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Prudent Energy Handball League: Grasshoppers, Kada Queens clash in opening game

Famous Imo Grasshoppers Handball team of Owerri are hopeful of taking their pride of place in the game that brought them fame and laurels in the continent as the 2020 edition of Prudent Energy Handball League throws off today in Abuja. The Owerri based amazons take on the hard fighting Kada Queens of Kaduna. SpeakingRead More
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Mercy Akide-Udoh: What stood against us at Sweden ’95 World Cup

Not many people know that Mercy Akide-Udoh, former Super Falcons fearsome striker could have chosen to be an excellent middle and long-distance runner or better still, a table tennis player. But she chose to play football, where she excelled. Akide-Udoh led the Super Falcons attack in so many battles, spanning over a decade. She tookRead More
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Palliatives Looting: Temper justice with mercy, Oboh pleads with Buhari

Following the call by President Muhammadu Buhari that all those involved in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives across the country be brought to book, ex-British and Commonwealth Boxing champion, Peter Oboh has called on Buhari to temper justice with mercy.
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Ahmad Ahmad to seek second term as CAF boss

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad said he will seek a second term as head of Africa’s football governing body The election slated for March 2021, in Rabat, Morocco Ahmad’s reign at the helm of the continent’s football governing body has been marred by controversy. CAF has been accused of mismanaging up toRead More
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Udala FC of Anambra wins AIFL Season 4 playoffs to emerge champions

Udala FC of Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra have won the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL) Season 4 playoffs to emerge champions for three consecutive seasons. AIFL is an amateur football league in Anambra, organised and managed by private football technocrats under the chairmanship of Rev. Fr Coach Obinna Dike of the CatholicRead More
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FIFA President tests positive for COVID-19

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, the global football governing body said on Tuesday.
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Just in: World 100 metres champion suspended for two years

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday. The American, who won the men’s 100 metres at last year’s world championships in Doha, was provisionally suspended for three ‘whereabouts failures’ in June. READ ALSO: WHO chief warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’Read More
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Just in: FIFA president tests positive for COVID-19

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has contracted coronavirus, the world’s governing body announced on Tuesday. The 50-year-old has mild symptoms and will remain in isolation for a further 10 days, FIFA said in a statement. READ ALSO: FIFA intervenes in Ivorian election squabble (AFP) Vanguard
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has mild symptoms and is self-isolating, according to a statement from FIFA. pic.twitter.com/ADjeUEFcdP — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 27, 2020 The global football governing body made the announcement on Tuesday. It also statedRead More
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Mourinho credits Pochettino for potent Kane-Son partnership

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have formed the English Premier League’s most potent partnership under Jose Mourinho this season. But the Portuguese manager says some of the credit has to go to his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino. Son scored his eighth goal of the season in Monday’s 1-0 win at Burnley after Kane hadRead More
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EPL: Klopp, Guardiola blast Premier League over rule

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, have flayed the Premier League over its decision to revert to three substitutes. Five substitutes were allowed after football resumed following the COVID-19 lockdown, to deal with hectic schedules. Although other leagues continued with the format, the English Football Association chose to return to …
EPL: Klopp, Guardiola blast Premier League over rule

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Arteta identifies players in Solskjaer’s squad who are threats

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has identified Manchester United’s forwards as threats, ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday. United have not lost in their last 13 home league fixtures to the Gunners. Their front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood combined for 62 goals in all competitions last season and manager …
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Arteta identifies players in Solskjaer’s squad who are threats

COVID-19: Juventus reveals Ronaldo’s condition

Juventus has said Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered after contracting COVID-19 infection. The Serie A giant confirmed the condition of the Portuguese in a statement on Friday. “Cristiano Ronaldo has undergone a test today. The result of the test was negative”, it read. “The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subject …
COVID-19: Juventus reveals Ronaldo’s condition

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Arteta seeks first Gunners’ win in 14 years

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said their trip to Manchester United on Sunday, is the “perfect scenario” to get their Premier League season back on track. The Gunners are currently 11th on the log, after back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Leicester City. Arsenal have not won a league game at Old Trafford since 2006 …
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Arteta seeks first Gunners’ win in 14 years

EPL: Guardiola clears air on leaving Man City for Barcelona

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he wants to extend his stay at the Premier League club, rather than return to Barcelona. Guardiola will be out of contract at the Etihad Stadium next summer. Barcelona’s presidential front-runner, Victor Font, has already declared his intention to bring the 49-year-old back to Camp Nou. The LaLiga …
EPL: Guardiola clears air on leaving Man City for Barcelona

Arsenal’s Director of Football, Huss Fahmy steps down

Arsenal’s director of football operations, Huss Fahmy, has left the club as the internal restructuring continues, ESPN reports. Fahmy arrived at the Emirates in 2017 and was responsible for the Gunners’ contract negotiations with both existing players and new signings. The North London outfit have made a few significant changes within the club, including the …
Arsenal’s Director of Football, Huss Fahmy steps down

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Super Eagles goalkeeper tests positive for COVID-19

Newly-invited Nigerian goalkeeper, Sebastian Osigwe, has tested positive for COVID-19. His Swiss Super League club, Lugano, confirmed this on Friday. Osigwe was only handed his maiden Super Eagles call-up on Thursday, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double-header against Sierra Leone in November. He and another of his club team-mate, Mattia Bottani contracted …
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Super Eagles goalkeeper tests positive for COVID-19

EPL: Berbatov predicts Sheffield Utd vs Man City, Burnley vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs West Ham

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted some of the Premier League fixtures that will be played this weekend. Match Day 7 kicked off on Friday, with Wolverhampton Wanderers defeating Crystal Palace 2-0. On Saturday, Manchester City travel to Sheffield United, Burnley welcome Chelsea and champions Liverpool take on West Ham. Berbatov expects a …
EPL: Berbatov predicts Sheffield Utd vs Man City, Burnley vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs West Ham

Liverpool vs West Ham United: Reds’ possible line-up against David Moyes’ side

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp has one major key decision to make in midfield prior to their West Ham United match. The Reds would play host to David Moyes side at Anfield on Saturday, aiming to secure another vital three points in the Premier League. The Red had not been at their best in terms of their …
Liverpool vs West Ham United: Reds’ possible line-up against David Moyes’ side

Burnley vs. Chelsea: Chelsea’s possible line-up against Sean Dyche’s Burnley

Chelsea will travel to play Burnley full of confidence after they crushed Russian side Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League. The Blues breezed past the Russian opposition on Wednesday as four of Chelsea’s attacking talent all netted in the convincing win. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner (from the Penalty spot) and Christian Pulisic all …
Burnley vs. Chelsea: Chelsea’s possible line-up against Sean Dyche’s Burnley

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