Barcelona drop Dembele asking price

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona are intensifying moves to offload French forward Ousmane Dembele, and would be willing to part with the 2018 World Cup winner for just £37 – a third of the £130million they splashed out to sign him from Dortmund. Since Dembele’s transfer to Barcelona in 2017 from Dortmund he has failed to replicate the form that made the Catalans splash out Read More

LPGA cancels 2020 Q-school, Meijer Classic

May 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The LPGA has decided to cancel Tour qualifying “Q-schools” this year because of the coronavirus pandemic with most players retaining their status for the 2021 season, the elite women’s golf circuit said on Wednesday. The tour also cancelled another tournament because of the health crisis when it scrubbed the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan from the schedule. The tour, which Read More

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Ighalo gets No 25 jersey at Man Utd

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Odion Ighalo has reportedly been handed his shirt number by new club Manchester United. It’s believed Ighalo will wear the number 25 kit for the remainder of the season. That number is particularly popular in his native Nigeria, with Nwankwo Kanu having starred for Arsenal in it. In his previous spell in England with Watford, Ighalo was allocated the number Read More

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Wolves sign Olympiakos winger Podence

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Wolves have completed the signing of Portuguese winger Daniel Podence from Olympiakos for £16.6m in a four-and-a-half-year deal. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo had been looking to bolster a squad that has played 40 competitive games so far this season. Podence has been capped by Portugal at all age levels bar the senior team. The 24-year-old becomes the ninth Portuguese player Read More

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Aston Villa sign Pepe on loan from AC Milan

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Aston Villa announced on Monday they had signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season. Villa boss Dean Smith moved for Reina after the struggling Premier League club’s first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Heaton suffered a knee injury against Burnley on New Year’s Read More

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Martin Fuchs is new world No 1

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

One Swiss is chasing another at the top of the Longines/FEI world ranking of show jumping riders. After a year of Steve Guerdat’s reign, it is his compatriot Martin Fuchs who is the new world No. 1. After a whole year at the top of the world ranking, Swiss rider Steve Guerdat has to hand over his leading position to Read More

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Coaching career: Zidane equals Mourinho

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Zinedine Zidane moved up to joint fourth in the list of managers with most games under their belt at Real Madrid in the 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain, level with José Mourinho on 178, and will catch Leo Beenhakker’s tally of 197 before the season is out. Zidane would need to stick around for a fair old while to catch the man who scored Read More

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NFF seconds Yusuf to Rangers for CAF Cup duties

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Suspended Super Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf has finally be handed a reprieve following his secondment to Enugu Rangers ahead CAF Confederation Cup fixture against the Pyramids of Egypt this weekend by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF. The Former Kano Pillars Coach, Yusuf has taken over technical duties at Rangers International of Enugu, following a decision of NFF. The Coal City Read More

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Last-gasp Caicedo goal gives Lazio fifth successive win

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Substitute Felipe Caicedo scored a stoppage-time goal as Lazio claimed a fifth successive Serie A win by beating lowly Sassuolo 2-1 away on Sunday. The Ecuadorean, who came on in the 79th minute, exchanged passes with Luis Alberto and held off a challenge from two defenders before turning to beat Andrea Consigli in the 91st minute of a rain-soaked match. The win kept Lazio Read More

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Plaudits for Eagles Star, Ndidi

November 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Praises have continued to ‘rain’ on Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi for his spectacular performance for club Leicester City this season. Ndidi work at Leicester has not gone unnoticed, and that has drawn praises from his boss, Brendan Rodgers. The Nigerian international who joined Leicester in 2017 has been a revelation since signing for the Foxes. The 22-year old has Read More

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Tonali replaces Verratti for Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifiers

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, AS Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola and Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi have all been ruled out of Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifiers, the country’s football federation (FIGC) confirmed on Monday. Brescia’s 19-year-old midfielder Sandro Tonali comes in for Verratti, but Spinazzola and Berardi have not been replaced. Tonali made his senior international debut on October 15, Read More

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MFM record only away victory, Rivers cage Pillars in NPFL 2019/20 season opener…see scorers, full results

November 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

*FCIU 1-0 Adamawa United*Samuel Kalu 41′ *Wolves 1-1 Akwa Utd*Samuel Amadi 2’ – Mfon Udoh 28’ *Abia Warriors 2-0 Katsina Utd*Jimoh Oni 8’, 47’ *Wikki 2-1 Jigawa Stars*Saidu Abubakar 47’, Idris Guda 61’ – Lala Abdullahi 15’ *Kano Pillars 0-0 Rivers Utd* *Delta Force 1-1 Akwa Starlets*Bala Yahuza 78’ – Isaac George 50’ *Heartland 0-1 MFM*Clement Ogwu 39’ *Plateau Utd Read More

