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target=_blank rel=noopener>AFCON qualifiers: Final Group matches for Tuesday as Nigeria tackles Lesotho in Lagos

 The final matches (Day 6) in Groups E, F, I, K and L in the qualifiers for the 2022 African Nations Cup (AFCON) take place on Tuesday.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>AFCON qualifiers: Results of final matches in Groups B, D, G, H

Here are the results of the final matches (Day 6) in Groups B, D, G and H, played on Monday in the qualifiers for the 2022 African Nations Cup (AFCON).
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria vs Lesotho: Lagos to shut Teslim Balogun Stadium roads for 12 hours, Tuesday

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to shut all vehicular movement around the Teslim Balogun Stadium from 10.00am to 10.00pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for the live football match between the Super Eagles and Lesotho. In a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the closure was necessaryRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Abiodun Adegoke, the Tallest Basketball Player: I didn’t feel any pain while giving birth to him — Mother

The story of Abiodun Adegoke was first published by Chief Segun Odegbami in his column in Saturday Vanguard (read it HERE). Abiodun is a budding basketball star whose reputation has gone ahead of his career. Abiodun Adegoke, currently a teenage student at the MPAC Basketball Academy in Dubai hails from Ibadan. Our Deputy Sports Editor, Jacob Ajom, visited the family at Eleyele area where he met the mother, brother and two sisters.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Iwobi leaves Super Eagles camp after positive Covid-19 test

Alex Iwobi will not be available for Nigeria’s final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho after testing positive for Covid-19. Everton forward Iwobi tested positive before Saturday’s 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday. “Iwobi has left the camp,” Eagles spokesman BabafemiRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL : Super-sub Ali rescues point for Jigawa GS in 2-2 draw with IfeanyiUbah

A wonder strike from substitute Ali Musa rescued a point for Jigawa Golden Stars as they came back twice to draw FC IfeanyiUbah 2-2 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu. FC IfeanyiUbah first took the lead through Chinemerem Igboeli and then a second time through Christian Molokwu from the spot but Jigawa Golden Stars levelledRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Real Madrid defender caught breaking COVID-19 restrictions

Real Madrid defender, Marcelo, faces a fine for breaking the travel restrictions currently in place to halt the spread of COVID-19. This was decided after the Valencian regional government confirmed it had started investigating him on Monday. The confirmation came shortly after the player posted a photo of himself and his family at the MalvarrosaRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL Round-up: MFM dents Enyimba’s eight-game unbeaten run in 1-0 win

Mountain Of Fire and Miracle (MFM) Football Club Of Lagos on Thursday ended Enyimba Football Club’s eight games unbeaten run in the 2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Ebenezer Odeyemi’s solitary strike midway into the first half helped the home team secure maximum points for the first time against their more illustrious opponents. TheRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Orji Kalu hails Eagles’ qualification for 2021 AFCON

Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has congratulated the Super Eagles for their 1-0 win over the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Match Day 18 results in 2020/2021 NPFL

Following are the results of Match Day 18 fixtures in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), played on Sunday: Akwa United 3-0 Lobi Stars Rivers United 1-0 Sunshine Stars Plateau United 2-1 Rangers International Nasarawa United 5-3 Abia Warriors Katsina United 1-2 Kwara United Adamawa United 0-0 Wikki Tourists Kano Pillars 2-1 Heartland FCRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Coach Santos decides on Ronaldo’s status as Portugal captain after outburst

Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, has decided he will not take Cristiano Ronaldo off captaincy duties despite his outburst during their side’s 2-2 draw against Serbia in a UEFA World Cup Group A qualifier last weekend. Ronaldo stormed off the pitch seconds before the final whistle and got booked for dissent after he was denied a
Coach Santos decides on Ronaldo’s status as Portugal captain after outburst

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Man City identify player to replace Sergio Aguero this summer

Manchester City have identified the player to replace their top striker, Sergio Aguero, this summer transfer window. Pep Guardiola’s side are already preparing for life after Aguero, who will leave Etihad at the end of this season. Man City had announced that Aguero would leave the club at the end of the season when his
EPL: Man City identify player to replace Sergio Aguero this summer

target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi tests negative for COVID-19

Alex Iwobi has tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of today’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Everton midfielder’s positive result became a subject of controversy, as he was forced to miss Saturday’s 1-0 win at Benin Republic. He was replaced by Galatasaray’s Henry Onyekuru for
Nigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi tests negative for COVID-19

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Kenneth Omeruo explains why he could not break into Chelsea’s first team

Nigerian defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has explained why he couldn’t break into Chelsea’s first team during his time at Stamford Bridge. Omeruo said Chelsea is a big club that has the financial power to buy top players, which according to him, makes it hard for him and other young players to penetrate the first team. The
EPL: Kenneth Omeruo explains why he could not break into Chelsea’s first team

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers could sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to Express UK. According to the newspaper, this is following decisions by Real Madrid and Manchester United hierarchy not to resign the Portugal captain for their separate clubs. Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before moving to Spain to
EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered the role of an ambassador by Real Madrid when he retires from playing, according to OkDiario. The sports site reports that Real Madrid have no plan to resign the Portuguese as a player but will be given a new role by Los Blancos when he retires. The 36-year-old currently plying
LaLiga: Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid

target=_blank rel=noopener>Gareth Southgate names best five strikers

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has listed the top five strikers in world football. They include Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG). According to Southgate, he has included his captain Kane, because of his incredible record. Kane has scored 28 goals in
Gareth Southgate names best five strikers

target=_blank rel=noopener>England squad: I regret not taking my chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw

Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has admitted he used to watch England matches and regrets not taking his chances on the international stage. Shaw made a winning return for the England squad on Sunday as the Three Lions defeated Albania 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier. The match against Albania was Shaw’s first game for
England squad: I regret not taking my chances – Man Utd star, Luke Shaw

target=_blank rel=noopener>Thierry Henry gives conditions for next coaching job

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said he is “available” only if the “right project” comes his way, after being asked about the vacant manager’s job at Celtic. Henry left Montreal Impact last month citing personal reasons. Celtic are looking for a new manager following Neil Lennon’s resignation in February. And when asked about the possibility
Thierry Henry gives conditions for next coaching job

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Rashford names best African player in Premier League

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has named Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, as the best African footballer in the Premier League. Rashford stated this on Monday during a Q&A session with his Twitter followers. When specifically asked about the best African player he’s faced since making his Premier League debut in 2015. “I think there’s some great
EPL: Rashford names best African player in Premier League

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