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Lack of funds threatens D’Tigers World Cup preparation

Lack of funds threatens D’Tigers World Cup preparation The Senior National Basketball men’s team, D’Tigers earlier scheduled trip to China in continuation of their preparation for the FIBA World Cup may have suffered a setback over paucity of funds. The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is said to be struggling to raise funds for the tour. This was made known...... more

Liverpool, Arsenal topple Man City after dramatic draw with Spurs

Liverpool, Arsenal topple Man City after dramatic draw with Spurs Liverpool beat Southampton to secure an 11th successive top-flight victory and equal their best-ever Premier League winning run – despite a late blunder by goalkeeper Adrian. The victory saw the Reds galloping to the top of the table, closely followed by Arsenal, who also recorded a second straight victory earlier in...... more

Siasia denies wrongdoing, vows to fight FIFA ban

Siasia denies wrongdoing, vows to fight FIFA ban Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia has expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and accused the world soccer ruling body of dishing out punishment without contacting him. The former U-23 coach, in a swift reaction on social media following news of his ban, vowed to fight to clear his name....... more

BREAKING: FIFA bans Siasia for life over match fixing

BREAKING: FIFA bans Siasia for life over match fixing Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA. FIFA said in a statement on Friday that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would...... more

Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk shortlisted for UEFA awards

Messi, Ronaldo, Van Dijk shortlisted for UEFA awards Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named candidates for this year’s UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, European football’s governing body announced on Thursday. The prize will be awarded to one of the trios during the draw for the Champions’ League group stage in Monaco on...... more

BREAKING: Liverpool beat Chelsea to win UEFA Super Cup

BREAKING: Liverpool beat Chelsea to win UEFA Super Cup Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday after a richly entertaining match in Istanbul finished 2-2 at the end of extra time. Every penalty in the shoot-out had found the net before Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, allowing the European...... more

Sports betting: Dangerous trend, or reward for passion?

Sports betting: Dangerous trend, or reward for passion? Many Nigerian football supporters and enthusiasts have greeted the new football season in major European countries with excitement and anticipation. In the next eight months, football crazy Nigerians will have the opportunity to watch their favourite clubs challenge for honours in England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and other countries. The new...... more

BREAKING: Manchester United humiliate Chelsea 4-0 •Arsenal make winning start at Newcastle

BREAKING: Manchester United humiliate Chelsea 4-0 •Arsenal make winning start at Newcastle Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United made the perfect start to their Premier League season by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Frank Lampard in his first match in charge of Chelsea on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in need of a fast start to the campaign to erase memories...... more

Kane’s late double saves Spurs from opening day stumble

Kane’s late double saves Spurs from opening day stumble Harry Kane scored his first goals at Tottenham’s new stadium as last season’s Champions League finalists came from behind to beat newly-promoted Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday. Spurs were on course for a Premier League opening day shock for 73 minutes as they trailed to John McGinn’s early opener. However, club-record...... more

Hat-trick hero Sterling hails ‘joy’ of scoring after Man City romp

Hat-trick hero Sterling hails ‘joy’ of scoring after Man City romp Raheem Sterling said it was a “joy” to score for Manchester City after his hat-trick in the Premier League champions’ opening 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring midway through the first half in London before Sterling took over, scoring three goals in the...... more

Saudi Arabia to stage Joshua vs Ruiz World Heavyweight fight

Saudi Arabia to stage Joshua vs Ruiz World Heavyweight fight Saudi Arabia will host the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr of the United States in December, a decision certain to spark controversy due to the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. The high-profile December 7 duel, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua...... more

Liverpool hammer hapless Norwich to begin new Premiership season with a bang

Liverpool hammer hapless Norwich to begin new Premiership season with a bang Liverpool scored four first-half goals as they started the new Premier League season with a blistering performance to demolish newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield. Norwich captain Grant Hanley scored the opening goal of the top-flight season when he sliced Divock Origi’s cross into his own net before Mohamed Salah opened his...... more

African Games: 462 athletes, officials to depart for Morocco, Aug. 15

African Games: 462 athletes, officials to depart for Morocco, Aug. 15 The Federal Government says it has completed arrangement for Team Nigeria, comprised of 462 athletes and officials, to depart Nigeria for the African Games in Morocco on Aug. 15. Mr Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a media briefing. The...... more

Ndubuoke faults exclusion of South East from FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup bid

Ndubuoke faults exclusion of South East from FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup bid Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board member, Fan Ndubuoke, has faulted the federation on the choice of cities chosen as venues for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which the country is bidding to host. In a statement yesterday, Ndubuoke noted that the NFF erred by ignoring cities in the...... more

Man City overcome Liverpool to win Community Shield

Man City overcome Liverpool to win Community Shield Manchester City won the Community Shield on penalties after edging Liverpool in an entertaining game in front of a raucous Wembley. Georginio Wijnaldum’s penalty was saved by Claudio Bravo with Gabriel Jesus scoring the winning kick. The meeting between two outstanding sides did not disappoint. City’s Raheem Sterling finally scored his...... more

