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Head injuries: Doctor advises Osimhen against memory loss

In the wake of his latest head injury in Serie A, sports doctor Bukola Ojuwoye has urged Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to be careful, warning that persistent concussions could lead to memory loss in the future. The Nigeria international suffered a nasty collision, which required bandages to his head in the Partenopei’s 1-1 draw against Cagliari on Sunday and was ...

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EPL: Iheanacho nominated for Player of The Month again

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has once again been nominated for the English Premier League Player of The Month award. The Nigerian won the award for the month of March and is in contention to claim it again for the month of April. Due to his impressive form in 2021, Brendan Rogers started Iheanacho in all his side’s five EPL ...

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Footballer Agu celebrates after becoming a Portuguese citizen

Nigerian striker, Mikel Agu is celebrating become a Portuguese citizen.Agu took to his Insta-story today, May 3rd to show off his Portuguese passport. Sharing the passport, Agu thanked God writing; ”What God cannot do does not exist. Am now a Portuguese” Omo that line is deep. If Agu who earns well can celebrate being a citizen of another country, omo ...

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Jose Mourinho to become new Roma manager from next season after Tottenham sacking

  Jose Mourinho is to become the new Roma manager from the start of next season, the club have announced. Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham last month, less than a week before the club’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, with the side languishing in seventh-place in the Premier League amid growing discontent about the style of football being played under the Portuguese. Spurs ...

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Manchester United fans storm Old Trafford, invade pitch ahead Liverpool match [Video]

A group of Manchester United fans stormed onto the playing surface at Old Trafford, ahead of Sunday’sday’s game with Liverpool. Around 10,000 fans were expected outside the ground to protest at the club’s Glazer owners this afternoon, with a number breaking into the stadium and onto the pitch. Videos circulated showing fans chanting in front of the South Stand on ...

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Messi’s record-breaking boots bought for £125,000

Lionel Messi’s boots which scored him his one-club record-breaking goal have been bought for £125,000 at an auction. The Barcelona captain scored his 644th goal for the club in last year’s December 3-0 win over Real Valladolid. The goal broke past record by Pele, who had netted 643 times for Santos, and set Messi as the player to have scored ...

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Barcelona manager, Koeman gets two-match ban

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has been handed a two-match ban by the Spanish FA (RFEF), after being sent off in their 2-1 defeat at home to Granada on Thursday. Koeman will miss the visit of LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid next Saturday. The Dutchman’s suspension however starts with Sunday’s trip to his former club Valencia. Koeman was shown a red card, ...

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Emmanuel Eboue: I’m not poor and homeless

Former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue, has dismissed talk of suffering in poverty after his divorce.   In 2017, the Ivorian was involved in a legal battle with former wife, Aurelie. It ended up with him giving up some of his assets. The UK Mirror then quoted him as saying he was poor and homeless. However, Eboue has now come out ...

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Nigeria out of World Relays as US embassy denies athletes visas

  The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has announced that athletes from the country will not be participating in the World Athletics relays billed to start from May 1 to 2, 2021 in Poland. AFN’s factional president, Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, said this in a statement on Thursday, titled, ‘Sports ministry scuttles Nigeria’s World Relays participation’. But John Akanji, media aide to the ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo rape accuser demands £56million in damages

Former model Kathryn Mayorga who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape is claiming for £56million in damages. Mayorga accused Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room after meeting on a night out in 2009 when she was 25. Ronaldo vehemently denies the allegation. However, newly-released court documents showed that Mayorga wants £18m for “past pain and suffering”, ...

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PSG prepare three-year Messi deal (TNT Sports)

French club will offer Leo ‘unbeatable’ contract Paris Saint-Germain have already prepared a three-year contract to entice Barcelona star Lionel Messi to Ligue 1, claims TNT Sports. The Argentine will be offered an initial two-season deal, with the option to extend for a further term, on terms the club considers “unbeatable”. GOAL

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Man City beat Tottenham to retain League Cup

Manchester City claimed a fourth consecutive League Cup on Sunday with a dominant display to beat Tottenham 1-0 in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. Aymeric Laporte’s header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham’s resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on. For the first time in 13 months, a football match in England had designated ...

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John W Henry issues apology to Liverpool fans for Super League ‘disruption’

  Liverpool owner John W Henry has apologised to supporters and taken full responsibility for the club’s involvement in the ill-fated Super League. It was announced late on Tuesday night that the Reds had “discontinued” their involvement in the controversial breakaway league, having originally been one of the 12 founder members. Their withdrawal, and that of the five other Premier ...

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Super League collapses as Premier League clubs pull out

The proposed European Super League collapsed on Tuesday after Premier League clubs withdrew from the deeply divisive project following a furious backlash by fans and threats from football authorities. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal were six of the 12 leading clubs to initially sign up to the breakaway competition designed to guarantee spots each year and ...

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Jose Mourinho offers sarcastic response as he breaks silence over Tottenham sacking

  Jose Mourinho has spoken out for the first time since he was sacked by Tottenham. The Portuguese manager was dismissed by Spurs on Monday morning following their 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday evening. The stalemate at Goodison Park leaves Tottenham seventh in the Premier League, with only faint hopes of a top-four finish. Mourinho’s underwhelming 17-month spell in ...

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Unsafe roads: Ahmed Musa opts out of Pillars away games

Kano Pillars’ new high-profile signing, Ahmed Musa, is set to miss over 80 per cent of the team’s away matches as the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League begins April 28. The announcement of the Super Eagles captain as Pillars’ new signing elicited excitement among fans of the domestic league, but Punch correspondent learnt that the former Leicester ...

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Liverpool Striker, Mo Salah Named New Captain Of Egypt National Team

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been announced as the new captain of Egypt’s national team by head coach Hossam El-Badry. The news was posted in a statement on the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Facebook page. Senior players in the Egypt squad were asked about the decision and gave their full support. El-Badry said that it was “vital to introduce more ...

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UEFA confirms 36-team Champions League reform with single league format replacing group stage

  UEFA has given the green light for a 36-team Champions League reform which will include a single league format to replace the group stage. European football’s main governing body announced a number of changes to the competition on Monday amid reports of a rival Super League formation which could see 12 of the biggest clubs on the continent breakaway. ...

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Mourinho sacked by Tottenham ahead of Carabao Cup final

  Tottenham have sacked manager Jose Mourinho, bringing a contract that had been due to run until the summer of 2023 to a premature conclusion. The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has been shown the door in north London a matter of days before Spurs are due to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Mourinho had been appointed ...

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Man City rocked by De Bruyne injury at Wembley in FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea

  Kevin De Bruyne has handed quadruple-chasing Manchester City an untimely injury headache, with the Belgium international forced from the field during a FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea. There were less than three minutes of the second-half on the clock at Wembley Stadium when a potentially match-winning presence was removed from proceedings. Pep Guardiola was forced to tinker with ...

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Musa to play for free at Pillars

Ahmed Musa will not be paid in his short stint at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League, Saturday PUNCH reports. Musa, 28, signed for the four-time Nigerian champions under the Elite Players Programme of the League Management Company, which encourages top Nigerian internationals to play for local clubs. According to LMC boss Shehu Dikko, the programme works in ...

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