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target=_blank>Can Arsenal Scuttle Liverpool Title Ambition?
Having established a six-point lead over second place Tottenham and with defending champions- Manchester City losing two successive matches, Liverpool fans now believe more than ever they can win the Premier League for the first time this season. However, against an Arsenal side that is desperate for a top-four place, the Reds have a game
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target=_blank>Bukayo Saka: Nigeria’s Newest Arsenal Prodigy
Since Nwankwo Kanu’s debut for Arsenal in the ‘90s after moving from Inter Milan, Nigeria players have been trying to hold their own with the North London side. Alex Iwobi is presently commanding a regular shirt at the Emirate and only last week, another Nigerian, Bukayo Saka, had a feel of first team play with
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target=_blank>Michael Obafemi: A New Saint is Born
Michael Obafemi breaks Premier League record after scoring his first senior goal helping Southampton to a 3-1 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town last weekend Born in Dublin to Nigerian parents, Obafemi recently represented Ireland but could still switch allegiance to his fatherland. The 18-year-old slid in a Nathan Redmond cross to secure all three
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target=_blank>Funke Akindele: Relishing Twin Boys
Star actress, Funke Akindele’s baby birth story is a testimony as she welcomes a set of twin boys with hubby Abdulrasheed Bello. Ferdinand Ekechukwu reports The news was rife and joyous. The kind that heartened human emotions and interests that popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele (Jenifa) and her hubby, Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC Skillz) have welcomed a
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target=_blank>Former Arsenal Chairman, Hill-Wood Dies at 82
Former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has died at the age of 82, the football club have announced. He joined the north London side’s board in 1962 and was chairman from 1982 to 2013, presiding over title-winning eras under manager George Graham and later Arsene Wenger. Mr Hill-Wood was also instrumental in the formation of the
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target=_blank>Dalung Threatens to Jail Pinnick over World Cup Money
The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has again threatened officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to retire World Cup money or risk going to jail over the sum of N1.6 billion allegedly released to Amaju Pinnick to cover its expenditure up to the quarterfinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup. An
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target=_blank>Murray Brushes off Retirement Talk, Says Focus is on Improving
Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about not walking away from tennis despite missing 11 months of the year with a hip injury. The three-time Grand Slam champion was speaking ahead of his return to the sport at the season-opening Brisbane International, which gets underway at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday. Murray,
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target=_blank>Nadal Aims to be Perfectly Fit at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title. A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his US Open semi-final in early September – his last competitive match. The 32-year-old Spaniard then had ankle surgery at the start of November to tackle
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target=_blank>Onyekuru Eyes Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 Squad
Galatasaray of Turkey attacker, Henry Onyekuru has admitted that part of his targets for next year is to make Nigeria’s squad to the Africa Cup of Nations. While pointing out that he wants to continue scoring great goals for his club in the Turkish Super Lig, Onyekuru stressed that he also wants to be at
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Serena Lauds WTA over Pregnancy Rule Change
Serena Williams has lauded new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule which have been introduced by the WTA for 2019. The 37-year-old American – who gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017 and returned to the circuit in March 2018 – believes the changes will encourage more players to take a break […]
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