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Basketball: 8 Nigerians in 2020 NBA draft

The National Basketball Association (NBA), American men’s professional basketball league, held its yearly draft, were talented basketballers who are eligible and wish to join the league are drafted by clubs Among the drafted stars, are 8 players of Nigerian heritage. Power Forward Precious Achiuwa, drafted from Memphis Tigers by the Miami Heat, was born inRead More
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Sack Rohr now, Aiyegbeni urges NFF 

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has lamented the poor form of the national team under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr and therefore wants the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to sack him immediately.
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Man City boss Guardiola signs new contract

Pep Guardiola has ended speculation over his Manchester City future after signing a new two-year contract extension on Thursday. Guardiola was due to be out of contract at the end of this season and it had been suggested the Spaniard might be ready to leave City. But the 49-year-old has now agreed to stay atRead More
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I’m tired of being blamed for everything at FC Barcelona, Messi says

Team captain Lionel Messi says he is tired of being blamed for problems at FC Barcelona. The Argentine’s comments came after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club. Eric Olhats had accused Messi of having too much control at the club,Read More
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Qatar hotels fighting to survive until 2022 World Cup

Qatar has marketed its opulent skyscraper hotels as jewels in its World Cup 2022 crown but coronavirus curbs and a glut in new properties are jeopardising the industry. As well as keeping out overseas visitors, travel restrictions have complicated staffing preparations just as Qatar’s hospitality sector was scaling-up for football’s marquee event. One former Qatar-basedRead More
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LMC impressed by NPFL clubs’ infrastructure upgrade

  The League Management Company (LMC) has expressed satisfaction with the efforts of NPFL clubs to upgrade their stadium infrastructure in compliance with a recent directive of the league body pursuant to the CAF and NFF Licencing Regulation infrastructure requirements. Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko read the scorecard after a review of works at theRead More
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SPORT2020 Carnival Polo: Abuja Rubicon shrugs-off Malcomines, romp into finals

By Victor Okoye Rubicon of Abuja, on Thursday, ran away with a narrow 6 to 5 and a half goals victory against Malcomines, and romps into the finals of the race for the prestigious President’s Cup at the ongoing Carnival Polo Tournament in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the high 10 goalRead More
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NPFL 2020/21: Redstrike to visit Nigeria for operations evaluation

A delegation of Redstrike, United Kingdom, new commercial partners of the League Management Company (LMC) are expected to arrive Nigeria before the commencement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2020/2021 season. The development points to anticipated busy schedule as the LMC is poised to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Read More
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I’m interested in buying Arsenal, Orji Kalu declares

African Pillar of Sports and Forbes rated Billionaire, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has indicated interest in buying the English Premier league club, Arsenal Footbal Club with a bid of 35% stake. On Kalu’s Twitter handle @OUKtweets, Monday evening, he wrote: “Our success with Enyimba FC btw 2000-2007 has continuously increased my passion for football. READRead More
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AFCON Qualifiers: Wingless Eagles grind out bore goalless draw against Sierra Leone

By Emmanuel Okogba Nigeria’s Super Eagles played out a goalless draw against Sierra Leone in the reverse fixture of the AFCON qualifying match at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. Nigeria went into the match on the back of a disappointing 4-4 draw on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, with aRead More
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man Utd vs West Brom, Newcastle vs Chelsea, other fixtures

A former England striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester United will secure a win against West Bromwich on Saturday night when both teams clash in the Premier League fixture. Owen also predicted that Chelsea will beat Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon and Manchester City will defeat Tottenham Hotspur. “West Brom come into this after …
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man Utd vs West Brom, Newcastle vs Chelsea, other fixtures

Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta breaks silence on David Luiz, Ceballos bloody fight in training

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted there are “no problems” between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos, following a reported training ground fight. The duo were among a group of players who did not travel for international duty and have been preparing for their Premier League game against Leeds this Sunday. During a practice match last …
Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta breaks silence on David Luiz, Ceballos bloody fight in training

NFF reveals why they can’t sack Rohr as Super Eagles coach

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has admitted they cannot fire Gernot Rohr as head coach of the Super Eagles, because of the cost. Rohr has come under intense criticism, after the team failed to win any game in 2020. The Eagles lost to Algeria and played a 1-1 draw against …
NFF reveals why they can’t sack Rohr as Super Eagles coach

Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without five first-team players for EPL clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, will be without five key players for their trip to Leeds United on Sunday. The Gunners are looking to bounce back from a 3-0 humiliation at home to Aston Villa before the international break. But Arteta will have to get maximum points with Thomas Partey, Sead Kolasinac and Mohammed Elneny. On …
Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without five first-team players for EPL clash

LaLiga: Barcelona to sell six players in January

Barcelona are planning to offload as much as six players in the January transfer window, Marca reports. New manager, Ronald Koeman, is still shaping his squad at the Nou Camp, having completed no less than 14 deals in the summer. The likes of Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic were all moved out, while …
LaLiga: Barcelona to sell six players in January

Leeds vs Arsenal: Dani Ceballos reacts to alleged fight with David Luiz

Arsenal midfielder, Dani Ceballos, has labelled reports that he and fellow teammate, David Luiz, were involved in a fight during a training session as “FAKE”. Ceballos said this ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Leeds United this weekend. Recall that David Ornstein of The Athletic had earlier reported on Thursday that tensions had boiled …
Leeds vs Arsenal: Dani Ceballos reacts to alleged fight with David Luiz

Real Madrid suffer major injury blow ahead of Villarreal clash

Real Madrid have confirmed that captain, Sergio Ramos, has been diagnosed with a strained hamstring injury on his right leg ahead of their away La Liga fixture against Villarreal on Saturday evening. Real Madrid made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Thursday. Zinedine Zidane’s side head to the game after …
Real Madrid suffer major injury blow ahead of Villarreal clash

EPL: Chelsea told how to win title under Lampard

Former Chelsea star, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has urged the club to sign two players in January to help manager, Frank Lampard, win the Premier League title this season. Hasselbaink wants Chelsea to sign a defender, either Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu or Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and another creative midfielder in the January transfer window. He …
EPL: Chelsea told how to win title under Lampard

Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta ‘hurt’ by Ozil snub

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he is “hurt” by Mesut Ozil’s exile from the first team. In an interview with beINSPORT, Arteta also suggested the midfielder has not “earned the right” to play under him. Ozil was not included in the Gunners’ 25-man squad for both the Premier League and Europa League and looks …
Leeds vs Arsenal: Arteta ‘hurt’ by Ozil snub

Newcastle vs Chelsea: Lampard names players to miss Premier League clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has named Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva as the players that will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park. According to Lampard, Pulisic is not fit for Newcastle clash, Havertz just started training on his own to get some fitness …
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Lampard names players to miss Premier League clash

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