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Ronaldo wins Serie A Player of the Year

The Portugal international striker will get the award before Sunday’s game with Atalanta, having already won similar awards in England and Spain Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Serie A Player of the Season award, in his first season in Italy. Ronaldo led the Turin giants to their eighth straight Scudetto with his 21 goals in the league leading the team. The ...

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Nigeria reacts to Man City’s FA Cup triumph: ‘Noisy neighbours are now winning neighbours’

Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed the Hornets at Wembley to complete an historic domestic double on Saturday Nigerians have applauded Manchester City after they hammered Watford 6-0 in Saturday’s FA Cup final. Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling’s doubles, and lone efforts from David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne sealed an emphatic win for the Citizens. The victory at Wembley made Manchester City the first English men’s club to complete ...

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I cannot say no to Messi – Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker, Antoine Griezmann has told the club’s manager Diego Simeone that he cannot say to Messi who requested he joins Barcelona. This was made known by Spanish journalist, Robert Gomez, few days after the striker announced that he will be leaving the club. “Griezmann hinted at the directors of Atletico de Madrid that he has done it with a team,” ...

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Goalkeeper, Iker Casillas to retire from football after suffering a heart attack

Former Real Madrid and Spain legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has retired from football after he suffered a recent heart attack during training with his club FC Porto. The Legendary goalkeeper was rushed to hospital during a training session, and was confirmed to have suffered a heart attack. Fortunately, he recovered and was ​discharged from hospital just a few days later. ...

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Juventus confirms Allegri departure at end of season

A failure to win the Champions League after signing Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have cost the coach his job Juventus have announced that head coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave the club at the end of the 2018-19 season. The Italian boss’ future has been in question since being dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of Ajax, with the Italian champions having ...

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Christian Chukwu arrives in London for medical treatment

After Nigerian billionaire philanthropist, Femi Otedola, fulfilled his pledge to bankroll the 68-year-old’s medical care abroad, he has now departed to the United Kingdom Former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu has travelled to England for medical treatment. The 68-year-old who captained Super Eagles to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980 needed $50,000 for his medical care overseas. Nigeria Football Federation sought financial ...

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Chelsea to send Higuain back to Juventus – Transfer rumours

  Forward’s loan to end this summer after poor showings in England   Chelsea are sending Gonzalo Higuain back to Juventus after the Premier League side decided not to extend their loan move for the forward or to buy him outright.   The Daily Mail report that the club have decided not to keep the Argentine as he still has two years left on ...

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Salah & Mane share Golden Boot with Aubameyang after missing out on Premier League title

The Liverpool pair missed out on the crown but ended the 2018-19 campaign at the top of the scoring charts alongside a prolific Arsenal frontman Mohamed Salah will not consider the Golden Boot to be consolation for missing out on the Premier League title, especially as he must share the 2018-19 award with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after seeing them ...

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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk wins Premier League Player of the Season

Liverpool’s defender Van Dijk wins the Premier League Player of the Season following his outstanding performance this season. This is another individual award just days after the 27 year old player won PFA Players’ Player of the season. Van Dijk beat the likes of Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah to the award following a memorable campaign for the Netherlands international. ...

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WAFU Cup: Super Falcons thrashed Niger Republic 15-0

The Nigeria Super Falcons have demolished the Niger Republic women’s football team 15-0 in an encounter at the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup tournament in Ivory Coast. This is a new record for the national women’s football. The sub-regional women football tournament is ongoing in Abidjan with eight West African teams in attendance. The Super Falcons had thrashed Burkina Faso’s ...

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Neymar hit with three-match ban for punching Rennes fan

The world’s most expensive player will not play again for the French champions this term and will now turn his attention to the Copa America in Brazil Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been handed a three-match suspension after punching a Rennes supporter in the aftermath of his side’s Coupe de France final defeat. The Ligue 1 champions – who had Kylian Mbappe sent off late in the ...

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Ex-Eyimba footballer Christian Jacob assassinated in Abia

Christian Jacob killed by gunmen in Aba has been identified as an ex-player of Enyimba International Football Club of Aba, Abia state. Christian Jacob killed by suspected hired assassins who shot him dead on Thursday, outside his house. They left the scene with nothing else, they only accomplished their mission and left. The Police Commad in Abia state has confirmed the crime. Abia ...

