola 61-59. Having qualified by beating Gabon 73-65, the Nigerian ladies put up an impressive performance against the Angolans, who many saw as favourites. Angola beat Cameroon 58-51 in the quarter-finals.

 D’Tigress won the first quarter 22-20, but the Angolans took the second quarter 16-12. The South Africans continued their streak in the third quarter, before Nigeria rallied back to win 17-10 in the last quarter. Scott Nnaji’s team will now contest the gold medal match 

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The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that Zenith Bank will pay the salary of Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, for a year.

Oliseh took over the national team in July, on a deal that ensures he reportedly earns N5million a month.

“Zenith Bank have undertaken to pay Oliseh’s salary for a year. This will take a lot of burden off the federation,” Pinnick said.

“The bank has also sponsored the country’s top referees for refresher courses in London.
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Chelsea F.C's manager, Jose Mourinho has made an impressive entrance into the Guinness Book of World records 2016 version with a 5 record broken.

The Chelsea coach was awarded certificates for the following records...

Most Champions League titles with different clubs (two)

Most points in a premiere season (95)

Longest football unbeaten home run by a manager (nine years)

Most games unbeaten at home in the premier League  (77)

Youngest manager to reach 100 Champions League matches (49 years 12 days)

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