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target=_blank rel=noopener>Juventus goalkeeper Buffon fined for blasphemy
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Thursday fined 5,000 euros ($6,000) by the Italian Football Federation for blasphemy. The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner, who escaped a ban for the offence, was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards teammate Manolo Portanova during Juve’s 4-0 league win over Parma on December 19. Buffon, who holds theRead More
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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>LaLiga: Messi advised to leave Barcelona immediately
Former Real Madrid defender, Oscar Ruggeri, has urged Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, to leave Camp Nou immediately his contract expires this summer. Rugger, a fellow compatriot with Messi, alleged that Barcelona have mistreated the Argentine captain, adding that the Catalan club is not respected any more by opponents in Europe. According to him, Barcelona kicked
LaLiga: Messi advised to leave Barcelona immediately
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Paul Scholes names Man United’s best finisher
Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named Mason Greenwood as the club’s best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford. Greenwood has endured a difficult time in front of a goal so far this season, scoring just four goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for Man United after primarily operating from the right-wing. The 19-year-old started
EPL: Paul Scholes names Man United’s best finisher
target=_blank rel=noopener>Hearn hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder fight
Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder can still be the “right” fight. However, Hearn admits the bout will not happen until at least, 2022. Joshua had been frustrated in his bid to agree a deal with Wilder. Any lingering hopes of a bout appeared to be ended when Wilder’s WBC
Hearn hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder fight
target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Pochettino reveals conversation with Messi after PSG defeated Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that he exchanged pleasantries with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi after his team defeated the La Liga giants 4-1 in the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie earlier this week in Spain. Pochettino also said that he didn’t have any discussion with Messi about the 33-year-old’s future
Champions League: Pochettino reveals conversation with Messi after PSG defeated Barcelona
target=_blank rel=noopener>Man City deny offering Messi £430m deal
Manchester City have denied offering Lionel Messi a £430 million contract. The 33-year-old tried to force a move away from Spain last summer and was heavily linked with City, where his former boss and mentor, Pep Guardiola works now. However, it is looking increasingly likely Messi will now leave at the end of the season.
Man City deny offering Messi £430m deal
target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Harry Kane told me he will not play – Mourinho
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that Harry Kane told him he won’t play against Wolfsberger, because he is afraid of another injury. Kane recently returned to action after injuring both ankles. The England striker was left out of Spurs’ squad which beat Wolfsberge 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last
Europa League: Harry Kane told me he will not play – Mourinho
target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: I substituted Bale to save him for West Ham clash – Mourinho
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he substituted winger, Gareth Bale, during his side’s Europa League last-32 first leg 4-1 win over Wolfsberger on Thursday night to save him for the West Ham clash on Sunday. Bale was withdrawn just after the hour-mark during Tottenham’s clash with Wolfsberger at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,
Europa League: I substituted Bale to save him for West Ham clash – Mourinho
target=_blank rel=noopener>Selfish player, you don’t care about others scoring goals – Cassano blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano, has slammed Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the Bianconer’s Serie A clash with Crotone on Monday. Cassano said Ronaldo is a ‘selfish’ player that doesn’t give a damn about his teammates scoring goals. According to him, Ronaldo would struggle to adapt to Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo’s philosophy at Allianz
Selfish player, you don’t care about others scoring goals – Cassano blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
target=_blank rel=noopener>Rivaldo identifies club Messi will join from Barcelona
Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer. Rivaldo believes Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat against PSG would be Messi’s last Champions League game for the La Liga giants at Camp Nou. Recall that PSG thrashed Barcelona in Spain in the first leg of their Champions
Rivaldo identifies club Messi will join from Barcelona
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Chelsea gets double boost ahead of Southampton clash
Chelsea have received a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash against Southampton on Saturday. Chelsea stars, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz both returned to Chelsea’s full training on Thursday morning at Cobham ahead of Southampton clash. Silva has missed Chelsea’s last three games with a muscle injury. The Brazilian will no doubt
EPL: Chelsea gets double boost ahead of Southampton clash
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