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Gianni Infantino Elected New FIFA President

He defeated Sheikh Salman, Priince Ali al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne. He will be the FIFA President for the period of 2016 to 2019.

The final results for the ExtraOrdinary FIFA congress and election which took place in Switzerland this afternoon are as follows:

Gianni Infantino – 115 votes
Sheikh Salman – 88 votes
Prince Ali al-Hussein – 4
Jerome Champagne – 0

Gianni Infantino is the new President of FIFA.

Samson Siasia Replaces Oliseh as Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has replaced Sunday Oliseh with Samson Siasia as coach of the Super Eagles following his resignation on Friday.

Siasia, whose contract as Eagles coach was terminated in October 2011 following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, will be assisted by Salisu Yusuf, who assisted Oliseh, 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke, and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
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Fifa presidential election starts: Key day for world football

Voting has begun in Fifa’s presidential election, with 207 delegates from around the world in Zurich to elect Sepp Blatter’s successor.

Blatter, who led world football’s governing body since 1998, stood down last year amid a corruption crisis.

Four candidates remain in the running after Tokyo Sexwale withdrew at the extraordinary congress.

They are Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne.

The new president is expected to be announced around 17:30 GMT, although more than one round of voting may be required before a winner is known.

Before voting began, a raft of reforms was passed at the extraordinary congress, including the future disclosure of Fifa salaries, limits on a president’s term and the introduction of a new council to replace the current executive committee, featuring a female representative from each confederation.

How does voting work?

There are 209 Fifa nations but Kuwait and Indonesia are currently barred from taking part, meaning there are 207 eligible voters.

To become president after the first round of voting, a candidate must secure two-thirds of the available votes. If no candidate achieves that mark, a simple majority is required in the second round.

If there is still no winner, a third round will take place, minus the candidate with the fewest votes in round two.

Fifa says a winner must be declared on Friday because an ice hockey rink is due to be installed at the Hallenstadion venue at midnight.

It has also spent £500,000 converting its headquarters into a back-up venue.

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How significant is Friday’s election?

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NFF Replies Sunday Oliseh Over Resignation Letter

The Nigeria Football Federation has responded to the sudden resignation of Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.

The spokesperson for the Federation, Ademola Olajire, described the development as ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’, saying with Oliseh’s departure, the country would have to immediately get a new set of technical leadership for the national team.

“Oliseh is gone and we have to move forward,” Olajire said in an interview in Abuja with the Nigeria Television Authority.

The NFF spokesperson said he has discussed with the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, and other top officials of the Federation, who are currently in Zurich for FIFA special congress about the matter .

 

Cristiano Ronaldo: Why I Want To Become A Hollywood Star

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest footballers of all time, says he will become a Hollywood star “sooner or later”.

The 31-year-old player said in an interview with “Sacoor Brothers”: “Becoming a Hollywood star? Why not? This is not my objective for the time being. I had some offers but my agenda is actually full. I will not close the door, I like this field”.

Cristiano added: “For now, my primary objective is to make Cristiano Ronaldo’s name eternal for my sons. The players who were able to stay in the top for many years like me are really few. I feel special for being able to reach that level”.

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Sunday Oliseh Resigns as Super Eagles Coach

Sunday Oliseh has resigned his position as Super Eagles coach.

He took to his official Twitter handle to announce his resignation, stating that unpaid salaries, lack of cooperation, among other factors, were responsible for his action.

There was a recent controversy surrounding the coach, where he stated that he does not feel safe doing his job,. He says he feels some individuals within the sport ministry are trying to hinder his work as the Super Eagles head coach

Here are 4 reasons he gave for resigning:

  • Contract violations
  • lack of Support
  • Unpaid wages
  •   Unpaid benefits to Super Eagles players, Asst.Coaches & himself

READ SUNDAY OLISEH’S RESIGNATION LETTER BELOW

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BECOME NAIJA BET AGENT AND MAKE COOL MONEY

A guide on betting on sports in Nigeria.

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Sport Betting is a fast rising venture and a profitable business; With our user friendly Easy, Flexible and Modern platform, NaijaBet will work with you to ensure you make profits and continue the business. You are the reason why we are in business.

As a NaijaBet Agent, you take bets from customers under the NaijaBET.com name/platform from your shop/location. You will also be able to credit/fund NaijaBet online users.

Things you need to be an Agent.

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Why Pique and Mascherano Is Barcelona’s Best Centre-Back Partnership

Luis Enrique has made it clear what he thinks Barcelona’s best option is when it comes to picking his centre-backs. It’s always Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano.

When the Catalans head into a big game, the coach has a regular side he turns to, known as his Gala XI. The only flexible place in the team is goalkeeper, with Claudio Bravo selected in La Liga and Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the cup competitions.

Otherwise, if everybody is fit, it’s his core team. That’s Jordi Alba and Dani Alves at full-back, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Andres Iniesta in midfield, the holy trinity of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar up front and Pique with Mascherano at centre-back.

It means the other central defenders at the club don’t get much of a look in toward the back end of the season, barring injury or suspension worries.

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Arsenal vs Barcelona: UEFA Champions League matches through the years

As Barcelona prepare to meet Arsenal in the  UEFA   Champions League, we look at past meetings between the Blaugrana and the Gunners.

UEFA Champions League, Round of 16  2010-11 Season

First Leg: Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona

Barcelona came into the tie as heavy favorites, but Arsenal shocked many by winning the first leg at home. David Villa got first blood for Barcelona, and Lionel Messi should have extended the lead, but his goal in the 39th was wrongly disallowed. Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin struck late to give Arsenal a surprising 2-1 win. This was Arsenal’s first – and so far only – win against Barcelona.

Second Leg: Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal

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How Manchester United should line up against Shrewsbury Town in their FA Cup fifth-round tie

 

 

Manchester United are looking down the barrel of a week that could completely kill off their campaign.

Tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Shrewsbury kicks off a run of three games which – if unsuccessful – could result in United crashing out of the FA Cup, Europa League and the race for Champions League qualification.

None of the 14 injured players unavailable for last Thursday’s trip to Denmark are expected to be back, although Wayne Rooney’s knee injury isn’t as bad as first thought and he could return within three weeks.

David de Gea will be absent while youngster Donald Love is cup-tied following his loan spell with Wigan.

There are no notable returns to the first-team setup other than Phil Jones, who is still not match-ready, so Louis van Gaal could select another inexperienced line-up.

Here’s how United should line up:

Sergio Romero had become a symbol for unreliability after his excellent debut against Tottenham Hotspur was followed by a string of worrying errors.

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