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FG Postpones National Sports Festival For Fourth Time

The Federal Government has postponed the 20th National Sports Festival for the fourth time since its original date of March 21 to April 2020. The event, which was scheduled to begin on February 14, was again shifted to a yet to be confirmed date in April 2021. This decision was reached on Monday after the emergency meeting of the National ...

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Lewandowski Bags Brace As Bayern Advance To Club World Cup Final

Bayern Munich advanced to the Club World Cup final after two Robert Lewandowski goals were enough to seal a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly in Monday’s semi-final. The European champions face Tigres in the final on Thursday after the Mexican club saw off Brazilian giants Palmeiras in Sunday’s other semi-final. Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead with just 17 ...

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NPFL 21: Rivers United Lose To Katsina United, No Winner In Oriental Derby

Rivers United failed to take a chance to return to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after losing 2-1 to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium on matchday 8. The Pride of Rivers, looking for their second away of the season, travelled to Katsina with high hopes of consolidating on their last league win over Adamawa ...

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‘A New Chapter:’ Nigerian Star Ighalo Joins Saudi Club Al Shabab

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo on Thursday joined Saudi Arabia club, Al Shabab on a permanent deal after his one-year loan spell with English giants, Manchester United. “New chapter.. we move @alshababsaudifc,” the former Watford star wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the Saudi side’s home ground after he signed a two and half-year contract with the Riyadh-based club side. ...

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Lampard ‘Disappointed’ With Chelsea Exit

Frank Lampard expressed his disappointment at not being given time to succeed after being sacked by Chelsea on Monday, with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel set to take over at Stamford Bridge. Lampard led Chelsea to a fourth-placed Premier League finish and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge. However, he failed to match much greater ...

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Club President, Four Footballers Die In Brazil Plane Crash

The president and four players from Brazilian fourth-division football club Palmas died in a plane crash that left no survivors on Sunday. The bi-plane pilot also died in a crash shortly after take-off as the aircraft that was headed towards Goiania from Tocantins fell from the sky in the moments after leaving the runway. A club statement named the president ...

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Yusuf’s Move To Top Polish Club Excites Handball Federation Of Nigeria

The president of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), Mr Samuel Ocheho has described the transfer of National team player Farouk OluwaTobi Yusuf to top Polish Handball club Lombard KS Vive Kielce as a valuable move that will contribute to the development of the national teams. Yusuf, who played for Seasiders Boys of Lagos completed the much-anticipated move to Lombard ...

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Aruna, Omotayo, Others To Compete At WTT Tournaments In Qatar

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna and Olajide Omotayo are among the top African stars listed for the first official events of the World Table Tennis (WTT) in Qatar scheduled for March 3rd to 13th. The two events have $600,000 as prize money and will take place at Lusail Sports Arena in Doha. According to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), the Middle ...

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Man City Move Into First Place After Late Show Sinks Villa

Bernardo Silva fired Manchester City to the top of the Premier League for the first time since August 2019 as his late strike inspired a 2-0 win against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s side found it hard work to pierce Villa’s stubborn defence at the rain-lashed Etihad Stadium. Silva finally made the breakthrough with 11 minutes left with his ...

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Inter Beat Juventus To Move Level With Leaders Milan

Inter Milan beat champions Juventus 2-0 to move level on points with Serie A leaders AC Milan on Sunday, boosting their hopes of a first league title since 2010. Arturo Vidal got his head to a Nicolo Barella cross after 12 minutes for his first league goal for Inter Milan against his former club. Barella added the second six minutes ...

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NPFL: Rivers United Back To Winning Ways, Rangers Hold MFM In Lagos

Rivers United have recorded their fourth win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Heartland Football Club at the Adokiye Amesiemeka Stadium on matchday 5. Losing to Wikki Tourists by a single goal in Bauchi last week Wednesday, the league leaders needed to bounce back, prove their current form is not a fluke and they did just that against ...

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Mesut Ozil Confirms Leaving Arsenal For Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil confirmed on Sunday that he was leaving Arsenal for Turkish team Fenerbahce after being frozen out for months at the Gunners. “I’m very happy, very excited. God has given me the chance to wear the Fenerbahce shirt. I will wear it with pride and give everything for the team,” Ozil said in an interview with Turkish television channel ...

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Champions League: Giroud Fires Chelsea Into Last 16

Chelsea reached the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with two matches to spare after a late Olivier Giroud strike gave the Blues a 2-1 win over Rennes. The France forward’s powerful header in stoppage time snatched the points for Frank Lampard’s side after Serhou Guirassy had levelled Callum Hudson-Odoi’s first-half opener. Chelsea were joined in the next ...

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Juventus Reach Champions League Last 16

Juventus booked a spot in the Champions League knockout stages on Tuesday, as Alvaro Morata’s injury-time goal grabbed a 2-1 win over Hungarians Ferencvaros. Cristiano Ronaldo levelled after Myrto Uzuni’s early opener for the visitors in Turin, but Juve needed substitute Morata to strike late on to join Barcelona in qualifying from Group G with two games to spare.

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Barcelona Beat Dynamo Kiev, Qualify For Champions League Last 16

Barcelona qualified for the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare on Tuesday as Martin Braithwaite scored twice in a 4-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. Lionel Messi was among a handful of key players rested for Barca but Braithwaite’s double, as well as goals from Sergino Dest and substitute Antoine Griezmann saw the Catalans safely through, joining Juventus ...

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