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Colleague sends SOS over kidnapped Katsina United Coach

Colleague sends SOS over kidnapped Katsina United Coach Sunshine Stars of Akure coach Kabiru Dogo has urged the Nigeria football family to step up efforts to ensure the safe return of Katsina United coach, Abdullahi Biffo who is believed to have been kidnapped by unknown persons two weeks ago. It gathered that a ransom of  N15m was made, but...... more

Premiership: Salah fires Liverpool seven points clear, United extend winning run

Premiership: Salah fires Liverpool seven points clear, United extend winning run Liverpool moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah’s double inspired a dramatic 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, while Manchester United stretched their winning streak to seven games as they beat Brighton 2-1 on Saturday.  With second-placed Manchester City travelling to the bottom of the...... more

Arsenal overcome Chelsea to close gap on fourth place

Arsenal overcome Chelsea to close gap on fourth place Fifth placed Arsenal on Saturday night at the Emirates Stadium closed the gap on fourth placed Chelsea to three points in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Unai Emery’s team had lost three of their last six league games, sparking the first criticism of their Spanish manager. But they...... more

Court suspends warrant of arrest for Pinnick, four others

Court suspends warrant of arrest for Pinnick, four others  Attempts by the Okoi Obono-Obla-led Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) to arrest President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and four other board members on allegations of corruption suffered a setback on Monday as the earlier warrant of arrest granted to the body has been suspended. An Abuja Chief Magistrate District...... more

De Gea the saviour as Man United shock Spurs at Wembley

De Gea the saviour as Man United shock Spurs at Wembley Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced a Wembley masterclass as interim manager Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer made it six wins out of six to damage Tottenham's Premier League title ambitions. Marcus Rashford's low finish from Paul Pogba's superb pass on the stroke of half-time stretched Solskjaer's flawless start - but the...... more

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal; Barcelona restore five-point lead

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal; Barcelona restore five-point lead Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar at the Nou Camp to regain their five-point lead at the top of the table. Messi, the all-time leading scorer in the Spanish top flight, finished into the bottom corner for Barca's second. The landmark goal comes in the...... more

2019 NPFL finally kicks (Plus Matchday 1 Fixtures)

2019 NPFL finally kicks (Plus Matchday 1 Fixtures) Samuel Ifetoye The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which was initially scheduled to have begun six months earlier, will today commence across the country with six matches. In today’s fixtures, Kwara United FC of Ilorin will tackle Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin, while the Mountain of Fire...... more

Liverpool go seven points clear again, as Chelsea tighten grip on top-four spot with win over Newcastle

Liverpool go seven points clear again, as Chelsea tighten grip on top-four spot with win over Newcastle Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed his side’s maturity as Premier League contenders after breaking down an obdurate Brighton thanks to Mohamed Salah’s 50th-minute penalty in a 1-0 win on Saturday. Klopp’s men had lost their last two games in very contrasting fashion as Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s only Premier League defeat...... more

Arsenal’s top-four chase suffers setback with unexpected loss to West Ham

Arsenal’s top-four chase suffers setback with unexpected loss to West Ham Declan Rice’s first West Ham goal secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in a capital city derby clash at the London Stadium.  The victory in Saturday’s early kick-off saw the Hammers move up to eighth in the Premier League table, on 31 points, ahead of the bulk of the weekend’s fixtures....... more

Gani Adams appeals to FG, multinationals to sponsor sports as his U13 football tourney ends

Gani Adams appeals to FG, multinationals to sponsor sports as his U13 football tourney ends The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has urged the Federal Government and multinational companies operating in the country to recommit themselves to the development of sports in the country. He made the appeal on Thursday at the final of the Aare Gani Adams U13 football tourney at the...... more

Nigerian players missing in Africa’s Best X1

Nigerian players missing in Africa’s Best X1  No Nigerian male player is considered good enough to play for Africa, at the moment, as they missed out in Africa’s Best X1 unveiled at the annual CAF/Aiteo awards, held Tuesday night in Dakar, Senegal. In the selection, African Footballer of the Year, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool leads the...... more

BREAKING: Mohamed Salah crowned African Player of the Year for second straight year

BREAKING: Mohamed Salah crowned African Player of the Year for second straight year Mohamed Salah of Egypt is the African Player of the Year 2018, for the second time in a row, it was announced in Dakar, Senegal Tuesday night. He beat two other competitors shortlisted with him, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang of Arsenal. “I have dreamt of...... more

Group plans U.S. scholarship for young Nigerian Athletes

Group plans U.S. scholarship for young Nigerian Athletes 5-Stars Football Consultancy Ltd, in partnership with A.O Global Group, says it will hold Africa – U.S. Soccer Recruitment Tour to select young Nigerian athletes for scholarship to study in the U.S. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 5-Stars Football Consultancy, Mr Olumide Aturu, made the disclosure in an interview with...... more

Egypt beats South Africa for AFCON 2019 hosting right

Egypt beats South Africa for AFCON 2019 hosting right   Egypt beat South Africa to win the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will begin in June. According to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Egypt got 16 votes to win the hosting bid. South Africa only got a vote. There was one abstention. The...... more

