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Former Arsenal star, Patrick Vieira sacked as Nice coach

Patrick Vieira has been sacked as coach of Nice, paying the price for five consecutive defeats, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Friday. The final straw for the former Arsenal player and France 1998 World Cup winner was Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen, which confirmed their elimination from the Europa League.Read More
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Calabar Para-soccer team appeals for inclusion in NSF

Players of Paradise Club Para-Soccer team in Calabar have appealed to the Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare to include para-soccer in the forthcoming National Sports Festival (NSF) to be held in Edo. The team made the appeal at the end of their inter-club competitive match on Thursday to mark the 2020 World Disability DayRead More
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Pinnick unimpressed by Kano Pillars, Rivers United CAF Cup performance

Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking “steel” as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend. Kano fell 3-1 to ASC Jaraaf in Senegal after taking an early lead while Rivers lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings in Equatorial Guinea. More was expectedRead More
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Open National Stadium pool, swimmers beg Sports Minister

By Ben Efe Swimmers who are preparing for the National Sports Festival have urged the Sports Ministry to keep the swimming pool at the National Stadium Lagos Swimming open. Yesterday a group of swimmers from Lagos and Ogun States who wanted to use the National Stadium Swimming pool for time trials were turned back byRead More
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Boxing icon, Pacquiao takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in the country, it was announced on Thursday. Pacquiao, who is a senator in the Philippines, was sworn in as the national president of the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night, said Ron Munsayac, Executive Director ofRead More
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18 percent of Olympic tickets sold in Japan to be refunded

About 18 percent of tickets sold in Japan for next year’s coronavirus-postponed Olympics will be refunded, Tokyo 2020 organisers said Thursday, with over 3.6 million seats still reserved domestically for the Games. A three-week refund window for domestic tickets closed November 30, and organisers said about 810,000 of the 4.45 million tickets sold in JapanRead More
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Van Bronckhorst quits after one season in China

Former Barcelona and Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst quit on Thursday after one season as coach of Guangzhou R&F so he can return to his family. The former Dutch international’s spell in China was badly disrupted by the coronavirus, with the Chinese Super League starting five months late. “It’s been a very difficult year forRead More
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Giroud awaits Lampard verdict after four-goal performance

Olivier Giroud refused to be drawn on his chances of keeping a place in Chelsea’s starting XI after he scored all four goals in a 4-0 Champions League rout of Sevilla. Giroud scored with his left foot in the first half at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan before adding further goals with his right and hisRead More
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CBN Governor’s Golf Cup to tee off in Abuja Dec. 5

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the 13th edition of the CBN-sponsored Golf Tournament would hold at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, on Dec. 5, in spite of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Osita Nwanisobi made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, preparatory to the event.Read More
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WAFU U-20: Dare charges Flying Eagles to win competition

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has charged the Flying Eagles to make Nigeria proud by winning the WAFU U-20 competition in the Benin Republic. Dare gave the charge on Wednesday when he paid a visit to the team’s training camp in Abuja. The minister urged the team to display theRead More
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West Ham vs Man Utd: Woodward’s promise to Solskjaer revealed

Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward, has promised to bankroll Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s spending in the summer transfer window. Woodward has come out publicly to back Solskjaer on many occasions over the past two years, even amid growing speculations the club is considering replacing him with former Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino. Solskjaer has spent £180 …
West Ham vs Man Utd: Woodward’s promise to Solskjaer revealed

Europa League Team: UEFA names two Arsenal players, others in starting XI Full list

Two Arsenal players, Pablo Marí and Nicolas Pépé have been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post on its official website on Friday following the conclusion of the group stage match-day five fixtures on Thursday. Mari and Pépé helped Mikel Arteta’s side beat …
Europa League Team: UEFA names two Arsenal players, others in starting XI Full list

Neymar gives PSG, Messi conditions to sign new deal

Neymar has informed Paris Saint-Germain that he will only sign a new contract at the club if the French giants complete a deal for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi next summer, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Brazilian international has been linked with a move away from France over the past 18 months. Meanwhile, Messi is out of …
Neymar gives PSG, Messi conditions to sign new deal

Europa League 2020/21: Highest goal scorers this season See top 15

Following the conclusion of the UEFA Europa League Match Day 5 fixtures on Thursday, below are the current highest goal scorers chasing the golden boot in the tournament. Lille’s Yusuf Yazici is currently on top of the goal chart with six goals. Sparta Prague’s Lukas Julis, Lech Poznan’s Mikael Ishak’s and Benfica stars, Pizzi and …
Europa League 2020/21: Highest goal scorers this season See top 15

Europa League: Arteta speaks on Lacazette’s new position ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, believes Alexandre Lacazette has found his new position, after he impressed in the 4 -1 win against Rapid Vienna on Thursday. Lacazette was played as a number 10 for the Europa League clash at the Emirates. The Frenchman opened the scoring within 10 minutes and also struck the woodwork later in …
Europa League: Arteta speaks on Lacazette’s new position ahead of Tottenham clash

Europa League: All clubs that have qualified for the knockout stages revealed

A total of fourteen teams have qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League following Thursday’s fixtures. They are: Dinamo Zagreb, Granada, Leverkusen, LOSC Lille, Milan, PSV Eindhoven, Rangers, Slavia, Antwerp, Benfica, Braga, Crvena zvezda, Tottenham and Villarreal. Arsenal, Roma, Hoffenheim and Leicester were already through, while Krasnodar will switch from the UEFA Champions …
Europa League: All clubs that have qualified for the knockout stages revealed

LaLiga: Zidane missing as Sergio Ramos calls crisis meeting at Real Madrid

Real Madrid players held an emergency meeting on Thursday amid the club’s poor form, AS reports. Club captain, Sergio Ramos, convened the meeting after their 2-0 defeat in the Champions League to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. That result has left Los Blancos on the brink of exiting the competition, which they have won 13 times …
LaLiga: Zidane missing as Sergio Ramos calls crisis meeting at Real Madrid

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Mourinho gives update on Harry Kane’s injury

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, ‘believes’ striker, Harry Kane will be fit for this weekend’s North London derby against Arsenal. Mourinho initially said Kane was a doubt for Sunday’s clash, while refusing to discuss the nature of his injury. The England captain – who has enjoyed a superb start to the season, scoring eight goals …
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Mourinho gives update on Harry Kane’s injury

Chelsea vs Leeds: Lampard ready to sell two defenders

Chelsea will listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori in January, as manager Frank Lampard seeks to reduce the centre-backs at the club, ESPN reports. Both players almost left Stamford Bridge in the summer. Tottenham and West Ham United enquired about Rudiger, while Everton were in advanced talks to sign Tomori on loan. …
Chelsea vs Leeds: Lampard ready to sell two defenders

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Aubameyang makes demand from Gunners players

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has called on the Gunners players to turn their poor season around by beating Jose Mourinho’s side when both teams clash in the Premier League derby on Sunday. Arsenal is currently in the 14th position on the Premier League table with 13 points from 10 games this season. Aubameyang believes the …
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Aubameyang makes demand from Gunners players

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