Muiz Adeoti’s toe surgery, Victor Moses’ gratitude to Antonio Conte & other trending #Urban96Sports stories today

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ABS FC midfielder Muiz Adeoti, who underwent surgery on a fractured toe in March, is raring to get back to the pitch and help his team in the second round of the 2016-17 Nigeria Professional Football League.

The midfielder revealed his recovery is going on as scheduled and hopes to drop his crutches soon and join the team to compete in the NPFL.

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In other news,
NPFL champions Enugu Rangers will look to continue to salvage their season when they face Gombe United in a six-pointer at the Pantami Stadium.

Both teams have relegation worries hanging over their heads as Rangers go into the game one place above the drop zone while the Desert Scorpions are third from bottom.

The Flying Antelopes just need to avoid defeat to end the first round of the season in safety and for Gombe United an outright win will see them leap from 18th to 11th or 10th position on the standings.

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Rivers Angels head coach Edwin Okon has said his side will end at the summit after the first stanza of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL).

The ‘Jewel of Rivers’ are hosts of Bayelsa Queens in todays top of the table NWFL clash at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

Okon said his side will work very hard to claim the three points at stake against the Yenagoa landladies, Bayelsa Queens aimed at finishing the season’s halfway mark as leaders.

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On The International Scene,
Chelsea’s Victor Moses has credited manager Antonio Conte for reviving his career at Stamford Bridge by converting him into a wing-back during their Premier League title charge this season.

The 26-year-old Nigerian international Moses was previously sent out on loan for three consecutive seasons by manager Jose Mourinho before Conte arrived this season and changed Chelsea’s main formation to 3-4-3.

That reshuffle brought Moses back into the starting lineup, and has helped make him one of the most consistent performers this season, making 37 appearances in all competitions.

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In other news,
Ander Herrera wants Manchester United’s supporters to turn Old Trafford into a cauldron when his side look to complete victory over Celta Vigo in Thursday’s Europa League semifinal return leg.

Marcus Rashford’s sweet second-half free-kick brought United a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, putting Jose Mourinho’s side within touching distance of the final in Stockholm on the 24 May.

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Atletico Madrid have it all to do against city rivals Real Madrid on what is sure to be an emotional evening at the Vicente Calderon.

In what will be the last European tie at the stadium that has been their home since 1966, Diego Simeone’s Atletico are attempting to win a European tie against their neighbours at the fifth time of asking. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-leg hat-trick, that gave the holders a 3-0 win at the Santiago Bernabéu, makes that an unlikely prospect.

This is a fifth European meeting for Real Madrid and Atletico, all in the European Cup, with Madrid having won all four previous ties.

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And in Tennis,

Novak Djokovic staved off a huge upset in his first match since splitting with his long-time coaching team to beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in the second round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday.

After a blistering start, Djokovic had to battle back from 3-0 down in the deciding set to book his place in the last 16 on Thursday against Feli-ciano Lopez or Gilles Simon.

Djokovic is without a coach in the Spanish capital after bringing to an end a 10-year relationship with Marian Vajda in an attempt to reverse his dramatic slump in form over the past year.

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