BARCA PREPARING APPEAL TO REDUCE MESSI’S POSSIBLE BAN
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BARCA PREPARING APPEAL TO REDUCE MESSI’S POSSIBLE BAN

Owing to the red card that Lionel Messi got in Sunday’s Barcelona’s Super Cup loss to Athletic Bilbao, club and international legend, Lionel Messi will be slammed with…

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WAFU CUP FINAL:  EAGLETS IN BELATED COMEBACK RALLY  AGAINST COTE D’IVOIRE
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WAFU CUP FINAL: EAGLETS IN BELATED COMEBACK RALLY AGAINST COTE D’IVOIRE

Again, Cote d’Ivoire proved too strong for Nigeria in football. In six consecutive matches since September 2019, Ivorian teams have dealt with different grades of Nigeria’s national teams…

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MESSI FACES BAN OVER RED CARD
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MESSI FACES BAN OVER RED CARD

Barcelona captain is facing a possible extended ban after being expelled for the first time in his club career on Sunday. He has played over 750 matches for…

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MESSI GETS FIRST EVER RED CARD IN SUPER CUP LOSS
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MESSI GETS FIRST EVER RED CARD IN SUPER CUP LOSS

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career in the closing stages of extra time as they lost 3-2 to Athletic Bilbao in…

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MAN UTD CLING ON TO TOP SPOT AFTER GOALLESS DRAW WITH LIVERPOOL
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MAN UTD CLING ON TO TOP SPOT AFTER GOALLESS DRAW WITH LIVERPOOL

Manchester United kept their place at the top of the Premier League table with a goalless draw at defending champions Liverpool, as goalkeeper Alisson’s heroics denied them a…

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FIVE NIGERIANS AMONG 12 AFRICANS IN RECORD-MAKING FULHAM-CHELSEA PREMIERSHIP TIE
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FIVE NIGERIANS AMONG 12 AFRICANS IN RECORD-MAKING FULHAM-CHELSEA PREMIERSHIP TIE

Only few people may have noticed the preponderance of Africans in the Chelsea’s 1-0 away defeat of Fulham on Saturday. One of such eagle-eyed observers is Dr. Wiebe…

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LIVERPOOL – MAN UNITED’S CLASH IS KLOPP’S 200TH PREMIERSHIP MATCH
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LIVERPOOL – MAN UNITED’S CLASH IS KLOPP’S 200TH PREMIERSHIP MATCH

When Liverpool host Manchester United in this Sunday’s top-of-the-table duel, it is not just the English Premier League star match; it will also be Jurgen Klopp’s 200th Premier…

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MANCHESTER UNITED’S RASHFORD MAY FURTHER PUSH LIVERPOOL DOWNFIELD AT ANFIELD
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MANCHESTER UNITED’S RASHFORD MAY FURTHER PUSH LIVERPOOL DOWNFIELD AT ANFIELD

Easily the star match of this weekend is the battle of Liverpool and table-topper, Manchester United as the Premiership gathers full steam.  On Saturday, Leicester City upstaged Liverpool…

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WILFRED NDIDI’S LEICESTER PUSH LIVERPOOL TO THIRD POSITION
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WILFRED NDIDI’S LEICESTER PUSH LIVERPOOL TO THIRD POSITION

Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City moved above champions Liverpool into second place in the Premier League after James Maddison’s first-half goal and a stoppage-time effort by Harvey Barnes…

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HOSTS CAMEROON MAKE WINNING START AT CHAN 2020
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HOSTS CAMEROON MAKE WINNING START AT CHAN 2020

Hosts Cameroon got off to a perfect start at the African Nations Championship on Saturday when defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 in the opening match of the tournament. A second-half…

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MICHAIL ANTONIO EARNS WEST HAM NARROW WIN OVER BURNLEY
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MICHAIL ANTONIO EARNS WEST HAM NARROW WIN OVER BURNLEY

Michail Antonio’s early goal proved enough for West Ham United to beat a toothless Burnley 1-0 and move into the top eight in the Premier League at the…

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COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FORCE BARCELONA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POSTPONEMENT
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COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FORCE BARCELONA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POSTPONEMENT

Barcelona announced on Friday (Jan 15) that the club’s presidential elections have been postponed after a rise in coronavirus cases   prompted heavy restrictions in the region. The…

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FERGUSON TIPS ROONEY TO SUCCEED AS MANAGER
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FERGUSON TIPS ROONEY TO SUCCEED AS MANAGER

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney’s knowledge of the game and presence and will serve him well in his role as Derby County’s new boss,…

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BREAKING: COTE D’IVOIRE TO FACE NIGERIA IN WAFU U17 FINAL
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BREAKING: COTE D’IVOIRE TO FACE NIGERIA IN WAFU U17 FINAL

As it was in the beginning, so it will be in the end! That is the setting for the WAFU – B U17 final match that will hold…

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MAN UNITED TARGETING ‘UPSET’ WIN AT LIVERPOOL
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MAN UNITED TARGETING ‘UPSET’ WIN AT LIVERPOOL

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his Manchester United side are underdogs as the Premier League leaders target an “upset” against champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday (Jan 17). The…

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MOURINHO CASTS DOUBT ON BALE’S FUTURE AT TOTTENHAM
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MOURINHO CASTS DOUBT ON BALE’S FUTURE AT TOTTENHAM

Gareth Bale’s future is uncertain as Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said “not one second” has been spent talking about extending his season-long loan from Real Madrid. The…

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MAN CITY’S GUARDIOLA LOOKS TO SET HOME RECORD STRAIGHT AGAINST PALACE
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MAN CITY’S GUARDIOLA LOOKS TO SET HOME RECORD STRAIGHT AGAINST PALACE

Manchester City have done well to claw their way back into the title race but manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday (Jan 15) that his first order of…

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NIGERIA’S GOLDEN EAGLETS PICK U-17 AFCON TICKET
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NIGERIA’S GOLDEN EAGLETS PICK U-17 AFCON TICKET

The Nigeria u-17 team Friday evening beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to qualify for the final of WAFU zone B tournament. In so doing, the team also picked a…

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MESSI DOUBTFUL FOR SUPERCOPA FINAL…ABSENT FROM TRAINING
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MESSI DOUBTFUL FOR SUPERCOPA FINAL…ABSENT FROM TRAINING

Great doubts emerged on Friday on whether Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi will play in Saturday’s Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in the final match. Messi…

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HARD TO ENFORCE BAN ON PLAYERS HUGGING, SAYS CHELSEA’S LAMPARD
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HARD TO ENFORCE BAN ON PLAYERS HUGGING, SAYS CHELSEA’S LAMPARD

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard defended his players on Thursday (Jan 14) amid a growing debate about teams celebrating goals with hugs and high-fives while the country is battling…

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MOURINHO HELPED ME WIN MORE PENALTIES, SAYS MAN UNITED’S RASHFORD
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MOURINHO HELPED ME WIN MORE PENALTIES, SAYS MAN UNITED’S RASHFORD

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said his former manager Jose Mourinho had helped him become more “savvy” in the box to win penalties. The England international’s comments follow…

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