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EPL: Mourinho Reveals Frustration Ahead Of Man United Clash With Southampton


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho admits he has been frustrated with his players’ inability to convert their dominant performances into victories in their last two English Premier League, EPL, matches. He said this ahead of Southampton clash on Saturday. United lost 2-1 to Championship side Bristol City in the League Cup quarter-final before successive 2-2 draw with Leicester City and Burnley in the EPL. The ... Read More »

Victor Moses Named Goal Africa Player Of The Year For 2017


Nigeria’s Victor Moses has been named Goal Africa Player of the Year for 2017. He won the award ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah. The top football site explained why Moses was picked for the award. According to Goal, “Moses enjoyed a remarkable transformation during the 2016-17 season, winning over the doubters and earning ... Read More »

Laliga: Real Madrid Set Ronaldo’s Transfer Fee As Exit Looms


Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly asked the club to allow him leave the Santiago Bernabeu next year. The LaLiga champions have set an asking price of no more than €100million. Daily Record reports that Ronaldo’s relationship with Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has reached a “dangerously low ebb,” with the pair not even on speaking terms at the moment. That has alerted Manchester ... Read More »

Wenger Slams Mourinho

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Arsene Wenger has hinted Jose Mourinho should stop complaining about being unable to match Manchester City’s spending power. Arsenal boss Wenger has insisted he has “learned to cope” with battling richer rivals during his 21-years in charge of the Gunners. A frustrated Mourinho reacted to Manchester United’s 2-2 Old Trafford draw with Burnley by insisting the Red Devils must increase their spending to catch runaway ... Read More »

FIFA Presents Badges To 29 Nigerian Refs


FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian  referees. According to the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, they  are 22 men  and seven women  referees. He said the men  referees consist of 14 centre  referees and assistant referees, four futsal referees and four beach soccer referees. He said the seven women are all football referees and assistant referees. “From the 2017 approved ... Read More »

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria Players Leave For Cameroon Invitational Tourney


The Nigeria Volleyball Federation says it will participate in a beach volleyball invitational tournament in Yaounde, Cameroon on Friday. Kehinde Lamide, Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee of the NVF, said this on Thursday in Akure. He said four of Nigeria’s Beach Volleyball players will be representing the country at the invitational beach volleyball tournament. The players comprised two males, Hilary Simon and Ogunshina Obayemi ... Read More »

Mourinho Takes Dig At City’s Extra Day


Jose Mourinho aimed a Christmas Day dig at Manchester City, claiming the runaway Premier League leaders have been handed an unfair advantage by playing their next match more than a day later than his United team, AFP reports. United welcome Burnley to Old Trafford on Tuesday but City, who have a huge 13-point lead over their city rivals, won’t play again until Wednesday night when they travel ... Read More »

How Real Suffer Without Benzema, Ronaldo Goals

Six goals between Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the current LaLiga season is a woefully disappointing return, according to MARCA. Therein lies an explanation for many of Real Madrid problems this season, with a 14 point gap between the reigning champions and the current league leaders, Barcelona, who look destined to lift the trophy. That statistic is particularly worrying in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, ... Read More »

Joshua Is Something Special – Foreman

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BOXING legend George Foreman believes Anthony Joshua is the man to beat at heavyweight level… but has never even heard of Tyson Fury, The Sun reports. The American star, 68, fought against the likes of Muhammad Ali during his long, distinguished career. But Foreman believes British hero AJ is the main man in heavyweight boxing now – and can’t wait to watch him go toe-to-toe with Deontay ... Read More »

Ogun Moves To Save MKO, Muda Lawal Stadiums


Ogun State Government has revealed plans to refurbish the long-abandoned Muda  Lawal Stadium and expand the main bowl of the MKO Abiola Stadium, both in Abeokuta. Our correspondent learnt that the state government was highly disturbed by the bad publicity generated by the two facilities and decided to take action. SATURDAY PUNCH  exclusively reported on February 11 that the Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta—once the ... Read More »

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