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Aniekan Ekpe inspires Dakkada to 2-1 win over Jigawa

Aniekan Ekpe rolled back the years to inspire Dakkada FC to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over dogged Jigawa Golden Stars at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Sunday. Aniekan Ekpe rolled back the years to inspire Dakkada FC to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over dogged Jigawa Golden Stars at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo onRead More
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Nasarawa United win in Owerri against Heartland FC

Two goals in each half handed Nasarawa United their first away win this season. Chinedu Ohanachom with a 14th-minute strike and Silas Nwankwo with a 74th-minute effort was all the visitors needed to ensure that Shedrach Oghali’s 62nd-minute goal did not stop them from picking all three points. From the blast of the whistle, theRead More
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Ossy Martins secures victory for Lobi against MFM

Lobi Stars recorded its first win in the NPFL game with a lone goal victory over hard-fighting MFM at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. The Stars had to fight hard before subduing the Olukoya Boys with their resilience until the 71st minute when Ossy Martins broke the deadlock connecting Douglas Achiv’s cross with a toweringRead More
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Warri Wolves record first win of the 2020/2021 NPFL campaign

Warri Wolves recorded their first win of 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, campaign after they laboured to a 1 – 0 win over Adamawa United on Sunday in Ozoro. The Seasiders, playing their first match of the season at home, dominated play in the early exchanges. In spite of the huge ball possession theyRead More
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Ogunniyi inspires Sunshine’s victory over FC IfeanyiUbah

Sunshine Stars required an early goal from Ogunniyi Timileyin to defeat visiting FC Ifeanyiubah at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure on Sunday. Ogunniyi expertly dispatched a free-kick from the edge of the opposition box early in the 9th minute to earn the Owena Waves their first win of the season. Efficient First HalfRead More
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Substitute Isreal Abia scores to hand Rangers first win of the season

A 67th-minute strike from substitute Isreal Abia ensured that Enugu Rangers took maximum points against Akwa United on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. Rangers coach Salisu Yussuf made three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Rivers United last Wednesday as Christian Nnaji, Ernest Governor, and Ifeanyi Nweke were all given aRead More
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Tyson Fury promises to knock out Anthony Joshua inside two rounds

Tyson Fury said on Monday he can knock out fellow British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua inside two rounds due to his recent form. WBC belt holder Fury said following Joshua’s past two bouts — a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Junior in December 2019 and a ninth-round stoppage of Kubrat Pulev last monthRead More
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Wilder says ‘no hiding place’ for winless Sheffield as relegation looms

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has said there was “no hiding place” for him and his players after they suffered their 15th Premier League defeat of the season at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Jeffrey Schlupp and Eberechi Eze scored a goal apiece as Palace heaped more misery on United with a 2-0 victory, leaving theRead More
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Best time for Anthony Joshua to fight Fury is now — Oboh

As Eddie Hearn, manager and promoter of WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and Bob Arum, manager of his WBC counterpart, Tyson Fury, continue to put heads together concerning the forthcoming unification bout between their wards, boxing enthusiasts across the world can’t wait for the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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La Liga: Suarez sinks Alaves to take Atletico Madrid top

Luis Suarez struck late for Atletico Madrid to snatch a 2-1 victory at Alabi’s on Sunday and send his side two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Atletico Madrid had taken the lead late in the first half when Suarez teed up a deflected goal by Marcos Llorente. The taskRead More
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Man United vs Man City: Solskjaer’s side disappointed ahead of encounter

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted that his team is ‘disappointed’ ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Manchester City on Wednesday night because striker, Edinson Cavani, would not take part in the clash. Cavani is currently serving the second part of his three-game suspension. The Uruguay international was handed the suspension …
Man United vs Man City: Solskjaer’s side disappointed ahead of encounter

Carabao Cup semi-final: Man United confirm players that will miss Man City clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without three players when they host Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final fixture on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. The players are Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Edinson Cavani. Rojo and Jones have been injured, while Cavani will miss Man United’s clash against Pep Guardiola’s side …
Carabao Cup semi-final: Man United confirm players that will miss Man City clash

EPL: Chelsea board takes decision on Lampard’s job following poor performances

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard will be given more time to prove himself by the club’s board, The Guardian UK reports. The decision was reached following the Blues recent poor form. Chelsea have only managed to win just one out of their last six games in the Premier League. Questions are being asked over the former …
EPL: Chelsea board takes decision on Lampard’s job following poor performances

Man United vs Man City: Van de Beek told to pack his bags, leave Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, has been told to pack his things and leave the club if manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to field him in the match against Manchester City. Valentijn Driessen, a top football analyst and De Telegraaf columnist in the Netherlands, said if “Solskjaer continues to ignore him” then Van …
Man United vs Man City: Van de Beek told to pack his bags, leave Old Trafford

Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s contract terminated

Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s contract with SønderjyskE has been terminated by mutual consent. SønderjyskE made the announcement in a statement via their website on Tuesday. “In October, SønderjyskE Fodbold and Ogenyi Onazi made a contract until the summer of 2021, but the parties have agreed that the collaboration will stop now – six months before …
Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi’s contract terminated

EPL: New midfielder to takeover Ozil’s No.10 shirt at Arsenal revealed

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt will be given the number 10 shirt when he finally joins Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund, according to football.london The football site reports that Arsenal are keen to bring the midfielder to the Emirates but have yet to make a formal offer. Arsenal are sounding out the possibility of getting a permanent …
EPL: New midfielder to takeover Ozil’s No.10 shirt at Arsenal revealed

EPL: Klopp reveals who is responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has taken full responsibility for his side’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night. Klopp saw Liverpool suffer their second defeat of this season’s Premier League campaign at St Mary’s Stadium after Danny Ings’s early goal for Southampton. The defeat against Southampton means Liverpool are still on …
EPL: Klopp reveals who is responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton

EPL: Neville names player to take over as Manchester United captain

Former Manchester United player, Phil Neville, has identified Bruno Fernandes as having the qualities of a future captain for the club. According to him, Fernandes “looks like a Manchester United captain”. He charged the Portuguese midfielder with the task of delivering major silverware to the Red Devils. The 26-year-old joined United from Sporting in January …
EPL: Neville names player to take over as Manchester United captain

EPL: UK govt takes decision on stopping matches as new lockdown begins

The UK government has given the Premier League the green light to carry on, despite introducing tougher new coronavirus rules. The Football Association and EFL have also received assurances that they will be exempt ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixtures. It comes as a huge relief for English football as Prime Minister Boris Johnson …
EPL: UK govt takes decision on stopping matches as new lockdown begins

Carabao Cup: Mourinho reveals biggest game of his Tottenham career

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said their Carabao Cup semi-final against Brentford on Tuesday, is his biggest game since arriving at the club. According to Mourinho, winning the competition could transform Spurs, as they seek to end an almost 13-year wait for silverware. Spurs has not lifted a trophy since 2008, when they won …
Carabao Cup: Mourinho reveals biggest game of his Tottenham career

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