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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>Chelsea vs Newcastle: I don’t want to be loved by the players – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is striving to be “unpredictable” in the dressing room, and that he won’t “do stuff to be loved” by the players. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last month and has overseen four wins in his first five matches. The former PSG boss has been able to bring the best
Chelsea vs Newcastle: I don’t want to be loved by the players – Tuchel

target=_blank rel=noopener>Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Newcastle United in tonight’s Premier League tie has been made public. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 24-man squad to tackle Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the match after beating Barnsley 1-0 in the FA Cup in their previous fixture last Thursday. Chelsea
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Dembele names favourite club to win trophy this year

Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has named Paris Saint-Germain as one of the favourite clubs to win the UEFA Champions League this year. The France international said this ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 clash with PSG on Tuesday night. Last year, PSG were runner-up after losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions
Champions League: Dembele names favourite club to win trophy this year

target=_blank rel=noopener>Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta gives fresh injury update on Partey, Tierney

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided a fresh injury update on Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ahead of his side’s Europa League round of 32 clash with Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night. Arteta said he was unsure whether either player would return to face Benfica on Thursday, adding that Tierney
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta gives fresh injury update on Partey, Tierney

target=_blank rel=noopener>Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger compares Tuchel to Lampard

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed one of the tactical differences between the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard and his replacement, Thomas Tuchel ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Lampard spent a year and six months at the Stamford Bridge before being sacked and replaced by Tuchel last
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger compares Tuchel to Lampard

target=_blank rel=noopener>Arsenal vs Leeds United: Aubameyang reacts after scoring first Premier League hat-trick

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said that he was really happy after scoring his first Premier League hat-trick in the Gunners’ 4-2 win against Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gabonese striker explained that the hat-trick means a lot for him, adding that his kids will get the match ball. Three goals
Arsenal vs Leeds United: Aubameyang reacts after scoring first Premier League hat-trick

target=_blank rel=noopener>West Ham vs Man United: Graeme Souness blasts Maguire after EPL 1-1 draw

Former Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has slammed Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, for diving following the Reds’ Premier League 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday. Souness said that Maguire went to the ground as though he had been hit with a baseball bat during Man United’s clash with West Brom at Hawthorns. Goals from
West Ham vs Man United: Graeme Souness blasts Maguire after EPL 1-1 draw

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Mourinho under attack for playing Dele Alli, Bale in Tottenham’s defeat to Man City

Former Tottenham manager, Jamie Redknapp, has criticized the club’s head coach, Jose Mourinho for playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday. Redknapp said Mourinho has treated Alli and Bale badly and brought in the duo to bail him out during Tottenham’s clash against Man City at Etihad.
EPL: Mourinho under attack for playing Dele Alli, Bale in Tottenham’s defeat to Man City

target=_blank rel=noopener>West Brom vs Man Utd: Solskjaer dares players who want to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned some players in his squad who believe they are bigger than the club. Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against West Brom, Solskjaer has told such players to find new clubs. Referring to his experience as a player with United, he told VG: “As a super-sub, as
West Brom vs Man Utd: Solskjaer dares players who want to leave Old Trafford

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

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