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Mourinho makes Roma bow today
August 19, 2021 1455 1092

Jose Mourinho said he was “calm” ahead of his first competitive game as Roma coach, insisting that taking charge of a team for the 996th time in his career poses little anxiety. “It’s true that this will be my first offici... Read more

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Rohr tips Eagles to win Cameroon 2022 AFCON
August 19, 2021 1351 1000

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, believes Nigeria has the materials to win next year’s African Cup of Nations billed to hold in Cameroon. Nigeria is drawn in Group D of the competition and will be based in the Camerounian city of Garoua in ... Read more

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Nigeria grabs first gold medal at World U20 Championship, sets new record
August 19, 2021 1286 936

Team Nigeria became the centre of attraction at the Kasarani Stadium, venue of the ongoing World U20 Championship in Nairobi yesterday, as the country’s 4x400m mixed relay team grabbed the first gold medal at the event. They also set Champio... Read more

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Tammy Abraham completes AS Roma transfer from Chelsea
August 18, 2021 2118 1435

Tammy Abraham has completed a permanent transfer to AS Roma, departing Chelsea, both clubs have confirmed.   The Serie A club completed the signing of the 23-year-old, fending off competition from Atalanta, West Ham and Arsenal.... Read more

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Ronaldo rubbishes ‘disrespectful’ reports of Madrid move
August 18, 2021 1981 1311

Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday blasted reports that he was trying for a return to Real Madrid, hours after coach Carlo Ancelotti also said he was not going to take the Juventus forward back to Spain.   In an Instagram post, Ronaldo said that ... Read more

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Kalu resumes training after collapse
August 18, 2021 1800 1167

Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu is fit to resume training today  after collapsing during his side’s game with Marseille last weekend, the Ligue 1 club announced yesterday. The 23-year-old Nigerian international fainted and slumped to the ... Read more

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Nigeria draws Egypt, Sudan, Guinea Bissau in Group D
August 18, 2021 1750 1120

Nigeria was yesterday drawn in the same group with old foes, Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau in Group D of the Cameroon 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).The AFCON will hold from January 9 to February 6, 2022, in five Cameroonian cities. At the... Read more

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Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern beat Dortmund in Super Cup
August 18, 2021 1648 1038

Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich retained the German Super Cup with a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in a high-tempo encounter.   Lewandowski put Bayern ahead with a bullet header at Signal Iduna Park before Thomas ... Read more

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AFCON 2021 DRAW; We want to avoid Egypt, CIV, says Rohr
August 17, 2021 2515 1529

The  delayed  TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 to be held   between January 9 and  February 6, 2022 would not be  for the faint-hearted  according to  Super  Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. ... Read more

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Diri rewards Olympic silver medallist, AITEO cup winners
August 17, 2021 2102 1305

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, yesterday, announced cash rewards to Bayelsa-born Tokyo Olympics silver medallist, Blessing Oborududu and the winners of the 2021 AITEO Cup, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens. Oborududu got N4 mill... Read more

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Samuel Kalu ‘fine’ after collapsing during Ligue 1 match
August 17, 2021 1972 1259

Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu is “fine” after collapsing on the pitch at the Stade Velodrome during their 2-2 draw against Marseille on Sunday, according to his team-mate Remy Oudin.   According to BBC, the Nigerian, 23, received... Read more

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Emmanuel Dennis – Latest Nigerian to take Premier League by storm in jersey No25
August 17, 2021 1835 1163

Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, if his performance for Watford in last weekend’s opener is anything to go by, looks set to be one of the stars of this season’s English Premier League as he became the latest Nigerian ... Read more

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Gerd Muller has passed away at the age of 75.
August 16, 2021 2548 1616

Legendary German striker Gerd Muller has passed away at the age of 75. Muller’s former club Bayern Munich confirmed the death of the all-time top Bundesliga scorer on Sunday morning. Nicknamed “Der Bomber”, Muller helped German... Read more

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Watford’s opening win excites Etebo
August 16, 2021 2238 1435

It was “a joy” to hear Watford fans back at Vicarage Road for Peter Etebo, and the midfielder was delighted with the victory over Aston Villa, but insisted it was only the start of the Premier League season, and there is plenty of work... Read more

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Man City shocked 1-0 by Kane-less Tottenham
August 16, 2021 2172 1358

Tottenham shrugged off the absence of Harry Kane to give Nuno Espirito Santo a dream start as manager as Son Heung-min’s strike beat Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 on Sunday. Nuno left Kane out his squad with the England capta... Read more

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Ejike sure Team Nigeria will medals at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
August 16, 2021 2006 1190

Nigeria’s athletes have promised to redeem the country’s image at the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the nation’s lusterless outing in the just-concluded Olympics.   Nigeria won only two medals, a silve... Read more

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‘After Eriksen, it gave us chills’: Bordeaux’s Kalu collapses in match
August 16, 2021 1871 1080

Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu collapsed on the pitch in a French Ligue 1 game at Marseille on Sunday where temperatures hit a sweltering 30 degrees. The 23-year-old Nigerian international fainted and slumped to the Stade Velodrome surface in the e... Read more

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Liverpool too good for Norwich on Van Dijk’s return
August 15, 2021 2489 1511

Jurgen Klopp said Virgil van Dijk showed his class in a winning return from injury as Liverpool eased to a 3-0 win at Norwich to open their Premier League season on Saturday.   Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah were on target f... Read more

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Spanish league is tough, competitive – Oshoala
August 15, 2021 2163 1277

Super Falcons captain, Assisat Oshoola, has said that among the top leagues where she has plied her trade, the Spanish women’s league still remains the toughest.   The FC Barcelona women’s team forward, who once played in the En... Read more

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Sports ministry sets up committee to investigate Olympics missed tests
August 15, 2021 1957 1119

THE Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has constituted a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding ten athletes of Team Nigeria becoming ineligible to contest at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Followin... Read more

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Nigerian youngsters should emulate Okwaraji, says Esin
August 15, 2021 1857 1059

Former Super Eagles Midfielder, Etim Esin, has said he is saddened that Nigerians have forgotten the sacrifice of late former international, Samuel Okwaraji, in national colours.August 12 marked the 32nd anniversary of the player’s demise. ... Read more

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Messi attends first PSG training session
August 14, 2021 2473 1525

After a rapturous reception and raucous unveiling from the fans on Wednesday Lionel Messi got to know his new teammates at Paris Saint-Germain’s Camp des Loges training facility yesterday. Much has been made of Messi lining up with Brazil&r... Read more

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Olympic 100m champion Jacobs injured
August 14, 2021 2136 1298

Olympic Games 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs announced yesterday on his Instagram account that he will not run again until 2022. In response to a fan on a social media interaction, who asked the Italian when would be his next appearance on t... Read more

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NFF board supports Pinnick’s backing for biennial World Cup cycle
August 14, 2021 1962 1137

Members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday unanimously endorsed its President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick’s support of a two-year World Cup cycle, brought forward at the FIFA Congress three months ago by FIFA President, Gianni ... Read more

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Lukaku out as Chelsea tackle Crystal Palace today
August 14, 2021 1906 1007

Chelsea’s returnee striker, Romelu Lukaku will not play in the European champions’ opening game of the 2021/22 English Premier League, Manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed. Lukaku, who left Chelsea some years ago to play for Inter Mil... Read more

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