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Samson Siasia Denies FIFA Match-Fixing Allegation, Vows To Fight Back

LAGOS AUGUST 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, has denied knowledge of his purported ban by world football governing body, the Federation of International Football Association. News had filtered into Nigeria, on Friday afternoon, of a life ban reportedly imposed on Siasia by FIFA over alleged match-fixing. The embattled football tactician in a statement […]

JUST IN: FIFA Bans Former Nigeria Coach, Samson Siasia For Life

LAGOS AUGUST 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served […]

Nigeria Int’l, Moses Simon Moves To French Top Flight, Nantes On Season-Long Loan

LAGOS AUGUST 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The 24-year-old becomes the latest Nigeria international to move to the French top-flight after agreeing a temporary deal with the Canaries Moses Simon has signed for French Ligue 1 club Nantes on a season-long loan from Spanish LaLiga outfit Levante. Simon becomes the latest Nigeria international to move to France this summer […]

Ihedioha Appoints Kanu Nwankwo As SSA On Sports Matters In Imo

LAGOS AUGUST 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nwankwo Kanu has pledged to keep supporting the growth of grassroots sports development in Nigeria. The African football great was appointed as Senior Special Assistant on sports matters to Imo State Governor Chukwuemeka Ihedioha. This role will see the two-time African Footballer of the Year advise Ihedioha on sports-related issues in his […]

Tyson Opens 40 Acres Ranch Of Marijuana, Smokes $40,000 Worth Monthly

LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Mike Tyson appears to be enjoying his retirement — though he may be enjoying it a bit too much. In a recent episode of Tyson’s podcast, “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” Tyson opened up about his marijuana use, an industry he has ventured into since his last fight in 2005. But he doesn’t […]

Nigeria Winger, Onyekuru Moves To Monaco On £12.5m Five-Year Deal

LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Monaco have signed Henry Onyekuru from Everton on a five-year deal for a reported £12.5 million ($15.1m) fee. The Nigerian winger, still just 22 years of age, joined the Toffees ahead of the 2017-18 season for a fee around £7.5m after a 2016-17 season that saw him score 22 goals for Eupen […]

Nigeria Forward, Ighalo May Face Chinese Club Sanction Over Facebook Post

LAGOS AUGUST 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Odion Ighalo will be sanctioned by his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua after the Nigerian striker angered fans with his social media posts while out injured. The 30-year-old former Watford star has not played for Shenhua for three months because of injury, the Africa Cup of Nations, then a reported knee problem. Ighalo […]

Kanu Reacts To Iwobi’s 35m Pounds Move From Arsenal To Everton

LAGOS AUGUST 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Super Eagles star Nwankwo Kanu has reacted to Alex Iwobi’s moe from Arsenal to Everton. The Toffees signed the Nigerian international on deadline day after they agreed a reported fee 35m pounds with Arsenal. The 23-year-old signed a five year deal with the club and was their seventh signing of what […]

Morocco’19: Emoghene Timothy, Best 400m Hurdler Faces Frustration In Camp After Recall

LAGOS AUGUST 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria may be preparing to fail in the 2019 All African games scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco, from Aug. 16 to Aug. 30 going by the selection of under performing athletes at the trials in Kaduna. As at when one thought the storm was over with the recall of the best […]

Everton Signs Arsenal And Nigeria Forward Alex Iwobi For £34m

LAGOS AUGUST 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Everton have signed forward, Alex Iwobi, from Arsenal on a five-year deal worth up to £34m. Iwobi came through the ranks at the Gunners, playing 149 times and scoring 15 goals. The Nigeria forward is Marco Silva’s seventh summer signing. Iwobi joins fellow new arrivals goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders […]

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