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Football Force 101

I could operate the computer long before I read or tried understanding the basics of the device. In Africa, it’s mostly done this way. We do and later we take lectures about that which we do. Mostly.   I started playing football long before I understood a worldwide officially accepted laws guided the game. Growing up, soccer had few basic ...

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Malcom To Barca: A Masterclass On Sealing Transfer Deals

Many drama ensued on Tuesday. While Senate President Bukola Saraki was schooling Buhari and politicians on how to kill a Presidential Hijack. Barcelona was giving Roma and other football clubs an advance course in Hijacking Talents 101. One lecture happened in the morning. The other took place in the evening. Between both lectures, FIFA gave an exposé. A thesis if ...

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2018/19 Season: How Chelsea, Barca, Madrid And PSG Could Decide The Drama And Excitement

N’Golo Kante, “Pala Lalala, “He’s short, he’s nice, “He stopped Leo Messi, “But we all know he’s a cheater, “N’Golo Kante” That’s what everybody is singing in France. They are praising the Kante of all Defensive demons. The undisputable strongest player in the world. He deserves every line of the song. I, Ediale, love him. Barca wants to buy. Chelsea ...

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Blacks Won The World Cup 2016

• What’s the big deal? By Ediale Kingsley The World Cup is done and dusted, the best player has emerged in Luka Modric and the young best player, Kylian Mbappe as France relied on a black dominated team to oust Croatia. The media space has since been awash by the narratives that the glory belongs to the African continent. Despite ...

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Croatia vs Russia: What Ediale Saw At Half-Time

1. Yesterday I said if Brazil had pull off that Favorite cap. May be they would have scaled through. Today Croatia won’t play like Russia is the underdog. They will keep Modric deep. And won’t take the game to Russia. It was 5 Russians defending against just 2 Croatia attackers that brought the equalizer. 2. At times you need to ...

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BROWSING BRAZIL: 10 THOUGHTS

1. Brazil is out, gone, done. 2. Belgium showed character of will, skill and steel. 3. Hazard was good enough. Yet, I didn’t see the version that plays for Chelsea. Now I didn’t say he was a mess. 4. Belgium won. But their managers almost ruin it with a Lukaku sub. Why pull off the plug when the voltage was ...

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10 Half Time Thoughts Of The Brazil, Belgium Game

1. Lukaku has never been this awesome. 2. Lukaku has never been this flexible. Playing deep and moving like a cat irrespective of his elephant size. 3. Brazil can’t survive this o. 4. KDB, Hazard and Lukaku are stationed up front for each counter attacking opportunities. And so far it is working. 5. Neymar should have saved that group stage ...

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World Cup 2018: Nigeria Deserves Its Early Exit

We didn’t deserve the World Cup. Stop crying over spilled milk. You don’t go winning the world cup by accident. Gernot Rohr chorused it and the radio blasted it loud and clear. That their intention is to win 2022 edition. If the plan was not to win. What right do you have to advance to the next stage over a ...

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Nigeria Vs. Argentina: Start Your Party At 16th Minute

By Ediale Kingsley     If Argentina can’t beat Nigeria after 15mins of the match. I’d recommend Nigerians start the party to celebrate round 16 qualification at the 16th minute. But there will be one little problem — Iceland. Little because of their weight against Croatia. But considering the sizes of boots the Croatia coach plans to field and the ...

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