Breaking: Football legend Maradona dies

Breaking: Football legend Maradona dies

Argentina legend, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully. Maradona…

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Update: FIFA gives reasons for banning CAF President

Update: FIFA gives reasons for banning CAF President

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by FIFA for breaching various codes of ethics. The 60-year-old, a vice-president of world governing body FIFA, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position and misappropriation of funds. “The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing…

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Super Eagles escaped with 4-4 draw in Sierra Leone’s historic fightback

Super Eagles escaped with 4-4 draw in Sierra Leone’s historic fightback

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone staged a remarkable comeback to draw 4-4 with the Super Eagles in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin Edo state. Super Eagles,three-time African Champions got on the score sheet before allowing the visitors equalized the goals. The Eagles scored four-goal before the first half through a brace from Alex Iwobi and strikes from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze. The hard fighting…

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Ondo poll: SWAN celebrates Akeredolu’s Reelection

Ondo poll: SWAN celebrates Akeredolu’s Reelection

ONDO SWAN CONGRATULATES GOV. AKEREDOLU (GRAND PATRON) ON RE-ELECTION The Executive and entire members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ondo State chapter uses this medium to congratulate our Grand Patron and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Oduayo Akeredolu on his re-election as governor for another term. ONDO SWAN notes that the victory of Governor Akeredolu will further brings hopes and assurances of a brighter future to the state sports men and…

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Tunisia force 1-1 draw with ‘wasteful’ Super Eagles

Tunisia force 1-1 draw with ‘wasteful’ Super Eagles

Wasteful SUPER Eagles of Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw yesterday in Austria by the Cartage Eagles of Tunisia in their second international friendly game during the FIFA international window following last Friday’s 1-0 loss to Algeria. The friendly encounters were important as warm up games for next year’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made five changes to the starting line that started against that lost 1-0…

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Poor defence will undo Chelsea this season —former S’Eagles star

Poor defence will undo Chelsea this season —former S’Eagles star

Former African Footballer of the Year Victor Ikpeba doubts experienced Brazil international Thiago Silva can fix Chelsea’s defensive problems. The former Paris Saint-Germain star was criticized for his performance in the wake of Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with West Brom, a game in which Frank Lampard’s team were three goals down at half-time before a sensational comeback in the second half. Speaking on Super Sport’S Monday Night Football monitored by allnigeriasoccer.com, Ikpeba said : “Chelsea’s weakest…

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Nigeria football fans Club parleys SWAN, to inaugurate Ondo Fans Club

Nigeria football fans Club parleys SWAN, to inaugurate Ondo Fans Club

All is now set for the inauguration of the Ondo state chapter of the Nigeria Football Fans Club by next month. Kingsley Ossai, Chairman of the state chapter club said this when the association paid a courtesy visit to the executives of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in the state. Ossai said the fans club, being a new body in the state, decided to tap from the experience of sport writers to ensure…

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Sevilla beat Inter Milan to win record Europa league title

Sevilla beat Inter Milan to win record Europa league title

Europa League kings Sevilla won the tournament for a record sixth time thanks to victory over Inter Milan in a thrilling final in Cologne. The drama started when Sevilla defender Diego Carlos fouled Romelu Lukaku for an Inter penalty – and ended when Lukaku deflected Carlos’ bicycle kick into his own net. It means Inter Milan’s wait for a trophy will tick over into a 10th year at least. Lukaku gave the Italian side an…

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Sports Dev: Coalition of Youth Leaders laud NFF Boss, Pinnick

Sports Dev: Coalition of Youth Leaders laud NFF Boss, Pinnick

June 29th 2020. PRESS STATEMENT COALITION OF ETHNIC NATIONALITY YOUTH LEADERS OF NIGERIA (CENYLON) AMAJU PINNICK A CYNOSURE OF COMPETENCE Today, Some Youth leaders from various ethnic groups in Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to The Yoruba Youth Leader And National President, Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth leaders of Nigeria, Comrade Eric Oluwole. During the crucial meeting, sports development was discussed. The council also appreciated the various laudable achievements of the federal government to supporting…

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I may leave Real Madrid despite winning LaLiga —Zidane

I may leave Real Madrid despite winning LaLiga —Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he is not sure he will remain at the club next season. Zidane this week led Los Blancos to their 34th LaLiga title, following a 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday. The Frenchman is now only three trophies short of Miguel Munoz’s club record of 14 pieces of silverware, having lifted the Spanish league title twice, the Supercopa de Espana twice, the Champions League three times, the UEFA…

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At last, Real Madrid set up female Football Team

