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Djokovic Faces Tough First Round As History Beckons

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Novak Djokovic takes his first steps towards entering the history books on Monday and the two-time defending Australian Open champion is taking nothing for granted in his first round clash.

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Mali Pin Hopes On Keita

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SEYDOU KEITA (R)
Mali hope experienced campaigner Seydou Keita can lead them to the top bracket at the Africa Cup of Nations like he did last year.

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Eagles Style Impresses The Dutch

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KESHI AND AMOKACHI WATCH THE ROTTERDAM GAME
Rotterdam’s coach Michel Vonk had nothing but praise for the Super Eagles after yesterdays game ended in a 1-0 loss for his side.

He

NSF: WE'LL STICK TO OUR HOME GROWN ATHLETES - FCT

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122306 In spite of National Sports Commission (NSC)'s decision to throw open subsequent editions of the National Sports Festival to all cadre of Nigerian athletes, the FCT administration has insisted it will stick to its policy of sending only locally groomed athletes to the competition.

KESHI BERATES MOSES

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122310 Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi tore into Chelsea forward, Victor Moses following his decision to retaliate after a poor tackle from Cape Verde captain, Nando in Wednesday's friendly game between both countries in Faro, Portugal.

…EJIDE'S INJURY NOT SERIOUS - OFFICIAL

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122302 Goalkeeper Austin Ejide will be fully fit for Nigeria's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations challenge in South Africa.

The Hapoel Be'er Sheva shot-stopper limped out of Nigeria's friendly against Cape Verde on Wednesday with what looked like a hamstring injury.

LAMPARD WILL IMPRESS IN MAN UNITED - WILKINS

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122296 Ray Wilkins is of the opinion Frank Lampard would be a 'tremendous' signing for Manchester United if he is to leave Chelsea in the summer.

The former Chelsea assistant believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to coax performances out of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes could be used to perfection with the 34-year-old

The former Stamford Bridge assistant believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to bring the best out of experienced players at Old Trafford makes it the perfect destination for the 34-year-old, whose contract with the Blues expires in June.

DON'T WRITE MADRID OFF - MESSI

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122298 Lionel Messi believes that Barcelona has not won the Liga title just yet as he feels Real Madrid can never be written off. The Argentina international feels it is too early to say the Blancos are out of the title race, and is dreaming of success at the 2014 World Cup.

BECKHAM CONSIDERS LONDON BASE

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122261 David Beckham is considering offers from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, but will base his family in London wherever he ends up. The former England captain has been living in Los Angeles since 2007 but will move after leaving LA Galaxy.

BASKETBALL: ROYAL HOOPERS LAMENT NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122258 Coach Ogar Odaudu of Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt, yesterday expressed concern about developments at the basketball club, saying that the non-payment of remunerations for 2012 was heart breaking. Odaudu, whose team won the 2012 Nigeria Basketball Premiere League for the second year running, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Eagles Release AFCON Squad

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NIGERIA HEAD COACH, STEPHEN KESHI
Nigeria have left out Portland Timbers forward, Bright Chinedu Dike, from their 23-man squad to this month's Afcon in South Africa.

Dike

Swansea Upset Chelsea In Cup

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Swansea City inflicted the second shock home defeat in eight days on Chelsea, goals from Michu and Danny Graham giving the Welsh club a 2-0 win in their Capital One (League) Cup semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

Michael

Ronaldo Hat-Trick Fires Real Into Quarters

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Cristiano Ronaldo was the decisive figure for the second time in four days as he scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over Celta Vigo that put them in the quarterfinals of the King's Cup on Wednesday.

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UNITED, CITY, SPURS EYE SNEIJDER

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122253 Manchester United, City and Tottenham's pursuit of Wesley Sneijder could be foiled by Galatasaray.

The Turkish club's president had dinner with Inter chief Massimo Moratti on Monday night and said they discussed whether they could acquire the Holland midfielder.

Keshi Puts Faith In Yobo, Mikel, 21 Others For Nations Cup Glory

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SUPER EAGLES SKIPPER, JOSEPH YOBO IS HEADING TO HIS SIXTH NATIONS CUP FINALS
Nigeria Captain Joseph Yobo will play in his sixth Africa Cup of Nations finals after making the final list of 23 released on Wednesday night by Coach Stephen Keshi, who also made good his promise of including home-based players with six making the list.

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ALONSO EAGER FOR COPA DEL REY ACTION

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=122210 Xabi Alonso is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's Copa del Rey match against Celta Vigo. He stressed that the round of 16 game will be like a final for Real Madrid. The holding midfielder took Jose Mourinho's place at a press conference and highlighted the importance of the upcoming cup encounter.

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