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Barcelona unveil giant statue outside Camp Nou in honour of late club legend Johan Cruyff (Photos)

Barcelona have unveiled a giant statue outside their famous Nou Camp stadium in honour of late club legend, Johan Cruyff.   The event took place yesterday, August 27, with friends and family of the former Barca player and manager present at the ceremony.     Barcelona also named their new B team stadium in honour of the Dutchman, who played five seasons for the ...

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Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo becomes Africa’s fastest man

Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo became Africa’s fastest man with a record time of 9.96secs which gave him the much needed victory in the 100m event at the ongoing 2019 African Games.   Ekevwo was closely followed by another Nigerian Usheori Itsekiri, who came third in a record time of 10.02secs at the 100m final in Morocco.     This is Nigeria’s first ...

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British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe buys French football club Nice for £91m

French football club, Nice has been purchased by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is the chairman, and chief executive officer of the Ineos chemicals group.   The 66-year-old chemical engineer turned financier and industrialist who has an £18.664 billion fortune was on Monday (August 26) given the all-clear to seal the reported £91m deal with Nice’s Sino-American owners by the French Competition Authority. ...

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Any youth who owns a Benz is a yahoo boy – Policeman tells Enyimba FC player, Stephen Chukwude (video)

Enyimba FC player, Stephen Chukwude was spotted in a viral video being harassed by a policeman because he owns a Mercedes Benz.   Chukwude was heard asking the police officer what else he wanted after showing him his I.D card and also opening his car’s boot which all confirmed he is a footballer. However the policeman countered his statement by alleging that any youth who ...

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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare disqualified after a false start at the 12th African Games in Morocco

Nigerian female athlete, Blessing Okagbare suffered disqualification after a false start in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat 1 at the 12th African Games in Rabat.   She was disqualified for beating the gun at the starting block. It was a huge disappointment for the Nigerian medal hopeful who had earlier in the day won heat 3 of the event’s first ...

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‘I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert’: Andy Ruiz vows to beat Anthony Joshua for the second time

Andy Ruiz has finally confirmed his rematch with Anthony Joshua is on and it will take place in Saudi Arabia in December.   The Mexican-American heavyweight champion who defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles took to Instagram in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 24) to confirm his rematch with the British-Nigerian boxer. I’m excited to announce my ...

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Nigerian and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi gets admission to study business and management at De Montfort University (DMU)

Aside from his football career, the Nigeria international has taken steps to develop his academic life Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is ‘happy’ to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU). The 22-year-old is focused on being educated despite his daily commitments at the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has established himself as a regular fixture in Brendan Rodgers’ ...

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Franck Ribery is welcomed by 12,000 fans at Stadio Artemio Franchi after completing move to Fiorentina (Photos)

Franck Ribery has joined Italian side Fiorentina on a free transfer.   The French footballer, 36, became a free agent in the summer after 12 years at Bundesliga club, Bayern Munich, where he made 425 appearances and scored 86 goals in all competitions. On Wednesday, August 21, Ribery signed a two-year deal with Fiorentina.   At his unveiling on Thursday, August 22, at Fiorentina’s Stadio Artemio ...

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Andy Ruiz Jnr finally ‘agrees to Saudi Arabia rematch with Anthony Joshua’ after receiving huge financial offer

Andy Ruiz Jnr have agreed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia for their The world heavyweight rematch in December.   The world heavyweight champion who defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles originally had ‘security concerns’ about their location for their rematch in the Middle East. But, after receiving reassurances and a bigger purse than ...

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Former Super Falcon star, Ifeanyi Chiejine has died

Ifeanyi Chiejine, a former Super Falcons player, has died.   According to a statement released on Thursday August 22nd by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Chiejine died after a brief illness on Wednesday August 21st.   Until her death, she was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship.   The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U19 Women’s World ...

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Juventus head coach Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia

  After suffering from flu over the past week, the now Bianconeri boss has pneumonia, according to the club Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club’s league opener is unknown. The 60-year-old missed Juve’s friendly win over Triestina on Saturday due to “the persistence” of flu, which he developed ...

