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target=_blank rel=noopener>FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect. FIFA said on Wednesday the decision to suspend the Chadian football association (FTFA) was taken because of interference by the country’s government authorities in the federation’s affairs. “The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions haveRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NOC official says women deserve more from sports

Olabanji Oladapo, Secretary-General of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), says women have not been given their deserved dues in spite of their contributions to the country’s sports development. Oladapo spoke on Tuesday in Lagos at an event to mark the United International Sports Day’s “Sports Development for Peace”, organised by the NOC. He said both theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Osun United management suspends head coach, two others

By Shina Abubakar The management of Osun United on Tuesday suspended some members of the team’s coaching crew over poor performance. The suspected coaches include, the Head Coach, Bright Omokaro and two of his assistants, Bayo Adesina and Wole Animasahun. The decision was taken after the Management’s emergency meeting following the team’s lack lusture performanceRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Edo 2020: Minister expresses satisfaction with COVID-19 compliance

Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin. Dare said this on Tuesday in Benin shortly after he was conducted round the games village by University of Benin (UNIBEN) ViceRead More
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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>Europa League: Arsenal handed triple injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final against Slavia Prague, as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Granit Xhaka all trained on Tuesday. The trio sat out during the 3-0 thrashing against Liverpool on Saturday. Xhaka’s absence was due to illness, while Smith Rowe and Saka were nursing hip and
Europa League: Arsenal handed triple injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Transfer: Aguero ready to join Man City’s Premier League rivals

Sergio Aguero is willing to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the UK Telegraph reports. The Argentina striker’s exit from the Etihad this summer has already been confirmed. And Aguero is keen to remain in the Premier League, rather than move abroad. It is believed the 33-year-old would be willing to join Spurs this summer, even
Transfer: Aguero ready to join Man City’s Premier League rivals

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Klopp explains why he removed Keita during first half against Real Madrid

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed he took off Naby Keita in the first half of their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday for tactical reasons. It was only Keita’s ninth start of the season. With three minutes left in the first half and the Reds down 2-0, Klopp substituted the 26-year-old off and
Champions League: Klopp explains why he removed Keita during first half against Real Madrid

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: UEFA announces Slavia Prague’s player ban ahead of Arsenal clash

UEFA have banned Slavia Prague defender, Ondrej Kudela for one match. He will not feature in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Arsenal. Kudela is under investigation for alleged racial abuse. Rangers midfielder, Glen Kamara, had accused him of racist abuse after the defender leaned into his ear and said something while covering his
Europa League: UEFA announces Slavia Prague’s player ban ahead of Arsenal clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino

Paris Saint-German boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Neymar likes to fight to win, but his emotions overpowered him, after he was sent off during their 1-0 defeat to Lille last weekend. Speaking ahead of today’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, Pochettino said the Brazilian was caught up in the moment in his first
Bayern Munich vs PSG: Neymar likes to fight – Pochettino

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Guardiola names areas Man City must improve after beating Dortmund

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has identified areas his team must improve after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad. Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a vital win over Bundesliga giants, said Man City must improve more on their pressing and build-up in order
Champions League: Guardiola names areas Man City must improve after beating Dortmund

target=_blank rel=noopener>Champions League: Owen predicts Porto vs Chelsea, Bayern Munich vs PSG

Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between FC Porto and Chelsea at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Bayern Munich’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Arena Stadium in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Thomas Tuchel
Champions League: Owen predicts Porto vs Chelsea, Bayern Munich vs PSG

target=_blank rel=noopener>UCL: Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City

Former England and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has given his verdict on Jude Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss against Manchester City. Bellingham had beaten City goalkeeper Ederson to a through ball but the referee blew for a foul in favour of the English side. The referee did not also allow a
UCL: Hargreaves gives verdict on Bellingham’s disallowed goal in Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Man City

target=_blank rel=noopener>UCL: Kovacic reacts as Pepe claims Chelsea are looking down on Porto

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic has reacted to Portugal defender, Pepe’s claims that Chelsea celebrated drawing Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Chelsea midfielder insisted that ‘it will not be easy’ for the Blues to defeat the Portuguese champions and reach this year’s semi-finals. Pepe anchored Porto’s defence when they sent Juventus out of the competition
UCL: Kovacic reacts as Pepe claims Chelsea are looking down on Porto

target=_blank rel=noopener>UCL: Zidane speaks on becoming Juventus manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has responded to the speculations linking him to a return to Juventus as manager. The Frenchman refused to rule himself out of a return to the Italian champions. There have been speculations that the former Juventus midfielder could return to the club as replacement for Andrea Pirlo. Zidane played for
UCL: Zidane speaks on becoming Juventus manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool

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