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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lukaku breaks Ronaldo’s Inter Milan record
Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku broke the record of Brazilian legend, Ronaldo after firing Inter Milan eight points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Bologna. His goal against Bologna took him to 60 goals from 86 appearances for Inter, while Ronaldo managed 59Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Koeman: Barca will do everything to keep Messi
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman said the club will do everything they can to convince Lionel Messi to stay following meetings with new president Joan Laporta to plan for next season. Koeman met with Laporta, who was elected in March, during the international break to discuss Messi’s future and possible summer signings. Laporta later met withRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>GOtv Boxing Night 22: Real One, Baby Face win WBF titles
Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu and Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde emerged winners of World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the GOtv Boxing Night 22 on Friday at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos. Real One defeated Emmanuel ‘Akufo Addo’ Quartey of Ghana in a ninth-round knockout to become the WBF world super featherweight champion. HisRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL: Lukman Aliu rescues point for FC IfeanyiUbah at MFM
Lukeman Aliu came off the bench to salvage a point for FC IfeanyiUbah away at MFM FC in a Matchday 19 fixture at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. MFM right full-back Justice Zachariah had given the home side the lead in the 36th minute when he met a defense-splitting pass by Akanni Elijah. Ali, whoRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL: Super-sub Chinonso dazzles with brace as Lobi Stars trounce Jigawa GS
Chinonso Okonkwo came off the bench in the second half to score a brace as Lobi Stars staged a remarkable comeback to beat Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday. The match played at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi was one of Matchday 19 fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. Chinonso’s goals canceled outRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Leicester boss Rodgers hails Iheanacho’s personality
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Kelechi Iheanacho’s personality after he signed a contract extension that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. The Super Eagles striker penned a new deal on Saturday, a day after he became the fourth Nigerian player to win the Premier League PlayerRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lagos agog as Pinnick kicks off new Nigeria Beach Soccer League
The Elegushi Beach in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos was set agog when Member of world football governing body, FIFA’s Council, Executive Committee Member of CAF, and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick officially kicked off the new Nigeria Beach Soccer League. The League, which is the baby project of the AmajuRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>SERIE A: Crotone’s Simy Nwankwo equals Weah’s record
Crotone striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo equaled an Italian Serie A record in his team’s 4-3 loss to Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona at the weekend. When he found the back of the net through a right-footed shot in the 25th minute, it meant he has scored in five consecutive matches in theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Spurs miss out on 4th spot as Willock cancels out Kane’s double
Arsenal loanee Joe Willock came off the bench to score a dramatic equaliser and deny Tottenham a place in the top four. Harry Kane’s quickfire double after Joelinton’s opener looked to have moved Jose Mourinho’s side up three places into the Champions League spots. But Willock, who had only been on seven minutes, had otherRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>African players in Europe: Egyptians Salah, Trezeguet excel
Mohamed Salah scored for the 26th time this season in all competitions and fellow Egyptian Trezeguet ended an eight-month goal drought in the English Premier League at the weekend. Salah claimed the second goal as Liverpool moved back into contention for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification with a 3-0 triumph at Arsenal. TrezeguetRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Chelsea players “confused” by Tuchel’s treatment of Abraham
Some Chelsea players have been left “confused” by manager Thomas Tuchel’s treatment of striker, Tammy Abraham. Abraham was a key player during former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s regime. The England international scored 18 goals in all competitions last season under Lampard. Abraham has fallen out of favour since Tuchel replaced Lampard last January. The 23-year-old
Champions League: Chelsea players “confused” by Tuchel’s treatment of Abraham
target=_blank rel=noopener>Juventus withdraw Dybala’s new contract
Juventus have withdrawn Paulo Dybala’s contract extension offer, Calciomercato reports. Dybala’s current €7.5m-a-year deal expires in June 2022 and Juve had offered him a new €10m-a-year deal. The Argentine and his agents turned down the offer and demanded a new €15m-a-year deal. This has led to the Serie A champions withdrawing their latest offer, leaving
Juventus withdraw Dybala’s new contract
target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: Zidane wants Juventus job
Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane wants to join Italian giants, Juventus from Real Madrid. The Frenchman is said to be seriously considering leaving Real Madrid at the end of this season, according to Todofichajes. Zidane has been dropping hints about leaving Santiago Bernabeu and has not committed himself with a new deal. The former midfielder
LaLiga: Zidane wants Juventus job
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Why Tottenham may avoid £30m Mourinho pay-off if he is sacked
Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay less than the reported £30million in pay-off, if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho as manager this summer, Daily Mail reports. Rumours had claimed Mourinho would be due a huge compensation if the club decided to sack him ahead of his contract expiring in 2023. The former Manchester United
EPL: Why Tottenham may avoid £30m Mourinho pay-off if he is sacked
target=_blank rel=noopener>Stoke City manager blames Mikel Obi, others for 2-1 defeat to Millwall
Stoke manager, Michael O’Neill, has blamed John Mikel Obi and his other team-mates for a poor second half, which resulted in a 2-1 defeat to Millwall on Monday night. Mikel Obi played the entire 90 minutes of the Championship clash, but was unable to stop his team losing at home. However, O’Neill insists the game
Stoke City manager blames Mikel Obi, others for 2-1 defeat to Millwall
target=_blank rel=noopener>De Gea takes final decision on leaving Man Utd after clashing with Solskjaer over Henderson
Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is reportedly preparing to leave Old Trafford after clashing with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over teammate Dean Henderson. De Gea has been Man United’s first-choice goalkeeper for nearly a decade, but the return of Henderson after his loan spell at Sheffield United last season has provided Solskjaer with a
De Gea takes final decision on leaving Man Utd after clashing with Solskjaer over Henderson
target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga table: Barcelona now one point behind leaders Atletico
Barcelona are now only one point behind LaLiga leaders, Atletico Madrid. This is following their 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid on Monday, thanks to Ousmane Dembele’s late winner. The Catalans struggled to create many chances in the first half, but were denied before the interval, when Valladolid keeper Jordi Masip steered a well-hit Pedri shot
LaLiga table: Barcelona now one point behind leaders Atletico
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: I fear for Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them
EPL: I fear for Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
target=_blank rel=noopener>Transfer: Barcelona’s bid to sign Haaland ‘very difficult’
Barcelona feel a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund will be “very difficult” to do, sources at the Spanish club have told ESPN. However, Barca will continue their pursuit of the 20-year-old striker. New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, met with Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, last Thursday to discuss
Transfer: Barcelona’s bid to sign Haaland ‘very difficult’
target=_blank rel=noopener>Transfer: Juventus midfielder set to join Chelsea
Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is set to join Chelsea after he emerged as a possible transfer target for the Blues. Rabiot has featured 72 times for Juventus since leaving Paris Saint-Germain for the Serie A champions on a free transfer in 2019. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Juventus in recent
Transfer: Juventus midfielder set to join Chelsea
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