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NPFL: Eguma blames fatigue for Wikki Tourist loss

The Technical Adviser of high-flying Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma, on Thursday said that fatigue was responsible for the team’s loss against Wikki Tourist FC of Bauchi in the Match Day 4 of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Media Officer of the Club, Mayuku Charles, in a statement in Lagos, quoted EgumaRead More
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In-form Foden is natural fit for England, says Guardiola

Phil Foden should be an automatic pick for England at this year’s delayed European Championship after his outstanding season so far, says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The 20-year-old midfielder scored his eighth goal of the season as City beat Premier League strugglers Brighton 1-0 on Wednesday — their seventh successive win in all competitions.Read More
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Foden on target as City see out Brighton 1-0

Manchester City extended their unbeaten Premier League run after Phil Foden’s first-half goal secured a comfortable 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion. Foden found the back of the net a minute before half-time and that proved to be enough for Pep Guardiola’s men to make it eight games without defeat – including four straightRead More
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NPFL: Dakkada snap up 1-0 win against FC IfeanyiUbah

FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi on Sunday, lost their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) MatchDay 3 by 1-0 against Dakkada FC of Uyo inside the main bowl of the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium. A 29th-minute goal scored by Nnamdi Mejuobi in his first start for Dakkada turned out to be the only goal and talking pointRead More
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NPFL: Ahmed, Sani shine as Katsina United edge Adamawa United

A goal in each half by Rasheed Ahmed ensured Katsina United subdued their guests, Adamawa United in one of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) MatchDay 3 games played at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium on Sunday. Faisal Sani delivered both assists in a similar fashion as Rasheed headed in the first on 42 minutes and baggedRead More
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NPFL: Nasarawa United, Pillars share spoils in 1-1draw

League leaders Nasarawa United pulled out all the stops on Sunday to stop Kano Pillars from claiming all three points on offer, as Adamu Hassan’s 82nd-minute strike cancelled out Nyima Nwagua’s 46th-minute poke. It was one of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 3 fixtured between the two sides in Lafia on Sunday. NyimaRead More
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NPFL: Super-sub Israel Abia secures away win for Rangers at Jigawa

Rangers International FC of Enugu picked their first away victory of the 2020/2021 NPFL season as a substitute, Israel Abia’s volley gave them a 1-0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars in the Matchday 3 encounter at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Jigawa Golden Stars will feel undone by luck as they had several chances toRead More
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Dennis Obasi on target as MFM beat Sunshine in narrow victory

Dennis Obasi’s 7th-minute effort was all MFM FC needed to condemn Sunshine Stars to a defeat in Lagos in a matchday 3 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) South West Derby Obasi combined well with Akanni Elijah who assisted the goal with a beautiful and brave square play. Sunshine Stars replied with a decent attacking play,Read More
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NPFL: Lobi Stars tame Warri Wolves 3-0 in Makurdi

Lobi Stars convincingly defeated Warri Wolves 3-0 in the Matchday 3 of Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL) played at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi on Sunday. The Pride of Benue have now recorded a hundred per cent performance in their last two games. Ossy Martins gave Lobi the lead under the first minute of theRead More
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NPFL: Heartland searching for first win after 3-0 loss to Plateau Utd

It was a change in fortunes for Plateau United as it secured the first win in the 2020/21 NPFL season with an emphatic 3-0 defeat of struggling Heartland at the New Jos Stadium. After a four-match goal drought in as many matches played so far both in the continental and league fixtures, Muhammadu Zulkifilu registeredRead More
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EPL: Why it’s difficult for Arsenal to finish top four in Premier League – Unai Emery

Former Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, has revealed why it is now difficult for Arsenal to finish in the Premier League top four. According to him, teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool and others make it difficult for the former Premier League champions to find their feet. Emery, who now manages Villarreal in Spain, however, …
EPL: Why it’s difficult for Arsenal to finish top four in Premier League – Unai Emery

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Gunners were ‘in talks’ with EPL manager to replace Arteta

Football super agent, Jorge Mendes, is looking for a new Premier League club for Wolves’ manager, Nuno Espirito Santo and recently held talks with Arsenal, the UK Sun reports. Santo, 46, has seen his reputation rise in recent seasons, after leading Wolves to the Premier League and into Europe. Although he extended his contract with …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Gunners were ‘in talks’ with EPL manager to replace Arteta

Tottenham vs Fulham: I don’t owe Mourinho an apology – Scott Parker

Fulham manager, Scott Parker, is adamant that he owes nobody an apology for fielding a strong team for their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur despite Jose Mourinho suggesting otherwise. Spurs were originally due to host Fulham on December 30, but the game was postponed hours before kick-off due to a COVID-19 outbreak within Parker’s squad. …
Tottenham vs Fulham: I don’t owe Mourinho an apology – Scott Parker

Liverpool vs Man Utd: Ex-EPL referee calls Klopp ‘a hypocrite’ over penalty claims

Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has called Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp a “hypocrite”, for claiming that Manchester United have received more favourable penalty decisions this season. Following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton earlier this month, Klopp was frustrated at two penalty calls that did not go their way. “I hear now that Manchester …
Liverpool vs Man Utd: Ex-EPL referee calls Klopp ‘a hypocrite’ over penalty claims

Transfer: Arsenal to sign Barcelona goalkeeper, Neto

Arsenal are keen on a move for Barcelona goalkeeper, Neto, according to Sky Sports. The Gunners are looking to sign a goalkeeper as replacement for Runar Alex Runarsson, who has struggled since joining last summer. Arsenal are hoping to land Neto in a loan deal this month, with an option to purchase in the summer. …
Transfer: Arsenal to sign Barcelona goalkeeper, Neto

Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona qualify for final, to face Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona have qualified for this year’s Spanish Super Cup final, after beating Real Sociedad in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time on Wednesday night. Riqui Puig scored the decisive spot-kick for Barcelona after Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong both missed the target. Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barcelona goal denied …
Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona qualify for final, to face Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao

EPL: Mourinho criticizes Tottenham players for failing to win Fulham, singles out one player

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has criticized his players after their Premier League 1-1 draw with Fulham on Wednesday night. He also singled out Hugo Lloris for criticism, adding that the goalkeeper did not make any save against Fulham. Mourinho explained that Tottenham players failed to “kill the game” when they had opportunities to do …
EPL: Mourinho criticizes Tottenham players for failing to win Fulham, singles out one player

What Mauricio Pochettino said after winning first trophy at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has said that he was ‘proud’ after winning his first trophy at the club on Wednesday night. Pochettino won his first trophy as a PSG manager on Wednesday night following his side’s 2-1 win over Marseille in the Trophée des Champions final. Two goals from Mauro Icardi and Neymar gave …
What Mauricio Pochettino said after winning first trophy at PSG

Transfer: Ozil to give up £7million to force Arsenal exit

Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil, is ready to forego almost £7million the club still owes him to leave on a free, reports the Athletic. Ozil remains in talks with the Gunners regarding his inevitable exit this month. The 32-year-old is also negotiating with Fenerbahce and DC United over a move. Ozil was omitted from Mikel Arteta’s …
Transfer: Ozil to give up £7million to force Arsenal exit

Liverpool vs Man United: Fabinho speaks on Salah not happy, could leave Afield

Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho, has denied claims that his teammate, Mohamed Salah, is ‘unhappy’ and could leave Anfield. Salah’s future at Liverpool has been a hot topic in recent weeks after the Egyptian international refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona after being ‘very disappointed’ at not being handed the captain’s armband …
Liverpool vs Man United: Fabinho speaks on Salah not happy, could leave Afield

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