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Why Ramos Did Not Invite Ronaldo To His Wedding

LAGOS JUNE 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has not invited former teammate and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo for his wedding on Friday. As per AS, the 33-year-old married his fiancée seven years after his engagement in front of the 500 guests which included many current and former players of the Los Blancos. However, Ramos […]

Tyson Fury Knocks Out Tom Schwarz In Second Round

LAGOS JUNE 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Unbeaten British heavyweight Tyson Fury outclassed Germany’s Tom Schwarz to score a victory by second-round technical knockout here Saturday. Fury, determined to put on a show on his Las Vegas debut, overwhelmed Schwarz with a dazzling display of ringcraft before unloading in the second round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The […]

Senegal Beats Super Eagles 1-0 In AFCON Warm-Up

LAGOS JUNE 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Senegal enjoyed a morale-boosting Ismailia triumph with a 1-0 win over Nigeria before their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener versus Tanzania. Aliou Cisse’s side remain unbeaten in their last seven outings, begin their Group C campaign against Emmanuel Amuneke’s men on June 23 and looked primed and ready on the evidence […]

Weeds Take Over Dilapidated $360m MKO Abiola Stadium

LAGOS JUNE 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The National Stadium, Abuja, now renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium, is in a state of disrepair following the failure of the government to maintain the facility, which has been taken over by weeds. Findings indicate that many facilities at the complex, built at a whopping $360m in 2003, had deteriorated while the […]

AFCON 2019: Rohr Names 23-Man Squad, Drops Iheanacho, Ajayi

LAGOS JUNE10TH (NEWSRANGERS)- Kelechi Ihenacho and Semi Ajayi have been axed from coach Gernot Rohrs squad for Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Both players were part of the 25-man provisional list released last month but will not be part of Nigeria’s team to the AFCON in Egypt. Both players did not feature on Saturday, as […]

Nigeria Flying Eagles Protest Unpaid Bonuses In Poland

LAGOS MAY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Tuesday staged a protest over their unpaid match bonuses and allowances at the U-20 World Cup in Poland. The Paul Aigbogun side crashed out of the tournament following their 2-1 loss to Senegal in the round of 16 at the Lodz stadium on Monday. The PUNCH gathered after […]

Under-20 World Cup:United States Shocks France

LAGOS JUNE 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The French overcame an early U.S. goal, but two late strikes by Tab Ramos’s side led to a last-16 upset The United States pulled off one of the shocks of the Under-20 World Cup, knocking off tournament favorites and previously undefeated France 3-2 in a last-16 match on Tuesday. Justin Rennicks pounced […]

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles Fumble Out Of U-20 World Cup

LAGOS JUNE 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Monday crashed out of the U-20 World Cup in Poland. They were stopped by fellow Africans Senegal who won the encounter 2-1 at the Lodz Stadium. Forward Amadou Sagna broke the deadlock in the 36th minute with a low, right-footed effort and Ibrahima Niane would double the lead […]

Flying Eagles Meet Senegal Today, Confident Reaching World Cup Quarter Finals

LAGOS JUNE 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Two-time silver medalists Nigeria believe they can overpower fellow African representatives Senegal on Monday night and reach the FIFA U20 World Cup quarter finals in Poland. Senegal, second at Africa’s continental tournament in Niger Republic earlier in the year, where Nigeria finished fourth, topped Group A in Poland to reach the Round […]

J.J. Okocha Appears In UK Court On Money Laundering Charges

LAGOS JUNE 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-A World Cup and English Premier League football legend, Austin Okocha, has appeared in court in Aberdeen, United Kingdom facing money laundering charges. Okocha, who is better known as Jay-Jay, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday. The 45-year-old, who describes himself on his social media profile as: “The Football […]

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