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target=_blank rel=noopener>NSSF plans maiden board games championships

The Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) will soon organise its first Board Championships nationwide, the federation’s President, Olabisi Joseph, said on Thursday in Lagos.
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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>Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ assist to me was accidental – Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has said that his team-mate, Daniel James’ assist in Manchester United 4-0 win against Real Sociedad on Thursday was accidental. Fernandes netted twice with James and Rashford also finding the net as United recorded a comfortable lead in the Europa League last-32 tie. The midfielder’s second strike came as he took the ball
Real Sociedad vs Man United: Daniel James’ assist to me was accidental – Fernandes

target=_blank rel=noopener>Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi need better teammates – Wenger

Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has said that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need better teammates in their respective clubs. The legendary manager noted that both Juventus and Barcelona are overly reliant on the two superstars. While Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi need better teammates – Wenger

target=_blank rel=noopener>Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives injury updates on Abraham, Pulisic, Silva, Havertz

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has ruled Thiago Silva out of their Premier League clash at Southampton on Saturday. However, Tammy Abraham and Kai Havertz could both play a part this weekend. Silva, 36, had missed the Blues’ last three games due to a muscle injury and while the veteran defender trained on Thursday, he is
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives injury updates on Abraham, Pulisic, Silva, Havertz

target=_blank rel=noopener>West Ham vs Tottenham: Make me look like a good coach – Mourinho begs players

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has pleaded with his players to make him look good against West Ham on Sunday. Mourinho’s men ended their run of one win in six by defeating Wolfberger 4-1 away from home in the Europa League last 32. Spurs now go to the London Stadium, with West Ham beaten just
West Ham vs Tottenham: Make me look like a good coach – Mourinho begs players

target=_blank rel=noopener>Ogenyi Onazi signs for Zalgiris

Ogenyi Onazi has signed for Lithuanian A Lyga champions, Zalgiris. The Nigerian midfielder has been a free agent since January 5, when he left Danish Super Liga club SonderjyskE by mutual agreement, after he was restricted to just two league matches in six months. Before the completion of the deal, Onazi has been on a
Ogenyi Onazi signs for Zalgiris

target=_blank rel=noopener>Man Utd vs Newcastle: Title race is not over – Solskjaer warns

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned rivals Manchester City that the title race is not over. City are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against Newcastle, Solskjaer has vowed United will push Pep Guardiola’s team all the way. “I don’t think anyone would
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Title race is not over – Solskjaer warns

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Michael Owen predicts Southampton vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Everton

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. Chelsea travel to Southampton in Saturday’s early kick-off, while Liverpool and Everton clash in a Merseyside Derby later in the day. Owen expects the Reds who lost 3-1 to Leicester City last weekend, to bounce back with victory against their
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Southampton vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Everton

target=_blank rel=noopener>Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer confirms decision on Cavani’s future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the club will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over extending his stay. Cavani missed Thursday night’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League with a muscle problem. But he has netted seven times in 24 appearances this season, after initially joining on a deal until
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer confirms decision on Cavani’s future

target=_blank rel=noopener>Transfer: Real Madrid, Barcelona receive price tag for Camavinga

Football agent, Jonathan Barnett, has said that one of his clients, Eduardo Camavinga will be “the best midfielder in the world”, soon. For this reason, the agent added that his client will only leave his current club Rennes for top club European clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and two others. Furthermore, the agent told
Transfer: Real Madrid, Barcelona receive price tag for Camavinga

target=_blank rel=noopener>Pochettino gives fresh update on Mbappe’s future at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has provided an update on forward, Kylian Mbappe’s future at Le Parc des Princes. Mbappe, who led PSG to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at Camp Nou earlier this week, is yet to sign a new contract with the French Ligue 1 champions. The France
Pochettino gives fresh update on Mbappe’s future at PSG

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