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Nigeria's Nwakali finally has his permanent move, but must make it count

Arguably the best Nigerian transfer of the offseason was the one that happened just before the European deadline, and went almost unnoticed.

Kelechi Nwakali's early September move from Arsenal to SD Huesca in the Spanish second tier was, again arguably given he's not made his debut, the move with the most benefit to the player, and thus the Super Eagles. 


Since joining Arsenal in 2016, Nwakali was shunted from pillar to post every season, to different middling clubs. From MVV Maastricht,...

Spanish game healthy despite match-fixing claims - chief

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Huesca's match against Nastic Tarragona last May is being investigated.
La Liga integrity department chief Inaki Arbea has told ESPN FC that Spanish football "generally is in good health" despite match-fixing allegations.

Spanish police conducted raids in five cities -- Huesca, Malaga, Valladolid, Madrid and A Coruna -- on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the top three divisions.

The operation, named "Oikos," followed an investigation by a court in Huesca and saw six people detained.

"From La Liga, we evaluate this operation as an...

Spain match-fixing detainees to face judge

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Spanish club Huesca are being investigated as part of a match fixing probe.

The six people detained this week in a match-fixing probe that has rocked Spanish football will go before a judge on Thursday.

The Spanish police conducted raids in five cities -- Huesca, Malaga, Valladolid, Madrid and A Coruna -- on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the country's top three divisions. The ongoing police operation named "Oikos," follows an investigation by a court in Huesca.

A statement from Spain's judicial body said: "On May 30, it is expected...