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Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 6:27pm by admin
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Idris Adesina Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses in Lagos   on Monday emerged as  the maiden Aiteo/NFF Awards Player of the Year winner. Nigeria  star won the crown ahead of his Super Eagles’ teammate Wilfred Ndidi and  Lobi  Stars forward Anthony Okpotu. Reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala won the women’s version. Enyimba left-back...

A Brazilian derby was stopped after football players received 10 red cards and 8 yellows. The match was between Vitoria and Bahia in the Bahia state championship. After a tensed first half which saw six bookings and Denilson’s goal for the hosts, things really got out of hand after the break. In the 50th minute, Bahia were awarded a penalty after which a massive...

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 2:49pm by admin
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday, AFP reports. Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside the box, while Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud with his first for the...

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 2:18pm by admin
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The Confederation of African Football, CAF Champions League preliminary stage, second legs will be played across cities in the continent on Tuesday and Wednesday. Two Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL teams, MFM and Plateau United would seek to book their places in the next round of the competition. MFM will travel to Mali to face Real Bamako after drawing...

Fact file on Sevilla and Manchester United ahead of the Champions League last 16, first-leg tie between the clubs at the Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on Wednesday: Previous meetings: This will be the first ever meeting of the sides in European competition. Group stage performances: Sevilla – second in Group E behind Liverpool with nine points, the lowest...

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, attacked a fan after Monday night’s FA Cup clash with Wigan Athletic. Aguero punched a fan in a heated altercation on the pitch after City’s 1-0 defeat to Wigan. At the final whistle, Wigan fans ran onto the pitch to celebrate with their players. But the Argentine international lashed out at one of the supporters after he...

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:32am by admin
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Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title, AFP reports. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109. “What a fantastic week,”...

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will continue their campaign for the UEFA Champions League title at home against Barcelona on Tuesday night. Conte will have to make some changes in defence with David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko both currently dealing with injury problems. Ross Barkley also remains out of the side with a hamstring problem, whilst Marcos Alonso is expected...

The management of Kano Pillars FC on Monday confirmed the death of their defender, Chinedu Udoji, who died in a ghastly auto crash in Kano late on Sunday. The Media Officer of the club,  Idris Malikwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the player was involved in a car accident after visiting his former teammates at Enyimba FC in a hotel. “This tragic...

Former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi has said he would want to see his twin sons play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria instead of Tunisia, the country of their mother. Amokachi, fondly called Da Bull in his active days told reporters,“Definitely, that would be my dream, their mother’s dream, even their dream because their heart is with Nigeria,” when...

Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline, Emirates, by five years. The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until the...

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial reportedly lost his temper after a disappointing display against Tottenham in the Premier League and accidentally hit a staff member with a bottle of water. Martial has struggled to build on his excellent start to the season and failed to make an impact in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat to Spurs at Wembley. A source at...

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in the mixed doubles curling with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, was the subject of a new procedure at the...

Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has revealed that his relationships with his friends at Barcelona would be affected by their upcoming Champions League clash. He also revealed Barcelona’s weak point that Antonio Conte’s men could exploit in the game. Chelsea host the Spanish side in the first-leg of their Round of 16 tie on Tuesday which will see Fabregas come...

The Pyeongchang Organising Committee says around 100 volunteers have quit working at the Pyeongchang Olympics because they didn’t like their assigned jobs. Organising committee spokesperson, Nancy Park, said Monday that the absences didn’t harm the running of the Games. “This is because we selected more than we needed, with 14,000 volunteers in action from...

Enyimba International FC has reacted to the death of its former Captain, Chinedu Udoji who died on Sunday. The former Enyimba captain died Saturday night following a car accident in Kano.  Chinedu Udoji who captained Enyimba for five years, was until his death, playing for Kano Pillars FC. The Chairman of the People’s Elephant, Felix Agwu, in a statement in Lagos...

Rasheedat Ajibade’s hat-trick against Senegal has secured the Super Falcons a place in the semi-finals of the maiden West African Football Union Women’s Cup in Ivory Coast. Ajibade’s first half goals ensured a second win for Thomas Dennerby since he took charge of the team in January. The first goal came 19 minutes into the game when the striker collected Glory...

Brazilian forward, Willian has issued warning to Barcelona, ahead of Chelsea’s Champion League round of 16 tie on Tuesday. Willian said he ‘knows’ Chelsea can defy the odds to beat Barcelona in the Tuesday’s clash. Premier League champions, Chelsea will receive Barca at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening for the first leg of their last-16 clash. Barcelona...

Nigerian’s first female skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, on Saturday finished the sport’s women’s heat event at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in last place. A total of 20 athletes competed in the third and final heats of the event on Saturday, but the debuting Adeagbo finished in the last position with a time of 3:36.78 seconds. The...

Former England midfielder, Paul Scholes, has told Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho the best position to play Alexis Sanchez. According to Scholes who spent most of his playing days at Old Trafford, Sanchez is most dangerous on the wing. He said the Chilean ‘struggles’ when he moves more centrally. Sanchez joined the Red Devils during the January transfer...

Posted on Feb 19 2018 - 6:05am by admin
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Idris Adesina One of Nigeria’s representatives at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Simidele Adeagbo on Saturday finished 20th in the women’s individual skeleton runs after finishing with a total of 3:36.78 – +9.50secs behind gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain. Simidele, who is Nigeria and Africa’s first female skeleton athlete,...

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh has named Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi as Nigerian players to watch out for at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. The 2018 FIFA World Cup comes up in June in different cities across Russia with Nigeria drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D. Oliseh brought...

The company responsible for the ‘wobbly line’ that caused confusion during Manchester United’s debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error. Juan Mata thought he had put United 2-0 up against Huddersfield Town just before half-time in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday following Romelu Lukaku’s...

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted that his team must produce the ‘perfect game’ to get the better of Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie. The Blues will battle the La Liga league leaders at Stamford Bridge for the opening leg on Tuesday night. Conte, however, insisted Chelsea face a huge challenge against the Catalan club, who stayed undefeated...

Rochdale manager Keith Hill claimed Dele Alli was “looking for” the penalty that helped Tottenham Hotspur gain a 2-2 draw in their FA Cup Fifth Round tie away to the League One strugglers. However Hill emphasised that he did not “blame” Alli for the way he earned the award as he went over under the clumsy challenge of central defender Harrison McGahey. “I’m...