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Former Ghana striker, Stephen Owusu dies at age 37

  Former Tusker FC and Nairobi Stima striker Stephen Owusu has passed away. The 37-year-old died on Saturday evening after a battle with a long illness that forced him to go back to Ghana for treatment. Owusu was part of the Brewers team that won the 2016 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) as well as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Cup in the same year. After a poor ...

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Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea: No home comforts as Man Utd held by Chelsea

  Edinson Cavani made his debut off the bench as Manchester United’s home struggles continued with a dour 0-0 draw against Chelsea in an underwhelming Premier League clash at a rainy Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata had the best of the first-half chances but were unable to get the better of Edouard Mendy, the latter’s attempt coming after Harry Maguire contentiously avoided conceding a penalty for a clumsy challenge on ...

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Ansu Fati becomes youngest Clasico scorer in 21st century to break Vinicius Jr’s record

Ansu Fati has cemented himself in Clasico history by becoming the youngest player to score in the Barcelona vs Real Madrid fixture in the 21st century at just 17 years and 359 days old. Saturday’s showpiece lived up to its billing in the early stages, with Federico Valverde opening the scoring for Madrid after latching onto Karim Benzema’s through-ball with only five minutes on the ...

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Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Madrid claim Clásico honours in pulsating Camp Nou clash

  Sergio Ramos returned to win and score a game-turning penalty in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Clasico win at Barcelona on Saturday. Madrid captain Ramos was substituted in last week’s home defeat to Cadiz and missed the subsequent shock reverse against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League as the Spanish champions crept towards a crisis ahead of their first meeting with Barca this season. But the centre-back was ...

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Former Juventus and Italy boss Lippi announces coaching retirement

  Former Italy, Juventus and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi said he is “definitely done” with coaching. Lippi has been without a job since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria – his second stint in charge of the Asian nation lasting just six months. The 72-year-old tasted silverware ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus again

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus again and will miss next week’s crunch clash with Barcelona.   The Juventus star flew home early from international duty with Portugal earlier this month after returning a positive test. Ronaldo has tested positive again and will now miss the Champions League clash with Barca, according to Marca. However, it is claimed Juventus ...

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‘Pray for Nigeria’ – Balotelli, Essien, Zaha join Super Eagles to condemn Lekki massacre

  On Tuesday night, security operatives shot at civilians who were protesting against police brutality Football stars including Mario Balotelli, Michael Essien, Yannick Bolasie, Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and Antonio Rudiger have condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria. Hundreds of unarmed civilians were shot at by soldiers on Tuesday night as ...

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I’m ashamed of Nigeria, and we are tired, Ighalo reacts to Lekki shooting as he calls for UN Intervention

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has condemned the reported killing of #EndSARS protesters by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos.   Tragedy struck when security operatives in a bid to disperse protesters, reportedly opened fire on the teeming youths at the Lekki tollgate around 7pm on Tuesday. A heartbroken Ighalo, in a video on his Twitter handle ...

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Oshoala celebrates first goal of season with #EndSARS fist

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala celebrated her first goal in the 2020-21 Spanish Primera Iberdrola campaign with a fist showing her support for the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The Barcelona attacker opened scoring this season against Sporting Huelva. Just five minutes into the game, Oshoala broke the deadlock. The game ended 6-0 in favour of Barcelona. After scoring, Oshoala ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

  Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Portugal’s clash with Sweden after testing positive for coronavirus. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday, which reads: “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden. “The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation. “Following the ...

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Arsenal dumps Ozil out of 25-man Europa League squad

  Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s 25-man squad for the Europa League group stages. The club’s highest earning player – who pockets £350,000 ($454,000) a week – is one of two senior players who has been cut by boss Mikel Arteta, whose 25-man squad for the competition is only allowed to include 17 ‘non locally trained players’. With ...

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American Randy Waldrum emerges new Super Falcons Coach

                                        The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the appointment of Randy Waldrum as the new Head Coach for the senior women’s national team, Super Falcons.In a statement issued, the NFF stated Mr Waldrum will work with former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper and ...

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Man Utd contacts Pochettino following Spurs thrashing

  Manchester United have reached out to Maurizio Pochettino following Sunday’s 6-1 loss to Tottenham, reports the Daily Star. The club is not prepared to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just yet, but Ed Woodward is making contingency plans if the club does opt to go in a new direction. Those plans would include Pochettino, who has not taken a job ...

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Wolves Winger Adama Traore Turns Down Mali Call-Up, Arrives In Spain Camp

  Adama Traore has declined an invitation to Mali’s senior national team, having appeared in Spain’s camp ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against Portugal. The jet-heeled Wolverhampton Wanderers star was included in Mali’s 31-man squad for October’s international friendlies against Ghana and Iran. In a twist of fate, however, the 24-year-old instead opted to join Luis Enrique’s squad as they prepare for ...

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Manchester United sign former PSG striker Cavani

  Manchester United have completed the signing of former Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani. The 33-year-old has signed an initial one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. He is set to earn €11 million (£10m/$13m) per season at Old Trafford, with a potential further €2m in performance-related add-ons, and a €4m signing-on bonus. “Manchester United is one ...

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