Sports News Today Headlines Thursday 18th February 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Wikki FC players escape death in road accident as bus burns to ashes

By Charly Agwam – Bauchi The players of Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi State escaped death on Thursday morning as the bus conveying the team to Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State for a match fixture with Dakada United of Akwa Ibom was involved in an accident. Secretary of the club, Abdullahi IbrahimRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lesotho wins 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup

  By Emmanuel Okogba Two goals were enough for defending champions Lesotho as they brushed aside Ghana to win the 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup on Sunday. The final which was played at the Nigerian Navy playground in Ajegunle was the first since 2019. ALSO READ Bale ‘towards end of career’, admits agent At the resumptionRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NEWS EXTRA: Porto beat Juventus 2-1

Porto edged Juventus 2-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash Wednesday with the lacklustre Italian giants needing a late goal to grab a lifeline in the tie. Porto’s Iran attacker Mehdi Taremi pounced on an under-hit back-pass from Rodrigo Bentancur to beat Wojciech Szczesny in the Juve goal with barely a minuteRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Bale ‘towards end of career’, admits agent

Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday. When the Wales international rejoined Spurs on loan from Real Madrid in September, the emotional homecoming was hailed as a perfect fit for the player and the club whereRead More
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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>Europa League: Dele Alli takes swipe at Mourinho, praises Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, has taken a veiled swipe at manager, Jose Mourinho, and hailing his predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino. Mourinho has apparently frozen Alli out of his first-team plans, with the England international making just five appearances for Spurs in the Premier League so far this season. Alli, whose future at Tottenham is unclear,
Europa League: Dele Alli takes swipe at Mourinho, praises Pochettino

target=_blank rel=noopener>Rohr reacts as West Brom snub Ahmed Musa

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has expressed confidence that captain Ahmed Musa will find a new club soon, after his proposed move to West Brom fell through. Musa is currently a free agent, after leaving Saudi club Al Nassr in October 2020. After visiting the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ahead of
Rohr reacts as West Brom snub Ahmed Musa

target=_blank rel=noopener>Xavi opens up on replacing Koeman after PSG crush Barcelona 4-1

Al Sadd manager, Xavi Hernandez, has admitted that, “everyone sees me as a Barcelona coach” and admits that returning to the Nou Camp remains part of his long-term plan. There are speculations surrounding Ronald Koeman’s future with the Catalan club. They further intensified this week, after they were thrashed 4-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the
Xavi opens up on replacing Koeman after PSG crush Barcelona 4-1

target=_blank rel=noopener>Update on Wikki Tourists player’s accident

Players and officials of the Bauchi State government-owned club, Wikki Tourists Football Club, on Thursday morning were involved in a road accident. DAILY POST had reported that the players escaped death narrowly. It was gathered that the players were on their way to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to honour an NPFL match before
Update on Wikki Tourists player’s accident

target=_blank rel=noopener>2020/21 Champions League top scorers, assists identified

The 2020/21 Champions League top scorers and assists have been identified. UEFA made this known in a post via its Twitter handle on Thursday following the conclusion of this week’s Champions League last 16 first leg fixtures. Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland currently top the goal chart with eight goals so far. Behind Haaland is Juventus’s
2020/21 Champions League top scorers, assists identified

target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL: Bus carrying Wikki Tourists players bursts into flames

The bus in which Wikki Tourists players and officials were travelling, burst into flames on Thursday morning. They were on their way to Uyo for their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Dakkada FC. The sad incident was confirmed by Wikki players on Twitter. The cause of the fire outbreak was not immediately ascertained.
NPFL: Bus carrying Wikki Tourists players bursts into flames

target=_blank rel=noopener>Australian Open: Serena Williams breaks down in tears, walks out on media

Serena Williams broke down in tears and ended her post-match press conference abruptly, after her loss to Naomi Osaka in the semi-final of this year’s Australian Open. It brought to an end another bid to equal Margaret Court’s record Grand Slam haul. Williams blamed her defeat on “a big error day”. Osaka won 6-3 6-4
Australian Open: Serena Williams breaks down in tears, walks out on media

target=_blank rel=noopener>Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta begs Willian’s critics ahead of Europa League tie

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has pleaded with critics of Willian not to crucify him. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League round of 32 clash at Benfica, Arteta insisted that pundits were not being fair in their assessment of the player. Willian swapped Chelsea for the Gunners as a free agent last summer. Despite signing a
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta begs Willian’s critics ahead of Europa League tie

target=_blank rel=noopener>Real Sociedad vs Man United: Solskjaer announces strong squad for Europa League clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a strong squad to face Real Sociedad in tonight’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash at the Juventus Stadium. Solskjaer released a 22-man travelling squad that has the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to lead the attack line for the Premier League
Real Sociedad vs Man United: Solskjaer announces strong squad for Europa League clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Wolfberg vs Tottenham: Mourinho names players to miss Europa League clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has confirmed three key players that will miss his side’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash against Wolfberg on Thursday evening. Mourinho said that Sérgio Reguilon, Serge Aurier and Giovani Lo Celso would take no part in Tottenham’s squad to face the Austrian side at the new Puskas Arena
Wolfberg vs Tottenham: Mourinho names players to miss Europa League clash

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