Igali enters bid to become World Wrestling bureau member

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has declared his intention to contest in the upcoming election of the United World Wrestling (UWW) as a board member of the bureau. Igali who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare underscored the importance of a Nigerian being at the top Read More

Suarez accused of cheating in an Italian passport scam

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Luis Suarez is facing accusations of agreeing topics in an Italian citizenship exam before taking the test, with authorities investigating events which occurred during Juventus’ pursuit of the Barcelona striker.The Bianconeri were quick to move to the front of a transfer queue once Ronald Koeman made it clear that the experienced Uruguayan frontman no longer figured in his plans at Camp Nou. A switch Read More

Man United in talks to sign Dembele

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United have reportedly opened discussions with Barcelona to secure a season-long loan deal for France international Ousmane Dembele. Borussia Dortmund appear to have ruled out a move for United’s first-choice attacking target, Jadon Sancho, 20, this summer. And United have been forced to scour the market for alternatives despite agreeing personal terms with the England winger.And the Red Devils have Read More

Fans fume online as Rome title winners split in prize money

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Organisers of the Italian Open and the tennis Tours came under fire on social media after it emerged that Rome men’s champion Novak Djokovic was paid €10 more than women’s winner Simona Halep.Djokovic, who beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown, received €205 200 for his triumph while Halep won €10 less for sealing Read More

Plans for fans to return to sport events in October called off

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead.The plans were placed under review after a rise in coronavirus cases.The UK’s Covid-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”. “We have to acknowledge the spread of the virus is now Read More

Barca’s Vidal signs for Inter Milan

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has joined Inter Milan from Barcelona in a 1m euro (£900,000) deal.The signing reunites the 33-year-old with manager Antonio Conte after the pair won three successive Serie A titles together at Juventus. Inter make a belated start to their league campaign on Saturday when they entertain Fiorentina.Vidal had been at Barcelona since 2018, having previously played Read More

Revealed! How Arsenal lured, failed to capture Messi – Manager

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi was “tempted to go to Arsenal” back in 2003, claims the Barcelona star’s former agent Fabian Soldini, with the Gunners expressing interest when luring Cesc Fabregas away from Catalunya. One product of the famed La Masia academy system was welcomed onto the books in north London. Fabregas went on to spend eight years with the Gunners, becoming club captain along Read More

Nigeria’s Ghali targets more goals in Europe

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Former Nigeria U20 player, Abubakar Ghali, who plays for AS Trencin in the Slovakian league, has expressed his delight, after scoring his first goal of the season in his team’s 3-2 victory over FC Nitra on Saturday. Abubakar who had provided two assists in the league prior to the match, scored the second goal in the 23rd minute as Trencin Read More

Manchester City stop Wolves, begin Premier League title chase with victory

September 22, 2020 BBC 0

Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux. City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing for the first time since being sent home from England duty in disgrace, both found Read More

Sporting CP rename academy after Ronaldo

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sporting CP have officially renamed their academy after former player Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s professional journey began at Jose Alvalade Stadium way back in 2002, as he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the Primeira Liga. He caught the attention of Manchester United officials during a pre-season friendly one year later, and went on to complete a £12 million ($15m) Read More

Man City’s Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old is observing a 10-day self-isolation period, the Premier League club confirmed. As a result, the Germany international will miss City’s opening league game of the season against Wolves on Monday. “Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery,” Manchester City said in a statement. City winger Riyad Mahrez Read More

Updated: Chelsea agree deal for Rennes for keeper Mendy

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Rennes to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The Senegalese international, 28, is wanted by manager Frank Lampard to increase competition with club record £71m signing Kepa Arrizabalaga. Kepa was at fault for Liverpool’s second goal in the 2-0 Premier League defeat on Sunday, which was described as “a clear mistake” by Lampard. The Spanish international was also dropped last Read More

Barca’s Vidal set for Inter Milan switch

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Inter Milan are set to complete the signing of midfielder Arturo Vidal from Barcelona. Vidal began his medical in Milan on Monday, with the deal set to be concluded within the next 24 hours. It will reunite the 33-year-old Chilean with manager Antonio Conte after the pair won three successive Serie A titles together at Juventus. Inter do not open Read More

Lomachenko bout ‘a dream’ for Lopez

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Unified world lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is prepared to contest one of boxing’s biggest fights behind closed doors to ensure coronavirus does not rob him of a “dream” chance. Lomachenko will defend his WBA, WBO belts and his WBC franchise title against IBF champion Teofimo Lopez. The bout on 17 October is the biggest since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Asked why Read More

Bagudu lays foundation of $1.19m first FIFA stadium in Nigeria

September 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi on Monday, laid the foundation of Nigeria’s first FIFA mini stadium in Birnin Kebbi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility will initially have 267 seats and can be expanded to accommodate 6,000 fans. It is being constructed through the FIFA/NFF Goal Project. Contract for the stadium construction, expected to be completed Read More

Suarez cuts Barca contract, agrees Atletico terms

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday. The Catalans’ third top scorer of all time was told he was not wanted by new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and has been looking for a new club. Suarez, 33, Read More

Breaking: Rohr unveils 23-man Super Eagles list ahead Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies… See full list

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby. In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr Read More

Manchester United in need of major reforms in order to win trophies

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was appointed as Manchester United boss in 2018, is yet to lift any silverware despite reaching three semi-finals in his first full season in charge. Solskjaer’s work is cut out for him and, it is evident that the Red Devils need principal improvements if they plan on winning any titles this season. Manchester United legend Dwight Read More

Moses Simon opens goal account in French League

September 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon scored his first goal of the season for his club FC Nantes in a four goal thriller, a match with a close contest . Their opponent Saint-Étienne were leading by two goals before Simon got the first goal for his team to reduce the deficit for his team. The talented striker had an outstanding performance Read More

Halep rallies past Muguruza to reach third Italian Open final

September 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Top seed Simona Halep ousted Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in three sets to advance to her third final at the Italian Open on Sunday, played in front of a small number of spectators for the first time. The Romanian dropped her second set on clay in Rome before seeing off Muguruza 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a battle of former French Open Read More

Osimhen makes winning debut as Napoli beat Parma

September 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Victor Osimhen made a winning start in his Serie A debut following Napoli’s 2-0 win at Parma Calcio on Sunday. Osimhen was introduced in the 62nd minute for Diego Demme. The Super Eagles striker almost marked his debut with a goal on 80 minutes but saw his effort go just off target. Dries Mertens opened the scoring for Napoli in the Read More

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Mane’s double sinks 10-man Blues

September 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A brace from Sadio Mane saw champions Liverpool defeat 10-man Chelsea 2-0 in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were made to play the entire second half a man down after Andreas  Christensen was sent off for a foul on Mane. The game saw Liverpool’s new signing Thiago Alcantara make his debut. The win saw Liverpool move up Read More

Breaking: Juventus ‘reject’ Suarez

September 20, 2020 Goal 0

Juventus have ended their pursuit of Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed. The 33-year-old is expected to leave the Spanish side in the current transfer window after new coach Ronald Koeman decided the attacker had no place in his plans for the future. Juventus emerged as the favourites to land him and the Uruguay international even reached an agreement with the Serie A champions Read More