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Why I empower former footballers – Davies

…registers Ottasolo for amateur league A football administrator, Gabriel Davies, has revealed that his passion for the round leather game informed his empowerment programme for former players. The former Stationery Stores and Mogas ’90 of Benin player said even in retirement, football was all his life and that led to the setting up of OttasoloRead More
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Play It Dream It: FAME foundation signs MoU with FCT football association

FAME Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FCT Football Association under the PLAY it DREAM it Initiative, to mentor and equipped under-served and Internally Displaced Girls within the FCT with life skills, which in turn will result in the education of the girls, reduction in the occurrences of early marriage and increasingRead More
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Japan government dismisses reports of possible Tokyo Olympics cancellation

Japan’s government on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer could be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided the venues and schedule, and the people involved are working on preparations, including infection control,” the Kyodo news agency quoted government spokesman Katsunobu Kato as saying. The statement cameRead More
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Messi sees red as Barca slump to late Inaki winner

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career after Inaki Williams scored a sublime goal that gave Athletic Bilbao a shock 3-2 win in the Supercopa de Espana final. The Catalan giants were on the brink of a record-extending 13th triumph in the competition after Antoine Griezmann scored twice, either sideRead More
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Manchester Utd maintain top spot, as City go 2nd

Manchester United held on to the top spot in the ongoing 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) after a 0-0 draw at champions Liverpool on Sunday.
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Inter dent Juventus title defence after 2-0 victory

Inter dealt a blow to Juventus’ Serie A title defence and moved level on points with leaders Milan by securing a 2-0 victory at San Siro on Sunday. Former Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal opened his Inter account with a 12th-minute header and Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku wasted chances to increase the Nerazzurri’s lead. The Bianconeri wereRead More
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Rare Stones brace as Man City trash Crystal Palace 4-0

John Stones scored twice as Manchester City moved into second place in the Premier League by sweeping aside Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium. With league leaders Manchester United and defending champions Liverpool sharing the spoils in a goalless stalemate at Anfield, City took full advantage to move within two points of first place.Read More
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E2%80%95-solskjaer-reacts-to-liverpool-draw/ ‘I am a bit disappointed’ ― Solskjaer reacts to Liverpool draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Manchester United missed an opportunity against Liverpool after they played out a 0-0 draw with the champions on Sunday. Premier League leaders United maintained a three-point advantage over their Anfield hosts after an uneventful encounter, as they stretched their unbeaten away league run to 16 matches. Liverpool had 66 per cent ofRead More
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Ozil ‘excited and happy’ as he nears Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil is “excited and happy” to be nearing a switch to Fenerbahce, with the Turkish club confirming negotiations with the Arsenal playmaker are ongoing. The 32-year-old has not featured for Arsenal since March and has been heavily linked with a move to Super Lig giants Fenerbahce this window. Ozil has dropped hints on socialRead More
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E2%80%95-salah/ Liverpool ‘need to win’ against Man United ― Salah

By Temisan Amoye Liverpool’s mercurial forward, Mohammed Salah has stated that the Reds “need to win” their North-West derby against bitter rivals Manchester United because of the high stakes involved. The league’s top scorer with 13 goals, Salah expects the fiercely-contested fixture to have an extra edge, as both teams are currently well in theRead More
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Ex-Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere’s new club confirmed

Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere’s new club has been confirmed. According to Sky Sports, Wilshere has agreed to a short-term deal with Bournemouth. The 28-year-old had been training with Bournemouth as he looked to regain fitness after leaving West Ham last year. Wilshere has now impressed Jason Tindall enough for the Bournemouth boss to award …
Ex-Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere’s new club confirmed

Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala announces death of ‘mother’

Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala, has lost her stepmother. The Barcelona striker announced the news on Sunday night via her Instagram handle. “I still find it difficult to accept, but this is my reality, Allahu Alam. Mummy, I am so short of words right now,” Oshoala said. “I have heard lots of it has happened, …
Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala announces death of ‘mother’

What Mesut Ozil said after joining Fenerbahce from Arsenal

Ex-Germany international, Mesut Ozil has said that joining Fenerbahce from Arsenal was a dream come true. Fenerbahce, on Sunday, announced the arrival of Ozil from Arsenal via their official Twitter handle. Ozil had said farewell to his Arsenal’s teammates and club staff at the Gunners’ training ground before flying on a private jet from London …
What Mesut Ozil said after joining Fenerbahce from Arsenal

Spanish Super Cup final: What Koeman said about Messi after Athletic Bilbao defeated Barcelona

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has said that captain, Lionel Messi, told him he was fit to start against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday. Koeman also commented on Messi’s red card against Athletic Bilbao at Seville’s La Cartuja stadium. The Dutchman saw his team lose 3-2 to Athletic in the Spanish …
Spanish Super Cup final: What Koeman said about Messi after Athletic Bilbao defeated Barcelona

Aubameyang, Lacazette fight for Arsenal no. 10 shirt as Ozil leaves

Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has wasted little time in staking his claim to take Mesut Ozil’s soon-to-be-vacant No.10 shirt. Lacazette, writing on his Instagram stories, promised Ozil his jersey “will be in good care”. Ozil is set to sign for Fenerbahce, with the Turkish giants appearing to announce an unusual no 67 shirt number for …
Aubameyang, Lacazette fight for Arsenal no. 10 shirt as Ozil leaves

Leicester City vs Chelsea: Lampard makes promise to Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has promised that forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, will get plenty of playing time in the coming months at the Blues. Lampard said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Leicester City on Tuesday. Hudson-Odoi started on the bench in Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 victory against Fulham on Saturday night and only …
Leicester City vs Chelsea: Lampard makes promise to Callum Hudson-Odoi

EPL: Solskjaer singles out two Liverpool players after 0-0 draw with Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed Liverpool’s stand-in centre-back partnership, after they kept his attack at bay in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Anfield. The two Premier League title rivals clashed, with United attempting to go six points clear of the champions. Jurgen Klopp was forced to field midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in …
EPL: Solskjaer singles out two Liverpool players after 0-0 draw with Man Utd

EPL: Klopp reacts as Liverpool fail to beat Man Utd

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has praised his side’s display despite a 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday. The result preserved the Reds’ unbeaten home league run which now stands at 68 games. Klopp’s men failed to test David de Gea in goal for United and for the first time since March 2005, the Anfield …
EPL: Klopp reacts as Liverpool fail to beat Man Utd

EPL: Mourinho singles out one Tottenham player after 3-1 win at Sheffield Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Tanguy Ndombele following their 3-1 win at Sheffield United on Sunday. Ndombele produced a sublime lob with his back to goal to net the third goal and seal three points for Spurs on Sunday. It is only the 24-year-old’s fifth Premier League goal since he signed from Lyon …
EPL: Mourinho singles out one Tottenham player after 3-1 win at Sheffield Utd

Messi facing four-match ban over red card as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup final

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, could be banned for up to four matches after receiving the first red card of his career in their 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s Spanish Supercopa final. Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Barca looked on course to win Ronald Koeman’s first trophy for the club. But Asier Villalibre’s 90th-minute …
Messi facing four-match ban over red card as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup final

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