Van Gaal opts for 4-3-3 formation

Louis van Gaal has opted for the 4-3-3 formation for Manchester United in the new season. “That the midfielder is [sometimes] in front of the striker is not bad because I think you do need variation in your attack,” said van Gaal, in a press conference following the final tour match against PSG. “I like

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CAF U-23: Siasia sure of victory in Pointe Noire

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON— Head Coach, Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia is unfazed by claims his team have the odds stack against them in Sunday’s crucial 2015 African U-23 Championship final qualifying match against Congo Brazzaville in Pointe Noire. The former Nigeria striker, however, agreed they have their work cut out, but assured that his charges

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FIFA U-17: Kaduna promises Eaglets memorable stay

The Kaduna State government has promised the Golden Eaglets comfortable stay during their camping exercise for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Chile. This was disclosed by Alhaji Balele Dan-Arewa Kurfi, following a meeting with Governor Aminu Masari at the Katsina Government House in Abuja on Wednesday. “We are doing everything possible to ensure that

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Lewandowski: My best is still to come

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON— Robert Lewandowski hopes to do better than his 25 goals in his first season with Bayern this season. The Poland international chalked up, 17 in the Bundesliga, six in the Champions League and two in the DFB Cup but has told fcbayern.de the Bavaria should expect more from him as the 26-year-old

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Platini is not good for FIFA- Prince Ali

Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan yesterday described Michel Platini’s decision to stand for the post in February’s election as “not good for FIFA.” UEFA president Platini announced earlier in the day that he intended to stand in the election to choose a replacement for outgoing Sepp Blatter. “Platini is

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Pogba fired up for Super Cup clash with Lazio

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— With no transfer speculations to bother about and good pre-season preparation, Juventus midfield enforcer Paul Pogba can only look forward to laying down the marker for the new season in the Super Cup showdown with Lazio on August 8. The France international came off with a thumping fourth minute header to help

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I’d make Ibe top-class-Rodgers

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— Brendan Rodgers says Jordan Ibe is by no means a finished product but that he would provide a perfect environment for the winger with Nigerian roots to thrive at Anfield. Ibe burst onto prominent last season and has continued to string up scintillating displays for the Reds on their pre-season tour of

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Galliani: Milan on come-back trail

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— AC Milan Chief Executive Officer, Adriano Galliani believes the club are making giant strides back to prominence. . He made this statement in commemoration of his birthday on Thursday as he spoke exclusively to the Milan Channel. He said: “It’s hard to see things repeating themselves completely in football and to me

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