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Real end campaign with 12th league defeat

May 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance to say a likely goodbye, as Zinedine Zidane’s side were beaten 2-0 at home to Real Betis on Sunday. Zidane had indicated this could be Bale’s final game ahead of an expected summer departure but the Welshman was left on Read More

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NFF, FIFA pay tribute to Rashidi Yekini, 7 years after

May 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Football Federation and the Federation of International Football have once again paid glowing tributes to the late Rashidi Yekini who died seven years ago. Yekini passed away in Ibadan in 2012 at the age of 48. FIFA Tweeted #OnThisDay seven years ago, we lost @NGSuperEagles legend Rashidi Yekini. The first player to score a World Cup goal for Read More

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Oyetola approves boards for Osun United, Babes

April 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has approved new management board for Osun United and Osun Babes football clubs. A release signed by the Sport Council Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Moraderayo, said the step taken by the governor was to meet the desirable standard and vision of the present administration in engendering better performance in sports. The release noted Read More

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OSOM Games: Police claims 9 gold medals from karate

December 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Police Force commenced the ongoing One Service One Medal (OSOM) Games with brilliance after claiming nine gold medals and four silver medals in the Karate event. Federal Fire Service won three gold, five silver and one bronze medals to place second in the karate event which held at the Indoor Hall of the Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna. Nigerian Prisons Read More

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Knock out: VAR to decide Champions League matches

December 4, 2018 Editor 0

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used from the last 16 of this season’s Champions League, UEFA has confirmed.European football’s governing body had already committed to using VAR in its competitions from 2019-20 onwards. But last month, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli revealed there was scope to bring it in earlier. This move was Read More

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Breaking: Gunners turn heat on Spurs, claim EPL derby victory

December 2, 2018 Editor 0

Arsenal produced a relentless attacking performance to overpower Tottenham and deservedly win a pulsating north London derby at Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches ,moving above Spurs into the top four, with a display that reflected the outstanding work the Spaniard has done since succeeding Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s fast start drew early reward when Read More

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Sterling pens down fresh City deal

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension at Manchester City, committing him to the club until 2023 in a deal worth up to £300,000 a week. The 23-year-old England forward’s previous deal at Etihad Stadium was due to expire at the end of next season. It is understood the new contract will make Sterling one of the best-paid English Read More

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CAF snubs Nigerian refs for VAR course

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Nigerian referees are not part of an induction course for African referees ahead of the introduction of the Video Assistant Referees to be organised by the continental soccer ruling body CAF. The Top Referees with six Assistant Referees; but none from Nigeria, will embark on a preparatory course scheduled to hold between 24-29 this month. VAR was approved for Read More

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NFF Imbroglio: Giwa preaches unity, oneness

July 19, 2018 Administrator 0

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Ambassador Chris Giwa says football is too big to accommodate everyone in the industry and no single individual can manage it alone. Ambassador Giwa called on stakeholders to close ranks as one family and build the game to enviable height. The NFF President stated this when the Nigeria Football Supports Forum, NFSF paid him Read More

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Bewarang: Basketball, my first love

May 26, 2018 Administrator 0

Coach Bitrus Bewarang is a household name in Nigerian football following his long active stay and work in the country’s soccer fraternity. At the moment, the Plateau-born Sports guru, a former Super Eagles assistant coach is the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation. He finally spoke to Blueprint Weekend Sports earlier this week amidst his tight schedule ahead 2018 Read More

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Sprinter, Bolt in Dortmund for soccer trial

March 24, 2018 Administrator 0

Athletics legend, Usain Bolt, on Friday took part in a training session of the German Bundesliga football team, Borussia Dortmund. Bolt is hard at work with Dortmund as he angles to earn a deal as a professional footballer. He is no longer the fastest man on Earth, but Bolt feels he is ready to make the move from athletics to Read More

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Liverpool Legend joins Big Brother

January 6, 2018 Administrator 0

Football legend John Barnes has been revealed as the first confirmed male housemate on the female-led Celebrity Big Brother. Rylan Clark-Neal made the announcement on spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, while this series stars settled in for their first night in the house. The 54-year-old former Liverpool player joined the house on Friday alongside a series of Read More

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Desailly backs Nigeria as surprise team

December 2, 2017 Administrator 0

Legendary French midfielder Marcel Desailly has tipped Nigeria to be one of the surprise teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, the former Chelsea FC and AC Milan player has rued the absence of Nigeria’s rivals Ghana from next year’s World Cup which will be hosted by Russia. Desailly, who was born in Accra, Ghana, decided to play for Read More

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Taraba wins APC National Unity Cup

December 1, 2017 Administrator 0

Taraba, a People Democratic Party’s controlled state, has lifted the trophy for the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Unity Championship after beating their Gombe state counterpart on penalty yesterday in Abuja. The thrilling encounter had ended in a barren draw at the regulation time of 90 minutes before the Taraba side subdued the stubborn Gombe side Read More