History made as UEFA names female referee for men’s match

History made as UEFA names female referee for men’s match Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea. UEFA have confirmed Frappart, who refereed the FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon, will officiate the...... more

Kanu hails Okowa for developing sports in Delta

Kanu hails Okowa for developing sports in Delta Former Super Eagles Skipper and football legend Kanu Nwankwo, has commended the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to the development of sports in Delta State. In a tweet on his personal handle @PapiloKanu, the former Arsenal and PSG player thanked Okowa for receiving him at his office this week...... more

Salah, Mane, van Dijk shortlisted for 2019 FIFA Best Footballer of the Year Awards

Salah, Mane, van Dijk shortlisted for 2019 FIFA Best Footballer of the Year Awards Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane are in the running for the men’s prize in the 2019 FIFA Best Footballer of the Year Awards. Former Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is also on the 10-strong list that includes Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel...... more

Ganduje, 3 deputy governors escape attack as Kano Pillars' fans rampage after Aiteo Cup triumph

Ganduje, 3 deputy governors escape attack as Kano Pillars' fans rampage after Aiteo Cup triumph Security men had to result to the use of teargas to disperse rampaging Kano Pillars fans on Sunday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. This was after their team defeated Niger Tornadoes 4-3 on penalty kicks after a goalless draw during regulation time of the men’s competition final match of...... more

India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Games

India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games Federation Sunday pledged to hold talks with India after its Olympic body threatened a boycott of the 2022 event in Birmingham over the exclusion of shooting. Birmingham 2022, Commonwealth Games India topped the table for shooting at last year’s Commonwealth Games, in Australia, taking home 16 medals, including...... more

Real Madrid block Gareth Bale’s China move

Real Madrid block Gareth Bale’s China move Gareth Bale's move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning collapsed, on Sunday, after Real Madrid cancelled the proposed deal due to wrangling over the fee, a source told AFP on Sunday. Bale, 30, who has been in the Spanish capital since 2013, was expected to join the Chinese Super League outfit on...... more

Arsenal break bank for Pepe

Arsenal break bank for Pepe Arsenal are poised to break their club-record transfer fee on Lille winger Nicolas Pepe after agreeing a €80m (£72m) deal with the Ligue 1 club. In what is a significant move away from priority target Wilfried Zaha, Arsenal are ready to break the existing record of the £60m that the club...... more

Edo set for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, says Obaseki

Edo set for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, says Obaseki The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, says the state is ready to host the world during the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. He stated the readiness of the state as the world’s football governing body commenced a tour of facilities in Nigeria, following the country’s bid to host the...... more

Kano FA suspends matches at Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano FA suspends matches at Sani Abacha Stadium The Kano State Football Association says it has suspended all local competition matches at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, following a decision by its management. Shehu Buhari, the association’s Secretary, disclosed in a statement on Friday in Kano that the decision was made during the association board’s meeting.‎ ‎He said...... more

Nigeria move 12 spots in latest FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Nigeria move 12 spots in latest FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1,481 points as against 1,433 it...... more

Okowa hails Warri Wolves on promotion to NPFL

Okowa hails Warri Wolves on promotion to NPFL Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the players and management of Warri Wolves Football Club of Warri, following their promotion to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL). Warri Wolves otherwise known as the ‘Sea Siders’ returned to the NPFL after four years in relegation, defeated Dynamite Force of...... more

Chelsea: Frank Lampard's side beat Barcelona in Japan friendly

Chelsea: Frank Lampard's side beat Barcelona in Japan friendly Goals from Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley gave Frank Lampard's Chelsea an impressive 2-1 win against Barcelona in a pre-season friendly in Japan. Abraham opened the scoring with a neat first-half finish after rounding the goalkeeper, and substitute Barkley curled in a second late on. Ivan Rakitic struck in injury time...... more

Enyimba Economic City receives further boost as IFC signs agreement

Enyimba Economic City receives further boost as IFC signs agreement Enyimba Economic City project has received another boost as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the project. IFC is to market the project to the world. The company Secretary and Legal Adviser to the project, Chibuzo Ekwekwuo, revealed this at Government House, Umuahia, while making presentations to...... more

Wolves beat Manchester City to win Asia trophy

Wolves beat Manchester City to win Asia trophy Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was the hero for Wolves, saving three spot-kicks after their Asia Trophy final against Manchester City went to penalties on Saturday in Shanghai. Wolves won the exhibition tournament 3-2 on penalties after the game against the Premier League champions ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. It was a story...... more

Ighalo confirms retirement from Super Eagles

Ighalo confirms retirement from Super Eagles Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo on Friday confirmed his retirement from the national team, after leading the country to a third place finish at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ighalo, who was the highest goal score of the competition, said on his twitter handle that he took...... more

 

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