Breaking: Premier League top 4 battle remain tight as relegation threatened-Bournemouth thrash Leicester, Spurs down Arsenal

July 12, 2020 Editor 0

Bournemouth a while ago on Sunday thrashed Leicester 4-1 in one of the English Premier League matches. The defeat left Leicester on 59 points behind rivals Chelsea on the EPL table. Jose Mourinho has had his ups and downs during his long stint in the Premier League – but the manager rarely comes unstuck when Arsenal come calling.  Mourinho’s Tottenham hosted their north London Read More

Ighalo is a quality player – Fernandes

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of Monday’s night clash with Southampton, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has named Odion Ighalo as one of the quality players in the team. Ighalo joined the Red Devils on loan from Chinese Premier League club Shanghai Shenhua in January and has make big impact at the Old Trafford. The Nigerian striker has netted on each of his Read More

Barcelona’s Griezmann likely to miss title run-in

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is set to miss his side’s final two La Liga games after sustaining a thigh injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid. Griezmann, who has had an underwhelming season since a €120 million move from Atletico Madrid last year, came off at half time and a statement from Barca on Sunday said he had injured Read More

Zaha subjected to racial abuse

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been subjected to racist abuse on social media and the forward shared screenshots ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Aston Villa. The Ivory Coast international tweeted images of the messages he received from an individual on Saturday, which included one of members of the white supremacist organisation the Ku Klux Klan. “This is an Read More

Trezeguet double gives Villa lifeline win over Palace

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Aston Villa revived their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as two goals by Egyptian forward Trezeguet gave them a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. The result lifted Villa one place to 18th on 30 points from 35 games but they are still four points adrift of safety, while Palace stayed 14th on 42 points Read More

Premier League: Wolves see off Everton to move into top 6

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Wolves boosted their chances of claiming a place in next season’s Champions League with a comprehensive home victory over Everton. Wanderers bounced back from consecutive defeats with a victory through goals either side of half-time and a game-sealing third from Diogo Jota with 15 minutes to go. Raul Jimenez scored the first from the penalty spot in first-half injury time Read More

Manchester Utd, Chelsea ‘at war’ over Chilwell

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United will battle it out with Chelsea and Man City for £60million Ben Chilwell. The Leicester left-back has emerged as a major transfer target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer as the Red Devils boss builds a side to challenge for the title next season. And the move will cast doubt over the future of Chilwell’s England team-mate Luke Shaw. Chelsea boss Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Usman punches down Masvidal, retains UFC welterweight belt

July 12, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman dubbed as the Nigerian Nightmare has just defeated America’s Jorge Masvidal unanimously and retained welterweight belt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Sunday morning. The clash happened at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 in a keenly contested fight. Usman who the first two rounds but Masvidal took the third. At the Read More

Playing in the Japanese league tough – Origbaajo

July 11, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Nigerian football attacker Ismail Origbaajo is debunked comments that Japanese football is ‘soft’ and easy. The highly rated 19-years-old said Japanese football is tough and can be compared to other top football leagues around the world. Speaking from his base in Japan, the Fukushima United goal poacher said it is unfortunate that football in Japan is not getting enough media Read More

Breaking: NFF stops 2019/20 football season

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stopped on-the-pitch activities of various leagues in the country due to rampaging Coronavirus pandemic. This was contained in a resolution by NFF’s football committee on Friday. Read the full resolution Following resolutions passed at an online meeting of the NFF Football Committee, which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues and Read More

In Imo, grasshoppers lose coach

July 10, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Prudent Energy Premier Handball League side, Imo Grasshoppers was Thursday thrown into confusion as the news of the death of their coach, Stella Ndudi nee Odoemena, filtered into the air. Coach Ndudi, who died after a brief illness, was also a coach with the national Under-20 Female Handball team. While alive, she led the former African champions, Imo grasshoppers to Read More

Breaking: Manchester Utd, Wolves face tougher test as UEFA confirms Europa quarter-final fixtures

July 10, 2020 Skysports 0

Manchester United will play Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League quarter-finals if they overcome Austrian side LASK. United are in a strong position to reach the next stage of the competition as they hold a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK with the second game still to be played. Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Sevilla or Roma if they progress in Read More

Nigeria players union charges NFF to publish relief package for clubs

July 10, 2020 Hakeem Busari 0

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to publish its relief package for clubs in the league as it being done across the globe. Referring to the Senegal Football Federation relief package, NANPF on Friday, through its Secretary General Austin Popo, asked the NFF to learn from other football association. They players Read More

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Ekiti sports community mourns Olabayo Badmos

July 10, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Ekiti state Sports community have been thrown into mourning following the untimely death of one of its major stakeholders, Olabayo Badmos, who died in a ghastly car accident last week Saturday in Ado- Ekiti at the age of 33. Reacting to the development, head coach of Ekiti state basketball teams, Adetayo Awojure stated that Badmos’ death is a big loss Read More

Onuachu tests positive for coronavirus

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has become the first high-profile Nigeria football star to test positive for Coronavirus. Onuachu tested positive at his club base in Belgium and has gone into quarantine for a week, according to Het Laaste Niuews Onuachu, who made his Super Eagles debut last year and was on the final squad to the 2019 AFCON, only recently Read More

Bayelsa assures athletes of better welfare

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Director of Sports, Bayelsa State Sports Council, Sir Braveman Wodi has said the welfare of athletes in the state will continue to be accorded priority as they prepare for the national sports festival in Edo State. He gave the assurance in the aftermath of a meeting between the Bayelsa state governor Senator Douye Diri who was represented by the Deputy Read More

Rivers Angels deny Nwabuoku, Oluehi transfers to Spanish club

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Management of Nigeria Women Professional League, NWPL side, Rivers Angels have denied report that two of their players Evelyn Nwabuoku and Tochukwu Oluehi have signed for Spanish club side Pozoalbense. In a release Thursday signed by the club’s media officer Jessica Amadi, the management described the report that Nwabuoku and Oluehi signed for a Spanish Reto Iberdrola club Pozoalbense as Read More

NWFL cancels 2019/20 season

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Management committee of the Nigeria Women Football League headed by Aisha Falode in conjunction with women clubs owners and managers have unanimously agreed to scrap the 2019/2020 season, in the three tiers of the women’s league, for sake of protecting the health of the players and officials in the various clubs, in line with the Covid-19 protocols. This decision was Read More

You have dehumanised me – Akinfenwa alleges racial abuse

July 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

England based and Nigerian born footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa has said he was racially abused during Wycombe’s League One play-off match against Fleetwood on Monday. The 38-year-old said he learned after the game a representative of the opposition had repeatedly referred to him as a “fat water buffalo”. He added in a statement: “Regardless of whether or not there was deliberate Read More

Lagos ready for post covid-19 sport activities- Prince Adeboye

July 9, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The recent moves by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to get sporting activities back on track after the approval of the codes by the federal government would certainly not catch Lagos State Sports Commission and its athletes unaware. This was the optimism expressed by the Senior Special Assistant to Lagos state Governor on Sports, Prince Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye, Read More