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Ighalo sends autographed Man Utd jersey to DJ Cuppy

Celebrity disc jockey, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy has received an autographed Manchester United jersey from forward, Odion Ighalo. Cuppy shared pictures on social media of Ighalo’s number 25 jersey which arrived on Tuesday ahead of United’s Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion. She wrote: “LOOK what just arrived in time for tonight’s game! @ighalojude THANK ...

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Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City: Pulisic and Willian down 10-man visitors to crown Liverpool

  Liverpool are Premier League champions after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Pep Guardiola’s side had the chance to prolong the Reds’ 30-year wait at least until the two sides meet at the Etihad Stadium next week, but the title was within touching distance when Christian Pulisic gave Frank Lampard’s side a 36th-minute lead. Kevin De Bruyne’s spectacular free-kick ...

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Ex-Hull City player Thomas Beattie announces he is gay

  Former Hull City youth player Thomas Beattie has announced he is gay – becoming just the second British male professional footballer to come out. Beattie follows compatriot Justin Fashanu plus Thomas Hitzlsperger and Robbie Rogers as players who have played professionally in Britian in confirming their homosexuality having enjoyed a professional career of over 10 years in the USA, ...

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Kyle Walker and girlfriend back together despite recently welcoming child from British celebrity

England footballer Kyle Walker has reportedly rekindled the romance with former lover Annie Kilner, two months after welcoming a baby with Lauryn Goodman. According to a report in mirror.co.uk, Kyle, 30, surprised Annie, 27, with a huge white love heart created out of flowers at her residence with candles and scented flower petals decorated in the hall. The footballer even ...

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Everton boss Ancelotti faces €1m Spanish tax fraud charges

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been charged by prosecutors in Spain over alleged tax irregularities related to his time at Real Madrid. The Madrid community prosecutor’s office alleged that tax declarations presented by the Italian excluded some of his income, and that this had been done “with the intention of unreasonably evading his obligations to the public treasury”. The indictment ...

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Croatian tennis star Borna Coric tests positive for coronavirus

Another top tennis player, Borna Coric said he has contracted the coronavirus, a day after Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov made his status known. Croatia’s Coric announced on Monday that he has tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament with Dimitrov. The tournament also featured world number one Novak Djokovic. “Hi everyone, I wanted to inform you all ...

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Football viewing centres open, defy FG directive

It was business as usual for operators of football viewing centres in some parts of the country, as they entertained customers during Wednesday’s English Premier League games, in defiance to the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which placed a ban on viewing centres operating in the country. The EPL, which has a large following in Nigeria, returned ...

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Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal: City demolish 10-man Arsenal in premier league return

  Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were on target as Manchester City impressed on their Premier League restart with a convincing 3-0 win over 10-man Arsenal at a wet Etihad Stadium. It was an unhappy return for former City assistant and now Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, whose positive test for coronavirus led to the postponement of this fixture and decisively moved ...

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Manchester United youngster explains visit to T.B Joshua

Manchester United starlet, Angel Gomes, has urged people to concentrate on ‘more important issues’ after a video of his visit to Pastor T. B Joshua, who claims to have healing powers resurfaced on social media, reports metro.co.uk. Gomes’ future has been the subject of widespread speculation, with his contract due to expire at the end of the month, but the ...

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Donald Trump says he won’t watch football anymore after US Soccer said it won’t insist players stand during national anthem

Donald Trump has said he won’t be watching any more United States football matches after US Soccer said it wouldn’t insist players stand for the national anthem. Protests have been rife in America following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. One way in ...

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President Buhari unveils Moshood Abiola Stadium (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday formally unveiled the renamed National Stadium in Abuja as Moshood Abiola Stadium. Buhari, who renamed the national monument two years ago, was represented by FCT Minister Muhammed Musa Bello. The ceremony was witnessed by Abiola’s first son, Kola and several other ministers. They are the Sports minister, Sunday Dare, Minister of Industries, Otunba Niyi Adebayo ...

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Tennis legend marries fifth wife who is 30 years younger

Former Wimbledon champion Ilie Nastase has tied the knot for a fifth time with his latest bride some 30 years younger than him. The 73-year-old Romanian tennis ace wed Ioana Simion, 43, during a “simple and beautiful” ceremony at the Mamaia resort in the seaside city of Constanta, Romania. It is believed that Nastase and Simion have been civilly married ...

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Roger Federer ruled out of tennis until 2021 after knee surgery

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer said Wednesday he would be sidelined until 2021 after undergoing his second knee operation in a matter of months. The 38-year-old Swiss said he needed follow-up arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar keyhole procedure in February. Federer, whose last Grand Slam win was the 2018 Australian Open, said he ...

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Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neil tests positive for Covid-19

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill has tested positive for Covid-19 after the latest round of testing on Monday. A planned practice match between Stoke and Manchester United was cancelled at short notice on Tuesday once the situation became apparent. Stoke had arrived at United’s Carrington training base and were in the academy building when they found out. O’Neill, 50, had ...

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“Its Been 60 Long Days” – Ronaldinho Opens Up On House Arrest In Paraguay

Brazil and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho has opened up on his ‘sixty long days’ as he remains under house arrest in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter South American country. The 40-year-old and his brother Roberto were arrested in March after police found passports bearing their names with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018. ...

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Nigeria can’t win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around his future. On Wednesday, the ...

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Shanghai Shenhua set to extend Ighalo’s United loan deal

Odion Ighalo looks set to remain at Old Trafford for the rest of the season as his Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, reconsider their initial stance to recall him. The former Watford striker joined on transfer day deadline in January, and had gone on to score four goals in eight appearances for the English giants before the EPL campaign was halted ...

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