EPL: How I beat Chelsea – Mourinho

  Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he knew the best tactical plan, that would see his team defeat Premier League leaders, Chelsea. Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera scored for the hosts as they cut the Blues’ lead at the top to four points. Mourinho revealed afterwards that it was the same system he used in their 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup, but it did not work that time because Herrera was sent off for two bookable offences. “We went to Stamford Bridge in…

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Federation Elections: Guidelines split aspirants, administrators

Sports administrators and aspirants into the boards of the National Sports Federations are sharply divided over the guidelines released for the forthcoming elections. The guidelines emerged after a stakeholders’ meeting with sports minister, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday where June 9 was also picked as the date for the polls. The guideline stipulated that people who have served two terms as presidents cannot contest while those who are either presidents or vice presidents of international sports bodies are not eligible to contest for federation presidency. A former member of the Nigeria…

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CAFCC: Rivers Utd beat Rayon Sports 2-0

Rivers United on Sunday took a step closer to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after defeating Rayon Sports of Rwanda 2-0 in Port Harcourt. The Garden City outfit is the only Nigerian team on the continent after the elimination of Rangers who lost 5-2 on aggregates to Zesco United of Zambia at the weekend. A goal apiece in each half from Emeka Atuloma and Guy Kuemian gave Rivers a 2-0 lead ahead of the second leg tie this weekend in Rwanda. It would have been 3-0 in…

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Ahmedu, Omotayo, Yusuf, call for NSC’s return

The President of the Federation of International Basketball Association, Africa Zone 3, Colonel Sam Ahmedu, athletics coach, Professor Seun Omotayo, and Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Tijani Yusuf, has called for the return of the National Sports Commission. The trio noted that sports had suffered a lot in the country and the only way forward was the return of the commission with top technocrats in charge. “The NSC must come back,” Ahmedu said. “This was part of the Recommendations of the National Sports Reform Committee. A bill…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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The world’s richest clubs owners in 2017

Steve Ballmer, worth $30 billion: Steve is the world’s richest sports team owner for the third straight year. He bought the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, which rocked the NBA when racially charged comments made by Sterling were made public. The Clippers purchase was 10% of Ballmer’s fortune at the time and many pegged it as an over-pay for a basketball junkie who wanted into the exclusive NBA owners club. Ballmer’s timing was perfect as the league inked a…

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Rape allegation against Ronaldo disgusting –Gestifute

Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives have strenuously denied claims made in a report by German magazine Der Spiegel that the Real Madrid star paid a woman to cover up an allegation of rape. Gestifute, the sports management company founded by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, dismissed the story as ‘a piece of journalistic fiction.’ In a statement responding to the article, it criticised “a disgusting and outraging” allegation and said Ronaldo will ‘do everything in his power to react.’ The statement read: “Today, the German newspaper Der Spiegel published a long article regarding…

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Doubt over Islamist link to Dortmund bombs

Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to trick people into thinking there was an Islamist motive. But they said it may have been the work of political extremists – from the left or right – or violent football fans. Two people received medical treatment after three bombs exploded near the team bus, shattering glass. Spanish footballer Marc Bartra underwent wrist surgery and…

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I stay days from home before matches and my wife understands –Bosso

Popularly known as Nomadic coach, former U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso, tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he is a man of principles and not arrogant as people tend to believe. Excerpts…   How did it all start for you? In the real sense of it, there is something called career choice. You look at what you want to become in life between when you were leaving secondary school and going to tertiary institution. I will say football or better still, sports was my career choice because I came from a family of…

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Shenanigans at the Cathedral

It is no longer news that Rangers have parted ways with their coach, Imama Amapakabo, who broke the jinx of over 32 years without a league title when he won the trophy last season. The coach, after an indifferent start to the season culminating in elimination from the CAF Champions League and now on the verge of losing out of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-2 home draw against Zesco United at the weekend, was asked to step aside. His assistant, Chukwuma Agbo, was asked to take charge of…

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