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Las Palmas hold Barcelona to 1-1 draw

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Barcelona failed to extend their lead at the top of the LaLiga table, after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Las Palmas on Thursday night. The Catalans came into the match 14 points clear of rivals Real Madrid. A win over Las Palmas would have seen Barca stay eight points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid. Contrary to speculation, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez ... Read More »

Wenger reveals why Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 by Man City

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that his side is low on confidence, following their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday night. Wenger however admitted that they “lost against a top quality team”. Bernado Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scored in the first half, as City went 16 points clear at the top of the table. “I felt ... Read More »

Injured Neymar Thanks Fans For Support Ahead Of Surgery

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian striker Neymar Wednesday thanked his fans for their support after he suffered a sprained ankle and fractured metatarsal at the weekend. “Thank you for all the messages!!”, he wrote in Portuguese, French and English on his Instagram page. The forward also shared a picture of himself lying on the floor in the moments after he was injured during PSG’s 3-0 win against ... Read More »

Kwara Stakeholders Demand Obuh Sacking

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Kwara United supporters have called for the sacking of  the struggling  Ilorin  Premier League club coach John Obuh. Obuh was during the week handed a three-game ultimatum by the Kwara State Government-owned outfit, who are  19th in the 20-team league,    to save his job At a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the club in Ilorin on Wednesday,  the supporters called for the former Flying Eagles manager ... Read More »

Obaseki Boosts Boxer

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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday  donated some kits to  Germany-based boxer  Alex Ekhorowa ahead of his Global Boxing Federation  title fight against  Lebanese  Ali Muhamed, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, presented the kits to the boxer ahead of the bout slated for March 24 in Benin. The governor urged Ekhorowa to ensure he did the state and ... Read More »

NFF Inaugurates Committees

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Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick on Tuesday inaugurated the federation’s new audit committee and the technical study group at the NFF secretariat in  Abuja. Pinnick praised  an  executive committee member of the body Sunday Dele-Ajayi, who heads the audit committee and will celebrate his 60th birthday next week, for his  contribution to sports  development. He said,  “Otunba is a fit and proper person for ... Read More »

I Can Knock Joshua Out In Cardiff – Parker

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Joseph Parker has insisted he can outbox Anthony Joshua as he eyes victory in their heavyweight title fight on March 31, Skysports reports. Parker, who holds the WBO belt, and Joshua, who holds the IBF and WBA ‘super’ belts, will put their titles on the line when they clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff next month. Joshua is the clear favourite for the fight, ... Read More »

Iran Coach Calls For Messi To Be Banned From 2018 World Cup

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Coach of Iran national team, Carlos Queiroz, has called on FIFA to ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, from playing at the 2018 World Cup until it is confirmed he is human. Queiroz is preparing to lead Iran to their second World Cup finals this year in Russia. They will face Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B, while Nigeria will face Messi’s Argentina, Croatia and ... Read More »

Super Falcons pull out of Invitational Tournament in Turkey

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The Super Falcons have withdrawn from an invitational women’s tournament in Turkey due to logistics. They were due to travel on Monday ahead of their opening match against Kazakhstan on Wednesday, but did not have enough time to secure visas due to their participation in the WAFU Women’s Cup in Cote d’Ivoire. “It was impossible for the team to sort visas and make it to ... Read More »

Why Man City want the Champions League most of all – Shearer

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Pep Guardiola has his first trophy at Manchester City in the bag – and it will not be the last piece of silverware they win this season. Right from the start, City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final was never in doubt. They were better in every position, looked much sharper and their attitude was spot on too. It was an important ... Read More »

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