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Messi should be blamed for Liverpool defeat – Ronaldo

The Argentine superstar receives most of the praise for his team’s triumphs and should be assigned blame for their failures, believes the Brazil great Lionel Messi should be assigned as much blame for Barcelona’s failures as he is praised for their success, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo. The Argentine was near his brilliant best in the first leg of the Champions Leaguesemi-final against Liverpool, scoring ...

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Russian footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev jailed for hooliganism

Russian footballers, Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin have been found guilty of hooliganism by a Moscow court and has sentenced them to jail. According to reports, Mamaev, a midfielder for Krasnodar, and Kokorin, a Zenit Saint Petersburg forward, attacked two officials in an upmarket Moscow cafe, central Moscow after a drunken night out in October 2018. The players were said to have ...

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OOU student dies in a stampede during Barcelona Vs Liverpool match

This is definitely a sad news. Champions League Liverpool vs Barcelona match: A first class 200 Level Architecture student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun campus, Ogun State, was killed in a stampede, Wednesday, during the match.   The OOU student, Gbenga Olukoyi died during a stampede that happened in a viewing centre where he went to watch the football match. According ...

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Lucas Moura hat-trick sends stunning Spurs to UCL final

Ajax 2 Tottenham 3 (3-3 agg, Spurs win on away goals): Moura treble sends Spurs through Lucas Moura’s stunning hat-trick unseated Ajax’s unlikely Champions League run and Tottenham will face Liverpool in the final. Lucas Moura’s incredible second-half hat-trick saw Tottenham snatch a 3-2 win at Ajax and a place in the Champions League final on away goals. As in last week’s semi-final first leg, Erik ...

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Caster Semenya to participate in men’s events – IAAF

  South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has been cleared to enter men’s events if they are not willing to take medicine to lower their testosterone levels, says the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). The statement made by IAAF was in response to World Medical Association(WMA)’s letter which urged doctors not to enforce controversial new IAAF gender rules for classifying female ...

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Kcee loses One million Naira in Liverpool Vs Barcelona bet

Nigerian singer, Kcee lost the sum of a One million Naira after he placed a bet in the game between Liverpool and Barcelona played last night. The game which was the second leg tie of the UEFA Champions League semi-final saw Liverpool needing to turn a 3-0 deficit which they suffered at home. Argentine star, Lionel Messi was excellent on the ...

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Mercy Aigbe reacts as she trends on Twitter as Messi Aigbe

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has reacted after she found out that she was trending  as Messi Aigbe following the loss suffered by Barcelona in the hands of Liverpool last night. The game which was the second leg tie of the UEFA Champions League semi-final saw Liverpool needing to turn a 3-0 deficit which they suffered at home. Argentine star, Lionel Messi ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Liverpool complete a stunning come back to reach UCL final

Barcelona’s lead gave Liverpool little chance, but Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum had other ideas as the Reds reached the final. Doubles from Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum fired Liverpoolinto their second consecutive Champions League final as Barcelona collapsed to an improbable 4-0 humiliation at Anfield. Facing a daunting 3-0 deficit after last week’s first leg, Origi made light of Mohamed Salah and Roberto ...

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See the condition of former Nigerian goalkeeper, Peter Fregene

Below are pictures showing the condition of former Nigerian goalkeeper Peter Fregene who is currently battling an illness yet to be disclosed. As seen in the pictures, Peter Fregene finds it difficult making use of his legs and currently moves around with the aide of a wheelchair. Fregene was born in Sapele and played club football for Lagos rivals ECN and Stationery ...

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EPL: Leicester City manager blames Kelechi Iheanacho for Man City loss

Kelechi Iheanacho has been blamed by Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, after he missed a last minute chance to dent Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes. Rogers, who believes the player has performed below expectation, this season, said there are no big chances in a big game like this and Iheanacho should have utilized the only opportunity he had. He said: “He ...

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Salah to miss Liverpool UCL semi-final second leg with Barcelona due to head injury

The 26-year-old sustained a concussion during a Premier League clash at Newcastle over the weekend and will not be risked in the European tie Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah will miss the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Egyptian was stretchered off the pitch in the second half of a 3-2 victory over Newcastle for the ...

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