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Alex Iwobi: 'My game has improved under Everton boss Benitez'

Nigeria and Everton's Alex Iwobi is confident that his game has improved under new Toffees manager Rafael Benitez, who took over the club in July. Iwobi, 25, joined Everton from boyhood club Arsenal in 2019 but has failed to truly cement himself with a role or position in the club's starting 11 since.
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Iwobi: My Game Has Improved Under Benitez

Alex Iwobi says his game has improved under new Everton manager Rafael Benitez, Completesports.com reports. Iwobi has struggled to impress since linking up with the Toffees from Arsenal in 2019. The Nigeria international seems to be back to his best under Benitez and has a goal and an assist in...
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Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala unperturbed by past drugs ban

NAIROBI - Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala broke the 9.85s record set by South Africa's Akani Simbine in July when the Kenyan sprinter ran 9.77s at the Kip Keino Classic meeting in Nairobi on Saturday. "Whenever I run these fast times, people talk but for me it is about myself − I...
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I can ‘no longer make excuses’: Alex Iwobi

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has revealed why he can no longer make excuses for himself while playing for Everton under new manager Rafael Benitez. The 25-year-old Super Eagle has managed 199 minutes under the former Liverpool boss and has scored one goal, provided one assist in seven appearances for the Toffees so far this campaign.
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Club World Cup: South Africa 'encouraged' by talks with Fifa president

The South African Football Association (Safa) says it has held 'encouraging' talks with Fifa over a bid to host December's Club World Cup. South Africa has expressed a keen interest in staging the tournament after Japan withdrew as hosts earlier this month citing concerns over coronavirus. Safa president Danny Jordaan...
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Finidi George: Former Nigeria star aims to repay Enyimba's faith

Former Nigeria international Finidi George hopes to thrive in his first managerial role at two-time African champions Enyimba and repay the faith shown by the club's board. The 50-year-old retired from playing in 2004 after a 15-year career, which included winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as well as three league titles and the 1995 European Champions League with Dutch giants Ajax.
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Football returns to Sierra Leone amid Covid vaccination controversy

Sierra Leonean footballer Sonny Kamara had never considered having a Covid-19 vaccination until he had a stark choice - no jab or no job. For when Sierra Leone's football league resumed over the weekend, the directives issued by the country's FA (SLFA) were crystal clear. Anyone wishing to play or...
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Former Nigeria star aims to repay Enyimba's faith

Former Nigeria international Finidi George hopes to thrive in his first managerial role at two-time African champions Enyimba and repay the faith shown by the club's board. The 50-year-old retired from playing in 2004 after a 15-year career, which included winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as well as three league titles and the 1995 European Champions League with Dutch giants Ajax.
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Kelechi Iheanacho: Nigeria striker unfazed by role on Leicester bench

Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho insists he has no complaints about starting this season as a substitute for English Premier League club Leicester City. His role on the bench comes despite scoring 19 goals last season to end Jamie Vardy's five-year streak as the club's top scorer and help them finish as surprise FA Cup winners.
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South Africa confident of Club World Cup hosting bid despite Covid woes

South Africa's FA (Safa) is confident the country can sufficiently suppress its number of Covid-19 infections in time to host Fifa's Club World Cup later this year. South Africa has expressed a keen interest in staging the club tournament, after Japan withdrew as hosts last week citing concerns over coronavirus.
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Grobbelaar interested in being next coach of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Bruce Grobbelaar, Liverpool, Zimbabwe national football team, Zimbabwe Football Association, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has expressed his desire to be the next coach of Zimbabwe. His comments come a day after the Zimbabwe FA (Zifa) dismissed Croatian Zdravko Logarusic and his coaching team after...
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