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Chelsea release Pato, Falcao, Amelia

Chelsea have opted against renewing contracts for strikers Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato, and goalkeeper Marco Amelia, the Premier League club said on its website, Friday. Colombia’s Falcao, who signed on a season-long loan from Monaco last July, netted just once in 12 appearances last season and was sidelined through …

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Rio Olympics football: Alex Iwobi, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’ s Dream Team IV; as Mikel, Oboabona make overage list

Dream Team IV coach, Samson Siasia has named Mancester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, Arsenal Alex Iwobi, as well as Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Watford striker Odion Ighalo in the 35-man Nigeria squad for the Rio Olympic Men’s football squad. Mikel, Godfrey Oboabona and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi are the over-age …

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Late Keshi to get state burial July 29; as Sports minister proposes 20-man national committee

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has disclosed that a 20-man national committee for a state burial that will comprise family members, the Nigeria Football Federation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, stakeholders including coaches, administrators, ex footballers, the media and representatives of Delta and Edo states has been …

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