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COVID-19: NPFL Clubs want 2019/2020 season to end

S eventeen out of the 20 clubs competing for honours in the Nigeria Professional Football League have voted that the 2019/2020 season should come to an end amidst the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world.     The decision was reached after a meeting of the representatives of the 17 cubs on Sunday with two […]

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Yobo can replicate Keshi’s achievement with Eagles –Owolabi

F ormer Super Eagles winger, Felix Owolabi, has backed another ex- international Joseph Yobo to perform well in his new assignment as the senior national team assistant coach.     Owolabi told journalists that Yobo can draw inspiration from former Super Eagles skipper, Stephen Keshi, who later on went on to win the Africa Cup […]

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Osimhen good enough for Barcelona, Real Madrid – Christopher

F ormer Super Eagles player, Justice Christopher, believes Lille forward Victor Oshimen can succeed at any top clubs.     The Super Eagles striker has been linked with several clubs including Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. English Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham are the other outfits who are jostling for […]

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Nigeria wins best Women’s World Cup jersey

T he Africans have beaten their European and Oceania rivals to claim the best jersey of last’s year tournament in France.   Nigeria women’s national team home kit has been voted the best jersey of the Fifa Women’s World Cup held last year in France.   The Africans turned out in their eighth appearance at […]

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Five Red Star players contract Covid-19 after 18,000 fans attend match

    F ive Red Star Belgrade players have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the wake of their SuperLiga title triumph in front of several five-figure crowds, the club has confirmed.   The Serbian champions confirmed the news less than a fortnight after they faced cross-city rivals FK Partizan in their Serbian Cup […]

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EPL: Burnley ‘strongly condemns’ banner flown above Etihad Stadium during Man City game

    Burnley says it “strongly condemns” those behind a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ that was towed by an aircraft over Etihad Stadium during Monday’s match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium just after kick-off in City’s 5-0 win, reports the BBC. Burnley and City players and staff had taken a […]

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Malaria kills Togolese league top scorer, Koudagba

  One of the top strikers in the Togolese first division, Kossi Koudagba of ASC Kara, has died of malaria aged 25. Koudagba had finished top striker in Togo for two years in a row and won the league in 2019. Before he won the best striker title with the second-tier club Espoir FC de […]

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Guardiola has ‘ideas for transfer market’, expects to ‘fight’ for title next season

  Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has “ideas for the transfer market” and expects to “fight” for the Premier League title next season. Liverpool need five points to win the title after a 0-0 draw with Everton. But the Reds can clinch the title against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday if City fail […]

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Real topple Barca from top of La Liga with Sociedad win

  Real Madrid went to the top of La Liga thanks to a hard-fought victory at Real Sociedad. Zinedine Zidane’s side are level on points with Barca, who drew 0-0 with Sevilla on Friday, but go top because of their superior head-to-head record. Sergio Ramos’ penalty after the lively Vinicius Jr was fouled gave the […]

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EPL: Everton draw dents Liverpool’s title charge as Chelsea fight back to beat Villa

…Newcastle damage Sheffield’s European ambitions Everton and Liverpool played out a tepid goalless draw on their return to Premier League action at Goodison Park, putting a dent in the visitors’ title charge.   Liverpool went into the game needing six more points to clinch their first Premier League title but were blunted by the absences […]