Arsenal Roar Back Into Champions League Contention After Newcastle Win

Akinkunmi Obakeye

  Arsenal hauled themselves back into contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League with a 4-0 win over Newcastle thanks to second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette. Just a second league win for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta lifts Arsenal into 10th in the Premier League, but just … Continue reading Arsenal Roar Back Into Champions League Contention After Newcastle Win

Gnabry Double Fires Bayern To Victory Against Cologne

Ignatius Igwe

  Germany winger Serge Gnabry netted twice as Bayern Munich swept back to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 4-1 away win at Cologne. After RB Leipzig had claimed top spot in Germany’s top flight for 24 hours with a 3-0 home win against Werder Bremen on Saturday, Bayern wasted no time … Continue reading Gnabry Double Fires Bayern To Victory Against Cologne

Son strikes late winner at Aston Villa

Emmanuel Okogba

Mourinho’s men moved up to fifth in the Premier League — which could be enough to secure Champions League football should City’s appeal against the ban fail — thanks to Son Heung-min’s stoppage time winner to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday. Spurs are also now just one point behind Mourinho’s old club Chelsea, who
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Son’s Brace Seal Win For Tottenham Against Aston Villa

Akinkunmi Obakeye

  Son Heung-min struck deep into stoppage time as Tottenham’s chances of Champions League football next season were boosted by a 3-2 win at Aston Villa on Sunday. A third consecutive Premier League victory lifts Spurs up to fifth — which could be enough to secure Champions League qualification with Manchester City facing a two-season … Continue reading Son’s Brace Seal Win For Tottenham Against Aston Villa

Ikpoba Okha wins Edo Sports Festival, as govt reiterates focus on grassroots

Victor Ogunyinka

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has said the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has resolved to make the Edo Sports Festival an annual event to serve as the ground for discovering new sporting talents. He said this at the closing ceremony for the 3rd edition of the Edo Sports Festival held
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Edo Sports Festival: Ikpoba-Okha LGA Tops Table With 240 Medals

Akinkunmi Obakeye

  The third edition of the Edo State Sports Festival has come to an end with Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area winning 240 medals, topping the table to emerge first ahead of 17 other local government areas in various competitive games at the festival. Ikpoba-Okha Local Government won 100 gold, 82 silver and 58 bronze medals to … Continue reading Edo Sports Festival: Ikpoba-Okha LGA Tops Table With 240 Medals

Griezmann: Messi and I are enjoying playing together

Temisan Amoye

Antoine Griezmann believes his relationship with Lionel Messi on the pitch will only get better. Messi set Griezmann up to score Barcelona’s opener against Getafe with a delightful through ball.”I’ve been here for six months and we still have to learn each other’s movements, and it will get better,” ALSO READ: Man City players called in
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Man City players called in for emergency meeting after UEFA ban

Temisan Amoye

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano called the club’s players in for an emergency meeting following the punishment they received from UEFA on Friday. City have been banned from European football for two seasons and fined 30 million euros after breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. ALSO READ: Real Madrid plot Sterling raid in wake of City’s
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Real Madrid plot Sterling raid in wake of City’s Champions League ban

Temisan Amoye

Real Madrid are thought to be eager to take advantage of Manchester City’s two-year ban from the Champions League by sealing a mega-money move for winger Raheem Sterling at the end of the season. The Citizens were slapped with a two-year ban from competing in any European competition for the next two seasons after being
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Dortmund’s ‘Yellow Wall’: the ‘gigantic monster’ lying in wait for PSG

Emmanuel Okogba

Packed with passionate home fans, Borussia Dortmund’s imposing south stand – dubbed ‘The Yellow Wall’ – is the ‘gigantic monster’ lurking to test Paris Saint-Germain stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League on Tuesday. “It’s just a fantastic feeling that I haven’t had before,” is how Dortmund’s star striker Erling Braut Haaland
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Leicester’s Ndidi faces late fitness test for Man City clash

Temisan Amoye

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Wilfred Ndidi may miss the Premier League clash with Manchester City at the King Power Stadium next week. The Nigerian has missed the draws with Wolves and Chelsea in recent weeks due to soreness in his knee after he had surgery on his meniscus in January. Against Wolves on
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NBA names all-star award in honor of Kobe Bryant

