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Why Nigerian football is not profitable enough to attract investors – Sen Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has shed lights on why Nigerian politicians shy away from identifying with football in the country. Fielding questions from journalists, on a WhatsApp platform called NSM Realoaded, Senator Kalu disclosed that football in Nigeria is not profitable and requires a lot of sacrifices and […]

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DONE DEAL: Sapporo FC sign Water FC product Gabriel Okechukwu from Wydad Casablanca until 2025

Japanese topflight league side Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo has completed the permanent signing of Nigeria striker Okechukwu Gabriel on a four-year deal. The Nigeria international was unvieled on Thursday after Water FC graduate had completed his medicals and agreeing on personal terms with the Japanese side in the East Asian country. Before his move to Asia, […]

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Ozil: Former Arsenal star sings Nigeria legend Okocha praises after Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil has named Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha as the player he liked the most at Fenerbahce, before he joined the Turkish Super Lig club on a three-and-a-half-year deal this month. Okocha joined the Yellow Canaries from German club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1996 and he made a name for himself in Istanbul with his playmaking […]

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OFFICIAL: Tuchel named Chelsea manager following Lampard sacking

Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the club’s new manager. The Blues moved swiftly to bring in the German following the decision to sack Frank Lampard on Monday. The 47-year-old will be charged with the task of reviving the fortunes of a side sat in ninth in the Premier League table, with […]

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‘I can’t marry them’ – Nigerian sportswomen speak up on mental abuse from body shaming

By Monsurat Olatunji, Lagos Female athletes, especially women’s footballers in Africa have endured body shaming on a daily as they are perceived and harassed for being muscular, due to the taking into the sport professionally. Despite their admiration of some top sports women, African men and football fans have not hidden their reservations about their […]

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Morata set to benefit from Suarez’s cheating scandal in Italy

Luis Suarez is facing accusations of agreeing topics in an Italian citizenship exam before taking the test, with authorities investigating events which occurred during Juventus’ pursuit of the Barcelona striker. The Bianconeri were quick to move to the front of a transfer queue once Ronald Koeman made it clear that the experienced Uruguayan frontman no […]

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Lionel Messi finally opens up on messy Barcelona exit saga

Lionel Messi has broken his silence on why he sought to leave Barcelona, revealing a long-running dispute with club president Josep Bartomeu regarding the Argentine’s future at Camp Nou and the overall direction of the Liga institution. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner shook up the football world at the end of August when he dropped […]

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New video shows security guard’s deputy was ‘initial aggressor’ in altercation with Raptors’ Masai Ujiri

New video footage released late Tuesday shows that an Alameda County (Calif.) deputy started the confrontation with Raptors president Masai Ujiri following Toronto’s Game 6 win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena in 2019. The video shows Ujiri approaching deputy Alan Strickland and pulling out his credentials that would allow him to get on the […]

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Three Champions League records set by KF Tirana’s Egbo with Dinamo Tbilisi triumph

Three records tumbled for Ndubuisi Egbo as KF Tirana defeated Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 in Wednesday’s first qualifying round. Having led Tirona to league success in the Kategoria Superiore last season, the former Nigeria international made his intentions known in helping the Albanian side to the group phase. He moved closer towards achieving that feat by […]

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David Silva crashes Real Sociedad’s website

Real Sociedad have confirmed the shock signing of former Manchester City midfielder David Silva on a free transfer. The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal through to the summer of 2022. Such was the surprise at the move, Real Sociedad’s website crashed shortly after the transfer was confirmed as fans scrambled to find out details […]

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane wins Player of the Year award

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has won the Premier League PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award for 2019-20. The Senegal star enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring 18 goals and providing seven assists as the Reds ended a 30-year wait for a top-flight title in dominant fashion. Mane won the award, voted for via a poll […]

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‘It was fun beating Messi’ – Bayern star Goretzka trolls Barcelona’s superstar

Bayern star Leon Goretzka says it was fun to take down Lionel Messi and co. during the extraordinary 8-2 humiliation of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Bundesliga giants humiliated the Spanish giants and their Argentine star at the Estadio da Luz on Friday evening, with former Barca playmaker Philippe Coutinho grabbing a double, […]

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‘Many decisions were already made’- President Bartomeu promises changes after Bayern annihilation of Barcelona

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has indicated that there will be changes at the club after Friday night’s humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich. Bayern entered the Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon as the favourites, but few could have predicted the thrashing they would dish out to the Catalans. Thomas Muller and […]

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‘It’s tough to beat us’- Bayern Munich star Muller boasts after Barcelona rout

Thomas Muller declared Bayern Munich fear no team after destroying Barcelona in the Champions League on Friday. The Bundesliga giants sealed a remarkable 8-2 win in Lisbon, with Muller on target twice to send Bayern into the semi-finals. A delighted Muller received the man of the match award following another exceptional display from the forward, […]