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Mario Balotelli completes emotional return to his hometown club, Brescia

Brescia has unveiled Mario Balotelli after signing the striker on a free transfer.   The Ex-Liverpool and Manchester City striker made an emotional return to his hometown club today, August 19, to also mark his return to Serie A after a three-year absence.   The Italian striker will wear the No 45 shirt he also donned for Liverpool and Manchester City.   During his unveliing, the 29-year-old who ...

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Myself and other Super Eagles players used to sneak girls into Eagles camp back then- Pastor Taribo West confesses

Taribo West, the very talented Super Eagles defender, has disclosed how himself and some of his Super Eagles teammates used to sneak women, both local and foreign, into camp during national assignments.   Taribo who has since become a Pastor, disclosed this in an interview with Sports Extra.   “Sometimes we (the players) will import ladies from other countries and keep them ...

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Coutinho completes Bayern loan switch from Barcelona with €120m purchase option

The Brazil international playmaker will spend the 2019-20 season with the Bundesliga champions before a decision is made on a permanent transfer Philippe Coutinho has completed his loan switch to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, with a season-long agreement including a €120 million (£110m/$133m) purchase option. The Brazil international playmaker will spend the 2019-20 campaign with the Bundesliga champions before a decision is made on a permanent transfer. ...

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Rugby player Archie Bruce, 20, is found dead in his hotel room just hours after making his debut

A young rugby league player has been found dead in his hotel bedroom after making his debut for Batley Bulldogs last night.   20-year-old Archie Bruce and Batley Bulldogs scrum-half only made his debut for the West Yorkshire club on Saturday night (Aug.17) against Toulouse. His team lost 46-0.   Club chairman Kevin Nicholas said in a statement this morning: ‘Batley Bulldogs are greatly saddened to announce the ...

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Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football

  The left-back won Premier League and Champions League titles, plus picked up over a hundred caps for England during a 20-year career Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from all forms of football at the age of 38 following a two-decade-long career. The veteran left-back made the announcement on Sky Sports Super Sunday ahead of the Blues’ clash ...

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3 killed, 10 others injured in Honduran football riot

A former Celtic defender was caught up in the violence, which occurred ahead of a scheduled match between Motagua and Olimpia Three people have been killed and 10 injured following riots at a match in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The incidents occurred ahead of a scheduled game between Motagua and Olimpia on Saturday evening. Violence began when the Motagua players’ bus was ...

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Chief Osayuki Obaseki, the first Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League is dead

Chief Osayuki Obaseki, the first Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League is dead.   He passed on in the early hours of Sunday, August 18th 2019. News of his death was broken on the Edo State chapter of the Sports? Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)’s WhatsApp group.   It was however gathered that he had been suffering from undisclosed ailment for a ...

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Peter Okoye unveils the ball for new LaLiga Season (Photos)

Peter Okoye unboxed the new LaLiga ball to officially kick-off of the 2019/2020 LaLiga season.   The singer was selected alongside On-Air Personality, VJ Adams to unbox the new LaLiga ball as part of a global campaign that ushers in the start of the new LaLiga season, which kicked off on Friday, August 16, 2019.   Mr. P is currently in Spain to watch his first La ...

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2019 FIBAWC: Nigeria’s men’s basketball team accuse NSC of refusing to release funds allocated them for preparation

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have cried out over the non-availability of funds for their FIBA Basketball World Cup preparation.   The tournament is set to kick-off in China starting August 31st, and the team is yet to receive funds to prepare .   D’Tigers forward, Stan Okoye accused the Nigerian Sports Commission of refusing to release the money allocated to them for training, travel, and ...

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Ghanaian footballer, Kingsley Sarfo released after serving prison sentence for having sex with an underage girl in Sweden

Kingsley Sarfo, the 24-year-old Ghanaian footballer jailed for two years and eight months in Sweden after being found guilty of two child rape charges in 2018, was released earlier this week on the ground of good conduct.   Sarfo who pleaded not guilty to the allegation and also stated that he didn’t know the girl was underaged, was also accused of ...

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I had to walk naked to prove to people I was a girl – Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic champion banned from competing in world female track and field championships as long as she continues to refuse hormone treatments to reduce her testosterone levels, has revealed that at some point in her career she usually walked into the changing room naked just to prove that she was a girl.   Semenya made the disclosure at the Standard Bank Top ...

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