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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kashimawo Laloko: A teacher and football coach

By Chief Segun Odegbami It was the summer of 1968, the period of long vacations in schools. I was a ‘toddler’ holidaying from Jos. I used to spend every summer holiday since the pogrom of 1966 between Lagos and Abeokuta. I loved Abeokuta. It was a quiet and laid back town. Abeokuta had always beenRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020 begins after long months of delay

By Ben Efe Finally, the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ is seeing the light of the day, after months of delay and anguish by sportsmen and women who had girded their loins but were left high and dry by the Sports Ministry. The Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to officially declare theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>What Qatar 2022 World Cup put together, death has put asunder

By Onochie Anibeze I knew what the words meant but I still didn’t understand them. She sent me a document March 18, and thereafter took ill, and three days later, she was dead. A friend had sent me a text message that read ‘Foussena is no more.’ I replied, asking ‘what do you mean?’. ItRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NSF 2020: Bayelsa storms Edo with over 400 athletes

Ahead of the National Sports Festival, NSF, in Edo State, a total of 440 athletes will be representing Bayelsa State at the sports fiesta.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020: Every gold medal attracts N1m — Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, that every gold medal won at the festival would attract N1 million reward. The governor made the announcement at a pre-departure prayer session for the contingent at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba,Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Klopp urges Liverpool to make late top four bid

Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to salvage their troubled Premier League season with a late bid to finish in the top four. Klopp’s side are languishing in seventh place and sit five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The Reds’ win over Wolves before the internationalRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Solskjaer, Tuchel play down Haaland talk

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel have played down reports their clubs will go head to head in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland. Haaland has emerged as one of the world’s top forwards after scoring 21 goals in 21 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Africa Cup of Nations to kick off on January 9 in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by recently elected president Patrice Motsepe from South Africa also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers intoRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>UK betting firm imposes limits on punters at risk of addiction

British online betting group, Entain, will impose limits for players most at risk of gambling themselves into financial difficulties, it said Wednesday, in the face of mounting pressure from parliament. The company said in a statement that it was using a “technology-led player protection initiative” that will seek “to identify UK customers at greatest riskRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Juventus goalie Buffon gets one-match ban for blasphemy

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Tuesday handed a one-match ban for blasphemy which would rule him out of next weekend’s Turin derby. The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner had been fined 5,000 euros ($6,000) last month by the Italian Football Federation, but escaped a ban. However, the FIGC’s Court of Appeal upheld the FederalRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to
EPL: Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester United to claim a 2-1 victory against Brighton in today’s Premier League clash. Lawrenson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take all three points against Brighton at Old Trafford, adding that he expects a tight game between both teams. Man United are currently in the 2nd position
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their
EPL: What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

target=_blank rel=noopener>Serie A: Pirlo names two areas Juventus must improve after 2-2 draw with Torino

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has identified two areas his team must improve after their 2-2 derby draw against Torino in the Serie A on Saturday. Pirlo, who was not happy his team did not win against Torino, said Juventus must improve on occupying the space better and finding more options between the lines against their
Serie A: Pirlo names two areas Juventus must improve after 2-2 draw with Torino

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Guardiola chooses between Messi, Haaland

Manchester City have abandoned their quest to land Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Pep Guardiola now favours a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, according to the UK Mirror. Messi had long been linked with a reunion with his former manager since last year, when he tried to engineer a move away from Spain. City were
EPL: Guardiola chooses between Messi, Haaland

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Solskjaer speaks on bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has ruled out any possibility of bringing Sergio Aguero to Old Trafford at the end of the season. Aguero, 32, is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract at Etihad expires. The Argentina international is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could
EPL: Solskjaer speaks on bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

target=_blank rel=noopener>Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his players at half-time

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has revealed Pep Guardiola’s half-time team talk as they played 0-0 with Leicester City after the first 45 minutes on Saturday. Guardiola told his players to dominate the game and be patient against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Guardiola’s men defeated Leicester, thanks to second-half goals from Benjamin
Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his players at half-time

target=_blank rel=noopener>PSG vs Lille: Pochettino criticizes Neymar, others after Ligue 1 home defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino criticizes Neymar, others after Ligue 1 home defeat

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: De Bruyne takes swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 victory at King Power

Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, has taken a veiled swipe at Leicester City following his side’s Premier League 2-0 victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. De Bruyne said Man City’s match against Brendan Rodgers’ really defensive Leicester side was basically a “one team playing” game. According to the Belgium
EPL: De Bruyne takes swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 victory at King Power

target=_blank rel=noopener>Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he substituted winger, Christian Pulisic, during his side’s Premier League 5-2 defeat against West Brom on Saturday. Tuchel substituted Pulisic, who scored a goal against West Brom, before the start of the second half at Stamford Bridge. The American international was replaced by Mason Mount as goals from
Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

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