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target=_blank rel=noopener>Magicial Iwuala helps Enyimba win clash of giants

A brilliant dribble and perfect pass by Anayo Iwuala allowed Tosin Omoyele to score and earn Enyimba a 2-1 win over Entente Setif of Algeria Sunday in a high-profile CAF Confederation Cup clash. The showdown between former two-time CAF Champions League winners in Aba was settled by the magic of Iwuala, who evaded six AlgeriansRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Valencia ‘threatened with punishment’ for walking off in racism protest

Valencia’s players walked off during their La Liga game with Cadiz on Sunday in protest against racist abuse, with coach Javi Gracia later claiming they were told they would be punished if they refused to resume the match. The fixture was stopped in the 37th minute after Valencia said their player Mouctar Diakhaby was theRead More
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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>Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, start Martinelli

Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has urged manager Mikel Arteta to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to him, Gabriel Martinelli should take Aubameyang’s place in the starting XI. Arteta dropped Aubameyang a few weeks ago for the North London Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur, after he arrived late for a team meeting. The Gabon striker
Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, start Martinelli

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Rio Ferdinand changes top four prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool game

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The
EPL: Rio Ferdinand changes top four prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool game

target=_blank rel=noopener>Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hit out at UEFA and FIFA, accusing them of “killing” players with a hectic schedule. Guardiola’s men are still on track for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. However, the Spaniard has the luxury of rotating players for matches in all of
Guardiola blasts UEFA, FIFA for ‘killing’ players

target=_blank rel=noopener>Man Utd suffer big injury blow after Brighton win ahead of Granada clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he was forced to withdraw Marcus Rashford during their 2-1 victory over Brighton due to an injury concern. Rashford made it 1-1 after former United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an early lead. Mason Greenwood sealed the comeback win with an 83rd-minute header, but Rashford was already
Man Utd suffer big injury blow after Brighton win ahead of Granada clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Solskjaer speaks on dropping De Gea against Brighton, goalkeeper leaving Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he will select David de Gea again, despite the rise of Dean Henderson in the Spaniard’s absence. When asked about leaving De Gea on the bench in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, Solskjaer said he simply wanted to provide his player an acclimation
EPL: Solskjaer speaks on dropping De Gea against Brighton, goalkeeper leaving Man Utd

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Neymar pauses PSG contract talks, desperate for Barcelona return

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has put contract talks with the club on hold and is keen to return to Barcelona, ARA reports. The 29-year-old’s current deal with the Ligue 1 champions is due to expire next June. But it had been thought Neymar was on the verge of signing a new long-term contract in Paris.
Champions League: Neymar pauses PSG contract talks, desperate for Barcelona return

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Henderson now Solskjaer’s first-choice, De Gea will leave Man United – Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already placed Dean Henderson as the club’s first choice goalkeeper after David de Gea was snubbed for the match against Brighton on Sunday. The former England defender is of the opinion that De Gea could leave Old Trafford following Solskjaer’s decision to star
EPL: Henderson now Solskjaer’s first-choice, De Gea will leave Man United – Rio Ferdinand

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Solskjaer names player that may not play for Man United again this season

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that striker, Anthony Martial will not play for the club again this season due to a knee injury. The Frenchman was forced off with a knee problem during France’s 2-0 victory over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualification game. Ahead of their Sunday Premier League encounter with
EPL: Solskjaer names player that may not play for Man United again this season

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Solskjaer names Man United’s bright player in 2-1 win over Brighton

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out youngster, Mason Greenwood for praise after his side’s hard-fought Premier League victory over Brighton on Sunday. Manchester United came from behind to beat the relegation-battling Brighton 2-1 with Marcus Rashford and Greenwood saving the day at Old Trafford This was after Danny Welbeck gave the visitors
EPL: Solskjaer names Man United’s bright player in 2-1 win over Brighton

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Ian Wright names Man of the Match for Manchester United after 2-1 win over Brighton

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has hailed defender, Luke Shaw as Manchester United’s best player during the Red Devils hard-fought win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Former Man United star Danny Welbeck put Brighton in front in the 13th minute. But Marcus Rashford equalised for the home side with Bruno Fernandes providing the assist.
EPL: Ian Wright names Man of the Match for Manchester United after 2-1 win over Brighton

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