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Buhari congratulates ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu at 70

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on his 70th birthday. President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja on Wednesday said he was joining sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate theRead More
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Uruguayan FA slams English FA regarding Cavani ban

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) criticised their English counterparts for banning Edinson Cavani on Monday, calling his three-match sanction for alleged racism “a flagrant injustice that damages the morals of an unimpeachable man.” The AUF “exhorts the FA to review its sanction,” it said in a statement. “We are convinced, through our profound knowledge ofRead More
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Mourinho hails Son, as Spurs reach EFL Cup final

Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho described mercurial South Korean forward Son Heung-min as a “special player”, after the North London club defeated Brentford 2-0 to seal a spot in the Carabao cup final. Moussa Sissoko and Son scored as Spurs recorded a 2-0 win over Brentford, who were reduced to 10 men after Josh Dasilva’s lateRead More
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African football in 2021: What to expect

Liverpool sharpshooter Mohamed Salah will be a star in demand during 2021 with Egypt wanting him not only for World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but also the Olympic Games. The record seven-time African champions face between six and eight World Cup matches and two in the Cup of Nations as the continentRead More
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Pochettino welcomes option of having Messi at PSG

Mauricio Pochettino insisted that “any big player in the world is always welcome at Paris Saint-Germain” as the new coach of the French giants responded to questions about the possibility of a sensational move for his compatriot Lionel Messi. The Argentine was asked several times about Messi at his first press conference since being namedRead More
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Premier League records 40 positive coronavirus cases

The Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that 40 players and staff tested positive for coronavirus in two rounds of testing over the past week but insisted the season would continue as planned. That figure is more than double the previous record of 18 positive cases and comes as England enters a nationwide lockdown to haltRead More
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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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Carabao Cup: Man City announce three new cases ahead of Man Utd clash

Manchester City have confirmed that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one staff have tested positive for COVID-19. This is in addition to the six who already contracted the virus last week. The news comes only a few hours before Pep Guardiola’s men take on city rivals, Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. A club …
Carabao Cup: Man City announce three new cases ahead of Man Utd clash

Transfer: Ozil finally agrees deal to leave Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Fenerbahce and will leave Arsenal imminently, A Spor reports. In the past days, there have been meetings between the President of Fenerbahce, Emre Belozoglu and Ozil. The German playmaker is said to be very keen on a return to Turkey. Ozil has chosen Fenerbahce despite interest from …
Transfer: Ozil finally agrees deal to leave Arsenal

EPL: Clubs interested in Ighalo revealed as player set to leave Man United

Clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia have shown interest in Manchester United loanee, Odion Ighalo as his stay at Manchester United comes to an end on January 31. Also, two unnamed Premier League clubs have also made tentative enquiries about the former Nigerian international. The former Watford striker moved to Old Trafford in January from …
EPL: Clubs interested in Ighalo revealed as player set to leave Man United

Manchester City lose former midfielder, Colin Bell

Former Manchester City midfielder, Colin Bell, is dead. Bell passed on at the age of 74. Man City announced his death in a statement on their official website on Tuesday. The statement read: “It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell. “Colin passed …
Manchester City lose former midfielder, Colin Bell

Transfer: Pochettino welcomes Dele Alli to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has said that Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli is welcome at the club. Pochettino said this at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of his side’s away Ligue 1 clash with Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, while responding to speculation linking Alli with a move to PSG. The Argentine, who replaced Thomas …
Transfer: Pochettino welcomes Dele Alli to PSG

Solskjaer reveals how Klopp, Lampard are trying to influence referees

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has accused rival managers of trying to influence referees, after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp referenced the Red Devils’ penalty record. Following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton, Klopp said Liverpool should have been awarded two spot kicks and hinted that United may have been more likely to get the …
Solskjaer reveals how Klopp, Lampard are trying to influence referees

Chukwueze becomes youngest Villarreal centurion

Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has become the club’s youngest-ever player to feature in 100 games. The Super Eagles star reached this milestone having starred in their 4-1 win over Zamora in Tuesday’s Copa del Rey encounter. Chukwueze has now played 79 times in LaLiga, 13 in Europa League and eight in the Copa del Rey …
Chukwueze becomes youngest Villarreal centurion

Tottenham vs Brentford: Mourinho reacts to Carabao Cup 2-0 win, singles out three players

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has reacted to his side’s Carabao Cup 2-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday night. Mourinho also singled out three Tottenham players for praise following Spurs’ qualification for the Carabao Cup final where they will face the winner between Manchester United and Manchester City. Two goals from Moussa Sissoko and Heung-Min …
Tottenham vs Brentford: Mourinho reacts to Carabao Cup 2-0 win, singles out three players

Man United vs Man City: Michael Owen predicts Carabao Cup semi-final clash

Michael Owen, a former Premier League striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat Manchester City in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final tie at Old Trafford. Owen believes Man United will progress to the Carabao Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Pep Guardiola’s men. Man United head to the game following a 2-1 win over Aston …
Man United vs Man City: Michael Owen predicts Carabao Cup semi-final clash

Carabao Cup: Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur qualify for final, to face Man City, Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur have qualified for this year’s Carabao Cup final, following a 2-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday night. Moussa Sissoko sent the North London side on their way with the opener in the 12th minute. The visitors saw a goal ruled out for offside by VAR, before Spurs doubled their lead through Heung-Min Son. …
Carabao Cup: Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur qualify for final, to face Man City, Man Utd

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