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Sikiru Alimi eager to impress Lobi fans

Lobi Stars attacker Sikiru Alimi has revealed that his desperation to impress the supporters of the club is the reason behind his good performances for the team. Since moving to the Nigeria professional football league champions from Sunshine Stars of Akure in this current transfer window, Alimi has been banging in the goals and filled […]

Super Falcons in tough draw

Nigeria’s female national team the Super Falcons has been drawn in a difficult group in the preliminary stages of the 2019 World Cup holding in France. READ ALSO: Soccer: FIFA doubles prize money for 2019 Women’s World Cup The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face hosts France, Korea Republic and Norway at the 2019 FIFA Women’s […]

Man City suffer first Premier League defeat of season at Chelsea | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

Chelsea’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 8, 2018. Ian KINGTON / AFP Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season as goals from N’Golo Kante and […]

Osun, Delta win first gold medals

Osun state, as well as Team Delta, have joined the league of gold medal winners at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja on Saturday. Ibrahim Olaitan was the heroine for Osun as she won gold after lifting 125 kg in the Powerlifting Event. Virginia Azu – Akwa Ibom, came second lifting 125 kg while […]

Imo, Lagos win gold medals in female para-powerlifting

Rukayat Ajiboye of Lagos on Friday in Abuja won the 45kg category of the women’s para-powerlifting competition to claim the gold medal at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival. Loveth Abokin from Delta finished second to win the silver medal, saying she could not perform well due to fatigue. “We left Edo on Wednesday at […]

Jorge Mendes: Jose Mourinho happy at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “very happy” and “fully committed” to the club, according to his agent. Mourinho’s position at the club has been under scrutiny this season with United currently eighth in the Premier League, eight points off the top four. The Portuguese, 55, signed a contract extension at Old Trafford in January […]

Malcom out for 15 days 

Malcom will be out of contention for 10 to 15 days after Barcelona confirmed he suffered an ankle problem in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey meeting with Cultural Leonesa. The Brazilian sustained a sprained right ankle in the 4-1 victory at Camp Nou, which secured a 5-1 aggregate success and a place in the last 16. […]

Arsenal fans lash Iwobi on Twitter

Scores of Arsenal fans on twitter have expressed their disappointment with the below per performance of Alex Iwobi in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Iwobi has been a shadow of the man that he was at the start of the season as of late. The tricky Nigerian has struggled […]

Neymar wants to play in Premier League

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has admitted that he will have to play in the Premier League at some stage of his career if he is to be considered a “great player”. The Brazil international, who finished just outside the top 10 in the 2018 Ballon d’Or voting, is under contract with PSG for another four […]

Reading sack manager Paul Clement | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

Soccer Football – Championship – Birmingham City v Reading – St Andrew’s, Birmingham, Britain – October 23, 2018 Reading manager Paul Clement Action Images/Craig Brough EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in […]

Mourinho plots Real Madrid return

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in a return to Real Madrid. The Portuguese is enduring a tough third season in charge at Old Trafford. Similarly, Real are also struggling domestically. The Spanish giants replaced manager Julen Lopetegui with Santiago Scolari in October. Despite Scolari signing a two-year deal, it is no guarantee Real […]

Amir Khan: Anthony Joshua is scared of Deontay Wilder

British boxer Amir Khan has claimed Anthony Joshua is “scared” of facing Deontay Wilder. Both Wilder and Joshua camps were in talks over the summer regarding a huge undisputed bout, but negotiations came to an impasse. While Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, claimed that Wilder’s team did not show proof of funds for the offers they […]

Again, Brown Ebewele blasts minister over sports festival

Former Sports Commissioner in Edo State, Brown Ebewele Former Sports Commissioner in Edo State, Brown Ebewele, says the federal government would be encouraging corruption in the nation’s sports if it allowed the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, to spend N1.2 billion on the 2018 National Sports Festival, which begins tomorrow in Abuja. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday […]

Mourinho says fresh Arsenal pose big challenge for United

NAN Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects a difficult test against Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday. Mourinho suggested on Tuesday that his opponents may be fresher because they are playing in the Europa League. Arsenal climbed to fourth after an impressive 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Mourinho was, however, quick to […]

Okowa promises Team Delta N1 million per gold medal

Paul Osuyi, Asaba Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has promised athletes representing the state at this year’s National Sports Festival the sum of N1 million for every gold medal won at the events holding in Abuja from Thursday, December 6. Team Delta is the defending champion of the annual sporting competition. Okowa made the […]

Sports minister laments delay in fund release

Lawmakers have also summoned Sports Minister Solomon Dalung, top AFN officials and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The minister of youths and sports, Solomon Dalung, has denounced the late release of funds that would be used in hosting the National Sports Festival 2018 fixed to hold in Abuja. Dalung disclosed this during the National […]

Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Luka Modric has been crowned the Ballon d’Or 2018 winner. This development effectively ends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10-year domination of the coveted award for the game’s best player. Monday’s feat caps off a memorable year for Modric, who won his third Champions League in a row at Real Madrid before inspiring Croatia to […]

Court confirms Luka Modric perjury charges dropped

Agence France-Presse Perjury charges against Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric have been dropped, a Croatian court has confirmed. Modric was charged with perjury in March in a case relating to the tax fraud trial of former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic. He was alleged to have given a “false testimony” in June last […]

Sierra Leone disqualified from 2019 AFCON qualifiers

NAN Sierra Leone has been disqualified from the 2019 African Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on its website on Monday. The continental football governing body said its Executive Committee, at its meeting on Friday in Accra, took the decision after reviewing the case of Sierra Leone in the qualifiers. […]

UEFA Champions League to use VAR from knockout stages

UEFA will fast-track the implementation of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the knockout stages of its Champions League this season, its president, Aleksander Ceferin said on Monday. The European football governing body had opted against using VAR this season. This was in spite of the technology being employed by major European leagues in Europe and […]

Southampton sack Hughes as manager

English Premier League club side, Southampton, on Monday sacked Mark Hughes as manager, with the club mired in the relegation zone after only one victory this season. Mr Hughes arrived at his former team in March on a short-term contract and helped the south coast club avoid relegation last season by securing a 17th place […]

Fayele, Odusanya hold sway at 50th Asoju Oba Cup

Odusanya with the brand new Peugeot 306 saloon car won at the Asoju Oba Cup to mark the 50th anniversary of the championship…at the weekend. David Fayele and Bose Odusanya reigned supreme in the men and women categories of the 50th anniversary Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup held at the Sports Bar of Teslim […]

Nigeria’s Moses Peter wins African scrabble championship

Moses Peter, the captain of Nigeria’s senior scrabble team, on Sunday emerged the 2018 African scrabble champion at the 13th African Scrabble Championship in Kiriyangi, Kenya. The team’s coach, Anthony Ikolo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that Mr Peter emerged champion with two more games to play at the […]

Ortom congratulates Super Falcons for winning 9th AWCON title

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria for winning their 9th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title, after defeating their South African counterpart last Saturday. Super Falcons In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom commended the determination of the team which […]

Wilder, Fury end bout in stalemate

Deontay Wilder will be keeping his WBC heavyweight crown after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle early Sunday morning. Wilder had knocked Fury down twice, including a spectacular final round knockdown, but was unable to get the knockout victory he had promised to deliver at the […]