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Pinnick hails Osimhen, as Napoli move nears completion

Victor Osimhen can surpass the impact made by Diego Maradona at Napoli, according to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick. Osimhen is reportedly poised to leave Ligue 1 outfit Lille for Serie A’s Napoli in a transfer believed to be worth an initial €60million. The 21-year-old Super Eagles star scored 13 Ligue 1 goalsRead More
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Conte lauds Lukaku after striker nets brace against Genoa

Antonio Conte suggested Romelu Lukaku would be well suited to the NFL as he marvelled at the Inter striker’s pace and power after a superb display against Genoa. Lukaku scored the first and last goals in a 3-0 win, with Alexis Sanchez also on target as the Nerazzurri moved second in Serie A. The BelgiumRead More
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Mourinho: Liverpool’s Anfield excellence difficult to duplicate

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho believes achieving home dominance like champions Liverpool is becoming more difficult due to increasingly competitive Premier League standards. Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning Reds completed a third consecutive unbeaten league campaign at Anfield with their 5-3 win over Chelsea on Wednesday. Mourinho knows plenty about building that sort of record, having once goneRead More
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Transfer: Conte dismisses Messi talk as ‘fantasy football’

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte on Saturday dismissed talk of a reported move by the Chinese-owned Italian club for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. “We’re talking fantasy football, a situation that cannot be approached at Inter for many reasons,” Conte said after Inter beat Genoa 3-0 to move second in Serie A. Six-time Ballon d’Or winnerRead More
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Anambra govt cancels state FA board, council elections

The Anambra government on Saturday announced the suspension of the Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) Board and Local Football Councils (LFCs) 2020 Elections scheduled for Monday and Tuesday respectively in Awka. C-Don Adinuba, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, said in a statement that government had not lifted the ban on elections inRead More
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Mbappe injury dampens Coupe de France victory for Silva

Thiago Silva had mixed feelings after Paris Saint-Germain won the Coupe de France, saying he was sad for the injured Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe was substituted in the first half of PSG’s 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in the final on Friday after a tackle by Loic Perrin, who was sent off. The PSG star suffered aRead More
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Genoa 0-3 Inter: Lukaku sparkles in first win in three for Nerazzurri

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter returned to winning ways with a 3-0 Serie A success at Genoa. Consecutive draws had seen the Nerazzurri pass up the opportunity to properly capitalise on Juventus’ shaky form, with the leaders still able to seal the Scudetto against Sampdoria on Sunday. But even with their title hopes virtuallyRead More
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Atalanta coach Gasperini laments Mbappe injury ahead of clash

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini bemoaned Kylian Mbappe’s injury as he claimed he hopes to face a fully fit Paris Saint-Germain side when his team take on the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League. While Atalanta’s Serie A title hopes were all but extinguished by a 1-1 draw against Milan at San Siro onRead More
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E2%80%95-sarri/ Barcelona move not keeping Pjanic out of Juventus team ― Sarri

Miralem Pjanic is dealing with a minor injury and has not been kept out of the Juventus team due to his imminent move to Barcelona, Maurizio Sarri has revealed. Juve and Barca have agreed to a deal that will see Pjanic head to Camp Nou at the end of the season with fellow midfielder ArthurRead More
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Al Sadd’s Xavi ‘perfectly fine’ after testing positive for COVID-19

Barcelona legend and current Al Sadd boss Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, but explained that he is currently feeling ‘perfectly fine’. The Qatar Stars League is due to get back underway following a four-month layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Al Sadd taking on Al Khor onRead More
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Former Real Madrid coach, Capello reveals why Hazard struggles under Zidane this season

Former Real Madrid coach, Fabio Capello has revealed why forward, Eden Hazard, struggled under manager, Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu this season. Hazard established himself as one of the best players in the world during his time at Chelsea. The Belgium international, who scored over 100 goals for Chelsea, joined Real Madrid last summer …
Former Real Madrid coach, Capello reveals why Hazard struggles under Zidane this season

LaLiga: Messi tells board who should replace Setien as Barcelona manager

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, wants to hire Leeds boss, Marcelo Bielsa, as their new manager, according to the UK Sun. Bielsa is Messi’s favoured candidate to replace the embattled Quique Setien. The 65-year-old has just guided Leeds back to the Premier League after winning the Championship title, but his contract at Elland Road expires this …
LaLiga: Messi tells board who should replace Setien as Barcelona manager

Champions League: Man City vs Real Madrid under threat after new UK COVID-19 rules

The Champions League last-16 second leg game between Manchester City and Real Madrid has been plunged into doubt, due to new UK COVID-19 travel restrictions. According to Diario AS, the UK Government has stated that anyone entering the country from Spain from June 26 onwards, will be required to self-isolate as per public health guidelines, …
Champions League: Man City vs Real Madrid under threat after new UK COVID-19 rules

Conte speaks on Inter Milan signing Messi from Barcelona

Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, on Saturday night dismissed speculations of a reported move by the Chinese-owned club for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. “We’re talking fantasy football, a situation that cannot be approached at Inter for many reasons,” Conte told reporters after their 3-0 win over Genoa. “I don’t think there is a madman in the …
Conte speaks on Inter Milan signing Messi from Barcelona

EPL top four: Dimitar Berbatov predicts scorelines of Chelsea vs Wolves, Leicester vs Man Utd

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted Chelsea to play a 3-3 draw with Wolves in today’s Premier League final day fixture at Stamford Bridge Stadium. He also backed Manchester United to defeat Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium. Providing his predictions, Berbatov was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Well, this …
EPL top four: Dimitar Berbatov predicts scorelines of Chelsea vs Wolves, Leicester vs Man Utd

EPL final day: Arsenal confirm six key players to miss Watford clash

Arsenal have confirmed that six key players would miss their Premier League final day clash against Watford on Sunday evening at Emirates Stadium due to injuries. Arsenal head to the game after losing 1-0 against Aston Villa in their last encounter on Tuesday at the Villa Park. Bernd Leno: Sustained moderate ligament sprain on his …
EPL final day: Arsenal confirm six key players to miss Watford clash

EPL top four: Michael Owen predicts how it’ll end between Chelsea, Wolves

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and England striker, Michael Owen has predicted a 2-1 win for Chelsea against Wolves in their last Premier League game of the season on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side just need a point to push to the Champions League next season ahead of either Leicester City or Manchester United who will at …
EPL top four: Michael Owen predicts how it’ll end between Chelsea, Wolves

EPL final day: Where Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea could finish

The 2019/2020 Premier League will come to an end on Sunday. For the first time, Arsenal will finish outside the top six places. Even if the Gunners defeat Watford at the Emirates in their last game, the best position they can finish is eighth place. However, their rivals Manchester United and Chelsea are locked in …
EPL final day: Where Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea could finish

EPL final day: Vardy, Aubameyang, Ings in race for Premier League’s highest goal scorer

The 2019/2020 Premier League season comes to a delayed end on Sunday, July 26. Among other things, it will see the conclusion of the race for the top scorer’s prize. Jamie Vardy of Leicester City currently leads the charts with 23 goals and is closing in on his first Golden Boot crown. Realistically, there are …
EPL final day: Vardy, Aubameyang, Ings in race for Premier League’s highest goal scorer

EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts Chelsea vs Wolves, Leicester vs Man United, others

A former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted some of Sunday’s Premier League final day fixtures. Leicester City will host Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, while Tottenham Hotspur will face Crystal Palace. Chelsea will tackle Wolves at Stamford Bridge following a 5-3 defeat to Liverpool in their last game. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson …
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts Chelsea vs Wolves, Leicester vs Man United, others

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