Ondo SWAN sets for FA election Debate, congratulates Aketi/Aiyedatiwa

Ondo SWAN sets for FA election Debate, congratulates Aketi/Aiyedatiwa

COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF MEETING OF SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, ONDO STATE CHAPTER, HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021. 1) That the Association Congratulates Our Grand Patron, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his inauguration for second term to pilot the affairs of the Sunshine State while it also rejoices with Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa on his inauguration as Deputy Governor. 2) That the leadership of the Association meets with the leadership of Ondo State Football…

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NPFL: Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in Kano

NPFL: Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in Kano

MATCH REPORT: KANO PILLARS 1-0 SUNSHINE STARS What turned out to be an own goal orchestrated by Nwagua Nyima’s aerial pressure handed Sunshine Stars FC a narrow loss to Kano Pillars in a matchday 12 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna yesterday. The Owena Whales who are enduring a poor run of form almost drew level in the 13′ through top scorer, Sadeeq Yusuf who could not just…

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Chelsea get new Manager

Chelsea get new Manager

Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract with an option to extend it. He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG. “I cannot wait to meet my new team and compete in the most exciting league in football. I am grateful to be part of the Chelsea family,” Tuchel, 47, said. Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard on Monday after…

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Just In: Chelsea sacks Lampard as Manager

Just In: Chelsea sacks Lampard as Manager

Chelsea Football Club have today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard. This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the Board have taken lightly. We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Club. However, recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement. There can never…

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2021 NPFL: Sunshine Stars record first away win

2021 NPFL: Sunshine Stars record first away win

Red-hot Sadeeq Yusuf bagged a brace to cap Sunshine Stars five-star performance with first away victory in a frenetic Nigeria Professional football, NPFL matchday six encounter against Dakadda FC of Uyo The fame was played at the Nest of Champions, Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. Sunshine stars Coach Ggenga Ogunbote rang few Changes to the starting line up, handling a second start of the season to attacking midfielder, Yusuf and resting injured Kehinde Adeyemi for…

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NPFL match: Sunshine Stars tame Warri Wolves

NPFL match: Sunshine Stars tame Warri Wolves

Sadeeq Yusuf scored a last minute goal as Sunshine Stars laboured to subdue hard-fighting Warri Wolves 1-0 in an NPFL match day five tie at the Ondo State Sports Complex, yesterday. Yusuf again combined to a devastating effect with fellow second half substitute, Ayo Akinlose who whipped in an inch-perfect cross for the new found hero in Akure to head home for a win that moved the coach Gbenga Ogunbote’s charges into the top half…

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NPFL: Sunshine Stars fail to impress again

NPFL: Sunshine Stars fail to impress again

Sunshine Stars football club of Akure have failed again to impress fans as they shared points with visiting Lobi Stars in yesterday’s fiercely contested game in the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL classic which ended in a 4-goal thriller at the Ondo State Sports Complex. Sadeeq Yusuf’s stoppages time goal canceled out Ossy Martins’ 77th minute strike to rescue the hosts from the jaw of a home defeat in the match day four clash. Fuad…

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Sunshine Stars 1-0 IfeanyiUbah: I’m still disappointed —Ogunbote

Sunshine Stars 1-0 IfeanyiUbah: I’m still disappointed —Ogunbote

Timilehin Omo Jesu Ogunniyi’s sublime goal proved decisive as Sunshine Stars clinched maximum points in Sunday’s NPFL match day two contest with FC Ifeanyiubah, to get off on a winning note in year 2021. Following a match day one reversal in Kaduna, among the changes coach Gbenga Ogunbote rang to a great effect in his first game at the Ondo State Sports Complex since returning to Sunshine Stars was handling Omo Jesu a place in…

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Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in league opener

Sunshine Stars suffer narrow defeat in league opener

MATCH REPORT: JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS 1-0 SUNSHINE STARS A plucky Sunshine Stars side slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss in Sunday’s NPFL 2020/21 opening round meeting with Jigawa Golden Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. It was Gbenga Ogunbote’s first game in charge of Sunshine Stars since returning to manage the club in September and of course, the first taste of league football for both clubs, following a nine-month hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19…

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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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