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target=_blank rel=noopener>8th-day Fidau for Sofoluwe, as Akanni advocates endowment fund for ex-athletes

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the 8th day Fidau prayer, an Islamic rite, for late Yisa Sofoluwe, who died in Lagos, Tuesday, last week. The prayer, which begins at 2p.m., holds at Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Lagos.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Arsenal to investigate Aubameyang over alleged tattoo breach

Arsenal will remind captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of his responsibilities after a video emerged of the forward getting a tattoo, which could be a breach of coronavirus restrictions. Tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal posted the social media clip on February 9 where Aubameyang is seen to get a new tattoo on his hand. England has beenRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Werner ends goal drought as Chelsea revival gathers pace

Timo Werner ended his Premier League goal drought as the Chelsea forward sealed a 2-0 win against Newcastle that lifted the Blues into fourth place on Monday. Werner netted late in the first half at Stamford Bridge after setting up Olivier Giroud’s opener for Thomas Tuchel’s revitalised team. It was a cathartic moment for Werner,Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: West Ham win over Sheffield United lifts them into top four

West Ham United moved into the top four of the Premier League standings after an efficient 3-0 home win over bottom side Sheffield United at the London Stadium, on Monday. Declan Rice’s 41st-minute penalty had the hosts in front at half-time. Issa Diop added a second in the 58th minute with a header and RyanRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria, Ghana to rekindle athletics meet, says IAAF instructor Nesiama

A former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd) has described his recent appointment as World Athletics instructor to Ghana Athletics, as an opportunity to revive the  sporting relationship between Nigeria and Ghana. Nesiama said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday,Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Marco Rose: Borussia Dortmund name new manager for next season

Borussia Moenchengladbach’s highly coveted coach Marco Rose will take over at Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, the two clubs announced on Monday. Leipzig-born Rose, 44, has long been favourite to succeed interim coach Edin Terzic in the Dortmund dugout. “We have had a lot of discussions about Marco’s future inRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Koeman says youthful Barcelona can still compete with Europe’s best

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman insists his resurgent team can still compete with the strongest in Europe as they prepare to take on a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Tuesday. “I don’t see other teams who are much better than Barcelona, but I think it’s not goodRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lukaku, Ibrahimovic clash turned into mural outside San Siro ahead of Milan derby

After the match, which AC Milan won, Ibra, it was understood, spoke to his teammates, assuring them that he wasn’t racist in intentions.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Leipzig boss Nagelsmann wary of Liverpool despite results

RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann is refusing to read too much into the Liverpool’s poor recent results ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown in Budapest. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have won just three of their last 12 games and fly to Budapest for the last 16, first-leg tie against Leipzig on the back of threeRead More
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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>Alaba to Chelsea: I’m in contact with Bayern Munich defender – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea star, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed that he is in ‘contact’ with Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba, amid interest from the Blues. Rudiger made this known ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. The Germany international, who also played a key role in Chelsea signing Timo Werner and Kai Havertz last
Alaba to Chelsea: I’m in contact with Bayern Munich defender – Antonio Rudiger

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Arsenal gets major boost ahead of Benfica clash

Arsenal has been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Europa League round of 32 clash with Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday. Arsenal defender, Kieran Tierney, who didn’t take part in the club’s Premier League 4-2 victory over Leeds United on Sunday due to injury, returned to the Gunners’ training
Europa League: Arsenal gets major boost ahead of Benfica clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Porto vs Juventus: Pirlo announces strong squad for Champions League clash

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in tonight’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash in Portugal. Pirlo released a 23-man squad that has the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala to lead the attack line for the Bianconeri against Porto at the Estádio do
Porto vs Juventus: Pirlo announces strong squad for Champions League clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettinho reveals conversation with Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that his forward, Kylian Mbappe, told him that he (Pochettino) would win at Camp Nou for the second time of his managerial career. Pochettino disclosed this after PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from
Barcelona vs PSG: Pochettinho reveals conversation with Mbappe

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Van Persie names best six footballers he has played with

Former Holland striker, Robin van Persie, has named the best six footballers he played along with during his career. They are Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Dennis Bergkamp, Ryan Giggs, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Paul Scholes. Van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester in 2012 under controversial circumstances. His 30 goals the next season almost single handedly
EPL: Van Persie names best six footballers he has played with

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Koeman speaks on quitting Barcelona after 4-1 defeat to PSG

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header,
Champions League: Koeman speaks on quitting Barcelona after 4-1 defeat to PSG

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Rio Ferdinand tells Jesse Lingard to leave Man United permanently

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told midfielder, Jesse Lingard, to leave Manchester United on a permanent deal this summer transfer window. Ferdinand believes Lingard should be aiming to quit Man United and extend his stay at West Ham, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved ahead after they signed new players last transfer window.
EPL: Rio Ferdinand tells Jesse Lingard to leave Man United permanently

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Wenger reveals Klopp’s problem with Thiago at Liverpool

Former Arsenal head coach, Arsene Wenger, has revealed the “problem” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has with midfielder, Thiago, at Anfield. Liverpool signed Thiago from Bayern Munich last summer for £20million. Thiago, who is one of the best midfielders in Europe, was expected to shine at Anfield but the 29-year-old has endured an underwhelming first season
EPL: Wenger reveals Klopp’s problem with Thiago at Liverpool

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: PSG gave Barcelona “cold bath of reality” – Ronald Koeman

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain gave his team a “cold bath of reality.” Koeman said this while reacting to Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg 4-1 defeat to PSG on Tuesday night. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick and a goal from Moise Kean gave Mauricio Pochettino’s men the victory as Lionel Messi’s
Champions League: PSG gave Barcelona “cold bath of reality” – Ronald Koeman

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Pochettino makes demand after PSG thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has urged his players to focus on their next game against Monaco in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino made the plea following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach also said that PSG are capable of doing
Champions League: Pochettino makes demand after PSG thrash Barcelona at Camp Nou

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