Emmanuel Okogba

  NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the All-Star Game MVP award will now be called the Kobe Bryant Award as players lined up to pay tribute to the late NBA icon on Saturday. “Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA all-star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” Silver said. “He
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Ighalo trains with Man United teammates for the first time

Temisan Amoye

Manchester United new boy Odion Ighalo arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time on Sunday morning, as he prepares to make his debut against Chelsea on Monday night. The ex-Watford striker, 30, joined United on transfer deadline day last month from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. But he has yet
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Seven times Sir Alex Ferguson had a huge bust-up with a Man United player

Temisan Amoye

Sir Alex Ferguson was famous for his man-management skills at Manchester United – but the Scot could still lose his temper at any moment. The manager was never afraid to speak his mind and clashed with several of United’s big-name stars during his 27 years at Old Trafford. Here are seven United players who have
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Arteta optimistic over Bukayo Saka’s contract amid Man United links

Temisan Amoye

  Mikel Arteta is optimistic over an extension to Bukayo Saka’s Arsenal contract, amid talk of interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. Saka made his senior bow last season but has burst on to the scene this campaign, proving his talent and versatility for Arsenal. ALSO READ: Sunshine Stars midfielder Omaka revels in new-found form under
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Sunshine Stars midfielder Omaka revels in new-found form under Dogo

Temisan Amoye

Anthony Omaka was elated after getting on the score sheet as Sunshine Stars ended the first round of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with a 2-0 home win over FC Ifeanyiubah. Last Sunday’s Matchday 19 encounter at the Ondo State Sports Complex ended with Omaka scoring Owena Whales’ second goal of the
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Pasalic takes just 19 seconds to hit winner as Atalanta go clear of Roma

Rasheed Sobowale

Mario Pasalic scored the winner seconds after coming off the bench as Atalanta came from behind to beat Roma 2-1 and consolidate fourth place in Serie A on Saturday at the expense of their Champions League rivals from the capital. The Croatia midfielder came on just before the hour mark in Bergamo to fire in
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NPFL: Rangers to continue squad rotation in Akwa United clash

Temisan Amoye

Ahead of Sunday’s crunch tie between Enugu Rangers and Akwa United, assistant coach Mbwas Mangut has hinted that the side will continue rotation of players for matchday squad. Mangut who spoke to www.npfl.ng ahead of Sunday’s match said the coaching staff are under obligation to rotate the squad because of the fixture congestion. “We are
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Klopp sympathises with Guardiola after Manchester City’s European ban

Rasheed Sobowale

Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, said he had sympathy for his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, in the wake of the English champions’ two-year ban from European football. The ban was dished out by UEFA for the club’s alleged breaching of Financial Fair Play rules. Manchester City’s domestic title challenge are all but over, with Liverpool
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Okagbue blames FC Ifeanyiubah players inexperience for indifferent form

Temisan Amoye

FC Ifeanyiubah head coach, Uche Okagbue, has blamed the team’s sinusoidal form this season on the inexperience of most players in the squad. Headed goals by Jide Fatokun and Omaka Anthony in the 25th and 30th minute respectively, handed the Anambra Warriors a 2-0 defeat at Sunshine Stars in Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 19
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Mane Strikes As Liverpool Beat Norwich To Seal 25-Point Lead

    Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect were short of their fluent best in windy conditions at Carrow Road but returned immediately to winning ways after … Continue reading Mane Strikes As Liverpool Beat Norwich To Seal 25-Point Lead

Sadio Mane’s goal gives Liverpool hard-earned win against Norwich

Sadio Mane’s inch-perfect finish was the difference as Norwich fancied their chances against potential winners Liverpool. Mane’s goal, his 100th for English clubs (75 for Liverpool, 25 for Southampton), proved very vital, with the home side, Norwich, giving their fans a good show. Norwich had the clearer chance of the two sides in the first
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Tokyo 2020: Organisers Hold Rehearsal Amid Coronavirus Fears

  Tokyo Olympic organisers held a dummy run for the torch relay Saturday as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer’s Games. A quartet of runners carried unlit torches for some 200 metres each as organisers meticulously went over the fine details before the Olympic flame arrives in … Continue reading Tokyo 2020: Organisers Hold Rehearsal Amid Coronavirus Fears