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List of World’s Most Expensive Players
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List of World’s Most Expensive Players

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is valued as the world's most expensive player at £163m, pipping club team-mate Neymar to top spot. Cristiano Ronaldo is third, in the list provided by CIES Football Observatory, while Antoine Griezmann and Tottenham striker Harry Kane make up the top five. The values of the players are based on several different variables including age, length of current contract and potential suitors. CIES FOOTBALL OBSERVATORY'S VALUATION ON TOP 100 PLAYERS 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - £163m 2. Neymar (Barcelona) - £155m 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - £106m 4. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) - £93m 5. Harry Kane (Tottenham) - £87m 6. Anthony Martial (Man United) - £86m 7. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) - £81m 8. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) - £80m 9...
NairaBET Founder Akin Alabi Considering Buying 3SC
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NairaBET Founder Akin Alabi Considering Buying 3SC

Founder of leading sports betting company, Nairabet, Akin Alabi has expressed his desire to buy Ibadan based football club, Shooting Stars Sports Club, popularly known as 3SC.   Akin Alabi is a fan of the club and his company currently sponsors the team. If he is successful, he will join the likes of individuals like Ifeanyi Uba who own football clubs in Nigeria.
Michael Babatunde Signs For Qatar SC in $3.2m Deal
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Michael Babatunde Signs For Qatar SC in $3.2m Deal

Nigeria's Super Eagles midfielder Michael Babatunde has reportedly joined Qatar SC on a 3 years deal from Raja Casablanca. Babatunde, 23, who scored 4 goals in 14 appearances for Raja Casablanca, completed a $3.2m move to Qatar SC on Sunday. He is currently on international duty with the Super Eagles.
Abia State Governor Donates Two Buses to Enyimba & Abia Warriors
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Abia State Governor Donates Two Buses to Enyimba & Abia Warriors

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has donated two brand new buses to players of the two state owned teams, Enyimba International and Abia Warriors FC in order to enhance their performance in the current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The buses according to report are part of the ‘Democracy Day’ gifts to the teams by the Abia State government. Also, in fulfilment of his promises to the teams; Governor Ikpeazu decided to make it count by offering two brand new buses to the teams. The two clubs are currently doing well in the ongoing league campaign, as the current champions, Enyimba have also qualified for the money spinning stage of the CAF/Orange Champions League. Also in November 2015, the two clubs were presented with two buses, and less than one yea...
Real Madrid Wins Champions League In Penalty Shootout
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Real Madrid Wins Champions League In Penalty Shootout

Real Madrid have won the Champions League for the 11th time, beating Atlético Madrid 5-3 on penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the winning spot-kick after a 1-1 draw. After successful kicks for Real by Lucas Vázquez, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, and for Atlético by Antoine Griezmann, Gabi and Saúl, Juanfran’s penalty was saved and Ronaldo did the rest. Congrats to them.
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Drunk Mikel Obi Spotted at Quilox 

Super eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi was at Quilox last night with his friends. The Chelsea star wad obviously drunk and was seen frolicking with a fair skin lady.
Eto’o, Moyes Arrive For Yobo Testimonial Game
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Eto’o, Moyes Arrive For Yobo Testimonial Game

Former Everton and Man United manager David Moyes has arrived in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game.  The 53-year-old who recently turned down an offer to manage relegated side Aston Villa, arrived in the early hours of today, May 27, reports say. Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o has also arrived for the testimonial game slated to be played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt.  Confirmation of their arrival was made public via the official Instagram page of Adaeze Yobo, Joseph Yobo’s wife.
Jose Mourinho Agrees Deal With Manchester United
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Jose Mourinho Agrees Deal With Manchester United

Manchester United has finally agreed a deal with highly-rated manager, Jose Mourinho after days of negotiations. It was announced not officially by the club that the Portuguese will take over from the fired Louis Van Gaal. It is expected that the Emirates F.A cup winners will announce Jose Mourinho as their new manager, tomorrow Friday May 27th.
Peter Odemwingie & Wife Celebrates 4th Wedding Anniversary
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Peter Odemwingie & Wife Celebrates 4th Wedding Anniversary

Stoke City and Super Eagles’ player, Peter Odemwingie and wife are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today.  He took to Twitter to announce it. "Our 4th year anniversary today. Love my wife, mum of my two boys and our little princess due in October,".
FC Ifeanyi Ubah to Play West Ham, Top Chinese Club, Gets 100Million
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FC Ifeanyi Ubah to Play West Ham, Top Chinese Club, Gets 100Million

FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s technical adviser, Mitko Dobrev, has been handed a whopping N100 million war chest to rejuvenate the team during the mid-season break. This is one of the major steps taken by the management of the club to keep the team on track towards the realization of the set objectives this season - top of which is winning the league or a continental ticket at the very least. The Bulgarian has been given the approval and necessary financial backing to hire top quality players to strengthen the weak departments in the team after a review of the team’s performance in the first stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) season. FC Ifeanyi Ubah is also billed to play some high-profile international friendly matches during the break. Top on the card is a planned friendl...
Manchester United Sack Manager Louis van Gaal
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Manchester United Sack Manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal just two days after the Dutchman led them to victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final. Van Gaal has been made to pay for United's poor Premier League campaign and will be replaced by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. His Dutch coaching staff - including United assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg and goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek - have also left the club with immediate effect. Ryan Giggs' future at United is up in the air despite Mourinho's wish to keep the Welshman at the club.
I can’t Count N5,000 of My Own – Former Super Eagles Player Weeps
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I can’t Count N5,000 of My Own – Former Super Eagles Player Weeps

Former Super Eagles player, Femi Opabunmi, who has fallen from grace to grass. The Oyo state born player who was a member of the Super Eagles squad to the Japan 2002 World Cup under Coach Adegboye Onigbinde is now penniless and gradually going blind.  According to Saturday SUN,Opabunmi last played for Shooting Stars of Ibadan in the local scene. He played for a few clubs abroad, including Grasshoppers Zurich (Switzerland) and Chamois Niortais in France.  He was in fact the 3rd youngest player to ever play in the World Cup finals after Norman Whiteside and Samuel Eto’o. At the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship, Trindad and Tobago, Opabunmi scored a hat-trick against Australia and won himself the Silver Shoe as second highest goal scorer and also the Bronze Ball as third best p...
NPFL: Giwa FC Expelled, Fined N10m
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NPFL: Giwa FC Expelled, Fined N10m

The League Management Company has expelled Giwa FC from 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football league season. The club has also been fined N10 million.
Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines
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Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines

On Thursday, boxing great Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao stood before a cheering crowd and flashing cameras, his arm hoisted above his head. The "people's champion" was a winner once again. Only this time, he hadn't won a boxing title, but a Senate seat in his home country of the Philippines. The political victory brings the 37-year-old, who had previously served in the Philippines' House of Representatives, ever closer to an eventual shot at the presidency. "The Filipino slugger garnered more than 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate, a traditional springboard to the presidency," The Associated Press reports, adding that Pacquiao demurred when asked about his future political ambitions. Judging by his popularity in his country, the presidency could be wel...
West Brom Release Victor Anichebe
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West Brom Release Victor Anichebe

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the departure of out-of-contract Victor Anichebe. The 28-year-old endured a rocky time plagued with injuries at the Hawthorns since his £5m move from Everton in the summer of 2013. Anichebe did not start a Premier League match for West Brom until their 1-0 home win over Newcastle on December 28 and Baggies boss Tony Pulis named him in his starting line-up on just two more occasions.