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FIFA releases nominees list for ‘The Best’ football awards 2020

FIFA, today, released the list of nominees shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™.  The nominees selected by a panel of experts in seven different categories are as follows: The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium /Read More
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Grammy Awards: Burna becomes first Nigerian with consecutive nominations

Nigerian artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has emerged the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years. The ‘Wonderful’ crooner was nominated in the Best Global Music category of the 62nd Grammys with his African Giant album. An award he lost to Angelique Kidjo, Beninese singerRead More
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Minister orders overhaul of Super Eagles

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has called for an overhaul of the Super Eagles technical and administrative structure to achieve better results.
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Guardiola, Klopp welcome virus fan-return plan

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday welcomed the government’s decision to allow fans back into stadiums, a move described by the English Football League chief as a “lifeline” for smaller clubs. Lower-league clubs, who do not enjoy the TV riches of the Premier League, have been struggling to make ends meet, with supporters shutRead More
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Firmino is key player in Liverpool ‘orchestra’, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Roberto Firmino is a key player in his Anfield “orchestra” despite the Brazil forward’s recent lack of goals for the Premier League champions. Firmino’s header in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Leicester was only his sixth goal in the whole of 2020. Firmino’s lack of goals is a stark contrast toRead More
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CORRUPTION: FIFA bans CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

Football governing body FIFA has placed a five-year ban on the Confederation of African Football, CAF, boss, Mr Ahmad Ahmad from all football-related activity on grounds of corruption. The ban would effectively jeopardize the re-election campaign by the Malagasy politician for a 2nd term as CAF boss. A statement on FIFA’s website read: “The adjudicatoryRead More
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Former South African footballer dies in car crash

Tributes have been pouring in for the South African footballer, Anele Ngcongca, who died in a car accident in Kwazulu-Natal on Monday morning at the age of 33. He died after moving from Mamelodi Sundowns club to AmaZulu. In a joint statement, the clubs confirmed the tragic news. “AmaZulu Football Club and Mamelodi Sundowns FCRead More
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Taiwo Awoniyi breaks duck, as Onuachu continues red hot scoring form

On-loan Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi netted his debut goal for Union Berlin in their 2-1 victory over Koln FC in the German Bundesliga. Awoniyi who joined Union Berlin this summer on a season-long loan from Liverpool, making it his seventh loan stint in search of game time, and increasing his chances of gaining a workRead More
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FIFA World Cup‘ll be a legacy long beyond 2022 — Infantino

It’s exactly two years until the next and ground-breaking edition of the FIFA World CupTM. The compact nature, modern landscape and fascinating culture offered by the first edition of the event to be held in the Middle East and Arab world will guarantee a unique experience in 2022. Among the many distinctive features, travelling fansRead More
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Golf: IGCC captain’s inaugural golf tourney tees-off

The course of Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC), in Asaba, Delta State capital, will come alive this morning as the Captain’s inaugural tournament tees off. The tournament earlier scheduled for the second quarter of this year was postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic and its consequent effect on activities worldwide. This year’s tournament, being organisedRead More
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FIFA announces shortlist for 2020 Best Player, Puskas Awards, others Full List

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, are three of the notable names shortlisted by FIFA for this year’s Men Best Player award. FIFA also announced candidates for Puskas, Men’s Best Coach, goalkeepers and among other awards in a post via its website on Wednesday. Public voting for the winners ends …
FIFA announces shortlist for 2020 Best Player, Puskas Awards, others Full List

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo equals Messi’s record

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has equalled Lionel Messi’s record for the most home goals scored in the Champions League. Ronaldo was on the scoresheet once again in their 2-1 win over Hungarian side, Ferencvaros. In doing so, the Portugal captain extended his overall record in the club competition to 132 goals (including qualifying) across spells …
Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo equals Messi’s record

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard gives injury update on Pulisic ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said Christian Pulisic is fit enough for selection ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. Pulisic has missed three league fixtures and two in the Champions League including Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Stade Rennes. The American winger has one goal in under 300 minutes this season, …
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard gives injury update on Pulisic ahead of EPL clash

Champions League: Fernandes reveals why he gave Rashford penalty, missed hat-trick

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has revealed he passed up the opportunity to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, to help Marcus Rashford’s confidence. Fernandes scored twice as United defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. Rashford’s spot kick and Daniel James’ late strike put the gloss on a solid performance. …
Champions League: Fernandes reveals why he gave Rashford penalty, missed hat-trick

Champions League: Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd not qualifying after 4-1 win over Basaksehir

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is not taking their qualification for the Champions League Round of 16 lightly. The Red Devils are yet to book their place in the knockout stages despite a 4-1 win at home against Istanbul Basaksehir. Bruno Fernandes’ brace gave them a comfortable lead in the first, …
Champions League: Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd not qualifying after 4-1 win over Basaksehir

Champions League: Why Solskjaer dropped Pogba for Man Utd’s game against Basaksehir

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, was a surprise omission from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Champions League squad that played Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Pogba was also missing as the Red Devils beat West Brom 1-0 last weekend in the Premier League with an ankle strain. But he trained in the days leading …
Champions League: Why Solskjaer dropped Pogba for Man Utd’s game against Basaksehir

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard warns his players ahead of EPL clash with Mourinho’s men

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has already stressed the importance of their game against Tottenham on Sunday to his players, according to Mason Mount. The Blues go into the Premier League clash following a 2-1 win over Rennes in the Champions League on Tuesday, which sealed qualification into the Round of 16. Lampard’s side now have …
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard warns his players ahead of EPL clash with Mourinho’s men

Champions League: All the teams that have qualified for the knockout stages

A total of four teams have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League following Tuesday’s matches. They are: Barcelona, Juventus, Sevilla and Chelsea. Barca who were without talismanic captain, Lionel Messi, thrashed Dynamo Kiev 4-0 in Ukraine. Sergino Dest opened scoring in the second half, before Martin Braithwaite added a brace. Antoine Griezmann …
Champions League: All the teams that have qualified for the knockout stages

EPL: Mourinho accused of ‘brainwashing’ Tottenham players

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has ‘brainwashed’ his players into thinking they can be Premier League champions, according to Tim Sherwood. Sherwood played for Spurs between 1999 and 2003. The north London club is top of the Premier League after nine rounds of fixtures. Mourinho’s men have not lost in the league since their opening …
EPL: Mourinho accused of ‘brainwashing’ Tottenham players

UEFA Champions League: How Manchester United could line up against Istanbul Basaksehir

Manchester United would be aiming for a win as they entertain Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men earned their first home win in the Premier League after Bruno Fernandes 56th minute penalty sealed a 1-0 triumph over the Baggies. The Red Devils side is currently top of their …
UEFA Champions League: How Manchester United could line up against Istanbul Basaksehir

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