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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Salah, Mahrez shun CAF Award; as Mane, Oshoala emerge Best Players

Salah, Mahrez shun CAF Award; as Mane, Oshoala emerge Best Players

By: SUNSHINETRUTH Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has been named the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) Player of the Year. The Senegal forward beat Liverpool team-mate and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez to the award. Mane, 27, helped the Reds to the 2018-19 Champions League title, scoring 30 goals in all competitions last season. He has scored 15 goals so far in 2019-20, with Liverpool 13 points clear at the top…

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BREAKING: Crisis hit Sunshine Stars in Port-Harcourt

BREAKING: Crisis hit Sunshine Stars in Port-Harcourt

By: SUNSHINETRUTH Fresh crisis is brewing as Sunshine Stars technical adviser Kabiru Dogo will not lead the Akure Arsenal out against Rivers United in Port Harcourt Sunday when they clash in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game. This is to expressed his displeasure over the undue interference in his job by the club’s Director Tunde Ogunja. A source close to the coach said the attitude of Tunde Ogunja which has not been curb by…

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League Match: Miracle Fire halt Sunshine Stars in Akure

League Match: Miracle Fire halt Sunshine Stars in Akure

Sunshine Stars recent winning running in the 2019/20 NPFL campaign has been halted as the first instalment of the season’s Southwest derby with Miracle Fire Ministry (MFM) ended 1-1 at the Ondo State Sports Complex Thursday. Adeyinka Nojeem strike late in stoppage time to cancelled out Israel Abia’s goal and denied the Owena Whales a fourth successive victory in the match day nine thrilling encounter. In a eventful opening half, Anthony Omaka who was re-listed…

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Oyo Unity Cup SD 2019 Rescheduled

Oyo Unity Cup SD 2019 Rescheduled

The Oyo Unity Cup SD 2019, Sponsored by the Honourable Minister Of Youth And Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare earlier scheduled to kick off this month has been postponed. According to the organisers, the postponement is to give room for proper preparation towards making the tournament a unique one. A Statement signed by Shittu Olaitan, Project Director, Oyo unity cup SD 2019, says the new date for the commencement of the tournament is January 26th…

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ONDO: NBA narrowly Beats NUJ Pen Pushers in Novelty Match

ONDO: NBA narrowly Beats NUJ Pen Pushers in Novelty Match

By: Oluwatosin Adesola The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ Team) yesterday narrowly lost 1-0 to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA Akure Branch Team) in a highly entertaining Novelty football match. The NBA team scored the lone goal in the second half of highly explosive match that was played at Ondo state Sports Complex, Akure. The game was part of activities lined-up for the 2019 Bar Week of the Association. Both teams paraded highly rated players…

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Sunshine Stars, Sunshine Queens Players Protest, disrupt Training in Akure

Sunshine Stars, Sunshine Queens Players Protest, disrupt Training in Akure

By: SUNSHINETRUTH The usual training session of sunshine stars football club of Akure was on Tuesday morning halted by angered former players of Sunshine Stars and Sunshine Queens who staged a peaceful protest to press for the payment of their sign-on fee by the Ondo state football agency, ODSFA. The players who trooped out in their numbers displayed placards with inscriptions such as “PAY US OUR MONEY” ,”WE ARE TIRED” among others. They also threatened…

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