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Kante returns for Chelsea vs Lille in UEFA Champions League clash

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Frank Lampard believes N’Golo Kante could be fit again to face Lille on Wednesday after missing the win against Brighton with a hamstring issue. Influential midfielder Kante’s season has been heavily disrupted by injury. He carried over his knee troubles from last season, then picked up an ankle problem before the hamstring problem that forced him out against Brighton.Head coach Lampard said: ‘It’s Read More

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Bournemouth sign Nigerian who plays for Netherlands

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bournemouth have signed Dutch international winger Arnaut Danjuma from Belgium’s Club Bruges, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. He is the fourth signing for Eddie Howe’s side ahead of the new season, joining Lloyd Kelly, Jack Stacey and Philip Billing. Bournemouth said the 22-year-old moved for an undisclosed fee and on a “long-term contract” but Belgian media reported it Read More

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Etebo named Stoke City player of the year

May 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has been named the South West Stokies City player of the year. Etebo who missed out on the Stoke City’s Official Player of the Year for 2018/19 to Jack Butland took to his Instagram Page on Sunday to applaud the fans for their unflinching support to the Potters throughout the season. “It’s a thing of Read More

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In China, Ighalo scores 6th goal of the season

April 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo continued his rich rein of form for Shanghai Shenhua by netting the equalising goal in their 1-1 away draw against Wuhan Zali in a Chinese Super League clash on Sunday at the Dongxihu Sports Centre. Ighalo hit the back of the net a minute after the half hour mark after he was set up by Giovanni Read More

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Barca plot Neymar return

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Barcelona are keen to re-sign Neymar but the Catalan club are waiting for both the Brazilian and his father to mount serious pressure on Paris Saint-Germain in such regard. Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St Germain during the 2017 summer window, but he has recently linked with a phenomenal return. In a report by Mundo Deportivo, many key figures at Barcelona would love Read More

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Benin invite Enyimba midfielder Guera for AFCON qualifier

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Benin Republic head coach, Michel Dussuyer, has called up Enyimba midfielder Jean Marie Guera for the Squirrels’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifying double-header against Algeria, reports Complete sports nigeria. com. Algeria will host the Squirrels in Bilda in the first clash on Friday, October 12, while the return leg will take place at the Stade L’a mittie, Read More

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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba storm Cotonou for Energie FC clash

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Two times African champions, Enyimba International Football Club of Aba have arrived in Cotonou, Benin Republic ahead of tomorrow’s CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg fixture against Energie FC. A 30-man contingent consisting players and officials of the People’s Elephant arrived Cotonou Sunday evening for the game. The Aba giants were drawn bye in the preliminary round and Wednesday’s Read More

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Neymar set to miss Champions League clash with Real Madrid

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Neymar was carried off on a stretcher during the 3-0 win on Sunday after rolling his ankle following a challenge from Bouna Sarr. Sky Sports News understands the Brazilian initially feared that his season was over after suspecting he had suffered a broken ankle in the tackle. However, the injury is not as bad as first feared and Neymar is Read More

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NPFL: Kwara United threaten to kick out Obuh

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The management of Kwara United have handed a three-match ultimatum to their technical crew led by former Flying Eagles coach John Obuh to improve results or face the axe. The Afonja landlord have struggled to make an impact on their return to the Nigeria Professional Football League and went down to a 1-0 at home defeat against Rivers United on Read More

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NPFL: No return date for injured Obaje

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

NPFL hot shot and FC Ifeanyiubah forward Godwin Obaje, has disclosed that there is yet no return date for him after he suffered a knee injury in the early stages of the match day 6 clash against Akwa United in Nnewi, Anambra state. “I’m now in Kaduna, I don’t know when I will return to Nnewi,” he said on phone Read More

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Rangers embark on one week Xmas break

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Players and officials of former continental champions, Enugu Rangers International F.C have been given a one week break from all football related activities for them to spend quality time with their loved ones this yuletide. This much was made public by the GM/CEO, Prince Davidson Owumi, Tuesday, in Enugu after watching the team ‘Destroy’ Coal Camp Selected, 7-2 in a Read More