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Four Bundesliga Stars Set For Eagles Debut

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Four Bundesliga Stars Set For Eagles Debut

Four new defenders from the German Bundesliga, Akpoguma, Felix Agu, Felix Uduokai and Jordan Torunarigha of Nigerian descent, are set to join the Nigerian senior national team next month when the Super Eagles face Ivory Coast and Tunisia in international friendlies.

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Officials say this will bring more competition to the defence and help it to be more formidable.

Akpoguma represented Germany from U-16 to U-21 level.  He also captained the German U-20 side at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.  He is yet to join the Nigerian set-up despite opening the door to a switch since 2018.

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Agu, Uduokhai and Touraringha have also represented Germany at junior levels

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AFN Awaits World Athletics Decision After Appeal Court Ruling

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AFN Awaits WA Decision After Appeal Court Ruling

World Athletics is expected to rule on whether Ibrahim Gusau remains the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

On Friday, the court had dismissed an appeal filed by the ministry of youth and sports development.

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The AFN had been in crisis after the wing of the federation led by Gusau declared autonomy from the sports ministry last December.

Another faction led by Gusau’s vice president, Olamide George, suspended him as president.

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Frank de Boer Replaces Ronald Koeman As Netherlands Coach

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Frank de Boer Replaces Ronald Koeman As Netherlands Coach

Frank de Boer has been given a two-year contract as Netherlands head coach to replace Ronald Koeman.

Frank de Boer won 112 caps and played at two world cups for the Netherlands.

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Former defender de Boer, who also played for Barcelona and ajax, won a record four successive Dutch league titles as coach of ajax between 2011 and 2014.

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Barcelona Agree To Sell Striker Luis Suárez To Atlético Madrid

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Barcelona Agree To Sell Striker Luis Suárez To Atlético Madrid

Barcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The Uruguayan agreed terms on a reduced salary with atletico after a move to Juventus fell through because of passport issues.

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Reports say Barcelona chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu blocked the deal because he did not wish to sell to a Spanish rival.

But, after meeting with Suarez’s representatives, the Catalan club backed down, with the striker threatening to air his grievances to the media.

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Suarez will earn half of the 30m euros a year he earned at Barcelona

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