EFCC didn’t bar Pinnick from traveling out — Group

EFCC didn’t bar Pinnick from traveling out — Group President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Pinnick Amaju, has not been placed on the list of Nigerians barred from traveling out of the country on the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to the Sports for Progress Inc. Coordinator of the group, Comrade Mustapha Zailani,...... more

Spain replaces Italy as European gateway for migrants

Spain replaces Italy as European gateway for migrants Most of the migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year arrived in Spain, according to European Union estimates published on Friday, as Italy had the fewest irregular entries in five years. The border and coast guard agency Frontex estimated that 150,000 people entered the EU through irregular crossings in...... more

EPL: Pochettino targets top-four finish for Spurs

EPL: Pochettino targets top-four finish for Spurs  Tottenham Hotspur Football Club manager, Mauricio Pochettino, believes he would have been sacked if his teams were chasing domestic cups over finishing in the Premier League top four. Pochettino’s Spurs kick off their FA Cup campaign in the third round against League two (third-tier) outfit Tranmere Rovers on Friday before facing...... more

Hard-fighting Man City win battle of Premiership giants to close gap against leaders Liverpool

Hard-fighting Man City win battle of Premiership giants to close gap against leaders Liverpool Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points as Leroy Sane’s winner ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season on Thursday night at Etihad Stadium. Sane fired into the bottom corner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had pulled the visitors level. Sergio Aguero...... more

Football fans clash with police, 60 injured

Football fans clash with police, 60 injured   More than 60 people, mostly police officers, were wounded in clashes with supporters at a football match in Algeria, local authorities said on Wednesday. The fixture between top division club MC Alger and third league Village Moussa was marred by repeated stone-throwing before the referee called it off in extra...... more

Aguero, Man City plot Liverpool’s downfall in EPL clash

Aguero, Man City plot Liverpool’s downfall in EPL clash Manchester City must trust their playing style to overcome a poor run of results that has left the defending champions third in the English Premier League. Striker Sergio Aguero said this on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s high voltage clash with leaders Liverpool. City blended high-intensity football with a possession-based approach to...... more

Premiership: Spurs dislodge Man City with convincing win over Cardiff

Premiership: Spurs dislodge Man City with convincing win over Cardiff Tottenham strolled to a comprehensive win at Cardiff City to climb back up to second place in the Premier League table. Spurs ruthlessly exposed the hosts' flimsy defending to race into a 2-0 lead after just 12 minutes - Harry Kane bundling in a fortuitous early opener and Christian Eriksen nestling...... more

Federer emerges victorious over Serena in hugely anticipated match

Federer emerges victorious over Serena in hugely anticipated match Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the “match of her career” at the Hopman Cup in Perth Tuesday.  In the biggest mixed doubles drawcard in the 31-year history of the tournament, in what is expected...... more

Mayweather walks away with $88m after knocking out Japanese kickboxer

Mayweather walks away with $88m after knocking out Japanese kickboxer Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of...... more

Lose to Liverpool and title race is over, Guardiola warns Man City players after closing gap at the top

Lose to Liverpool and title race is over, Guardiola warns Man City players after closing gap at the top Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side a failure to beat Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday will effectively mean their title challenge is “over”. Reigning champions City revived their bid to retain the Premier League trophy with a 3-1 win away to Southampton on Sunday that followed shock...... more

Pogba bags another brace as Manchester United maintain ruthless post-Mourinho form

Pogba bags another brace as Manchester United maintain ruthless post-Mourinho form Paul Pogba scored twice for the second time in five days as Manchester United’s revival since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho continued unabated with a 4-1 thrashing of Bournemouth at Old Trafford. A third consecutive victory since Solskjaer took caretaker charge until the end of the season keeps...... more

Liverpool thrash Arsenal to extend unbeaten Premiership run

Liverpool thrash Arsenal to extend unbeaten Premiership run Liverpool roared back from a rare Anfield deficit to move nine points clear at the top of the Premier League as Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick inspired a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal on Saturday.  Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were also on target as Liverpool’s front three all scored in the same league...... more

Ronaldo brace sends Juventus on a new high

Ronaldo brace sends Juventus on a new high Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Italian champions Juventus finished 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria giving the Italian champions a new record of 53 points before the winter break. Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty...... more

Mayweather, Messi, Ronaldo top list of sports’ highest earners in 2018

Mayweather, Messi, Ronaldo top list of sports’ highest earners in 2018 American boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his title as the world's highest-paid athletes in 2018 with $285 million earnings. Forbes on Thursday released its list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes. A 41-year-old boxer was followed by Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi with $111 million, and Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with $108 million....... more

Liverpool extend lead to 7 points as Manchester City stumble again, overtaken by Tottenham

Liverpool extend lead to 7 points as Manchester City stumble again, overtaken by Tottenham Manchester City have stumbled to their second successive defeat, losing on the road to Leicester City 1-2 on Wednesday evening. The loss made the Pep Guardiola boys slip to the third position, now overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur, who beat AFC Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley. City who are the defending champions also...... more

Six-star Tottenham thrash Everton to close in on Premier League leaders

Six-star Tottenham thrash Everton to close in on Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool. Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose...... more

 

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