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Enugu State celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70

By Anayo Okoli, Enugu The Enugu State Government has felicitated with iconic former Nigerian international footballer, national captain and coach, ‘Chairman’ Christian Chukwu, on his attainment of 70 years. Chukwu is from Enugu State. A congratulation message from the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said that the government and the people of theRead More
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Ozil in final stages of move to Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with Fenerbahce that will see the Arsenal’s out-of-favour German midfielder switch England for Turkey. The reports came after the 32-year-old, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, fanned speculation by tweeting a photograph of himself in Istanbul with the words: “This city … #throwbackRead More
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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa to build school in Plateau

By Emmanuel Okogba Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has unveiled plans to build a school in Bukuru, Jos South local government of Plateau State as a way of giving back to the community where he grew up. The forward who was born in Jos took to Instagram to make the disclosure writing, “I am notRead More
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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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EPL: Chelsea shortlist four managers to take over from Lampard

Chelsea has shortlisted four managers to take over from Frank Lampard if the Blues coach is unable to improve the club’s results. According to the Independent UK, former Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel, ex-Juventus boss, Massimiliano Allegri, Leicester City head coach, Brendan Rodgers and Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl are the four contenders to replace Lampard should …
EPL: Chelsea shortlist four managers to take over from Lampard

Transfer: Arteta gives Ozil condition to leave Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said Mesut Ozil can leave Arsenal in the January window, only if the deal is right for the club and the player. Ozil’s agents are believed to be in talks with Fenerbahce and DC United. The midfielder’s priority is to see out his contract at the Emirates this summer and …
Transfer: Arteta gives Ozil condition to leave Arsenal

FA Cup: Arsenal give injury updates on Partey, Gabriel ahead of Newcastle tie

Arsenal could have Thomas Partey available for their FA Cup clash against Newcastle on Saturday, after he recovered from a thigh injury. Partey has not played since December 6, when he was forced off during the north London derby defeat to Tottenham. The Gunners have enjoyed a return to form without their summer arrival and …
FA Cup: Arsenal give injury updates on Partey, Gabriel ahead of Newcastle tie

EPL: Omar Rekik joins Arsenal from German topflight

Omar Rekik has finally joined Arsenal from German Bundesliga side, Hertha Berlin. The Gunners are set to announce the transfer of centre-back after the teenage defender was spotted in training with the club’s Under-23 side. The £900,000 deal for the player was agreed with Hertha Berlin on deadline day of the summer transfer window as …
EPL: Omar Rekik joins Arsenal from German topflight

Chelsea vs Morecambe: Lampard calls up five youngsters Full list

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has called up five of the club’s youngsters ahead of their FA Cup third-round tie with League Two side, Morecambe, on Sunday, Football London reports. The five youngsters are Tino Anjorin, Lewis Bate, Henry Lawrence, Tino Livramento and Jude Soonsup-Bell. They all trained with Chelsea’s first-team players on Wednesday at Cobham …
Chelsea vs Morecambe: Lampard calls up five youngsters Full list

LaLiga: Messi makes history in Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Athletic Club

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, on Wednesday night, made history in his side’s away La Liga 3-2 victory over Athletic Club. Barcelona defeated Athletic Club, thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi and a strike from Pedri. Inaki Williams and Iker Muniain did score for the host. Messi’s brace against Athletic Club means the Argentine captain …
LaLiga: Messi makes history in Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Athletic Club

Pochettino disappointed after failing to win first PSG game

New Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has spoken of his disappointment at beginning his spell in charge with a 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday. Romain Hamouma scored for the home side in the 19th minute, before Moise Kean equalized just three minutes later. There were no more goals in the Ligue 1 encounter. The …
Pochettino disappointed after failing to win first PSG game

EPL: Wenger reveals new signing Arsenal players booed in training

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal players booed Sol Campbell in training, to help him prepare to face former club Tottenham. Campbell stunned the footballing world in the summer of 2001 when he made a controversial switch from Spurs as a free agent. A few months later, he returned to White Hart Lane for the …
EPL: Wenger reveals new signing Arsenal players booed in training

Enugu Govt celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70

The Enugu State government has congratulated the iconic former Nigerian international football player and national coach, who is an illustrious son of the state, Chairman Christian Chukwu, on his attainment of 70 years. In a statement, the Enugu State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said that the government and the people of the state …
Enugu Govt celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70

Carabao Cup: Roy Keane criticizes Man United star after 2-0 defeat to Man City

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has criticized midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, following the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup semi-final 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday night. Keane said Fernandes did not perform well for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men against Man City at Old Trafford. The Irishman believes Fernandes still has to prove he is a ‘top …
Carabao Cup: Roy Keane criticizes Man United star after 2-0 defeat to Man City

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