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Ex-FIFA president, Sepp Blatter admitted to hospital

Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in hospital in a ‘serious but stable’ condition. The disgraced former football chief, 84, is expected to pull through after being rushed in on Thursday, according to reports in Switzerland. ALSO READ: US Capitol: ‘Rioting unacceptable’, ‘criminals’ will be prosecuted ― US Ambassador to Nigeria His daughter Corinne announced the surprise newsRead More
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Prioritise athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead – IOC member

Athletes should be prioritised for the novel coronavirus vaccine so the beleaguered Tokyo Games can go ahead later this year, according to senior Olympics official D*** Pound. Canadian Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), told Sky News in the UK that the Games could still go ahead with mass athlete participation,Read More
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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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JUST IN: Zidane isolating, after contact tests positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is isolating after a close contact of his tested positive for COVID-19, a Spanish newspaper reported on Thursday. Real Madrid did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. The report had it that Zidane learned of the contact testing positive on Thursday morning. He subsequently didRead More
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Manchester United sign Ivorian winger from Atalanta

Manchester United said on Thursday they have signed winger Amad Diallo from Italian side Atalanta, with the 18-year-old Ivorian putting pen to paper on a contract until June 2025. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but reports in the British media had it that Manchester United agreed to pay a base fee ofRead More
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Arsenal take out N62bn loan after finances take COVID-19 hit

English Premier League (EPL) clubside Arsenal said on Thursday they have borrowed about N62 billion (120 million pounds or 162.65 million dollars) from the Bank of England. The loan was sourced to ease the strain on their finances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club announced they have met the criteria set byRead More
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Real Madrid coach Zidane self-isolating

Zinedine Zidane tested negative for Covid-19 Thursday morning but is self-isolating as a precaution after contact with someone who is confirmed to have the virus, a source at Real Madrid told AFP. ALSO READ: Real Madrid star Benzema to face trial over s** tape case The Frenchman is now awaiting a result from the more accurateRead More
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*-tape-case/ Real Madrid star Benzema to face trial over s** tape case

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is to face trial for complicity in an attempt to blackmail in a case linked to a s** tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, French prosecutors said Thursday. Benzema, 33, made 81 international appearances but has not been selected for his country since the affair came to lightRead 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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EPL: Bailly reacts as Amad Diallo finally joins Man United

Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, has offered to help the club’s new signing, Amad Diallo, settle in at Old Trafford after the 18-year-old sealed a £36million move to the Red Devils. He also believes that Diallo will succeed at Manchester United. Bailly and Diallo are both Ivoirians by nationality. Diallo finally completed his move to …
EPL: Bailly reacts as Amad Diallo finally joins Man United

Man United vs Watford: Fernandes makes demand ahead of FA Cup clash

Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes, has urged his teammates to ‘learn’ from their Carabao Cup semi-final’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night. The Portugal international pleaded with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side not to make the same mistakes anymore. Fernandes made the appeal ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round clash with Watford …
Man United vs Watford: Fernandes makes demand ahead of FA Cup clash

Transfer: Lampard clashes with Chelsea board over signing of Declan Rice

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has reportedly clashed with the club’s board over signing of West Ham’s Declan Rice. Rice, a former Chelsea academy prospect, has developed into a fine defensive midfielder at West Ham, and is now being linked with a return to the Blues. Chelsea have been monitoring Rice’s progress for some time since …
Transfer: Lampard clashes with Chelsea board over signing of Declan Rice

FA Cup: Michael Owen predicts Chelsea, Tottenham, Man United, Arsenal matches

Michael Owen, a former Premier League star, has predicted some of the FA Cup third round fixtures. Chelsea will host Morecambe on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will tackle Marine. Manchester United will face Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday night, and Arsenal will host Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium. …
FA Cup: Michael Owen predicts Chelsea, Tottenham, Man United, Arsenal matches

EPL: What Amad Diallo said after completing Manchester United transfer

New Manchester United player, Amad Diallo, has said that he knew he had joined the “perfect club” after holding talks with the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Diallo also promised that he would work hard everyday to learn from Man United senior players and give everything to develop his game. The Ivorian winger finally completed …
EPL: What Amad Diallo said after completing Manchester United transfer

Transfer: Zaha slams Arsenal for signing Pepe instead of him

Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha, has admitted he was desperate to join Arsenal in the summer of 2019 and wonders why they chose to sign Nicolas Pepe instead. Zaha, speaking with Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Games podcast, also said clubs should prioritise signing players that they are already familiar with. The Ivorian spoken with …
Transfer: Zaha slams Arsenal for signing Pepe instead of him

Fenerbahce boss gives update on Ozil’s move from Arsenal

Fenerbahce boss, Erol Bulut, has addressed speculation linking his side to the signing of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil. There are reports that Ozil is close to completing a move to the Turkish club, after holding talks with club directors in a video conference this week. The 32-year-old is said to have agreed to sign a three-and-a-half-year …
Fenerbahce boss gives update on Ozil’s move from Arsenal

Bruno Fernandes warns Man Utd team-mates after losing three semi-finals

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has warned his teammates that they “can’t make the same mistakes anymore”, following their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed to book a place at Wembley, as goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured victory for City at Old Trafford on …
Bruno Fernandes warns Man Utd team-mates after losing three semi-finals

Kwara Falcons coach, Onishola dies hours after sister’s demise

Steve Onishola, the coach of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, is dead. Kwara Basketball Association chairman, Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Onishola died on Thursday, hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu aka Orisabunmi passed away. Onishola, 71, gave up the ghost after an illness. He was …
Kwara Falcons coach, Onishola dies hours after sister’s demise

COVID-19: Real Madrid coach Zidane in isolation

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is isolating after a close contact tested positive for COVID-19. Reuters cited a Spanish newspaper report. It said Zidane learned of the contact’s status Thursday morning. The soccer legend did not attend Real Madrid’s training session. The club is preparing for Saturday’s La Liga game away to Osasuna. Zidane has …
COVID-19: Real Madrid coach Zidane in isolation

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