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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tributes in a season of death

In the past month, four former international football players, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association and a fine sports journalist have all passed on.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Mike Tyson is right on Joshua— Oboh

Last week, we reported a statement credited to former World heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, when he advised the WBO, WBA and IBO champion Anthony Joshua to fix some technical flaws before he meets fellow Briton and WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury in the blockbuster unification fight billed for later this year.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Yisa Sofoluwe: His fears for Eagles, advice for Rohr, recipe for football devt

Nigerians woke up to a rude shock Wednesday morning, when news of the passing of one of the country’s most gifted football players of his time, Yisa Sofoluwe broke out. He died Tuesday evening at the age of 53.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Mourinho says Bale’s social media post a ‘contradiction’ with reality

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday that Gareth Bale’s upbeat midweek Instagram post was a “contradiction” with reality, insisting that the Wales international had reported fitness concerns. Bale, on loan from Real Madrid, missed Wednesday’s 5-4 FA Cup defeat at Everton after he was absent from training on Monday and asked for a scanRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fabinho adds to Liverpool’s injury woes

Liverpool have suffered another injury setback with Brazilian midfielder Fabinho set to miss Saturday’s trip to Leicester. Fabinho has largely been used in central defence by Jurgen Klopp this season after Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip suffered season-ending injuries. Klopp does at least now have some center-back cover with new recruits OzanRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rashford urges social media firms to tackle abuse

Marcus Rashford has urged social media companies to do more in the fight against online abuse, saying the problem should be “easy to stop” for the technology giants. The Manchester United and England forward has been one of several players to have been targeted during a spate of incidents in recent weeks. These attacks haveRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FA Cup: Chelsea, Southampton secure quarter-final berths

Chelsea’s impressive start to Thomas Tuchel’s reign continued with a 1-0 win at Barnsley to move into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Thursday, while Southampton put their miserable Premier League form behind them to reach the last eight by beating Wolves. Tuchel has won four and drawn one of his five games in charge sinceRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tokyo Olympics boss to resign for saying women speak too much in meetings

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori is to resign after he sparked outrage in Japan and abroad with his claims that women speak too much in meetings, reports said Thursday. Multiple major Japanese media outlets, citing anonymous sources, said Mori told officials of his wish to step down and intends to announce his resignation at aRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FIFA Legends anticipate ground-breaking FIFA World Cup in Qatar

…Kaka, Javier Mascherano and Julio Cesar visit Al Bayt Stadium on eve of FIFA Club World Cup final FIFA Legends Kaka, Javier Mascherano and Julio Cesar believe the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will unite and inspire football fans from across the globe. The South American trio – all previous winners of the FIFA ClubRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tony Mmoh’s son faces Nadal

Michael Mmoh, the son of Nigeria’s tennis icon Tony Mmoh plays Rafael Nadal in few hours in the second round of Australian Open. Tony Mmoh was a regular in the tennis circuits in the 1980s and the 90s. He once ranked 105 in the world. Michael once ranked 96 in the world. He plays againstRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi matches Xavi’s record

Lionel Messi has moved level with Xavi Hernandez as Barcelona’s record appearance maker in LaLiga, after he played in their 5-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday. The 33-year-old matched Xavi’s tally of 505 league appearances for the club. Messi will now break the record, when he plays against Cadiz on February in their next league
Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi matches Xavi’s record

target=_blank rel=noopener>Ighalo nets first Al Shabab goal against Ahmed Musa’s former club

Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Saudi Arabian club, Al Shabab, during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Al Nassr. The 31-year-old who joined the club after his loan spell at Manchester United, failed to find the back of the net on his debut against Al Raed. However, he stroked the ball past goalkeeper Bradley Jones
Ighalo nets first Al Shabab goal against Ahmed Musa’s former club

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Arsenal “offered Vardy a lot of money” – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that the club “offered a lot of money” to land Jamie Vardy in 2016. However, Vardy eventually decided to stay with Leicester City. The England striker became one of the most sought after players in England, after he fired the Foxes to the Premier League title. One of
EPL: Arsenal “offered Vardy a lot of money” – Wenger

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Wenger names team that cannot win Premier League title this season

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has ruled Liverpool out of the Premier League title race. Wenger, speaking after the Reds’ 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, branded their chances of catching Manchester City as “impossible”. The Frenchman won three titles himself while managing the Gunners and feels Liverpool cannot make up the gap after
EPL: Wenger names team that cannot win Premier League title this season

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Brendan Rodgers explains why Liverpool lost against Leicester City

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has explained that the Foxes defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday because he changed the shape of his team after getting the equalizer against the Reds in the second half. Rodgers said that Leicester reinforced after the break and attacked Liverpool more as goals from James Maddison,
EPL: Brendan Rodgers explains why Liverpool lost against Leicester City

target=_blank rel=noopener>Man City vs Tottenham: Mourinho singles out three Spurs players, reveals why Guardiola’s men won 3-0

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, has singled out Harry Kane, Ben Davies and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as the three players who epitomised his team’s attitude following their 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday evening. Mourinho also said that Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Spurs because his players were clearly tired. A goal from Rodri and a brace
Man City vs Tottenham: Mourinho singles out three Spurs players, reveals why Guardiola’s men won 3-0

target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: Messi’s rule binding on every Barcelona player revealed

Former Barcelona star, Jean-Clair Todibo, has revealed one Lionel Messi’s rule that every player at Camp Nou must follow. According to him, Messi must not be tackled hard or injured during training Todibo, who spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke, discussed training with the Argentina International . “We all knew that he
LaLiga: Messi’s rule binding on every Barcelona player revealed

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Rio Ferdinand predicts Chelsea to finish outside top four under Tuchel

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted that Chelsea will finish outside of the Premier League top four this season under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea currently sits in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 39 points from 23 games, but Ferdinand believes Tuchel’s side will not qualify for next season’s
EPL: Rio Ferdinand predicts Chelsea to finish outside top four under Tuchel

target=_blank rel=noopener>Leicester vs Liverpool: Alisson under fire for error in 3-1 defeat

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has blamed goalkeeper Alisson Becker, for Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday. Mohamed Salah gave the Premier League champions the lead in the 67th minute, as they looked to get back to winning ways following defeats at home to Brighton and Manchester City. But Jurgen Klopp’s side
Leicester vs Liverpool: Alisson under fire for error in 3-1 defeat

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Jamie Carragher calls Thiago liability, hits out at Alisson after Leicester defeated Liverpool

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has branded the club’s midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, as a ‘liability’ defensively following their 3-1 defeat against Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Carragher also hit out at Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, for going ‘awol’ over his decision making in the Reds’ last two games. Goals from James Maddison,
EPL: Jamie Carragher calls Thiago liability, hits out at Alisson after Leicester defeated Liverpool

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