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Beach Volley Ball: Nimrod Gives Olympics Qualification Assurance

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod is optimistic the country’s beach volleyball women’s team will qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Nimrod admits the COVID-19 will play a vital role whenever the Confederation of Africa Volleyball decides to choose host for the final round. He assured that the country will not have a repeat of what happened four ...

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Fernandes Nets Brace As Man Utd Beat Brighton

Bruno Fernandes boosted Manchester United’s bid to qualify for the Champions League as his brace inspired an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday. Cajoled by the dazzling Fernandes, United produced one of their best performances of the season at the Amex Stadium. Mason Greenwood opened the scoring early in the first half and Fernandes doubled the lead before the ...

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Messi Scores 700th Career Goal Against Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career on Tuesday by converting a penalty against Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Barca’s captain fooled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a chip down the middle at Camp Nou, where he hit another remarkable milestone for club and country. Messi’s 700 goals include 630 for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina.

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Man City Thrash Burnley To Delay Liverpool’s Title Claim

Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at an empty Etihad to ensure Liverpool will not be able to clinch the Premier League title when they face Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored twice, while David Silva grabbed what could prove his final City goal to cut the gap at the top to 20 points. A bad night ...

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Eagles Star Simon Moses Signs Four-Year Deal With French Side Nantes

Super Eagles star, Simon Moses, has signed a new four-year permanent deal with French side, Nantes, valued at €6.5 million. The Nigerian, who had been on a season-long loan to the French side from Levantes since last summer, will now stay with the Yellow and Green until the 1st of July, 2024. READ ALSO: I Have Not Gotten A Fresh ...

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I Have Not Gotten A Fresh Offer From Arsenal, Says Aubameyang

Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said the club has not offered him a fresh contract and he is waiting for them to do so. Aubumeyang, 30, has a contract with the Premier League side until June 2021 with several clubs including Barcelona and Inter Milan lurking around to snap the Gabonese away from the Emirates Stadium. According to the former ...

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Ex-Real Madrid Star Casillas Ends Spanish Football Federation Presidency Bid

Spain’s World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas announced on Monday he was ending his bid to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I would like to inform you that I have decided not to run for the upcoming RFEF elections,” the Porto goalkeeper wrote on social media. Read ...

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Lewandowski Shoots Bayern Munich Into German Cup Final

Bayern Munich stayed on course for the double this season after the Bundesliga leaders squeezed past Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final behind closed doors. Bayern’s early goal by Ivan Perisic was cancelled out by a second-half equaliser from Danny da Costa, who had only been on three minutes, before Lewandowski sealed the home win with his 45th ...

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Joshua, Fury ‘Agree Deal’ For All-British Mega-Bouts

British heavyweight world champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed in principle to meet in two blockbuster fights, according to both camps on Wednesday. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has been negotiating with Fury’s management for several weeks and he said the terms were in place for the fighters to go head to head. No contracts have been signed yet, ...

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La Liga’s New Reality To Bring Optimism, Discomfort

La Liga president Javier Tebas said Spanish football’s return will allow people to feel a sense of normality again but it may also serve as a reminder of an uncomfortable new reality. Spain’s top division is set to restart on June 11 and to be completed on July 19, yet the expectation is players will be subjected to safety protocol ...

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Ighalo Excited By ‘Dream’ Man Utd Extension

Odion Ighalo said on Tuesday he was living the dream after his loan move to Manchester United was extended despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Nigeria international, a lifelong United fan, joined the club on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January due to the COVID-19 situation then prevailing in China. But the virus then spread to Europe and brought the Premier ...

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Manuel Neuer Signs New Bayern Deal Until 2023

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new deal with Bayern Munich that ties him to the club until 2023, the Bundesliga champions said on Wednesday. The announcement ends weeks of speculation over the Bayern captain’s future, with widespread reports that talks between player and club had hit the rocks. “During the weeks of the shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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Project Restart: Premier League Players Treated Like Lab Rats, Danny Rose Claims

England defender, Danny Rose, has criticized plans to restart the Premier League, claiming that players are treated like “lab rats.” Teams have resumed training as the Premier League plans to restart on June 12, 2020, after it was halted mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Six positive cases were detected as the league gets ready for a return and Rose ...

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‘I Was So Discouraged,’ Drogba Recalls Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League Triumph

Exactly eight years after winning the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba has narrated his experience during the final of the competition. Chelsea’s 2011/2012 campaign was almost in shambles after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked midway into the season in March 2012. A resurgent Blues, however, overturned a 4-1 first leg quarter-final deficit against Napoli, before defeating ...

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‘Football With Fans Will Be Back Soon,’ Says UEFA Chief

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic and continental club competitions were halted across Europe in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis and Euro 2020 was postponed. The Bundesliga made a successful return to action behind closed doors at the weekend and ...

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