At last, Real Madrid set up female Football Team

Real Madrid have finally launched their own women’s team – a decision hailed as “a huge positive”. Los Blancos completed a 300,000 euros (£271,000) buyout of Madrid-based club Tacon, which has now been officially renamed Real Madrid Femenino. In a statement Real said it wanted to “contribute to the sport’s development and growth”. Real president Florentino Perez said: “The time has come to build a team that you will all be very proud of.” Real…

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How Chelsea helped Liverpool clinch Premier League Title after 30yrs

How Chelsea helped Liverpool clinch Premier League Title after 30yrs

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions. Jurgen Klopp’s side needed one victory to seal the league but City’s failure to win means they cannot be caught. It is Liverpool’s 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90. Despite being urged to “stay home” by the city’s metro mayor because of coronavirus, thousands of fans gathered at Anfield…

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EPL returns Today after COVID-19 lockdown, as Arsenal face Man City

EPL returns Today after COVID-19 lockdown, as Arsenal face Man City

A former Arsenal player, Charlie Nicholas, has predicted the scoreline of Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and the Gunners. Pep Guardiola’s side will host Mikel Arteta’s men at the Etihad Stadium on the opening day of the Premier League restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But Nicholas believes the Citizens will be too strong for the North London club, adding that they will beat Arsenal by 3 goals to 1. Providing his prediction, Nicholas…

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Why I usually disagreed with Mikel during Chelsea matches –Referee Clattenburg

Why I usually disagreed with Mikel during Chelsea matches  –Referee Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg has refereed the world’s greatest players and taken charge of the biggest matches, including finals of the European Championship, Champions League and FA Cup. But while there have been plenty of successes, there have also been challenges and a number of players proved tough for Clattenburg – and his peers – to handle on the pitch Here, the Sportsmail’s columnist talks about the five most irritating players he presided over. I knew my…

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My Nigerian Dad left me at age of one, but like to meet him —Chelsea Player

My Nigerian Dad left me at age of one, but like to meet him —Chelsea Player

England international midfielder Ross Barkley has once again stressed his desire to meet with his father who according to him is a Nigerian who broke up with his mother when things were difficult for him. Barkley who was born and raised in England where he is now a senior international player while speaking in an interview on his life and career said he will no doubt love to meet with his father. “Maybe the one…

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How Two kidnapped Footballers regain Freedom in Ondo

How Two kidnapped Footballers regain Freedom in Ondo

Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom after paying undisclosed ransom. The gunmen were said to have received huge ransom before setting them free. The footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club , security agents and families of the players. The Two-time CAF Champions League champions, Enyimba International have confirmed his release in its Twitter handle. The Super…

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NPFL: Elephants crush Sunshine Stars in Aba

NPFL: Elephants crush Sunshine Stars in Aba

Sunshine Stars have their matchday 24 to forget in the 2019/20 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season following a disappointing 3-0 loss to Champions, Enyimba in Aba. The defeat has seen Sunshine Stars slipped four places to 8th on the log with 34 points from 24 matches. Enyimba made a strong start to Sunday’s encounter, swamping the visitors’ area but were denied twice inside the opening 10 minutes by the saves of Olorunleke Ojo. Nonetheless…

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How VAR caused Chelsea’s defeat —Experts

How VAR caused Chelsea’s defeat —Experts

VAR: ‘Soul destroying’ for Chelsea…..Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described the video assistant referee (VAR) as “soul destroying” after three crucial calls were made in the Blues’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester United last night. United defender Harry Maguire got lucky in the first half when he escaped sanction from VAR after it appeared he had kicked Michy Batshuayi in a particularly sensitive area. Maguire later scored for United, adding to Anthony…

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We’ll improve funding of Sports —Akeredolu assures Ondo SWAN

We’ll improve funding of Sports —Akeredolu assures Ondo SWAN

By: Ade Adeleke Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State yesterday urged the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to continue to give adequate coverage to athletes in the state, promising more funding of the sports sector in the state. Akeredolu gave the advice in Akure during a courtesy visit by executive members of SWAN, Ondo State chapter. He explained that the athletes in the state deserved all accolades for their outstanding performances at national and…

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SPORTS: How Sunshine Stars fumbled against Kano Pillars in Akure

SPORTS: How Sunshine Stars fumbled against Kano Pillars in Akure

MATCH REPORT: SUNSHINE STARS 2-2 KANO PILLARS Anthony Omaka’s brace was not enough to hand Sunshine Stars maximum points as the Kabiru Dogo charges were forced to a 2-2 draw by Kano Pillars in a thrilling NPFL mat ch day 17 encounter in Akure. The midfielder scored in either halves of the game to give and restore Sunshine Stars the lead but Auwalu Ali was up to the same task for the visitors, cancelling out…

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